Crunchyroll Adds El-Hazard: The Wanderers, The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye Anime

posted on 2017-05-11 20:00 EDT
Both series streaming in Japanese with English subtitles

Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it is streaming the El-Hazard: The Wanderers television anime. In addition, the streaming service announced on Thursday that is streaming The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye television anime. Both titles are from Nozomi Entertainment and are available for members in the United States and Canada.

Crunchyroll is streaming El-Hazard: The Wanderers in Japanese with English subtitles and describes the story as follows:

Makoto always upstages Jinnai without trying, which only aggravates the delusional rivalry that Jinnai has concocted within his own mind. However, when Jinnai attempts to sabotage Makoto's newest invention, the machine creates a dimensional rift and throws Makoto, Jinnai, and several others from their school into a strange, new world that is filled with amazing creatures, beautiful sights, and dangerous enemies. If they ever want to get home, it's going to take wits, courage, and a lot of luck!

The 25-episode television series is a retelling of the 1995 El Hazard - The Magnificent World original video anime (OVA). Geneon Entertainment previously released the television series on VHS and DVD, and Nozomi Entertainment rereleased the series on DVD in 2010 and 2016. The series was previously available streaming on The Anime Network.

The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye is also available streaming on Viewster and Tubi TV with an English dub, but Crunchyroll is streaming the series in Japanese with English subtitles. Crunchyroll describes the story:

In a devastated world overrun by monstrous bugs and ravaged by outlaws, there's only one person to call when you really need a job done right: Honoka. With a sixth sense for danger, sword skills second to none, and a smart-aleck A.I. tank by the name of Bogie, she's ready to tackle any job and solve any problem for her clients. But while crossing the desert one night, she finds a young man alone in the wasteland. It's the first step of a journey that will challenge even Honoka's amazing skills to their very limit!

The 24-episode series premiered in 2006 and Nozomi Entertainment began releasing the series on DVD in 2007. The anime adapts Ryou Hoshino's novel series, which began in 1999 with illustrations by Nao Goto. The novels also inspired a manga adaptation which Tokyopop released in print and Viz Media later released digitally.

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