This very silly feature centers on sorceress Lina Inverse and her greatest and closest rival, Nahga the Serpent, who use their magical powers to zap anyone who annoys them. Two discount tickets take the heroines to the mist-shrouded Island of Mipross, where they take on a mysterious jellyfish cult, a sinister hypnotist, and a pickpocket.
Lina's dreams lead her into the conflict between the ancient sage, Rowdy, and the demon Joyrock, who has one of the most grating laughs in recent anime. The battle escalates into a weird war that unsuccessfully blends slapstick comedy with grisly images that recall Night of the Living Dead. The plot grows even more convoluted when Lina travels back in time to battle Joyrock before he destroyed an elfin village and absorbed their power. The outcome of their struggle changes the future and the present.
Her hot temper and inordinate love of food mark Lina as a typical anime outrageous girl, although she serves as the butt of a lot of jokes about her height and "amazingly small breasts." The rather dim, overly endowed Nahga runs around in minuscule leather outfits borrowed from Boris Vallejo paintings. It's all extremely silly--and certainly not PC. (Ages 13 and older for violence, occasional profanity, and sexual humor) --Charles Solomon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I found this movie to be a really big disappointment since I rather enjoy the Slayers TV series. None of the main characters besides Lina show up which will be disappointing to... Read morePublished on Sept. 2 2002 by Robert Boyd
As with most TV to movie features, Slayers the Motion Picture deviates significantly from the original TV series. Read morePublished on Dec 16 2001 by Matthew Lafrance
The series is so much better. This was stupid. There was only Lina, no Gourry, no Zel, or Xellos, and 2, only 2! dragon slaves. Read morePublished on Nov. 26 2001 by Amory
This is one of the best Anime Series that I have seen. Of coarse it is a bit silly but that adds to its already awesome effect. Read morePublished on Nov. 23 2001 by Matthew
perhaps one of the funniest anime movies ever. Its got good animation, and great voice acting... A must see.Published on Aug. 8 2001 by Ferris Rugar
if you are a fan of swords and sorcery, with an epic plot that will leave you speechless, and pondering the meaning of life itself, then you should look somewehre else. Read morePublished on July 29 2001 by Jeremy Moore
This is the first of the Slayers saga I ever saw and I must admit that after I saw the series then watched this movie again I kind of wished that Goury along with the rest of th... Read morePublished on July 28 2001
I'm happy to say that Slayers has well-rounded characters, good dubbing, and excellent animation. Not so happily I say that the plot itself is uninteresting and the fight scenes... Read morePublished on June 20 2001