Wanderers/Episode 1 JSV Script: Drawn in to the Land of Adventure


English Title: El-Hazard: The Wanderers
Episode 1 - "Drawn into the Land of Adventure"

US Age Rating: 13 and up.


Wanderers, Episode 1 - Drawn in to the Land of Adventure (Japanese Subtitled Version)

Act I Scene i

(Shinanome High School. The students are preparing for an annual Spring festival. Nanami has some boxed lunches for people who are willing to buy them.)

Nanami (calling out) - Get your lunch here! Get your lunch here!

(Enters Nanami with boxed lunches.)

Nanami (calling out) - Delicious box lunches for sale!

(Male Student 1 enters, showing himself through window.)

Male Student 1 (shouting to Nanami) - Hey, give me three!

(Nanami turns to Male Student 1)

Nanami - Right away, sir! Thank you as always!

(Nanami walks to Male Student 1)

Nanami - 500 yen per box. Total 1,500.

(Enters Male Student 2 from right side of Male Student 1)

Male Student 2 (puts up four fingers) - Another four for me.

Nanami - Sure. I got it. Yes, that's the exact amount. Thank you very much.

(End Act 1 Scene i)

Act 1 Scene ii

(Outside of the student hall. Nanami is using a calculator to find out how much she made from thelunches today.)

Nanami - Not bad. This is the busiest time of the year.

Ryoko (off stage) - Hi, Nanami! Working hard as usual, I see.

(Enters Ryoko to the right of Nanami.)

Nanami - Oh! Ryoko! Good timing. Hey, have you happened to see Mizuhara around?

Ryoko - Ahh, your true beloved Makoto. No. What's up?

(Nanami starts to sound a bit sad.)

Nanami - Well, we were supposed to have lunch together today.

Ryoku - Oh. Then I guess he's probably you-know-where again.

Nanami - Oh! Darn him and that laboratory! I wonder if he's going to eat lunch at all today.

Ryoku (somewhat disgusted) - Nanami, you pretend to care about him... but you really only want to sell a lunch, even to Makoto.

Nanami (with an angry tone) - It's not like that at all!

(Ryoku looks at her strangely.)

Nanami - Only Makoto gets lunch for half price.

(End Act 1 Scene ii.)

Act 1 Scene iii

(Students are putting up a huge poster that has a picture of "Pretty Sammy", who is in such things like "Pretty Sammy the Magical Girl" and "Magical Project S". Enter Fujisawa. He's looking at the other booths the kids have put up and comments.)

Fugisawa - Look alive there! That should be unpacked by now!

(Fugisawa looks at the kids who put up the poster.)

Fugisawa (at the students) - Hey, what are you doing? Where do you think you're putting that big


(The students just stare at him.)

Fugisawa - Hmph. I don't get it.

(Enters Female Students from right side to the left.)

Female Student 1 - Mr. Fugisawa!

Fugisawa - Hmm?

(Fugisawa turns to the Female Students.)

Female Student 1 (in a singsong voice) - I don't see the mountain climber club booth anywhere around this year!

(Female Students laugh at Fugisawa.)

Fugisawa (angry) - Shut up! You know we don't have any members.

(Female Students take off left stage)

Fugisawa (sad) - Hmph!

(Fugisawa exits left side.)

(End of Act I Scene iii)


Act 2 Scene i

(Inside Shinanome High School at the Student Council. They are having an emergency meeting because of funding for the festival is poor. Jinnai is defending himself.)

Male Council Member 1 - This meeting is to decide what is to be done with the recent compromises and poor decisions concerning the school's festival. There is no excuse. School President Jinnai, what do you have to say for yourself?

(Jinnai has his face twitching on the left side. The council members are in raucous arguing. Jinnai speaks. They want to know what is going on! They keep saying "Yeah!")

Jinnai (trying to remain calm) - Yes, I'm aware that there were some minor compromises... But I assure you that the situation is well at hand. I'm trying to solve the problem as soon as possible.

(Before he could finish, the students stopped him with their arguing. After giving a surprised face, he goes back to twitching.)

Male Council Member 2 - There have been suspicions raised about the festival operating money. What do you say about that?

Jinnai (stopped twitching) - The situation is well in hand.

Male Council Member 3 - That again!? So, you hold yourself to be innocent?

