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El Hazard: The Magnificent World (1995)
"Shinpi no sekai Eru Hazâdo" (original title)

Video  |   |  Adventure, Animation, Comedy
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Thrown into another dimensional world, a teenage boy must save a kingdom by impersonating a missing princess.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tetsuya Iwanaga ...
Makoto (voice)
Ryôtarô Okiayu ...
Jinnai (voice)
Rio Natsuki ...
Nanami (voice)
Kôji Ishii ...
Fujisawa (voice)
Yuri Amano ...
Ifurita (voice)
Tomo Sakurai ...
Shayla-Shayla (voice)
Miho Yoshida ...
Afura (voice)
Saeko Shimazu ...
Miz (voice)
Etsuko Kozakura ...
Alielle (voice)
Yôko Sawami ...
Diva (voice)
Kikuko Inoue ...
Rune (voice)
Tomoko Ishimura ...
Fatora (voice) (as Mifuyu Hîragi)
Tamio Ôki ...
Shtalubaugh (voice)
Rikako Aikawa ...
Nahato (voice)
Hiroshi Naka ...
Londs (voice)


Makoto is a high school student who one day found himself sent to a strange, magical world called El Hazard. He is then forced to impersonate a missing princess(an idea for which he does not care for). Other earthlings sent to this world include Makoto's teacher (Fujisawa), his girlfriend (Nanami), and his girlfriend's brother (Jinnai). Jinnai, by the way has teamed up with an evil army of giant insect creatures so that he can take over El Hazard and kill Makoto. Luckly, Makoto has a guide and a bodygaurd to help him get by. Well actually, the guide is a girl who falls in love with every woman she meets and the bodyguard is just a cat... oh well. Written by David McGuire <>

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(7 episodes)


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In the English dub, when Jinnai gives new names to a group of Bugrom soldiers, he names most of them after the Marx brothers (Groucho, Harpo, Zeppo and Chico, along with Gummo and Margaret Dumont (The brothers' regular comic foil). See more »


Shayla-Shayla: You knocked 'em dead with your Big Sucker Gab Slash!
Afura Mann: Arhh. It's MY move, I want to name it!
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Crazy Credits

The credits for the first episode are displayed over a stylized map of El-Hazard and are accompanied by the music that plays during the opening sequence for the rest of the series. The credits sequences for episodes two through six are all the same, and feature a series of visual gags and references to Alielle's lesbianism and is accompanied by a song sung by Alielle. As the closing credits for the last episode roll, there is a series of pastel-drawn pictures of things that happen after the end of the series (or could simply be fan service imagery) such as Makoto and Ifurita snuggling under a tree, Alielle in a Japanese schoolgirl's uniform, and so on with a romantic song sung in the background. See more »


Followed by El Hazard: The Magnificent World 2 (1997) See more »

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Dramatic, Funny, Happy and Sad Fantasy
17 August 2000 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

This is my favorite anime series ever. I just finished the series today, and I loved it. I'd already seen the whole TV series before, but it wasn't as good. The TV series used too much filler and dumbed down some of the plot. I'm not going to give away the plot, because it just has so many twists. But without revealing anything, this series is about four high school students who get transported to a different world. Sounds kind of familiar doesn't it? Well, it should, there's at least twenty other anime series that are just like that. However, El Hazard pulls it off like no other. It has a great story, great direction, great music, great characters, and so on and so on. The series kind of drags around the third tape, but that doesn't really matter. It's still great. It does get kind of sad around the end, though. Make sure you have a tissue ready. It's also kind of confusing, almost exactly like the TV show. Just with a different character. I haven't seen the sequels yet, but from what it sounds like, the sad thing is reversed. I don't know how, but it is. I guess I'll have to see them. That's enough for now, just go rent the series. NOW!

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