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Slayers


Alternative Titles

English: Slayers
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
Premiered: Spring 1995
Broadcast: Fridays at Unknown
Studios: E&G Films
Source: Light novel
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.881 (scored by 35,959 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #7132
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #761
Members: 69,330
Favorites: 1,477
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Ranked #713Popularity #761Members 69,330
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Episodes: /26

Synopsis

Powerful, avaricious sorceress Lina Inverse travels around the world, stealing treasures from bandits who cross her path. Her latest victims, a band of thieves, wait in ambush in a forest, thirsting for revenge. When Lina is about to effortlessly pummel her would-be attackers, the swordsman Gourry Gabriev suddenly announces his presence. Assuming Lina to be a damsel in distress, the foolish yet magnanimous man confronts the brigands in order to rescue her. After defeating them posthaste, the oblivious cavalier decides to escort Lina to Atlas City. Though not very keen on this idea, she ends up accepting his offer.

However, without realizing it, Lina has chanced upon a mighty magical item among her most recent spoils. Now two mysterious men are hunting the young magician and her self-proclaimed guardian to obtain this powerful object for apparently nefarious purposes. This way they begin their adventure, one where the fate of the world itself may be at stake.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

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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
Iwasaki, Yoshiaki
Iwasaki, Yoshiaki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Sokuza, Makoto
Sokuza, Makoto
Episode Director, Storyboard


Edit Opening Theme

"Get Along" by Masami Okui and Megumi Hayashibara

Edit Ending Theme

"Kujikenai Kara!" by Masami Okui and Megumi Hayashibara



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