Adeu the Sonic, brash young pilot of the Ryu Knight Zephyr, is joined in his travels by Princess Paffy, Priest Izumi and Ninja Sarutobi. They encounter various people of the land, including other Ryus. On the way, Adeu seeks to test his Ryu against others and thereby grow in his abilities.
Lord of lords Ryu Knight.
It's a show I just happened to bump into while browsing the web and started out of sheer boredom. But I soon came to love it and consider it an all time favorite.
The plot is a fairly common one.
Evil creatures trying to take over the world and the heroes who try to stop them.
Something I liked very much about it was the combination of mechs with swords, old style guns, and even magic, for fighting.
At the time I had never before seen a mech show that used magic and swords, all the animes I had seen with mechs were sci-fi.
thought/think it was very cool, and that it was pulled off well.
A 10 from me for story. ^^
The art style is very similar to Slayers and other series made around the early nineties.
Triangular eyes, pointy(ish)feet, etc etc.
I use the same art style when I draw, so I obviously like it very much.
I personally, am a huge fan of all early nineties shows because of the animation.
Before computer generated animation became so big, and more importantly, so accessible.(cheap)
A 9 for animation from me.
The sound effects I'm sure were very good for their time.
Though now, over ten years after the show was made, they aren't as impressive.
Though I wouldn't say their bad.
The music I remember liking while I watched it. After I watched it I bought as much merchandise from the show as I could find, most of which was CDs. And after listening to the music separately from the show I totally fell for it. The music is great! Awesome listening!
A 6 on sound and 10 on music, so 8 overall.
I love all the characters in Ryu Knight.
From the dramatic Sarutobi, to the greedy Katze.
From the sweet and naive princess, to the evil, misguided Galden.
Every character is very different and there are several characters.
So no matter what type of person you are, or what type of character you like, you are bound to find a character to love in this series.
A 10 for the characters.
I loved this series to death. As I said at the beginning of this review, I started watching the series, which gets off to a...rather slow start, out of boredom.
But now it's one of my all time favorites.
With it's skillful balance between comedy and drama,
I looked forward to the episodes as much as I looked forward to the episodes of Slayers I watched with my sisters when I first started watching anime 7 years ago.
A feeling I didn't think I'd get again.
So for me personally, it was a hugely enjoyable experience.
A 10 for enjoyment. ^^
I will leave you all with this.
I remember very few animes I have enjoyed so thoroughly.
From the art, to the characters.
I enjoyed it all.
It is a wonderful mix of all the different aspects of anime.
My overall score for it is 10.
I would highly recommend it to any anime fan, be they young or old,
well watched or new to anime.
This is not a series anyone can afford to miss.