The BEST Episodes of Slayers

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 26, 2020

Network: TV Tokyo

Sorcery Genius Lina Inverse is a redheaded heroine with a hot temper and insatiable appetite for food. She is well known as the "Enemy of all who Live", the Dragon Spooker, Dramatta, and the Bandit killer. She roams from town to town in search of treasure and food. During her travels she acquires a cadre of able, but quarrelsome companions: Gourry, a big, blond, caring, but dumb knight; Zelgadis, a once-human chimera who practices shamanic magic; and Amelia, a justice preaching Princess. Together they make short work of the hordes of bandits, golems, werewolves, trolls, mercenaries, monsters/demons and evil spirits their enemies send after them. Although faced with formidable foes, the crew battles on, whether it be for justice, power, money, a cure, or food.

DRIFTER Chasing or being chased

#1 - DRIFTER Chasing or being chased

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 23, 2008

Lina tries to hunt down Pokota in the woods and nearly destroys all the woodland creatures. Later she and Gourry go into town. Zelgadis comes up with a plan to capture Pokota by luring him with food, and it actually works! Pokota reveals that he is trying to stop the mage tanks from destroying everything, and suddenly Amelia is sympathetic to his cause and sides with him. They go into town where they encounter one of the magic tanks shaped like a rabbit, but little do they know it's actually a fake tank created by Lina and Gourry.

star 9.84
31 votes
Writers: Jiro Takayama
LEGACY The decisive battle for Seyruun!

#2 - LEGACY The decisive battle for Seyruun!

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 17, 2008

Lina's group rush to Seyruun where Zanaffar has targeted the gate to the kingdom. Sylphiel is there; she and troops try to defend but are not having much luck. Lina and the gang arrive and get in the way. With the sword of light in Pokota's hand, Duclis has Zanaffar retreat, but they will be back. As Lina and Gourry eat up to re-energize, Pokota asks Prince Phil to help out, but Phil's advisors are uncomfortable with the idea. Phil decides to assist Pokota and Lina's party heads out to confront Duclis and Zanaffar in a neighboring abandoned part of town.

star 9.84
31 votes
Writers: Jiro Takayama
FALL ON Peculiar Festival! Unusual Festival? Lift that ball up!

#3 - FALL ON Peculiar Festival! Unusual Festival? Lift that ball up!

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 6, 2008

Lina and the gang are hired to create a golem and compete in a ball rolling contest with a large amount of food and money (just the right incentive for Lina) as a reward. But her rivals are not pushovers as they include Pokota and a duo sent by Duclis to go after the Sword of Light.

star 9.81
31 votes
Writers: Jiro Takayama
INSIDER He who knows the real Truth!

#4 - INSIDER He who knows the real Truth!

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 27, 2008

Lina had surrendered to Wizer, and the group is brought to Marquess Giaconda's place, to be held in the dungeon. Wizer suggests they use Lina to fight the mage tanks to prove their power. Xellos decides that Wizer isn't aligned with his agenda and has him fall into a pit. Meanwhile, Pokota sneaks into the castle but encounters Duclis, and it is revealed they were former friends. Lina's group gets freed by Ozel, but they end up in an underground arena and now have to battle some fierce enemies.

star 9.78
32 votes
Writers: Jiro Takayama
JUDGEMENT The silver one resurrects!

#5 - JUDGEMENT The silver one resurrects!

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 3, 2008

Duclis and Pokota square off against each other, while Lina, Gourry, Amelia, and Zelgadis have to fight Marquess Gioconda, Ozel, and Yuuma. The battles are fierce, especially when Gourry only has a stone sword. Lina tries a few trick spells against Yuuma but he quickly catches on and dodges them. Duclis and Pokota talk about the day when Taforashia was afflicted with the disease, and what Rezo did to save their people, including putting them in their current forms. Zuuma uses the dark mist to cancel out magic attacks. Lina launches all sorts of spells, but when things look bleak, Pokota manages to turn the tide, when he and a supposedly sympathetic Duclis arrive. But as some enemies fall, a new enemy is about to rise.

star 9.78
32 votes
Writers: Jiro Takayama
Go to NEXT! And Then Again...

#6 - Go to NEXT! And Then Again...

