Record of Lodoss War

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Record of Lodoss War
Record of Lodoss War, Volume 1.jpg
Cover of the first volume of the novel series.
ロードス島戦記
(Rōdosu-tō Senki)
GenreSword and sorcery[1]
Novel series
Written byRyo Mizuno
Illustrated byYutaka Izubuchi
Masato Natsumoto (The Black Knight second edition)
Published byKadokawa Shoten
English publisher
ImprintKadokawa Bunko (first edition, first volume only)
Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
DemographicMale
Original runApril 10, 1988March 27, 1993
Volumes7 + 2 side stories (List of volumes)
Further information
Game
Record of Lodoss War

Record of Lodoss War - Fuku Zinduke
Record of Lodoss War - Haiiro No Majio
Record of Lodoss War 2 - Goshiki No Maryu
Record of Lodoss War
Record of Lodoss War
Record of Lodoss War: Eiyuu Kishiden
Record of Lodoss War: Advent of Cardice
Record of Lodoss War: Successor of the Legend
Record of Lodoss War Online

Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth
GenreRPG
Platform(PC 98) (1988)
(X68000) (1991, 1992)
(PC Engine) (1992, 1994)
(Mega-CD) (1994)
(SFC/SNES) (1995)
(Game Boy Color) (1998)
(Dreamcast) (2000)
(Web browser) (2012)
(PC) (2016, 2021)
Released1988, 1991, 1991/1992, 1992/1994, 1994, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2012, 2016, 2021
Original video animation
Directed by
  • Akinori Nagaoka (#1 & 12–13, chief)
  • Shigeto Makino (#2)
  • Katsuhisa Yamada (#3)
  • Ryū Taiji (#4, 7, 9–11)
  • Hirotsugu Kawasaki (#8)
Produced by
Written byMami Watanabe
Music byMitsuo Hagita
StudioMadhouse
Licensed by
Central Park Media (former)
Crunchyroll (current)
Released June 30, 1990 November 20, 1991
Runtime25-30 minutes
Episodes13 (List of episodes)
Manga
The Lady of Pharis
Written byRyo Mizuno
Illustrated byAkihiro Yamada
Published byKadokawa Shoten
English publisher
ImprintDragon Comics (first edition, first volume only)
Newtype 100% Comics (second edition)
MagazineMarukatsu PC Engine (1991-1993)
The Sneaker
(1999-2001)
DemographicShōnen
Original runApril 30, 1991April 28, 2001
Volumes2
Manga
The Demon of Flame
Written byRyo Mizuno
Illustrated byAyumi Saito
Published byKadokawa Shoten
ImprintComp Comics (first edition)
Dragon Comics (second edition)
DemographicShōnen
Original run19931994
Volumes2
Novel series
Legend of Lodoss
Written byRyo Mizuno
Illustrated byAkihiro Yamada
Published byKadokawa Shoten
ImprintKadokawa Sneaker Bunko
Kadokawa Mini Bunko (Prince of the Sun, Princess of the Moon only)
DemographicMale
Original runAugust 8, 1994October 31, 2002
Volumes5 + extra (List of volumes)
Manga
The Grey Witch
Written byRyo Mizuno
Illustrated byYoshihiko Ochi
Published byKadokawa Shoten
English publisher
ImprintDragon Comics (first edition, first two volumes only)
Kadokawa Comics Ace (second edition)
DemographicShōnen
Original run19941998
Volumes3
Manga
Welcome to Lodoss Island!
Written byRei Hyakuyashiki
Published byKadokawa Shoten
English publisher
ImprintComics Ace Extra
MagazineMonthly Shonen Ace
DemographicShōnen
Original runDecember 1995April 1999
Volumes3
Manga
Chronicles of the Heroic Knight
Written byRyo Mizuno
Illustrated byMasato Natsumoto
Published byKadokawa Shoten
English publisher
ImprintKadokawa Comics Ace
MagazineMonthly Shonen Ace
DemographicShōnen
Original run19972000
Volumes6
Manga
Deedlit's Tale
Written byRyo Mizuno
Illustrated bySetsuko Yoneyama
Published byKadokawa Shoten
English publisher
ImprintAsuka Comics DX
MagazineMonthly Asuka Fantasy DX
DemographicShōjo
Published1998
Volumes2
Anime television series
Chronicles of the Heroic Knight
Directed byKoichi Chigira
Produced byKinya Watanabe
Written byKatsumi Hasegawa
Music bywhere2
StudioAIC
Licensed by
Central Park Media (former)
Crunchyroll (current)
Original networkTV Tokyo
English network
Original run April 1, 1998 September 30, 1998
Episodes27 (List of episodes)
Anime film
Welcome to Lodoss Island!
Directed byKoichi Chigira
StudioAIC
ReleasedApril 25, 1998
Runtime35 minutes
Novel series
Next Generation
Written byRyo Mizuno
Illustrated byYutaka Izubuchi (first editions of the Prelude and the first novel)
Haruhiko Mikimoto
Published byKadokawa Shoten
ImprintKadokawa Sneaker Bunko
Kadokawa Mini Bunko (Prelude only)
MagazineThe Sneaker
DemographicMale
Original runMay 23, 1998November 30, 2006
Volumes6 + prelude (List of volumes)
Manga
The Grey Witch
Written byRyo Mizuno
Illustrated byTomomasa Takuma
Published byKadokawa Shoten
ImprintKadokawa Comics Ace
MagazineComptiq
DemographicShōnen
Original runDecember 10, 2013April 10, 2015
Volumes3
Novel series
The Crown of the Covenant
Written byRyo Mizuno
Illustrated byHidari
Published byKadokawa Shoten
ImprintKadokawa Sneaker Bunko
DemographicMale
Original runAugust 1, 2019 – present
Volumes1
Manga
The Crown of the Covenant
Written byRyo Mizuno
Illustrated byAtsushi Suzumi
Published byKadokawa Shoten
English publisher
ImprintKadokawa Comics Ace
MagazineMonthly Shōnen Ace
DemographicShōnen
Original runOctober 26, 2019April 26, 2021
Volumes3
Other

