Slayers Excellent

Title:Slayers Excellent
Slayers: Lina-chan's Great Fashion Strategy
Slayers: The Fearful Future
Slayers: The Labyrinth
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Notables: Animation - JC Staff
R1 License - ADV (Renamed)
Lina and Naga are back for more of what they do when they are together. First, after Naga accidentally burns down a local Inn (and destroys Lina's luggage), the town's mayor says that if they will rescue missing town-folks from a nearby ruin, their debts will be forgiven. Too bad a vampire lord named Steindorf lives in those ruins.

Next, Lina takes a job as a bodyguard for Sirene, the daughter of the rich merchant Fitzmeyer. When the job of escorting Sirene takes longer due to her extreme selfish behavior, Lina decides to teach the girl a lesson by hiring bandits to kidnap her. But when Naga shows up, all of Lina's plans go south.

Finally, Lina is approached for a job by the formal seamstress Tachiana Deiward. It seems the town's other fashion designer, Mati Rayford, is getting the teenagers to wear tacky informal ware. Lina refuses until Naga shows up on Mati's side, revealing that the fashions Mati is promoting is the Naga look.
[3 OAV episodes]
[edit] The ↗Slayers franchise time line: Lost Universe (same universe):
Episode Details 
1, 2, 3
OverallArtAnimationCharacter Design MusicSeries StoryEpisode StoryReviewer
Rent 8 7 7 6 6 6 Ggultra2764 [series:719#1552]
Slayers Excellent felt no different from Slayers Special in how its episodes were set up and having the same issues as said OAV series. While the first episode got laughs in from me kudos to Lina ripping on the vampire for how cliched he was, the other two episodes were once again hit or miss for me in the delivery of their laughs. Only see if you are a diehard fan of comedy anime or the Slayers anime franchise.

Last updated Tuesday, May 31 2011. Created Tuesday, May 31 2011.
Rent 7 7 8 7 8 8 Dreamer [series:719#2279]
Although not as good as the series, this one's still a good watch.

Art, Animation and Character Design
The art and animation was about 2 notches better than the past 3 series. Not a whole lot of improvements really but noticable. As opposed to the previous OVA (Slayers Special), Naga has been refined a bit.... actually, Lina too. Overall character designs are about the same though.

Nothing here really. It was more or less the same style as the series.

Episode and Series Stories
With some good laughs and silly antics, it's exactly what you'd expect from Lina and her world. Naga was annoying but in a fun and humorous way.... at least I got a few good laughs from her. There's no real intricate story telling here. I mean, afterall, there's not a lot to expect from an OVA. However, if you're a Slayers fan, then it's worth the watch.

Overall, no real story telling but still worth it for Slayers fans.

Last updated Wednesday, February 18 2009. Created Wednesday, February 18 2009.
Rent 8 8 8 8 6 6 AstroNerdBoy [series:719#436]

Out of the three episodes, the first one was the best and the second two were just OK. The first episode had Lina flashback to her first meeting with Naga and the start of their odd relationship. While this episode is silly like the others, this one I actually found humorous. The other two episodes began to bore me, though there were smile moments in them too. Naga is still annoying, but her fans will still love her in this series. The TV series was so much better to me though.

Bottom line: more stuff for fans of the Slayers series.

Last updated Friday, February 13 2004. Created Wednesday, January 14 2004.

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