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Landlock is an OVA series released in Japan in 1995. The artwork is done by Masamune Shirow.

The land of Zer’lue is in turmoil, ravaged by the technological might of Chairman Sana'ku and his evil, militaristic Zul’earth forces. In a rapidly unfolding story of treachery, deceit and betrayal, only one boy holds the power to defeat such overwhelming odds... a boy named Luta, who possesses a mysterious red eye and the ability to control the power of the wind itself. With the fate of the world at stake, Luta must learn to unlock his legendary power and battle against the evil which threatens to engulf his planet.

Tropes associated with the series:

  • Anti-Climax: Zanark is defeated relatively easy after Ansa gains a blue eye, somehow causing him to lose his power.
  • Body Guard Crush: Bork to Agahali.
  • Conflicting Loyalty: Agahli briefly struggles with her choice to follow Zanark's orders and set her siblings free.
  • Deus ex Machina: Ansa gaining a blue eye in place of her left eye.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: A young boy's village was destroyed and his caretaker is killed by the antagonistic force, which seeks to harness a power he holds. Not to mention that the one who captures him is revealed to be related to him and his sister. Sound familiar?
    • Although, some people see a strong comparison between this and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Landlock was released in 1995, making this an inverted example.
  • Elemental Eye Colors: Sorta. Luta's one red eye means that he can control wind.
  • Epileptic Flashing Lights: Towards the end, there are flashes of red and blue. Watch with care.
  • Eye Scream: In order to gain the powers of the wind, Zanark stabs himself in both eyes with red and blue crystals.
  • Foreshadowing: Agahali gasps at Ansa's birthmark on her back. It turns out that they're twins, obviously fraternal based of their designs.
  • Happy Ending: Once Zanark is defeated, everything goes back to normal and on a beautiful note.
  • The Hermit: A character who saves Luta after he used his power against Agahali. The ending suggests that he and Ansa are officially together.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Bork gives himself up to save the others. Agahali is less than pleased with this.
  • I Am Not Your Father: Zanark isn't Agahali's real father. In fact, he mocks her for believing that she was his daughter and that she killed her own father without knowing it.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: As mentioned before, Agahali is revealed as Ansa's twin sister, thus making her Luta's other sister.
  • Magical Eye: The main feature of the OVA. Each of the main characters has one brown eye and one red/blue eye, which means that they can control an element.
    • Luta, Ansa, and Agahali's eyes return to brown after Zanark is defeated.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Agahali and Ansa are scantily clad. There's even a scene where each girl is showing off her naked body, complete with detailed boob shots.
  • Rasputinian Death: Zanark gets a knife in his throat and is shot multiple times in the head before he goes down.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Whenever Luta uses his power, his right eye glows red.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Luta's red to Agahali's blue.
  • Super Strength: Zanark's muscles are strong enough to break a katana blade.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Implied with The Hermit and Ansa in the end..
  • Was It All a Lie?: Agahali sulks in the window after realizing that Zanark has been using her.
  • Would Hit a Girl: After revealing who she really is, Zanark begins fighting Agahali. He even planned to let her fall to her doom.
  • You Killed My Father: Agahali unknowingly killed her biological father. She's understandably horrified once she discovers her true origins.