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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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Lina Inverse: Darkness beyond twilight, crimson beyond blood that flows, buried in the flow of time is where your power grows. I pledge myself to conquer all the foes who stand in front of this mighty gift bestowed in my unworthy hand. Let the fools who stand before us be destroyed by the power you and I possess. Dragon Slave!
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Referenced in Labyrinth of Flames: Behind the Scenes (2001) See more »

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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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Lina Inverse is basically a "little girl" and The Slayers is an anime even not-so-serious anime fans would like. I love it. Mix up Amelia and her annoying justice gig along with Gourry and his true blonde stupidity sprinkled with a ferocious and easily angered Lina and pour in a cup of Zelgadis who is a determined guy, and you pretty much end up with a riot. There are plenty of unexpected twists in this show that make it entertaining. The middle-ages / magic background makes it something filled with action and adventure. Although it's not all laughs, it is pretty funny.


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