Slayers Excellent (OAV)

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[ prequel of Slayers - The Motion Picture ]

Alternative title:
スレイヤーズ えくせれんと (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: In these earlier adventures of Lina Inverse and Naga the Serpent, learn how the two rivals first met. In their first adventure, the two rivals meet and run into a vampire during a rescue mission. Next, Lina is hired to be the bodyguard of a rich man's daughter, Sirene. Lina is at first very enthusiastic about it at first, as she is being paid very well, but Sirene keeps spending all of Lina's first half of pay. (She gets the other half later) She puts together a fake kidnapping to teach Sirene a lesson, but when she really gets kidnapped, she must team up with Naga to save her. In the final episode, Lina and Naga find themselves on seperate sides in a fashion war.
User Ratings: 481 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 17 votes (dub:8, sub:8, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
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 Excellent: 56 votes (sub:30, dub:22, raw:1, others:3
2 French subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
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 Very good: 123 votes (sub:78, dub:39, ?:2, raw:1, others:3
2 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
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 Good: 177 votes (sub:121, dub:43, raw:2, edit.dub:1, others:10
3 Spanish subtitled
3 Russian subtitled
2 German dubbed
1 Korean subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
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 Decent: 64 votes (sub:39, dub:23, others:2
1 German dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
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 So-so: 25 votes (sub:19, dub:5, ?:1)
 Not really good: 9 votes (sub:9)
 Weak: 5 votes (sub:4, dub:1)
 Bad: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Awful: 1 vote (dub:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 1081 users, rank: #978 (of 6016)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.202 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.4167, rank: #1824 (of 6010)
Weighted mean: 7.184 (Good+), rank: #1724 (of 6010) (seen all: 7.18 / seen some: 7.38 / won't finish: 6.00)
Bayesian estimate: 7.193 (Good+), rank: #1538 (of 4575)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 3
Episode titles: We have 3
Vintage:
1998
2007-06-29 (Germany, GIGA)
Ending Theme:
"Never Die" by Masami Okui
Comment:
A sequel to the first OAV series, Slayers Special.
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DVD (Region 1)
    Slayers - OVA DVD Collection (DVD) 2007-10-23
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    Slayers Excellent (DVD) 2004-03-30

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Hiroshi Watanabe
Screenplay: Keiko Watanabe
Storyboard: Yoshiaki Iwasaki (ep 1)
Original story: Hajime Kanzaka
Character Design:
Kouji Aso (ep 3)
Tadashi Abiru (eps 1-2)
Animation Director:
Kouji Aso (ep 3)
Tadashi Abiru (eps 1-2)
Toshinobu Kikuchi
Character Conceptual Design: Rui Araizumi
Sound Director: Katsuyoshi Kobayashi
Executive producer: Tsuguhiko Kadokawa
Producer: Kiminobu Sato

Key Animation:
Hirofumi Masuda (eps 1-3)
Katsunobu Ito (ep 1)
Planning: Takeshi Tamiya
Production producer: Yuji Matsukura
Sound Effects: Masakazu Yokoyama
Theme Song Performance: Megumi Hayashibara
Maria Kawamura as Naga the Serpent
Megumi Hayashibara as Lina Inverse

Sho Hayami as Steindorf

Aya Hisakawa as Tatiana Diward
Hiroshi Naka as Man B
Katsuhisa Houki as Inn Owner
Kumiko Watanabe as Sirene(ep 2)
Mayumi Iizuka as Marty Lenford
Naoki Makishima as Crowd B
Shinichiro Miki as Alphonse(ep 2)
Yasuhiro Takato as Crowd A
Yuzuru Fujimoto as Village Headmaster
Japanese companies
Production: J.C. Staff
Recording Studio: APU Studio
Sound Production: Audio Planning U
English staff
English cast
Director: Sandra Krasa
Script: Ron Searcy
Translation: Dan Kanemitsu
Executive producer:
John Ledford
Mark Williams
Producer: Sandra Krasa

Creative Director:
Chris Hawley
David Del Rio
DVD Coordination: Mariela Ortiz
DVD Menu Design:
James Bates
Patrick Givens
DVD Producer: Thomas Meerbott
International Coordination: Toru Iwakami
Mixing: Brent Marshall
Packaging: James Bates
Post-Production Manager: Shelly Thomas
Recording engineer: Michael Callahan
Sound Design: Brent Marshall
Subtitling: Ron Searcy
Cynthia Martinez as Lina Inverse
Kelly Manison as Naga the Serpent

Illich Guardiola as Alphonse(ep 2)
Mike MacRae as Steindorf(ep 1)
Tiffany Grant as Sirene(ep 2)

Ayanna Grundy as Marty
Deanna Julian as Tatjana(ep 3)
Jason Douglas as Fitzmeier(ep 2)
Jaz McKay as Tavern Owner(ep 1)
Matt Kelley as Haniwa Collector(ep 1)
Rick Piersall as Restaurant Man(ep 1)

English companies
Broadcaster: The Anime Network
Distributor: Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
DVD Authoring & Encoding: M.O.F.C.
Licensed by: ADV Films
Post Production: Monkey Boy Studios
Recording Studio: Industrial Smoke & Mirrors
French staff
French companies
(none)
Distributor: Déclic Images
French cast
(none)
German cast
German staff
(none)
Shandra Schadt as Lina Inverse
Veronika Neugebauer as Naga die Weisse Schlange(Naga the Serpent)

Claus-Peter Damitz as
Alphonse(ep 2)
Steindorf(ep 1)

Beate Pfeiffer as Näherin #1(ep 3)
Clemens Ostermann as Dorfbewohner #A(ep 1)
Jörg Stuttmann as
Bandit(ep 2)
Soldat(ep 3)
Manfred Trilling as Fitzmeier
Michelle Sterr as Tanja(ep 3)
Tolilah Jolas as Näherin #3(ep 3)
Ulf-Jürgen Wagner as
Hauptmann(ep 3)
Netter Bandit(ep 2)
Willi Röbke as Dorfschulze(ep 1)
German companies
Broadcaster: GIGA TV (2007-06-29)
Distributor: OVA Films
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