El Hazard - The Magnificent World (OAV)

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Alternative title:
El Hazard le Monde Magnifique (French)
El-Hazard: Un mundo fantástico (Japanese)
Shinpi no Sekai El Hazard (Japanese)
神祕的世界 (Chinese (Taiwan))
神秘の世界エルハザード (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: When Makoto Mizuhara discovers an old monument in his school and awakens a beautiful woman, he, his teacher, his worst enemy and one of his female friends is transported to the magnificent world of El Hazard. There they discovers that they have received some special powers. Makoto and his teacher Fujisawa lands in a jungle and saves a princess from some large bugs. Makotos friend Nanami lands in a desert. And Makotos rival, Jinnai lands in the middle of the bug’s kingdom and becomes their general, plotting to destroy Makoto and his new friends. After several having his attacks repelled by Makoto several times, Jinnai learns about an ultimate weapon, the demon Ifurita. And so everyone sets of to find Ifurita, and when she's found Makoto learns that she is the same woman that sent them to El Hazard. But the one gaining control of her is Jinnai.
User Ratings: 761 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 82 votes (sub:39, dub:38, raw:1, ?:1, others:3
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
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 Excellent: 143 votes (sub:86, dub:51, raw:2, ?:1, others:3
1 French subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
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 Very good: 201 votes (sub:133, dub:61, ?:1, raw:1, others:5
3 French subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 German subtitled
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 Good: 190 votes (sub:125, dub:52, raw:4, others:9
3 German dubbed
3 French dubbed
2 French subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
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 Decent: 80 votes (sub:53, dub:21, raw:1, others:5
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Italian dubbed
1 Russian subtitled
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 So-so: 31 votes (sub:25, dub:4, ?:1, others:1
1 French dubbed
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 Not really good: 12 votes (sub:7, dub:4, ?:1)
 Weak: 14 votes (sub:10, dub:3, others:1
1 French dubbed
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 Bad: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Awful: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
 Worst ever: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 1637 users, rank: #670 (of 6233)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.591 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.6556, rank: #1086 (of 6228)
Weighted mean: 7.568 (Very good−), rank: #983 (of 6228) (seen all: 7.72 / seen some: 6.19 / won't finish: 4.94)
Bayesian estimate: 7.568 (Very good−), rank: #784 (of 4685)
Running time: 24 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 7
Episode titles: We have 7
Vintage: 1995-05-26 to 1996-01-25
Release dates: We have 1
Ending Theme:
"Boys be Free!" by Etsuko Kozakura
Links: We have 3
DVD Easter Eggs: We have 6
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DVD (Region 1)
    El Hazard - The Magnificent World - DVD Box Set (DVD) 2001-08-07
    El Hazard (DVD 1) 2007-05-29
    El Hazard (DVD 2) 2007-07-31

