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  1. Ben Lewis
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:16 pm

    The voice acting sounds bad, and the lip sync looks off. Jesus christ, lmao. This anime still looks kind of lit.

  2. Z Man7
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:16 pm

    I’ve heard about this anime and been wanting to watch it for a long time. Does this release have everything in it? I won’t be missing any story?

  3. Amalthea16
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:16 pm

    Amazing anime, a very lacking trailer here….

    To those in the dark, Record of Lodoss War is a lovely high fantasy, swords and sorcerery, Dungeons and Dragons inspired anime. I only saw it about two years ago and really enjoyed it. I haven’t seen all of Chronicles of the Heroic Knight but I LOVE the original OVA – the animation has that organic, hand-drawn, painterly feel you don’t get in animation anymore. The dub sounded pretty vapid and they didn’t show a great clips. I would stick with sub for this one.

  4. Charles Barber
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:19 pm

    the video game will always be the best!

  5. Cobra Panic
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:19 pm

    Hey now that you guys license the 2016 Berserk series, is there any chance on releasing the 1997 series on DVD/BluRay in its original format? I know the UK/Australia just got a re-release last year.

  6. Data Not Found Please Try Again
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:21 pm

    Yeah, I’m gonna go and make my own fantasy anime. It’s gonna have cool stuff, like Magic Missiles and THAC0!


  7. Archelaus Naphtali
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:22 pm

    Ahh this classic. I got the dvd 16 years ago… My suggestion? Watch the Sub, English dubs weren’t as good yet back then

  8. Progearspec
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:24 pm

    I remember watching the ova originally on vhs.I all ways found this fantasy theme anime to be a timeless classic.Still i thought the ova would get a redub since i all ways thought,CPM take it on was awful.Still i’ve preorder it since i like to replace my older copy on dvd.

  9. thetramp123
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:26 pm

    Uh, is there a subtitled option?

  10. kabigon
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:27 pm

    Will Funimation license the original Heroic Legend of Arslan OVA series with the original English dubs and produce a new dub as well?

  11. Meta tron
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:27 pm

    The OVA will always have a special place in my heart. ?

  12. Poirot's Mustache
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:27 pm

    … I think I’ll take the sub this time.

  13. Turnajon
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:28 pm

    I’m really glad that RECORD OF LODOSS WAR is being brought back. This has always been a favorite of mine.

    I may be in the minority, but I actually like the RECORD OF LODOSS WAR dub… the OVA one, that is. It’s by no means perfect and has a few rough bits (the bit where Slayn says "Hey, Parn! Get inside there!" being a bit stiff), but compared to a lot of dubs around its era (particularly the Manga UK dubs), it’s one of the better ones around. It’s notable for Lisa Ortiz’s turn as Deedlit (and she really shines considering how it was her first role), and Bill Timoney does a fine job as Parn (in the OVA, that is; I’m not so fond of his turn in the TV show, even though I understand where he was coming from when he did the part). Most of the other VAs are well cast as well (I particularly like John Knox as Ashram, Al Muscari as Slayn, Bruce Winant’s Wagnard, and Dick Rodstein as the narrator). There are a few weak parts in the incidental voices, but otherwise the OVA dub holds up fairly well.

    The CHRONICLES OF THE HEROIC KNIGHT dub, on the other hand, is much weaker. Dubbed at a different studio than the one from the OVA, the performances take a hit in quality and the writing is not as good. There are some bad turns as well. It’s unfortunate Funimation is highlighting the CHRONICLES dub in its trailer, because that dub WAS problematic. Crispin Freeman is one of the best things about it — his turn as Spark is solid, and Lisa Ortiz continues to do a fine job as Deedlit. On the whole though, the OVA dub remains the better dub, warts and all.

  14. lordmadone
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:29 pm

    Classic series.

  15. jack sparrow
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:30 pm

    dope this is what got me started on watching anime when i was 8 hehe

  16. Captain Steroid
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:31 pm

    *Funimation* – I love you guys, this is a great pickup, but you gotta redub this one. Central Park Media was not known for its dubwork. 🙁

  17. Noah Whitaker
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:32 pm

    Oh man, this is fantastic! Back in the day we used this series in drinking games. We had stock footage cards you had to draw from. It really stunk for the people that drew either the "Troops Marching" or "Dragon Flying" cards… What was worse was the Legend of Crystania "Answer Me!!!" card. That one is only for committed alcoholics.

  18. America Frickyeah
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:34 pm

    this is the funniest dub

  19. Clifford R
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:36 pm

    I remember watch this series 2 decades ago. I enjoyed it and definity gonna get it.

  20. FilmNutCase
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:37 pm

    The OVA’s dub is better than the TV series, though, still has a fair share of awkward moments.

  21. JB Kerby
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:38 pm

    I Want the OVA ,There’s no effort made in this animation.

