The BEST episodes of Record of Lodoss War

Every episode of Record of Lodoss War ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Record of Lodoss War!

Spirits wreak havoc over Marmo and Lodoss. Meanwhile, Neese’s internal battle only worsens until Spark can reach her. But he’s faced with the greatest decision of all—grant Lodoss eternal peace, or save Neese.

Last Updated: 5/23/2024Network: TV TokyoStatus: Ended
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Final Battle! Marmo, the Dark Island
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7.43
23 votes

#1 - Final Battle! Marmo, the Dark Island

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/28/1991

With Deedlit as a sacrifice, Wagnard begins the ceremony of reviving Kardis, the goddess of destruction. This involves a really long platform descent into the depths of the earth. The armies of Lodoss approach Marmo, with Parn already ahead to storm the castle ruins. As he plunges deeper into the network, his friends stop off to hold back various monsters, and soon Parn is left alone to forge ahead. Outside, Narse and the evil dragons threaten to annihilate Kashue and Jester's forces until Mycen the Golden Dragon gets involved. Meanwhile Ashram makes his way to face Wagnard and have his revenge.

Directors: Akinori Nagaoka
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The Desert King
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7.29
31 votes

#2 - The Desert King

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/30/1990

King Fahn of Valis celebrates Fianna's safe return and rallies the kingdom by hosting a ball. Parn and Deedlit dress up but Parn is noticeably distracted when he sees King Kashue present. Woodchuck tries to scam some jailers, but things go wrong when Karla gets involved, freeing one of the prisoners and having him attack the king! In the meantime, the Marmo forces from Emperor Beld invade the Valis border.

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The Black Knight
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7.22
36 votes

#3 - The Black Knight

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/30/1990

Beld, the Emperor of Marmo, an island south of Lodoss begins his plan to conquer Lodoss. He leads two subjects, Ashram the Black Knight, and Wagnard the Dark Sorceror. Karla also appears to be in cahoots with them. Parn trains with Ghim on becoming a stronger fighter, but then encounters a group of kobolds that are led by a dark elf. Deedlit tries to fight the elf, and the rest of the party arrive. The kobolds retreat when they see Alanian soldiers. But Parn is surprised when the Alanians capture them. In the cell, they meet Woodchuck for the first time, but then get their name cleared when the Alanian captain, Jebra, returns and acknowledges Etoh. Jebra offers Parn to join his army. But Parn does have much of a chance to accept as Ashram, the dark elf, and the kobolds later storm the fortress.

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The Wizard's Ambition
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7.21
24 votes

#4 - The Wizard's Ambition

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/31/1991

With the Scepter of Domination in Wagnards hands, the Marmo forces seem to be gathering in power, this time stronger than ever. King Kashue has Parns group (Deedlit, Shiris, Orson), and Shadam ride off to inform their allies to converge on Marmo. Ashram also survived the battle with Shooting Star as Karla informs him about Wagnard, so he sets off to return to Marmo. On the way to Moss, Parn and Deedlit split off from the others, but they get schooled as Wagnard arrives with his newfound power and intention to capture Deedlit.

Directors: Taiji Ryu
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The War of Heroes
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7.20
30 votes

#5 - The War of Heroes

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/28/1991

Kashue's forces are getting decimated in battle. Fahn and Parn try to make their way to him. The Marmo surround the Valis forces, and the battle wears down both sides. Parn briefly encounters Ashram and they engage in combat for the first time. But that fight and others are deferred as King Fahn calls out Emperor Beld in a single one-on-one fight to the death. Parn tries to help Fahn but learns of Karla's motivation for the war and the secret key to her power.

Directors: Taiji Ryu
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The Grey Witch
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7.18
33 votes

#6 - The Grey Witch

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/31/1990

The party cuts through the Forest of No Return as Ghim reveals his search for Leylia. Karla intercepts the Princess Fianna, who is carrying a message from the kingdom of Valis to Alania. Parn stands up to the Grey Witch; impressed, she gives him the princess. Unfortunately, Ghim recognizes Karla as someone else. Meanwhile, Wagnard hears the calling of Kardis, Goddess of Destruction.

