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The Slayers 

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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Megumi Hayashibara ...  Lina Inverse 104 episodes, 1995-2009
Yasunori Matsumoto ...  Gourry Gabriev 104 episodes, 1995-2009
Lisa Ortiz Lisa Ortiz ...  Lina Inverse / ... 104 episodes, 1995-2009
Eric Stuart ...  Gourry Gabriev / ... 98 episodes, 1995-2009
Hikaru Midorikawa ...  Zelgadis Greywords 96 episodes, 1995-2009
Masami Suzuki ...  Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun 94 episodes, 1995-2009
Veronica Taylor ...  Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun / ... 86 episodes, 1995-2009
Crispin Freeman ...  Zelgadis Graywords / ... 85 episodes, 1995-2009
Akira Ishida ...  Xellos / ... 66 episodes, 1996-2009
David Moo David Moo ...  Xellos / ... 48 episodes, 1995-1997
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Storyline

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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Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

17 February 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Slayers See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

J.C. Staff, SoftX, TV Tokyo See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (26 episodes) | (26 episodes)

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Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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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

Gourry Gabriev: [as the Dragon Fang gang closes in on a solitary Lina, Gourry suddenly appears] Stop right there!
Member of the Dragon Fang gang: Who - who are you?
Gourry Gabriev: [pauses to strike a heroic pose] If I gave you my name, you'd only get it dirty.
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Alternate Versions

Apparently, in the hopes of getting the series sold for TV syndication in the US, Software Sculptors (the US license holder) changed Lina's invocation for the Dragon Slave spell in the English dub. References to her invoking the powers of darkness were replaced with different dialogue. See more »

Connections

Spin-off Slayers Great (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Plenty of grit
Opening theme
Performed by Megumi Hayashibara
Lyrics by Megumi Hayashibara (as MEGUMI)
Music by Hidetoshi Satô
Arrangement by Tsutomu Ôhira
Chorus arrangement by Masami Okui
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Nonstop laugh riot
29 January 2000 | by Dot-chanSee 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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