Elf wo Karu Mono-tachi

Those Who Hunt Elves

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: エルフを狩るモノたち
English: Those Who Hunt Elves
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 1996 to Dec 20, 1996
Premiered: Fall 1996
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:15 (JST)
Producers: Sotsu, Showgate, Amuse
Studios: Group TAC
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy, EcchiEcchi
Theme: IsekaiIsekai
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.971 (scored by 1116911,169 users)
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Ranked: #43562
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Popularity: #4289
Members: 27,643
Favorites: 49


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Loudmouthed martial artist Junpei Ryuzouji, elegant actress Airi Komiyama, and cheery but artillery-obsessed student Ritsuko Inoue all find themselves transported from their homeland of Japan to an unfamiliar, magical world. When the elven priestess Celcia Marieclaire casts the spell to send them home, she is interrupted, and the spell is broken into parts that scatter throughout the world. The spell fragments imprint themselves onto the skin of various elves.

The trio travels in Ritsuko's tank, searching for elves who might carry the spell fragments so that Celcia can transfer them to her own body and make the spell whole again. As they adventure, people begin to refer to them as "Those Who Hunt Elves," gaining a reputation as warriors that put a stop to evil-doers with their miraculous cannon, terrifying elves by stripping any that they find. Though they're not the smartest group, they make up for it with enthusiasm and their strong determination to get back to Japan.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Characters & Voice Actors


Okazaki, Yukio
Episode Director, Storyboard
Komura, Toshiaki
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Angel Blue" by Naoko Hamasaki

Ending Theme

"Tensai wa Saigo ni Yatte Kuru" by Naoko Hamasaki


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 ...
Aug 6, 2013
Mixed Feelings
Wow… this is, um, different. It feels that they sort of ripped off Slayers and Lost Universe with the different dimensions that the characters cross over.

Lets talk about the characters, shall we? There is a young high school girl named Ritsuko who seems to have a tank and tons of guns and ammo. How a high school girl gets her hands on a tank, not to mention all the guns and ammo she has, I will never know. Not to mention, she actually knows how to use them well. Her character is a bit duncy and slightly annoying at times because she is a ...
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 ...

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