Jinnai - Absolutely innocent! These are merely rumors made to ruin my reign as your new president.

Male Council Member 3 - And those forged documents about the former president just happened to appear out of nowhere?

Jinnai - I don't have any connection with it.

(They break into another raucous argument. They are yelling, "Liar! Don't lie!")

Council Member 1 - At the previous student meeting they complained about some of your decisions. What about that?

Jinnai - The situation is well in hand.

(Another argument. They are yelling, "Quit joking around!", then, "You should step down!", then "Who do you think you are!?")

(Jinnai can't take much more of this. He bangs the table with his fist.)

Jinnai - Shut up! Shut up!

(The council quiets down. They all have a surprised face, going, "Huh?".)

Jinnai - I am the president of Shinonome High School! What is your problem with my decisions?! I am your ruler! You're merely little bugs. Just obey me!

(Jinnai starts to laugh. A lot.)

End Act 2 Scene i

Act 2 Scene ii

(Inside the Science Lab. The bell just toll to signify the end of the day. It is sunset, and Nanami enters the room where Makoto continuously works on his project.)

Nanami - Makoto-chan! Makoto, aren't you there?

(Nanami walks towards two really big coils.)

Nanami - You must be somewhere.

Makoto (with a small screwdriver in his mouth) - I'm here, Nanami.

Nanami (with a bout of anger) - Hmm? Oh, darn you! What are you doing there? We're supposed to be going home together!

Makoto (spaced speech) - Did I say I would do that? I'm sorry. I'm sorry.

Nanami - Hmph. Sorry? You're not sorry at all!

Makoto (still sounding spaced) - Yes, I am!

Nanami - No, you're not!

Makoto (yet still sounding spaced) - Yes! (snaps out of it, holding a big cable) Can you hold this?

Nanami (takes the large cable) - Oh, you!

(Makoto is humming away while Nanami kneels onto the floor with the cable in hand. Makoto flips a switch. Nanami sighs.)

Nanami - Makoto-chan? You haven't changed at all.

Makoto (annoyed) - Hey, come on. Will you stop calling me that?

Nanami (saddened) - Huh? Why? Your name's Makoto. Right, Makoto-chan?

(Makoto says "Mmm." and continues working.)

Jinnai (offstage) - Makoto!

(Enter Jinnai from the door.)

Nanami - My brother!

(He looks towards the door.)

Makoto - Jinnai, what's wrong?

(Jinnai approaches Makoto. Both Makoto and Nanami stand up.)

Jinnai - What's all this noisy stuff? It's against school regulations.

Makoto - What?

Jinnai - You've got to stop this crazy unknown experiment now!

Makoto - But I can't.

Jinnai - Making loud noise is forbidden by school regulations.

(Makoto stares at him.)

Makoto - You say that... but you're the one making all the noise with that yelling.

Jinnai (branishing a fist, right hand) - What?! How dare you talk like that to me, your president!

(Jinnai has a crazy idea.)

Jinnai (points at Makoto with right hand) - That's it! This is another of your attempts to manipulate the student council!

Makoto (recoils) - What?

Jinnai (getting another fist out with his right hand) - I understand! You're just a troublemaker!

(Jinnai approaches closer to Makoto.)</p> <p>Jinnai (opens his fist) - You're making trouble for me, trying to have me dethroned.

Makoto (on the defensive) - No, I'm not. (talks to himself) What's he talking about?

Nanami - You really don't pay attention to anything outside the lab, do you?

(Nanami giggles.)

Nanami - My brother's in hot water with the student council over his running of the festival. His presidency's living on borrowed time.

Makoto - Oh...

Jinnai - Nanami, what are you so happy about?

Nanami - It's a funny story.

(Jinnai's mind is boiling. He is growing really angry.)

Jinnai (pointing at Makoto, right hand) - I demand that you stop this dangerous experiments at once! As class president of Shinanome High School, I hereby decree it!

Makoto - But, I told you, I got permission already from the instructor!

Jinnai - Hey, shut up! You gotta stop anyway! Unless you stop this instant I'll see to it that all the funding for the science club is revoked forever and ever!

Makoto - No! You wouldn't!

Nanami - Brother!

Jinnai - Remember, I am the president! I am the law!

