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Japanese: スレイヤーズ


Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Jan 17, 1990 to ?
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Comedy Comedy, Fantasy Fantasy
Serialization: None
Authors: Kanzaka, Hajime (Story), Araizumi, Rui (Art)


Score: 7.891 (scored by 13201,320 users)
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Ranked: #10162
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Popularity: #4829
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After pilfering as many valuables from a band of thieves as she can carry, Lina Inverse—self-proclaimed beauty and genius sorceress—departs with the gift of a fireball into the heart of her unwitting patrons’ campsite and continues on to Atlas City with dollar signs in her eyes. Before she can get very far, a horde of the surviving bandits ambushes Lina with vengeance on their minds. But sooner than she can put these one-dimensional goons out of their misery, a gallant wandering mercenary enters the scene, mistaking Lina for a damsel in distress.

Lina gladly plays the role and lets the swordsman, Gourry Gabriev, do all the work for her. Soon enough, however, she comes to regret her decision, as Gourry insists upon his honor on escorting Lina the rest of the way. The thought sends shivers down her spine, but when the original owners of her stolen goods come to take them back, Gourry proves more valuable than anything of theirs. Figuring out that whichever item they seek is being tracked via magic and that some big names are attached to what is quickly becoming quite the scandal, Lina realizes that something far more precious than money has fallen into her hands.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


The first eight volumes of Slayers were published in English by Tokyopop from September 7, 2004 to January 2, 2008. On July 3, 2020, J-Novel Club announced it had licensed the series; the light novel has been rereleased digitally since August 17, 2020, and in print as hardcover 3-in-1 omnibus volumes since July 20, 2021.

The series has received multiple video and tabletop game adaptations, as well as various cameos in other media.



Aug 11, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (6/? eps)
This review is based on the official english release of "Slayers vol. 1: The Ruby Eye."

Story: 5
The story of the first volume of Slayers didn't really impress me, it might be due to the fact that the novel is so old that I've already seen the same story again and again and it has grown stale.

Character: 7
The focus of this section will be the MC, Lina Inverse, because at the point of writing this review I have already forgotten all the other characters. Despite the author being a male himself, he was somehow crazy enough to try to make a first person story told ...

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