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English: Slayers
Synonyms: The Slayers, Slayers TV
Japanese: スレイヤーズ


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 1995 to Sep 29, 1995
Premiered: Spring 1995
Broadcast: Fridays at 18:30 (JST)
Studios: E&G Films
Source: Light novel
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, DemonsDemons, MagicMagic, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.751 (scored by 5295352,953 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #9382
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1298
Members: 121,193
Favorites: 1,768
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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kobayashi, Noriko
Producer, Associate Producer
Watanabe, Takashi
Iwasaki, Yoshiaki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Sokuza, Makoto
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

"Get Along" by Masami Okui and Megumi Hayashibara

Ending Theme

"Kujikenai Kara!" by Masami Okui and Megumi Hayashibara

Oct 16, 2009
Archaeon (All reviews)
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
Jul 31, 2008
Islaya (All reviews)
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
Mar 26, 2018
Imaishi (All reviews)
As a person who is actually quite a lot into old anime, in fact even stuff much older than Slayers, I'm honestly bewildered by the amount of praise this show gets, and I think its status of an old classic might be heavily influenced by nostalgia. The anime is severely lacking in multiple areas, most of all it's just boring and completely devoid of anything unique.

Slayers tells a story of Lina Inverse, a powerful yet inconspicuous magician who travels around, kills monsters, fights bandits and robs them of their treasure. Over the course of the show, new adventurers, starting with a travelling swordsman Gourry, join read more
May 14, 2015
literaturenerd (All reviews)

Time for another wonderfully nostalgic anime review! Slayers was a very popular anime in the mid 1990s, but most young anime fans in 2015 either haven't heard of it, or they are only familiar with the less spectacular later seasons. After 5-6 seasons of the same formula, Slayers has sadly become like the Simpsons of anime. It is one of those series that older fans love and younger fans are baffled at how the franchise ever gained fans and can't even imagine a time when it used to be good. To truly understand what made Slayers special, we have to go back to 1995 and read more

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