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The Slayers (スレイヤーズ, Sureiyāzu) is a Japanese anime series based on the manga series written by Hajime Kanzaka and illustrated by Rui Araizumi. The original series spans 3 Seasons, Slayers, Slayers Next and Slayers Try, each with 26 episodes creating a total 78 episodes, airing from 1995-1997.

From 2008-2009, a fourth and fifth series were created; The Slayers Revolution and The Slayers Evolution-R, bringing a total of 104 episodes. The original TV series dub cast were brought back for these.

Synopsis

In a medieval sword and sorcery world, there is one mage who is notorious for her power and grace (at least that's how she likes to put it), Lina Inverse. In reality, she is a teenage mage with a penchant for collateral damage, obnoxiousness and gluttony. Along the way she joins the roving swordsman Gourry Gabriev in what's supposed to be a quick union of convenience. Instead, an artifact Lina "liberated" from a gang of thieves turns out to be the key to the resurrection of the demon lord Shabranigdo. Urged on by the mysterious Red Priest Rezo, the pair has no choice but to fight the dark lord and his servants, accumulating new allies and enemies along the way.


Dubbing History

The series was first licensed by Central Park Media under their Software Sculptors label in 1996, initially dubbing and releasing only the first 13 episodes in order to evaluate the series. When the tapes of the series sold well, CPM continued to dub the series in 1998. However, while most voice actors would return, certain others were recast. Voice actors Daniel Cronin and Joan Baker both moved on with their career in the interim, and CPM lost contact with them.

The commercial success of the first series led to Central Park Media dubbing the sequel series Slayers Next in 1999 and Slayers Try in 2000.

Slayers

Cast

Image Character Seiyū Dub Actor
Main Characters
Rina Slayers.png Lina Inverse Megumi Hayashibara Lisa Ortiz
Gourry Slayers.png Gourry Gabriev Yasunori Matsumoto Eric Stuart
Amelia2 Slayers.png Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun Masami Suzuki Joan Baker
(eps 11-13)
Veronica Taylor
(eps 14-26)
Zel Slayers.png Zelgadis Graywords Hikaru Midorikawa Daniel Cronin
(eps 2-10)
Crispin Freeman
(eps 18-26)
Sylphiel Slayers.png Sylphiel Nels Lahda Yumi Tōma Stacia Crawford
Antagonists
Rezo.png Rezo Takehito Koyasu Peter Davis
Eris2 Slayers.png Eris Etsuko Ishikawa Rachel Nanstad
Shabranidgu.png Shabranigdo Daisuke Gōri Micheal J. Haigney
Zangulus.png Zangulus Bin Shimada Liam O'Malley
(ep 13)
Ted Lewis
Vrumugun.png Vrumugun Hiroshi Yanaka James Carter Cathcart
Dilgear Slayers.png Dilgear Hirohiko Kakegawa
Other Characters
Prince Phil Slayers.png Prince Philionel Masahiro Anzai Matthew Black
(eps. 11-13)
James Carter Cathcart
(eps. 25-26)
Zolf Slayers.png Zolf Masato Hirano Stuart Zagnit
Zolf mummy Slayers.png
Rodimus.png Rodimus Katsuhisa Hōki Junior Ringenbach

Episodic Characters

Character Seiyū Dub Actor Episode
Bandit Boss Katsuhisa Hōki J. Willet 1
Bandit Kōzō Shioya
Waiter Takumi Yamazaki Gene Jonson
Saman Eiji Maruyama James Carter Cathcart
Noonsa Kōzō Shioya Junior Ringenbach 5
Zorom Masaharu Satō James Carter Cathcart 7
Randionell de Saillune "Randy" Minoru Inaba Jerry Lobozzo 11
Wizard Kōji Ishii James Carter Cathcart
Thief Takehiro Murozono
Zaboga Keisuke Yamashita 14
Hallas Tetsuya Iwanaga Crispin Freeman 15
Cally Ai Sato Rachael Lillis
Paula Yumi Fumikazu
Mr. Rossberg Tomomichi Nishimura Ted Lewis 16
Actor Katsuya Shiga Crispin Freeman
Volun Kōji Yusa Cliff Lazenby 17
Eruk Yukimasa Natori Adam Sholder 18
Rahanimu Daiki Nakamura Michael J. Haigney 20
Tiiba Kazumi Tanaka Adam Sholder 22