(Jinnai shuts the door on his foot, and now it really hurts. Both Makoto and Nanami look with confusion.)

End Act 2 Scene ii


Act 3 Scene i

(It's a new day at Shinanome, and the festival is going to start soon. Everyone is almost ready to go. Jinnai is in the student council eating a bizzare sandwich that no one can identify. Looks like a pasta sandwich with shrimp. Makoto is on TV with a reporter.)

Reporter - We're offering the lunch program "He and She at the School Festival." Today's guest is Makoto Mizuhara of the science club.

Makoto - Uh, hi.

Reporter - He getting more popular all the time. And, as you know, he's a famous genius in science. He's trying hard to do his study to make public his new excellent results at the festival--

(Jinnai kicks the TV just because.)

Jinnai - Damn!

(He starts to remember all the times Makoto has supersceded him.)

Kid Jinnai (Gym clothing) - Unh!

(Kid Jinnai just fell off the bar. They are supposed to spin around on the bar.)

Kid Jinnai (Gym clothing) - I know I can do this!

(Jinnai is groaning trying to pull himself around. He then sees Makoto, "Huh?" who is performing the activity perfectly.)

Gym Teacher (never seen) - Oh, very good, Makoto. Everyone take note. Watch Mizuhara.

(Jinnai is left biting on the bar.)

(Jinnai has some of those noodles in his mouth as he is groaning.)

(Now Kid Jinnai is in a bug-catching outfit, and he just finished. He wants his ice cream! He's going in to get it from the freezer.)

Kid Jinnai (Bug-catching outfit) - Ah! (Doesn't find his ice cream) It's gone! Huh?

(He didn't get it. He turns to look outside and sees the Kid Makoto and Kid Nanami eating the ice cream and they are enjoying themselves. He is left with none.)

Kid Jinnai (Bug catching outfit) (sobbing) - He stole my ice cream!

(Jinnai is really starting to go crazy now.)

(The final memory is closer to the present day Jinnai. It could possibly have been the middle school years (note the outfits). All the girls are giving Makoto gifts and Jinnai doesn't have any.)

Middle School Girl - I made this only for you, Makoto.

Makoto - Oh, thanks.

Jinnai - Damn, Makoto! You...

(Jinnai's mind is overloaded with things that should have been let go of years ago, finally, he becomes the berserk person he is today.)

Jinnai - Makoto Mizuhara, you try to put me in a fix again! But, you can't have your own way! I won't be defeated again!

(He laughs it all up.)

End Act 3, Scene i

Act 3, Scene ii

(Makoto and Nanami are in the Cooking Club. Makoto has made a lot of boxes and he hopes that he is done so that he could continue his experiment, I'm sure.)

Nanami - Keep going. Here's some more.

(Nanami isn't going to let him leave so quickly. Makoto is discouraged. He's made a mountain of boxes already.)

Makoto - Say what? Don't you have enough boxes already?

(I think she is trying to keep him in there, or...)

Nanami - We need plenty of them for the festival. (she pumps both hands in the air) I'm gonna sell tons of box lunches!

(Makoto moans.)

Nanami - Help me without complaint. I always help you out with your stuff, you know.

Makoto - Yeah, I know you do. (After a breif pause) Hey Nanami, do you want something to buy?

Nanami - No. Why?

Makoto - Well... I wonder what you're earning money so earnestly for.

(Nanami pulls up a huge... turnip? Some vegetable, anyways.)

Nanami - Because it's fun.

Makoto - Huh?

Nanami - It's like how you must feel about doing your experiments.

Makoto - I don't understand.

End of Act 3 Scene ii.

Act 3 Scene iii

(Jinnai is under fire of doing a poor job as president. Some students already put up posters concering what he did. One says, "JINNAI! QUIT!" Jinnai comes and rips the posters off.)

Jinnai (while tearing the posters into shreds) - Shit, no! Idiotic lies!

(Jinnai pulls out a poster he made himself. The guy in the corner looks like Makoto, but doesn't look correct. He reads the poster, which is in Japanese.)

Jinnai - "Shock! Makoto Mizuhara is a habitual cheater on tests!" Well, it's a work after my own heart. Brilliant job. I only have to put them all over the school.

(Jinnai puts on a mischiveous grin.)

