Arc the Lad

Arc the Lad (Japaneseアークザラッド) is a Japanese series of computer role-playing games, the first part was published in 1995. With a total of seven games and an anime series was released.

Content and game mechanics

The player takes the boys from the village of Arc Touvil who fights against evil in the world. Here, with the game progresses, the characters encounter Kukuru, Iga, Poco, Tosh and Chongara to him. The focus of the game lies in the battles that take place on a specially appearing each area. The player can only accept a limited number of his associates with them into battle, with different combinations of characters allow various attacks. Game progresses, the player experience points, items and weapons to win.

Production and Publications

Arc the Lad was developed by G-Craft and SCEI, and was initially designed as a single game. As the development, however, dragged on, initially a first game was released with a shorter action and continued the series after that in other games. The first game of the series was released on June 13, 1995 by SCEI for the PlayStation. The Arc developed by ARC Entertainment the Lad II followed on November 1, 1996 On July 31, 1997 appeared Arc the Lad: . Monster Game with Casino Game and on 28 October 1999 Arc the Lad III from the same developer. The second game of the series was later released on PlayStation Store and PSOne Classic. 2002 Bandai published with Arc the Lad: Kijin Fukkatsu a proprietary development based on the series for the WonderSwan Color. Arc the Lad: Seirei no Tasogare appeared on 20 March 2003 and on 3 November 2004 followed with Arc the Lad: Generation, the latest step game of the series. Both were developed by Cattle Call for the PlayStation 2 and distributed by SCEI.

In the U.S., designs appeared in 2002 at Working a collection of the first four games of the series. Also, both games for the PlayStation 2 released in America, the first in Europe.

Anime adaptation

1999 was produced by the Office AO Studios, Production IG, Shaft, Studio Xebec Mu and a 26- episode anime adaptation of the game series. Directed by Itsuro Kawasaki, producer Hideo Katsumata was. Kenji Teraoka designed the Mechadesign, Yoko Kikuchi character design and Toshihisa Koyama was responsible for the artistic direction.

The series first aired from 5 April to 11 October 1999 by WOWOW in Japan. The Anime Network sent an English version and a Spanish multiple transmitters. In addition, the anime was translated into French and Dutch.



The music composed by Michiru Oshima series. The header title is Arc the Lad ~ Main Theme ~ by Masahiro Ando and for the Broadcast used to the songs and Happy Tomorrow Rest in Peace of NiNa.