Alt title: The Slayers

TV (26 eps)
4.004 of 5 from 9,744 votes
Rank #863

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!

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apoc9's avatar by apoc9 on Feb 5, 2016
Score 9/10

What I love about the Slayers is fact, that it combines comedy and adventure fantasy so well. At times it is very serious action, adventure at other times it is slapstick comedy and parody of various tropes including fantasy. In that regard it reminds my slightly of the Discworld series. It is not perfect, that is the... read more

mdchan's avatar by mdchan on Jan 9, 2015
Score 10/10

The Slayers is one of the few anime I'll ever give a 10 out of 10 rating to, and there's a reason it's my number one all-time favorite anime.  Though a lot of it is generic fantasy and spellcasting, the characters bring the story to life. The anime itself was adapted from a light novel, and though it doesn't follow it to the letter, it's still interesting and entertaining. I will also say that this is... read more

Related anime

Slayers: The Motion Picture Movie 1995
Slayers Next TV 1996
Slayers Return Movie 1996
Slayers: The Book of Spells OVA 1996
Slayers Try TV 1997
Slayers Great Movie 1997
Slayers Excellent OVA 1998
Slayers Gorgeous Movie 1998
Slayers Premium Movie 2001
Slayers Revolution TV 2008
Slayers Evolution-R TV 2009

Related manga

Slayers (Light Novel) 1989
Slayers Medieval Mayhem 1992
Slayers: Light Magic 2008



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