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