El Hazard: The Magnificent World
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Synonyms: Shinpi no Sekai Eru Hazaado, Shinpi no Sekai El-Hazard
Japanese: 神秘の世界エルハザード


Type: OVA
Episodes: 7
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 26, 1995 to Jan 25, 1996
Producers: Pioneer LDC
Studios: AIC
Source: Original
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Duration: 34 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.341 (scored by 61856,185 users)
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Ranked: #21532
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Popularity: #3916
Members: 14,323
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When Makoto Mizuhara discovers an old monument in his school and awakens a beautiful woman he, his teacher, his worst enemy and one of his female friends is transported to the magnificent world of El Hazard. There they discovers that they have received special powers. Makoto and his teacher Fujisawa land in a jungle and save a princess from very large bugs. Makoto's friend Nanami lands in a desert. And Makoto's rival, Jinnai, lands in the middle of the bug's kingdom and becomes their general, plotting to destroy Makoto and his new friends. After having his attacks repelled by Makoto several times, Jinnai learns about an ultimate weapon, the demon Ifurita. Everyone sets out to find it, and when they do Makoto learns that she is the same woman that sent them to El Hazard. But the one gaining control of her is Jinnai.

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Inoue, Hiroaki
Hayashi, Hiroki
Director, Storyboard
Kimiya, Shigeru
Episode Director, Storyboard
Nakazawa, Kazuto
Storyboard, Character Design, Chief Animation Director

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#1: "Boys be Free!" by Etsuko Kozakura (eps 1-6)
#2: "Chiisana Hana (ちいさな花, Little Flower)" by Yuri Amano (ep 7)

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Jan 9, 2008
Gaidai (All reviews)
The Magnificent World of El-Hazard, truly a classic for the ages! And I mean that, too. In comparison to more 'modern' shows, it's my opinion that El-Hazard still measures up to this day, and whether you've loved anime since the days of Astroboy (though I'm not sure how much other anime there was in the 60's, heh), or you've just recently started into the hobby, I'd still strongly recommend the first series of El-Hazard. Be ready for some high-fantasy with a few Final-Fantasy-esque technological advancements. If you're the mecha only type or just aren't a big fan of such things, I'd read more
Jun 4, 2019
SeekingWaylander (All reviews)
El Hazard stands out as a magnificent masterpiece.

I've rewatched it and it hasn't lost its fragrance.

The art is top notch. Starting from background art to characters, everything is well-defined and has its place in the story.

The story itself may look meh, but, it really isn't. It is a well thought story. The characters may get sloppy from time to time, but they are well defined and fluid. The plot itself is great and it has its share of everything. Its catchy and it stays catchy. Its funny. Its dumb. Its wonderful. Its original.

The music and the sound is impressive.
May 16, 2010
andalib13 (All reviews)
Watched it on anime marathon at AXN back in 2002. Started watching, and could not move from in front of my TV until it reached the end. Art, sound quality is not as good as today's anime, but storyline is amazing and its enjoyable. The entire story is linked and it is revealed at the last episode. If someone thinks it is made of misplaced events, then I should say he did not understand it properly. Its very precise, never gets boring, and best part is it has a nice flow that will keep you attached. I've rewatched it so many times, never felt boring.
Jun 8, 2016
ktulu007 (All reviews)
El Hazard is an anime franchise from the mid 90s. It was written by Tsukimura Ryoe with production by AIC. You may remember them from their work on OreImo, Solty Rei, Blue Gender, Sasameki Koto and several others I've reviewed. The first entry in the El Hazard franchise was Magnificent World, a seven episode OVA which gained enough popularity to spawn two tv anime series, and more OVAs. So, was this OVA actually good enough to warrant that? Let's take a look at El Hazard The Magnificent World and find out.


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