Record of Lodoss War: Is That Delicious?

Record of Lodoss War (Japanese: ロードス島戦記, Hepburn: Rōdosu-tō Senki, lit. "Lodoss Island War Chronicle") is a franchise of fantasy novels by Ryo Mizuno based on the work he originally created for a world called Forcelia as a rules-free setting for role-playing games (RPGs).[2] There have since been multiple manga, anime and computer game adaptations, several of which have been translated into English. The plots generally follow the conventions and structure of the RPG systems including Dungeons & Dragons and Sword World RPG, in which several characters of distinct types undertake a specific quest.

Origins[edit]

Record of Lodoss War was created in 1986 by Group SNE as a Dungeons & Dragons "replay" serialized in the Japanese magazine Comptiq from September 1986 to July 1988 issues, though they also used the setting with other systems such as Tunnels & Trolls and RuneQuest.[2] Replays are not novels, but transcripts of RPG sessions, meant to both hold the interest of readers and convey the events that took place. They have proven to be popular, even to those who do not play role-playing games but are fans of fiction (including fantasy fiction). Similar to light novels, many characters and parties in replays have become popular as characters of anime. An example of such a character is the female elf Deedlit in Record of Lodoss War, who was played by science fiction novelist Hiroshi Yamamoto during the RPG sessions.

The popularity of the Record of Lodoss War replays was such that the Dungeon Master Ryo Mizuno started to adapt the story into some of the earliest Japanese-language domestic high fantasy novels in 1988.

When the replay series went on to become a trilogy, Group SNE had to abandon the Dungeons & Dragons rules and create their own game, dubbed Record of Lodoss War Companion and released in 1989. All three parts of the replay series were eventually published as paperbacks by Kadokawa Shoten from 1989 to 1991:

  • RPG Replay Record of Lodoss War I (RPGリプレイ ロードス島戦記I, Aru Pī Jī Ripurei Rōdosu-tō Senki Wan) (November 1989) — Parn's party, retake played according to the Record of Lodoss War Companion rules and incorporating elements from the novelization
  • RPG Replay Record of Lodoss War II (RPGリプレイ ロードス島戦記II, Aru Pī Jī Ripurei Rōdosu-tō Senki Tū) (September 1990) — Orson's party, retake played according to the Record of Lodoss War Companion rules and incorporating elements from the novelization
  • RPG Replay Record of Lodoss War III (RPGリプレイ ロードス島戦記III, Aru Pī Jī Ripurei Rōdosu-tō Senki Surī) (July 1991) — Spark's party, played according to the Record of Lodoss War Companion rules

Three prequel Legend of Lodoss replay volumes based on a draft by Ryo Mizuno, written by Hiroshi Takayama and Group SNE, with illustrations by Retsu Tateo and Tatsumi Minegishi were published. Before being published as light novels, the RPG replays were serialized in Comptiq under the title TRPG Magazine Live New Record of Lodoss War: Demon Wars (TRPG誌上ライブ 新ロードス島戦記 魔神戦争, TRPG Shijō Raibu Shin Rōdosu-tō Senki Majin Sensō).

