Madan no Ou to Vanadis: Dragons and Weapons Together Again!

Madan no Ou to Vanadis

The Facts are These:

The young noble archer from Brune is defeated in war by Ellen one of the Vanadis. After losing in battle instead of being sentenced to death, she asks him to serve her, while in the process being taken as a prisoner of war. So while a prisoner what will become of his people.

Discoveries:

The series was more interesting than I originally assumed it was going to be. In the show when we are shown a war we see the tactics that both sides are using the the form of miniatures doing battle. This helps the audience to understand the tactics better and why one side may be having the advantage over the other. As a fan of war anime I thought this was a really interesting way of presenting the information. The characters were okay, the people that were the most interesting were Tigre, Ellen and Lourie. They had the most development in a way which made them deeper characters. Other than that most other characters were just there to fill up space and make the battles larger.

Love at first... Fight?

Love at first… Fight?

Behind the Scenes:

The series is based off the light novel of the same name by author Tsukasa Kawaguchi who has written several light novel series with this series being his most popular. The series was written and directed by Tatsuo Sato whose other works include Martian Successor Nadesico, Tokyo Tribe 2 and Shigofumi: Letters from the Deaparted. The series was produced by studio Satelight and aired from October 4, 2014 to December 27, 2014. This series was licensed in North America by Funimation, by Madman Entertainment in Australia and Anime Limited in the United Kingdom.

The opening is “Wind of the Silver Flash” by Konomi Suzuki…

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Enjoyment:

This series was really enjoyable, it showed war in a more strategic way, making it easier for the audience to follow along with what was going on. As well the show had a decent cast which helped the show along through the rough points and confusing moments of the show.

Rewatchability:

With 13 episodes it is rewatchable, though it seems that this was based off of an unfinished light novel the story feels incomplete. That may change your desire to watch the show over again.

Towards the end of the series Tigre is a badass.

Towards the end of the series Tigre is a badass.

Rating:

7/10

Recommendations:

Spice and Wolf – For a great story, with less violence, more romance and seems to eake place in the same era.

Spice and Wolf

Legend of the Legendary Heroes – Same sort of Super Magical Artefacts Used In WAR!

The Legend of the Legendary Heroes

 

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7 Responses to Madan no Ou to Vanadis: Dragons and Weapons Together Again!

  1. Rocco B says:

    Check out the chibi madan. It’s more of a complementary show to the main. And yeah loved this show, when it aired. I think the DVD / BD is coming out soon.

  2. Sounds decent. I may check this out when it comes to the UK in May.

  3. LitaKino says:

    I LIVE FOR WAR ANIMES…..just kidding it’s so good to see you blogging again I missed your awesomenesssss and loved this review will def add this anime to my endless watch list šŸ™‚ I like how you described the take on war was done, doesn’t sound a boring time šŸ™‚

  4. I’ve really been eying this anime, especially after FUNimation kept posting clips from the series. Glad you seemed to like it!

  5. cloud0ix says:

    Your review style is steamlined, to the point, and refreshing to read after looking through a lot of lengthy (but good) analysis. Keep it up!

  6. Karandi says:

    I loved this anime when it came out but definitely wanted another season as there were so many more paths to be explored beyond the end point here. I know a lot of people found the narration and fight sequences a little jarring but I thought it worked well to keep the story moving (once you got used to the style). Thanks for sharing your views.

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