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"The Slayers" (1995) More at IMDbPro »"Sureiyâzu" (original title), TV series 1995-

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Writers:
Katsuhiko Chiba (episode)
Takao Koyama (episode)
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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
7 April 1995 (Japan) See more »
Tagline:
She's lethally lovely. He's gallantly vain. Together they're The Slayers!
Plot:
The adventures of a teenage female mage and her companions as they quest for gold and glory (especially gold). Full summary »
User Reviews:
An Absolutely Hilarious Anime Classic. See more (11 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 38)
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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Series Directed by
Takashi Watanabe (26 episodes, 1995)
Jôhei Matsuura (4 episodes, 1995)
Kazu Yokota (4 episodes, 1995)
Yoshiaki Iwasaki (3 episodes, 1995)
Masato Sato (3 episodes, 1995)
Makoto Sokuza (3 episodes, 1995)
Takashi Kobayashi (2 episodes, 1995)
Harumi Tamano (2 episodes, 1995)
Susumu Ishizaki (1 episode, 1995)
Eiichi Sato (1 episode, 1995)
Toshihiko Tadano (1 episode, 1995)
 
Series Writing credits
Rui Araizumi (26 episodes, 1995)
Hajime Kanzaka (26 episodes, 1995)
Takao Koyama (26 episodes, 1995)
Jiro Takayama (8 episodes, 1995)
Katsumi Hasegawa (5 episodes, 1995)
Yasunori Yamada (4 episodes, 1995)
Seiko Watanabe (3 episodes, 1995)
Katsuhiko Chiba (2 episodes, 1995)
Jukki Hanada (2 episodes, 1995)

Series Produced by
Kazuto Imanishi .... planner / producer (26 episodes, 1995)
Tsuguhiko Kadokawa .... executive producer (26 episodes, 1995)
Noriko Kobayashi .... producer: TV Tokyo / associate producer: TV Tokyo (26 episodes, 1995)
Yumiko Yazaki .... producer: Softx / associate producer: SoftX (26 episodes, 1995)
Yoshinori Enoki .... planner (25 episodes, 1995)
Kôji Hagiwara .... animation producer: Easy Film (25 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Original Music by
Osamu Tezuka (26 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Cinematography by
Shigeo Kamiyama (26 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Film Editing by
Takko Inoue (1 episode, 1995)
Mari Kishi (1 episode, 1995)
 
Series Art Direction by
Toshihisa Tôjô (26 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Production Management
Sam Liebowitz .... production supervisor (1 episode, 1995)
Shuichi Okada .... production manager (1 episode, 1995)
 
Series Art Department
Kazu Yokota .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 1995)
Masato Sato .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 1995)
Takashi Watanabe .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 1995)
Yoshiaki Iwasaki .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1995)
Takashi Kobayashi .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1995)
Kô Matsuzono .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1995)
Iku Suzuki .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Sound Department
Sadayoshi Fujino .... sound director / recording director (26 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Teruo Abe .... photography (1 episode, 1995)
Nobuhiro Kawakami .... photography (1 episode, 1995)
 
