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Slayers Return (movie)

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Alternative title:
Slayers - L'eredità degli elfi (Italian)
スレイヤーズRETURN (Japanese)
Themes: monsters, sorcery
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: 508 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 22 votes (sub:12, dub:9, others:1
1 Polish subtitled
 Excellent: 59 votes (sub:33, dub:23, ?:1, others:2
2 French subtitled
 Very good: 140 votes (sub:86, dub:47, raw:1, others:6
2 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
1 Russian dubbed
 Good: 174 votes (sub:110, dub:57, edit.dub:1, raw:1, ?:1, others:4
2 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
 Decent: 74 votes (sub:49, dub:19, ?:3, others:3
2 German dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
 So-so: 24 votes (sub:18, dub:6)
 Not really good: 8 votes (sub:8)
 Weak: -
 Bad: 3 votes (sub:2, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Awful: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 1123 users, rank: #1099 (of 9519)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.272 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.4104, rank: #2645 (of 9638)
Weighted mean: 7.232 (Good+), rank: #2615 (of 9638) (seen all: 7.23 / seen some: 7.04)
Bayesian estimate: 7.239 (Good+), rank: #2364 (of 7236)
Running time: 60 minutes
Vintage: 1996-08-03
Premiere date:
1996-08-03 (Japan)
Ending Theme:
"Just Be Conscious" by Megumi Hayashibara
Slayers Return DVD (Jan 13, 2004)
News: Show:
ADV Films UK Acquisitions (Nov 27, 2003)
ADV Films (Sep 1, 2003)
AX 2002: ADV Panel (Jul 10, 2002)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Slayers - Movie Box [Thinpak] (DVD) 2005-09-20 (from $133.60)
    Slayers - Complete Collection [OVAs + Movies] [Thinpak] (DVD) 2008-10-28
    Slayers Movie 2 - The Return (DVD) 2003-11-25 (from $39.89)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Chief Director:
Kunihiko Yuyama
Director: Hiroshi Watanabe
Script: Hajime Kanzaka
Storyboard: Kunihiko Yuyama
Original story: Hajime Kanzaka
Character Design: Takahiro Yoshimatsu
Art Director: Hiroshi Katō
Chief Animation Director: Takahiro Yoshimatsu
Art design: Akihiro Hirasawa
Character Conceptual Design: Rui Araizumi
Sound Director: Katsuyoshi Kobayashi
Director of Photography:
Katsuyuki Ohtaki
Executive producer: Tsuguhiko Kadokawa
Producer: Kiminobu Satō

Assistant producer:
Hiroshi Ogawa
Mitsuo Matsuda
Audio Effects: Masakazu Yokoyama
Character Animation Director:
Michinori Chiba
Yoshinobu Yamakawa
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)
Recording: Takaaki Uchiyama
Sound Production Coordinator: Megumi Ozawa
Special Effects: Gō Abe (Grill Kobo)
Technical Assistant: Mikio Mori (Continental Far East)
Theme Song Arrangement:
Keiji Soeda
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 Ōtsuka as Selena's father
Chafūrin 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.
Film Developing:
Toei Chemical Industry
Finish Animation Assistance: E-cho
In-Between Animation Assistance: E-cho
Original Soundtrack: King Records
Production Cooperation: Fujimi Shobo
Recording Studio: APU Studio
Sound Production: Audio Planning U
Titles: Maki Production
English staff
English cast
Director: Sandra Krasa
Project Translator: Dan Kanemitsu
Executive producer:
Joey Goubeaud (2008 Complete Collection)
John Ledford
Mark Williams
Producer: Sandra Krasa

Creative Director:
Chris Hawley (2005 Movie Collection)
David Del Rio (2005 Movie Collection)
DVD Coordination: Janice Williams
DVD Graphics: Larry Koteff (2008 Complete Collection)
DVD Menu Design:
James Bates
Patrick Givens
DVD Producer: Andrew Kent
International Coordination: Toru Iwakami
Packaging Design:
James Bates
Larry Koteff (2008 Complete Collection)
Post-Production Manager: Shelly Thomas
Recording engineer: Michael Callahan
Sound Design: Bryan Leach
Subtitle Script & Timing: William Zuidema
English companies
Broadcaster: The Anime Network
ADV Films (UK)
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
Italian cast
Italian staff
Dubbing Director: Federico Danti

Dialogues: Benedetta Brugia

Antonio Guidi as Vecchio Mago
Augusto Di Bono as Padre di Sarina
Lara Parmiani as Sarina
Luca Bottale as Guerriero
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
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
OVA Films
Dubbing: Circle of Arts

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