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Slayers Excellent (OAV)

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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: 512 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 20 votes (sub:10, dub:9, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
 Excellent: 56 votes (sub:29, dub:22, raw:1, ?:1, others:3
2 French subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
 Very good: 132 votes (sub:85, dub:43, ?:2, raw:1, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
 Good: 185 votes (sub:128, dub:43, raw:2, edit.dub:1, others:11
4 Spanish subtitled
3 Russian subtitled
2 German dubbed
1 Korean subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
 Decent: 72 votes (sub:45, dub:25, others:2
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 German dubbed
 So-so: 26 votes (sub:20, dub:5, ?:1)
 Not really good: 11 votes (sub:10, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 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 1137 users, rank: #1087 (of 9585)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.193 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.4196, rank: #2930 (of 9708)
Weighted mean: 7.175 (Good+), rank: #2837 (of 9708) (seen all: 7.18 / seen some: 7.20 / won't finish: 6.00)
Bayesian estimate: 7.184 (Good+), rank: #2587 (of 7288)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 3
Episode titles: We have 3
1998-10-25 to 1999-03-25
2007-06-29 (Germany, GIGA)
Ending Theme:
"Never Die" by Masami Okui
A sequel to the first OAV series, Slayers Special.
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DVD (Region 1)
    Slayers - OVA Collection (DVD) 2007-10-23 (from $100.00)
    Slayers - Complete Collection [OVAs + Movies] [Thinpak] (DVD) 2008-10-28
    Slayers Excellent (DVD) 2004-03-30 (from $17.68)

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

Planning: Takeshi Tamiya
Production manager: Yuuki Kira
Production producer: Yuji Matsukura
Sound Effects: Masakazu Yokoyama
Theme Song Arrangement: Toshiro Yabuki
Theme Song Composition: Toshiro Yabuki
Theme Song Lyrics: Masami Okui
Theme Song Performance:
Masami Okui
Megumi Hayashibara 
Maria Kawamura as Naga the Serpent
Megumi Hayashibara as Lina Inverse

Shō Hayami as Steindorf

Aya Hisakawa as Tatiana Diward
Hiroshi Naka as Man B
Isshin Chiba as Highwayman C (ep 2)
Jin Yamanoi as Captain (ep 3)
Katsuhisa Hōki as Inn Owner
Kinryuu Arimoto as Fitzmeier (ep 2)
Kumiko Watanabe as Sirene (ep 2)
Mayumi Iizuka as Marty Lenford
Nao Takamori as Seamstress C (ep 3)
Naoki Makishima as
Crowd B
Highwayman B (ep 2)
Osamu Hosoi as Soldier A (ep 3)
Sayaka Ōhara as Seamstress B (ep 3)
Shinichirō Miki as Alphonse (ep 2)
Takashi Nagasako as
Highwayman D (ep 2)
Soldier B (ep 3)
Toshihiko Nakajima as
Highwayman A (ep 2)
Man A
Yasuhiro Takato as Crowd A
Yuu Sugimoto as Seamstress A (ep 3)
Yuzuru Fujimoto as Village Headmaster
Japanese companies
Animation Production: J.C. Staff
Backgrounds: Bihou, Inc.
E-cho (ep 3)
Studio μ (ep 3)
Editing: Jay Film
Film Developing: Toei Chemical Industry
Azuhata Production (ep 3)
J.C. Staff (eps 1-2)
Recording Studio: APU Studio
Sound Production: Audio Planning U
Titles: Maki Production
English staff
English cast
Director: Sandra Krasa
Script: Ron Searcy
Translation: Dan Kanemitsu
Executive producer:
Joey Goubeaud (2008 Complete Collection)
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
Videographer: Neil O'Sullivan (Extras)
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 (Expired)
Post Production: Monkey Boy Studios
Recording Studio: Industrial Smoke & Mirrors
French staff
French companies
Distributor: Déclic Images
French cast
German cast
German staff
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
Michele 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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