Legend of Crystania

Legend of Crystania (レジェンド・オブ・クリスタニア, Rejendo obu Kurisutania) is a Japanese media franchise of RPGs, novels, anime and manga by Ryo Mizuno and Group SNE. The novels by Mizuno and others were published from 1993 to 2002, based on 's RPG "replays" serialized in the Japanese magazines Comptiq and later in Dengeki-Oh (Blitz King) from 1989 to 1998.

Legend of Crystania
First volume of Legend of Crystania novels.jpg
Cover of the first volume of Drifting Legend Crystania novels
(Rejendo obu Kurisutania)
Novel series
Drifting Legend Crystania (漂流伝説クリスタニア)
Written byRyo Mizuno
Illustrated bySatoshi Urushihara
Published byKadokawa Shoten
Original runJune 1993February 1996
Novel series
Written byRyo Mizuno, Kawazoe Shōgo, Kotani Takatani, Hideo Shirai, Kurihara Satoshi, Nanami Sato
Illustrated byMaki Makino, Jun Suehiro, Naoyuki Onda, Toshihiro Kawamoto
Published byKadokawa Shoten
Original runJuly 1995March 2002
Volumes9 + 4 short stories
Legend of Crystania: First-time Adventurers
Written byRyo Mizuno
Illustrated byAkira Himekawa
Published byKadokawa Shoten
ImprintDengeki Comics EX
Anime film
Legend of Crystania: The Motion Picture
Directed byRyūtarō Nakamura
Produced byTsuguhiko Kadokawa
Written byRyo Mizuno
Music byMichiru Oshima
Toshihiko Sahashi
StudioTriangle Staff
Licensed by
ReleasedJuly 29, 1995
Runtime80 minutes
Original video animation
Legend of Crystania: The Chaos Ring
Directed byRyutaro Nakamura
Produced byKazuo Yokoyama
Written byAkinori Endo
Music byMichiru Oshima
Toshihiko Sahashi
StudioTriangle Staff
Licensed by
Released November 21, 1996 April 3, 1997
Runtime45 minutes per episode
Episodes3 (List of episodes)
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An full-length Japanese animated motion picture Legend of Crystania: The Motion Picture (はじまりの冒険者たち レジェンド・オブ・クリスタニア, Hajimari no Bōkenshatachi: Rejendo obu Kurisutania, First-time Adventurers: Legend of Crystania) and a manga illustrated by Akira Himekawa, were made in 1995. Radio drama (later re-released as Drama CD) adapting the same story was released earlier in 1993. Video game Legend of Shinou Christania, and tabletop RPG materials were also released. The film has been officially released on VHS and DVD in North America by ADV Films.

The film's sequel, the three-part original video animation (OVA) series Legend of Crystania: The Chaos Ring, was released in 1996. These episodes were released on VHS and later on DVD (as a single movie) in North America by ADV Films.


The series takes place in the same fantasy world as Ryo Mizuno other series Record of Lodoss War and Rune Soldier, albeit on a different continent. It focuses on the land which Ashram sailed to after the Lodoss series, a continent called Crystania which is under the rule of the animal gods. Ashram is the king of the people of Marmo, the cursed island in Record of Lodoss War.

In order to keep his companions safe, Pirotess, Ashram is forced to make a pact with an evil god called Barbas. Most of the plot in Crystania centres on Pirotess's (now called Sheru) quest to free Ashram from Barbas, although many new characters are introduced in the course of the story and the main character of the first series is Prince Redon.

Credits and episodesEdit

Legend of Crystania - The Motion PictureEdit


  • Opening Theme: Haruka na Inori (遥かな祈り) by Hitomi Mieno
  • Ending Theme: Hikari no Chizu" (光の地図) by Hitomi Mieno

Legend of Crystania: the Chaos Ring OVAEdit


Ep No. Title Original release date
01"Cave of the Sealed"
Transcription: "Fūin no Dōkutsu" (封印の洞窟)
November 21, 1996 (1996-11-21)
02"Resurrection of the Gods' King"
Transcription: "Shin'ō Fukkatsu" (神王復活)
January 22, 1997 (1997-01-22)
03"A New Beginning"
Transcription: "Aratanaru Hajimari" (新たなるはじまり)
April 23, 1997 (1997-04-23)


  • Opening Theme: "The Map of Light" by Hitomi Mieno
  • Ending Theme: "Save My Love" by Satoko Shimonari

English voice castEdit

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