The Arc The Lad anime adaptation was produced by Bee Train and directed by Itsuro Kawasaki.
The series ran on Japan's WOWOW satellite network for 26 episodes from April 5, 1999, to October 11, 1999 as part of the Anime Complex omnibus series.
A North American release was produced by ADV Films and aired on the Anime Network.
The story follows the story of Arc The Lad II, the second game in the video game series.
The world is also similar to the game, full of technology, but with magic and beasts as well.
An evil corporation secretly controls this world and produces powerful monster (sometimes human) creations called chimera.
Elc gets caught up in this mess when he rescues a young female beast tamer from the corporation. Her name is Lieza. Together with Shu and the rest of their companions, they fight to save a corrupt world.