El-Hazard: The Magnificent World

OVA (7 eps)
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3.726 of 5 from 1,893 votes
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Ever been mistaken for a member of the opposite sex? For Makoto, this embarassing situation becomes reality when he and two classmates are inadvertently transported to a magical world full of castles, royalty, and giant armored bugs. There, he is mistaken for Fatora, a missing princess, and quickly becomes entangled in a seven day quest to find her, all the while fending off female advances and trying to clear his name!

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CaptainSlow's avatar by CaptainSlow on Jan 29, 2014
Score: 6/10

What I Liked: Mimi Woods as Shayla-Shayla. Background art is quite good. Soundtrack is good, but not remarkable. R. Martin Klein as Katsuhiko Jinnai. The evolution of the relationship / rivalry between Shayla-Shayla and Nanami. Nice use of the predestination paradox. That catchy first ED.
What I Didn't: Occasionally uneven character animation that jumps from pretty damn nice to passable to overly-fluid... read more

roriconfan's avatar by roriconfan on May 24, 2012
Score: 5.5/10

Notice: Consider this a review of all 4 different entries of this franchise.

El Hazard (EH) uses the trope of people from our world transporting to a magical one, where they are thrown in a war for supremacy. The premise is kind of generic at first; they find some weird ancient ruins in their school that transport them to a world divided into light and dark sides. They get separated and each one ends... read more

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El-Hazard: Wanderers TV 1995
El-Hazard: The Magnificent World 2 OVA 1997
El-Hazard: The Alternative World TV 1998

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