Ranked #348

Slayers Next

Alternative Titles

Japanese: スレイヤーズ NEXT

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 1996 to Sep 27, 1996
Premiered: Spring 1996
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: J.C.Staff, TV Tokyo, SoftX
Studios: E&G Films
Source: Unknown
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.161 (scored by 21,540 users)
Ranked: #3482
Popularity: #1210
Members: 35,493
Favorites: 582
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Synopsis

Lina, Gourry, Zelgadis, and Amelia coincidently meet up again and begin to search for the Clair Bible. During their search they run into a mysterious priest named Xelloss who seems to know a thing or two about the passages they're looking for, but he tends to get them into more trouble instead of out of it. Furthermore, they discover that the Monster race has plans of their own, and as it turns out, Lina and Company just might be a big part of their evil intentions.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Inverse, Lina
Inverse, Lina
Main
Hayashibara, Megumi
Japanese
Hayashibara, Megumi
Graywords, Zelgadis
Graywords, Zelgadis
Main
Midorikawa, Hikaru
Japanese
Midorikawa, Hikaru
Gabriev, Gourry
Gabriev, Gourry
Main
Matsumoto, Yasunori
Japanese
Matsumoto, Yasunori
Saillune, Amelia Wil Tesla
Saillune, Amelia Wil Tesla
Main
Suzuki, Masami
Japanese
Suzuki, Masami

Staff

Kobayashi, Noriko
Kobayashi, Noriko
Producer
Mizushima, Seiji
Mizushima, Seiji
Director
Watanabe, Takashi
Watanabe, Takashi
Director
Yoshida, Shunji
Yoshida, Shunji
Director

More episodes Episodes(0/26)

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Opening Theme

"Give A Reason" by Megumi Hayashibara (eps 1-26)

Ending Theme

"Jama wa Sasenai" by Masami Okui (eps 1-26)



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Archaeon
Nov 5, 2009
One of my pet gripes with multi series anime is the tendency to make major production changes from one season to the next. The main issue I have with this is simply that there is a lack of continuity in the look and feel of the show once this has been done, even if the different series are equally as good as each other (Top wo Nerae 1 & 2 are great examples of two equally good shows that look and feel completely different).

Thankfully, Slayers Next doesn't suffer from any of those problems, and it's great to see chief director Watanabe Takashi (who also read more
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qrdel
Oct 6, 2010
Before we start I'd like to have one thing cleared and settled... I'll be reviewing this series WITHOUT comparing it to up-2-date standards. Why? I don't think that the series deserves to be mashed because of some quality flaws, that's one... and secondly... Well, there isn't a single series that could stand up to Slayers, even today.

But let's go off from the beginning...

NEXT is a direct successor to the first SLAYERS tv series, and a much better series at that. It gives you much less fillers, more action, funny gags and tons of enjoyment almost every episode.
The story circles around an old and incredibly powerful read more
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YuYuDragon
Mar 10, 2014
Slayers Next. I had heard good reviews and I enjoyed season 1 (Slayers) so I could not wait to dive into Slayers Next and my oh my what a improvement from a pretty decent season 1.

Story- Season 1 had bad pacing, season 2 paced itself so fluently and everything flowed. It's only 26 episodes just like season 1 and everything works, there's even more comedy in this season which I thought impossible but this season was hilarious. There was better battles and more of them. It was an upgrade I have nothing bad to say about it. If I have nothing bad to say you read more
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Jin_Kaze_Tsukai
Mar 9, 2008
I never watched the first Slayers series, and yet I was so adamant about buying the Next box set. I had seen more media of it online and therefore became more curious about this season. I am so happy I picked it up too because Slayers Next is THE best of the three seasons. Characters are more fleshed out than in the first series, animation quality went up, and the music is catchy. For fans of the fantasy genre I give you a nudge towards this. Depending on whether or not crack!comedy is your thing. If it is however than you will fall head over read more
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-Both have a spunky and likeable protagonist.
-Both of them are reckless and crazy(Though Lina is the more craziest out of these two)
-They have supporting characters who are trolls.
I recommend watching the original, then watching this show

 
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If you like anime about magic that doesn't take the whole thing all too seriously, then Mahou Tsukai Tai and Slayers NEXT are both good places to start. They are both comedy-based anime with the same sort of childish, amusing humour. Both are about magic too! The character types in the two series are definitely very different, but have the same sort of lovable character traits that will inevitably make for good comic material. I found the art style to be pretty similar as well.  
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Add in the delightful fights and humor and ensemble casts and you got a lot to enjoy. Slayers Next is the second season of Slayers, but you don't need to have seen the first season in order to enjoy the second. It'll just make more sense if you  read more 
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