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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: 7.921 (scored by 28547 users)
Ranked: #6092
Popularity: #510
Members: 50,977
Favorites: 1,176
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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adventure comedy fantasy magic

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)

Related Anime

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

Characters & Voice Actors

Gabriev, Gourry
Gabriev, Gourry
Main
Matsumoto, Yasunori
Japanese
Matsumoto, Yasunori
Stuart, Eric
English
Stuart, Eric
...
Graywords, Zelgadis
Graywords, Zelgadis
Main
Freeman, Crispin
English
Freeman, Crispin
Midorikawa, Hikaru
Japanese
Midorikawa, Hikaru
...
Inverse, Lina
Inverse, Lina
Main
Hayashibara, Megumi
Japanese
Hayashibara, Megumi
De Bortoli, Federica
Italian
De Bortoli, Federica
...
Saillune, Amelia Wil Tesla
Saillune, Amelia Wil Tesla
Main
Suzuki, Masami
Japanese
Suzuki, Masami
D'Amico, Domitilla
Italian
D'Amico, Domitilla
...

Staff

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



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Oct 16, 2009
Archaeon
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
Islaya
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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Recommendations

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.
- 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 two shows. Basically looking at 'some' character traits the female and male lead chars basically 'switched' their roles between slayers and fairy tail - in others they did not, but viewing the respective duos as 'united' aspects of the show they function quite similar.

- humor: In both shows the good natured main characters possess significant power accompanied by a less significant intellect resulting in them 'overdoing' it during battles thus destroying more than neccessary to vanquish evil. (For example: In the first episodes of both shows the two lead chars vanquish evil in a town, in the process destroy a signifcant portion of it and end up being chased by a mob - only difference is the gender of the one unintentionally causing the trouble.)
Sometimes the characters in both shows temporarily get absorbed in a single trivial objective (food, riches and so on) thus generating funny situations from that point.
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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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