  • RPG Replay Legend of Lodoss 1: Invasion of the Demons (RPGリプレイ ロードス島伝説1 魔神襲来, RPG Ripurei Rōdosu-tō Densetsu 1 Majin Shūrai) (November 1994)
  • RPG Replay Legend of Lodoss 2: Summoning of the Demons (RPGリプレイ ロードス島伝説2 魔神召喚, RPG Ripurei Rōdosu-tō Densetsu 2 Majin Shōkan) (October 1995)
  • RPG Replay Legend of Lodoss 3: Subjugation of the Demons (RPGリプレイ ロードス島伝説3 魔神討伐, RPG Ripurei Rōdosu-tō Densetsu 3 Majin Tōbatsu) (October 1996)

Two other replay volumes have been published later:

  • RPG Replay Record of Lodoss War: Spark, the Heroic Knight (RPGリプレイ ロードス島戦記 英雄騎士スパーク, RPG Ripurei Rōdosu-tō Senki Eiyū Kishi Supāku) (April 1998)
  • Record of Lodoss War RPG Replay: The Wandering Nobleman’s Endless Journey Home (ロードス島戦記RPGリプレイ 放浪貴公子のはてしない家路, Rōdosu-tō Senki RPG Ripurei Hōrō Kikōshi no Hate Shinai Ieji) (October 2020)

Mizuno's novelizations were published by Kadokawa Shoten between 1988 and 1993, and followed by two collections of short stories in 1995, High Elf Forest: Deedlit's Tale and The Black Knight, all with illustrations done by Yutaka Izubuchi. The Black Knight was re-released in 1998, with illustrations by Masato Natsumoto. The first volume of the novelizations, The Grey Witch, was published in English by Seven Seas Entertainment in 2018.

  • Record of Lodoss War 1: The Grey Witch (ロードス島戦記 灰色の魔女, Rōdosu-tō Senki Haiiro no Majo) (April 1988 (Kadokawa Bunko) / August 1994 (Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko))
  • Record of Lodoss War 2: Blazing Devil (ロードス島戦記2 炎の魔神, Rōdosu-tō Senki Ni: Honō no Majin) (February 1989)
  • Record of Lodoss War 3: The Demon Dragon of Fire Dragon Mountain (Part 1) (ロードス島戦記3 火竜山の魔竜(上), Rōdosu-tō Senki San: Karyū-zan no Maryū (Jō)) (January 1990)
  • Record of Lodoss War 4: The Demon Dragon of Fire Dragon Mountain (Part 2) (ロードス島戦記4 火竜山の魔竜(下), Rōdosu-tō Senki Yon: Karyū-zan no Maryū (Ge)) (June 1990)
  • Record of Lodoss War 5: The Kings' Holy War (ロードス島戦記5 王たちの聖戦, Rōdosu-tō Senki Go: Ōtachi no Seisen) (February 1991)
  • Record of Lodoss War 6: The Holy Knights of Lodoss (Part 1) (ロードス島戦記6 ロードスの聖騎士(上), Rōdosu-tō Senki Roku: Rōdosu no Seikishi (Jō)) (November 1991)
  • Record of Lodoss War 7: The Holy Knights of Lodoss (Part 2) (ロードス島戦記7 ロードスの聖騎士(下), Rōdosu-tō Senki Shichi: Rōdosu no Seikishi (Ge)) (March 1993)
  • High Elf Forest: Deedlit's Tale (ハイエルフの森 ディードリット物語, Hai Erufu no Mori Dīdoritto Monogatari) (February 1995)
  • The Black Knight (黒衣の騎士, Kokui no Kishi) (July 1995 / September 1998)

The first volume forms the basis for the first eight episodes of the Record of Lodoss War OVA series, as well as both Record of Lodoss War: The Grey Witch manga series (by Yoshihiko Ochi and Tomomasa Takuma, respectively). The second was also adapted in manga form by Ayumi Saito, and as a four-CD audio drama. The final five episodes of the OVA series are loosely based on the story told across the third and fourth novels and, having caught up with the ongoing novelization at that point, feature an original ending. The Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight TV series and manga drawn by Masato Natsumoto are more faithful adaptations of volumes three to seven. The first collection of short stories was adapted into the Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit's Tale manga series by Setsuko Yoneyama.

