Wizardry

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ウィザードリィ


Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 20, 1991
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 50 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Score: 5.761 (scored by 12841,284 users)
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Ranked: #101572
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Popularity: #9164
Members: 2,826
Favorites: 2

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Synopsis

Based on the first Wizardry game "The Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord", a group of characters enter a dungeon to confront the ultimate wizard to prevent him from reaching an unstoppable power. On their way they meet up with a few new friends who have their own battles to settle, but their paths lay together.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Alex

Main
Nanba, Keiichi
Japanese

Werdna

Main
Utsumi, Kenji
Japanese

Shiela

Main
Toda, Keiko
Japanese

Albert

Main
Shioya, Yoku
Japanese

Joeza

Main
Nagai, Ichiro
Japanese

Shin

Main
Furukawa, Toshio
Japanese

Hawkwind

Main
Genda, Tesshou
Japanese

Vampire Lord

Supporting
Kishino, Yukimasa
Japanese

Randy

Supporting
Wakamoto, Norio
Japanese

Flack

Supporting
Nakao, Ryusei
Japanese

Staff

Kodama, Kenji
Storyboard
Kasahara, Hiroko
Theme Song Performance
Miyamae, Mitsuharu
Art Director
Fukuda, Noriyuki
Animation Director


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Ending Theme

"Distance" by Hiroko Kasahara



May 13, 2016
Don't let the rating put you off this one. Its not as pretty or grand as many other sword and sorcery animes of the period but it is a very solid and enjoyable watch nonetheless. Definitely worth its hour long runtime.

The story is very generic but also very faithful to the dungeon crawler game it is based on. Many similar ova adaptations of rpg games ditched this aspect to break free of video/table top game constraints. But by staying faithful, the spells and character classes benefit from a added depth and charm. Similarly, the pacing follows a rpg style encounter, party member, exploration routine. This ...
Sep 6, 2017
Wizardry was an old series of RPGs. The first one was released in 1981 as a simple dungeon crawler created by students. From there it exploded and kept going for two decades with the last game, Wizardry 8, coming out in '01. Unless you want to count all the spin-offs, which have kept going with an online MMO being the most recent. Its servers shut down after a year or two though. About halfway into the franchise's life cycle there was an OVA. It was brought to us by TMS Entertainment. You may remember them from Kyougoku Natsuhiko: Kousetsu Hyaku Monogatari, Glass no Kamen ...
Jan 23, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Let's keep this simple: This is nothing more than a generic Dungeons and Dragons story. Straight up, and nothing more. If that's what you are after, you've found it.

This one-shot OVA story is based on a much longer game series. But really, that was twenty-plus years ago -- most of the people looking at anime these days weren't even BORN at the time. I am not familiar with the source material in the least, so I have absolutely no idea on how faithful it is. And, I think it really doesn't matter. ...

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