Record of Lodoss War

release year: 1990
genre: fantasy
viewing setting: home DVD, 5/16/99 - 5/19/99
what I expected: no idea
what I got: a pretty good epic fantasy tale

synopsis: Various forces, adventurers, and pawns - good, evil, and otherwise - meet and fight to determine the fate of their world.

impressions: At 5+ hours, this was a daunting thing to watch, and it took us several days. However, it was a wide-ranging fantasy epic, and it was cool. Totally animated, it was an adaption of a series of Japanese novels. The animation was well-done for the most part (there were some stills that kept getting used over and over) and the music was also good. The story started off strong but ended on a confusing note - it almost seemed that they rushed through the last part of this work. Anyway, there were a lot of neat characters and concepts here, and anyone who likes this sort of story should like this series of episodes.

acting: n/a, but the voices were well-done

final word: good fantasy entertainment

rating: B-

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