Rune Soldier

(Mahou Senshi Riui)


Distributor: ADV Films
[Rune Soldier]
An adventuring team of three women (a priestess, a thief, and a paladin) are looking for a sorcerer to round out their team. Unfortunately, they end up with Louie, a good-for-nothing roughneck who just happens to be the son of a great sorcerer. And worse, the priestess's deity insists that he is indeed the hero of legend. Oh boy.
TV Series

Average Rating

Average Ratings: 66
Number of Review Sites: 6
Above Average

Review Links

"Though never original or particularly creative, it's fun and polished from start to finish. "
Akemi's Anime World (Marc Marshall) - 3.5 (out of 5)

Vol. 1 - "Rune Soldier is fairly exciting, but it's also really funny..."
Anime Jump! (Mike Toole) - 3 1/2 stars (out of 5)

Vol. 1 - "... while it is a comedy, it's not a silly comedy, with much of the humor being pleasantly complex. "
Anime Meta-Review (Andrew Shelton) - watchable

Vol. 1 - "...the show is funny as hell." (Chris Beveridge) - B+
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B+
Vol. 3 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B+
Vol. 4 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B+
Vol. 5 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B+
Vol. 6 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B+
Anime on DVD

Vol. 1 - "...I have to suggest this as highly recommended." (Don Houston) - 4 stars (out of 5)
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Don Houston) - 4 stars (out of 5)
Vol. 3 - Read the review (Don Houston) - 4 stars (out of 5)
Vol. 4 - Read the review (Don Houston) - 4 stars (out of 5)
Vol. 6 - Read the review (Don Houston) - 3 1/2 stars (out of 5)
DVD Talk

"Rune Soldier drew me in with all the right moves: compelling characters, a fun atmosphere, and a believable world. Yet it implied a promise and didn't follow through."
DVD Verdict (Rob Lineberger) - 72 (out of 100)