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erathevalkyrie Asked:
Hello! First of all, let me say, it is great to see an active slayers blog after all the years I saw nothing normal on internet (perhapsh I just did not find this). Congratualtions, i like it :) And now what I'd like to ask: do you know any store (online) where I could buy the 1st and 8th novels in English? I have 2-7 (except 6th) on my shelf but none of the stores that sells it (all Canadian! :o) ships to Europe. That is a problem looking at the fact that I'm the EU. Thanks! Era

My answer:

I don’t know of any, personally. Perhaps, a follower of the blog knows?








accioharo:

paradise-line:

This is a Zelas body part appreciation post.

How much do I love the fact that in the new series they used the novel design for her? Heck yes. The anime design was cool, and I know why it exists (novel design hadn’t yet been created), but I really, really love her look in the novels.




shansland:

黄昏よりも昏きもの
血の流れより紅きもの
時の流れに埋もれし
偉大なる汝の名において
我ここに 闇に誓わん
我等が前に立ち塞がりし
すべての愚かなるものに
我と汝が力もて
等しく滅びを与えんことを

tasogare yori mo kuraki mono
hi no nagare yori akaki mono
toki no nagare ni umoreshi
idainaru nanji no na ni oite
ware koko ni yami ni chikawan
warera ga mae ni tachi fusagarishi
subete no orokanaru mono ni
ware to nanji ga chikara mote
hitoshiku horobi o ataen koto o

I read this is Megumi’s voice.




cutebucket:

sorceress-botan:

i saw people posting dvd art and it reminded me that i found the motherfucking laserdiscs in a thrift store.

sorry for the glare.

Slayers came in fucking LASERDISCS?! I’M DYING.




Those completely streamlined movements. These exquisite and flawless dance-like techniques! And working together, their power has more than tripled! Their breathing is in perfect synch as well. It’s truly perfect! One hit from that special technique can defeat even a mazoku!



l-a-d-y-v-a-l:

Valila, Xelina ^^
Fanart by: Mya from Pixiv




animenostalgia:

theslayersblog:

animenostalgia:

From the Dragon Half manga (1988-1994) by Ryusuke Mita

In case you haven’t heard of this, I consider at least the anime version worth watching for every anime fan because it’s a parody of Slayers. The main character pictured above is half dragon and she’s the pun on Lina.

I don’t think Dragon Half is an actual parody of SlayersDragon Half the manga started in 1988, while the first Slayers novel came out in 1989. Dragon Half the OVA started in 1993 while the first Slayers TV series started in 1995. They do have similar humor, and I think fans of either would enjoy the other one, though! (And Discotek just re-released Dragon Half this year, so you can get the whole thing on one DVD at Rightstuf or Amazon. :D)

I agree with you about similar humor, however I was speaking of the anime. The manga, I have not read. Here’s a list of some of the back and forths. (Slayers did a reference to DH at least once in the motion picture.)

Slayers and Dragon Half

While the Dragon Half anime was released before the Slayers anime, there are still some very striking similarities between characters in both series. Something to remember is that it’s very doubtful that Slayers parodied Dragon Half in such an important area such as character appearance and personality.


-Gourry and Dick Saucer are very similar in appearance (blue eyes, long blonde hair) and have the same seiyuu (Yasunori Matsumoto).


-Naga and Vina are similar in appearance and behavior (purple hair, the same kind of headband, both are very confident and have irritating laughs).


-There is a light sword in Dragon Half, but it more resembles the Psi Blade from Lost Universe rather than the Sword of Light.


-Slayers actually did a parody of Dragon Half (see Slayers: The Motion Picture in this section for details).


After seeing both anime, I can’t tell who parodied who, if there was even any jokes between the two in the first place. It’s possible Dragon Half was spoofing the Slayers novels, (some of) which were available at the time.

 Source.




animenostalgia:

From the Dragon Half manga (1988-1994) by Ryusuke Mita

In case you haven’t heard of this, I consider at least the anime version worth watching for every anime fan because it’s a parody of Slayers. The main character pictured above is half dragon and she’s the pun on Lina.





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