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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

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J.C. Staff, SoftX, TV Tokyo See more »
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Runtime:

| (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

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

[opening lines]
Lina Inverse: Where monsters rampage, I'm there to take them down! Where treasure glitters, I'm there to claim it! Where an enemy rises to face me, victory will be mine!
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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 the Motion Picture (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Front breaking
Opening theme
Performed by Megumi Hayashibara
Lyrics by Megumi Hayashibara (as MEGUMI)
Music by Hidetoshi Satô
Arrangement by Shô Goshima
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Dragons, spells, and comedy!
4 March 2004 | by slayersmartinaSee all my reviews

Slayers Next is a follow-up to the popular Slayers series. It follows the loud and brass sorceress Lina Inverse and her not-so-smart but muscular sidekick Gourry on another adventure. Lina and Gourry meet back up with familiar characters, Amelia and Zelgadis, and the newly introduced Martina. Our heroes also encounter the new villains Gavv and Hellmaster, giving them new challenges to overcome - and giving Lina a chance to learn spells not yet seen in the first series. The voices are great as usual. Most of the original cast from the English version of Slayers has returned. Or if you prefer the subtitled version, you'll most likely be familiar with popular Japanese voice actress Megumi Hayashibara lending her talents to Lina Inverse once more. I highly enjoyed this series, even more so than the original or the follow-up to this one, Slayers Try. Slayers Next is a hilarious adventure with a great deal of heart.


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