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Slayers - Excellent (2004)

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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)


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  • Format: Animated, Color, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Section 23
  • DVD Release Date: March 30, 2004
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001DCR2A
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #213,415 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Slayers OVA yet! April 12, 2004
Format:DVD
The name says it all on this one. This is probably the best non-TV-series Slayers release to come out so far. It's at least on par with the best of them: "Slayers the Motion Picture", "Book of Spells", and "Slayers Great" and a great introduction to those who haven't yet experienced the insanity and fun of this incredible anime series. This DVD compiles three separate episodes of Lina and Naga adventures, including the first meeting of the two in the first story, "Labyrinth". This is the strongest of the three and is worth the price of the whole DVD by itself. This one pits Lina and Naga first against each other, and then against a vampire. Lina's rant about the pretentious-sounding speech of vampires is an absolute riot. Second, we have "A Frightening Future" in which Lina is hired as a bodyguard for a spoiled (and well-endowed) rich girl whose laugh is just a little bit too much like Naga's for Lina to stand. Naga shows up (of course) to drive Lina even further to the brink of insanity and some brilliant S&M humor ensues. Lastly, there is the weakest and most over-the-top of the three stories, "Lina-Chan's Lovely Makeover Operation" which pits Lina and an extremely over-zealous formal wear fanatic against Naga and a snotty punk girl who designs unorthodox clothing. This one had a lot of potential, but fails to live up to it. Still, this is one Slayers DVD you must have. The only thing missing is a Dragon-Slave. Some may argue that a Slayers episode without a Dragon-Slave is like a day without sunshine, but I think we've all seen our fair share by now, haven't we? Anyhow, we also get a couple of tasty extras in this edition in the form of two interviews: one with the adorable Cynthia Martinez (who gives her best performance ever as Lina Inverse on this DVD), and another with Kelly Manison, Naga's english voice. All in all, a great collection for both the Slayers newcomer and the veteran otaku.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-have for Slayers fans June 21, 2004
By P. Krug
Format:DVD
After three feature-length movies, we get back to short, half-hour O.A.V. episodes.
Finally, at long last, we get to see how Lina Inverse and Nahga The White Serpant first met. (In SLAYERS: THE MOTION PICTURE, where Nahga made her first appearence, Lina and Nahga already knew each other from sometime back, and we were never told how they first came to meet.) We begin in the present, when Nahga destroys the inn Lina's staying at, and destroys the meal she was about to eat as well. This triggers a flashback to when Lina first met Nahga, who was determined to get a reputation as the world most powerful sorceress by defeating Lina. Later the two of them are hired by some village people to kill a vampire. (Yes, this is the only time in all of the Slayers anime where a vampire makes an appearence.)
Next, Lina is hired by a rich man to escort his teenage daughter Serena (spoken for by veteran actor Tiffany Grant) to their vacation villa. The problem is that Serena has a personality and laugh quite simular to Nahga, she splurges like crazy (she even refuses to wear the same set of clothing more than once and buys lots of suveners which she then expects Lina to carry,) and she slows them down greatly. Finally Lina gets sick of it so she actually hires some guys to kidnap Serena. But then Serena gets kidnapped by some different bandits, so Lina must save her with the help of Nahga.
Finally we get to see Lina's last adventure with Nahga ever.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Slayers Disappoints Again August 5, 2006
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The problem with Slayers, and Excellent proves the point magnificently, is that the series creators have run out of ideas for the adventures. In the first episode, when Lina and Naga first meet, the episode starts off very funny, but then degenerates into a standard Slayers adventure that we've seen a thousand times before. The second episode, in which Lina agrees to watch over an annoying, arrogant princess but complications ensue when she hires a fake band of troublemakers to teach the princess a lesson. The complications coming in the form of Naga defeating the fake cons and real cons abducting the princess. The problem is this episode is too close to Jeffery's Knighthood from the Book of Spells and isn't nearly as funny. Finally, we have an episode in which Lina and Naga come to a town with waring fashionistas and while the conservative fashionista picks Linna as her model, the liberal fashionista picks Naga. If this sounds like the plot from "Slayers: Great" it is almost an exact carbon copy with a touch of Slayers: Gorgeous thrown in, but it never comes close to the level of hilarity it thinks it has obtained.

Overall, watching Excellent, you get the definite feeling that the series has run its course. The jokes, animation, and voice acting are all pretty much the same as previous installments, but it's gotten to the point where nothing in Slayers is really all that different from what we've seen before.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A poor representation of a good series. October 24, 2012
By KevinB
Format:DVD
I this OVA Lina meets her rival Naga. Lina torches a cavern full of thieves. Unfortunately they were keeping a dragon as a pet. The dragon goes nuts and comes to destroy the town. Lina and Naga also have a fashion show.

As far as the Slayers OVA's are concerned this one is one of the better ones. The animation and voice acting are pretty bad though. The voice of Lina is not the same as in the TV series. If you're a Slayers fan this one may disappoint you. It's definitely not high quality at all, but it's better than most of the OVA's out there.
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