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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: Fridays at 01:15 (JST)
Producers: Sotsu, Showgate
Studios: Group TAC, Amuse
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.091 (scored by 7,850 users)
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Ranked: #34022
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Popularity: #3201
Members: 18,178
Favorites: 42
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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 magically imprinted onto their skin. Their solution: run around looking for elves and stripping them wherever they find them.

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Characters & Voice Actors


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

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"Angel Blue" by Naoko Hamasaki

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"Tensai wa Saigo ni Yatte Kuru" by Naoko Hamasaki

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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
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)
Aug 30, 2012
kajia (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
Jun 20, 2018
ktulu007 (All reviews)
Elf wo Karu Mono-tachi is an anime based off of a Yagami Yu manga. The anime adaptation was handled by Group TAC. Yes, the studio behind Arashi n Yoru ni & Shinigami no Ballad. It came out in the mid 90s and has been largely forgotten. I've actually seen this one before and, from what I recall, there's a good reason for that. So, I'll re-watch it and go over the tawdry details.


Our tale takes place in a fantasy world where a trio from our world, Ritsuko the high school girl with a bunch of gun, karate maniac Junpei & the actress read more


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