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Sorcerer Hunters - Magical Encounters (Vol 1)
Sorcerer Hunters - Magical Encounters
Vol 1
Actors: Shinnosuke Furumoto, Megumi Hayashibara, Yűko Mizutani, Mitsuaki Madono, Kiyoyuki Yanada
Director: Koichi Mashimo
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Anime & Manga, Animation
UR     2001     2hr 45min

This comic fantasy focuses on a nutty quintet of characters with supernatural powers who wander the "Spooner Continent" battling the evil wizards who oppress mortals in their domains. The Hunters consist of muscular blond ...  more »

     
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Actors: Shinnosuke Furumoto, Megumi Hayashibara, Yűko Mizutani, Mitsuaki Madono, Kiyoyuki Yanada
Director: Koichi Mashimo
Creators: Yukio Sugiyama, Naoyuki Masaki, Matt Greenfield, Rei Oshimi, Hiroyuki Kawasaki, Satoru Akahori
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Animation, Animation, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Adv Films
Format: DVD - Color - Animated,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 02/20/2001
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 2hr 45min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English, Japanese
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Bakuretsu Hunters!
shikou-chan | Louisiana | 03/19/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This series came highly recommended to me by several of my friends, and I have to admit, it is pretty good. It is certainly more of a shounen (boy) anime, but it is still very funny. The DVD includes seven episodes at the regular DVD price, seven instead of three or four episodes always being a major plus (especially for the ill-funded teenage world, ne? ^_^), and it has the typical ADV previous, some bios, Japanese and English dialogues, and the original trailer. The story is pretty good, an extreme melodramatic comedy, focusing on the lives of the amazing and mysterious Sorcerer Hunters, who's duty is to punish/kill/'take care of' rogue sorcerers using forbidden magic. The team includes the girl- obsessed Carrot Glace, his way too pretty brother Marron, muscle-man Gateau Mocha, and the voluptuous Tira and Chocolate Misu, both of who's job is to keep Carrot in line. This anime is definitely not one I would suggest for anyone younger than thirteen (there is some rather perverted humor and foul language in the show, although nothing worse, at least not in this DVD, and the box rating suggests 15+ -- I haven't seen any farther though so I can't say), but the art is well done, and the Japanese voice cast includes the renowned Megumi Hayashibara (female Ranma, Lina from Slayers, etc) as Chocolate. However, the English dub (most of which I usually avoid with fervor) really isn't all that bad, and some stuff is actually much funnier in the English version. Oh yeah, and the beginnning and ending songs are great! I love them! SO, if you like buxom women, bishi (cute/pretty) guys, and go for extremely melodramatic comedies, try it! Its a good deal, and a promising series!"
This series is as much satire/spoof as Nadesico
M. Hammond | San Diego, CA United States | 07/12/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"No one else seems to mention it, but with a lead characters named after food, particularly the Carrot/Kakarrot(DBZ) bit, this show is very funny. I'm sure people think I'm insane as I sit laughing my head off in waiting rooms, fast food joints, wherever, reading the latest manga of this series. Watch it with an eye out for other shows & you'll see what I mean. Marron's my favorite--very cool in the manga, but not necessarily gay(maybe a bit too fond of his brother as we see in the anime with his wish being to see his brother happy)--a very devoted brother to Carrot. Mille Fleur has a larger role in the manga also, flirting with just about everyone in the cast & really enjoys being mistaken for a female. Zaha Torte is one of the coolest & noble villains out there, believing so firmly Big Momma is wrong, he basically becomes the devil of the Spooner Continent to oppose her vision.
I strongly suggest reading the manga which fleshes out the anime, explaining some of the plot dumped in the name of time. (The girls are topless at least once per graphic novel it seems & we lost Gateau's sister & Zaha's other cohorts in the anime. We also find out about Dotta's winged boyfriend & the Glace parents, Onion & Apricot)"
BIG surprise
I. Chan | CA USA | 11/03/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am an anime DVD collector with over 250 anime DVDs to date. I bought the Sorcerer Hunters DVDs for this series without high expectations. I never heard of the series before, but since I love fantasy, I decided to try it out. The first few episodes were OK. They reminded me of the Slayers series (which I got bored with midway through the series). However, the disconnected comic episodes soon developed a running storyline that was both original and compelling. Characters began to be more developed and my interest grew. I ended watching the last two DVDs in one sitting and was sad when it ended. The last episode, though, was sure a blast, expecially Chocolate's new outfit! Also, great music! Along with Escaflowne and Record of Lodoss War - Chronicles of the Heroic Knight, Sorcerer Hunters is on my list of the best fantasy anime of all time."
Bakuretsu Hunters is Cool
gallas3 | Methuen, MA United States | 05/19/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this way back in its fansub days, and I can tell you this: It's an excellent series, as long as you can sit through the first dozen episodes. The first dozen are pretty much the same story each time, with a little bit of character development, and hints of a greater plot. Around episode 13, it looks like they changed storywriters entirely, because the entire rest of the series focuses very heavily on one major plot point, which gets progressively better and more engaging.It's definately one of my top ten anime series, and I recommend it. You just might have to force yourself past the first few (though there are a few gems on this first disk, episode 5 for example is some of Carrot's best development in the series)"