Season 2 - Episode 26 - Aired Sep 27, 1996

Phibrizzo didn't know when someone casts the Giga Slave spell, he/she calls on the Lord of Nightmares himself. He wouldn't of not proceeded with this plan of more power, if he had known about this. Lina (Who is actually possessed by the Lord of Nightmares-- note: I'm still refering to him as Lina) gives Phibrizzo what he wants, and kills him. Everyone (including Gourry, but minus the already dead people) awakes from their humble sleep, and sees Lina. They are shocked to know that Lina is no more, since she is possessed by the Lord of Nightmares. They place starts to crumble and Lina proceeds to go back to the dark where she came from. Gourry doesn't want to lose Lina, and goes after her. Amelia, Zelgadis, and Sylphiel tries to stop him but it's no use, when more of the debris stop them. Meanwhile with Martina and Zangulus, he suggest to pray to Zoamelgustar for there safety. As Lina starts to head to the dark ball where she came from, Gourry still goes after her. He goes through

star 9.76
33 votes
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The Hurdle's Cleared? Jiras' Hidden Power!

#7 - The Hurdle's Cleared? Jiras' Hidden Power!

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 13, 1997

Lina and the gang get tricked by Jillas who tellsl them a great power is on top of this funny looking mountain. They get paired by couples, Lina/Zelgadis, Gourry/Amelia, and Filia/Xellos which Filia ultimately refuses. This pairing also upsets Amelia. After some minor fights and tricks by Jillas, Gourry's recklessness causes the mountain to tip over losing his Sword of Light to Jillas.

star 9.75
32 votes
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ETERNAL The Forest that has Slept from the Ancient Time

#8 - ETERNAL The Forest that has Slept from the Ancient Time

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 30, 2008

Lina and the gang follow Pokota into a forest that suddenly grows misty. They end up encountering Xellos, who is wandering in the woods. The mist reveals a lost city of Tarofshia whose inhabitants were put into suspended animation by Rezo the Red Priest (yes, that Rezo) in order to save them from a disease that was incurable back then. But strange things are amiss as Pokota discovers that someone's invaded the king's mansion.

star 9.74
31 votes
Writers: Jiro Takayama
Ready for Exile! Isn't Two People's Love Eternal?

#9 - Ready for Exile! Isn't Two People's Love Eternal?

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 6, 1997

One of the creatures named Gravos, has the double headed Sword of Light looking weapon. He uses it against Lina and the gang, breaking the island in several pieces, seperating Sera and Marco from them. Filia, Zelgadis and Amelia go after the kids, while Lina and Gourry fight Gravos. Filia, Zelgadis and Amelia catch up with the kids, and Marco starts hating Sera. They refuse to help each other, so Amelia and Zelgadis step up to use the magical vessels, which we find out it was weapons from the anicent times, representing Holy and Dark powers. Gravos starts to lose control of the weapon, and Lina decides to do a Dragon Slave to stop it. Then suddenly, it went away, thanks to Zelgadis and Amelia, but it's too late for Lina, and she casts her Dragon Slave. In the end a bridge shows up connecting the two kindgoms, and Sera and Marco truly hate each other. Lina is surprise to see that the magical vessels are broken, thanks to Zelgadis and Amelia when hitting together to hard...

star 9.72
32 votes
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MISTY The downward swinging sword!

#10 - MISTY The downward swinging sword!

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 24, 2008

Gourry manages to land a hit with the sword of light, but Zanaffar retreats into the ground. In an effort to create another Zanaffar, the mighty astral demon dragon strikes down Duclis. Pokota rushes to try to help his former comrade. Meanwhile Lina's group reassembles at the gates of Seyruun for one last stand against Zanaffar.

star 9.72
32 votes
Writers: Jiro Takayama
Zap! Victory Is Always Mine!

#11 - Zap! Victory Is Always Mine!

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Sep 29, 1995

Rezo starts to destroy the Flagoon tree, while Gourry and company tries to think of another way to kill Rezo. They get an idea after Gourry saying, why can't Lina be here to power up his sword. Meanwhile, Lina and Sylphiel run as they try to get to Rezo, with the Blessed Blade. Gourry uses his powered up Sword of Light, thanks to Amelia and Zelgadis, and manages to hurt Rezo. Rezo is still to strong from them, but Lina shows up! She gives them a plan to kill Rezo by using the tree, Flagoon. Rezo strikes back, but they are save when Sylphiel uses her defense. They proceed to attack Rezo with Gourry's powered up Sword of Light, as well as attacking themselves (Amelia and Zelgadis), while Lina puts the final thrust into Rezo's body and pins him against the tree. Sylphiel then uses a recover spell against the tree, and it proceeds to suck out the evil of Rezo. After killing Rezo, they return back to Sairaag as they villagers proceed to build back their city. The gang (except Sylphie

star 9.70
37 votes
Writers: Takao Koyama
GORGEOUS The Luxury Yacht is the Target!?

#12 - GORGEOUS The Luxury Yacht is the Target!?

