Madou Monogatari (Kanji: 魔導物語) is an OVA series consisting of 3 episodes, each based off of one of the games in the RPG trilogy of the same name.
Madou Monogatari is one of Studio XYZ's most well-known works, notable for its formidable animation quality and holding acurracy to the original trilogy rather than the Puyo Puyo series the games spun off into.
Cast[edit | edit source]
- Megumi Hayashibara as Arle Nadja, a young girl with magical powers.
- Kōichi Yamadera as Satan, the former owner of Carbuncle who dotes on him frequently.
- Taeko Kawata as Carbuncle, the former pet of Satan in Madou Monogatari 2, but stuck around with Arle ever since. Appears from the second OVA onwards.
- Kazuhiko Inoue as Schezo Wegey, a dark mage who possesses ancient magic and wields the Dark Sword. Appears in the second OVA.
- Mami Koyama as Rulue, Arle's rival and a powerful martial artist. Appears in the third OVA.
- Tomiko Suzuki as Puyo, small gelatinous creatures who pop up periodically in all three OVAs.
Theme Songs[edit | edit source]
Opening[edit | edit source]
- "Opening Title" by Waku Hoshino (ep. 1)
Composition by Toshiaki Sakoda
- "OPEN THE DOOR" by Shunya Asano and Waku Hoshino (ep. 2)
Composition by Masanobu "MATS" Tsukamoto
- "Mado Ondo (魔導音頭)" by Haruo Minami feat. Arle (Megumi Hayashibara) (ep. 3)
Lyrics and Composition by Katsumi Tanaka
Arrangement by Waku Hoshino
Ending[edit | edit source]
- "Kodoku Dungeon (孤独ダンジョン)" by Maho Sōma
Lyrics, Composition and Arrangement by Shunya Asano
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Madou Monogatari was Kyōgo Yamashita's last ever work before his death from liver failure in september 1993.