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The Slayers

The Slayers
Review Date:
Reviewed By: Azure

Released By: MVM Films

Age Rating: 12

Region: 2 - UK
Volume: 1 of 4
Length: 150 minutes
Subtitles: English
Audio: English 2.0 Stereo
Japanese 2.0 Stereo

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Lina Inverse is a powerful treasure hunting sorceress, she meets the kind but dim Gourry Gabriev who joins her on her quest for riches. When Lina steals a bunch of treasure from a local gang, she doesn't anticipate the amount of trouble it will bring. One of the items is a rare and valuable treasure but which one?
Old school anime fans will no doubt be familiar with Slayers, originally a light novel series it has crossed over into anime, manga and games. The series follows sorceress Lina Inverse, a small but powerful sorceress, who meets the nice but dim Gourry a surprisingly good swordsmen. The Slayers is essentially a comedy sword and sorcery adventure, the main cast travel from town to town seeking treasure and trying not to get killed.

The Slayers

Slayers isn't really meant to be taken seriously, the action is interspersed with comedy moments with classic comedy staples such as Gourry's stupidity or Lina's figure scattered throughout. After all this time it's still funny, and excels at character based jokes and observations. Characterisation is where The Slayers excels, it's hard not like the cast; and this probably explains why the series has endured.

Fans of fantasy fiction will also find jabs at fantasy staples humorous, making the series of worthwhile watch for fantasy fans. It is though very much of the era, from the music style to the occasionally stilted animation. The dub is is also very dated, and may be a hard watch for newer dub fans used to today's generally more fluid voice work.

The Slayers

The most important thing is the series is still entertaining, and with the warm glow of nostalgia it's a great watch. If newer fans can get past the series dated feel, they'll find a genuinely endearing watch. Hats off to MVM for finally releasing such a classic anime particularly with a generous six episodes for this first disk!

Rating: 7/10
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