English: Slayers: The Motion Picture
Synonyms: Slayers Perfect, Gekijouban Slayers, Slayers Movie 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 29, 1995
1 hr. 5 min.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company
Score: 7.451 (scored by 6898 users)
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adventure comedy fantasy
SynopsisIn this prequel movie to the Slayers televison series, Lina Inverse travels to Mipross Island with her rival/traveling companion Naga the Serpent. While they originally came for the hot springs, they soon find them selves mixed up in a conspiracy involving a mazoku named Joyrock. Years ago, he killed all of the elves that inhabited the island and absorbed their power. They are soon joined by an old mage named Rowdy Gabriev, who was in love with one of the elves slaughtered and also wants to defeat Joyrock.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Slayers
Sequel: Slayers, Slayers Return
Prequel: Slayers Special
Characters & Voice Actors
The Slayers Motion Picure felt like a quick after-thought from the outstanding orignal "The Slayers" TV series.
Though the plot was pretty straight forward and even somewhat thought out, I felt as if everything was rushed. I have never been one who overly cares if a series spends hours developing the characters within, but if I hadn't already seen the TV series I would have no idea who these people are and why they are doing what they are doing.
The art throughout also seems a little less vibrant, using darker shades of all previous colors. Even Lina herself was less imaculate then before. She still looked the same, but different, if you catch my drift.
One of the great things about the original series was the interaction between Lina and her cohorts. This time she was travelling with someone completely new, and though certainly easy on the eyes, she was given no time to develop as a main character. She was passed off as Lina's closest rival, yet with what was seen in the movie, most half wit wizards could wipe their ass with her skimpy wardrobe without breaking a sweat. It just seemed forced.
The music was sub standard, but not dreadful. Basically the type of music you would hear from an 80's video arcade game. Lots of keyboard smashing and no layering. The voice acting on the other hand I liked. Lina was as perfect as usually, Nana (her companion)(I think that was her name) had even a higher pitched voice and a laugh that most would find annoying, but I was really into, and the supporting casts did their jobs well.
The main villian was given a complex that screamed evil and with a short flash-back and a breif moment of actual story development, you learn to hate the bastard. I'm into hating the "bad guys" so I guess that was another plus.
All in all, I can't say that I hated the motion picture, but don't go into this movie with the same expections as the TV series. You'll be let down too. read more
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Ending Theme"Midnight Blue" by Megumi Hayashibara
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