I remember being a teenage boy and seeing Record of Lodoss War for rent at Video Galaxy. At the time, my main motivation for renting anime was to sneak peaks at some animated boobies. I was thirteen and my dad never suspected that the cartoon I picked out was just as inappropriate for me to view as the soft core porn that he was renting (which I would also watch after he went to bed.) Why am I telling you this? Because ROLW always intrigued me. I mean, it looked like something I would be in to but my teenage hormones didn't want to waste a rental on it when Crying Freeman was just sitting on the shelf right next to it.
Now I am older and have sex readily available to me. This gives my anime viewing experiences a whole new dimension. Gone are the days of sitting (or fast-forwarding) through painfully convoluted storylines just to see a brief glimpse of nudity. Now I watch anime because I actually enjoy some of it on a non-masturbatory level. Crazy, I know! So I've gone back and found those titles that had always intrigued me but that I had never seen.
So far, Record of Lodoss War is pretty good. Granted, I am only into the third episode. The animation is typical for its early 90s release. Kind of choppy (there was one section where the same two minute scene was replayed frame-for-frame in sequence for no other reason than to kill an extra two minutes) but it really brings back a sense of nostalgia. The story is basic but it does a good job of recreating a D&D session, what with a party of a few different character classes battling monsters to gain experience while learning new skills and abilities.
So I guess I dig it thus far. I'll write a review once I am done watching the complete 'record.' Hopefully it won't be rejected.