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Slayershttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/4c/Slayers-anime-logo.jpg/200px-Slayers-anime-logo.jpg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Slayers-anime-logo.jpg)スレイヤーズ
(Sureiyāzu)GenreAction (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_film), Fantasy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantasy), Adventure (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adventure), Shounen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shounen)Manga (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manga)Authored byHajime Kanzaka (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hajime_Kanzaka)Publisherhttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f0/Flag_of_Japan_%28bordered%29.svg/22px-Flag_of_Japan_%28bordered%29.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_Japan_%28bordered%29.svg) Kadokawa Shoten (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kadokawa_Shoten)
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Slayers Special (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Slayers_Special&action=edit) (OVA (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Original_Video_Animation))
Slayers Excellent (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Slayers_Excellent&action=edit) (OVA (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Original_Video_Animation))
Slayers Movie: Slayers The Motion Picture (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slayers_The_Motion_Picture)
Slayers Movie 2: Slayers Return (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slayers_Return)
Slayers Movie 3: Slayers Great (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slayers_Great)
Slayers Movie 4: Slayers Gorgeous (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slayers_Gorgeous)
Slayers Movie 5: Slayers Premium (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slayers_Premium)Slayers (スレイヤーズ, Sureiyāzu? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Japanese)) is a successful and popular fantasy franchise. The franchise began as a series of fifteen light novels (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_novel) written by Hajime Kanzaka (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hajime_Kanzaka) and later developed into several manga (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manga) titles, three televised anime (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anime) series, two three-episode Original Video Animations (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Original_Video_Animation) (OVAs), and five movies. It also spanned three role playing games for the Playstation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Playstation). Slayers follows the adventures of the young sorceress Lina Inverse and her companions as they journey through their world. Using powerful magic and swordsmanship they battle overreaching wizards, demons seeking to destroy the world, dark lords, and the occasional hapless gang of bandits.
Although released after the anime series aired, the two OVAs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OVA) and the first four movies depict events that occurred early in Lina's career as a bandit-hunting and dragon-spooking adventuress. These installments show her first encounter and subsequent exploits with her first partner, Naga the White Serpent. Naga, while not a great intellect, is a formidable sorceress in her own right, and views herself as Lina's strongest and foremost rival; these adventures take place before the events of the three television seasons. The first of the three seasons of the anime bore the franchise's title and established Lina's three principal companions:

Gourry (The swordsman)
Zelgadis (The chimera shaman-rogue)
Amelia (A young princess and warrior of justice)The second season was titled Slayers NEXT, and the third season Slayers TRY. A fourth season, Slayers AGAIN, was rumored following the success of TRY, but early scheduling conflicts caused interest in the project to dissipate.[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slayers#_note-0) Each anime series begins humorously but builds slowly until the fate of the world hangs in the balance. Throughout each series, Slayers maintains its comedic nature, frequently displaying Lina's ill temper or abuse of her comrades or lesser opponents, using these events as comic relief (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comic_relief) in later episodes. Use of extremely destructive spells in inappropriate settings, especially the powerful "Dragon Slave" spell, is another frequent gag.
Volumes one through six of the light novels have been translated into English and released in North America by Tokyopop. The anime aired on TV Tokyo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TV_Tokyo) from early April until late September for three years, 1995 through 1997, and was released on VHS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VHS) and DVD (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD) in North America by Software Sculptors (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Park_Media). In May 2005, at Anime Central (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anime_Central) in Chicago, FUNimation Entertainment (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FUNimation_Entertainment) announced they obtained the license for the TV series, since the previous owner's license expired in Fall 2005. It currently airs as part of the FUNimation programming block on CoLours TV (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CoLours_TV). While the previous releases have now been out of print for over half a year, FUNimation has not yet released their own new productions, though they claim to still be working on them.[1] (http://www1.funimation.com/f_index.cfm?page=funhack2) The OVAs and movies were released in Japan between 1996 and 2001, later released in North America and dubbed into English by ADV Films (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ADV_Films). Enoki Films (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enoki_Films) holds the license to The Slayers television franchise as a middleman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middleman).
Spoiler warning (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Spoiler_warning): Plot and/or ending details follow.
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[edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Slayers&action=edit&section=1)] Characters


[edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Slayers&action=edit&section=2)] Lina Inverse (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lina_Inverse) (リナ・インバース, Rina Inbāsu? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Japanese))

Lina is the main protagonist (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protagonist) and the only character that appears in all incarnations of Slayers. She is a young but very powerful sorceress, with a great love of money, food, and casting fireballs at people with very little provocation. She has an older sister, Luna, who is a powerful swordswoman. Although Lina has faced down dragons, monsters, and even a Dark Lord with little fear, the mere mention of Luna's name sends her into terrified hysterics. She also suffers from a fear of slugs. In the first episode, she introduces herself by destroying a gang of bandits known as the Dragon Fangs. She steals a large portion of their treasure, then sets off towards the nearest town to cash it in for a sizeable profit. On the way to the town she is ambushed by the remainder of the Dragon Fangs. However, mere seconds before she would have blasted them to bits, Gourry Gabriev valiantly comes to her "rescue" and they begin their adventures together. Lina and Gourry do fall in love, but acting on these feelings is an entirely different story. Lina has many different nicknames, one of them being "Dragon Spooker", a name that she isn't too fond of. (This isn't quite correct, but it's how it is translated. The kanji (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanji) stands for "Dragons step past out of sheer revulsion"; the /spoo/ syllable is correct, but /s*r/ was changed to /k*r/ to translate better into English.) This is rumored to have appeared because of an incident in the first episode, in which the Leader of the Dragon Fangs’ pet black dragon escapes. Just when it appears that the beast is going to crush Lina (and Gourry, who was knocked out on top of her in a ... compromising position), it blanches in disgust and steps over her, a blush along its snout, much to her shock, and thereafter rage. However, the nickname was mentioned before the black dragon met her, thus leading to a possible earlier incident. Another nickname Lina encounters is the "Dragon Nester." This comes from a rhyme: "Little girl with little breasts, scares the dragon from its nest." This takes off from a running gag, in which characters constantly comment on the small size of Lina's breasts. She generally takes offense to these comments, and often responds with violence. This nickname, though not the breast jokes, only appears in the English dub. The breast jokes start when she first meets Gourry. In Slayers Try, Gourry, Amelia and Zelgadis find out that Lina has an elder sister named Luna. Luna is a skilled and powerful warrior, who later retired and became a waitress in Lina's hometown. When Lina refused to accompany Filia on her quest, Filia handed Lina a letter from Luna that said, "Shut up and do it!", prompting Lina to cower in fear. Ages (Rough estimates):

OVA's and Movies: 13 to 14, 16 (In Premium only)
First Series: 15
Second Series: 16
Third Series: 17Voices: Megumi Hayashibara (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megumi_Hayashibara) (Japanese), Lisa Ortiz (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisa_Ortiz) (English; TV), Cynthia Martinez (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynthia_Martinez) (English; Movies/OAV), Véronique Uzureau (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=V%C3%A9ronique_Uzureau&action=edit) (French), Circe Luna (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circe_Luna) (Latin American), Marta Sainz (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marta_Sainz) (Castilian Spanish), Emanuela Pacotto (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Emanuela_Pacotto&action=edit) (Italian), Shandra Schadt (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Shandra_Schadt&action=edit) (German), Jhaidy Barboza (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jhaidy_Barboza&action=edit) (Venezualan), Szabó Gertrúd (Hungarian), Duk-Hee Choi (Korean, SBS), Mi-Sook Jeong (Korean, Tooniverse)
[edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Slayers&action=edit&section=3)] Gourry Gabriev (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gourry_Gabriev) (ガウリイ・ガブリエフ, Gaurī Gaburiefu? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Japanese))

