El-Hazard (Japan)

Rating: **

Divided into four installments.

Some students get whisked off to the world of El-Hazard and have to save it from destruction. It takes a couple of episodes for this series to kick into gear, but once the cute girls start showing up, things get interesting! The character design is kind of weak, but the girls look pretty good. The characters themselves also become more interesting (a lot like "Tenchi-Muyo!") as the story begins to take shape. Fun and silly with a bit of sexual innuendo, but things sort of fall flat in the final installment.