Sep 21, 2009
After watching the Ryu Knight TV series and the first Adeu Legend OVA series, the short Adeu Legend II dissapointed me a little. If you're a Ryu Knight fan, it is probably okay to pick it up.
The story mostly surrounds a mysterious woman, Ryu Knight, and the Dial of Destruction. Compared to the first Adeu Legend, I thought ALII had a more interesting storyline, and definately shows the "alternative retelling" aspect of the OVAs. But because the series is short, I think some potential was lost.
Keeps with the "OVA style" like from the first one. There seems to be more shade. Apparently, some years
have passed because Adeu and Paffy look a bit older, especially Adeu. I love Adeu's look. He really looks strong and heroic now. Ryu Knight looks cool with the shoulder emblems from AL I. BUT! The Ryu doesn't have the impressive "summon" scenes like from the TV series. Ryu Knight's first summon in this OVA looked pretty good, but it's downhill after that. Plus, I wish the fighting was a bit more better animated.
Haha, the main cast is like from the first OVA, a few of them having different roles. Takehito Koyasu, Hiro Yuuki, Juurouta Kosugi, Ai Orikasa, Akiko Yajima, and Tomohiro Nishimura is a fine cast from the 90s. Koyasu (Ikazeus from AL1) plays the main villain this time, the power-hungry and cold Dyuma. Ai (Hyunto) is Dyuma's pretty and loyal right-hand servant, Ron. Sakiko Tamagawa (Malto) is the calm-but-hurting-inside Sophie. When it comes to sound-effect, nothing in particular seems bad.
There are a few changes with the four main characters. Let's just say that a wandering killer happens to coincidently look and behave like an old friend, and the heroine runs into a look-a-like. Adeu seems more mature, but still the lovable reckless knight of justice. Paffy also seemed more matrue and strong.
Few episodes so there's little fighting. I was dissapointed by the final fight.
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