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The Slayers 

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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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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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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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Japan | USA

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Japanese | English

Release Date:

17 February 2002 (USA) See more »

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J.C. Staff, SoftX, TV Tokyo See more »
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| (26 episodes) | (26 episodes)

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Stereo | Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The last series of voice actor Eric Stuart who retired and moved from New York to Tennessee to focus on his music career and family until Yu-Gi-Oh: The Dark Side of Dimensions (2011). 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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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

Referenced in Pokémon: Ghostly Pokémon and the Summer Festival (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

don't be discouraged
Main ending theme
Performed by Megumi Hayashibara
Lyrics by Megumi Hayashibara (as MEGUMI)
Music by Hidetoshi Satô
Arrangement by Keiji Soeda
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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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