Gilda leads Makoto inside the Spring of Life, where he realizes its secrets and discovers the threat of world annihilation! Arjah uses Gilda to get the activation password from Dall Narciss, and when Gilda speaks the password, the floating colonies crumble and the farmlands are destroyed as the ancient artifact reforms! Now it's up to Makoto and the Three Priestess to stop Arjah from destroying the alternate world of Creteria.
This 13-episode broadcast adventure concludes as the sinister Arjah possesses Gilda. She forces Makoto to continue unsealing the Spring of Life, which he identifies as the controls for the super-weapon, the Eye of God. He also realizes his mysterious crystal is a lock for those controls. Arjah tempts Makoto, promising to return him to Roshtaria and even Earth. But Makoto seals the Spring with the aid of the three Priestesses, ending its threat to Cretaria. The filmmakers fail to tie up a number of loose ends in the story: Emperor Dall Narciss forgets his passion for Qawoor and reveals he was once betrothed to Gilda. The viewer never learns what becomes of Chibal, the honest farmer who rescued Princess Rune, or who or what Arjah is. But these omissions aren't likely to bother serious El Hazard
fans. As the story really ends with episode 12, "Night of Captivation" offers little more than slapstick comedy: Fatora and Alielle try to seduce the other women; Shayla-Shayla, Nanami, and Qawoor fight over Makoto; Mr. Fujisawa searches for a drink. American viewers may not recognize the nosebleed Makoto suffers when he sees the female cast nude as a metaphor for arousal. Rated 13 and older for violence, mild profanity, nudity, and sexual situations. --Charles Solomon