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Slayers: The Motion Picture

スレイヤーズ
1995
 4.0


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 Written by
Hajime Kanzaka Original Story
Kazuo Yamazaki Screenplay

 Directed by
Hiroshi Watanabe
Kazuo Yamazaki



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 Release Date
August 5, 1995

 Runtime
1 hours and 3 minutes (63 minutes)

 Cast
Megumi Hayashibara
  Lina Inverse
Maria Kawamura
  Naga the Serpent
Chafurin
  Thief
Keiji Fujiwara
  Thief
Tesshou Genda
  Joyrock
Daisuke Gouri
  Thief
Kazuhiko Kishino
  Hotel Owner
Osamu Saka
  Rowdy
Masaharu Satō
  Onsen Master
Kiyonobu Suzuki
  Sorcerer
Minami Takayama
  Young Rowdy
Norio Wakamoto
  Lagos
Takumi Yamazaki
  Chinpira

 Trivia
Original title : Slayers, スレイヤーズ, also known as Slayers Perfect



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Rowdy Gabriev: So, your name is Lina Inverse?
   


Naga the Serpent: But they always say that you should never judge a book by its cover.
   


Naga the Serpent: Meat tastes best just before it spoils.
   


Naga the Serpent: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
   




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Great soundtrack
By Gruic on August 18, 2018
 5


The first Slayers movie is the only one who tries to deliver a solid story. It was a laudable attempt but it ends on a failure. The first part of the movie is long. Too long. Then when big stuff happens... it's too fast. It seems the staff ran out of time and cut 5 or 10 minutes of the initial story board, resuling on a awkward storytelling.

That's sad because the movie is very beautiful. Nice colors and directing, amazing songs and musics, and Megumi Hayashibara and Maria Kawamura are incredlibly talented.

A good movie that fails to be a masterpiece.


Mundane
By Jack Anderson on December 9, 2018
 3

LINA
In the first Slayers movie, we get to discover the young character of Lina Inverse, a very interesting... mage or sorcerer or wizard or magician or whatever is the her official title.

NAGA
She is soon after met with yet another sorcerer, Naga the Serpent, a female character with boobs bigger than Pamela Anderson's breast in the 90's. While I can understand the fun aspect of male animators wanting to add sexy characters, I think this is over the top. Naga's breast is so big it's laughable. Naga can be seen literally sucking a sucker and later on sucking on her own fingers. Meanwhile, she seems to wear only a very short thong, which is, to me, beyond the yellow line between fun slash sexy versus sexist. Yes, I've used that word and probably lost the argument already.

STORY
But the biggest problem is not in the form of breast or thong. The first word that comes to mind while watching this film is mundane. There is virtually no story in Slayers: The Motion Picture. The two characters randomly go from one place to another, meeting characters that are usually not very interesting and do not move the story forward.
What we understand very soon is that they need to fight all the most threatening bad characters from the Mipross Island.

ABSENCE OF RULES
And this is even worse. Each fight is so random that most of those are ultimately pointless and as short as Naga's lingerie. This is why I usually do not appreciate stories with wizards. Most of the time, their universe are so opened and imaginative that it reduces the sense of realism. Suddenly, anything can happen and instead of seeing marvels, we are bored to death by characters who stupendously explain what happens on the screen. "Oh no, she's using the famous whatever-field!" and the fight is over. "Oh no, she's using the famous whatever-attack!" and that's it.

PREDICTABLE
Also, once I understood that Lina and Naga would need to fight each bad guy from the island, I immediately uncovered that the little green creature would be the number one bad guy. That was so obvious that it felt counter-productive.

RESOLUTION
Also, all the film's story is packed into the last 15 minutes. I think it would have been much easier to have Young Rowdy asking Lina's help in the dreams, right from the beginning. That would have been much more captivating.

DREAM SCENES
Surely, there were things I liked, such as all the dreaming scenes. Suddenly, things were really interesting and artistic as well.

ANIMATION
Also, the animation, especially during the dreams or flash-backs was from good to very good.

MUSIC
I was quite impressed by the fact that the music seems to be orchestral. That's rare enough to be mentioned. Most of the time, the music made boring scene almost compelling.