Gourry is a wandering swordsman who meets up with Lina in the first episode of the television series. He accompanies her from then on. He carries the fabled Sword of Light, originally known as Gorun Nova before it came to the Slayers world. Gourry is somewhat less than scholarly, but his skills as a swordsman are nearly unrivaled throughout the series. At first, he appears to be a shallow man only willing to fight for his own gain — which is why he "saved" Lina from the bandits, hoping for a damsel in distress. But when he insists on becoming Lina's unpaid bodyguard, and they slowly get to know one another, Gourry's kindness, loyalty and consideration for others becomes clear. He unknowingly annoys Lina when he calls her a little girl in mockery of her underdeveloped breasts, which becomes a running gag (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Running_gag) in the series. While Gourry is deadly with plain steel, he is incredibly powerful when armed with his family's magic blade. He is the keeper of the Sword of Light, a mystic weapon whose steel blade can be detached, allowing the use of an alternate blade made of pure, destructive light at the incantation, "Light, come forth!". Gourry takes great care of the Sword of Light, and watches it especially carefully to protect the valuable relic from thieving hands, including those of Lina herself. She often tries to trick him into giving it to her, but she never succeeds. These are one of the few times where Gourry's less than astute memory is crystal clear. At the end of the third series, Gourry gives up the Sword of Light so that it and the other light weapons can be protected. In the following book series, he acquires the legendary Blast Sword. Manipulating the magical energies around it, the Blast Sword creates an extremely sharp blade. If not treated with care, it can slice through its sheath, and will sink up to its hilt into the ground below. An enchantment placed on it by the party allows them to change its sharpness to be useful again. Gourry eventually falls in love with Lina. He is, however, less averse to the notion than the young sorceress. Ages (Rough estimates):

Premium: 23
First Series: 22
Second Series: 23
Third Series: 24Voices: Yasunori Matsumoto (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yasunori_Matsumoto) (Japanese), Eric Stuart (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Stuart) & Christopher Patton (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Patton) (Slayers Premium movie) (English), François Creton (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Fran%C3%A7ois_Creton&action=edit) (French), Gabriel Gama (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Gabriel_Gama&action=edit) (Latin American), Juan Logar Jr (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Juan_Logar_Jr&action=edit) (Castilian Spanish), Diego Sabre (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Diego_Sabre&action=edit) (Italian), Hubertus von Lerchenfeld (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Hubertus_von_Lerchenfeld&action=edit) (German), Juan Carlos Vázquez (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Juan_Carlos_V%C3%A1zquez&action=edit) (Venezualan), Pálmai Szabolcs (Hungarian), Seong-Heon Hong (Korean, Until Slayers 1st opening part), Seung-Sub Hong (Korean, After Slayers 1st Season middle part), Soo-Jin Kang (Korean, Tooniverse)
[edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Slayers&action=edit&section=4)] Naga the White Serpent (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naga_the_Serpent)

A buxom sorceress with an obnoxious laugh (similar to Ayeka's in Tenchi Muyo! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenchi_Muyo%21) and Kodachi's in Ranma ½ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranma_%C2%BD)) who is Lina's partner in the movies and OVAs. Naga was often found hanging around Lina Inverse during Lina's earlier adventures, but the two had later parted company under unknown circumstances. During the time that they were together, whenever Naga was around, she was either working together with Lina or against her, all the while irritating the red-headed sorceress to no end. Naga claims she is Lina's only serious rival. Lina calls her "goldfish feces" — as in, she trails after Lina. Like Lina, she has a massive appetite and is an excessive alcoholic. She is extremely well-endowed, much to Lina's disgust and jealousy, and wears very little clothing. It is rumored and hinted at throughout the different Slayers series that Naga is really the daughter of Prince Philionel El Di Saillune, and the oldest sister to Amelia Wil Tesla Saillune. However, despite the hinting, it was never confirmed until the creator, Hajime Kanzaka, revealed in an interview that Naga is indeed the lost heir of the Saillune family. Naga appeared specifically in the OAV (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OAV)’s and movies, however there is a debatable cameo appearance by her in the first season of the TV series midway through (during a crowd scene, several people walked in from of the 'camera' including a shapely lower torso that bore an uncanny resemblance to Naga's design, though the long trailing hair was red so it may have been an homage. Amelia notices the character during the brief scene. Ages (Rough estimates):