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 13, 2008

On the way to Ruvinagald, the gang boards a ship and live it up with food and relaxation all thanks to poor Amelia. But instead of dealing with pirates, they get attacked by monsters and flying arrows. Lina and Pokota stage an act where they try to draw out their assassins, but are surprised at the result. Later on the assassin of assassins Zuuma makes his debut and that means big trouble for Lina.

star 9.69
32 votes
Writers: Jiro Takayama
HURRY UP Interfere! What, don't interfere?

#13 - HURRY UP Interfere! What, don't interfere?

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 20, 2008

Lina's party reaches the outskirts of Ruvinagald but Wizer is there to arrest her, and has taken the time to build an elaborate building full of traps and tricks. That should be a cinch for Lina, but thanks to Wizer's alliance with Xellos, the traps are especially devised to exploit Lina's weaknesses, such as her desire to push buttons that are marked "do not push". And when Xellos himself becomes one of the obstacles, Lina's group is in serious trouble.

star 9.69
32 votes
Writers: Jiro Takayama
Impending Fall! The Moment of Ambition's Defeat!

#14 - Impending Fall! The Moment of Ambition's Defeat!

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 28, 1996

Lina was only bluffing that her powers were gone, so when thinking that Kanzel managed to kill Lina by pushing her at the edge of the cliff (and straight down to Seyruun), she manages to get a sneak attack with a Dragon Slave which does little damage. She then amplify her power and uses the Laguna Blade to kill Kanzel. The problem is Kanzel's power was holding up the little island, and it's heading towards Seyruun. Lina and company manages to get down before the island, and Xellos sugests to do a magical amplified version of a Dragon Slave. She does it, and it not only blows up the island but a small piece of Seyruun as well. At the end, they are worried about Lina, saying that Gaav, the Demon Dragon King is after her and why is she linked to it...

star 9.69
35 votes
Directors: Kazu Yokota
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Disclosure at Last? Xellos's True Form!

#15 - Disclosure at Last? Xellos's True Form!

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Aug 11, 1996

We find out that Xellos is actually part monster, and is extremely powerful. They (Xellos, Lina) manages to get away, only to have Saygram (the hencemen) follow them. The others tries attacking but nothing works. Gaav shortly shows up, and when the gang think they are going to die... Martina shows up. Martina uses her brooch looking thing as a shield (Lord Zoamelgustar!), and to everyone's surprise, it works. They manage to run away, and Auntie Aqua pops out of Martina's brooch. Auntie Aqua then reveals the truth, saying she is what's left of the Water Dragon King from the many years ago. She tells them to head to Katahto Mountains where the original Claire Bible is being held. She breaks a doorway for them, and they all manage to escape. Eating at an inn, Martina finds out that Xellos is part monster, breaking her heart. What surprised them the most, Gourry knew this all along (before the rest of them.)

star 9.67
33 votes
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The Menacing Swordsman! A Journey of Reunion!

#16 - The Menacing Swordsman! A Journey of Reunion!

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired Sep 6, 1996

While going to Sairaag, Lina takes her anger out of some bandits, and someone hiding in back of a bush, who turned out to be Sylphiel. Sylphiel has no doubts on going with them (including Martina-- but she has something else in mind, non-revenge on Lina) and questions Lina about her relationship with Gourry. Lina gives her answer like she did with the first season, is until Gourry decides to give her the sword of light, they will be off (despite Sylphiel liking Gourry.) They are then attacked by a guy, who has the Sword of Light. They fight him off, and joining the fight is Zangulus. Lina manages to use the Laguna Blade against this skilled swordsmen, only to find out it's Gourry behind it.

star 9.67
33 votes
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Sinister Trap! The Mysterious City of Ghosts!

#17 - Sinister Trap! The Mysterious City of Ghosts!

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired Sep 13, 1996

Phibrizzo takes Gourry back, and which forces them to go to Sairaag. They reached Sairaag, and eariler reports were true. Sairaag was the city that the Copy Rezo had destoryed, but is suddenly back for no reason. Further evidence is proven, when Sylphiel manages to meet/hug her dead father. He then reveals they are all dead but was brought to ""life"" by Phibrizzo. Lina tries to get more out of Phibrizzo, but they way that Sylphiel's father and everyone else, he is limited to answer questions. Although he can answer this... Phibrizzo is in a temple located in the center of the town. Lina and company tries to enter the temple, but it has no doors. Suddenly a door appears, and Lina rushes into, only to have her running back out. They figure it's something to do with the dimension, but before they could invistage more, they are ""cornered"" by villagers, who doesn't attack. Lina knows they are under Phibrizzo's order, and leave quietly. Later in midnight, they decide to come up with a

star 9.67
33 votes
Directors: Hidekazu Sato
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Yes! A Final Hope: The Blessed Blade!

