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Ruin Explorers - Fam & Ihrie (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Hikyō Tanken Fam & Ihrlie - Ruin Explorer (Japanese)
秘境探検ファム&イーリー Ruin Explorer (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Fam and Ihrie are two Ruin Explorers, trying to make a living by salvaging old relics hidden in the ruins of a long lost era when magic ruled the world. Although Ihrie is a powerful sorceress, she has been cursed and everytime she casts a spell she turns into a fluffy little rodent. In order to remove the curse she is looking for the Ultimate Power that is sealed by three relics they must find. However, Ihrie soon finds out they are not the only ones who desire this power and while some of the competitors may be friendly, others seek this power to spread evil across the land.
User Ratings: 316 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 8 votes (sub:5, dub:3)
 Excellent: 23 votes (sub:12, dub:10, others:1
1 French subtitled
 Very good: 62 votes (dub:29, sub:27, raw:1, ?:1, others:4
2 Russian subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
 Good: 111 votes (sub:55, dub:53, ?:2, raw:1)
 Decent: 67 votes (sub:37, dub:29, ?:1)
 So-so: 25 votes (sub:15, dub:9, others:1
1 German dubbed
 Not really good: 13 votes (sub:7, dub:5, ?:1)
 Weak: 2 votes (dub:1, sub:1)
 Bad: 2 votes (dub:2)
 Awful: 3 votes (sub:1, others:2
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 646 users, rank: #1758 (of 9527)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.810 (Good−), std. dev.: 1.4762, rank: #4588 (of 9641)
Weighted mean: 6.774 (Good−), rank: #4591 (of 9641) (seen all: 6.82 / seen some: 5.82)
Bayesian estimate: 6.804 (Good−), rank: #4145 (of 7238)
Running time: 30 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 4
Episode titles: We have 4
1995-06-25 to 1996-02-25
Opening Theme:
"Magical Beat!" by Rica Matsumoto
Ending Theme:
#1: "DEAR MYSELF - A Time Capsule to Myself" by Kumi Konno (eps 1-3)
#2: "Magical Beat!" by Rica Matsumoto (ep 4)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Ruin Explorers (DVD) 2000-07-11 (from $32.97)
    Ruin Explorers [Essential Anime Collection] (DVD) 2004-08-31 (from $98.89)
    Ruin Explorers: Fam & Ihrie (DVD) 2013-07-02 (from $69.00)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Takeshi Mori
Script: Takeshi Mori
Hiroyuki Nishimura (eps 2-4)
Takeshi Mori (ep 1)
Episode Director:
Hiroyuki Nishimura (eps 2-4)
Kazuhiro Sasaki (ep 1)
Original Manga: Kunihiko Tanaka
Character Design: Toshihisa Kaiya
Art Director:
Takashi Miyano
Takashi Nakamura (eps 3-4)
Animation Director:
Hiroyuki Nishimura (ep 4)
Takuya Saitō (ep 3)
Toshihisa Kaiya (eps 1-4)
Yoshiaki Yanagida (eps 1-3)
Director of Photography: Akio Saitō
Background Art:
Akira Furuya (ep 4)
Akira Suzuki (eps 1, 4)
Chiharu Yamaya (eps 3-4)
Eriko Shibayama (eps 1, 4)
Hiroshi Yoshikawa (eps 2-3)
Kaori Nishikawa (ep 4)
Katsuhiro Haji (eps 1, 4)
Masako Furuhashi (eps 1, 3)
Masaru Amamizu (eps 1-4)
Miki Honda (eps 1, 3)
Reiko Ikeda (ep 4)
Seiko Akashi (ep 2)
Takashi Nakamura (ep 2)
Takuya Sodeyama (ep 4)
Tōru Koga (ep 4)
Color Styling: Miyoko Ichinose
Design: Toshihisa Kaiya
Chieko Takayama (Morita Editing Office)
Seiji Morita (Morita Editing Office)
Layout: Masaaki Yuasa (ep 3)
Hiroyuki Matsuzawa (eps 1-4)
Shingo Kobayashi (eps 1-4)
Takayuki Kobayashi (eps 2-4)
Toshio Kita (eps 1-4)
Toshiyuki Izumi (eps 1-2)
Planning: Shigeru Watanabe
Production manager: Ryūichirō Matsuyama
Recording Director: Yota Tsuruoka
Sound Effects: Yasuyuki Konno
Theme Song Arrangement: Masamichi Amano
Theme Song Composition: Masamichi Amano
Theme Song Lyrics: Takeko Mori
Theme Song Performance:
Kumi Konno (ED)
Rica Matsumoto
Hekiru Shiina as Fam
Michiko Neya as Ihrlie

