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a.k.a. Ruin Explorers Fam & Ihrlie
Ruin Explorers is a manga written by Kunihiko Tanaka, who also made character designs for Xenogears and Xenosaga Episode 1; it was made into a 4 episode OAV by ANIMATE and Ajia-do. It covers the exploits of Fam and Ihrlie as they explore ruins and search for the Ultimate Power.
Compare with Slayers.
Ruin Explorers provides examples of:
- Action Girl: pretty much every girl.
- Aerith and Bob
- Affably Evil: Ruguduroll
- Animated Adaptation: started as a manga.
- Badass Adorable: Fam
- Baleful Polymorph: Ihrlie turns into a mouse if she uses magic.
- Big Damn Heroes: When the party defeats Ruguduroll.
- Catgirl: Fam
- Curtains Match the Window: Ihrlie
- Cute Little Fang: Fam
- The Ditz: Fam
- Fantasy Kitchen Sink
- Functional Magic
- Green-Eyed Monster
- Impossibly Cool Clothes
- Little Bit Beastly
- MacGuffin: The Ulimate Power, the Sword of Sargus
- Medieval European Fantasy
- Noblewoman's Laugh: Oh my goodness, Rasha.
- Only the Pure of Heart: required to wield the Sword of Sargus.
- Revenge: why Lyle seeks Ruguduroll.
- Rivals Team Up: the two treasure hunter groups do this.
- Sealed Good in a Can: Sargus
- Stripperiffic: what pants?
- Talking Weapon: the Sword of Sargus
- The Rival: Rasha
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Rasha & mice
- The Wise Prince/ Warrior Prince: Prince Lyle
- Wiccan: Fam claims to be one and can talk to spirits.