Record of the Lodoss War
Record of the Lodoss War

Release Info

Released in 1990. Produced by Madhouse (eps 1-13) and Watanabe Promotion (eps 2, 4-5).

Series Plot Summary

Created from the aftermath of the last great battle of the gods, Lodoss and its kingdoms have been plagued by war for thousands of years. As a quiet peace and unity finally become foreseeable over the land, an unknown evil begins to stir. An ancient witch has awakened, bent on preserving the island of Lodoss by creating political unbalance throughout the many kingdoms and keeping any one from maintaining central control. Only a mixed-race party of six young champions, led by the young warrior Parn, stand between this new threat and Lodoss' decent back into the darkness of war and destruction.

My Thoughts on the Series

Record of the Lodoss War is a staple in the ‏fantasy anime genre! It's a popular and well respected series. What makes it great is that it's a traditional RPG-inspired fantasy. The main characters are a mix of what you'd expect in an RPG: you have a swordsman, an elf, a wizard, a dwarf, a thief, and a priest. Throughout the series they battle against goblins, cobalts, ogres, dark elves, a dark wizard, an evil sorceress, dragons, and more. The story is basically about war. Then there are several twists that reveal the strings behind the war. It's an exciting series with fantasy fan service at every turn!

Spin-off Series

Record of the Lodoss War continues in the Legend of Crystania series (also featured in this site). It's a spin-off story following what happens when Ashram and Pirotesse leave the dark island of Marmo. It starts with a movie and then finishes with a 3-episode series. The art style is completely different so the similarities to Record of the Lodoss War aren't immediately obvious.

Episodes

Record of the Lodoss War, Episode 1

Episode 1

22 min

The brave heroes pass through ancient mines guarded by a dragon.

Record of the Lodoss War, Episode 2

Episode 2

21 min

The story of the series begins with a goblin invasion.

Record of the Lodoss War, Episode 3

Episode 3

23 min

War catches up to the heroes as they are mistakingly captured.

Record of the Lodoss War, Episode 4

Episode 4

20 min

The Grey Witch plots while the heroes brave the Forest of No Return.

Record of the Lodoss War, Episode 5

Episode 5

23 min

The Desert King hosts a banquet and gets an unexpected visitor.

Record of the Lodoss War, Episode 6

Episode 6

23 min

Aided by the Grey Witch, Emporer Beld advances his invasion across Lodoss.

Record of the Lodoss War, Episode 7

Episode 7

23 min

The fate of Lodoss is decided as the great kings clash swords.

Record of the Lodoss War, Episode 8

Episode 8

21 min

Our heroes confront the Grey Witch! Can they defeat her?

Record of the Lodoss War, Episode 9

Episode 9

23 min

The dark wizard's agenda is revealed and Deedlit is in danger.

Record of the Lodoss War, Episode 10

Episode 10

21 min

Our heroes challenge the Demon Dragon of Fire Dragon Mountain!

Record of the Lodoss War, Episode 11

Episode 11

21 min

The dark wizard comes for Deedlit. What does he want with her?

Record of the Lodoss War, Episode 12

Episode 12

21 min

The climax begins as our heroes head for the dark island of Marmo.

Record of the Lodoss War, Episode 13

Episode 13

23 min

The exciting conclusion! Can Parn save Deedlit and bring peace to Lodoss?

Screenshots

Buy From Amazon

You can buy this series from Amazon. It goes for around $60-80 (US).

Soundtrack

Case

The official soundtrack is split between 3 albums.

Case

The anime was so popular that 6 special albums were released.

Official Streaming

In the United States, Record of the Lodoss War is available for streaming on Crunchyroll. You need to subscribe to watch it.

Watch on Crunchyroll

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Download

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