Haō Taikei Ryū Knight

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Haō Taikei Ryū Knight
覇王大系リューナイト
(Haō Taikei Ryū Naito)
Genre Fantasy, mecha
Manga
Written by Takehiko Itō
Published by Shueisha
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine V Jump
Original run 19931995
Volumes 3
Anime television series
Directed by Toshifumi Kawase
Written by Hiroyuki Hoshiyama
Music by
Studio Sunrise
Original network TV Tokyo
Original run April 5, 1994March 28, 1995
Episodes 52
Original video animation
Adeu's Legend
Directed by Masashi Ikeda
Written by Katsuyuki Sumisawa
Music by Keiichi Oku
Toshihiko Sahashi
Studio Sunrise
Released July 21, 1994September 25, 1995
Episodes 13
Original video animation
Adeu's Legend II
Directed by Masashi Ikeda
Written by Katsuyuki Sumisawa
Music by Junichi Kanezaki
Keiichi Oku
Michiru Oshima
Toshihiko Sahashi
Studio Sunrise
Released December 18, 1995April 25, 1996
Episodes 3
Original video animation
Adeu's Legend Final - Onsen Dungeon no Kettō
Directed by Tsukasa Dokite
Written by Akemi Omode
Music by Junichi Kanezaki
Keiichi Oku
Michiru Oshima
Toshihiko Sahashi
Studio Sunrise
Released May 25, 1996
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Haō Taikei Ryū Knight (覇王大系リューナイト Haō Taikei Ryū Naito?) is a manga series written and illustrated by Takehiko Itō. It was originally published monthly in the Shueisha magazine V-Jump starting in 1993.

A 52-episode anime television adaptation of the series was produced by Sunrise, directed by Toshifumi Kawase, and aired in Japan from April 5, 1994 to March 28, 1995. Due to its success, the series gained three original video animation (OVA) series.

Plot[edit]

Haō Taikei Ryū Knight tells the story of Adeu, a boy who lives his life by the "Ethos of Chivalry" (a code of conduct similar to the Knightly Virtues). He is on a quest to seek the Earth's Blade, a gigantic sword which is capable of reaching the sky from the ground. Along the way, he meets Paffy, who is a princess, and her two escorts: Sarutobi, a ninja, and Izumi, a priest. Together, they partake on an adventurous journey in which he comes across many villains, mostly composed of thieves and bandits who are after the Ryu mechs, which are far stronger than the normal mechs (henceforth referred to as Solids).

Characters and their Ryū Units[edit]

  • Adeu Waltham: Ryū Knight Zephyr; with Spirit Stone, class-changes to Ryū Paladin Lord Zephyr
  • Sarutobi: Ryū Ninja Bakuretsumaru; with Spirit Stone, class-changes to Ryū Ninja Master Bakuretsumaru
  • Izumi: Ryū Priest Baurus; with Spirit Stone, class-changes to Ryū High Priest Baurus
  • Paffy: Ryū Mage Magidora; with Spirit Stone, class-changes to Ryū Wizard Magidora
  • Katze: Ryū Gunner Derringer (also spelled as Delingar), class-changes to Ryū Wyatt Derringer
  • Hittel: Ryū Gunner Derringer (both Katze and Hittel, as brother and sister, can control Derringer), class-changes to Ryū Wyatt Derringer
  • Gesshin: Ryū Samurai Hayatemaru; class-changes to Ryū Kaiden Hayatemaru
  • Gratches: Ryū Chief Shinebaram; class-changes to Ryū Grand Chief Shinebaram
  • Galden: Dark Knight Steru; class-changes to Rune Knight Steru

Songs[edit]

TV Version[edit]

Opening themes:

  1. "Good-bye Tears" by Yumiko Takahashi (episodes 1–28)
  2. "RUN ~Kyou ga Kawaru Magic~" (Run 〜今日が変わるMagic〜) by Hitomi Mieno (episodes 29–52)

Ending themes:

  1. "Hitomi ni Diamond" (瞳にDiamond) by Hitomi Mieno (episodes 1–28)
  2. "Owaranai Natsu" (終わらない季節(なつ)) by Hitomi Mieno (episodes 29–52)

Adeu's Legend[edit]

Opening theme:

  1. "Wing of Wind" (風の翼) by Hitomi Mieno

Ending theme:

  1. "Point 1" (ポイント1) by Yumiko Takahashi

Adeu's Legend II/Adeu's Legend Final[edit]

Ending theme:

  1. "Yume ni Stay" (夢にStay) by Hitomi Mieno

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

The original manga was created by Takehiko Itō and was serialized monthly in Shueisha's V-Jump beginning in 1993.[1] A total of three tankōbon chapter collections released in Japan from 1994 to 1995.[2][3][4] Although no official English translation exists, the manga was published in Spanish by Planeta DeAgostini[5] and in Italian by Planet Manga.

Anime[edit]

The 52-episode Haō Taikei Ryū Knight anime adaptation was produced by Sunrise and aired on TV Tokyo from April 22, 1994 to March 28, 1995.[6] The anime was released in an official DVD box set by Bandai Visual.[7]

OVAs[edit]

Three OVAs were produced by Sunrise after the airing of the television series. The first, Haō Taikei Ryū Knight: Adeu's Legend (覇王大系リューナイト アデュー・レジェンド?), was released in 13 episodes from July 21, 1994 to September 25, 1995.[8] The second, Haō Taikei Ryū Knight: Adeu's Legend II (覇王大系リューナイト アデュー・レジェンドII?), was released in three episodes from December 18, 1995 to April 25, 1996.[9] The last, Haō Taikei Ryū Knight: Adeu's Legend Final – Onsen Dungeon no Kettō (覇王大系リューナイト アデュー・レジェンド・ファイナル 温泉ダンジョンの決闘?), was released as a single episode on May 25, 1996.[10]

Video game[edit]

An RPG-styled video game based on the series, titled Haō Taikei Ryū Knight: Road of Paladin (覇王大系リューナイト ロードオブパラディン?), was developed by Japan Art Media and published by Bandai for the Super Famicom in 1994.

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