El-Hazard: The Magnificent World

OVA (7 eps)
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3.724 out of 5 from 1,794 votes
Rank #1,274

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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yugure's avatar by yugure on Apr 23, 2011
Score: 9.5/10

Usually, when my friend forces me to watch the first episode of an anime I don't like it at all. So when she told me she was going to show me the first episode of El-Hazard, I was like: "Oh no, not again." But this time was definately different. I loved the first episode so much that we watched to whole season that afternoon. This is definately an awesome anime. I really liked the story, it was... 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

Related anime

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

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