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director:
Akihiko Nishiyama (ep 1)
Eiji Suganuma (OP)
Haruo Nakayama (ep 6)
Hiroki Hayashi (Series Director)
Kazuhiro Ozawa (ep 3)
Shigeru Kimiya (eps 2, 5)
Yuji Moriyama (ED)
Screenplay: Ryoe Tsukimura
Storyboard:
Hiroki Hayashi (eps 1-2, 4, 7)
Katsuhito Akiyama (ep 7)
Kazuhiro Ozawa (eps 3, 6)
Kazuto Nakazawa (ep 7)
Shigeru Kimiya (ep 5)
Original Concept:
Hiroki Hayashi
Ryoe Tsukimura
Character Design: Kazuto Nakazawa
Art Director: Nobuhito Sue
Animation Director:
Kazunobu Hoshi (ep 6)
Koji Watanabe (eps 4-5, 7)
Shinji Ochi (ep 3)
Yuji Ikeda (eps 2, 5)
Sound Director: Yasunori Honda
Director of Photography: Hitoshi Sato
Executive producer: Taro Maki
Animation:
Kazuto Nakazawa (ED; ep 7)
Yuji Moriyama (ED; eps 2-6)
Animation Advancement:
Choi Mi Jin (ep 1)
Jung Won Ko (ep 1)
Art Setting: Masahiro Sato (ep 4)
Assistant Animation Checker: Tsutomu Takei (ep 7)
Assistant Animation Director:
Hideki Takahashi (ep 5)
Hiroyuki Ochi (ep 7)
Background Art:
Hiromi Kariya (Kusanagi)
Kazuo Ogura (Kusanagi)
Nobuhito Sue (Kusanagi)
Yôji Nakaza (Kusanagi)
Yuji Kihara (Kusanagi)
Yuki Sakata (Kusanagi)
Background Assistance:
Kenji Kamiyama (ep 5)
Masahiro Sato (ep 5)
Yooichi Nangoo (eps 5-7)
Color Styling: Takuya Kawami
Design: Koji Watanabe
Key Animation:
Akira Oguro (eps 1, 4, 7)
Atsuko Nakajima (ep 6)
Atsushi Okuda (ep 7)
Eiji Iwamoto (ep 2)
Hideki Kakita (ep 7)
Hideki Kumazawa (ep 4)
Hideki Takahashi (ep 5)
Hideko Okimoto (ep 5)
Hidenori Matsubara (ep 7)
Hideo Kawaguchi (ep 1)
Hirofumi Suzuki (ep 6)
Hiroki Kawazoe (ep 6)
Hiroshi Nishio (eps 1, 4)
Hiroshi Yoneda (ep 3)
Hiroto Yokote (ep 3)
Hiroyuki Nishimura (ep 7)
Hisashi Abe (ep 6)
Jiro Kanai (eps 4, 7)
Kaori Kasuga (ep 3)
Katsuzo Hirata (ep 7)
Kazuhiro Sasaki (ep 7)
Kazuko Kodama (ep 1)
Kazunori Iwakura (ep 5)
Kazunori Ota (ep 7)
Kazuto Nakazawa (eps 4, 7)
Keiko Yamamoto (ep 2)
Kiyoshi Matsumoto (ep 5)
Kiyotaka Nakahara (eps 2, 5)
Koji Watanabe (eps 1, 4, 7)
Kouji Yanagisawa (ep 1)
Kunihiro Abe (ep 7)
Maiko Matsuzaki (ep 3)
Maki Sawai (ep 7)
Mariko Aoki (ep 5)
Masahiko Kubo (eps 1, 4, 7)
Masakazu Saito (ep 3)
Masashi Ishihama (eps 1, 4, 7)
Masashi Kaneko (ep 4)
Megumi Kuroki (ep 6)
Michio Ito (ep 7)
Miki Ugai (ep 6)
Misao Abe (eps 1, 4, 7)
Mitsuru Obunai (ep 7)
Miyako Nishida (ep 3)
Miyuki Yamashita (ep 6)
Motoki Yagi (ep 5)
Naoki Murakami (eps 3, 6)
Naomi Kimura (eps 1, 4, 7)
Naoyuki Konno (ep 7)
Naoyuki Owada (eps 1, 4, 7)
Nobutoshi Ogura (eps 1, 4)
Nobuyuki Fukuchi (ep 6)
Norimoto Tokura (ep 1)
Norio Matsumoto (ep 6)
Shigeyuki Suga (ep 7)
Shiho Takeuchi (ep 1)
Shinichi Suzuki (ep 5)
Shinichi Yoshino (ep 3)
Shinji Ochi (ep 3)
Shinji Satoh (ep 6)
Shino Takada (ep 5)
Shinya Hasegawa (ep 7)
Shuuji Sakamoto (ep 2)
Tadashi Abiru (ep 1)
Takahiro Hosoki (ep 3)
Takashi Kaneyama (ep 3)
Takashi Ono (ep 3)
Takashi Sano (ep 3)
Takeyuki Mizumura (ep 3)
Takuya Nonaka (ep 7)
Tokuyuki Matsutake (ep 6)
Tomoe Motosugi (ep 7)
Tomoko Kawashima (ep 5)
Tomomi Sumikawa (ep 1)
Toshiaki Kanbara (ep 2)
Tsutomu Ono (ep 7)
Yasuko Miyazaki (ep 3)
Yasushi Shibue (ep 1)
Yoshiharu Fukushima (ep 6)
Yoshitaka Kato (ep 5)
Yuichi Sato (eps 4, 7)
Yuichi Tanaka (ep 6)
Yuki Kinoshita (eps 2, 6)
Yukihiro Iwata (eps 1, 4, 7)
Yuko Kiyoshima (ep 2)
Yumiko Sugano (ep 3)
Yuriko Itoh (ep 1)
Yuzo Sato (ep 4)
Music Director:
Akira Kawase
Hiroyuki Morinaga (ep 1)
Paint Advancement:
Choi Mi Jin (ep 1)
Jung Won Ko (ep 1)
Production Advancement:
Kei Yanomaru (eps 3, 6)
Ken Bandou (eps 1, 4-5, 7)
Yumiko Nagaoka (eps 2, 5)
Production manager:
Masafumi Minami (eps 1-7)
Takafumi Hoshikawa (ep 3)
Takashi Toyoda (ep 6)
Production producer:
Takeshi Anzai (ep 6)
Yoshiyuki Matsuzaki (eps 2, 5)
Recording: Kimitaka Kawasaki
Recording Assistant: Tsuyoshi Kobayashi
Recording engineer: Hiroshi Tsujimoto
Setting Production: Ken Bandou (ep 6)
Sound Effects: Shizuo Kurahashi
Supervising Animation Director: Kazuto Nakazawa
Theme Song Arrangement: Seikou Nagaoka
Theme Song Composition: Seikou Nagaoka
Theme Song Lyrics: Natsuko Karedo (ED)
Theme Song Performance: Etsuko Kozakura (ED)
Aya Sakaguchi as Ura
Ryotaro Okiayu as Katsuhiko Jinnai
Tetsuya Iwanaga as Makoto Mizuhara
Yuri Amano as Ifurita

