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Alt titles: Ancient Book of Ys

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The distant land of Esteria, once known for its magic and beauty, has fallen under siege by a demonic force. Meanwhile, Adol Christin, a young swordsman from Promarock, sets off on a journey to find Esteria. For fame? Fortune? Neither, it seems. Young Adol travels because of a feeling, a feeling of great importance that tells him to find Esteria for an unknown purpose. Now, with danger around every corner and demons at every turn, Adol must search for the six books of the lost empire Ys in an effort to save Esteria from evil forces, as well as to save the world itself!

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Ys II OVA 1992 TBD
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Tetsuya ISHIKAWA Character Design
Jun KAMIYA Director
Fujio SAKAI Producer
Norimasa YONEKAWA Producer

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Ys Otaku108 5/10 Dec 23, 2009
Ancient Book of Ys Otaku108 5/10 Dec 23, 2009
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Both series are about a couple of free spirits looking for, and finding, some excitement. Also, Even though both Gene and Adol are aces with their weapons (guns and swords respectively), they both tend to find clever and resourceful ways to win out against stronger opponents.

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Both animes are about innocent cities being attacked by monsters led by tyranical leaders. In both cases, the hero isn't that strong-willed, but has the ability to become stronger simply by believing in their selves. Simon's Lagann and Adol's cleria sword and armor are both powered by the will of their controllers.

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While Juuni Kokki doesn't have a game-like feel, it definitely would be of interest to you if you like good fantasies. It has demons as well, but is presented in a much longer, more drawn out (and plot-intensive) fashion. Fantastic series, and definitely of interest if you like shows like Ancient Book of Ys.