Mizuno later went on to pen other series of novels: an adaptation of Legend of Lodoss (ロードス島伝説, Rōdosu-tō Densetsu) prequel replays (1994 to 2002, 5 volumes and an extra volume, illustrated by Akihiro Yamada) and sequel novels Crystania: Legend of the Drifters (漂流伝説クリスタニア, Hyōryū Densetsu Kurisutania) (1993 to 1996, 4 volumes, illustrated by Satoshi Urushihara, part of Legend of Crystania setting) and Record of Lodoss War Next Generation (新ロードス島戦記, Shin Rōdosu-tō Senki) (1998 to 2006, 6 volumes and a prelude volume, illustrated by Yutaka Izubuchi (first editions of the prelude and the first novel) and Haruhiko Mikimoto); Legend of Lodoss was also adapted into the Record of Lodoss War: The Lady of Pharis manga series by Akihiro Yamada and Legend of Crystania was adapted into a radio drama, a manga by Akira Himekawa, an anime film, and OVA series. In 2019, he began writing a novel sequel series Record of Lodoss War: The Crown of the Covenant (ロードス島戦記 誓約の宝冠, Rōdosu-tō Senki: Seiyaku no Hōkan).[3] The new series takes place 100 years after the events of the original series, with Deedlit as the lead protagonist. It is illustrated by Hidari and was adapted into a manga by Atsushi Suzumi.

Legend of Lodoss[edit]

  • Legend of Lodoss 1: Prince of the Fallen Land (ロードス島伝説 亡国の王子, Rōdosu-tō Densetsu: Bōkoku no Ōji) (August 1994)
  • Legend of Lodoss 2: Knight of the Sky (ロードス島伝説 2 天空の騎士, Rōdosu-tō Densetsu 2: Tenkū no Kishi) (July 1996)
  • Legend of Lodoss: Prince of the Sun, Princess of the Moon (ロードス島伝説 太陽の王子、月の姫, Rōdosu-tō Densetsu: Taiyō no Ōji, Tsuki no Hime) (November 1996) (Two short stories, later included in Eternal Returner)
  • Legend of Lodoss 3: The Glorious Champion (ロードス島戦記3 栄光の勇者, Rōdosu-tō Densetsu 3: Eikō no Yūsha) (April 1997)
  • Legend of Lodoss 4: The Legendary Hero (ロードス島戦記4 伝説の英雄, Rōdosu-tō Densetsu 4: Densetsu no Eiyū) (March 1998)
  • Legend of Lodoss: Eternal Returner (ロードス島伝説 永遠の帰還者, Rōdosu-tō Densetsu: Eien no Kikan-sha) (December 1999) (Four short stories)
  • Legend of Lodoss 5: Saint of the Supreme God (ロードス島戦記5 至高神の聖女, Rōdosu-tō Densetsu 5: Shikō-shin no Seijo) (October 2002)

Record of Lodoss War Next Generation[edit]

  • Lord of the Dark Island: Record of Lodoss War Next Generation Prelude (暗黒の島の領主 新ロードス島戦記序章, Ankoku no Shima no Ryōshu Shin Lodoss-tou Senki Joshō) (May 1998) (Later included in Inheritors of the Flame)
  • Record of Lodoss War Next Generation 1: Horror of the Forest of Darkness (新ロードス島戦記1 闇の森の魔獣, Shin Lodoss-tou Senki 1 Yami no Mori no Majū) (August 1998 / July 2001)
  • Record of Lodoss War Next Generation ~Prelude~: Inheritors of the Flame (新ロードス島戦記~序章~炎を継ぐ者, Shin Lodoss-tou Senki ~ Joshō ~ En o Tsugu Mono) (May 1999 / June 2002)
  • Record of Lodoss War Next Generation 2: Rebirth of the Evil Empire (新ロードス島戦記2 新生の魔帝国, Shin Lodoss-tou Senki 2 Shinsei no Ma Teikoku) (March 2001)
  • Record of Lodoss War Next Generation 3: The Evil Black Dragon (新ロードス島戦記3 黒翼の邪竜, Shin Lodoss-tou Senki 3 Kuro Tsubasa no Yokoshima Ryū) (November 2001)
  • Record of Lodoss War Next Generation 4: Fated Demonic Ship (新ロードス島戦記4 運命の魔船, Shin Lodoss-tou Senki 4 Unmei no Ma-sen) (October 2004)
  • Record of Lodoss War Next Generation 5: Unholy Apocalypse I (新ロードス島戦記5 終末の邪教(上), Shin Lodoss-tou Senki 5 Shūmatsu no Jakyō (Jō)) (October 2005)
  • Record of Lodoss War Next Generation 6: Unholy Apocalypse II (新ロードス島戦記6 終末の邪教(下), Shin Lodoss-tou Senki 6 Shūmatsu no Jakyō (Shita)) (November 2006)

