Is Slayers worth watching? It's one of those 90s anime I never got to see as a kid and lately I just felt like watching old retro shit I've never seen before at the time. Nothing too old (nothing before '85) So I thought about the Slayers series. So is it worth getting into or no?
Watch the first episode, you'll get a good feeling on whether or not you'll enjoy the set up and style of comedy within it even if it does more more serious and plot focused the closer it gets to the end of a season
I fucking love it.
Movies are pretty stellar
Slayers and Slayers NEXT are really decent, Slayers TRY is a bit... ehhhhhh
Sometimes the pacing's a bit dreadful(Especially in TRY), like that can be because the series is someone's game of D&D going wrong but often it's just dreadful writing,
It's one of those series that's an emblem of 90s anime so you just have to roll with that, sometimes it's really daft.
Evolution, and Evolution-R... were upsetting, after a massive hiatus between anything it finally returned , only they don't really continue the story or do anything new and essentially revolve around rehashing the first series again(but different) in order to sell more books.
These days a whole season of average anime contains about the same amount of plot as a single Slayers episode.
the characters stay 1 dimensional for howmany seasons now?
the humor always ends the same so it get's old as well very quick.
it-s from a generation where pokemon was considered good plot
Yes! The first season is an absolute classic. I rewatched it for the first time in years recently and it was better than the vast majority of anime from the past few years.* First movie and second season (Slayers Next) are also excellent.
*I might be under some degree of nostalgia bias, but in recent years a lot of rewatches have resulted in disappointment- not Slayers though.
every cartoon on tv seems to last longer.
hell I remember watching anime on tv, a 26 episodes anime could last for 1 or 2 years and you never get to the fucking end. they just repeat 5 ot 6 episodes and call it a new season when they pass from 7 to 12. and so on. years and you never get to the last episode.
It makes you feel old, but 1990 was 25 years ago.
Have you praised the beautiful and brilliant sorceress, Lina Inverse, today yet?
Yes. I'm not going to go into the many reasons for doing so. It just is. Take my word for it or not.
I don't understand this picture since Lina is both of those things.
>I thought it went on for a lot longer than it really should have
>4 2 cours long seasons
>2 sets of 3 episodes long OVA
I really was popular back then and even managed to get a new season in recent years. Most of the TV shows are repeating unfunny memes.
>Frankly if it came out today /a/ would tear it's ass apart for a lot of shit it pulls
See how Revolution was received : no one cared.
Not really. For a while, at least in some countries, Pokémon was one of the few things you could watch; I'm not saying it figuratively, as in "it was watchable", I'm saying that it was LITERALLY one of the few animes that were available for normal people. Specially if you didn't have cable. It's not that it was good, it's that it was part of the few anime we could watch (and when Pokémon came most of the other anime were in reruns already).
Nowadays you can watch a sick amount of anime through crunchyroll alone (let's not even get into how much you can download through torrents, bots and even direct downloads); often in real time. Internet back then took a long time to display even one of the 640x480 pictures people are posting in this thread, forget about downloading a video (if it even was an option back then), the first ones looked literally like shit and they took an eternity to download. Us anime fans were subjected to the whims of a few companies; there was a privileged elite of a few guys that somehow managed to get the VHS of the cool shows and subbed it, but it's not as if it was available everywhere, you had to be pretty lucky to know someone among those groups (most of us weren't).
Eventually someone in TV studios realized that anime was getting popular so we got more and more shows, sometimes (exceptionally) they even tried subbing them for cable TV, thus Pokémon was quickly forgotten by most.
To be honest, most of hardcore Pokémon fans I know are in their 20s (mid 20s at most), they started watching it as a kids when Slayers wasn't on TV anymore.
I could watch Slayers properly subbed, I actually plan to do it sooner or later, but I would never, ever watch even the entire first Season of Pokémon again.
dont listen to any of these plebs, watch it if you have nostalgia for shows like pokemon. Slayers follows the same formula but slightly better. you can just watch it in the background while playing video games or something. Personally i liked it but it wasnt anything more than a 6-7/10
Such swamp dwellers are only worthy of a single-finger fireball.
>nothing before '85
>I just felt like watching old retro shit
>nothing before '85
Fuck OFF OP.
Also, Slayers is absolute garbage.
I'm sorry, but you drew "Gainax" for your reboot.
Please pick your desired ending:
>No animation for episode 25 and 26
>Epic final battle is retold as a legend in black and white animation
>Gourry maims Lina in the last 30 seconds of the show
>that was considered 'flatchested' back in the day
People overreact about Revolution and Evolution R. They were perfectly fine. And as much rehashing the plot they do, they still adapted some parts from the LNs they haven't before, like Zuuma and Wiesman, and if you don't watch them you won't get some of the thigns in the last LNs volumes when you read them.
The shows weren't particularly good to begin with but Revolution made its mission to drag things down with terrible new characters. What hurts the most being that the guys in charge of the original seasons made it.
That shit got me into anime.
I absolutely loved the first two seasons, the way it ruined stereotypical ''serious dramatic moments'' and cliched fantasy troops, ridiculous monsters and the outcomes of their adventures made me laugh hard,like I'll never overcome dat gay dragon. The characters grew on me so I didn't liked the movies as much as I liked TV series although Naga herself was fine. Go for it, OP, it really is much better than those "they got into mmorpg' and fantasy we are having today.
Now I came to conclusion that I tend to prefer Cerea because she reminds me of Filia.
Monster girls were so hardcore back then.
Just remember what you get when you watch Fairy Tale instead!
This was the worst episode in the whole series. They didn't even play it for comedy. It was 100% serious, like they were honestly trying to tell a dramatic love story with fish people.
Watched a few episodes of the first season last night.
It's a pretty fun show. It has all those forgotten anime troupes that made me like anime in the first place. I'll be sure to watch all of it. Both the great and not so great parts of it.
Would it make you feel younger if I said nothing before '75?
No one knows for sure. That's just a guess from the interweb's rumor mill. Everyone thought Eva had lost its original film source, too but that turned out to be wrong.
Of course, Eva had been able to release a remastered DVD at one point. Slayers still hasn't managed that.
Maybe they'll pull a Lodoss and someone magically shows up with the original film reels they found in a drawer one day.
I really hope the OVA and movie BDs sell well to and they make at least an effort to get the TV series remastered.
Nothing I can't fix with a little boob grabbing.
I mean big boob grabbing.
>Everyone thought Eva had lost its original film source
No, that was because episode 16 source was lost we thought they used that as an excuse for not releasing BD. They finally released them and episode 16 was a shitty upscale.
That's because that was explained in the pamphlet that came with the Renewal remastering. And yet, for years, here on /a/ and elsewhere people kept believing the entirety of the negatives here lost to water damage/Gainax fuckery or the tsunami.
It took the actual BDs coming out to shut those people up.
Nah, I rewatched it recently after like 10+ years and it's still better than most stuff that airs today, especially in the fantasy category.
>image for ants
You need to properly appreciate Naga