The Slayers NEXT

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  • TV-PG
  • 2007
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.5  (2,191)

The Slayers NEXT, produced by FUNimation, is a comedic anime series that follows the adventures of the charismatic sorceress Lina Inverse and her band of companions, as they journey across an imaginative fantasy world filled with mythical creatures and powerful magic. The anime originally aired in Japan from 1996 to 1997, and was dubbed by FUNimation for Western audiences in 1999.

The series is set in a world where magic is a common practice, and Lina is a skilled sorceress who uses her magical powers to earn a living as a bounty hunter. Alongside her companions, she travels throughout the world, taking on various missions and battling dangerous enemies in order to protect innocent people and uncover ancient secrets.

In the second season of the show, The Slayers NEXT, Lina and her friends find themselves embroiled in a new adventure when they come across a mysterious book that contains a powerful spell known as the Claire Bible. This ancient tome is said to hold the key to immense magical power, and there are many powerful and dangerous people who are willing to do anything to get their hands on it.

The story unfolds across 26 episodes, each of which is packed with plenty of action, humor, and adventure. Lina and her friends encounter a wide variety of enemies, including powerful mages, giant monsters, and even a powerful demon lord, and must use all of their skills and creativity to overcome these challenges.

Along the way, they are joined by a colorful cast of characters, including the flirtatious swordsman Gourry Gabriev, the justice-seeking princess Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun, and the quirky and mischievous sorcerer Zelgadis Greywords. Together, this group of misfits goes on a series of wild and hilarious adventures, battling giant sea creatures, infiltrating a powerful mage's stronghold, and even saving the world from certain doom.

Perhaps one of the most charming aspects of The Slayers NEXT is its unique blend of humor and action. The show is filled with slapstick comedy, witty banter, and irreverent jokes, all of which are delivered with impeccable timing by the talented voice cast. However, the show never loses sight of its action roots, and the battles are always thrilling and exciting, with plenty of epic showdowns and powerful magical spells.

Another standout aspect of the show is its intricate and imaginative world-building. The world of The Slayers NEXT is filled with fascinating cultures, histories, and mythologies, all of which are lovingly crafted by the show's creators. From the sprawling cities of the Kingdom of Seyruun to the ancient ruins of the Elias Temple, each new location is carefully designed to feel unique and full of wonder.

Overall, The Slayers NEXT is a beloved classic anime series that has become a fan favorite over the years. With its hilarious characters, action-packed battles, and imaginative setting, it's easy to see why this show has stood the test of time and remains a must-watch for anyone looking for a fun and engaging fantasy adventure.