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Requiem for Warriors
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7.15
27 votes

#7 - Requiem for Warriors

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/30/1991

As Parn, Deedlit, Etoh and Woodchuck make their way to Karla's, they are intercepted by two new characters in the series, Shiris a female fighter and Orson, a male fighter, who mistakes them for Marmo forces. They fight but after Shiris realizes that Etoh is a priest, she tries to have Orson stand down but Orson has gone into a rage of a berserker! Meanwhile, Ghim decides to go after Karla as well, and tries to free Leylia from Karla's influence.

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Prologue to the Legend
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7.13
55 votes

#8 - Prologue to the Legend

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/30/1990

The epic opens using an in medias res [in the middle of the action] technique. The six main heroes are already on a quest, and the action-driven episode introduces the characters and their dilemmas in quick succession. Young Parn yearns to be a true knight. Etoh's a novice priest of Falis. Wizard Slayn and dwarf Ghim are old friends. Deedlit is a beautiful elf, and Woodchuck is a thief. An encounter with a dragon and the Grey Witch Karla set up some initial threads for the tale to follow.

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Demon Dragon of Fire Dragon Mountain
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7.12
25 votes

#9 - Demon Dragon of Fire Dragon Mountain

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 7/31/1991

With Shooting Star wreaking havoc on Flaim, Parn and company join Kashue on the defense. Ashram arrives at the volcano of Flaim ready to fight Shooting Star and recover the Scepter of Domination. King Kashue decides to take the Dragon's path to Shooting Star's lair, as his group wields the recently forged three lances of Myrii. This is a climatic episode filled with fire and death as Parn and his friends battle Ashram and Pirotess inside the mountain when Shooting Star makes its return.

Directors: Taiji Ryu
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The Sword of the Dark Emperor
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7.07
29 votes

#10 - The Sword of the Dark Emperor

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/19/1990

Parn and the company are on their way back from Wort's, but arrive at a village destroyed by the Marmo forces. Parn rushes ahead along with Deed and Wood to inform Fahn, while the others stay and heal up the survivors. At Valis, Parn is offered the armor of a Valis holy knight and hears a tale from Fahn about what happened to his father before everyone goes out to battle. Meanwhile, among the Marmo forces, Pirotess the great dark elf woman is introduced, and she offers to assist Ashram who had been ordered by Beld to plan a surprise attack on the Valis main force.

Directors: Akio Sakai
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Scepter of Domination
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6.92
26 votes

#11 - Scepter of Domination

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/30/1991

Ashram struggles to control Beld's Demon Sword. Wagnard suggests that they need the Scepter from Fire Dragon Mountain; he directs Ashram there and sends Pirotess to kidnap Deedlit. King Kashue also starts toward the mountain, as the newly-awakened dragon Shooting Star terrorizes the countryside. Parn and friends, with the help of Shiris and Orson, fend off the attempt on Deedlit and start toward the mountain to warn Kashue of Ashram's impending arrival.

Directors: Taiji Ryu
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Blazing Departure
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6.88
42 votes

#12 - Blazing Departure

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/31/1990

Ghim begins his quest to find Leylia, the daughter of the priestess Neese. A band of goblins go after a young woman named Liara but she is saved by Parn, a villager and a teenage son of a former knight. But Parn has killed off one of the goblins, who the villagers normally leave alone, and now the goblins want revenge. As Ghim meets up with Slayn the sorcerer, Etoh the cleric helps Parn track down the goblin lair, but they learn soon enough that the goblins are raiding the village!

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Lodoss, the Burning Continent
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6.73
22 votes

#13 - Lodoss, the Burning Continent

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 11/20/1991

While dragons, men, and beasts fight outside, Parn makes his way to the deepest area where the altar holds the dying Deedlit. Wagnard has been filled with Kardis' immense power, and he takes it out on Ashram, striking with dark magic that slams Ashram into walls and to the brink of death. But Ashram is not about to lose, and when Parn arrives at the scene, a battle ensues among the three. Wagnard seems to have the upper hand, but the battle turns to the two heroes with the swords that were once held by Beld and Fahn, with the future of Lodoss hanging on the edge.

