The anime was released in 1992, by Anime International Company, being directed by Katsuhito Akiyama. Originally intended to be eight episodes, it was released as a six-episode OAV, the final two episodes never making it through production, subsequently leaving the series unfinished. In 1995, the an English version of the OAV was released by Pioneer for North America.


The anime is based off of the manga, following the adventures of Dark Schneider, a 400-year-old wizard who was sealed away for fifteen years following his defeat at the hands of Lars Ul Metallicana.


  1. The Explosive Wizard
  2. Efreet the Fire Elemental
  3. Ninja Master Gara
  4. The Immortal King Diamond
  5. Thunder Empress Arshes Nei
  6. The Return of Dark Schneider