The Slayers (1995– )
"Sureiyâzu" (original title)

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The adventures of a teenage female mage and her companions as they quest for gold and glory (especially gold).

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Megumi Hayashibara ...
 Lina Inverse (26 episodes, 1995)
Yasunori Matsumoto ...
 Gourry Gabriev (26 episodes, 1995)
Lisa Ortiz ...
 Lina Inverse (26 episodes, 1995)
Hikaru Midorikawa ...
 Zelgadis Greywords (18 episodes, 1995)
Takehito Koyasu ...
 Copy Rezo / ... (17 episodes, 1995)
Bin Shimada ...
 Zangulz (16 episodes, 1995)
Masami Suzuki ...
 Ameria Wil Tesla Saillune (16 episodes, 1995)
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In a medieval sword and sorcery world, there is one mage who is notorious for her power and grace (at least that's how she likes to put it), Lina Inverse. In reality, she is a teenage mage with a penchant for collateral damage, obnoxiousness and gluttony. This series chronicles her adventures with companions, such as the powerful but dumb swordsman Gourry Gabriev as she quests for gold and finds a heck of a lot trouble along the way. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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She's lethally lovely. He's gallantly vain. Together they're The Slayers!


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Rights to air on US TV were acquired by FoxKids (who outbid Cartoon Network at the time who expressed an interest) when anime exploded due to the surprise success of Sailor Moon in 1995. However, FoxKids decided against airing any episode due to the nature of the show being a geared to more adult that kids, and has since lets their rights expire. See more »

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Amelia: I landed on the guy I wanted to save!
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Spin-off Slayers (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

KUJIKENAIKARA!
(I'll Never Give Up!)
Ending theme
Performed by Megumi Hayashibara and Masami Okui
Lyrics by Satomi Arimori
Music by Masami Okui
Arrangement by Toshirô Yabuki
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Nonstop laugh riot
29 January 2000 | by (Gainesville) – See all my reviews

To paraphrase the introduction on the video box: "In ancient times, stories abounded of brave warriors performing heroic deeds...this is not one of them." :)

Slayers makes fun of not only RPG/D&D anime, but everything else--including the kitchen sink. Jokes, gags, and rampant violence aside, though, this story also has quite a bit of drama and character development.

Personally, I felt that the subbed version was much better--Megumi Hayashibara is perfect as the cute but slightly underdeveloped (but don't say that to her face :) Lina Inverse.

Definitely a series worth watching.


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