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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
Duration: 34 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.431 (scored by 5,152 users)
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Ranked: #18532
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Popularity: #3184
Members: 11,060
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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 some special powers. Makoto and his teacher Fujisawa lands in a jungle and saves a princess from some 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 several having his attacks repelled by Makoto several times, Jinnai learns about an ultimate weapon, the demon Ifurita. And so everyone sets of to find Ifurita, and when she's found 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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Characters & Voice Actors


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 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.


We begin our story with high school politics. Because don't all great fantasy tales begin read more
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.
Apr 4, 2009
hauptg (All reviews)
I usually like these type of anime. I even tried to skip ahead and try this second series out in case the first one was the exception. It all just fails at so many levels. The plot is messed up by the horrible comedy. The overall story could have worked, if more thought had been made on giving a purpose for the characters. Instead it is left to a near random and uninteresting chain of events.


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