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New Slayers Fantasy TV Anime Series in the Works

by ElectricSlime
Feb 27, 2008 2:20 PM | 17 Comments
A new series is in the works for Hajime Kanzaka's Slayers fantasy light novels. The series will span 6 months, (26 episodes I'm guessing) but there is no word on when we will see it. It will be directed by Takashi Watanabe who will oversee J.C. Staff, who produced the three previous seasons. There was no confirmation on whether the original cast will once again be featured or if Lina will be the lead character once again.

Funimation and Central Park Media both released the three previous seasons in English in North America.

Source: ANN

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O.o wow I seriously thought there was no hope for another season since it was previously stated that they could not get all the past voice actors back. This is just great wahahha.

Mar 2, 2008 7:44 AM by Infernal

That's some good news :O
I have the manga series and I've been looking for the anime episodes for ages xD (just found them). The manga is absolutely awesome, I love Lina xD <3
Slayers is a series which never gets old :3.. I'm looking forward to a new season (although I haven't even seen the old ones xD).

Mar 1, 2008 10:29 AM by eefichan

Wow, this sure is great news.
8GaugeBrett said:
I can only imagine what 11 years of animation improvements are going to do for our Flat Chested, Gold Hording, Food Devouring, Dragon Spooking, Super Sorceress! ;)

I'm looking forward to that.

Mar 1, 2008 4:34 AM by Sii_Kei

That's awesome! It's been such a long time since I last watched Slayers, but I still love that series <33

Feb 29, 2008 7:22 PM by Mana

YAY more Slayers! My day just got better!

Feb 28, 2008 3:42 PM by kazerfozl

Dang, that reminds me I still need to watch the original series

Feb 28, 2008 4:04 AM by Anomalous

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!

DRAGON SLAVE!

THE BEST NEWS I'VE HEARD ALL DAY! (I'm still psyched about Trigun, but Slayers is more exciting to me~ X3)

Wow Slayers~ Dude..what really got me into anime was Slayers! It was all thanks to the International Channel (AZN) that I was able to see this! Too bad it's being canceled in a few months..(RIP IChannel). Megumi Hayashibara was my first J-Pop artist love (now it's Rica Matsumoto xD)~

Slayers was just wow. xD I loved each episode and I remembered watching the marathons late at night before parents yelled at me to go to sleep. It was also my first Japanese with English subtitles anime and it will always be special in my heart.

One of my favorite fantasy series~

What a coincidence that I just finished the 5th Light Novel of Slayers today and found this out. Haha. I even got my friend addicted to it and letting her borrow the light novel series. :3 I need to get my hands on vol. 6!

Lina Inverse will always be my favorite sorceress~

Feb 28, 2008 12:16 AM by Katsuki

Panaru said:
....This day...has been so amazing. This just...wow. MORE XELLOSS. MORE LINA. MORE ZELGADIS.

ISHIDA AKIRA AND MEGUMI HAYASHIBARA'S VOICES AGAIN @____@....

I'm in heaven.

In my case this week has been amazing
Persona 3 FES translation has been anounced
The new Slayers
And to top that off Disgaea 3 translation also got announced

Feb 27, 2008 7:27 PM by Hamel

....This day...has been so amazing. This just...wow. MORE XELLOSS. MORE LINA. MORE ZELGADIS.

ISHIDA AKIRA AND MEGUMI HAYASHIBARA'S VOICES AGAIN @____@....

I'm in heaven.

Feb 27, 2008 7:19 PM by Panaru

Great news, again today o_O

Feb 27, 2008 7:09 PM by chocolatematter

sweet. more slayers. more of a reason to finally get around to watcing them (ive been meaning to watch slayers for years ;.; ) haha

Feb 27, 2008 6:29 PM by katsup

I've been on a Slayers Kick myself. I just picked up the box sets of the first two seasons at Katsucon and have been enjoying them. This is well timed news to me.

Feb 27, 2008 5:37 PM by Brand

8GaugeBrett said:

But it just wouldn't be Slayers without Lina... so lets hope Lina, Gourry, Zel, and Amelia all make their way into this one.

Okay but what Slayers novel light or not would call itself slayers if it didn't have the main characters of the series...
I would be fine if it only had lina and naga but without lina its a tad hard to call it Slayers...

-ahem-
But aside from that I just hope they dont go making it serious and perfect looking... you know that really new and clean line style that is coming out now... it just wont suit Slayers

Oh and for the note I own all the slayers sets including all the movies and Naga OVAs

Feb 27, 2008 4:47 PM by UnknowablE

More Slayers?!?! Now THAT'S the definition of "epic". :D

Feb 27, 2008 3:54 PM by SageShinigami

Yesss! This is some cool news!

Slayers <3

Feb 27, 2008 3:16 PM by AddleBoy

Red_Zealot said:
There was no confirmation on whether the original cast will once again be featured or if Lina will be the lead character once again.


But it just wouldn't be Slayers without Lina... so lets hope Lina, Gourry, Zel, and Amelia all make their way into this one.

I can only imagine what 11 years of animation improvements are going to do for our Flat Chested, Gold Hording, Food Devouring, Dragon Spooking, Super Sorceress! ;)

Feb 27, 2008 3:05 PM by 8GaugeBrett

Neat, good timing too since i'm acquiring all the slayers stuff as we speak.

Feb 27, 2008 2:39 PM by Faust721