The Slayers

The Slayers

Genres: adventure, comedy, fantasy
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Lina Inverse, a wandering sorceress and bandit-killer, joins forces with roving swordsman Gourry Gabriev in what’s supposed to be a quick union of convenience. Instead, an artifact Lina “liberated” from a gang of thieves turns out to be the key to the resurrection of the demon lord Shabranigdo. Urged on by the mysterious Red Priest Rezo, the pair has no choice but to fight the dark lord and his servants, accumulating new allies and enemies along the way.
Number of episodes: 26
Vintage: 1995-04-07 to 1995-09-29

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The Slayers Next

Genres: adventure, comedy, fantasy
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: Lina, Gourry, Zelgadis, and Amelia coincidently meet up again and begin to search for the Clair Bible. During their search they run into a mysterious priest named Xelloss who seems to know a thing or two about the passages they’re looking for, but he tends to get them into more trouble instead of out of it. Furthermore, they discover that the Monster race has plans of their own, and as it turns out, Lina and Company just might be a big part of their evil intentions.
Number of episodes: 26
Vintage: 1996-04-05 to 1996-09-27

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The Slayers Try

Genres: adventure, comedy, fantasy
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Several months have passed (after the end of Slayers Next). The barrier put in place by the mazoku sublords has been broken, and as a result, Lina Inverse and her friends are allowed access to the outside world. There they become wrapped up in a prophecy stating that a dark lord from another dimension, Dark Star Dugradigdo, will enter their world and spread chaos.
Number of episodes: 26
Vintage: 1997-04-04 to 1997-09-26

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The Slayers Revolution

Genres: adventure, comedy, fantasy
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: Having lost the Sword of Light in the previous battle, Lina and Gourry continue their journey in search of a replacement weapon. On the way, the two of them meet up with Amelia and Zelgadis in the kingdom of Luvinagard while taunting some pirates. Lina is happy to reunite with her old friends, but appearing before her is Luvinagard’s Inspector of the Special Investigative Unit; a man called Wizer. However, Lina is amazed at his unusual behavior…
Number of Episodes: 13
Vintage: 2008-07-02 to 2008-09-25

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The Slayers Evolution-R

Genres: adventure, comedy, fantasy
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: To find a way in rescuing Pokota’s country Taforashia which was sealed by Rezo, Lina and her group are in search for the Hellmaster’s jar in what the Red Priest placed his soul after death. Zelgadis is willing to do anything to get the jar for changing back into a human while Zuuma is plotting on revenge and accomplishing assignment in killing Lina Inverse. Still a big mystery for her and the others is what Xellos is aiming for in this battle.
Number of episodes: 13
Vintage: 2009-01-12 to 2009-04-06

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Slayers - The Motion Picture Vintage: 1995-07-29
Slayers Return (movie) Vintage: 1996
Slayers Great (movie) Vintage: 1997
Slayers Gorgeous (movie) Vintage: 1998
Slayers Premium (movie) Vintage: 2001-12-22

Slayers Special (OAV) Vintage: 1996
Slayers Excellent (OAV) Vintage: 1998

“Slayers” Films and OVAs Get Blu-ray Box Release in February 2015

November 25, 2014 8:50pm CST
With audio commentaries by the voice actresses of Lina and Naga

Retailers: Slayers Movie & OVA Blu-ray Box Cancelled

posted on 2014-12-26 23:30 EST by Jennifer Sherman

Delayed “Slayers” Film/OVA Blu-ray Box Scheduled for October 30, 2015

July 10, 2015 3:50am CDT
Containing 5 films and 2 OVAs released from 1995 to 2001

Slayers The Movie & OVA Digital Remastered BD-BOX 30 sec. PV - Lina and Naga Ver.

TFP: 20 Years Later: Slayers NEXT Anime Series

Posted by Brian Threlkeld - December 1, 2016 at 5:00pm

Crunchyroll Adds “Slayers Revolution” to Anime Catalog!

July 20, 2017 5:30pm CDT
Series available TODAY!

Crunchyroll Adds Slayers and More to Anime Catalog!

August 15, 2018 6:17pm CDT

Crunchyroll Adds Slayers Next to Anime Catalog

September 06, 2018 7:21pm CDT
All 26 episodes available now!

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Crunchyroll Adds Slayers TRY to Anime Catalog

September 26, 2018 6:30pm CDT
Third anime series is now available to members

TV Anime Slayers’ First Three Series to Get Blu-ray Box Releases for The First Time

October 20, 2018 2:30am CDT
The novel illustrator Rui Araizumi draws the jacket illustrations for the three boxes

Slayers Cast to Reunite for Explosive 30th Anniversary Event

October 20, 2019 4:45pm CDT
Megumi Hayashibara will join fellow stars at live event in March

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Slayers Anime Cast to Speak at Series 30th Anniversary Event in 2020

posted on 2019-10-27 12:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy

Megumi Hayashibara to Release Slayers 30th Anniversary Album

January 13, 2020 9:10pm CST
She will also join the anniversary event in Tokyo on March 29

Lina Looks Gorgeous on Megumi Hayashibara’s Slayers 30th Anniversary CD Jacket

February 28, 2020 9:10pm CST
Hayashibara’s newly-recorded song “two thumbs up!” is also included in the album

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Slayers Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary with Special Anime MV featuring Megumi Hayashibara’s New Song

March 23, 2020 3:10am CDT
All-song preview for her “Slayers MEGUMIX” album is also streamed

Slayers Releases Anime PV for 30th Anniversary Album

posted on 2020-03-29 18:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Album by Lina Inverse voice actress Megumi Hayashibara ships on March 25

Slayers Franchise’s Postponed 30th Anniversary Event Newly Set for December 20

October 07, 2020 1:10am CDT
The anime’s four main voice cast members and theme song singer will gather on the stage


Slayers Gets Special DVD/Blu-ray that Contains All The Contents of Its 30th Anniversary Project

October 29, 2021 9:07pm CDT
“Slayers 30th Anniversary Thanks Festival Closing” event will also start on November 5