Ruin Explorers / 秘境探検ファム&イーリー

by Ragey



As I Command Thee Oh, Spirits That Reside in the Air
Let the Light of Admonishment Shine Upon the Fools The Skies, the Sea, and the Woods


where can I watch this?

This'll be frustrating.

ADV Films released a DVD and a VHS tape of the OVAs a few years back (though they're not listed on their site), but they're hard to come by without shelling far too much for four half-hour long episodes. Amazon US has four VHS tapes, but it's hard to tell if it's two episodes per tape, one per tape or if some of those are repeated listings. No idea if they're dubbed, subtitled or whatever, so if you're cranky about that sort of thing then stick with the DVDs.

But there are two DVDs on Amazon! One simply called "Ruin Explorers, Vol. 1" and another replacing the volume with the subtitle "Quest for the Ultimate Power!". Their covers are the same, except for the former claiming it's been digitally remastered in 5.1 sound, so that's a major help. The DVD I got is by Manga Anime Cartoon (a bootleg group, apparently) and lacks any company names or whatever when the DVD is started and lacks the extras menu, despite being pictured on the back, though apparently all I'm missing is a "scrapbook," a link to ADV Films website and the credits. I'd say look out for this, but, y'know, why? It's ADV Films' fault for not reissuing the DVDs. And I'm not missing out on much. FIGHT THA POWER

There's also Japanese laserdiscs that have funky looking extras, but good luck keeping your arm and leg when buying them!

Amazon US: DVD

Amazon UK: DVD