Legend of the Legendary Heroes Episode #01 Review


Based on the various light novels/manga created by Takaya Kagami, The Legend of the Legendary Heroes is a twenty-six episode series animated by studio Zexcs. The original novel series began back in 2002 and ran for four years with eleven volumes total in it along with some parallel works going on and a couple of smaller ones as well as one that's run longer than the original. Just looking at the various novels and manga, as well as the video game, and it's a pretty interesting if confusing property in terms of what goes where and how it all falls together. Thankfully, the anime has to stand on its own and you don't need to know any of it, though you may get more out of the anime if you do, so seeing how the show builds the universe in its own way under the guiding hand of Itsuro Kawasaki. Kawasaki has a pretty good series of show behind him, including Sengoku Basara and Rental Magic, so it's certainly a potentially intriguing property to get him into it.


The Legend of Legendary Heroes gives us a standard fantasy setting from the start as we learn of the legends from ages ago where a group of people came together with immense power to take down the demons and devils that were rampaging all over the lands, causing massive destruction. Details are minimal but the legends of these heroes are firmly etched in history now which can inspire those of the present day fantasy world. In that present, we're following the team of Ryner and Ferris, two warrior types who are searching out for relics of the legendary heroes in the ruins of a place called Nelpha. The two are an amusing pair as Ferris continually beats the snot out of Ryner because of his attitude and the way he shares way too much information sometimes. Her methods tend to cause more problems though as her aggression can even send a squad of warriors away which only draws more attention to them.


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