Ranked #2678

Elf wo Karu Mono-tachi

Alternative Titles

English: Those Who Hunt Elves
Japanese: エルフを狩るモノたち


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 1996 to Dec 20, 1996
Premiered: Fall 1996
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Showgate
Studios: Group TAC, Amuse
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.171 (scored by 6,070 users)
Ranked: #26782
Popularity: #2327
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An actor, a martial artist, a gun-crazy high school student, and their tank are transported from earth to a world of elves and magic. However, the spell to return them home was botched resulting in fragments of the spell being magicly imprinted onto their skin. Their solution: run around looking for elves and stripping them whereever they find them.

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Opening Theme

"Angel Blue" by Naoko Hamasaki

Ending Theme

"Tensai wa Saigo ni Yatte Kuru" by Naoko Hamasaki

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Feb 19, 2008
The decision to watch Those Who Hunt Elves was made during my viewing of the brilliant but intense Monster. After a 74-episode psychological drama/thriller laden with emotional extremes, I needed contrast. Those Who Hunt Elves definitely provided it.

The premise is simple and silly: three total strangers from modern-day Japan are accidentally summoned to a fairly standard fantasy world populated by elves and the like. An attempt to send them home goes awry and the relevant spell is split into five pieces and imprinted upon the bodies of randomly selected elves across the land. So the three Japanese visitors - one famous actress, one gun-obsessed read more
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May 10, 2011
Have you ever taken a shit in your pants while in a public place before? Or walk into a Red Lobster bathroom to find a couple awkwardly fucking each other on the mildew infested tiles?

That's kind of what it feels like watching this anime. You feel like you've just stumbled into or have unwittingly become part of an embarrassing situation and you're only options are either to slowly back out gracefully or watch it play out to it's illogical conclusion (that couple by the way, didn't really mind me being there, I just wanted a breath mint). "Those Who Hunt Elves" is an anime read more
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Aug 30, 2012
Anime humour has never been one of my favourite aspects of the medium, and I hated it especially during the early days of my anime watching. "Those Who Hunt Elves" is a shining example of why I didn't readily take to it: the humour is too goofy, and is over-reliant on randomness and exaggeration rather than wit.

The "plot" of "Those Who Hunt Elves" involves a martial artist, an actor, and a female military otaku with a tank (please don't ask me to explain) being summoned to a fantasy land with elves and stuff. Unfortunately for them (as well as for me, as it meant read more
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Mar 19, 2013
This anime, probably more appropriately titled "Those Who Strip Elves", is not horrible or unwatchable. It's just bad. While some of the recurring gags are actually funny, the story is completely contrived and repetitive, and the characters are rather unlikeable. Add annoying opening and closing songs, and the eye cancer that is late '90s anime design, and the end result is the kind of series that one watches because they're bored and have nothing better to see.

The positives here are cartoony violence and seeing the inept characters deal with bizarre situations before they strip the female elf of the week. I don't really care for read more
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Anime: Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo?
Overpowered humans (and a tank) from our world beat the crap out of residents of another fantasy world. 
reportRecommended by ced1106
Anime: Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri
Gate is best described as something akin to the spiritual successor of 'Those Who Hunt Elves'. People from modern Japan find themselves in medieval fantasy land... and they come equipped with guns and tanks!

TWHE is more small-scale in terms of scope since there are only three characters that travel to a new world; armed with only one tank. And the plot is simply 'strip elves so we can get back to our world!'. Gate, on the other hand, is a modern vs. medieval culture clash series, complete with humvees, tanks, helicopters, mortars, etc being used in battles against a less advanced civilization.  read more 
reportRecommended by AironicallyHuman
Anime: Sonic X
I think both is similar for the main persons come from a other world and do every thing to come home again and it is very mutch of demolish  
reportRecommended by Robban92
Anime: Kero Kero Chime
the story its a bit different but both share that the main cast was brought into a new world, need to find different pieces of magic spell to dissolve the curse and return were belong. if u liked TWHE then u will laugh with KKC 
reportRecommended by begui142
Anime: Girls Bravo: First Season
Both shows are based on a plot revolving around accidental interstellar travel of one or more of the main characters. Both shows have a lot of slapstick, ironic, ridiculous, and bizarre humor that you can't help but to laugh at while you think how ridiculous and bizarre it seems. Both shows also have a lot of ecchi topics. While Girls bravo has more blatant nudity, Those Who Hunt Elves has more foul language.

Both shows have a second season that finishes up the series but doesn't really finish the storyline. 
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Anime: Bakuretsu Hunters
both about group in fantsy world and comedy most the time  
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