Alexander (Japanese: アレクサンダー戦記, Hepburn: Arekusandā Senki, lit. "The Alexander War Chronicles"), released in North America as Reign: The Conqueror, is a Korean-Japanese anime first released in 1999. A re-imagination of the life of Alexander the Great based on the novel of the same name by Hiroshi Aramata, the series was produced by international crew that drew from the resources of the worldwide animation community. Character and setting design for the show was conceived by Peter Chung, the Korean animator who created the MTV Animated series Æon Flux. Most of the production work was handled by Korean animators.
In the original attempt at American distribution, the producers created a dub under the direction of veteran voice director Jack Fletcher. However, when the anime was picked up by TOKYOPOP and prepared for its 2003 release as Reign: The Conqueror, another dub was created. Still, TOKYOPOP retained the rights to the first four episodes of the series containing Fletcher's original dub, and used them for the first four episodes of the American release. It used the second dub for the remaining episodes.
There is also a theatrical version of Reign: The Conqueror. It consists almost entirely of recut footage from the series, with the only new content being short opening and closing scenes. The movie covers the first ten episodes of the anime, ending with Alexander's defeat of Darius and the Persian army.