Slayers - The Motion Picture (1995)
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Slayers: The Motion Picture "Slayers: The Motion Picture" is set some time before Lina hooks up with Gourry and the other characters from the three seasons of the "Slayers" television series. She is a little younger, but still feared as a short-tempered and powerful spellcaster, and she is the reluctant partner of Naga, a lanky sorceress whose bust size is in direct inverse proportion to her IQ. The pair travel to a distant island where they become embroiled in a mystery surrounding the butchering of an elf village before recorded history. This was a so-so effort that is something that is great for the kids and presented all the basics of the "Slayers" series in a fairly concise package. Still, I don't think the package was concise enough. One of the things I've liked about as much of the 'Slayers' series I've seen so far is that the episodes are all swiftly paced and tightly plotted. Gag follows upon gag upon fight scene... there's hardly ever a quiet moment. There were almost too many quiet moments in "The Motion Picture." The movie also failed to capitilize on some of the cooler elements that were introduced; wouldn't a bit more time spent in the past have been more interesting than beating up local thugs on the pier? I for one would have liked to learned more about the elves and the kid who appeared to be an ancestor of Gourry. Despite my complaints, I think this is a worthwhile animated film. Fans of fantasy, fans of quality animation (as one might expect from a theatrical release, the animation in "Slayers: The Motion Picture" is gorgeous), and fans of Japanese cartoons in general will find much to enjoy here. It might also serve as a fine way to introduce your friends to "The Slayers" franchise, even if I think the TV series is vastly superior to this film.
Good introduction to Naga (my favorite character, second to Lina), and an interesting story that gets a little bit convoluted with the time-travel and whatnot.
Not a bad anime, all around. I had been putting off watching this movie for a long time... for some reason that I am not aware of at this moment. I've always liked the Slayers characters, even though I've never been a huge fan. Though the story of this one is kind of strange, mostly because it involves time travel and it didn't do it very well. The dubbing is something to be desired, there is too much high-pitched scratchy voices coming from our two main characters, while Naga's annoying laugh still remains neutral in my book. It's pretty damn funny in some areas, and I liked the artwork and animation, so it's a fairly good watch.