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Seratonin



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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 5:43 pm Reply with quote
Does the slayers animation cover the whole Light Novels series? If not do I have to read all of the Light Novels?

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Beaux10



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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 10:18 pm Reply with quote
According to TVTropes, the first 8 novels form the anime while the rest diverges. I've also heard that Zelgadis and Amelia part ways with Lina and she gets new allies, Luke and Milina. I haven't finished the anime or read the novels but this is what I've heard.
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 10:18 pm Reply with quote
The second half of the series has only ever had one adaptation, IIRC. Amelia and Zelgadis aren't in that half, though said adaptation stuck them in anyway.
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Ferian



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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 11:40 am Reply with quote
Slayers and Slayers Next adapt most of the first 8 novels. Revolution and Evolution-R makes use of some parts previously left unadapted but twists them into a much bigger plot than what it was in the novels.
The third season (Slayers Try) is completely new material created for the anime.
NOTHING from volume 9 and on is adapted into anime form as far as I know. Luke and Milina appear in the Hourglass of Falces manga but that story is not canon to the novels.
The first 8 books of the novel series have been released in the U.S. but as far as I know will be difficult to find. Volume 9 is fan-translated, though no official releases exist beyond Japan. From there on, it is Japanese-only, with no visible interest from anyone to release the rest of the series in English.
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