Lord Marksman and Vanadis (2014– )

TV Series   |  TV-MA   |    |  Animation, Adventure, Fantasy


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Set in Western Europe during times of war, Eleanor "Ellen" Vertalia, one of the Vanadis of Zhcted, leads the battle into Brune. There are, in fact, seven Vanadis, each having received a ... See full summary »


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17 May 2020 | dameon_green
8
| Enjoyable and unusual Fantasy Anime.
The series plays out like a "Docudrama", with explanations of enmities and alliances, breakdowns of larger combats explaining troop movements and how a small force / "hero's" impact change the balance, etc.

(This means Anime fans who want non-stop action should likely skip this one.)

The slight difference was enjoyable and allowed for more massive engagements without turning each episode into endless combat. With only a few exceptions the majority of characters didn't feel like cardboard cutouts.

Pros:
  • Battle "synopsis" during combat explaining actions taken by the armies is an interesting story trick.
  • Nice variety of personalities and motivations behind the factions.
  • Magic (weapons or casters) are rare and powerful, making it it something that changes the balance of conflicts.
  • Characters are generally not cardboard cutouts.
  • Consistent Animation.
  • Good English Dubbing.
  • "Fan Service" is uncommon.


Cons:
  • Harem situation made sense at first and then got a little silly.
  • Comically oversized special sword.
  • When "Fan Service" shows up it's a bit distracting.
  • Short ending.


I wish it had a follow up season, but plan to track down the OVA shorts, "Tigre and Vanadish" hoping for some closure.

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Animation | Adventure | Fantasy | Romance

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Release Date:

4 October 2014

Language

Japanese


Country of Origin

Japan

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