OVA's and Movies: 19 to 20, 22 (In Premium)Voices: Maria Kawamura (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Kawamura) (Japanese), Kelly Manison (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly_Manison) (English), Belinda Martinez (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belinda_Martinez) (Latin American), Veronika Neugebauer (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Veronika_Neugebauer&action=edit) (German), Links:

Naga at KanzakaDex (http://kanzaka.wikia.com/wiki/Naga_the_Serpent)
Amelia and Naga: Sisters? (proofs) (http://www.purple-gizmo.com/zelink14/sisters.html)[edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Slayers&action=edit&section=5)] Zelgadis Greywords (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zelgadis_Greywords) (ゼルガディス・グレイワーズ, Zerugadisu Gureiwāzu? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Japanese))

Zelgadis is a sorcerer who begins the TV series as a mercenary, opposed to Lina, but ends up in Lina and Gourry's group. He is a chimera (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimera_%28mythology%29) made of rock golem, blue demon, and human. Zelgadis Greywords tends to become something of an enigma to his comrades, due to his quiet and antisocial nature. As a boy, he was transformed by Rezo, the red priest — who is either or both his grandfather and great-grandfather (the translation is unclear and differs) — into a three-part chimera. One third is golem, one third is human, and the last third is brau-demon (a being neither demon nor mazoku). The golem third turned him into stone, and no sword but the Sword of Light can hurt him, making Zelgadis nearly unstoppable in a physical fight. The demon third enables him run faster than the eye can see, and granted him great power in Shamanist magic. The human third was simply a remnant of the old Zelgadis, before Rezo changed him. Zelgadis specializes in Shamanistic magic, which pulls its power from the Astral, or spiritual, plane. His elemental spells are formidable, and include Stone Spiker, a modified version of Ray Wing, and his trump card, the mighty Ra-Tilt. Though he is not as learned in the art as Lina, Zelgadis's even combination of physical brunt and magical finesse render him among the most fearsome of mortal warriors. Zelgadis travels with Lina because he wants to find a spell that can change him back into a human. Despite the incredible abilities bestowed upon him by Rezo in the transformation, he always views the change as a curse, and wishes more than anything to be rid of it and return to a normal life. His unofficial alias is "the heartless sorcerer swordsman", which he accepts with a smirk. Amelia seems to have a crush on him, and he seems feel the same way about her, though he refuses to admit it, even to himself. Ages (Rough estimates):

Premium: 18
First Series: 17
Second Series: 18
Third Series: 19Voices: Hikaru Midorikawa (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hikaru_Midorikawa) (Japanese), Daniel Cronin & Crispin Freeman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crispin_Freeman) (English), Pierre-François Pistorio (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Pierre-Fran%C3%A7ois_Pistorio&action=edit) (French), Benjamín Rivera (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjam%C3%ADn_Rivera) (Latin American), Daniel Sanchez (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Sanchez) (Castilian Spanish), Claudio Moneta (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Claudio_Moneta&action=edit) (Italian), Florian Halm (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Florian_Halm&action=edit) (German), Carlos Castillo (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Carlos_Castillo&action=edit) (Venezualan), Damu Roland (Hungarian), Seung-Jun Kim (Korean, SBS, Tooniverse)
[edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Slayers&action=edit&section=6)] Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelia_Wil_Tesla_Seyruun) (アメリア・ウィル・テスラ・セイルーン, Ameria Uiru Tesura Seirūn? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Japanese))

