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Druaga no Tou: The Aegis of Uruk

Druaga no Tou: The Aegis of Uruk

Alternative Titles

English: Tower of Druaga: The Aegis of Uruk
Japanese: ドルアーガの塔 〜the Aegis of URUK〜

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2008 to Jun 21, 2008
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.431 (scored by 25837 users)
Ranked: #17612
Popularity: #679
Members: 50,784
Favorites: 138
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

action adventure comedy fantasy

Synopsis

It is said that every few years, there is what's known as the "Summer of Anu." During that summer, thanks to the divine protection of the sky-god Anu, all of the demons in the tower lose their power. The country of Uruk has begun an invasion of the tower in order to suppress the demons. They've built up positions inside the tower, with their sights set on getting to the upper levels. The Uruk army knows that this is the third Summer of Anu-a perfect time to launch a mission to suppress the monster Druaga once and for all. The army soldiers aren't the only ones in the tower, though. An enitre city called Meskia has formed inside the tower's first floor. It plays host not just to soldiers, but also to adventurers who have heard rumors about a legendary treasure called the Blue Crystal Rod, which is said to rest at the very top of the tower. With all these different groups in the mix, each with its own agenda, one can only guess how things will play out during this unusual summer.

(Source: Newtype Magazine)

Related Anime

Sequel: Druaga no Tou: The Sword of Uruk
Side story: Druaga no Tou: The Aegis of Uruk - Jil no Bouken

Characters & Voice Actors

Jil
Jil
Main
Noto, Mamiko
Japanese
Noto, Mamiko
KENN
Japanese
KENN
...
Kaaya
Kaaya
Main
Orikasa, Fumiko
Japanese
Orikasa, Fumiko
Nishimura, Trina
English
Nishimura, Trina
...
Ahmey
Ahmey
Main
Hayamizu, Risa
Japanese
Hayamizu, Risa
Palencia, Brina
English
Palencia, Brina
...
Melt
Melt
Main
Huber, Chuck
English
Huber, Chuck
Gouda, Hozumi
Japanese
Gouda, Hozumi
...

Staff

Chigira, Kouichi
Director
Gouda, Hozumi
Sound Director
Murase, Shukou
Storyboard
KENN
Theme Song Performance



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Jun 2, 2008
Puvi2Groovy
Its really hard to tell where GONZO is going with Druaga. The first episode of Druaga is the funniest (and probably the best) first episode of any anime I have seen. It starts off with an RPG-style party (a sword user, an archer, etc) with the aim of climbing the Tower of Druaga to defeat the evil Lord Druaga There was me thinking 'Oh no, the lame shounen of this season', however that all changed quickly. The rest of the episode is about the protagonist's (Jil) journey to climb to the top, and the comic manor it all happened. The not-so-slapstick comedy in this anime read more
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Jun 26, 2008
theeggman85
I am sorry to say that this anime has been quite confusing, and I couldn't predict anything. Not like I must have control to enjoy something, but without having some solid ground, you don't know where GONZO's gonna throw you next. The series started out brilliantly, but as it went on, it felt like GONZO split up its team into sections. "OK, you make episode 4, and I'll make episode 5, and..." yeah, you get it. You can feel the disconnection between episodes, and GONZO is having a hard time finding the fine balance between comedy and serious plot movement that makes sense. However, it read more
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Jun 22, 2008
Zeinzu-sama
It would appear GONZO seem to think they can use their unique release format to gloss over the fact this series is riddled with flaws. There are three experiences to be had from Druaga, a hilarious comedy one, a somewhat below average action one and a dire fantasy one. It is literally a lottery as to which genre will be dominant in each episode.

The storyline couldn't possibly be any more generic; explore dungeon, defeat evil boss, find legendary treasure etc., its not even well executed. When its not being generic, it's being downright predictable, major plot points are seen coming a mile read more
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Sep 24, 2009
711
Entertainment is not a difficult subject to write about since no matter what incarnation of it, either it be a music, a book, a movie or an anime, the main propose is to entertain. In that regard it can only either achieve it or fail, but in between those two there is what we call mainstream (don’t mix it up with ordinary or average), and there have been very few installments that represent the niche as well as Druaga.

Two things will remain constant in this review, first alphanumerical scorings will mean very little since we can only strictly classify an anime by its intrinsic values, read more
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Recommendations

The original base goal of the anime are both the same, to reach the top of the tower. However, SAO setting is a fantasy based virtual game, while Druaga is a fantasy setting based on a game.

Though it may be spoiler-ish, the second half of SAO and the second season of Druaga are also the same, to find/save someone.

There are also minor scenes that may remind you of the other anime like the boss being CG'd or even the tentacle scenes... lol...
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Both are anime based off of games. They are both similar in their polts, how the main chartares must battle an ultimate evil being ,along with dealing with their own pasts. Both have differnet character classes, and are in a fantasy world where monsters and spells are the norm.
Same genre, Adventure & Fantasy. A journey of heroes to save/destroy the world.
Both originated from old games and give guide lines on how to beat them. They also have their on spin-off of the game. While Druaga only contains one scene where the characters actually play the game, Pokemon follows the game up till the battle with Mewtwo.
The Settings For CSR and ToD are very different but stories focusing a bit on the dynamics of group combat(and to an extent the fight scences themselves), weird monsters, and of course the fanservice are all strikingly similar. If you enjoyed either, give the other a few episodes and see if it doesn't have a similar feel.
Druaga no Tou and Log Horizon involves a fantasy setting with characters of unique abilities. These characters all have their own personalities and joins together in a form of RPG-like scenario.

There are various classes in both series that reflects the theme of its fantasy atmosphere. World building is discussed and battles are dealt with through skills.

Log Horizon possesses more energy and comedy but Druaga makes it up with its elegant drama.

Opening Theme

"Swinging" by Muramasa☆

Ending Theme

"Tōchōsha-tachi (塔頂者たち)" by Kenn

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