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


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, MagicMagic
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.661 (scored by 26622,662 users)
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Ranked: #50042
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Popularity: #5560
Members: 6,283
Favorites: 12
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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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Mori, Takeshi
Director, Script
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Matsumoto, Rica
Theme Song Performance
Yuasa, Masaaki

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"Magical Beat" by Rica Matsumoto

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

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Dec 16, 2014
BlokeTokes (All reviews)
Hikyou Tanken Fam & Ihrlie, or "Ruin Explorers", is a lot like something you'd find in your typical "Dragon Quest" game (starring Muttley * ). We have our fantasy setting with a similar medieval-themed world. We have our growing party of characters, with personalities, who interact while continuing their adventure. We have that adventure in place of conquering an evil. Heck, we've even got the trademark boat segment with some of the things you might expect. The other thing we have, more in tune to the king of "Dragon Quest" games, being 8, is a masterful soundtrack of nearly the same caliber (if you haven't read more
Jun 13, 2010
N41X (All reviews)
Ruin Explorers are just like the name states: Something you look at in hopes of finding a treasure but you need to first search it in order to see whether you´ll find a treasure or just piles dirt. So what does this 4 episode OVA hide inside ?

Story: 7
The story takes us to a fantasy world where people called Ruin Explorers do their work in order to either stay alive by finding at least something valuable or they search for mythical treasures of immense power. In this world Ihrie and Fam are on a search for the “Ultimate Power” in order to fulfil their wishes. read more
May 8, 2016
Paraturtle (All reviews)
Stereotypical classic JRPG nonsense. Heroes are on a quest to retrieve a set of magical items that a powerful villain is searching for as well. Beyond that are plot points that become disposed of quickly and by the end of the 2 hour run-time you're comfortable not knowing the ending to a few sub-plots. The narrative doesn't take itself very seriously with a plethora of jokes hackneyed throughout, and at the points it becomes somewhat serious it's still rather basic and doesn't try anything fancy. Straight forward, but not schlock. Thank goodness. All of this comes together to become a check-list of classic fantasy adventure read more
Apr 17, 2018
Sidewinder51 (All reviews)
Rate a 7
English Dubbed

Use of tapestry and voice narration made for a delightful introduction. As for tapestry not only illustrated time era of story but added royal mention. Both of which vital to story's plot.

When one watches a story they expect a criminal and a hero. Little do they know both of which were heroes in their own way. Sadly, one grew stronger than the other. Although, in the end it all worked out. Would have been nice to see what would have happened if story matched up to 'alleged ending' but this ending was just as good. For while it did lack in comic read more

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