Slayers

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  • TV-PG
  • 1995
  • 5 Seasons
  • 7.5  (2,158)

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.

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Zero hour : those heading for destruction !
13. Zero hour : those heading for destruction !
April 6, 2009
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.
Yesterday's memory, the regained days
12. Yesterday's memory, the regained days
March 30, 2009
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.
Xeno, the master of resurrection!
11. Xeno, the master of resurrection!
March 23, 2009
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.
Wisdom, wishing for times lost forever!
10. Wisdom, wishing for times lost forever!
March 16, 2009
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.
VOICE! What`s inside the jar?
9. VOICE! What`s inside the jar?
March 9, 2009
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.
UNCOVER! The darkness unveiled!
8. UNCOVER! The darkness unveiled!
March 2, 2009
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.
TOWN SCAPE! Because it`s a thing made by people.
7. TOWN SCAPE! Because it`s a thing made by people.
February 23, 2009
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.
SEEK! Who is the target?
6. SEEK! Who is the target?
February 16, 2009
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.
RAIDER! A voice from the darkness!
5. RAIDER! A voice from the darkness!
February 9, 2009
Nama finally leads the gang to ruins where the jar that sealed her soul into the armor lies. Unfortunately, as Xellos notes, this is not the real Hellmaster's Jar, and the Hellmaster's Jar lies in Zuuma's possession.
QUALITY TIME? A loving life?
4. QUALITY TIME? A loving life?
February 2, 2009
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.
PARTNER! They`re sharing a body?
3. PARTNER! They`re sharing a body?
January 26, 2009
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.
OH MY HEAD! Where did it go?
2. OH MY HEAD! Where did it go?
January 19, 2009
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.
NEW COMER? A new voyage!
1. NEW COMER? A new voyage!
January 12, 2009
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.
The  Try
The Try

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The Slayers
The Slayers

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The  Next
The Next

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Description

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.

Slayers is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (106 episodes). The series first aired on April 7, 1995.

Where to Watch Slayers

Slayers is available for streaming on the AT-X website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Slayers on demand at Hulu and Microsoft Movies & TV.

  • Premiere Date
    April 7, 1995
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (2,158)