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Seasons
Go to NEXT! And Then Again?
26. Go to NEXT! And Then Again?
December 11, 2007
Giga Slay gets out of control, and the golden evil Lord, the Lord of Nightmare puts Lina unconscious. Fiblizo attacks her without knowing it, and gets destroyed easily. Gourry and others are freed from Fiblizo's magic now, but Lina's about to be swallowed into chaos. Gourry rushes out to rescue Lina.
The Souls of the Dead! Lina's Final Decision!
25. The Souls of the Dead! Lina's Final Decision!
December 11, 2007
Lina's party faces Fiblizo, but none of their magic works on him. Fiblizo intends to have Lina use Giga Slay and let it out of control, so he tries to make her exhausted and press her. Zangles and Martina are beaten, Zelgadis and others are confined into crystals. Fiblizo pushes Lina, who's left alone, to use Giga Slay, saying Gourry will die otherwise. The moment the crystal, which Gourry's in, starts cracking, Lina finally uses Giga Slay.
Sinister Trap! The Mysterious City of Ghosts!
24. Sinister Trap! The Mysterious City of Ghosts!
December 11, 2007
Lina's party gets to Saylague to rescue Gourry. Saylague was destroyed by the battle with clone Rezo, but now it's revived as the town of the dead by Fiblizo's magic. Silfeel and others get angry to find out about it. Lina decides to go into Fiblizo's castle by herself because Fiblizo is powerful and she didn't want to get the others involved. Silfeel notices it and forcefully joins her, and also Zangles..
The Menacing Swordsman! A Journey of Reunion!
23. The Menacing Swordsman! A Journey of Reunion!
December 11, 2007
Lina's party gets depressed for having lost Gourry. Silfeel, who fought with them in Saylague, appears, learns of Gourry, and decides to fight with them. On their way to Saylague, they get attacked by a sorcerer with the Sward of Light. His incredible skill puts them in a pinch, but Zangles, who once was their enemy, appears and helps them. With his help, Lina gives the sorcerer a blow. Under his mask appears brain-washed Gourry's face.
The Stolen Sword of Light! The End of the Demon Dragon King!
22. The Stolen Sword of Light! The End of the Demon Dragon King!
December 11, 2007
Garp puts Lina's party in a pinch. Then appears the most powerful evil Lord, Fiblizo, who came after the traitor Garp. With his power, he beats Garp easily. He tells Lina's party to come to Saylague for another plan. He leaves, taking Gourry hostage for it.
The Thousand Year Old Truth! The Traitorous Demon Dragon King!
21. The Thousand Year Old Truth! The Traitorous Demon Dragon King!
December 11, 2007
Lina's party gets away from the monsters and go into the cave where the Bible is supposed to be. Deep inside the cave, Lina enters the gate to the other side where the Bible is sealed. Martina rushes in to enter with her. Lina reaches the Bible to hear the truth about the "Lord of Nightmare," which is the power source of "Giga Slay" and "Laguna Blade." On the other hand, Gourry and others fight the monsters outside of the gate. Garp appears, injures Zerros, puts Lina in a pinch when she comes out of the gate.
No Other Choice! Set Course for Dragon Valley!
20. No Other Choice! Set Course for Dragon Valley!
December 11, 2007
After barely escaping from Garp, Lina's party heads to Dragon Valley in Catart mountain range to find a copy of Claire Bible. They meet a boy who offers to lead them to the valley. They get to the valley with him to meet the old head of the Dragon tribe, Milgazia. Zerros asks him to take them to the Bible, so he does, but Garp's monsters attack them again.
Disclosure At Last?! Xellos's True Form!
19. Disclosure At Last?! Xellos's True Form!
December 11, 2007
The evil Dragon Lord, Garp, presses Lina's party. He came to kill Lina so he can stop the evil's plan to perish the world. He requests Zerros who has been behind the plan to confess it. Zerros, who has been one of Lina's travel companions, turns out to be an evil. However, since Zerros does not give up, Garp attacks them relentlessly and puts Lina's party into a pinch. Aqua stops Garp's attack and have Lina's party warped to outside of the castle. Aqua turns out to be a presence which was created by the remained will by the aqua lord who was perished by Garp. Lina's party barely escapes and, following Aqua's word, leaves to Catart mountain range where the real Claire Bible is.
The Temple of Sand! The Secret of the Giga Slave!
18. The Temple of Sand! The Secret of the Giga Slave!
December 11, 2007
While Lina's party continues to look for a copy of the Bible, Zerros brings them the information that a perfect copy is at a castle nearby. They get there to be stunned by the volume of the copies. They go through the pile to get the information they want, and they meet the librarian who calls himself Aqua. He tells them that he'd lead them to the information they are looking for, and they go deep into the castle. The same night, when Lina wakes up unexpectedly, Aqua shows her one of the copies of the Bible. It is about what happens if the sealed spell, "Giga Slay" gets out of control. Lina is stunned to learn that the spell has perished the world to end. Then the evil dragon lord, Garp appears..
