Those Who Hunt Elves

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Those Who Hunt Elves
English release Volume 1 - Ready Set Strip!
(Erufu wo karu mono-tachi)
Genre Adventure, comedy, fantasy [1] [2]


Two anime series were created. Both were animated by Group TAC and produced by Amuse, Inc., while the second was also produced by Project E2. Both series were licensed by ADV Films, who released as 4 DVDs. In 2009 Sentai Filmworks released the series in a complete collection set.

Those Who Hunt Elves
Volume 1 - Ready, Set, Strip!
#TitleOriginal air date
1"Those Who Hunt Elves Attack"
"Raishuu! Erufu wo karu mono-tachi" (来襲!エルフを狩るモノたち)
October 4, 1996 (1996-10-04)
The team are taken for a group of "legendary warriors" prophesied by Emily to save a town from marauding fish-men pirates.
2"An Invincible Team is Formed"
"Tanjou! Muteki no paatii" (誕生!無敵のパーティー)
October 10, 1996 (1996-10-10)
Celcia joins the team as they take on Gabriella's band of mercenaries.
3"The Red One or the Blue One?"
"Sentaku! Aka to ao no hiyaku" (選択!赤と青の秘薬)
October 17, 1996 (1996-10-17)
Dihal, the elven protector of a town under siege by terrorists, makes a bet with the team to see who can defeat "The Skeletons" first.
4"The Search for the 1000th Fighter"
"Hicchitsu! 1000 hito-me wo nerae" (必殺!1000人目をねらえ)
October 24, 1996 (1996-10-24)
Rapier, an elf kick boxer inflicted with a curse until she can defeat one thousand opponents consecutively, selects Junpei as her 1,000th opponent.
5"The Addition of the Fifth Fiend"
"Tsuika! Go-ban-me no nakama" (追加!五番目の仲魔)
October 31, 1996 (1996-10-31)
Ritsuko's tank runs out of fuel in a town terrorized by the spirit of a deceased cat which can possess inanimate objects.
6"The Most Horrible Spell of All Time"
"Senritsu! Shijou saiaku jumon" (戦慄!史上最悪の呪文)
November 7, 1996 (1996-11-07)
High priestess Annette grows frustrated with Celcia's support of the elf-strippers, and decides to take the initiative in destroying them.
Volume 2 - Elf Stripping For Fun and Profit
7"Catch Me in a Field of Flowers"
"Kyoufu! Ohanabatake de tsukamaete" (恐怖!お花畑でつかまえて)
November 14, 1996 (1996-11-14)
While camping in a haunted mansion, the team discovers a field of elven flower-people.
8"To The End of This World and Beyond"
"Rinjuu? Anoyo no hate ma demo" (臨終?あの世の果てまでも)
November 21, 1996 (1996-11-21)
In order to strip a ghost elf, the team must leave their bodies.
9"Let The Maiden Dance in Beauty"
"Kandou! Kimi yo utsukushiku mae" (感動!君よ美しく舞え)
November 29, 1996 (1996-11-29)
Airi helps a poor elf girl realize her dream of being the belle of the royal ball.
10"The Elf Who Couldn't Undress"
"Higeki! Datsu gitai erufu" (悲劇!脱ぎたいエルフ)
December 5, 1996 (1996-12-05)
The team are sought out by Milia, who wants their help to remove her cursed armour.
11"No Tomorrows for The Captured"
"Gyukushuu! Ogen-tachi ni myounichi hanai" (逆襲!お前たちに明日はない)
December 12, 1996 (1996-12-12)
While elements of our world begin appearing in the elf world, a plot is set in motion to capture the team.
12"And Yet Those Who Still Hunt Elves"
"Soshite erufu wo karu mono-tachi" (そしてエルフを狩るモノたち)
December 19, 1996 (1996-12-19)
Celcia and the team stand trial for their elf-stripping antics.
Those Who Hunt Elves 2
Volume 3 - Forgive Me for Stripping You
#TitleOriginal air date
13"Those Who Fish Elves"
"Erufu wo tsuru mono-tachi" (エルフを釣るモノたち)
October 2, 1997 (1997-10-02)
The TWHE has to start all over again hunting for spell fragments. Celcia gets a call for help from mermaid elves.
14"Those Who Wipe"
"Fuki-tai mono-tachi" (フキたいモノたち)
October 9, 1997 (1997-10-09)
The TWHE runs out of toilet paper, which leaves Junpei running around.
15"Those Who Have Been Animal Cursed"
"Noruwaretakke? Mono-tachi" (呪われたっケ?モノたち)
October 16, 1997 (1997-10-16)
Celcia becomes Panda due to the curse.
16"Those Who Manipulate Heaven and Earth"
"Tentochi wo ayatsuru mono-tachi" (天と地を操るモノたち)
October 23, 1997 (1997-10-23)
TWHE get in argument about which moves around "The Sun or The Earth?". Dr. Bruno might have the answer.
17"Those Who Bean"
"Mame nihamaru mono-tachi" (マメにはまるモノたち)
October 30, 1997 (1997-10-30)
While TWHE are stuck on an island, they witness the growing of a large beanstalk.
18"Those Who Are Entrapped!"
"Damasareru mono-tachi" (騙されるモノたち)
November 6, 1997 (1997-11-06)
The Judge returns to stop TWHE from raising havoc on the citizens.
Volume 4 - Still Stripping After All These Years
19"Those Who Hunt Wolves"
"Urufu wo karu mono-tachi" (ウルフを狩るモノたち)
November 13, 1997 (1997-11-13)
TWHE go to a town which is being stalked and attacked by a wolf.
20"Those Who Protect Elves Sometimes"
"Tokiniha erufu wo mamoru mono-tachi" (時にはエルフを守るモノたち)
November 20, 1997 (1997-11-20)
TWHE run into a girl, who is being chased by the Friskers.
21"Those Who Wait for Noel"
"Noeru wo matsu mono-tachi" (ノエルを待つモノたち)
November 27, 1997 (1997-11-27)
TWHE celebrate Christmas.
22"Those Who Fight for the Spotlight"
"Shuyaku wo arasou mono-tachi" (主役を争うモノたち)
December 4, 1997 (1997-12-04)
The citizens of Treetown hunt for TWHE.
23"Those Who Dream"
"Yumemiru mono-tachi" (夢見るモノたち)
December 11, 1997 (1997-12-11)
While resting by the river, TWHE find a treasure chest filled with pillows.
24"Those Who Still Hunt Elves"
"Yappari erufu wo karu mono-tachi" (やっぱりエルフを狩るモノたち)
December 18, 1997 (1997-12-18)
The Legendary Sorcerer awakes in Treetown, and TWHE end up heading back there. After defeating the Legendary Sorcerer, TWHE are back to square one on the spell. The series ends with TWHE hunting again.


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