Directors: Akinori Nagaoka
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An Old Enemy... Reunion with the Black Knight
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0.00
0 votes

#14 - An Old Enemy... Reunion with the Black Knight

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 7/8/1998

The governor of Kanon makes one final raid against the free army, using his villagers as shields. But when Parn and company try to save the hostages, they find that they’re too late—a former foe has returned.

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The Holy City... Pursuing a Clue
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0.00
0 votes

#15 - The Holy City... Pursuing a Clue

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 7/15/1998

Spark’s group finally arrives in Valis only to be ordered back to Flaim. But a last-ditch effort to find the crystal ball has them running from their own allies!

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Decision... An Option Compelled
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0.00
0 votes

#16 - Decision... An Option Compelled

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 7/22/1998

While other heroes wage battles throughout Lodoss, Spark weighs an important decision that puts everyone at risk. Neese gives him a word of advice, but it may not be enough to help.

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Mission... The Path One Follows
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0.00
0 votes

#17 - Mission... The Path One Follows

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 7/29/1998

After a deadly confrontation at the temple, Marmo’s next target is Neese. But saving her from another nightmare is going to take a group effort from Spark and his companions.

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Reunion... In a Distant War-Torn Land
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0.00
0 votes

#18 - Reunion... In a Distant War-Torn Land

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 8/5/1998

Spark tries to keep Neese out of harm’s way as the group travels through dangerous lands to Marmo. At the same time, Neese wants to prove her strength and helps him fight a deadly menace.

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Counterattack... The Stolen Last Hope
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0.00
0 votes

#19 - Counterattack... The Stolen Last Hope

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 8/12/1998

Having met up with the free army, Spark and Parn share updates on the war. They raid enemy supply lines and return to base for a celebration, where a certain someone lights a spark in Neese’s heart.

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A Vow... A Step Towards the Future
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0.00
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#20 - A Vow... A Step Towards the Future

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 8/19/1998

Wagnard reveals his true intent for resurrecting Kardis. Meanwhile, Spark—distraught by the kidnapping of Neese—is assigned an important mission to take the center of a city under Marmo rule.

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Liberation... A Path Opened
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0.00
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#21 - Liberation... A Path Opened

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 8/26/1998

Spark’s group and the free army fight to take the city from Ashram’s control. But Ashram sees a better path for his people than defending their home to the death. After Kashue unites all of Lodoss, Spark heads to Marmo to rescue Neese.

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Landing... The Terrifying Dark Island
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#22 - Landing... The Terrifying Dark Island

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired 9/2/1998

As soon as Parn, Spark, and their friends land in Marmo, they find themselves separated by Karla’s trap. While the forces of Lodoss set out to give their support, the dragon Narse awakens in Marmo.

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The Witch... The One Who Maintains the Balance of Power
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#23 - The Witch... The One Who Maintains the Balance of Power

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired 9/9/1998

Just when Narse corners the heroes, an old friend swoops in to fight the rampaging dragon. Then, the group must make a grave decision when Karla offers to stop the resurrection of Kardis at the cost of their lives.

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Decision... The Black Knight's Option
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#24 - Decision... The Black Knight's Option

Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired 9/16/1998

Pressing onward, the group splits when they run into Ashram. Parn and his friends stay behind for one final battle with their long-time adversary, while Spark finally arrives at the site of the sacrificial ceremony.

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Destruction... The Evil God Released
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#25 - Destruction... The Evil God Released

Season 2 - Episode 26 - Aired 9/23/1998

With one last step to complete the resurrection, Wagnard and Karla cast deadly spells to block interference. The heroes must remove Karla’s circlet or sacrifice a decoy in order to stop the final spell.

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