Review of Amon Saga (1986)

Moving picture, 80 minutes

The dominant local polity is a society of raiders riding on a giant turtle. A number of scummy warriors from various races gather for a test to enter the service of these raiders, who are holding a princess hostage.

Epic fantasy action, similar to D&D. If you’re itching to see the short-term legacy of Angel’s Egg (1985) tortured to a bleating pulp, Amon Saga is exactly what you want. Amano Yoshitaka wrote for both projects. There are moments of neat visual design, but the story and characters are worthless.

moving picture Japanese production animation fiction