Hikyou Tanken Fam & Ihrlie


Ruin Explorers Fam & Ihrie

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Ruin Explorers: Quest for the Ultimate Power
Japanese: 秘境探検 ファム&イーリー
English: Ruin Explorers Fam & Ihrie
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Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 25, 1995 to Feb 25, 1996
Licensors: ADV Films, Maiden Japan
Studios: Ajia-do
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 29 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

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Score: 6.661 (scored by 40964,096 users)
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Ranked: #59002
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Popularity: #6380
Members: 10,458
Favorites: 19

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Synopsis

Fam and Ihrie are willing to do almost anything to make a buck. So when these debt-driven damsels discover the potential profits to be hand in recovering a particularly dangerous mystical object, it means mortal peril for an entire civilization.

There's no guarantee that they'll live long enough to squander the fabulous wealth they've been promised, and danger lurks around every turn as they cross dark seas in pursuit of legendary evil. Haunted by an unspeakable curse, plagued by doomsday prophecies, plotted against by untrustworthy traveling companions and looked in desperate race to gain the Ultimate Power, Fam and Ihrie are the Ruin Explorers!

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Characters & Voice Actors

Fam

Main
Shiina, Hekiru
Japanese

Ihrie

Main
Neya, Michiko
Japanese

Rasha

Supporting
Matsumoto, Rica
Japanese

Miguel

Supporting
Yamadera, Kouichi
Japanese

Queen Lilianna

Supporting
Inoue, Kikuko
Japanese

Sargus

Supporting
Ootomo, Ryuuzaburou
Japanese

Narrator

Supporting
Kayumi, Iemasa
Japanese

Ruguduroll

Supporting
Kayumi, Iemasa
Japanese

Lyle

Supporting
Midorikawa, Hikaru
Japanese

Galuff

Supporting
Otsuka, Chikao
Japanese

Staff

Mori, Takeshi
Director, Script
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Yano, Atsushi
Episode Director
Matsumoto, Rica
Theme Song Performance


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"Magical Beat" by Rica Matsumoto
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Ending Theme

1: "Dear Myself - A Time Capsule to Myself" by Kumi Konno (eps 1-3)
2: "Magical Beat" by Rica Matsumoto (eps 4)




Reviews

Sep 12, 2023
This is an excellent OVA series that exists in almost total obscurity, for while it is short it is definitely sweet. For a type of person like myself who is looking for something very specific in terms of good fantasy anime with a style unlike that of the hackneyed DND wannabes, with good character dynamics and excellent design, this series is a must.

The story, while not exactly unique in it's themes (the search for the handwavy 'ultimate power' that possibly doesn't exist but possibly does.) is excecuted well, and the short series manages to get you invested even in it's fleeting duration, mainly due to ...
Sep 12, 2023
Mixed Feelings
It's some good 90s fun.
The english dub is serviceable, the animations are nice and I especially love the designs of the characters.
The artstyle is very reminiscent of the late 90s series like early Pokémon and especially Slayers given the fantasy setting.
The story is like a mash of every JRPG you've ever played so it's nothing unpredictable, although that isn't a bad thing, honestly it was a fun watch and the length of 4 episodes was the right choice.
I think it's a good show to put on when you don't want to pay too much attention and have a bit of light hearted fun.
Apr 30, 2024
Before the review: This show, like many older shows, contains flashing scenes which may trigger seizures in some people, and which many others will find distracting or annoying.

If you're looking for that special something that some 90's anime stories have that you can't find anymore look elsewhere because there is none of it here. With the exception of 2 or 3 quirks you've probably already seen, heard, or read this before. Whether or not it was clever for its time the writing has aged terribly.

The animation was surprisingly satisfying, not just from the innate charm that pre-digital art has, but also because this ...

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