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My memory of this film has to be at least 8+ years old. I think that:

  • Kingdoms with epic sized armies are at war/something-important.

  • Probably 90's (or thereabouts) mainly hand drawn graphics.

  • The description claimed it was "dark anime," whatever that means.

  • I think there may have been some female nudity, possibly a evil queen.

  • One city/kingdom has a huge mess of a knot in the city square or public area, I think that whoever unties the knot is supposed to be their king/leader/ruler according to lore? Some guy/main-character takes his sword/blade and chops it.

I think I stopped watching because I didn't see it from the start, but forgot the name.

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I think the knot mention in here is "Gordian knot" and originally the story connects with king Alexander but I don't know the name of this animated Film. – helplakmal Jan 9 '14 at 6:12
Are you sure it was a film, and not an episode from a series? – System Down Jan 9 '14 at 16:47
@SystemDown It is possible the film has sequels or prequels, although I doubt it. I don't think it is a series, I believe I saw it on an encore channel and the info labeled it dark anime. It came on late in the night, past midnight-1am. – Leonardo Jan 9 '14 at 19:33
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Since what you describe is basically the Gordian Knot legend of Alexander the Great fame, I did a search for anime shows based on Alexander's story, and I found Reign: The Conqueror, which apparently also had a movie version. Here's a trailer for the movie version on YouTube.

Reign: The Conqueror

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This looks highly promising, I will look for the scene I mentioned and accept when I find it, thanks! – Leonardo Jan 9 '14 at 19:46

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