Chikao Ohtsuka as Gulf
Iemasa Kayumi as
Kenichi Ogata as Gil
Kikuko Inoue as Princess
Kōichi Yamadera as Migel
Rica Matsumoto as Rahsya
Ryūzaburō Ōtomo as Sargus
Seizo Katou as Elder Teacher
Yuri Shiratori as Meria
Japanese companies
Backgrounds: Studio Uni
Finish Animation:
Ashi Productions (eps 3-4)
Madhouse (eps 3-4)
MI (ep 1)
Suzuki Animation Planning (eps 1-2)
Wuxi Maliang Animation (ep 2)
In-Between Animation:
Märchen-Sha (eps 1-2)
Random (1)
Samtack (eps 1-2)
Studio DEEN (eps 1-3)
Studio Jungle Gym (ep 2)
Studio Wombat (2,3,4)
Laboratory: Tokyo Laboratory
Music Production: Nippon Columbia
Photography: Ace Creation (eps 1-4)
Recording Studio:
AVACO Creative Studios (eps 3-4)
Central Recording (ep 1)
Tokyo TV Center (ep 2)
Sound Effects: Swara Pro
Sound Production: Arts Production
Storyboard: GONZO (ep 1)
Titles: Maki Production
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Matt Greenfield
Art Director:
David Del Rio (Essential Anime Collection)
J. Michael Stovall (Essential Anime Collection)
Laura Gadbois (VHS. Vol. 2, DVD)
Lorraine Reyes (VHS Vol. 1)
Project Translator: Dan Kanemitsu
ADR Script: Matt Greenfield
Executive producer:
John Ledford
Mark Williams (Essential Anime Collection)
Matt Greenfield (Maiden Japan)
Toru Iwakami (Maiden Japan)
Producer: Matt Greenfield

Brett Weaver (Essential Anime Collection, Maiden Japan)
Kelly Manison (Essential Anime Collection, Maiden Japan)
DVD Authoring: Neal Barnes (Maiden Japan)
DVD Menu Design: Larry Koteff (Maiden Japan)
DVD Producer: Sharon Papa
International Coordination: Toru Iwakami
Logo Design: Douglas Smith
Media Coordinator: Janice Williams (Maiden Japan)
Packaging Design:
Douglas Smith
Larry Koteff (Maiden Japan)
Post Production: Dan Rockwell
Production Assistant:
E.W. Rector, III (Maiden Japan)
Jessica Williams (Maiden Japan)
Kayla King (Maiden Japan)
Production Coordination: Janice Williams
Production manager:
Joey Goubeaud (Maiden Japan)
Lisa J. Miller
Recording engineer: Jayson Carr
Sound Design/Mix: Paul Killam
Subtitle Formatting: Christopher Williams (Maiden Japan)
Technical Assistant: Michael Olesch (Maiden Japan)
Trailer: Dan Rockwell
Tamara Lo as Ihrie

Brett Weaver as

Bryan Bounds as
Tavern Owner
Christopher Corey as Crewman D
Cyril Lavender as Elder Teacher
David Bell as Crewman A
Ed Vela as Tavern Owner
Frank Page as Chamberlain
Guil Lunde as Galuff
Hanh Nguyen as Elder Teacher
Jason Douglas as Lyle
Kelly Manison as Rasha
Louis Gregory as Crewman B
Mark Reyes as Crewman C
Matt Greenfield as Armor 1
Phil Ross as Sargus
Tiffany Grant as Wench
Tristan MacAvery as
Armor 2

English companies
Broadcaster: Animax Asia
Distributor: Section23 Films (North America; 2013)
Internet Streaming:
HIDIVE (Subtitled & Dubbed)
The Anime Network
Licensed by:
ADV Films (Expired)
Maiden Japan (2013)
Post Production: Seraphim Digital (Maiden Japan)
Recording Studio: Industrial Smoke & Mirrors
Korean staff
Korean companies
Broadcaster: Animax Korea
Korean cast

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