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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Ootomo, Ryuuzaburou


Shiozawa, Kaneto

Mailstar, Jeffrey

Ishida, Akira


Aono, Takeshi


Watanabe, Hiroshi
Director, Storyboard, Layout
Kobayashi, Katsuyoshi
Sound Director
Yamazaki, Kazuo
Script, Storyboard
Hayashibara, Megumi
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Ending Theme

"Kagirinai Yokubou no Naka ni" by Megumi Hayashibara


Apr 2, 2020
The Slayers is a franchise I've discussed on multiple occasions, While I'll eventually get to the series proper, I've been looking at the films, OVAs and just generally the stuff that takes place before the series first. Case in point, the Slayers Special OVA follows Lina and Naga on various adventures. Let's take a look.


The OVA is episodic in nature with three different stories. The first is about a magician who wants to create a powerful chimera with Lina as a component. Naturally, she is not happy with the idea and this results in shenanigans. In the second episode, a helicopter parent of a mother ...
Sep 12, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Honestly? If you're a die-hard Slayers fan who can't get enough of Lina and Naga('s boobs), go watch it. Otherwise? Meh. It's arguably the weakest incarnation of Slayers I have seen so far, and as a stand-alone, it's pretty mediocre, at least plot-wise.

The animation is good, music is good, voice acting is good, but the plot and characters (other than the two main characters) are pretty forgettable. If Lina and Naga were swapped for two other randos, I wouldn't bother giving this anime the time of the day. Then again, the two main characters might as well be two other randos, because the plots of ...
May 22, 2015
The Book of Spells is a three episode OVA series taking place either before the television series or in a separate universe (I’m still unclear about this and I’ve found no definitive answer as to the chronology). That means that we’re focusing on Lina and Naga, who pretty much ruined the first movie. I have no understanding why they kept going with Naga and Lina as companions considering how dull and lifeless the series becomes without some of the more developed characters we’ve come to love. Nonetheless, this OVA series has the animation of the first film, which means it looks brilliant, but retains all ...

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