Amelia is a young cleric and the princess of Saillune with an unwavering belief in justice. She joins Lina's group during the first TV series. Wherever there's a crime, you'll find Amelia tripping close behind. She’s a helpful little princess who's always either in the way or flat on her face (or in a headlock from Lina). She initially comes across as a very dense little kid who really can't tell the good guys from the bad guys. Although Lina was often annoyed with Amelia for her wide-eyed naiveté, desire to learn the Dragon Slave, and larger bust size (despite the fact that Amelia is younger), eventually Lina comes to accept her as a friend. Most of Amelia's lessons in justice came from her father Prince Philionel of Seyruun, the "ultimate pacifist" armed with a variety of oxymoronic but very effective attacks, whom Lina once mistook for a bandit. It is rumored that Naga the White Serpent might be Amelia's long-lost older sister, the crown princess Gracia (this rumor was later confirmed by Hajime Kanzaka during an interview). After the murder of her mother, Amelia has vowed never to use blades, but once used the Sword of Light to channel the Ra-Tilt. Amelia seems to have a crush on Zelgadis. Ages (Rough estimates):

Premium: 15
First Series: 14
Second Series: 15
Third Series: 16Voices: Masami Suzuki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masami_Suzuki) (Japanese), Veronica Taylor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veronica_Taylor) & Joani Baker (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Joani_Baker&action=edit) (English; eps. 11-13) also Luci Christian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luci_Christian) (Slayers Premium movie) (English), Léa Gabrielle (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=L%C3%A9a_Gabrielle&action=edit) (French), Cristina Camargo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cristina_Camargo) (Latin American), Amelia Jara (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Amelia_Jara&action=edit) (Castilian Spanish), Federica Valenti (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Federica_Valenti&action=edit) (Italian), Sabine Bohlmann (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabine_Bohlmann) (German), Carmen Olarte (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Carmen_Olarte&action=edit) (Venezualan), Bogdányi Titanilla (Hungarian), Mi-Ae Ji (Korean, SBS), Ji-Yeong Lee (Korean, Tooniverse)
[edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Slayers&action=edit&section=7)] Sylphiel Nels Rada (シルフィール・ネルス・ラーダ, Shirufīru Nerusu Rāda? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Japanese))

Sylphiel is a lovely young cleric who knew Gourry before she met Lina and the others. She became infatuated with Gourry to the point where, in the English translation for the anime (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anime), she refers to him as "Dear Gourry" or "Gourry Dear." Gourry only remembers her for her good cooking. While she is weak in shamanism and black magic (her attack spells are especially unimpressive), her skills in white magic (healing and protection) are impressive. This is mainly due to her profession as a Shrine Maiden. Surprisingly, she also manages to get the hang of Lina's signature spell, the Dragon Slave. Strangely enough, Sylphiel's Dragon Slave appears to be as strong, if not stronger than Lina's talisman boosted Dragon Slave. Her only other offensive spell, Flare Arrow, is pathetically slow, weak and shaped like a carrot or beet as a joke. She joins the group for the end of the first series and again near the end of the second series. She does not appear in Slayers TRY (her position being somewhat usurped by Fillia) except in an eyecatch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eyecatch). Ages (Rough estimates):

First Series: 19
Second Series: 20Voices: Yumi Toma (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yumi_Toma) (Japanese), Stacia Crawford (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Stacia_Crawford&action=edit) (English), Magali Barney (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Magali_Barney&action=edit) (French), Carola Vasquez (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Carola_Vasquez&action=edit) (Latin American), Marta Sainz (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marta_Sainz) (Castilian Spanish), Debora Magnaghi (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Debora_Magnaghi&action=edit) (Italian), Anke Kortemeier (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Anke_Kortemeier&action=edit) (German), Melanie Henríquez (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Melanie_Henr%C3%ADquez&action=edit) (Venezualan), F. Nagy Erika (Hungarian), Hye-Kyeong Kim (Korean, SBS), Hyeon-Jin Lee (Korean, Tooniverse)
[edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Slayers&action=edit&section=8)] Filia Ul Copt (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filia_Ul_Copt) (フィリア・ウル・コプト, Firia Uru Koputo? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Japanese))

