For just a three episode OVA the story for this is quite well thought out. It's interesting and has some good twists and just generally holds together better than most OVA stories. Interestingly you really don't have to have seen any other parts of Ryu Knight to watch this. It only references the existence of earlier story a little. It stands alone just fine.
A 7 on story.
The art is more like the first OVA than the actual series. Dark colors, more detail, and a little bit....I don't know how to describe it. Weird I guess. It's fine, not detracting.
A 6 on art.
As usual the sound is fine, nothing special. The music is quite good, also as usual. I really enjoy the music for it. So a 7 on sound from me.
The plot for this OVA requires only a few characters from the original shows. The "plot" itself is actually built around new characters and Zephyr. The "main" new character I actually don't like. But that's just my personal opinion. She's a "good" character as far as that goes.
A 7 on character from me.
Really I ought not to enjoy this a lot. It's not my "style". I like brighter types of stories, like the original. But it's a very good OVA and I like it despite its less comedy oriented plot. What really brings down my enjoyment level I guess is that I miss many of my favorite characters that aren't in this OVA.
A 7 on enjoyment.
I'll give this OVA a 7 overall. It stands alone well, has a good plot, and has a complete ending. Something which is very important to me in judging any type of story.
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After watching the Ryu Knight TV series and the first Adeu Legend OVA series, the short Adeu Legend II dissapointed me a little. If you're a Ryu Knight fan, it is probably okay to pick it up.
The story mostly surrounds a mysterious woman, Ryu Knight, and the Dial of Destruction. Compared to the first Adeu Legend, I thought ALII had a more interesting storyline, and definately shows the "alternative retelling" aspect of the OVAs. But because the series is short, I think some potential was lost.
Keeps with the "OVA style" like from the first one. There seems to be more shade. Apparently, some years have passed because Adeu and Paffy look a bit older, especially Adeu. I love Adeu's look. He really looks strong and heroic now. Ryu Knight looks cool with the shoulder emblems from AL I. BUT! The Ryu doesn't have the impressive "summon" scenes like from the TV series. Ryu Knight's first summon in this OVA looked pretty good, but it's downhill after that. Plus, I wish the fighting was a bit more better animated.
Haha, the main cast is like from the first OVA, a few of them having different roles. Takehito Koyasu, Hiro Yuuki, Juurouta Kosugi, Ai Orikasa, Akiko Yajima, and Tomohiro Nishimura is a fine cast from the 90s. Koyasu (Ikazeus from AL1) plays the main villain this time, the power-hungry and cold Dyuma. Ai (Hyunto) is Dyuma's pretty and loyal right-hand servant, Ron. Sakiko Tamagawa (Malto) is the calm-but-hurting-inside Sophie. When it comes to sound-effect, nothing in particular seems bad.
There are a few changes with the four main characters. Let's just say that a wandering killer happens to coincidently look and behave like an old friend, and the heroine runs into a look-a-like. Adeu seems more mature, but still the lovable reckless knight of justice. Paffy also seemed more matrue and strong.
Few episodes so there's little fighting. I was dissapointed by the final fight.read more