Elf wo Karu Mono-tachi
Those Who Hunt Elves
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Alternative Titles

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

Information

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
Studios: Group TAC, Amuse
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, EcchiEcchi, FantasyFantasy, MagicMagic, ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.051 (scored by 82318,231 users)
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Ranked: #33842
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3377
Members: 19,652
Favorites: 43
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Synopsis

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.

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Staff

Katayama, Kazuyoshi
Director
Komura, Toshiaki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Foster, Steven
Script, ADR Director
Yamada, Yasunori
Script


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"Angel Blue" by Naoko Hamasaki

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"Tensai wa Saigo ni Yatte Kuru" by Naoko Hamasaki



More reviewsReviews

Feb 19, 2008
SamildanachEmrys (All reviews)
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
Aug 30, 2012
kekekeKaj (All reviews)
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
Mar 12, 2014
theodoris (All reviews)
Altough it`s an very old anime, it`s realy good to watch if you want to laugh a lot.
When you grow tired of the same gerne you have been watching over and over again, watch this anime.
The story is funny, and you never know what is going to happen next.
I still need to see the second season, but whenever i need an break from the anime i`m watching, the second season will be the first thing to watch for me.
Ps. i loved the Tank (just watch the anime, you will know why)
Mar 19, 2013
sunshine_sakura (All reviews)
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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