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Mujigen Hunter Fandora
Mujigen Hunter Fandora (VHS)(Italy).jpg
Italian VHS cover of the first OVA
夢次元ハンター ファンドラ
(mujigen hantā fandora)
Genre Sci-fi
Original video animation
Directed by Kazuyuki Okaseko (OVA 1), Hiroshi Yoshida (OVA 2), Shigenori Kageyama (OVA 3)
Produced by Hiromasa Shibazaki
Written by Koichi Minade, Takashi Yamada
Music by Nozomi Aoki
Studio Nippon Columbia (distribution), Hiro Media, Kaname Production
Released 1985-09-211986-11-21
Runtime 35 minutes (1) , 43 minutes (2), 46 minutes (3)
Episodes 3
Novel
Written by Koichi Minade
Illustrated by Go Nagai
Published by Kodansha
Published 1986-02-19
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Mujigen Hunter Fandora (夢次元ハンター ファンドラ mujigen hantā fandora?, translated as Dream-dimension Hunter Fandora) is an original video animation (OVA) created by manga artist Go Nagai. It was originally released on September 21, 1985 (1985-09-21), March 10, 1986 (1986-03-10) and November 21, 1986 (1986-11-21) by Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd. (now Columbia Music Entertainment).[1][2][3]

Along with the OVA, a 222-page novel written by Koichi Minade and illustrated by Nagai was released on February 19, 1986 (1986-02-19) by Kodansha with ISBN 4-06-190049-8. [4][5][6]

The OVAs were also released in Italy by Dynamic Italia with the title Dimension Hunter Fandora.[7]

Plot[edit]

The stars are a bounty hunter girl named Fandora and her shape-shifting assistant and guardian, Kue, as they attempt to save the universe from the evil Yog-Sogoth (not to be confused with the Lovecraftian deity of the same name). They encounter characters Gyaram, Captain PK, Sorta, Red-Eye Geran, Princess Reimia, GK, and Sorto. They travel through the Dream Dimension and hunt there. Fandora uses the power of the jewel Lupia in her crown to summon her powers and allows Kue to transform into the Fantastic Dragon.

Episodes[edit]

# Title Length Director Original release date
1 "Lem Fight Chapter"
"lemu faito hen" (レム・ファイト編) 
35 mins. Kazuyuki Okaseko September 21, 1985 (1985-09-21)
2 "Deddlandar Chapter"
"deddo landā hen" (デッドランダー編) 
43 mins. Hiroshi Yoshida March 10, 1986 (1986-03-10)
3 "Fantos Chapter"
"fantosu hen" (ファントス編) 
46 mins. Shigenori Kageyama November 21, 1986 (1986-11-21)

Staff & production notes[edit]

  • Distributor: Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd.
  • Planning/Production: Hiro Media, Kaname Production
  • General producer: Hiromasa Shibazaki
  • Original work: Go Nagai
  • Director: Kazuyuki Okaseko (OVA 1), Hiroshi Yoshida (OVA 2), Shigenori Kageyama (OVA 3)
  • Scenario: Koichi Minade, Takashi Yamada
  • Animation coordinator: Shigenori Kageyama (OVA 1, 2)
  • Key animation director: Masahiro Shida (OVA 1), Masahiko Imai (OVA 2), Nobuyuki Ikegami (OVA 3)
  • Animation: Kaname Production, Studio Giants (OVA 1, 2), Studio Eagle (OVA 1)
  • Character design: Hideki Tamura (OVA 1), Mayumi Watanabe (OVA 2, 3), Hideko Yamauchi (OVA 3)
  • Art director: Koichi Kudo (OVA 1), Geki Katsumata (OVA 2), Jiro Kono (OVA 3)
  • Music: Nozomi Aoki
  • Theme songs:
    • OVA 1
      • "Kokoro no Tobira" (心のとびら?, translated as "Door of the heart") ending theme lyrics by Maki Kimura, composition by Maki Kimura, arrangement by Nozomi Aoki, song by Ushio Hashimoto
      • "Yume Hunter" (夢ハンター yume hantā?, translated as "Dream hunter"), lyrics by Alice Sato, composition by Maki Kimura, arrangement by Nozomi Aoki, song by Ushio Hashimoto
    • OVA 2
      • "Akuma no Mama de" (悪魔のままで?), lyrics by Kazunori Sonobe, composition by Yuichiro Oda, arrangement by Kohei Tanaka, song by Ushio Hashimoto
      • "Akai Uchu" (赤い宇宙 Akai Uchū?, translated as "Red space") ending theme, lyrics by Kazunori Sonobe, composition by Yuichiro Oda, arrangement by Kohei Tanaka, song by Ushio Hashimoto
    • OVA 3
      • "Sayonara wa Iwanai" (さよならは言わない?) ending theme, lyrics by Rui Serizawa, composition by Yoshihiro Yonekura, arrangement by Kenji Yamamoto, song by Ushio Hashimoto
      • "Endless Way", lyrics by Rui Serizawa, composition by Yoshihiro Yonekura, arrangement by Kenji Yamamoto, song by Mitsuko Horie)
  • Cast: Mitsuko Horie (Fandora), Akira Kamiya (Kue), Makio Inoue (Yog-Sogoth), Keiko Toda (Leimia, OVA 1), Keiko Han (Fontine, OVA 2)

Source(s) [1][2][8]

Media[edit]

Home video[edit]

Besides the original VHS release, the OVA were released in Laserdisc, both individually and in a single package. The OVA were also released in a single DVD in March 17, 2001 (2001-03-17) by Columbia Music Entertainment (standard number COBM-5125).[9][10]

Soundtracks[edit]

Each OVA had two vinyl records, an EP and a LP album, the first containing the song themes and the second the full background music and song themes. All of them were released by Columbia.

