In these earlier adventures of Lina Inverse and Naga the Serpent, learn how the two rivals first met. In their first adventure, the two rivals meet and run into a vampire during a rescue mission. Next, Lina is hired to be the bodyguard of a rich man's daughter, Sirene. Lina is at first very enthusiastic about it at first, as she is being paid very well, but Sirene keeps spending all of Lina's first half of pay. (She gets the other half later) She puts together a fake kidnapping to teach Sirene a lesson, but when she really gets kidnapped, she must team up with Naga to save her. In the final episode, Lina and Naga find themselves on seperate sides in a fashion war.
This is my first review so please don't be too harsh on me.
No but getting to the point The Slayers Excellent wasn't too bad, it had the smae feel as the series being mostly comical and all that but as usual it still had it's fight scenes and moments of seriousness (be it as rare as they can be for this series).
This little side step is a nice introduction to the infamous Lina Inverse' past and her rivalry/friendship whatever you wanna call it with Naga the aWhite Serpent. Even though it's only 3 episodes.
The artwork for the series is basically about the
same as it is for the first or second season of this series bt all in all it's not too bad and I personally like the artwork of some of the older animes.
The story for the Ovas kinda jumps around a little but hey thats the Slayers for ya.
The enjoyment for the OVA's is pretty high especially if your a Slayers fan.
So all in all I personally gave this Slayers OVA an 8 out of 10.
I have a small question, why was this not the first OVA? I mean, this is where we finally figure out how Naga and Lina met for crying out loud. Of course it did happen pretty much as I suspected but the problem I have is that we seem to keep jumping all over the place. First Naga is there, then she is gone, then she is back again. She is like a bad cold that will not leave Lina alone and although they are a bit friendlier to each other in the first OVA, they are not in this. I’m surprised Lina hasn’t tried
to get rid of her more then she has. Naga is even more stupid then Gourry and that says a lot. There really isn’t much else to say about this that has not been said in the first OVA, I still like the TV show more then the OVA. The stories are singled out
The artwork is the same, a very old style of cell drawing with a bit of a haze to it that old shows have. The grain makes it feel very old compared to newer cleaner shows. Characters feel pretty proportional and of course Naga’s breasts bounce unnaturally whenever she moves. On the other hand, Lina’s waist is a bit too small but in the end, she is way more proportional then Naga.
I still cannot stand Naga’s voice. Her laugh sounds like an alarm or something. If I put her laugh as my alarm to get up in the morning, I would probably jump and scream out as I broke it! It’s that bad. She does it way to much; almost all of her dialog has her laughing or being stupid. The same went for Sirene as she had the same voice style. All others are alright, the script is kind of stupid but that goes to show the time frame it was dubbed.