  22. 悅穎
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:40 pm

    Sorry, the OVA was the best. No idea why they could not replicate the magic it brought. sigh…

  23. Blink
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:40 pm

    I’m sorry but how does a company responsible for digital distribution fail to properly remove combing artifacts from a video

  24. Douglas Buirley
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:40 pm

    The main reason I watch the OVA subbed is because of Yumi Tohma (Who also plays Urd in Ah! Megamisama (Ah! My Goddess)

  25. Kryz Matic
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:41 pm

    Preordered mine!!!

  26. wei
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:42 pm

    does funimation offer digital copy of it ?

  27. Mystaerica
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:42 pm

    YEEEEESSSSSSSSS I’VE WAITED SO LONG I’M SO HAPPY!!! Lodoss has deserved a good HD release for ages! And thank you for keeping the old dub!! It’s very nostalgic for me.

  28. hitachicordoba
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:42 pm

    Rub a dub dub, I’ll wait for the Sub.

  29. Tony C
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:43 pm

    The OVA was the first anime series I bought. I consider it still my favorite after all these years. Pre ordered this months ago on Amazon. Can’t wait for it to arrive.

  30. Illythyrra Eldin
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:44 pm

    I hope this version still includes the english opening and ending themes for the OVA. Never saw the second series though, is there an english version of those OP and End songs? Japanese opening and endings always sound out of place in a medieval european like setting to me.

  31. DevilHunter1994
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:45 pm

    Okay so was this a dub of the OVA, or was this from the TV series? I heard that of the two the OVA series had the better dubbing job (and was just far better than the TV series in general) but if this is the OVA….then I’d hate to see what the TV series is like. I’m going to watch the dub of the OVA regardless (I hate reading subtitles) but even as a fan of dubs this clip at least was really bad.

  32. Jennifer NW
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:45 pm

    I got to watch this in the original version when Blockbuster was still around. I’ve had the hardest time getting the DVDs over the years. For this one, the original voices and subtitles are best. I don’t say that often, but there are classics that are better as they were.

  33. BananaKen
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:46 pm

    this dub hurts

  34. OriginalNeomoon
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:48 pm

    Man, look at all the toddler anime fans making fun of this classic just because of the dubbing. Pfft.

  35. DarklordKyo
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:49 pm

    Ehh, I actually like dubs, and I find it cringy. Why couldn’t they have redubbed it like they did with Akira? (if financials weren’t all that great at the time, I retract my question).

  36. Ukulele Pichu 64
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:50 pm


  37. Fer3x3
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:54 pm

    Old dubs. You gotta love them.

  38. jedi run
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:56 pm

    ugh WHY would you redub this, the original was fine, no thanks I’ll keep my dvd lodoss war SMH

  39. Jacob Wilson
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:57 pm

    If you all want this redubbed then buy this series. They’ll only redub it if they expect a return on the price

  40. Sound The alarm
    October 9, 2018 @ 11:59 pm

    50/50 challenge anyone

  41. Tyler Rand
    October 10, 2018 @ 12:02 am

    No thanks I still retained my US MANGA corps copies. Actually forgot I had them till I watched this!

  42. wreck 1990
    October 10, 2018 @ 12:04 am

    WHAAAAAAAAAAT?!? Can LISA De Simone sing all your OPs ftom now on Funi? She is amazing.

  43. bajedbajeda
    October 10, 2018 @ 12:04 am

    Yay Record of Lodoss War! I remember watching this on Saturday Anime block on the Sci-Fi Channel back in ’96. The ova is better, Chronicles of The Heroic Knight is ok, the opening is the best part about it lol if they had just made it just like the opening it would have greatly improved from the ova

    Anyways good old school fantasy anime here guys – Check it out!

  44. Earthium
    October 10, 2018 @ 12:04 am

    A I remember from this show is king cashew is a real nut.

  45. Dragonsbane025
    October 10, 2018 @ 12:07 am

    About damned time.

  46. Mizunokage1
    October 10, 2018 @ 12:08 am

    Classic pre cowboy beepbop dub. Only good if you’re drunk af or roasting. Ah, memories.

  47. Johnjames Bloom
    October 10, 2018 @ 12:09 am

    The OVA was a masterpiece. The Heroic Knight series was an embarrassment.

  48. corpusdelecti
    October 10, 2018 @ 12:10 am

    I have the set, but I just want to know one thing. Why is it that the OVA which is 8 years older than the Television Anime on Blu-ray,and the newer TV series is DVD? ?

  49. darthirian
    October 10, 2018 @ 12:14 am

    The HD conversion on the OVA seems to be really bringing out the color. I just ran through my DVD copy a month ago and the color was much darker.

  50. argoth231
    October 10, 2018 @ 12:15 am

    dub is so bad in the sequel