Etsuko Kozakura as Alielle
Kikuko Inoue as Rune Venus
Kouji Ishii as Mr. Masamichi Fujisawa
Mifuyu Hiiragi as Fatora
Rikako Aikawa as Nahato
Rio Natsuki as Nanami Jinnai
Tomo Sakurai as Shayla-Shayla

Hiroshi Naka as Londs
Maaya Sakamoto as Qawoor Towles 
Miho Yoshida as Afura Mann
Saeko Shimazu as Miz Mishtal
Tamio Ohki as Dr. Shtalubaugh
Yoko Soumi as Diva
Japanese companies
Animation: Studio Ebisu (OP)
Animation Advancement:
Echo (ep 1)
FAI (ep 1)
SSC (ep 1)
STEC (ep 1)
Background Art: Kusanagi
Co-Production:
Daume (eps 3, 6)
Magic Bus (eps 2, 5)
Oniro (eps 1-7)
Development: Imagica
In-Between Animation:
Anime Roman (ep 6)
APPP (ep 1)
Dr. Movie (ep 6)
EMUAI (ep 6)
FAI (ep 6)
Group Donguri (ep 1)
Hana Pro (eps 1, 7)
KIC (ep 1)
Kyung Kang ANIA (ep 6)
MADHOUSE (ep 6)
Studio Junio (ep 1)
Tamazawa Dogasha (ep 1)
Tokyo Animation Center (ep 6)
Tokyo Kids (ep 1)
In-Between Animation Assistance:
Anime Roman (eps 2, 5)
Anime Spot (ep 7)
APPP (eps 2, 7)
Daizo Productions (eps 2, 5)
DAST (ep 2)
FAI (ep 5)
Group Donguri (ep 4)
Hana Pro (ep 4)
Hanil Animation (eps 2, 5)
Jec.E (ep 5)
KIC (ep 4)
MADHOUSE (ep 2)
Marsa Inc (ep 5)
SHAFT (ep 5)
Studio DEEN (eps 2, 7)
Studio Junio (eps 4, 7)
Studio Kuma (ep 7)
Studio Mark (eps 2, 4-5)
Studio Sheeta (ep 7)
Studio Take Off (ep 2)
Studio Victory (ep 2)
Tokyo Animation Center (ep 2)
Tokyo Kids (eps 4, 7)
Key Animation: Studio Take Off (ep 2)
Paint:
Dr. Movie (ep 6)
FAI (ep 6)
Hana Pro (eps 1, 7)
Kyung Kang ANIA (ep 6)
MADHOUSE (ep 6)
Studio PIA (eps 1, 7)
Paint Advancement:
Echo (ep 1)
FAI (ep 1)
SSC (ep 1)
STEC (ep 1)
Paint Assistance:
FAI (ep 2)
Hana Pro (ep 4)
Hanil Animation (eps 2, 5)
Marsa Inc (eps 2, 5)
Miyazaki Animation Studio (ep 4)
OSCAR (ep 2)
Studio Kuma (ep 7)
Studio MAMBO (ep 2)
Studio Mugiboshi (eps 2, 5)
Studio PIA (ep 4)
Trans Arts Co. (ep 5)
Paint Check:
Studio aB (ep 2)
Studio Junio (ep 2)
Photography:
IMG (eps 2, 5)
Mushi Production (eps 3, 6)
Photography Assistance:
Adlib (ep 7)
Phoenix Entertainment (ep 5)
Studio Cavern (ep 7)
Production:
AIC
PIONEER LDC
special effects: Marix
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Jenny Haniver
Executive producer: Hideki 'Henry' Goto
Digital ADR Engineer:
Joe Romersa
Phil Brewster
DVD Design: Tom Watanabe
DVD Engineer: Songyi Liu
Recording Facility Engineer: Les Claypool III
Bob Marx as Katsuhiko Jinnai
Christy Mathewson as Makoto Mizuhara 
Julie Kliewer as Ura
Tiffany James as Ifurita

