Slayers Return (movie)

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Alternative title:
Slayers - L'eredità degli elfi (Italian) 
スレイヤーズ RETURN (Japanese) 
Genres: adventure , comedy , fantasy 
Objectionable content: Mild 
Plot Summary: The inhabitants of the village of Biaz, forced to labor in the serivce of the world-domination-happy Zein organization, hires Lina Inverse and Naga The Serpent to drive off the invaders. Lina and Naga agree, lured by stories of Elfin treasure sleeping below Biaz, only to get considerably more trouble -from the Zein and from the treasure - than they ever expected. 
User Ratings: 481 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 16 votes (sub:8, dub:7, others:1
1 Polish subtitled
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 Excellent: 61 votes (sub:34, dub:24, ?:1, others:2
2 French subtitled
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 Very good: 133 votes (sub:81, dub:45, raw:1, others:6
3 Russian subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
)
 Good: 165 votes (sub:103, dub:55, edit.dub:1, raw:1, ?:1, others:4
2 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
)
 Decent: 70 votes (sub:47, dub:17, ?:3, others:3
2 German dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 So-so: 23 votes (sub:17, dub:6)
 Not really good: 7 votes (sub:7)
 Weak: -
 Bad: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Awful: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 1065 users, rank: #999 (of 6087)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.272 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.381, rank: #1673 (of 6079)
Weighted mean: 7.238 (Good+), rank: #1622 (of 6079) (seen all: 7.24 / seen some: 7.33)
Bayesian estimate: 7.245 (Good+), rank: #1417 (of 4582)
Running time: 60 minutes 
Vintage: 1996 
Ending Theme:
"Just Be Conscious" by Megumi Hayashibara 
Review:
Slayers Return DVD (Jan 13, 2004)
News: Show:
ADV Films UK Acquisitions (Nov 27, 2003)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Slayers - Movie Box (DVD) 2005-09-20
    Slayers - Movies & OVAs (DVD) 2008-10-28
    Slayers Movie 2 - The Return (DVD) 2003-11-25

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Chief Director:
Kunihiko Yuyama  
Director: Hiroshi Watanabe 
Script: Hajime Kanzaka 
Storyboard: Kunihiko Yuyama 
Music: Takayuki Hattori 
Original story: Hajime Kanzaka 
Character Design: Takahiro Yoshimatsu 
Art Director: Hiroshi Kato 
Chief Animation Director: Takahiro Yoshimatsu 
Animation Director:
Takahira Yoshimatsu 
Yoshinobu Yamakawa (character) 
Art design: Akihiro Hirasawa 
Character Conceptual Design: Rui Araizumi 
Sound Director: Katsuyoshi Kobayashi 
Director of Photography:
Katsuyuki Ohtaki 
Masayuki Otaki 
Executive producer: Tsuguhiko Kadokawa 
Producer: Kiminobu Sato 

Assistant producer:
Hiroshi Ogawa 
Mitsuo Matsuda 
Audio Effects: Masakazu Yokoyama 
Character Animation Director:
Michinori Chiba 
Yoshinobu Yamakawa 
Color: Mieko Maruyama 
Editing: Naoyuki Masaki 
Effects Animation Director: Hirofumi Masuda 
Film Producer: Tomoko Kawasaki 
Finish Check: Shinji Takai 
Planning: Takeshi Tamiya 
Production Advancement:
Michiko Tsuchida 
Yoshito Sasahara 
Production Design: Akihiro Hirasawa 
Production manager: Yuji Matsukura 
Production producer: Tomoko Kawasaki 
Publicity: Morikazu Wakizaka (Major) 
Publicity Assistance:
Souichi Tsuji 
Takeshi Yasuda 
Taku Matsuoka 
Recording: Takaaki Uchiyama 
Sound Production Coordinator: Megumi Ozawa 
Special Effects: Gou Abe (Grill Kobo) 
Technical Assistant: Mikio Mori (Continental Far East) 
Theme Song Arrangement:
Keiji Soeta 
Masami Okui (chorus) 
Theme Song Composition: Hidetoshi Sato 
Theme Song Lyrics: Megumi 
Theme Song Performance: Megumi Hayashibara 
Title Logo Design: Tetsuya Asakura (Design Crest) 
Maria Kawamura as Naga the Serpent 
Megumi Hayashibara as Lina Inverse 

Akiko Hiramatsu as Selena Biatz 
Akio Ohtsuka as Selena's father 
Chafurin as Becker 
Daisuke Gouri as Warrior 
Isshin Chiba as Villager C 
Kazuhiko Kishino as Villager A 
Kazuki Yao as Zahhard 
Kenji Utsumi as Galev 
Maya Okamoto as Female Martial Arts Master 
Minoru Inaba as Elderly Sorcerer 
Takumi Yamazaki as Villager B 
Japanese companies
Animation Production: J.C. Staff 
Backgrounds: Bihou, Inc. 
Distributor: Toei Animation 
Film Developing: Toei Kagaku Kogyo 
Finish Animation Assistance: Echo 
In-Between Animation Assistance: Echo 
Original Soundtrack: Starchild Records 
Production Cooperation: Fujimi Shobo 
Recording Studio: APU Studio 
Sound Production: Audio Planning U 
Titles: Maki Pro 
English cast
English staff
Director: Sandra Krasa 
Executive producer:
John Ledford 
Mark Williams 
Producer: Sandra Krasa 

International Coordination: Toru Iwakami 
Post-Production Manager: Shelly Thomas 
Project Translator: Dan Kanemitsu 
Recording engineer: Michael Callahan 
Sound Design: Bryan Leach 
Subtitle Script & Timing: William Zuidema 
Cynthia Martinez as Lina Inverse 
Kelly Manison as Naga The Serpent 

Jason Douglas as Galev 
Kurt Stoll as Zahhard 
Nora Stein as Saleena 

David Born as Becker 
Jason Konopisos as Warrior 
Luci Christian as Amazon 
Marty Fleck as Sorcerer 
Mike Kleinhenz as Father 

English companies
Broadcaster: The Anime Network 
Distributor:
ADV Films (UK) 
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)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Federico Danti 

Dialogues: Benedetta Brugia 
Emanuela Pacotto as Rina 
Marcella Silvestri as Naga 

Antonio Guidi as Vecchio Mago 
Augusto Di Bono as Padre di Sarina 
Lara Parmiani as Sarina 
Luca Bottale as Guerriero 
Marco Balzarotti as Zat 
Marina Thovez as Lottatrice 
Mario Zucca as Galef 
Pino Pirovano as Becker 
Italian companies
Broadcaster: Man-Ga 
Distributor: Yamato Video (1999) 
German staff
German cast
(none)
Shandra Schadt as Lina Inverse 
Veronika Neugebauer as Naga the Serpent 

Kathrin Filzen as Selina 
Thomas Rauscher as Zachard 
Ulf Söhmisch as Garev-Sama 

Ben Brüdern as Becker 
Claus Brockmeyer as Magier mit Sonnenbrille 
Dieter Memel as Dorfältester 
Dirk Meyer as Dorfbewohner 
Jörg Stuttmann as Kellner 
Tolilah Jolas as Muskelprotz Weiblich 
Torsten Münchow as Muskelprotz Männlich 

German companies
Distributor:
ACOG 
OVA Films 
Dubbing: Circle of Arts 
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