Madan no Ou to Vanadis

Lord Marksman and Vanadis

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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: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, EcchiEcchi
Themes: HaremHarem, MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.111 (scored by 181163181,163 users)
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Ranked: #42482
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #654
Members: 360,572
Favorites: 1,031

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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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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
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 ...
Apr 29, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Ahhh... what a waste.

The show has a solid premise. A standard fantasy fare with a strong focus on powerful individuals and massive army warfare.

But execution? Terrible.

This anime feels like it omitted like 90% of its source material, because that's the only way it makes sense. Nothing is given enough time to develop on the screen. Characters are paper thin, lacking any real personality or motivations. Next to no backstory given on any of them. Each character is more meaningless than the other.

The story seems to revolve around a young count being drawn into a civil war as well as fighting off foreign invaders looking ...
Dec 31, 2014
(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 ...

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