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Slayers - The Motion Picture
Directed by Kazuo Yamazaki
Hiroshi Watanabe
Produced by Tōru Suzuki
Written by Hajime Kanzaka (story)
Kazuo Yamazaki (screenplay)
Starring Japanese:
Megumi Hayashibara
Maria Kawamura
Osamu Saka
Tesshō Genda

FHE English:
B.J. Ward
Tilda Swinton
Richard Harris
Frank Welker

ADV English:
Cynthia Martinez
Kelly Manison
Phil Ross
Tristan MacAvery
Music by Takayuki Hattori
Cinematography Takashi Azuhata
Editing by Yasue Funami
Kazuhiko Seki
Distributed by Toei Company, Ltd. (Japan); Live Entertainment (North America, 1995); ADV Films (North America, 1998)
Release date(s) August 5, 1995 (Japan)
Running time 65 min.
Country Template:Country data Japan Japan; 22x20px United States of America
Language Japanese and English
Followed by Slayers Return

Slayers - The Motion Picture (also known to fans as Slayers Perfect, known simply as Slayers in Japan), is a 1995 anime film chief directed and written by Kazuo Yamazaki and directed by Hiroshi Watanabe. It is the first movie released in the Slayers saga.

SynopsisEdit

Sorceresses Lina Inverse and Naga the Serpent take an economy boat trip to the magical disappearing island of Mipross, destroyed by the demon Joyrock many years earlier, so they can enjoy the hot springs there. However the two find that things on Mipross are not quite what they seem. Along the way, they meet an old time-traveling wizard named Rowdy Gabriev, an ancestor of Gourry Gabriev, who aids in defeating Joyrock.

Cast Edit

Character Japanese Voice Actor English Voice Actor (Live) English Voice Actor (ADV)
Lina Inverse Megumi Hayashibara B.J. Ward Cynthia Martinez
Naga the Serpent Maria Kawamura Tilda Swinton Kelly Manison
Rowdy Osamu Saka Richard Harris Phil Ross
Joyrock Tessho Genda Frank Welker Tristan MacAvery
Queen of Mipross Miyuki Ichijou Judi Dench Angela Lorio
King of Mipross Mahito Tsujimura Warwick Davis Paul Sidello
Young Rowdy Minami Takayama Edward Furlong David Bell
Thief 1 Chafurin John Travolta Rob Mungle
Thief 2 Daisuke Gouri Maurice LaMarche Brett Weaver
Thief 3 Keiji Fujiwara Alec Baldwin Michael Zargarov
Lagos Norio Wakamoto Kenneth Branagh Bryan Bounds

Release Edit

Slayers: The Motion Picture was released in Japan on July 29, 1995. The film was distributed by Toei Animation and was produced by J.C.Staff. It was released to VHS and Laserdisc in North America from A.D. Vision in 1998. The VHS was available in either dubbed or subbed formats, and the Laserdisc was bilingual. A DVD release was compiled later on September 28, 2004 in a remastered disc individually, as part of a movies box set and as part of a Movies & OVAs box set.

The Live Entertainment English dub was released in theatres and IMAX 3D on August 5, 1995. An anaglyphic VHS release followed exactly four months later, released by Family Home Entertainment. It is significant as FHE's first release of a PG-13-rated movie. The film was first released on DVD in December 1997 and then again in the summer of 2003 as the first FHE DVDs to be released by Lionsgate. Its BluRay debut was the April 2010 Universal Studios Home Entertainment release, and it was released in anaglyphic 3D, like the previous releases.

Soundtrack Edit

A movie soundtrack was released on July 1, 2003 from A.D. Vision. All songs were composed by Takayuki Hattori, and were sung by Megumi Hayashibara and Maria Kawamura.

Track List:

  • 01. Musical Suite (Slayers SP)
  • 02. Shinning Girl
  • 03. Beautiful Sorceress Appears
  • 04. Meriloon
  • 05. Zeras Gohto Vs. Cume-Cume Spin
  • 06. Hot Springs Sisters
  • 07. Laughing in the Dark
  • 08. The Promised Land
  • 09. Naga the Serpent
  • 10. A Truly Talented Rival doesn't Need to Show Off
  • 11. Illusion Master
  • 12. Ruins of Elngaush
  • 13. Evil-Doer
  • 14. Explosion! Dragon Slave
  • 15. Feelings Across Time & Space
  • 16. Joyrock
  • 17. May All the Fools that Stand Before Us Be Destroyed By the Power that You and I Possess
  • 18. Ending
  • 19. Midnight Blue

TriviaEdit

  • When ADV Films first acquired the rights to the film, they originally had contacted Lisa Ortiz, who had been the voice of Lina Inverse in the Slayers Series, to reprise her role in the film. But at the last second, Lisa had to turn down the part because of contract negotiations with Central Park Media; and ADV Films was forced to open up a last minute casting call for Lina, and cast Cynthia Martinz, who made her acting debut in the film.

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