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  • Actors: Michael Sinterniklaas, Veronica Taylor, Lisa Ortiz
  • Directors: Michael Sinterniklaas
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Widescreen, Color, Box set, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Japanese (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • 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: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Funimation Prod
  • DVD Release Date: June 1, 2010
  • Run Time: 312 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003CP62D4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #191,918 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

Textless opening song - Front Breaking

Textless closing song - Sand Clock

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Product Description

The magical mayhem of The Slayers Revolution continues in The Slayers Evolution-R! With the original cast of The Slayers back together for the first time in over a decade, Lina Inverse and her crew are reunited and doing what they do best – saving the world by almost destroying it!

Lina’s gang and their new ally Pokota are hot on the trail of the Hellmaster’s Jar! It’s no ordinary piece of pottery: it holds the soul of Rezo the Red Priest. Opening the vessel and resurrecting Rezo is the only hope Pokota has of saving his kingdom’s people. With masked assassins, headless knights, and shifty Xellos in the mix, one thing is certain – destruction is guaranteed!

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Slayers Evolution-R (2009) more or less picks up where Slayers Revolution left off, with maladroit sorceress Lina Inverse and her gang casting spells, overeating, and getting involved in slapstick misadventures. Lina's foes from the previous season, Inspector Wizer and Marquess Giocanda, fall by the wayside and Pokota takes on a larger role. Although he looks like a cross between a Pokémon and a plush bunny, Pokota is really Prince Polen of the Kingdom of Taforashia. The only one who can awaken the slumbering citizens of his realm is Rezo the Red Priest. Lina defeated Rezo and Dark Lord Shabranigdo at the end of season 1, but Rezo's soul has been preserved within the Hellmaster's Jar. Pokota wants to resurrect Rezo to save his people; chimera Zelgadis, who once served Rezo, wants the priest to restore his human body; and Lina's smirking nemesis Xellos has an interest in Rezo's fate, although he won't say why. The earlier episodes are devoted to comic adventures, but the story takes a more serious turn in episode 23. Pokota displays an increasingly noble character, and director Takashi Watanabe cranks up the visuals as the ghost of Shabranigdo reappears. Naturally, Lina and her friends come through in the end, and everything ends reasonably happily. Lina, Gourry, Zelgadis, and Amelia are ready for another adventure, and this popular fantasy-farce will probably continue--to the delight of fans on both sides of the Pacific. (Rated TV PG: suitable for ages 13 and older for cartoon violence, occasional profanity and risqué humor) --Charles Solomon

(14. Newcomer? A New Journey! 15. Oh My Head! Where's My Head? 16. Partner! Sharing Mind and Body? 17. Quality Time? A Home Life with Love? 18. Raider! Voice from the Darkness! 19. Seek! Who's Being Targeted?! 20. Townscape! Because It's Manmade! 21. Uncover! The Exposed Darkness, 22. Voice! What's Inside the Jar? 23. Wisdom! Seek the Time That Will Never Return! 24. Xeno! The Price of Revival! 25. Yesterday's Memory! Days Regained! 26. Zero Hour! The Destroyed One!)

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Revolution and Evolution-R are a fantastic addition to the Slayers series.
Molly D
The English Dub actors pretty much all came back, although the voice of Xellos was a bit of a surprise for myself.
CallistianStar
The Zuuma subplot is interesting, and managed to make me like the character quite a bit more.
L. Johnson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 16, 2010
Format: DVD
"Slayers Evolution-R" is billed as the fifth season, but it's actually more like the second half of the fourth season -- it wraps up all the dangling plot threads and deals with the whole Taforashia disaster. And unsurprisingly, things get a lot darker in these episodes -- as you'd expect for the Slayerverse, things start lighthearted and goofy (soap opera!), but slowly become apocalyptic and explosive.

Lina and her friends focus their efforts on finding the Hellmaster's Jar, a magical item that transfers souls -- and currently holds the spirit of Rezo the Red Priest. With the assistance of a living suit of armor named Nama, the gang launches off into their latest quest... only to get tangled in a bizarre scheme of Zuuma's. He's sent Ozzel and the Hellmaster's Jar to a wealthy merchant named Radock, and lures Lina and Co. to the same town.

