Legend of Lemnear
|The Legend of Lemnear|
(Kyokoku no Tsubasa Barukisasu)
|Original video animation|
|Directed by||Kinji Yoshimoto|
|Produced by||Hidenobu Ohyama|
|Music by||Norimasa Yamanaka|
|Studio||Anime International Company|
|Released||August 25, 1987|
|Written by||Kinji Yoshimoto|
|Illustrated by||Satoshi Urushihara|
|Original run||September 1991 – February 1993|
Legend of Lemnear (極黒の翼 バルキサス Kyokuguro no Tsubasa Barukisasu?) is an anime OVA directed by Yoshimoto with character designs by Urushihara, produced by Anime International Company. It was released on August 25, 1987 on video in Japan. The English subtitled version was released in 1995 and distributed by Central Park Media and U.S. Manga Corps.
The series had been adapted as a fantasy manga written by Kinji Yoshimoto with art by Satoshi Urushihara. It is licensed in North America by CPM Manga, in Poland by JPF and in Russia by Comics Factory. It focuses heavily on the "swords and sorcery" genre, and in typical Urushihara style provides a great deal of fan service.
The story focuses around the title character, Lemnear, who according to prophecy is the Champion of Silver. She seeks revenge on the evil wizard Gardein and the master he serves, attempting to avenge the slaughter of her people. (This, and several other aspects of design and nature, may connect her to the character of the Taarakian Taarna in Heavy Metal, including her sword, hair color, and mode of transportation.)