Record of the Lodoss War
Record of the Lodoss War

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.

Episode List HQ = High Quality   LQ = Low Quality
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Making of Record of the Lodoss War

5 min

This is a mini documentary about the making of Record of the Lodoss War.

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CaseThe official soundtrack is split between 3 albums.

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