In order to create diversity in opinions in this column, I frequently open the posts up to various guest writers and occasionally let you the readers decide what anime to review. This week we are trying something new. I opened the post to the Beneath The Tangles writers!!! And this week the post will be by the amazing Samuru. You have probably read his, “Gaming With God series.” Well now he is here to review the anime, “Slayers.” Enjoy – Zeroe4
When I first started watching anime in the 90s, my friends and I discovered an anime called Slayers. I had never watched an anime that was so funny, had memorable characters, complete silliness happening everywhere and the complete lack of regard for danger. While watching it, I would compare each of the four main characters (Lina Inverse, Gourry Gabriev, Zelgaids Greywords and Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun) to three friends so it became fun to follow.
The series (5 seasons as of this writing) follows the misadventures of Lina Inverse, who is a red haired magician with enormous power. She doesn’t care about anything but gathering treasure and eating tons of food! Fighting thieves, pirates, monsters, dragons and other supernatural entities are common place for her and her rag-tag bunch. Now that might sound like every other action packed show, but what makes this one stands apart is the humor that goes along wherever they go. You truly get attached to each character and want to see them interact with each other and their enemies, because even during a life or death situation they are having a great time.