Slayers Return

Title:Slayers Return
Slayers Movie 2: The Return
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Notables: Animation - JC Staff
R1 License - ADV (Renamed)
YAO Kazuki
Lina Inverse and Naga return in the second Slayers movie. After a typical quibble over food which leads to the eating establishment's destruction, a young, wounded female warrior named Saleena comes on the scene and enlists their help. It seems her village has been taken over by a human and some lesser demons who are forcing the villagers to excavate a nearby ruin. Figuring on a treasure score, Lina and Naga agree to help to uncover the mysterious artifact left by the elves so many years ago.
[Movie, 60 min]
[edit] The ↗Slayers franchise time line: Lost Universe (same universe):
OverallArtAnimationCharacter Design MusicSeries StoryEpisode StoryReviewer
Watch 7 7 7 7 7 7 Dreamer [series:708#2279]
Yet another entry for the Slayer's franchise. I don't think my enjoyment of it will be going away anytime soon.

Art, Animation and Character Designs
Art and animation was about the same as the rest of the previous Slayers installment, including the previous movie (Slayers Perfect). As for character designs, same as well although ever so slightly, it looks like Naga is a bit refined.

Music? Simply read my previous Slayer posts and you'll get an idea.

Episode and Series Story
Hmmm, the story seemed pretty bland. There wasn't much laughs in this one either. Somewhat let down but still worth the bit of time to watch it.

Overall, watch it if you must and only if you're a Slayers fan. Otherwise, go on the greener pastures.

Last updated Thursday, February 19 2009. Created Thursday, February 19 2009.
Watch 7 8 8 7 5 AstroNerdBoy [series:708#436]

While I'm never going to be a fan of Naga, she wasn't the problem with this movie. Since The Slayers is a popular franchise, it is no wonder that the Japanese companies were eager to milk it for more yen. As a result we are given a story that is rather uninspired and humor that constantly misses the mark.

The story is done like a really bad Godzilla movie. In fact, the writers partially use the Godzilla model while trying to inject elements that helped make The Slayers so popular. The combination sadly fails. Plus, there are WAY to many extra characters in this movie. None of them get names and a few get lines, but they are all a waste of time and space.

Bottom line: it is always fun to hear Hayashibara Megumi at work, but sadly she's not enough to elevate this title beyond tepidity.

Last updated Wednesday, December 24 2003. Created Tuesday, December 23 2003.

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