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Slayers is a 26 episode Japanese anime series, licensed by Central Park Media and later Funimation, as well as the first series in its titular franchise. Slayers goes for a swords and sorcery theme, with the spell-casting main character, mercenary and heroine, Lina Inverse, on a quest to stop the resurrection of the Dark Lord Shabranigdo and later, the evil clone of the red priest Rezo.

During the run of the series, Lina's party gains several additions. Within the first episode, she gains the bodyguard services of a swordsman named Gourry Gabriev who wields the powerful Hikari no Ken (or "Sword of Light") and whose martial prowess comes at the cost of his intellect, giving the impression that he's a slow and gullible warrior. After Lina and Gourry manage to destroy Shabranigdo with some risky heroics, they encounter Amelia Wil Tesla Sayruun, the naive "Princess of Justice." The princess accompanies the duo in their quest to stop Rezo's evil clone, even learning some offensive spells from Lina to better help the party out. The trio's quest eventually leads them to the city of Sairaag, where Sylphiel Nels Lahda, a cleric and longtime admirer of Gourry lives. Sylphiel lends her prowess in shamanistic and white magics to the party and its quest, noting that her offensive black magic is so slow and weak as to be laughable.

A few episodes into the series, Lina and Gourry encounter the human/demon/golem hybrid of Zelgadis Greywords. Zelgadis initially serves as a recurring antagonist in no small part to Rezo's claims that Zelgadis is trying to resurrect Shabranigdo. However, he is accepted into the party after the defeat of the Dark Lord Shabranigdo and when Rezo is revealed as the true villain.

5 Seasons, 106 Episodes
April 7, 1995
Cast: Megumi Hayashibara, Yasunori Matsumoto, Lisa Ortiz, Eric Stuart
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  • Shabranigdo has been revived, and Lina and the gang struggle to hold out against him. Pokota holds him off while Lina readies the Giga Slave, the spell she used to defeat him before.

  • Having finally been revived, Rezo the Red Priest awakens the people of Taforashia and cures the disease. However, Lina, Gourry and Xellos question Rezo and find out that his soul is still host to a fragment of Shabranigdo, the Dark Lord.

  • Accepting the fact that Rezo must have his body, Pokota steals the Hellmaster's Jar and goes with Ozzel to Taforashia with Lina and the gang in pursuit. Xellos attempts to stop the ceremony, while Ozzel struggles with her own feelings.

  • Zelgadis steals the Hellmaster's Jar and reveals the true nature of Rezo. Rezo confirms this for Pokota and tells him that in order to save Taforashia, he must inhabit Pokota's body. Meanwhile, Zelgadis learns the truth about chimeras.

  • Having obtained the Hellmaster's Jar, Lina and the party hear Rezo's voice inside. Following random instructions, they go through several tasks before finding Ozzel and the jar stolen by some bandits.

  • In order to lure Zuuma out, Radock, Abel, and Lina's crew go on a business trip. While they stop, Zuuma, Gduza, Duguld, and an army of monsters attack. Lina and company learn that Radock was Zuuma all along, but he is killed by Xellos.

  • In order to find out more information on the Hellmaster's Jar, Lina, Gourry and Pokota follow Ozzel, encountering Zuuma along the way. Meanwhile, Amelia and Zelgadis are attacked by Gduza and Dugld while guarding Radock.

  • Upon Zuuma's demand, Lina and company go to Vezendi and find out that a merchant named Radock has the Hellmaster's Jar. As a target of Zuuma, he hires them to be his bodyguards, but they are attacked by two monsters, Gduza and Dugld.

  • Kuppi, the fishwoman captured by the pirates, comes to Gourry under the pretext that he is the father of her two children. Madness ensues as Lina fights to get Gourry back.

  • Amelia and Nama get separated from the crew and Amelia ends up stuck inside of Nama. The two then hear about a dragon from a nearby village and decide to take it on.

  • Nama leads the crew to a village that has been being harassed by a headless knight named Hans. When they capture him, he offers one of his jars in exchange for them helping him find his missing head.

  • Lina and her friends search for the Hellmaster's jar to bring Rezo back so he can help revive the people from the plague. Meanwhile they run into a woman whose soul was forged into armor.

  • Lina's forces is joined by the warriors of Seyruun to fight against Zanaffar. Duclis may be the only one who can truly stop the Demon. The fate of Taforashia and even the world weighs in the balance.

  • Duclis takes Zanaffar to begin an assault on Seyruun! The demon's power is difficult to battle as Lina and her crew struggle against the demon. They have luck in Gourry fighting with Pokota's Sword of Light.

  • Lina and her crew battle Gioconda, Zuuma, and Ozzel. Surprisingly Wizer, Pokota, and Duclis join forces with Lina to defeat a new common enemy.

  • Lina and her gang must escape in order to stop Gioconda. Gioconda has a plan to start an arms race and it nearly complete with his plan. During this time, Pokota learns that Duclis plans to avenge the people of Taforashia.

  • Lina and her crew must get through Wizer's trap filled fortress. Lina must use an odd strategy when the crew encounters a more powerful adversary than the inspector. Her strategy works and surprises all.

  • Pokota and Duclis's crew take Lina's gang on in a strange contest in a fueding village. The teams compete to roll a giant ball to the top of a mountain.

  • Lina's crew discovers a familiar face among Pokota's stolen tanks. Pokota explains the plight of his people that are trapped in a magical slumber.

  • Once Amelia learns of Pokota's reasons for destroying tanks, she decides to join the crusade. The first opponent that they must face together is Lina!

  • Lina is accused by Wizer, of abducting the pets of wealthy people. She must travel to a mysterious island filled with strange beasts in order to clear her name.

  • Lina must battle Pokota to prove her innocence to Wizer. Pokota is the small creature that is the cause for all the exploding tanks.

  • A government inspector arrests Lina for being Lina. Although there is a battalion of soldiers a strange interloper may be the bigger threat.

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