SWORD OF LIGHT
Finally, it is probably a small thing, but I really loved the concept of the sword of light.

SUMMARY
I give it 3 out of 10, bad, mostly because of the lack of story, or the fact that it is only packed at the very end.



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Saga: Slayers


 Series
Slayers
  1995-2009
Slayers OVA Special and Excellent
  1996-1999

 Games
Slayers
1994-03-25
Slayers
1994-06-24
Slayers Royal
1997-07-25
Slayers Royal 2
1998-09-03
Slayers Wonderful
1998-10-22

 Card Games
Slayers FIGHT
1999-01-01

 Books
Slayers Main Novel Series 01 -The Ruby Eye-
1990
Slayers Main Novel Series 02 -The Sorcerer of Atlas-
1990
Slayers Special The Prince of Saillune
1991
Slayers Main Novel Series 03 -The Ghost of Sairaag-
1991
Slayers Main Novel Series 04 -The Battle of Saillune-
1991
Slayers Special 2 Little Princess
1992
Slayers Special 3 Naga's Adventure
1992
Slayers Main Novel Series 05 -The Silver Beast-
1992
Slayers Special 4 Plot of the Sorcerer's Guild
1993
Slayers Special 5 Fight! Our High Priest
1993
Slayers Main Novel Series 06 -Vezendi's Shadow-
1993
Slayers Main Novel Series 07 -Gaav's Challenge-
1993
Slayers Special 6 Knockdown! Hero-sama!
1994
Slayers Main Novel Series 08 -King of the City of Ghosts-
1994
Slayers Special 7 Good Luck, Necromancer
1995
Slayers Special 8 Dreadful Future
1995
Slayers Main Novel Series 09 -The Cursed Sword of Bezeld-
1995
Slayers Main Novel Series 10 -Solaria's Strategy-
1995
Slayers Main Novel Series 11 -Crimson Delusion-
1996
Slayers Special 9 Ileez's Travels
1996
Slayers Special 10 Being a Goddess of Destruction is Hard
1996
Slayers Main Novel Series 12 - The Stratagem of the Army of Dynast-
1997
Slayers Special 11 Violent Race! Stagecoach
1997
Slayers Special 12 The Maid Might Witness It
1997
Slayers Main Novel Series 13 - Road to the Demon's Reincarnation -
1998
Slayers Special 13 Respect is Depressing
1998
Slayers Main Novel Series 14 - Hatred in Sellentia -
1999
Slayers Special 14 Haunted Night?
1999
Slayers Main Novel Series 15 - Demon Slayers! -
2000
Slayers Special 15 April's Casebook
2000
Slayers Special 16 Scramble Grill
2000
Slayers Special 17 Small, Strong Melody
2001
Slayers Special 18 Dispute About the Succession of the Ranger
2001
Slayers Special 19 Lunatic Festival
2002
Slayers Special 20 Mission Possible
2003
Slayers Special 21 Thy Name is Sweet Potato
2003
Slayers Special 22 G Hunter Folkus
2004
Slayers Special 23 Break of Destiny
2004
Slayers Special 24 Threat of the Underground Kingdom
2005
Slayers Special 25 Encouragement of Chivalry
2005
Slayers VS Orphen
2005
Slayers Special 26 Missing Saint
2006
Slayers Special 27 Stamp to Kill
2006
Slayers Special 28 Potion Scramble
2007
Slayers Special 29 Magical Old Woman Princia
2007
Slayers Special 30 The Silver Bullet
2008
Slayers Smash 01 Surpassing the lion test
2008
Slayers Smash 02 Academy feast
2009
Slayers Smash 03 The sticky season
2010
Slayers Smash 04 The resurrected king
2011
Slayers Smash 05 The girl falls in love
2011
Slayers Main Novel Series 16 -Encounter at Atessa-
2018

 Recommendations
Slayers Great
  1997
Slayers Return
  1996
Slayers Gorgeous
  1998
Slayers Premium
  2001
Toward the Terra
  1980
Arion
  1986
Street Fighter Alpha: Generations
  2005
You're Under Arrest: The Movie
  1999
The Last Time I Committed Suicide
  1997
Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Adolescence of Utena
  1999

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