Additional Voices

Notes

  • In a 2001 interview, Lisa Ortiz mentions that she recalls recording alternate dialogue for an unaired family-friendly edit of the series that was slated to air on FoxKids. The changed dialogue was of anything involving innuendos or violent intent. One such repeated line "Crimson Blood that Flows" was changed to "Crimson River that Flows".

Slayers Next


Synopsis

Lina, Gourry, Zelgadis, and Amelia coincidently meet up again and begin to search for the Clair Bible. During their search they run into a mysterious priest named Xellos who seems to know a thing or two about the passages they're looking for, but he tends to get them into more trouble instead of out of it. Furthermore, they discover that the Monster race has plans of their own, and as it turns out, Lina and Company just might be a big part of their evil intentions.


Cast

Image Character Seiyū Dub Actor
Lina Slayers Next.png Lina Inverse Megumi Hayashibara Lisa Ortiz
Gourry Slayers Next.png Gourry Gabriev Yasunori Matsumoto Eric Stuart
Amelia Slayers Next.png Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun Masami Suzuki Veronica Taylor
Zel Slayers Next.png Zelgadis Graywords Hikaru Midorikawa Crispin Freeman
Prince Phil.png Prince Philionel Masahiro Anzai James Carter Cathcart
Xellos Slayers Next.png Xellos Akira Ishida David Moo
Sylphiel Slayers Next.png Sylphiel Nels Lahda Yumi Tōma Stacia Crawford
Martina Slayers Next.png Martina Zoana
Mel Navratilova
Tomoko Ishimura Rachael Lillis
Zangalus Slayers Next.png Zangulus Bin Shimada Ted Lewis
Gaav.png Gaav Jōji Nakata Dan Green
Fibrizo.png Hellmaster Phibrizzo Kazue Ikura Wayne Grayson
Seigram.png Seigram Yōsuke Akimoto Robert O'Gorman
Christopher Slayers Next.png Christopher Kazuo Oka Stuart Zagnit
Halcyform.png Halcyform Kazuhiro Nakata Matthew Sussman
Kira.png Kira Ikue Ōtani Rachael Lillis
Kanzel.png Kanzel Issei Futamata Matthew Sussman
Mezenda.png Mazenda Mako Hyōdō Sharon Becker
Prince Alfred.png Prince Alfred Hiro Yūki Stuart Zagnit

Episodic Characters

Character Seiyū Dub Actor Episode
King Moros Navratilova Kōji Ishii Matthew Sussman 1
Anthony Salerno 26
Tarimu Chafurin Josh Mosby 3-4
Demia Masato Hirano James Carter Cathcart 3-4
Karuas Yūichi Nagashima Matthew Sussman 3
Rajara Hirotaka Suzuoki David Moo
Ashford Kōzō Shioya Matthew Sussman 7
Dragon Cuisine Master Masaharu Satō James Carter Cathcart
Chef Takashi Nagasako
Waiter Takehiro Murozono Anthony Salerno
Restaurant Owner Tomohisa Asō Stuart Zagnit
Messenger Girl ¿? Lisa Ortiz 9
Nene Kaoru Fujino Amanda Goodman 14
Mimi Yumi Fukamizu
Borden Chafurin Zeke Zeigler
Joe Nobuyuki Hiyama Greg Abbey 15
Keith Toshiyuki Morikawa 16
Rudo Balzac Kōzō Shioya Ted Lewis
Princess Miwan Junko Noda Sharon Becker 17
Evia Masaharu Satō David Moo
Auntie Aqua Chikako Akimoto Veronica Taylor 18-19
Milgasia Masaaki Ōkura Zeke Zeigler 20-21
Eruk Yukimasa Natori Chris Tsakis 24-26
Lord of Nightmare Megumi Hayashibara Lisa Ortiz 25-26

Additional Voices

Slayers Try


Synopsis

When Lina Inverse and her friends are sent on a journey to another island to save the world, they find a dragon priestess and their old ally/foe Xellos. They also come across a strange new set of threats including a bandit with high explosives, a half demon/half dragon and an alien named Almayce who wants to save his world. His world is plagued by a powerful force called the Darkstar that destroys everything in it's path. But Almayce may not be able to save his world without sacrificing Lina's. And how does Gourry's sword of light fit in to all of this?


