|Title (English)||El Hazard (series 1)|
|Title (Japanese)||Shinpi no Sekai El-Hazard||Art Sample
|Notes||English name: The Wanderers: El Hazard, or El-Hazard, the Magnificent World
|Synopsis||Makoto and his friends are magically transported to another world where they try to help Princess Rune Venus and the inhabitants of Roshtaria repel the insect-like Bugrum, who unfortunately are being led by Makoto's crazed schoolmate Jinnai. There's a series synopsis at: The Wanderers.|
Comparisons with the OVA version are inevitable: the TV series has a somewhat different and more episodic storyline, though the same characters appear. The initial transport to El Hazard is here accomplished by an apparatus that Makoto constructs and Jinnai interferes with. The racier elements of the OVA series, ie the cross-dressing, incidental nudity and Alielle's lesbian lusts have all been dropped. Much more time is devoted to the three Great Priestesses, who are well characterised. The artwork is very good, to the point where it's worth watching even if you don't understand a word of dialogue. The Turkish edition audibly preserves the Japanese names and honorifics of the characters.
|Credits||Creator: Hiroki Hayashi and Ryoei Tsukimura
Series Director: Katsuhito Akiyama
|TV Showing||See the whole series for free? This series may be syndicated to regional cable, satellite or terrestial TV stations. For Europe click here.|
|Date||1995 October 6 - 1996 March 29|
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