Meet Lina Inverse, a mighty sorceress who fights evil in the name of... greed, gluttony and black magic?! When she meets Gourry, a swordsman whose skill with the blade is rivaled only by his stupidity, Zelgadis, a grumpy sorceror who's been turned into a golem, and Rezo, a priest known for his benevolence (with a dark secret), you know her adventures are just beginning!
Lady Ran is a self-described 'beautiful drifter': a samurai who travels Japan on a whim, always searching for good sake. Together with her good-hearted but somewhat dense sidekick Meow (master of the Iron Cat Fist style), they stumble into situations where they (usually unwillingly) confront bandits, corrupt officials and deceitful cults. But there's one enemy they can never defeat with their amazing sword and martial arts skills: their perpetual poverty!
Lucy is a seventeen-year-old mage with the power to summon stellar spirits, but what she really wants to do is join a guild - and not just any guild. She has her eyes set on Fairy Tail, a notoriously reckless and outrageous group of magic users who are likely to be drunk or destroying buildings and towns in the process of completing a job! While in town one day Lucy meets a perpetually-seasick boy named Natsu who, through a series of events, reveals to her that he's none other than the fire-eating mage Salamander of Fairy Tail! Lucy is finally able to join Fairy Tail and quickly begins to take on odd jobs with Natsu and his gang for fame and profit. Along with her fiery friend, Happy the flying cat, Natsu's archrival Gray and their overseer the invincible and beautiful Erza, Lucy sets forth for epic adventures that leave an epic amount of destruction in their wake. After all, destroying a city or five doesn't matter as long as they get the job done... right?!
The total amount of distruction on both of these series is amazing. Over the top power skills, and a general lack of concern over damage link these two series together. If damage with out thought is your pieces of cake, check this series out.
Slayers and Fairy Tail have a very similar Fantasy and Magic setting. Both have a very good dose of humor and adrenaline fueled action, quirky and likeable characters, dragons and monsters, and rediculously overpowered magic spells. Leaving half a city in ruins after a fight is no exception in either of these titles. There are so many things about Slayers that remind me of Fairy Tail, and vice versa.
So, if you like the one, I don't see a reason why you shouldn't like the other.
Gokudo is an adventurer who lies, cheats, and steals to get exactly what he wants, until he steals a magic sword. After a comedic lesson in humility and the prospect of riches and women, he embarks on a quest to save the world of magic. Travelling with the slime-ball Gokudo are royalty, fantastic creatures, and even gods.
At heart, Gokudo and Slayers are quirky comedy anime taking place in fantasy settings. They are driven by their respective strong and unique main characters, Lina and Gokudo. They're the kind of characters who make fun of others instead of being the butt of the jokes.
Both series do the adventure kind of thing with traveling to different locales as the episodes go by. Plots are wacky, characters are funny. Art styles are of the comedic and cute bent. Slayers is the more serious of the two and lies more to the direction of action and drama.
In the mystical world of Shangri-la, demons and humans live side by side, watched over by a parthenon of ancient Chinese gods. But when normally-civilized demons start to go berserk, the gods require the services of Genjou Sanzo - a Buddhist priest with a magical gun, an evil-banishing scripture and a take-no-prisoners attitude. Aided by the ancient monkey god Son Goku, the half-demon Sha Gojyo and the demon exterminator Cho Hakkai, he sets off on a treacherous journey westward, with armies of demons, dark mages and angry gods all standing in his way...
Both Saiyuki and Slayers are similar in both atmosphere and execution, yet are quite different in story. Each of the series takes place in a different time than our own, though Slayers is more of fantasy whereas Saiyuki is rather supposed to be ancient, yet the same world. That being said, both series contain a lot of comedy (Slayers having more, however) and have engaging stories that are reminiscent of each other in their own ways. Keep in mind, however, that Saiyuki is deeper and less lighthearted than Slayers is.
If you like the comedy of one of these series, you might like the other; just remember that Saiyuki isn't strictly a comedy as Slayers appears to be. Also, if you like the "team of good vs. powers that be" scenario in one, you'll find much of the same in the other.
Both Series have magic and sword fights and epic adventures that spawn several seasons. If you like magic and adventure then you will like both Slayers and Saiyuki. Both series also have comedy has their main fall back. I also found that both series get much better in their next seasons.
In a world where where humans and elves live amongst each other, we find three unlikely heroes. Mysteriously torn from the world we know, karate expert Junpei, Oscar winning actress Airi, and weapons specialist Ritsuko must find the components needed for the spell to bring them home. Components that are tattooed on the bodies of unsuspecting female elves across the land...
Both are good old-styled anime with a lot of slapstick humour and parodies of the fantasy genre / RPGs, but TWHE is more focused on humour and has less of an overarching storyline.