Title Artist Standard number Release date
Mujigen Hunter Fandora: Lem Fight Hen Ushio Hashimoto CH-125 1985-09-21
Mujigen Hunter Fandora: Lem Fight Hen - Ongaku Hen CX-7239 1986-09-21
Title Artist Standard number Release date
Mujigen Hunter Fandora Part II: Dedd Landar Hen Ushio Hashimoto CH-126 1986-03-01
Mujigen Hunter Fandora Part II: Dead Lander Hen - Ongakushu CX-7266 1986-03
Title Artist Standard number Release date
Mujigen Hunter Fandora Part III: Fantos Hen Ushio Hashimoto
Mitsuko Horie
CH-132 1986-11
Mujigen Hunter Fandora Part III: Fantos Hen - Ongakushu CX-7292 1986-11

Picture books[edit]

Besides the novel, two picture books of the first two OVA were released by Nihonbungeisha under the label Film Comics with ISBN 4-537-03005-4 and ISBN 4-537-03029-1 respectively.[4][22][23]

Appearances in other media[edit]

The theme songs of the series are included in several CDs.

Title Artist Theme Standard number Release date
Horie Mitsuko Ota no Ayumi 6 ~Kyo Kara Ashita e no Zensokyoku~ Mitsuko Horie Endless Way COCC-9687/9 1992-03-21
Anime artist best selection: Hashimoto Ushio - Romantic Ageruyo Ushio Hashimoto Akuma no Mama de COCC-10190 1992-09-21
Best & Best Ushio Hashimoto Akuma no Mama de COCC-12818 1995-08-19
Nagai Go & Dynamic Pro no Sekai ~Shin Ongaku Hen~ Various Kokoro no Tobira
Yume Hunter
Akuma no Mama de
Akai Uchu
Sayonara wa Iwanai
Endless Way
COCC-15232/4 1998-06-20

Merchandise[edit]

At the time of the OVA releases, several goods were available, including postcards, bags, cassette recorders, pencil cases, stationery, etc.[24]

See also[edit]

  • Dream Hunter Rem, a similar OVA about a 'dream hunter' released June 1985, months before Fandora

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mujigen Hunter Fandora" (in Japanese). Japan: Go-mania. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  2. ^ a b "Original Video Ka Sakuhin List" (in Japanese). Japan: The World of Go Nagai. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  3. ^ "TV anime list". Nagai Go Special Corner (in Japanese). Japan: eBOOK Initiative Japan Co. Ltd. Retrieved 2009-06-12. [dead link]
  4. ^ a b "Mujigen Hunter Fandora" (in Japanese). Japan: The World of Go Nagai. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  5. ^ "Novel illustration books" (in Japanese). Japan: Go-mania. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  6. ^ "Mujigen Hunter Fandora (novel) product description" (in Japanese). Japan: Amazon.com, Inc. 
  7. ^ Antonio Genna. "Dimension Hunter Fandora". Il mondo dei doppiatori - Zona Animazione (in Japanese). Japan: AntonioGenna.net. 
  8. ^ "Mujigen Hunter Fandora" (in Japanese). Japan: allcinema. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  9. ^ "Mujigen Hunter Fandora (DVD) product description" (in Japanese). Japan: Amazon.com, Inc. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  10. ^ "Mujigen Hunter Fandora (DVD) product description" (in Japanese). Japan: Seven and Y Corp. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  11. ^ "Mujigen Hunter Fandora - Lem Fight Hen (EP)" (in Japanese). Japan: Anison House. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  12. ^ "Mujigen Hunter Fandora - Lem Fight Hen (EP)" (in Japanese). Japan: Anison Generation. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  13. ^ "Mujigen Hunter Fandora: Lem Fight Hen - Ongaku Hen" (in Japanese). Japan: Anison House. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  14. ^ "Mujigen Hunter Fandora: Lem Fight Hen - Ongaku Hen" (in Japanese). Japan: Anison Generation. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  15. ^ "Mujigen Hunter Fandora Part II: Dedd Landar Hen (EP)" (in Japanese). Japan: Anison House. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  16. ^ "Mujigen Hunter Fandora Part II: Dedd Landar Hen (EP)" (in Japanese). Japan: Anison Generation. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  17. ^ "Mujigen Hunter Fandora Part II: Dead Lander Hen - Ongakushu product description" (in Japanese). Japan: DiscLegend. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  18. ^ "Mujigen Hunter Fandora Part II: Dead Lander Hen - Ongakushu" (in Japanese). Japan: Anison Generation. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  19. ^ "Mujigen Hunter Fandora Part III: Fantos Hen (EP)" (in Japanese). Japan: Anison Generation. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  20. ^ "Mujigen Hunter Fandora Part III: Fantos Hen - Ongakushu product description" (in Japanese). Japan: DiscLegend. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  21. ^ "Mujigen Hunter Fandora Part III: Fantos Hen - Ongakushu" (in Japanese). Japan: Anison Generation. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  22. ^ "Mujigen Hunter Fandora: Lem Fight Hen (Picture book) product description" (in Japanese). Japan: Amazon.com, Inc. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  23. ^ "Mujigen Hunter Fandora 2: Dedd Landar (Picture book) product description" (in Japanese). Japan: Amazon.com, Inc. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 
  24. ^ "Toys & stationery nostalgia". Curio corner 1 (in Japanese). Japan: The World of Go Nagai. Retrieved 2009-06-12. 

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