Slayers Excellent

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Slayers Excellent
Slayers Excellent LD 2.png
スレイヤーズえくせれんと
(Sureiyāzu ekuserento)
Genre Adventure, comedy, fantasy
Original video animation
Directed by Hiroshi Watanabe
Written by Hajime Kanzaka
Keiko Watanabe
Music by Takayuki Hattori
Studio J.C.Staff
Licensed by
Released October 25, 1998March 25, 1999
Episodes 3
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Slayers: Excellent (スレイヤーズえくせれんと Sureiyāzu ekuserento?), is the second set of three Slayers OVA episodes featuring Lina Inverse and Naga the Serpent, following the earlier OVA series Slayers Special. The series was written by Keiko Watanabe basing on the original stories in the light novels by Hajime Kanzaka, directed by Hiroshi Watanabe and originally released in Japan between October 25, 1998 and March 25, 1999.

Plot[edit]

In the first episode, "Labyrinth" (らびりんす Rabirinsu?), Lina and Naga first meet and are forced to travel together battling zombies, ghosts, a vampire, and Naga's own tomfoolery. In the second episode, "A Frightening Future" (ら恐るべき未来す Osorubeki mirai?), Lina is hired to escort a bratty and spoiled merchant's daughter to a summer villa. In the third episode, "Lina-chan's Lovely Makeover Operation" (ら恐るべき未来す Rina-chan oshare dai-sakusen?), Lina and Naga become involved in a dispute with each of them taking opposite sides in an argument between conservative and risque fashion designers.

Cast[edit]

Character Japanese voice actor English voice actor
Lina Inverse Megumi Hayashibara Cynthia Martinez
Naga the Serpent Maria Kawamura Kelly Manison
Steindorf Sho Hayami Mike MacRae
Tatiana Diward Aya Hisakawa Deanna Julian
Sirene Kumiko Watanabe Tiffany Grant
Marty Lenford Mayumi Iizuka Ayanna Grundy
Alphonse Shinichiro Miki Illich Guardiola
Fitzmeier Hiroshi Naka Jason Douglas

Release[edit]

ADV Films licensed the OVAs and released them on DVD on March 30, 2004.[1]

The series' ending song "Never Die" with vocals by Masami Okui was released as a four-track single CD (KIDA-174) by Starchild Records on November 27, 1995. It was also later included Okui's 1999 album Best-Est and in the CD collection The Best of Slayers vol. 2 (From OVA, Movie & Game).

Reception[edit]

Polish fantasy writer Aleksandra Janusz, writing for the magazine Kawaii, called Slayers Excellent "not much less brillant" than Slayers Special, noting the second part to in her opinion be the most funny and the third one to be the weakest.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Slayers-Excellent DVD". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2014-07-26. 
  2. ^ Aleksandra Janusz (Ina, Błękitna Czarodziejka), "Slayers nie tylko w TV: Filmy kinowe oraz serie OAV." Kawaii 40 (October-November 2002), p. 12-15.

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