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Slayers

Slayers

Alternative Titles

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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 7.901 (scored by 32339 users)
Ranked: #6602
Popularity: #651
Members: 59,982
Favorites: 1,298
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Synopsis

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.

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

More episodes Episodes(0/26)

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Opening Theme

"Get Along" by Masami Okui and Megumi Hayashibara

Ending Theme

"Kujikenai Kara!" by Masami Okui and Megumi Hayashibara



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Archaeon
Oct 16, 2009 6:00 PM
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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Islaya
Jul 31, 2008 9:33 PM
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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running_lemon
Nov 18, 2006 4:06 PM
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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Cryptic-senpai
Nov 3, 2014 5:19 PM
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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