A feature spun off from a popular animated Japanese TV series, SLAYERS is a comic fantasy adventure of two unpredictable young sorceresses who join forces to rid a mystical island of demons.
The rival sorceresses Lina Inverse (voice of Cynthia Martinez) and Nahga (voice of Kelly Manison) vacation together on the legend-shrouded island of Mipross which was once occupied by a race of elves. Lina has persistent dreams of a human boy romancing an elf girl, with the voice of Lina's
grandfather, Rowdy (voice of Phil Ross), urging Lina to take specific actions.
Lina is called on by the island's king (voice of Paul Sidello) and queen (voice of Angela Lorio) to visit the northern ruins and rout the demons who have stopped the flow of hot spring water, the island's chief tourist attraction. Grandpa Rowdy shows up to assist the girls as they confront Joyrock
(voice of Tristan MacAvery), a reptilian demon king who manages to resist the girls' best efforts. Grandpa is able to open the Gates of Time, enabling Lina to journey back in time to slay Joyrock at the beginning of his rampage by using her most powerful spell. Lina learns that the boy in the
dream is indeed her grandfather. When she returns to her time, the demon threat has vanished and the king and queen no longer recognize Lina and refuse to pay her.
Based on a popular 1995 TV series, SLAYERS employs a more comical mode of anime character design to tell a fanciful tale of two impossibly cute magical girls who smite their opponents without working up a sweat. Although one of the two is scantily clad in a black bikini, boots, and cape, there is
never any overt sexual innuendo. The violent encounters with demons and bandits are all bloodless. Young anime fans will enjoy the antics of the goofy female leads who are as apt to fight each other as any bad guys, but will gladly put down their swords in the presence of food. (Violence.)
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- Released: 1995
- Rating: NR
- Review: A feature spun off from a popular animated Japanese TV series, SLAYERS is a comic fantasy adventure of two unpredictable young sorceresses who join forces to rid a mystical island of demons. The rival sorceresses Lina Inverse (voice of Cynthia Martinez) a… (more)