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The Slayers - DVD Collection (2000)

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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Software Sculptors
Genre: Anime, Comedy Anime, Fantasy Anime, Swords and Sorcery Anime
Languages: English, Japanese
Subtitles: English
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Welcome to a world where magic reigns and monsters lurk behind every corner. Into this land of deadly dragons and menacing magicians comes our heroine - Lina Inverse, a cute, fireball-throwing sorceress who steals from the wicked and gives to herself! Along with Gourry, a handsome but dumb-as-a rock swordsman, Lina challenges the forces of not-so-goodness as she seeks truth, justice, fame and gold!

Well, mostly fame and gold...

Disc One contains episodes 1-6.

Special Features:

  • Art Gallery
  • Sketch Gallery
  • Meet the Cast
  • Actor Bios
  • Actor Interviews
  • Graphic Novel
  • Sneak Peeks

GreenCine Member Ratings

The Slayers - DVD Collection (Disc 1 of 4) (2000)
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7.34 (202 votes)
The Slayers - DVD Collection (Disc 2 of 4) (2000)
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7.58 (163 votes)
The Slayers - DVD Collection (Disc 3 of 4) (2000)
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7.88 (151 votes)
The Slayers - DVD Collection (Disc 4 of 4) (2000)
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7.84 (148 votes)

GreenCine Member Reviews

Well worth my time! by OGHermann April 14, 2004 - 11:16 AM PDT
To start off with I'm a tough customer to please on older anime. I've been spoiled by today's high standards, so I frequently find the classics hard to watch.
However I really enjoyed this DVD and look forward to watching more. The animation is a little clunky but otherwise the characters, the story and the humor are all top notch.

The Slayers disc 2- Entertaining but way silly! by Fangs November 5, 2002 - 5:53 PM PST
2 out of 2 members found this review helpful
If you have seen The Slayers disc 1, the first four episodes of this disc are must see! They are the conclusion to the story started on The Slayers disc 1. I enjoyed watching them, however the storyline is a bit superficial and contrived.

Slayers still reminds me of an adult version of Pokemon. After the first four episodes, new characters were introduced. These characters were overdone and silly. I couldn't believe it when the villains in the fifth episode started doing a Team Rocket type dance to get more monsters to attack Lina and Gourry. Lame!

Also, Amelia is so far out there that she makes Lina Inverse seem mature. Having said that, I found the series to be fun to watch if you wanted to watch something totally light hearted.

Pokemon for Grown-ups by Fangs October 3, 2002 - 1:16 PM PDT
4 out of 6 members found this review helpful
Slayers is an inane, but fun to watch series. The show centers on Lina Inverse, an egomaniac sorcerer. Lina likes to talk to herself in the third person and goes through her life like it is a trashy novel. In the first episode, she steals some treasure from a group of bandits and encounters Gowry, a capable knight who is very slow of wit.

Slayers is a grown up version of Pokemon. The only difference is that they use "bad" language in Slayers and there are no Poke battles. (Gowry uses his sword to kill the monsters.) Both shows are full of bad puns, hokey lines, sight gags and Japanese style humor. Just like in Pokemon, Lena and Gowry eat like pigs, they constantly argue, and bad guys fly though the air, then land safely miles away. Unlike Pokemon, one of the on-going gags is about "that time of the month" and how it affects Lina.

The main idea behind this series is that Lina accidentally stole something of great value when she robbed the bandits. She has no idea what it is, or what it does. Her foe keeps changing in this set of episodes. Each bad guy tells her a different story, so she doesn't quite believe any of them. The bad guys also seem to be constantly changing alliances. Consequently, I didn't get too bored with the simple plot because I was trying to figure out what was happening. Slayers is fun to watch, but lacks the depth that Runouni Kenshin has.

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