Cast

Image Character Seiyū Dub Actor
Lina Slayers Try.png Lina Inverse Megumi Hayashibara Lisa Ortiz
Gourry Slayers Try.png Gourry Gabriev Yasunori Matsumoto Eric Stuart
Amelia Slayers Try.png Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun Masami Suzuki Veronica Taylor
Zel Slayers Try.png Zelgadis Graywords Hikaru Midorikawa Crispin Freeman
Xellos Slayers Try.png Xellos Akira Ishida David Moo
Fillia Slayers Try.png Filia Ul Copt Hōko Kuwashima Tara Sands
Fillia Dragon.png
Prince Phil Slayers Try.png Prince Philionel Minoru Inaba James Carter Cathcart
Valgaav.png Valgaav Wataru Takagi Scottie Ray
Valgaav young.png
Jillas Slayers Try.png Jillas Takumi Yamazaki Maddie Blaustein
Almeis Slayers Try.png Almayce Chafurin J. David Brimmer
Erulogos Slayers Try.png Erulogos Yukitoshi Hori Scottie Ray
Gravos Slayers Try.png Gravos Hisao Egawa Matthew Sussman
Sirius Slayers Try.png Sirius Hiroshi Yanaka Greg Abbey
Elder Slayers Try.jpg Supreme Elder Ikuya Sawaki Robert O'Gorman
Gaav Slayers Try.jpg Gaav Jōji Nakata Dan Green

Episodic Characters

Character Seiyū Dub Actor Episode
Princess Sera Akemi Okamura Rachael Lillis 9-10
Prince Marco Makoto Tsumura Frank Green
King of Alto ¿? Josh Mosby
Queen of Baritone Yurika Hino Rachael Lillis
Pig Daisuke Gōri Anthony Salerno 15
Captain Jarlov Keisuke Yamashita Scottie Ray 16
Ralmus Toshiyuki Morikawa Dan Green
Lila Megumi Hayashibara Rachael Lillis 17
Honar Kazuhiko Kishino Scottie Ray
Kerel Akira Ishida Greg Abbey
Alarm ¿? Maddie Blaustein 18
Ryo the Lion Hironori Miyata Anthony Salerno
Mei the Swan Misa Nakanishi Lisa Ortiz
Gen the Wolf Yukimasa Kishino ¿?
Reika the Fighting Leopardess Shoko Kanoki Tara Sands
Bald Eagle Dai Chafurin Scottie Ray
Sailor ¿? J. David Brimmer 19
Palou Reiko Takagi Wayne Grayson
Elena Yuri Amano Rachael Lillis
Anna Kae Araki Jill Seifers 20
Dragon ¿? Anthony Salerno 22

Additional Voices

Notes

  • The rights to air the series on television in the United States were originally acquired by Fox Kids. Though they soon realized that the adult-oriented series would require too much editing for them to air it, so they decided against it and let their rights lapse.
  • Despite the original soundtrack having stereophonic sound, the soundtrack for the English dub was in monaural sound.

Video Releases

Distributor Year Format Contents Region Country
Central Park Media 1996-1998 VHS.jpg The Slayers NTSC United States United States
8 Volumes
1999 Slayers Next
8 Volumes
2000 Slayers Try
8 Volumes
DVD.jpg Slayers Next 1
NTSC
4 Discs
2001 Slayers Try
4 Discs
2002 The Slayers
4 Discs
FUNimation Entertainment 2007-2008 The Slayers
4 Discs
Slayers Next
4 Discs
Slayers Try
4 Discs
2009 The Complete Series
12 Discs

See Also

External Links

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