Record of Lodoss War OVA Box Set (Mania.com)

By:Jon Gibson
Review Date: Monday, February 18, 2002
Release Date: Tuesday, December 22, 1998



The Review!
Okay... it's time to go back to a world of mythological knights and swordplay with the Record of Lodoss War on DVD! I think this DVD did a great job delivering the entire Lodoss War on TWO DVD's... the only thing that might slow you down is the $50 price tag! (OUCH!) But, for those of you willing to spare no expense on getting some of the best Anime on DVD out there, don't look this one over!

The plot has turns and twists enough to keep you not wanting to stop the series until you reach the end of the second DVD. Until then, the animation is like a god-send delivering some of the BEST Animation I've seen in a while. Sure for some it may look like a little kid's stuff compared to recent DVD conversions such as Ghost in the Shell but it has great animation for EVERYTHING! (Ok, maybe not the dragons, but you'll get the idea!)

If you don't believe me, rent it first or buy it right away... either way, this DVD should definitely NOT be passed up!

Animation: FLAWLESS (A-) (Dragon fans might be a little disappointed, but hey, don't let that stop you!)

Concept: Excellent(Can be a little hard to follow at times though!): A-

Timing: EXCELLENT!!! (A+)

Overall: A-



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Mania Grade: NA
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Age Rating: 13 & Up
Region: 1 - North America
Released By: Image Entertainment
MSRP: 59.99
Running time: 290
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
Series: Record of Lodoss War