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El-Hazard – The Magnificent World, Volume 2 (Geneon/OVA/DVD)


Picture: B-     Sound: B-     Extras: C     Episodes: C



Makoto, is just an ordinary student, that is until he meets the Demon Goddess 'Ifurita'. Makoto suddenly finds himself in the world of El-Hazard with his teacher Fujisawa, classmate Nanami, and his arch rival *self proclaimed* Jinnai.  Makoto is then mistaken for the missing princess and must play the role of the princess to not only help save El-Hazard from the Bugrom but find a way home for them.


One of the classics of original anime, filled with adventure, comedy and great storytelling. The main characters are stuck in an unknown world, but as the story progress they travel the land. Each one discover their own unique powers in El-Hazard as they make friends and enemies while trying and find a way home. But it seems they will have to stop the war and save El-Hazard before they do so.


One of the earlier animés, even thought it is short, it was very entertaining, a magical world of wonder, strange creatures and breath taking scenes. It is a popular series spawning El-Hazard 2, TV series, and OAVs as well.  The usual main characters getting lost in an unknown world with discover their new found powers. It has not only adventure, but plenty of comedy and touching characters for people to love.


Episode 5: Fifth Night: The World of Thunder


With the awakening of the Demon Goddess Ifurita, the power of El-Hazard shifts in the favor of the Bugrom. It seems they must unseal the awesome power of the legendary 'Eye of God'. It becomes all out war in El-Hazard.


Episode 6: Sixth Night: The World of Gleaming Light


It is revealed that the mysterious shadow tribe has been controlling everything since the beginning, bringing destruction to El-Hazard. The only hope lies in Makoto as he finally discovers his hidden power...


Episode 7: Seventh Night: The World of Endless Adventures


The Eye of God goes berserk and it seems like everything is about to be destroyed, it is up to Makoto and the team to give it one last-ditch chance to save El-Hazard.




The 1.33 X 1 video image looks good for its age and the Dolby Digital 5.1 mix outdoes the 2.0 versions besides it.  The only extras are line art and non-credit opening & closing.



-   Ricky Chiang


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