Plot[edit]

Record of Lodoss War recounts the adventures of a youth by the name of Parn, the son of a dishonored knight. Part of his motivation for adventuring is to find out what happened to his father, and to restore his family's honor. Despite his inexperience, Parn is considered the leader, who is accompanied by his childhood best friend Etoh, his friend and sometimes advisor Slayn (and later by Slayn's lover Leylia), and his newfound mentor Ghim. They are accompanied by Parn's romantic interest, the high elf Deedlit, who comes from the Forest of No Return seeking an answer to her people's isolationism and an end to what she sees as a slow march to extinction; and a thief named Woodchuck. Throughout the series, Parn comes into contact with friends and foes alike. His allies include King Kashue, King Fahn, Shiris, and Orson; his enemies include Emperor Beld, Ashram, and the evil necromancer Wagnard.

The volumes three to seven, adapted into manga and anime Chronicles of the Heroic Knight, continue the adventures of Parn for the first eight episodes, but then focus on Spark and his adventures to complete a quest tasked onto him to protect Neese, the daughter of Slayn and Leylia. He is accompanied by his own cast of friends in the form of Leaf, Garrack, Greevus, Aldo, and Ryna. The television series shares similarities with the plot of the OVA, such as Wagnard seeking to kidnap Neese in order to use her as a reagent for the resurrection of Naneel, a priestess and the Avatar of Kardis who was slain by Leylia's mother, the high priestess Neese a short time after the battle with the demonic god. Leylia was the reincarnation of Naneel, but when she lost her virginity she was no longer capable of being the doorway or reagent needed to unseal Naneel.

The Legend of Crystania setting places the former villain Ashram into the seat of a would-be hero who is placed under a spell by an "animal god" of Crystania. One of the prominent characters is Pirotess, his dark elven lover, as she tries to find a way to free him from the clutches of the spell and to restore him back to his living self.

Other media[edit]

Home video releases[edit]

The original OVA series and the TV series had both been released in North America through Central Park Media on VHS and on DVD. The OVA and TV series were slated for a Blu-ray release through Media Blasters,[4] but they had dropped all plans to re-release the series.[5] On April 14, 2017, Funimation announced their license to both the OVA series and the Chronicles of the Heroic Knight TV series and released the OVA on both Blu-ray and DVD and the TV series on DVD in one set on July 18, 2017.[6]

Record of Lodoss War Online[edit]

GameOn released an online game for PC, Record of Lodoss War Online in April 2017 and closed it on October 31, 2019. Ryo Mizuno, the novelist and co-creator of the franchise, served as a supervisor on the development of the game. The game was also released outside Japan.[7]

Anime[edit]

  • 1990 Record of Lodoss War (ロードス島戦記, Rōdosu-tō Senki) 13 episode OVA produced by Madhouse
  • 1998 Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight (ロードス島戦記 英雄騎士伝, Rōdosu-tō Senki: Eiyū Kishiden) 27 episode TV series produced by AIC
  • 1998 Welcome to Lodoss Island! (ようこそロードス島へ!, Yōkoso Rōdosu-tō e!) 3-part parodic movie produced by AIC
  • 2014 Record of Lodoss War: Is That Delicious? (召しませロードス島戦記 〜それっておいしいの?〜, Meshimase Lodoss-tō Senki: Sorette Oishii no?) 13 episode parodic TV series produced by Studio Deen and Studio Hibari

Manga[edit]

  • The Lady of Pharis (ファリスの聖女, Farisu no Seijo) 2 volumes, art by Akihiro Yamada, released in English by CPM Manga
  • The Demon of Flame (炎の魔神, Honō no Majin) 2 volumes, art by Ayumi Saito
  • The Grey Witch (灰色の魔女, Haiiro no Majo) 3 volumes, art by Yoshihiko Ochi, released in English by CPM Manga
  • Legend of Crystania: First-time Adventurers (レジェンド・オブ・クリスタニア はじまりの冒険者たち) 3 volumes, art by Akira Himekawa
  • Welcome to Lodoss Island! (ようこそロードス島へ!, Yōkoso Rōdosu-tō e!) 3 volumes, four panel parodic manga, art by Hyakuyashiki Rei, first two volumes released in English by CPM Manga
  • Chronicles of the Heroic Knight (英雄騎士伝, Eiyū Kishi-den) 6 volumes, art by Masato Natsumoto, released in English by CPM Manga
  • Deedlit's Tale (ディードリット物語, Dīdoritto Monogatari) 2 volumes, art by Setsuko Yoneyama, released in English by CPM Manga
  • The Grey Witch (灰色の魔女, Haiiro no Majo) 3 volumes, art by Tomomasa Takuma
  • The Crown of the Covenant (誓約の宝冠, Seiyaku no Hōkan) 3 volumes, art by Atsushi Suzumi