Debbie Derosa as Kiriya
Lia Sargent as Nanami Jinnai
Melissa Charles as Alielle
Michael Sorich as Mr. Masamichi Fujisawa
Mimi Woods as Shayla-Shayla
Mona Marshall as Nahato
Ruby Marlowe as Rune Venus
Tessa Ariel as Fatora
Tom Wyner as Galus
William Frederick Knight as Dr. Schtalubaugh

David Lucas as
General (ep 6)
Phantom Tribe Scientist A
Diva West as Diva
Dorothy Melendrez as Miz Mishtal
Dougary Grant as
Creature (ep 1)
Driver (ep 3)
Lord (ep 5)
Joe Romersa as Driver (ep 3)
Patricia Ja Lee as
Afura Mann
Reporter
Peter Spellos as Roll Londs
Rudy Luzion as
Lord (eps 1-2)
Student Council Member (ep 1)
Sam Strong as Phantom Tribe Scientist B
Susan Amber as Messenger

English companies
Broadcaster:
AXN-Asia (SE Asia)
International Channel
Distributor: Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
Recording Facility: Magnitude 8 Post
Translation: ZRO Limit Productions
French staff
French cast
(none)
Cyrille Artaux as Katsuhiko Jinnaï
Laurence Bréheret as Ifurita
Olivier Korol as Makoto Mizuhara

Antoine Tome as Mr Fujisawa
Colette Noel as Shayla-Shayla
Laurence Bréheret as Rune Venus
Stéphanie Lafforgue as Nanami Jinnaï (voix 2)
Sybille Tureau as Nanami Jinnaï (voix 1)

Antoine Tome as Galus
Christine Paris as
Afura Mann
Diva (voix 2)
Michel Raimbault as Londs
Sybille Tureau as Diva (voix 1)

French companies
Broadcaster: Mangas
Distributor: Kaze
Dubbing: Studio Chinkel
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
(none)
Aurora Ferrándiz as Ifurita (Spain dub; ep 1)
Diana De Guzmán as Ifurita (Spain dub; eps 6-7)
Jordi Pons as Makoto Mizuhara (Spain dub)
José Javier Serrano as Katsuhiko Jinnai (Spain dub)
Marta Barbará as Ifurita (Spain dub; eps 4-5)

Alberto Mieza as Masamichi Fujisawa (Spain dub)
Aurora Ferrándiz as Afura Mann (Spain dub; eps 2-3)
Berta Cortés as Nanami Jinnai (Spain dub; eps 1-3)
Elisa Beuter as Rune Venus (Spain dub; eps 6-7)
Elisabet Bargalló as
Alielle Relrye (Spain dub)
Fatora Venus (Spain dub)
Geni Rey as Afura Mann (Spain dub; eps 4-7)
Isabel Muntané as Ura (Spain dub; eps 1-3)
Javier Viñas as Galus (Spain dub)
Maria del Mar Tamarit as Shayla-Shayla (Spain dub)
Marta Barbará as Rune Venus (Spain dub; eps 1-2, 5)
Mercedes Diemand-Hartz as Nanami Jinnai (Spain dub; eps 4-7)
Nuria Doménech as Miz Mishtal (Spain dub; ep 3)
Victoria Ramos as
Alielle Relrye (Spain dub; ep 6)
Miz Mishtal (Spain dub; eps 4-7)

Concha García Valero as Diva (Spain dub; eps 1-3)
Dionisio Macias as Londs (Spain dub; eps 1-2)
Elisa Beuter as
Kiriya (Spain dub)
Nahato (Spain dub; eps 6-7)
Félix Benito as Dr. Shtalubaugh (Spain dub; ep 5)
Gloria Gonzalez as Diva (Spain dub; ep 5)
Luis Espinosa as Londs (Spain dub; ep 5)
Santiago Cortés as Dr. Shtalubaugh (Spain dub; eps 1-2)
Toni Solanes as Dr. Shtalubaugh (Spain dub; eps 6-7)
Spanish companies
Distributor: Manga Films (Spain; as Pioneer)
Dubbing Studio: International Soundstudio (Spain dub)
German staff
German cast
(none)
Adeline Schebesch as Ifurita
Andreas Müller as Mizuhara Makoto
Sasha Kaufmann as Jinnai

Adeline Schebesch as Shayla-Shayla
Björn Dobelman as Nahato
Frank Strobelt as Mr. Masamichi Fujisawa
Heidi Schliesser as Alielle
Natasa Tolimir as Fatora
Stefanie Albrecht as Rune Venus

Christina Nussbaum as Jinnai
Heidi Schliesser as Kiraia
Joachim Rudolph as Galus
Nina Marschke as
AfuraMang
Diva
Stephanie Albrecht as Miz Mishtal
Thomas Witte as Dr. Schtalubaugh
Tristan Vogt as Londs
German companies
Broadcaster: VOX
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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