Series Animation Department
Mitsutaka Kaneko .... inbetween checker (13 episodes, 1995)
Hideki Sugawara .... inbetween checker (12 episodes, 1995)
Taidô Hanafusa .... animator / key animator (6 episodes, 1995)
Kanji Hara .... animator (6 episodes, 1995)
Toshiaki Iino .... animator (6 episodes, 1995)
Akira Maruyama .... animator (6 episodes, 1995)
Jôji Kikuchi .... animation director (5 episodes, 1995)
Shigenobu Nagasaki .... animator (5 episodes, 1995)
Mizue Ogawa .... animator (5 episodes, 1995)
Akira Shinoda .... animator / key animator (5 episodes, 1995)
Jôji Ôshima .... animator (5 episodes, 1995)
Motoaki Itô .... animator (4 episodes, 1995)
Hiroto Kato .... animation director (4 episodes, 1995)
Kazuhiro Koyama .... animator (4 episodes, 1995)
Junko Matsushita .... animator (4 episodes, 1995)
Tomohisa Miyake .... animator (4 episodes, 1995)
Naomi Miyata .... animation director / character designer (4 episodes, 1995)
Tatsuhiro Nagaki .... animator / key animator (4 episodes, 1995)
Jun Nakai .... animator (4 episodes, 1995)
Yasuhiro Namatame .... animator (4 episodes, 1995)
Kazuhiro Sasaki .... animation director (4 episodes, 1995)
Shigeki Sato .... animator (4 episodes, 1995)
Jun'ichi Takaoka .... animator (4 episodes, 1995)
Kaoru Yabana .... animator (4 episodes, 1995)
Yukihito Ôgomori .... animator (4 episodes, 1995)
Noriko Ômori .... animator (4 episodes, 1995)
Yoshito Anraku .... animator (3 episodes, 1995)
Tomoaki Chishima .... animator (3 episodes, 1995)
Kazuhiko Ishii .... animator (3 episodes, 1995)
Shinsuke Ishikawa .... animator (3 episodes, 1995)
Yumiko Kinoshita .... animator (3 episodes, 1995)
Shigenori Kurii .... animator (3 episodes, 1995)
Hiromi Maesawa .... animator (3 episodes, 1995)
Hiroharu Nagasaka .... animator (3 episodes, 1995)
Kazuyo Nakamura .... animator (3 episodes, 1995)
Mitsuru Obunai .... animation director / animator (3 episodes, 1995)
Yasuko Ohara .... animator (3 episodes, 1995)
Yukio Segami .... animator (3 episodes, 1995)
Akio Shimotsukasa .... animator (3 episodes, 1995)
Kumiko Shishido .... animation director / animator (3 episodes, 1995)
Kiichi Suzuno .... animator (3 episodes, 1995)
Makoto Takahoko .... animator / key animator (3 episodes, 1995)
Yoshimasa Chikahisa .... animator (2 episodes, 1995)
Jun'ichi Hashimoto .... animator (2 episodes, 1995)
Satoru Iida .... animator (2 episodes, 1995)
Keiichi Ishida .... animator (2 episodes, 1995)
Kumiko Kasuga .... animator (2 episodes, 1995)
Hideyuki Kataoka .... animator (2 episodes, 1995)
Akio Kawamura .... animator (2 episodes, 1995)
Akira Kojima .... animator (2 episodes, 1995)
Megumi Kunogi .... animator (2 episodes, 1995)
Yasuhiro Suzuki .... animator (2 episodes, 1995)
Miho Tachibana .... animator (2 episodes, 1995)
Kôji Tani .... animator (2 episodes, 1995)
Shigeyuki Terashi .... animator (2 episodes, 1995)
Atsuo Tobe .... animation director / animator (2 episodes, 1995)
Eiji Uemura .... animator (2 episodes, 1995)
Miki Yokoo .... animator (2 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Other crew
Takae Kuroda .... publicist (1 episode, 1995)
Neil Nadelman .... translator: English version (1 episode, 1995)
Koji Nakatani .... production coordinator (1 episode, 1995)
Dimas Rodriguez .... production coordinator: English version (1 episode, 1995)
Keiko Senda .... post production: Cruise (1 episode, 1995)
 
Series Thanks
Hitomy Koike .... special thanks (1 episode, 1995)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Sureiyâzu" - Japan (original title)
"Slayers" - International (English title)
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Runtime:
588 min | 30 min (26 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Certification:
Australia:PG (some episodes) | Australia:M (some episodes) | South Korea:12 | UK:PG | USA:Not Rated | USA:TV-PG
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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!See more »
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Soundtrack:
KUJIKENAIKARA!See more »

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
An Absolutely Hilarious Anime Classic., 22 August 2001
Author: MIMICK from Maryland, USA

The Slayers: The simply HILARIOUS adventures of 4 typical fantasy (almost right out of Dungeons & Dragons) characters, but each has some frightening physical/personality "difference." Of course, this equals fun and laughter.

Lina Inverse, the main character, is a fiery red-head sorceress whose one goal in life is to run around the world destroying just about everything in her way so she can have LOTS of money, and get cool stuff.

Gourry Gabriev, her sidekick, is a blond-haired "warrior" type guy who just happens to have no intelligence at all. He means well, but he's just plain stupid.

Zelgadis, the "serious type," is a sorcerer that happens to have his body gnarled into that of a golem. His skin, hair, etc...all made of bluish-green metal and stone.

Amelia begs her own category: a dark-haired "Justice Freak" whose obsession with Heroes and Justice is...well...disturbing.

The four journey about, and nothing but the most bizarre, clever obstacles stand in their way: Being forced to act in a bad play, Lina's forced making-out with a fish, Gourry always changing the subject to the flatness of Lina's chest, or even fighting the Devil himself, the four have it rough.

For the best viewing, it's recommended to watch the show in Japanese, because the voice actors have professional training (it's like actual on-screen acting there), and thus portray their characters PERFECTLY. The English dubbing is O.K., but it's just a good idea to watch it in the original language, because it's meant to be that way.

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