Madan no Ou to Vanadis

Lord Marksman and Vanadis

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Madan no Ou to Senki, The King of the Magic Bullet and Vanadis
Japanese: 魔弾の王と戦姫 (ヴァナディース)
English: Lord Marksman and Vanadis
German: Lord Marksman and Vanadis
Spanish: Lord Marksman y Vanadis
French: Madan no Ô to Vanadis
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2014 to Dec 27, 2014
Premiered: Fall 2014
Broadcast: Saturdays at 20:00 (JST)
Producers: Media Factory, Movic
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Satelight
Source: Light novel
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance, EcchiEcchi
Theme: HaremHarem
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.141 (scored by 150547150,547 users)
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Ranked: #32022
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #577
Members: 299,127
Favorites: 869

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In a fantasy version of Europe, a war between enemy countries is brewing. One of these countries, Zhcted, has its seven regions ruled by War Maidens, known as Vanadis. Equipped with powerful dragon-carved weapons, Eleonora "Elen" Viltaria, one of the Vanadis, launches an invasion against their neighboring rival country of Brune. Eventually, Tigrevurmud "Tigre" Vorn, a young archer and an earl for Brune's region of Alsace, has his entire army decimated at Elen's hands. In a strange twist of events, Elen spares Tigre, and gives him the order, "Become mine!" What could be the meaning behind this new alliance?

Adapted from the light novel written by Tsukasa Kawaguchi, Madan no Ou to Vanadis is an epic adventure filled with complex war tactics and beautiful women. Trapped in a multinational conflict, Tigre and Elen are swept up in a war filled with dark secrets, conspiracies, and corruption.

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Madan no Ou to Vanadis adapts the first 5 novels of Tsukasa Kawaguchi's light novel series of the same title.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Satou, Tatsuo
Director, Series Composition, Screenplay
Itou, Tatsufumi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Assistant Animation Director
Nishimoto, Yukio
Episode Director
Ishikawa, Shunsuke
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Ginsen no Kaze (銀閃の風)" by Konomi Suzuki

Ending Theme

1: "Schwarzer Bogen" by Hitomi Harada (eps 1-9, 11-13)
2: "Ryuusei Chinkonka (竜星鎮魂歌)" by Konomi Suzuki (eps 10)

Dec 28, 2014
PyraXadon (All reviews)
War. It's a grueling way to help your country. The lives of several thousand men sacrificed to help benefit one country's benefits. You hear about all the sorts of things wars have, but have you really understood the inner workings and tactical strategies? Well, that's where Madan no Ou to Vandis comes in. Let's take aim!

Story (6.00/10): The story of Vanadis follows from the perspective or Tigrevurund Vorn, or Tigre. On a battlefield one day, amidst the corpses of his fallen comrades, he takes aim at a woman riding on a horse, a war maiden, who has just demolished read more
Dec 31, 2014
BanjoTheBear (All reviews)
(This has been adapted from my reddit thread)

War, when diminished to its base components, is sadly tragic. It's hard to justify the killings of thousands of people for any kind of cause. But some are better than others: bringing about peace, saving a subjugated group, or protecting one's home. For as long as humans have lived, war has not only shaped the past, has not only persisted in the present, but will most likely never dwindle in the future. An almost inevitability, war brings out the best and the worst in people. For Madan no Ou to Vanadis, it certainly brings out the worst in read more
Feb 5, 2015
ReiRei19 (All reviews)
I won't include a summary because it is already provided so I'll just dive into the other categories of which I graded this anime. Please note that I have NOT read the manga nor do I have any previous knowledge of this series. Thus my judgement is entirely unbiased. Let's get to it then! ^_^

The art style of this anime is quite eye catching as the beautifully blended colours go well together. There was much detail where needed and it was softer where background was concerned. The portrayal of the army from a distant scenes gave a 3D effect, which worked read more
Jan 31, 2015
BlackPrism (All reviews)
Madan no Ou to Vanadis is a light novel adaptation set in a medieval fantasy world with magic, dragons and heroes. If that was the most generic story you've ever heard of, then that's probably 'cause the story IS pretty god damn generic. I watched this anime because I had a craving for medieval fantasy after seeing another, far better medieval(ish) fantasy story, Hitsugi no Chaika - ending in a rather rushed and disappointing way. I had hoped that another one like it would wash off the disappointment and it certainly worked! I'm not disappointed anymore, just plain pissed. Yay!

Story (25%) - 3/10
Vanadis' story sounds read more


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