Slayers Next

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Japanese: スレイヤーズNEXT
English: Slayers Next
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 1996 to Sep 27, 1996
Premiered: Spring 1996
Broadcast: Fridays at 18:30 (JST)
Producers: J.C.Staff, TV Tokyo, SoftX
Studios: E&G Films
Source: Light novel
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Theme: MythologyMythology
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.021 (scored by 3593535,935 users)
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Ranked: #5482
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Popularity: #2327
Members: 66,384
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In the kingdom of Xoana, Lina Inverse and Gourry Gabriev unexpectedly come across their old companions, Zelgadis Graywords and Princess Ameilia Wil Tesla Saillune. Upon their reunion, the friends end up easily foiling the King of Xoana and his daughter's dastardly plans of world conquest.

Soon after, it is revealed that Zelgadis is in search of the world's most valuable magical tome, the Claire Bible, hoping to discover a method to recover his human body among the many secrets sheltered within it. Despite his protests, the rest of the group decides to join in the quest after hearing of his mission. However, just when they were wondering where to start looking for the legendary book, they stumble upon a mysterious priest by the name of Xellos, who claims that he may be of some help in their pursuit.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Yoshida, Shunji
Iwasaki, Yoshiaki
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Give A Reason" by Megumi Hayashibara (eps 1-26)

Ending Theme

"Jama wa Sasenai" by Masami Okui (eps 1-26)

Nov 5, 2009
One of my pet gripes with multi series anime is the tendency to make major production changes from one season to the next. The main issue I have with this is simply that there is a lack of continuity in the look and feel of the show once this has been done, even if the different series are equally as good as each other (Top wo Nerae 1 & 2 are great examples of two equally good shows that look and feel completely different).

Thankfully, Slayers Next doesn't suffer from any of those problems, and it's great to see chief director Watanabe Takashi (who also ...
Oct 6, 2010
Before we start I'd like to have one thing cleared and settled... I'll be reviewing this series WITHOUT comparing it to up-2-date standards. Why? I don't think that the series deserves to be mashed because of some quality flaws, that's one... and secondly... Well, there isn't a single series that could stand up to Slayers, even today.

But let's go off from the beginning...

NEXT is a direct successor to the first SLAYERS tv series, and a much better series at that. It gives you much less fillers, more action, funny gags and tons of enjoyment almost every episode.
The story circles around an old and incredibly powerful ...
Mar 9, 2008
I never watched the first Slayers series, and yet I was so adamant about buying the Next box set. I had seen more media of it online and therefore became more curious about this season. I am so happy I picked it up too because Slayers Next is THE best of the three seasons. Characters are more fleshed out than in the first series, animation quality went up, and the music is catchy. For fans of the fantasy genre I give you a nudge towards this. Depending on whether or not crack!comedy is your thing. If it is however than you will fall head over ...

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