Released in 1992 by Amuse Video, Dynamic Planning, and King Records. Animation by Anime R, Nakamura Production, and Studio Curtain.
When Sirius was a young boy, his father, the king of Faaren, was killed by the Demon Lord Ackram. His mother was kidnapped as his kingdom was taken over by dark forces. Saved only by his father's companion, Rias, he was raised to become a swordsman. His goal was to avenge his father and reclaim the throne. Armed with determination and quick fighting skills, Sirius must now race against the clock to save his mother and defeat his father's murderer. But first, he must battle with the shapeshifter Zagi, whose powers can easily destroy him.
A big reason I'm a fan of this anime is because it has the same English voice actors as Tenchi Muyo. This is your average fantasy themed anime OVA. It has swordsmen, magic users, dragons, and vengeance! There's one important detail that makes this anime special. It's actually based on a video game that was quite popular in Japan. This OVA is not the best, but it's not completely dull either. You'd like it if you're a fan of early 90s anime.
Video Quality Notes
This video was from a VHS transfer, so the quality isn't the best. I searched all over anime communities and this is the best quality version available.
Dragon Slayer OVA can be watched or downloaded from Archive.org (Internet Archive), or downloaded via torrents from Nyaa. These sites are the best, safest, and most dependable resources to get anime for free.
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Playing on your TV
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