Council Member 1 (behind Jinnai) - Shall we help you, Mr. President?

Jinnai - Yeah. Thank you--huh? What?!

(Jinnai turns around and sees the whole student council behind him. They foiled his plan. He's nervously laughing in front of them.)

End Act 3 Scene iii


Act 4 Scene i

(It is night again. The festival, it seems, will begin tomorrow. The sensei, Fugisawa, is passed out on the floor. Several different articles are laying around including magazine, cigarettes, and yes 'the drink'. He's holding a pickax in his left hand. Fugisawa gets up and sees the time. It is 7:08 PM.)

Fugisawa - Huh?

(Fugisawa lets off a loud, long yawn.)

Fugisawa (groggy) - Well, I'll make my rounds now.

(Down the hallway farther, Makoto is preoccupied in his experiment again, as the only light that is coming in the dark hallways is in the lab and the Recreation room. Makoto is putting the wire under the slot.)

Makoto - Now. That's it.

(Makoto gets up and walks to the right. Nanami was to the left of him, still on the floor. Makoto is using the dial that controls the amount of power that is going into the machine at one time.)

Makoto - Well, it should work now.

(The machine is beginning to hum and take in the power. The coils start to spread the electricity around.)

Nanami - Seems all right.

Makoto - Mm-hmm.

(Nanami gets up and sits on a table were a big yellow coil is. Isn't that unsafe?)

Nanami - Hey, Makoto?

(Makoto has a puzzled look.)

Makoto - What?

Nanami - I've been wondering for a while. What experiment is this?

Makoto (placing his right hand behind his head) - To tell you the truth, I don't know either.

Makoto (still having his hand behind his head) - But in doing this work an unexpected reaction might occur. That's the point.

Nanami (looking at that same coil) - Hmm... that's weird.

Makoto (looks at Nanami) - Yes, it's weird.

(Nanami begins to giggle. Then, they both begin to laugh. Fugisawa is walking down the hall with a flashlight on. He walks towards the noise and sees the two laughing.)

Fugisawa (outside) - Hmm... huh? (opens the door) Hey, what are you kids still doing here?

Nanami and Makoto - Oh! Mr. Fugisawa!

End Act 4 Scene i

Act 4 Scene ii

(They all go into Fugisawa's room. He has a drink in front of them, but they don't care. I guess he is lucky that this isn't the "Magnificent World" Makoto. Fugisawa pours with his right hand, and takes the drink. The other two has tea.)

Fugisawa - You must go home soon after you drink it.

(Fugisawa drinks it all in one shot.)

Makoto and Nanami (closely together) - Yes, sir. OK.

(Nanami drinks some of the tea, and notices a climbing bag in the corner.)

Nanami - Hey, are you planning to go mountain-climbing again?

Fugisawa - Indeed. It might be Kitahatsu or Kurobe this time.

Nanami - What do you climb a mountain for, sensei?

Fugisawa -That's a good question. A mountain is a world of mystery. We might meet up with an unknown thing in climbing this or that mountain. That's the point.

Nanami (pointing with right hand) - Hey, that sounds just like what Makoto was saying!

(Makoto seems a bit creeped out.)

Makoto (confused) - I said that?

Nanami (to Makoto) - Yes, absolutely!

End of Act 4 Scene ii

Act 4 Scene iii

(Back in the lab, Jinnai has a plan that, if it works, should ruin Makoto's character. He sneaks in unnoticed with a bag with him. The experiment is still on because Makoto is just that, spaced. Jinnai opens the door quietly. Giggling, he is prepared to do his dirty work. Fugisawa is watching a show on TV called "Japanese Famous Mountains". His eyes are wide and shiny. That's out of character for him, and he is enjoying it alot. They are showing the North Alps with Mt. Hakuba.)

Fugisawa (pointing at the screen) - Oh! This is the one where they show the mountains. It's Renge Hot Spring! Up there, it's so excellent. It's an open-air bath on a hillside.

Makoto (laying on the floor with his right hand on his ear) - We've heard that story three times in class.

Fugisawa (blushing with his right hand behind his hand) - Oh! Have you?

(Back in the lab, Jinnai is sneaking around the large coils that Makoto had. He starts dumping the contents of the bag.)

Jinnai - There... here... and there.

(Isn't he proud of himself.)

