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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 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][4]

Along with the OVA, a 222 pages novel written by Koichi Mizuide and illustrations by Nagai was released in February 19, 1986 (1986-02-19) by Kodansha with ISBN 4061900498. [5][6][7]

The OVA were also released in Italy by Dynamic Italia with the title Dimension Hunter Fandora.[8]

Plot

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Episodes

# Title Length Director Original release date
1 Lem fight
"lemu faito hen" (レム・ファイト編)
September 21, 1985 (1985-09-21) {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
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2 Dedd Landar
"deddo landā hen" (デッドランダー編)
March 10, 1986 (1986-03-10) {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
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3 Fantos
"fantosu hen" (ファントス編)
November 21, 1986 (1986-11-21) {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
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Staff & production notes

  • Distributor: Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd.
  • Planning/Production: Hiro Media, Kaname Production
  • General producer: Kansei Shibasaki
  • Original work: Go Nagai
  • Director: Kazuyuki Okasako (OVA 1), Hiroshi Yoshida (OVA 2), Shigenori Kageyama (OVA 3)
  • Scenario: Koichi Mizuide, Takashi Yamada
  • Animation coordinator: Shigenori Kageyama (OVA 1, 2)
  • Key animation director: Masahiro Shida (OVA 1), Masahiko Imai (OVA 2), Hiroyuki 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][3]

Media

Home video

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).[4][5]

Soundtracks

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

Besides the novel, two picture books of the first two OVA were released by Nihonbungeisha under the label Film Comics with ISBN 4537030054 and ISBN 4537030291 respectively.[17][18][19]

Appearances in other media

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

At the time of the OVA releases, several goods were available, including postcards, bags, cassette recorders, pencil cases, stationery, etc.[20]

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