Slayers Return

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Synonyms: Slayers Movie 2
Japanese: スレイヤーズRETURN
English: Slayers Return
German: Slayers Return -The Movie-
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 3, 1996
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Light novel
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 59 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 7.301 (scored by 1007710,077 users)
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Ranked: #26322
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Popularity: #4735
Members: 20,686
Favorites: 22

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Synopsis

The inhabitants of the village of Biaz, forced to labor in the serivce of the world-domination-happy Zein organization, hires Lina Inverse and Naga The Serpent to drive off the invaders. Lina and Naga agree, lured by stories of Elfin treasure sleeping below Biaz, only to get considerably more trouble -from the Zein and from the treasure - than they ever expected.

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Staff

Yuyama, Kunihiko
Director, Storyboard
Watanabe, Hiroshi
Director, Key Animation
Kobayashi, Katsuyoshi
Sound Director
Hayashibara, Megumi
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Ending Theme

"Just Be Conscious" by Megumi Hayashibara




Reviews

Aug 31, 2016
Slayers Return, also known as Slayers The Movie 2, is the second movie in the Slayers franchise. Animated by J.C. Staff, it was released in August of 1996 and has a runtime of just about sixty minutes. Chronologically, it takes place sometime after the first movie, Slayers Perfect.

The gist of the plot is that an evil organization called Zein is looking to obtain an artifact from a small village, Biaz. To that end they have enslaved the citizens of the village, and it’s up to Naga and Lina to save them – though of course Lina is mainly interested in fulfilling her own goals.

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Jun 7, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Better than the first film, for sure. There were more characters this time and it brought back the self-aware humour that I liked so much in the show.

Still absolutely no backstory to either Lina or Naga, though. This came out a year after the original show had ended and more than halfway into the second season. Perhaps they thought fans of the show at the time would watch the movie as well, but that just makes it dated and shallow.

Further more it doesn't help that the hwole film is like 5 scenes max, just stretched out to fit the one hour checkmark. Again, sometimes that ...
May 22, 2015
The second film in the Slayers franchise finds Lina and Naga being approached by a young girl with a job proposition. Her village has been enslaved by a bad guy hoping to unleash an elvish creature that will lead him to world domination. Naga and Lina, hoping to make some money, wind up doing battle against this creature in a pretty underwhelming and otherwise unnecessary sixty minute film.

There’s really no point reiterating my thoughts on Naga and Lina, or the animation and music. There’s nothing that makes these films distinct in any way; neither from their predecessors nor from anime movies in general. This one ...

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