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Mahou Senshi Louie


Alternative Titles

English: Rune Soldier
Synonyms: Magical Soldier Louie
Japanese: 魔法戦士リウイ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2001 to Sep 18, 2001
Premiered: Spring 2001
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Light novel
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.241 (scored by 6,084 users)
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Ranked: #25212
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Popularity: #2680
Members: 12,648
Favorites: 60
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Episodes: /24

Synopsis

Louie, a brawny student at the mage's guild, is reluctantly accepted by three girls (Merrill-thief, Genie-fighter, and Melissa-priestess) as a companion for their adventuring party. As the foursome explore ruins, battle dark creatures, and make new friends, they also uncover a sinister plot within the kingdom.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Louie
Louie
Main
Konishi, Katsuyuki
Japanese
Konishi, Katsuyuki
Merril
Merril
Main
Kawakami, Tomoko
Japanese
Kawakami, Tomoko
Genie
Genie
Main
Takayama, Minami
Japanese
Takayama, Minami
Melissa
Melissa
Main
Inoue, Kikuko
Japanese
Inoue, Kikuko

Staff

Koyama, Yoshitaka
Koyama, Yoshitaka
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Ishidou, Hiroyuki
Ishidou, Hiroyuki
Episode Director
Kuzuya, Naoyuki
Kuzuya, Naoyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kawai, Kenji
Kawai, Kenji
Music


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"Twinkle Trick" by Ayano Okuda

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"Love & Pain" by Happonashi




More reviewsReviews

formosan
Aug 11, 2008
I would rate this a 7.5 if I could. It has a message, it has entertainment value, and it isn't as ecchi as one might think from a casual glance.

The female characters are surprisingly deep and I found that I knew real-life women who could be compared to each of them. On the one hand, one can watch this show as merely being a bit of fan service, counterbalanced by a male buffoon, thus making a compromise show suitable for viewing in mixed male-female company. I take the show more seriously; I think the writers are making a point about how read more
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HiGHFLYiN9
Jul 18, 2008
When I think of Rune Soldier, I almost immediately think of Slayers: sword bearing warriors, magical items, monsters, sorcery, etc. It's definitely a comedy, and nearly impossible to take a situation seriously until the very end. There were quite a few times I laughed out loud while watching this. The series is 24 episodes long, and it felt like an appropriate length. There weren't really any dry episodes or filler that was noticeable either. The last three episodes were more or less dedicated to the ending, and although there were events leading up to this it almost felt like an abrupt twist to finish things read more
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chinaboat
Nov 24, 2008
I thought the first half of the series was quite enjoyable. In the tradition of "George of the Jungle", "Beverly Hills Ninja" etc, it's the story of a guy who's strong on heart but weak on execution. The twist of having the standard adventure types of warrior, thief and holyperson portrayed by competent women works well and the series never descends into a harem comedy although it hovers close every once in awhile. The situations are strong and the humor fast paced. Unfortunately after the about the 11th episode it falls apart rather quickly - like the creative team wanted to move on to other read more
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Chronologist
Feb 5, 2013
I'll admit, Rune Soldier has a very special place in my heart, and I'm definitely biased towards it. I hope this review will explain why.


Story-wise, Rune Soldier follows somewhat standard form. A group of female adventurers (Melissa the priestess, Genie the fighter, and Merril the theif) need a Mage to fill out their party so they can properly explore ruins and do all that fun adventuring stuff. The problem is, the only Mage willing to join their party this side of anywhere is Louie, a blue-haired, barrel-chested smart-mouth who prefers fighting hand-to-hand than casting spells (mostly because he's pretty terrible at magic). Unfortunately, Melissa's deity read more
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