They're Talking About a Girl Named Zelgadis?!
17. They're Talking About a Girl Named Zelgadis?!
December 11, 2007
Lina's party gets the information that a copy of the Bible is in the country where only women live. Of course, the guys are not allowed to go in, so they get into drags. Zelgadis absolutely hates it. Lina's party meets the daughter of the king, Mivan. She escaped from the country because she was forced to be a princess. Zelgadis relates to her, who's having problem with her status as the daughter of the king, and grows sympathetic feelings for her. Then monsters appear and take her hostage. Lina's party fights a hard battle with the monsters that are made of water. Zelgadis lights up himself and hurls himself at the monsters and beats them. But because of this, his identity as a man is revealed. Mivan is encouraged by what he did and reveals her own identity. She tells him she is a boy who's been forced to be in drags to live in the country.
Bitter Curve Balls! Gutsy Fast Balls!
16. Bitter Curve Balls! Gutsy Fast Balls!
July 19, 1996
Lina's party gets to a town and gets the information that a copy of the Bible is on the trophy which is given to the winner of a magic tennis competition.
A Big Crash? The Battle at Artemay Tower?
15. A Big Crash? The Battle at Artemay Tower?
July 12, 1996
Lina's party continues their journey to find the Claire Bible.
The Forbidden Dance? Where is the Strongest Spell?
14. The Forbidden Dance? Where is the Strongest Spell?
July 5, 1996
Lina's party learns about the presence of a high level monster, called evil Dragon Lord, Garp, behind the series of recent evil activity.
Impending Fall! The Moment of Ambition's Defeat!
13. Impending Fall! The Moment of Ambition's Defeat!
June 28, 1996
Lina's party beats Magenta, and is psyched up for beating Kanzel. However, Kanzel's power was incomparable to Magenta's and strong.
The Unexpected End? The Shocking Truth!
12. The Unexpected End? The Shocking Truth!
June 21, 1996
Lina's party gets depressed for having lost Phil to the evils.
Voices of Darkness! Slash 'Em to Bits, Ragna Blade!
11. Voices of Darkness! Slash 'Em to Bits, Ragna Blade!
June 14, 1996
Lina can't regain her magical power and gets depressed. Then she notices a signal fire going up in Sayloon kingdom.
On a Journey With a Pack of Scoundrels?! Take Back That Magic Power!
10. On a Journey With a Pack of Scoundrels?! Take Back That Magic Power!
June 7, 1996
Lina decides to visit a magic doctor who resides deep in the mountains in order to regain her magical power.
Hidden Ambitions! The Shocking Confession?
9. Hidden Ambitions! The Shocking Confession?
May 31, 1996
Lina's party finds out that the evils are after Sayloon kingdom, and go into the castle with Phil.
Be Eternal! The Day Prince Phil Died?
8. Be Eternal! The Day Prince Phil Died?
May 24, 1996
Lina's party gets to Sayloon kingdom. However, what waited for them was the funeral of Amelia's father, the first successor of the kingship of the country, Phil.
Sudden Cooking! Follow the Phantom Dragon!
7. Sudden Cooking! Follow the Phantom Dragon!
May 17, 1996
Lina's party continues their journey to Sayloon kingdom. On their way, Lina sees the sign for the "legendary dragon food" and gets excited.
You Can't Escape! The Return of the Obsessive Martina!
6. You Can't Escape! The Return of the Obsessive Martina!
May 10, 1996
After Atlas City, Lina's party gets back on the road. However, there's a shadow after them.
Staying Behind for the Sake of Love!
5. Staying Behind for the Sake of Love!
May 3, 1996
Lina and others run around the house, looking for the "Rock of Contract." However, such an important thing will not be found easily.
An Ancient Pledge! One Who Seeks Immortality!
4. An Ancient Pledge! One Who Seeks Immortality!
April 26, 1996
To collect the payment, Lina's party requests a meeting with Talim and Damia. They insist that they're not responsible for the beasts.
A Wonderful Business! Being A Bodyguard Isn't Easy!
3. A Wonderful Business! Being A Bodyguard Isn't Easy!
April 19, 1996
Lina's party has come to Atlas City. They get into an argument for a trifle and separate into Lina and Gourry, Amelia and Zelgadis groups.
The Roguish Priest! His Name is Xellos!
2. The Roguish Priest! His Name is Xellos!
April 12, 1996
Lina and others continue their journey to help Zelgadis find "a copy of Claire Bible." They meet a priest who calls himself Zerros.
The Sudden Pinch! The Terror of the Monstrous Zoamelgustar!
1. The Sudden Pinch! The Terror of the Monstrous Zoamelgustar!
April 5, 1996
Lina and Gourry hear of the famous "Zoanna's Evil Book" and go to the kingdom of Zoanna.
Description
  • Premiere Date
    August 14, 2007
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (2,191)