The Lord of the Rings: The Animated Saga (指輪物語, Yubiwa Monogatari, or "The Lord of the Rings") is a fanfiction anime by LDEJRuff based on the three-book series of the same name by J. R. R. Tolkien. It focuses on a group of Hobbits named Frodo Baggins (フロド・バギンズ, Furodo Baginzu), Samwise "Sam" Gamgee (サムワイズ・ギャムジー, Samuwaizu Gyamujī), Meriadoc "Merry" Brandybuck (メリアドク・ブランディバック, Meriadoku Burandibakku), and Peregrin "Pippin" Took (ペレグリン・トゥック, Peregurin Tukku) on a quest to destroy the One Ring (一つの指輪, Hitotsu no Yubiwa) and save Middle-earth.
Each season is based on a specific book of the series.
Season One: The Fellowship of the Ring (旅の仲間)
The Fellowship of the Ring (旅の仲間, Tabi no Nakama, lit. "Traveling Fellowship") is the first story arc of the anime that tells the story of Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin, under the orders of the wizard Gandalf (ガンダルフ, Gandarufu), traveling to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring, and along the way, they make new allies.
Season Two: The Two Towers (二つの塔)
The Two Towers (二つの塔, Futatsu no Tō) is the second story arc that tells the story of Frodo and Sam being confronted by the Gollum (ゴクリ, Gokuri), once a Stoor Hobbit named Sméagol (スメアゴル, Sumeagoru), and the resurrection of the wizard Gandalf, and the war of the ring.
Season Three: The Return of the King (王の帰還)
The Return of the King (王の帰還, Ō no Kikan) is the third and final story arc that tells the story of Frodo, rescued by Sam, fulfilling the quest, and the war of the ring coming to a climax.
Prequel O.V.A.: The Hobbit (ホビットの冒険)
The Hobbit (ホビットの冒険, Hobitto no Bouken, lit. "A Hobbit's Adventure") is the prequel original video animation that deals with the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins (ビルボ・バギンズ, Birubo Baginzu) and a group of dwarfs on a quest to take back the treasure the dragon Smaug (スマウグ, Sumaugu) took from Gandalf.