Filia made her first appearance in Slayers Try. She is a Priestess of the Fire Dragon King. Being a Golden Dragon, she has a huge sense of honor and is dedicated to "fulfilling her duties to the temple." She is annoyed to great extents by any monster that crosses her path. She carries a large mace (affectionately dubbed Mace-sama) in her garter, and uses it to end many of her arguments. Filia originally wanted Lina's big sister Luna to accompany her on her quest, but Luna retired and suggested Lina as a replacement. Filia, at the end of Slayers Try, accepts the egg of the reborn Valgaav in repentance of what her ancestors did to his kind. In the ending credits, you see the glowing see-through egg nestled in a warm basket with Filia yelling something at Gravos and Jillas while they are polishing her pottery. Ages (Rough estimates):

Third Series: Unknown (Presumed to be a few hundred years). In her human form, she appears to be in her early 20s.Voices: Houko Kuwashima (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houko_Kuwashima) (Japanese), Tara Sands (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tara_Sands) (English), Liliana Barba (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Liliana_Barba&action=edit) (Latin American), Amelia Jara (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Amelia_Jara&action=edit) (Castilian Spanish), Elisabeth Günther (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Elisabeth_G%C3%BCnther&action=edit) (German), Melanie Henríquez (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Melanie_Henr%C3%ADquez&action=edit) (Venezualan), Roatis Andrea (Hungarian), Seon-Hee Moon (Korean, SBS), Myeong-Seon Lee (Korean, Tooniverse)
[edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Slayers&action=edit&section=9)] Xellos (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xellos) (ゼロス, Zerosu? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Japanese))

Xellos is a high level Mazoku (see Universe section below), who is thousands of years old. Xellos currently serves as priest and general for Beast master Zelas-Metallium. Zelas-Metallium herself is one of the 5 highest ranking Mazoku who were created by Shabranigdo, and she in turn created Xellos. Xellos temporarily served under Hell master Phibrizzo in his attempt to destroy Gaav the Demon Dragon King. Gaav stated that Xellos was given power beyond any Mazoku, leading to the fact that Xellos is above all other Mazoku, with the exception of the Shabranigdo's retainers, and of course, the Dark Lord himself. Dragons fear Xellos and see him as their mortal enemy after he killed half the population during The War of Monster Fall. In the 6th Slayers novel (Vezendi's Shadow), Xellos says his full name is Xelloss Metallium. He is also known as Beast master Xellos, "trickster priest" (by many, including himself) and "namagomi" ("raw garbage" by Filia) or simply Xellos. He is a hindrance as much as a help to Lina and her friends. He gets what he wants in the easiest way; even if it means tricking his friends, though he is not above aiding or betraying anyone as long as it furthers the goals of himself or the others of the Monster race. His trademark response to any important question is, "Sore wa himitsu desu!" (Literally: "That is a secret!"). A constant duel goes on between fans whether there is a love or hate, or even a love-hate relationship between Xellos and Filia. First appears in Slayers NEXT. Age: at least 1012 Voices: Akira Ishida (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akira_Ishida) (Japanese), David Moo (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=David_Moo&action=edit) & Kurt Stoll (Slayers Premium movie), Tarik Mehani (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tarik_Mehani&action=edit) (French), Ernesto Lezama (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ernesto_Lezama&action=edit) (Latin American), Enrique Javier Lles (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Enrique_Javier_Lles&action=edit) (Castilian Spanish), Simone D'Andrea (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Simone_D%27Andrea&action=edit) (Italian), Butz Combrinck (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Butz_Combrinck&action=edit) (German), Luis Carreño (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Luis_Carre%C3%B1o&action=edit) (Venezualan), Szalai Csongor (Hungarian), Ja-Hyung Goo (Korean, SBS), Min-Seok Kim (Korean, Tooniverse, Slayers Next), Won-Hyeong Choi (Korean, Tooniverse, Slayers Try) Links:

