emperor beld cel

Record of the Lodoss War, OVA
Episode six
Matching production background

small emperor beld screencap

I seem to be attracted to the antagonists in this show. I guess its because I find them more interesting. This is Emperor Beld as he is talking to Narse, the black dragon. He is about to enter battle to fight against King Fahn and is wondering why Narse is so restless.

I think one of the reasons I prefer this cel of him to others that I have seen is that it shows him holding his sword. I also like that it’s a whole body shot and you can see all of his armor and cape. The detail that the artists put into the armor is really incredible.