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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〜


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


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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)


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Opening Theme

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Ending Theme

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Jun 2, 2008
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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Mar 15, 2015
I found the first season of Druaga to be a solid entry across the board. I was never overwhelmingly surprised nor bored with the series, and enjoyed a marginally original take on a fantasy anime.

Story follows young protagonist on an exceedingly standard quest for heroic glory. Along the way we meet a few few extra party members next to a few standard entries; none too tired to be irksome or annoying if you're willing to roll with some standard fantasy fanfare. The series does actually make a point of being slightly lethal which does prevent it from falling into the vacuum of awful cliche.

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Jun 22, 2008
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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Aug 28, 2008
Tower of Druaga is perhaps the finest example in years of a non-comedic series taking on all the trappings of fantasy cliché and making proper use of them, and, as such, turned out to be pleasantly surprising.

The series is based on an old and at the time successful arcade game in which you play a valiant knight entering a leveled tower to slay the evil overlord and rescue the princess. What made the game popular were the various almost random actions you had to perform in order to be able to ascend to the next level. The original game had a number of sequels, of read more
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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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Log Horizon possesses more energy and comedy but Druaga makes it up with its elegant drama. 
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