"Like a dream from a time faraway, a sweet memory lingers from the distant past, like a kingdom that you reach, after many years of Dreaming. El-Hazard is the eternal homeland, and the land of never-ending adventures. As long as there is a challenging spirit, and a readiness to fly into infinity, the gate to El-Hazard shall be opened for you, across millions of nights!"
... so sayeth the back of the gatefold of this excellent OAV set. El-Hazard is, at its core, a comic tale of deception, love, and mistaken identity. Makoto Mizuhara is your average, everyday overachieving high school student at Shinonome high; Katsuhiko Jinnai, on the other hand, is the self-proclaimed rival to what he views as his "nemesis". Following the discovery of ancient ruins beneath their school, Makoto, Jinnai, Jinnai's sister Nanami and their alcoholic teacher the incorrigible Mr. Fujisawa are transported to the magical and war-torn world of El-Hazard, a land under the constant threat of invasion from the evil Bugrom empire. It is here that their respective journies begin, journies that will decide the fate of all El-Hazard and its inhabitants...