Xelloss at KanzakaDex (http://kanzaka.wikia.com/wiki/Xelloss)[edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Slayers&action=edit&section=10)] Martina Zoana Mel Navratilova (マルチナ・ゾアナ・メル・ナブラチョア, Maruchina Zoana Meru Naburachoa? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Japanese))

Martina, along with her father, plotted to capture Amelia. Lina, along with Gourry and Zelgadis, saved Amelia then used the Dragon Slave to destroy Martina's castle and the surrounding town. Enraged, Martina ran off and learned magic so that she could take revenge on Lina. Later, Martina joins forces with Lina and company. Martina is fickle in her love affairs, obsessed with whatever man she happens to see first that day. At the beginning of the series she is hung up on Zelgadis, but her interests switch to Gourry and even Xellos as the series progresses. She is obsessed with her Lord Zoamelgustar (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Zoamelgustar&action=edit), a monster god she made up, but might actually exist. She is usually a comic foil for the other characters. However any serious scenes she plays are for the purpose to emphasize an important or dramatic moment in the story. While she has practically no powers, she does seem adept at curses (even though they seem to backfire on her). She even cursed Lina so that any damage she inflicted would be returned to her. She also worships a dark Monster God, not even Xellos or any other Monster antagonists have heard of named Zoamelgustar (Xellos: "Never heard of him...). However at one point she summons his power and is able to generate a shield far greater than one that Lina or any of the other spell casters could muster. This may have been her own innate power, but it's actually Aqua, a dragon god they've met along the way to a Claire Bible. She faces down the final enemy in the last episode, showing that she is an ally and, in a way a friend of the regular cast, including Lina. When Hellmaster Phibrizo kills her during the final battle, Martina uses her last moments to encourage Lina to keep fighting and save Gourry. She eventually marries Zangulus in a fake backdrop church, as her hometown is still rebuilding after Lina's Dragon Slave. Voices: Mifuyu Hiiragi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mifuyu_Hiiragi) (Japanese), Rachael Lillis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachael_Lillis) (English), Valérie Nosrée (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Val%C3%A9rie_Nosr%C3%A9e&action=edit) (French), Diana Perez (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diana_Perez) (Latin American), Claudia Nieto (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Claudia_Nieto&action=edit) (Castilian Spanish), Katrin Fröhlich (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Katrin_Fr%C3%B6hlich&action=edit) (German), Mezei Kitty (Hungarian), Mi-Yeon Jeong (Korean, SBS), Hyeon-Jin Lee (Korean, Tooniverse)
[edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Slayers&action=edit&section=11)] Name Discrepancies

Different translators have rendered character names differently. These are all valid transliterations (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transliteration) of the original Japanese names.

Lina, Reena
Gourry, Gaudi
Naga, Nahga
Amelia, Ameria
Filia, Firia, Philia, Fillia
Sylphiel, Sylpheel
Xellos, Xelloss, Zeross
Zelgadis, Zelgadiss
Zelas (Metallium), Zellas, Xelas, Xellas[edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Slayers&action=edit&section=12)] Setting and magic

