Slayers Specials

Slayers: The Book of Spells

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Synonyms: Slayers Special OVA
Japanese: スレイヤーズすぺしゃる
English: Slayers: The Book of Spells
German: Slayers Special: Book of Spells
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 25, 1996 to May 25, 1997
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Light novel
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 29 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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In these three self-contained half-hour stories, Lina Inverse and her partner, Naga The Serpent, take on a variety of jobs for quick cash, food, and/or their own skins. The first episode, "The Scary Chimera Plan," pits them against a lunatic magician who intends to use Lina to create a fearsome, spell-slinging monster. Then, in "Jeffry's Knighthood," they're hired by an overprotective mother to see that her son - a young man barely capable of holding a sword - becomes a respected knight, by "helping" him fight off the marauding soldiers terrorizing the area. Finally, "Mirror, Mirror" puts the two in a race to hunt down and capture (for bounty, of course) a rogue sorceror who's found an ancient artifact that can create loyal duplicates of anything or anyone, including his enemies.

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Ending Theme

"Kagirinai Yokubou no Naka ni" by Megumi Hayashibara


Jan 9, 2015
The Slayers Special OVAs were released between July of 1996 and May of 1997. Three episodes were made in total. Overall, they are unrelated, short snippets into the lives and adventures of Lina Inverse and Naga the Serpent. Being a prequel to the previously released movie, Slayers Perfect, it is assumed the events disclosed occur, well, prior to the movie. An exact timeline is anyone's guess.

The first episode starts off with Lina discussing a rather pressing matter with a sorcerer named Diol – specifically, turning Lina into a chimera. For unknown reasons, it seems that Lina breached the subject in the first place, but ...
Nov 22, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Of all the Slayers stuff I've seen (and I've seen just about all of it throughout the years), this is the weakest I've encountered. None of the 3 standalone stories are particularly memorable, and while each does have some funny moments and ideas (the multiple Nagas in the first story, the insanely overprotective mother in the second, the meek shadows of Lina and Naga in the third), overall these just didn't have the same punch or charm of the other films and the TV series. The animation quality is honestly not that much better than the TV series, which is surprising given this obviously has ...
Apr 19, 2014
This isn’t like the ones before. In fact, I’m not sure that this is even in the same dimention as the others. Lina is with a strange woman named Naga the Serpent who dresses rather… well… just look at her! (Kurai: “Um… is she a striper?” Angel: “Uggg… could very well be.”) I’m guessing that this is before she ever meets Gourry in fact because she doesn’t talk about him or even mention him. You don’t have to see the first two seasons’s to watch this one, though Naga seems to get a tiny bit of time on screen in them. In fact, the three ...

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What song is that?
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It’s time to ditch the text file.
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