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Slayers: The Motion Picture (1995)

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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Format: Animated, Color, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitles: 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: September 28, 2004
  • Run Time: 75 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002LJTR2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #240,655 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Plagued by a recurring dream, master thief and sorceress Lina Inverse discovers ancient evil and lovers cruelly parted. Dragged into a vortex of time, she must fight to restore history to its proper course. However, when even the fearsome power of the Dragon Slave spell fails her, Lina is forced to rely on the help of a child to change the past and save the future!

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Early Life of Slayers March 5, 2006
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Many people are, at first, turned off by the fact that the original crew is not a part of the series. However, this movie (and the other OVAs) actually take place just BEFORE the Slayers, Slayers Next, and Slayers Try series. Sure, there is no Ghourry stumbling about, but Naga and Lina make a good set of "rivals" as they steal/win tickets for an exotic resort that appears rarely. There is magic, mayhem, mockery, and, of course, the infamous Fireball (best one ever in the entire series can be found in Motion Picture). This movie can stand on its own merits. As Naga and Lina attempt to enjoy their stay at the resort, Lina is plagued by dreams of an old man who carries a familiar-esque staff, who needs her help resolving the past, where he failed to save his true love (those who have watched the other series will go "Oh" regarding the Gabriev family). There are also the usual stock villains and constant teasings about Lina's small chest. The voices are different, but understandable, as Lina is younger in this movie. Overall, a lot of fun, and the best of the OVAs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT TITILE! June 9, 2007
This certain anime is very special to me, for it was the first anime that me and my friend Nicki really watched together. This is also what introduced me to this great anime series. For one thing, this anime is freaken HILARIOUS! I should know, for Nicki says that silly rhyme all the time. Other than that, this is just a very fun to watch movie, with characters you can cheer for.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lina Inverse and the Temple of Doom April 20, 2010
Where as most anime movies based on a TV series act as either a midquel or sequel, the first(of five)Slayers movies was done as a prequel. This movie(known as Slayers Perfect in Japan)takes place during the time of Slayers Special which was all about a slightly younger and brown-haired Lina Inverse who tours around with the egotistical sorceress, Naga the Serpent(aka: Princess Amelia's missing older sister!). Although this film seems to take place sometime after the Slayers Excellent OVA series which showed how Lina and Naga first met up.

Lina runs into Naga again, and the two of them luck out by lifting some tickets from bandits to the resort island of Mipross, which sports some special hot springs(no, not like in Ranma 1/2!). Once there, they have to deal with one "strongest man on the island" after the other. They make their way to the hot springs which Naga exposes as a fake. It's proprietor takes retribution by using his water-bending magic to get back at them, but Lina & Naga's combined skills stop him. After taking him to the local king for a reward, they learn that the King and Queen have been plagued with dreams featuring an old mage. Lina herself has been pestered in her sleep by the same wizard, Rowdy Gabriev, who is really the ancestor of Lina's future-drinking buddy, Gourry. She and Naga investigate some old ruins where the King informs them that a powerful demon has been wreaking havoc, and the head of all the evil dicks that they've run into on the island. The demon is Joyrock, a reptilian monster that has gathered alot of mana over the centuries since he killed off a bunch of elves who lived on Mipross, and Rowdy became a mage since then trying to find a way altering time so that Joyrock never succeeded in the first place.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Slayers, Yet Not Slayers January 18, 2006
I came to Slayers not through ADV but through Software Sculptors, a sister company to Central Park Media, so this movie was a little jarring. I'll explain why.

Firstly, the voices aren't the same. The voices from the superior series wasn't brought along to make the movie, and that was a bit of a let down for me, especially after seeing 52 episodes and getting used to the voices there. Secondly, only one character is from the original series, that being Lina Inverse. Instead, they add a new sidekick/rival in the form of Nahga. Finally, the story seems to be based during the same time as the series, making it a bit confusing.

It's difficult to get past some of what I mentioned. But I tried, and after watching it I realized I wasn't disappointed with what ADV produced, it just wasn't what I knew. The story itself follows Lina and Nahga along as they try to make a holiday on the Isle of Mipross when a mysterious demon appears to battle Lina and Nahga, ruining their vacation. What follows is a series of magical battles, animated pretty well, with a bit of comedy mixed in.

This is not a bad movie; in fact, it's very entertaining. It just doesn't match well with the series, which contained some very lovable characters and some tense battles. I could only recommend this movie to anyone who hasn't had the chance to see the original Slayers series and liked Sorcerer Hunters, or for those of you are are willing to accept change.
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