Related media[edit]

  • Legend of Crystania (はじまりの冒険者たち レジェンド・オブ・クリスタニア, Hajimari no Bōkensha-tachi: Legend of Crystania), a series of RPGs and novels adapted to film, OVAs and manga that focus on Crystania, the land to which Ashram and Pirotess migrated after the Lodoss series.
  • Rune Soldier, a more comedic series from the same creator that is set in the same world as Record of Lodoss War, but on the Alecrast continent.

Role-playing games[edit]

  • 1989 Record of Lodoss War Companion (ロードス島戦記 コンパニオン)
  • 1991 Record of Lodoss War Companion 2 (ロードス島戦記 コンパニオン2)
  • 1994 Record of Lodoss War Companion 3 (ロードス島戦記 コンパニオン3)
  • 1995 Lodoss Island RPG: Basic Rules (ロードス島RPG ベーシックルール)
  • 1996 Lodoss Island RPG: Expert Rules (ロードス島RPG エキスパートルール)
  • 1998 Sword World RPG: Lodoss Island World Guide (ソード・ワールドRPG ロードス島ワールドガイド) - supplemental material for Sword World RPG
  • 2018 Record of Lodoss War RPG (ロードス島戦記RPG) - 30th anniversary revised edition[8]
  • 2019 Record of Lodoss War RPG Supplement: Demon Wars / War of the Destroyer’s Resurrection (ロードス島戦記RPGサプリメント『魔神戦争・邪神戦争編』)

Soundtracks and music[edit]

  • Record of Lodoss War: Original Soundtrack 1 (VICL-00051 and SLP-85)
  • Record of Lodoss War: Original Soundtrack 2 (VICL-00114)
  • Record of Lodoss War: Original Soundtrack 3 (VICL-00267)
  • Record of Lodoss War: Minstrels' Memory of Lodoss (VICL-8090)
  • Record of Lodoss War: Arrange Sound (VDR-28071)
  • Symphonic House from Record of Lodoss War II Arrange Sound (VICL-8060)
  • Record of Lodoss War TV: Maaya Sakamoto - Kiseki No Umi single (VIDL-30202)
  • Record of Lodoss War TV: Original Soundtrack 1 (VICL-60243)
  • Record of Lodoss War TV: Original Soundtrack 2 (VICL-60244)
  • Record of Lodoss War TV: Original Soundtrack 3 (VICL-60246)
  • Welcome to Lodoss Island! (KICA-400)

Video games[edit]

Radio drama[edit]

  • The Demons of Wind and Flame (風と炎の魔神, Kaze to Honō no Majin), released in 4 CD collections. Based on the plot of the second novel which was once supposed to become a second OVA series, but that project was put on hold.

Books on tape[edit]

The first three are original stories.

  • The Bewitched Stone (幻惑の魔石, Genwaku no Mashaku), side story of novel 1
  • The Mage of Destiny (宿命の魔術師, Shukumei no Majutsushi), side story of novel 3
  • The Forest of the Magic Beasts (魔獣の森, Majū no Mori), side story of novel 3, and an episode featuring the mage and magic beast tamer Elena of Alania
  • The Traveler from the Spirit World (妖精界からの旅人, Yōseikai no Tabibito), based on Deedlit's Tale
  • The Forest that was Forced Open (...開かれた森, ...Akareta Mori), based on Deedlit's Tale
  • The Mist of Vengeance (復讐の霧, Fukushū no Kiri), based on Deedlit's Tale

Reception[edit]

The novel series has sold over 10 million copies in Japan.[11]

Australian magazine Hyper reviewed Chronicles of the Heroic Knight in 1999. They rated it 8.5 out of 10.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Legulalp, Serdar (2014-05-28). "Sword & Sorcery Fantasy Anime (Top Best List)". About.com Anime. About.com. Archived from the original on 2017-10-14. Retrieved 2014-08-12.
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