Further information: List of Spells in Slayers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Spells_in_Slayers) In the universe of Slayers, the supreme being is neither good nor evil, but is called the Lord of Nightmares (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_of_Nightmares), who created everything, and who is said to "float like gold on the Sea of Chaos." Later, it is revealed that the Lord of Nightmares (or L-sama, for short) is not in fact floating upon the Sea of Chaos, but in fact comprises it. Four pillars rise out of the Sea of Chaos, and each supports its own world. Since the Sea of Chaos comprises the Lord of Nightmares' body, the worlds likewise spring from her. In Slayers Next, the Claire Bible confides that if the worlds are destroyed and returned to chaos, the Lord of Nightmares can return to her true form (although why she created the four worlds in the first place has not been revealed, either by the novels or the author himself).
On each of these worlds are gods (shinzoku, lit. "godly race") and demons (mazoku, lit. "evil race"), fighting without end. Should the gods win the war in a world, that world will be at peace. Should the demons win, the world will be destroyed and returned to Chaos. In Lina's world, the supreme god is Ceiphied (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceiphied), and the supreme demon is Shabranigdo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shabranigdo) (the Ruby-Eye). Long ago, Ceiphied won the war, and split Shabranigdo's body in seven to prevent him from coming back to life. He then took the seven fragments and embedded them in human souls--as reincarnation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reincarnation) works in Slayers, the individual fragments would be worn down the fragments in power until Shabranigdo himself would be destroyed. However, Ceiphied was so exhausted that he himself sank into the Sea of Chaos, leaving four parts of himself and his soul in the world.
A millennium (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millennium) before the events in Slayers, one of Ruby-Eye's parts (which was sealed in the body of Lei Magnus, a very powerful sorcerer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magician_%28fantasy%29)) revived and started the Resurrection War against one of the parts of Ceiphied, the Dragon King of Water (Aqua Lord). Ultimately, the piece of Shabranigdo won, but the Aqua Lord, using the last remnants of her power, froze and sealed him within the Kataart mountains. Nevertheless, Shabranigdo's lieutenants escaped and remained at liberty, sealing much of the world within a magical barrier, through which only they could pass. These leaders and their servants are the principal antagonists throughout the three Slayers anime series. They are intelligent, cunning creatures, often indulging in intrigue amongst themselves, and they feast on human emotion, especially fear and pain.
To increase the amount of pain and terror they cause, the most powerful mazoku lend their power to humans in the form of Black Magic spells that call directly on their powers. Such spells include the Gaav Flare (no longer functional after the events of Slayers Next)and Dragon Slave, and are capable of causing enormous damage and suffering to all things and beings, except the mazoku whose power is invoked for that spell and higher-ranking mazoku who can protect themselves.
In contrast to the destructive power of Black Magic are the healing abilities of White Magic, drawn from the caster's own life force. Striking a balance between healing and attack is the rare Divine Magic, which only the dragon servants of the shinzoku have been shown to channel; it is suggested that the barrier erected by the generals of Shabranigdo blocked the power of Ceiphied and his fragments, and thus those people within the barrier had no access to the power to develop spells based around it. Whether people outside the barrier could channel Divine Magic is suspect, as in Slayers Try people outside the barrier are in awe at a simple light spell--confided by the author to be accessible to anyone regardless of magical potential, with rote study.
Shamanistic Magic is focused on manipulation and alteration of the natural world such as Raywing and Fireball, as well as the Astral Plane including Elmekia Lance. One of the greatest Astral spells is the Ra-Tilt, a spell of devastating power when used against a spiritual being, such as a mazoku.
Above all other magic, however, and of its nature used purely for destruction, are spells drawing power from the Lord of Nightmares. Two spells of this class are the Ragna Blade, capable of felling powerful mazoku in a single strike, and the Giga Slave, which calls forth the very Lord of Nightmares into the world, dealing devastating damage against an opponent, but risking the destruction of the world if the spell should fail.

[edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Slayers&action=edit&section=13)] New Film

In the March '07 issue of the Japanese magazine "Weekly Dragon Magazine," it states that if customers buy all three Slayers series in Japan, they will receive a new Slayers film with them. It supposedly focuses on the romance between Lina and Gourry

zeary88
05-10-2007, 05:52 AM
thank u
but iprefer lady lady it`s great anime&talking about special love

小美ドクロchan
05-10-2007, 12:49 PM
This belongs in the fantasy thread.^^;

Yuki Judai
05-11-2007, 08:17 PM
Oh yeah Lina's the power itself. I wish you guys could hear how a spell sounds in hungarian, cause it's cool, and of course the original ones are cool too.

bttr
05-11-2007, 08:19 PM
I haven't even got the other dvd's yet ^_^;