Ranked #656


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: The Slayers, Slayers TV
Japanese: スレイヤーズ


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 1995 to Sep 29, 1995
Duration: 22 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.911 (scored by 31304 users)
Ranked: #6562
Popularity: #608
Members: 57,425
Favorites: 1,259
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Lina Inverse, a wandering sorceress and bandit-killer, joins forces with roving swordsman Gourry Gabriev in what's supposed to be a quick union of convenience. Instead, an artifact Lina "liberated" from a gang of thieves turns out to be the key to the resurrection of the demon lord Shabranigdo. Urged on by the mysterious Red Priest Rezo, the pair has no choice but to fight the dark lord and his servants, accumulating new allies and enemies along the way.

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Episodes  0 / 26
Aired  Apr 7, 1995 to Sep 29, 1995
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

Adaptation: Slayers: Super Explosive Demon Story, Slayers
Sequel: Slayers Next
Prequel: Slayers Gorgeous, Slayers Special

Characters & Voice Actors

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


Kobayashi, Noriko
Producer, Associate Producer
Watanabe, Takashi
Sato, Hidekazu
Episode Director, Storyboard
Sokuza, Makoto
Episode Director, Storyboard

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Nov 3, 2014
Slayers is an anime based on a series of light novels by Kanzaka Hajime, and it was by far one of the most popular series of the 1990s, spanning several anime seasons, OVAs, movies, video games, and other merchandise. How does the anime fair nowadays? Pretty well, I'd say, but I'm easily hit by nostalgia and have been wanting to see Slayers since I saw the trailer for one of the movies when I was a wee little thing, so the verdict's ultimately up to you, dear reader.

The anime follows the adventures and misadventures of Lina Inverse, a sorceress with a lust for food read more
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Oct 16, 2009
The mid 1990s were a bit of a special time for anime, kind of like a mini golden age. Akira had opened the doors to the West and, after a taking a little rest, the second great expansion of anime began to gather pace. Titles like Ghost in the Shell, Martian Successor NADESICO, Fushigi Yuugi, Golden Boy, Escaflowne, Macross Plus, Giant Robo, and the ever contentious Neon Genesis Evangelion became firm fan favourites and cemented the media's place as a viable form of entertainment in the West.

In amongst all these great shows came a fantasy series that would literally change the way studios would approach read more
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Jul 31, 2008
This is my first review, so please bear with me ^_^

Slayers, based of of the novels of the same name written by Kanzaka Hajime, is the story of a young sorceress named Lina Inverse and her 'protector' Gourry Gabriev as they travel the land in search of anything that can get them treasure. Inspired by one of the original Dungeons & Dragons campaigns, fans and players of the game can step into the series with ease as it feels just like the game. Even if your not a D&D player or a RP'er in general, the characters alone are enough to pull you in and read more
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Nov 18, 2006
Slayers is a comedy/adventure/fantasy anime directed by Takashi Watanabe (directer of Kino's Journey and Boogiepop Phantom) and in many ways it can be seen as a parody of conventional RPG video games. it revolves around Magician Lina Inverse, and Swordsmen Gourry Gabriev as they travel around meeting new people, fighting demons and monsters, and getting into various predicaments along the way.

Story: In my opinion the best aspect of Slayers. The events flow nicely into one another and they frequently recall past events, making it feel as though nothing watched early in the series was a waste of time. Although the plot is quite linear, it read more
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Both take place in a fantasy world full of magic and sorcery. There's plenty of action and comedy. Gokudo and Lina's personalities are a bit similar to each other...definitely not the goody-goody hero type. 
Both anime take place in a fantasy world and have a somewhat similar art style and sense of humour. The characters travel the world while fighting some bad guys that are after them and sometimes get involved in some crazy situations. 
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Slayers and Rune Soldier are similar because they are comedies base in a fantasy world with magicians, warriors, priestesses and thieves. Rune Soldier was a easier series to watch and a lot more funnier then Slayers but there are a lot of good Slayer episodes and more of them then Rune Soldier. 
- setting (It's a fantasy world with significant presence of magic ... there are some giant monsters and dragons in both of them and scattered towns of different sizes. Apart from slightly advanced tech level in Fairy Tail the feeling of the world is about the same.)

- visual style: Overall both shows are rather colourful. Super-deforming characters or entire scenes happens in both.

- main characters: In both shows there are powerful magic users. Talking about main chars: Good natured, mostly quite powerful - beyond the level of 'average' heroes. The female center-character is quite different in this regard though between the  read more 
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Both Orphen and Slayers take place in a fantasy relm, but the similarities don't end there. Magic, Dragons, journeys, crazy side-kicks, wacky-ness & comedy along with a serious side flow through Slayers as much as it does Orphen. In Slayers the main character is an infamous Sorceress known for her most dangerous spell- (Dragon Slave). 
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Both are 90s fantasy anime with that simply RPGish feel in which a band of multi-race, multi-class, heroes must save the world. 

Opening Theme

"Get Along" by Masami Okui and Megumi Hayashibara

Ending Theme

"Kujikenai Kara!" by Masami Okui and Megumi Hayashibara

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