Jinnai - I compliment myself on my meanness. He'll be branded as Makoto the pervert!

(Jinnai starts laughing... again. He covers his mouth. He had to remember that he is really loud, especially when laughing. He was stepping back, and he tripped on some wires.)

Jinnai (quiet gasping) - Whoa! Oof!

(Jinnai landed right on his head. His foot is caught on some wires. In attempt to get out, a large coil lands on his head. Ouch! Get OSHA! Makoto is not securing these things correctly! Then again, Jinnai has to be different.)

Jinnai (in a hushed tone) - Ohh, darn you, Makoto! (speaks loudly) This is also his handiwork! (kicks a large coil with his left leg) You no-good... stupid... lousy... noisy--Ooh!

(Jinnai has a brilliant idea (if you really want to consider him brilliant).)

Jinnai - That's right.

(Jinnai starts pulling the wires out and placing them back in at a random order. Jinnai laughs quietly. Well, he tries. The coils start to really spark now.)

(Back at Fugisawa's room, Makoto finally realizes something.)

Makoto (moves his right hand away from his ear) - Oh! I forgot to turn the power off! (He gets up, but still in a kneeling stance) Sensei, I'm going back home after I step into the laboratory. Thank Thank you for the tea. (stands up)

Nanami - Well, me, too. I'm going back after I clean my room. (stands up, too)

Fugisawa - All right. You two get home safe.

(Fugisawa continues to drink in one shot. Makoto is in the hallway, taking it slow. He stops and sees that the lab is glowing vigorously. For whatever reason, he is still walking slow. Finally he gets to the door. He sees Jinnai playing around with the wires.)

Makoto - Hmm? Oh... AH!

Jinnai - Hmm? Makoto!

Makoto - What are you doing, Jinnai?

(He notices the handiwork. All the wires are twisted together. Makoto rushes in to stop the experiment.)

Makoto (pushing Jinnai) - Stop it!

(Makoto knocked Jinnai far away. Pretty good hit on his part.)

Jinnai - Damn you!

(Jinnai and Makoto fight for the power distributor control. Makoto has his hand on the dial while Jinnai has his hand and arm.)

Makoto - Stop, Jinnai! High-voltage electricity is passing through here! You'll die!

Jinnai - Shut up! Your plot to put me in a fix is over now!

Makoto (gasps) - What are you talking about?!

(As Makoto and Jinnai fight for the controls, the dimensional hole gets bigger and bigger. Why won't they look up? Both Jinnai and Makoto fight for the controls as the coils spread the energy and the distributor dial is struck. Jinnai points in one direction.)

Jinnai - Oh! UFO!

(However that worked, Makoto made a bad mistake. He let go of the distributor long enough so that Jinnai could reach the controls. Jinnai turns the lever to full power with his left hand. Lots of sparks later, they are blasted back. Jinnai landed near the control panel and Makoto was sent to the shelves.)

Makoto (gasping) - Whoa... (As the portal thing got bigger) Wha--what is it?

(Jinnai just keeps laughing.)

Jinnai - You were trapped by an old-fashioned trick. Serves you right.

(Makoto is wailing, Jinnai is laughing his head off, Nanami has no idea what happens and holds a bottle of soy sauce in her hand when she sees the light, and Fugisawa was drunk. All together, they were sent through the hole to the new world unfamiliar to them. There is a nice lightshow before they exit the portal.)

End of Act 4 Scene iii


Act 5 Scene i

(It is daybreak. At first, the world seemed the same, but... when he looks up, he sees a whole new world around him. Was this all a dream? A nightmare? Will he be able to leave that spot before something jumps him? He gets up and adjusts his tie.)

Makoto (straining) - What's the heck's going on?

(He looks around the forest.)

Makoto - Where am I?

(He heard rustling in the bushes.)

Makoto - Huh?

(Something was wrong. Very wrong. The place is too quiet. He looks over and sees a big... thing. It dashes back into the bushes. Now, he is very unsure of his environment. After looking and gasping for a few seconds, he runs off screaming. Running as fast as he can, he's trying to find a way out of this dream, but that will prove impossible. The bugs have him cornered. Then, he heard a scream. Welcome to El-Hazard, Makoto.)

End of Act 5 Scene i


That is the episode in the English subtitles.

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