Of course, nothing is that simple: Radock isn't all he appears to be, monsters are attacking, and Xellos is trying to get his hands on the jar. However, getting the jar isn't the end of the Slayers' problems, especially since Pokota is determined to resurrect Rezo so the priest can restore his homeland of Taforashia -- and he trusts Rezo a lot more than the rest of the gang does. What is the Red Priest keeping hidden from them?

"Slayers Evolution R" pretty much does what the second half of every "Slayers" story arc does -- all the various loose plot threads (Ozzel, the jar, Taforashia) are tied up neatly, and Lina ends up getting roped into a potentially apocalyptic struggle that somehow stems from everything else in the plot. All that, and we get some nice nostalgia moments with Rezo and "Nama" (who seems strangely familiar to Amelia and Lina).
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 23, 2010
Format: Blu-ray
"Slayers Evolution-R" is billed as the fifth season, but it's actually more like the second half of the fourth season -- it wraps up all the dangling plot threads and deals with the whole Taforashia disaster. And unsurprisingly, things get a lot darker in these episodes -- as you'd expect for the Slayerverse, things start lighthearted and goofy (soap opera!), but slowly become apocalyptic and explosive.

Lina and her friends focus their efforts on finding the Hellmaster's Jar, a magical item that transfers souls -- and currently holds the spirit of Rezo the Red Priest. With the assistance of a living suit of armor named Nama, the gang launches off into their latest quest... only to get tangled in a bizarre scheme of Zuuma's. He's sent Ozzel and the Hellmaster's Jar to a wealthy merchant named Radock, and lures Lina and Co. to the same town.

Of course, nothing is that simple: Radock isn't all he appears to be, monsters are attacking, and Xellos is trying to get his hands on the jar. However, getting the jar isn't the end of the Slayers' problems, especially since Pokota is determined to resurrect Rezo so the priest can restore his homeland of Taforashia -- and he trusts Rezo a lot more than the rest of the gang does. What is the Red Priest keeping hidden from them?

"Slayers Evolution R" pretty much does what the second half of every "Slayers" story arc does -- all the various loose plot threads (Ozzel, the jar, Taforashia) are tied up neatly, and Lina ends up getting roped into a potentially apocalyptic struggle that somehow stems from everything else in the plot. All that, and we get some nice nostalgia moments with Rezo and "Nama" (who seems strangely familiar to Amelia and Lina).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By L. Johnson on July 2, 2010
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Slayers Evolution-R absolutely 100% redeems the previous Slayers Revolution of its mediocrity. Slayers Revolution wasn't terrible, but it was disappointing, and seemed mostly pointless. Evolution-R is another story. It is exciting, funny, and in some ways more revolutionary than its counterpart.

Evolution-R follows the tried and true Slayers formula closely. It starts with silly episodes and later moves on to more serious ones. The silly episodes here are still a little weak, but they are better than the silly episodes in Revolution, and some of them even advance the story and develop the characters a little, so they are not entirely pointless. The serious episodes are where this season shines.

The Zuuma subplot is interesting, and managed to make me like the character quite a bit more. In Revolution, I found Zuuma very annoying and found it hard to believe the Slayers would even have a problem dealing with him. In this new season, Zuuma gets an interesting plot that puts the Slayers in a unique situation, which allows for some good character development on Lina's part. It was good to see the Slayers in a situation where they had to show a little self-control and reasoning, rather than just blasting everything in sight.

Many have complained that the climax of this season feels recycled and uninspired. I disagree. Yes, the finale is reminiscent of Season 1's finale, but there are enough differences to make it interesting, and the updated drawing style helps too. In season 1, I felt that it ended very abruptly, and they never really gave ample time to wrap up and provide closure for Rezo the Redpriest. This season provides us with that closure, and gives us some insights into Rezo's mind.
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