Slayers Next is the second season of Slayers, and by far the best. The series improves greatly from Slayers. The animation quality increases, the humor hits home more often, and the plot can be quite powerful at times.
In this episode, we get into the nitty gritty of the plot of Slayers Next and also some of Slayers Try. As of this recording, however, we had not yet watched Slayers Revolution and Slayers Evolution-R so you don’t have to worry about being spoiled on those.
If you haven’t seen the show and are interested, the series is really easy to obtain. Deep Discount has the first three series (Slayers, Slayers Next, and Slayers Try) for less than $50 dollars. You can also watch all three seasons of Slayers legally for free on Funimation’s official website and on some of the episodes are also up on Funimation’s youtube page.
Willow is a 1988 fantasy film directed by Ron Howard and starring Warwick Davis. Willow is a young farmer who goes on a quest to save a baby’s life from an evil queen who believes the child is destined to overthrow her. Along the way, he makes friends with a quirky cast of characters and finds the inner strength to become a hero.
What can be said about Willow? It’s a cult classic that’s been on our ‘to do’ list since first deciding to do a podcast. The film holds up very well and is still a joy to watch with adult eyes. If you’ve never seen this film, by all means look it up. It’s readily available and is even on Netflix’s Instant Watch service.
We were both rather sick when we recorded this episode, but we only sound slightly froggish.
In this episode, we finally review Slayers! This nineties fantasy anime series is near and dear to me and Melanie’s hearts. It was the anime series that made me an anime nerd and holds up quite well to this day. It’s still my favorite anime series.
Slayers is the humorous fantasy tale of Lina Inverse badass sorceress supreme who steals from bandits and gives to herself. Her love of money is only equal to her love of food. Steal Lina Inverse’s ham sandwich and you’ll quickly wish you were never born. Also, don’t mention she’s short, flat-chested, and has a bad temper; really it’d would be best to avoid her at all costs. Maybe take a vacation to another city if she’s headed your way?
Lina is joined by a crew of quirky sidekicks all of which are pretty darn interesting in of themselves. Through various circumstances the Slayers often have to save the world from total annihilation (mostly because they’d be on the world when the annihilation would happen).
Slayers is the first season of this totally awesome anime series which is followed by Slayers Next, Slayers Try, Slayers Revolution, and Slayers Evolution-R. There are also some O.V.A.s where Lina runs around with different characters from the series, but I don’t recommend them.
Definitely check this series out if you haven’t seen it already! The first three seasons are dirt cheap on Deep Discount. Look forward to our reviews of the rest of the Slayers seasons on later podcasts!