#18 - Yes! A Final Hope: The Blessed Blade!

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Sep 22, 1995

Sylphiel along with Amelia manages to stop Lina's bleeding. Sylphiel reveals she'll need a full body healing. Rezo (or Zanaffar) tries to stop them, and with Zelgadis help, he sends Sylphiel and Lina off somewhere safe. Gourry is about to do an attack on Zanaffar, but Prince Phil comes riding in with his horse. He tries to attack Zanaffar with a mace, but Zanaffar attacks back easily. Amelia then casts a dark mist spell, and all of them retreats. Amelia heals her father, while they think what to spell or attack to use against Zanaffar. Back with Sylphiel, she goes to a safe place, and is ready to heal Lina... but that's when she notice when Lina looks a different color. Lina's dead! She hits her roughly his her chest, with her fists, and starts to do CPR. Lina's heart starts to beat again, so Sylphiel proceeds to do the full body healing spell which uses all of her strength. Sylphiel faints, as a big blast came out of her. Sylphiel a then wakes up and notices that she used to

star 9.66
35 votes
Directors: Kazu Yokota
Writers: Takao Koyama
The Souls of the Dead! Lina's Final Decision!

#19 - The Souls of the Dead! Lina's Final Decision!

Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired Sep 20, 1996

The three of them (Lina, Sylphiel, and Zangulus) reach Phibrizzo who reveals he is holding the dead (who ever was killed in the city) as his puppets. Sylphiel then tells Lina to do a Dragon Slave, and she does. It is no match against Phibrizzo but Sylphiel does a Dragon Slave herself surprising him (and Lina.) When they think they killed him, he shows up for what seems to be their final battle. Phibrizzo manages to bring Amelia, Zelgadis and Martina to him, and proceeds to slowly kill them off (he is the death master) until she decides to do the Giga Slave spell. He starts to ""kill"" them one by one which forces her to do it. As Martina has her last breath, she tells Lina to do what she believes in (love with Gourry.) Lina does the spell and indeed lose control, and when it looks like his plan has suceeded, something happens. Lina starts to talk to Phibrizzo. The person who is actually possessing Lina reveals he is actually the Lord of Nightmares himself. He reveals when someone d

star 9.66
35 votes
Directors: Seiji Mizushima
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KEEP OUT the approaching Demon!

#20 - KEEP OUT the approaching Demon!

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 10, 2008

Zanaffar has arisen from the ashes, absorbing the bearer of the true Zanaffar armor. He is hungry for power and destroys Gioconda's mansion easily. Lina and the gang try all their standard spells but with no luck. Pokota even tries the sword of light, but it runs out. Lina and the gang retreat and rest up. Wizer reports the next morning that the city of Brokol has been leveled, and Zanaffar is growing stronger. Meanwhile, Duclis makes a deal with Zanaffar. Pokota feels he needs to take sole responsibility, and tries to leave the party, but Lina and the gang decline; they will help him instead.

star 9.66
32 votes
Writers: Jiro Takayama
The Stolen Sword of Light! The End of the Demon Dragon King!

#21 - The Stolen Sword of Light! The End of the Demon Dragon King!

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired Aug 30, 1996

Towards at the end of the last episode, Amelia is badly and is being healed by Milgasia, while the others fight Gaav off. Xellos escapes Gaav's grip, while Martina and the little boy are watching from afar. Gourry and Zelgadis tries to fight him off, but when think they are about to get killed, Amelia wakes up and stops Gaav. Gaav starts to head for Amelia, but Zelgadis jumps, taking the blow which saves her. Lina is very weak, and is now being healed by Milgasia. She is fully recovered, and fights Gaav. She uses the Laguna Blade to kill him. When they are about to celebrate, Martina notices the boy missing. All off a sudden, Gaav shows up, and they try to make a run for it. But then, the Hellmaster, shows up... who was actually the little boy in disguise. With a snap of his fingers, Gaav is instantly killed. The Hellmaster, named Phibrizzo, somewhat retreats and takes Gourry as a hostage, so that Lina follows his unknown plan to them. He tells them go to Sairaag, to save Gou

star 9.65
34 votes
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Staying Behind For the Sake of Love!

#22 - Staying Behind For the Sake of Love!

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired May 3, 1996

The group manages to search around the home, and find a hidden room in the attic. By this time, Halcyform has already been defrosted. They escape his wrath when Lina makes a whole in the ground around them. They land in a sewer like place in the home, where slugs are present. Lina gets scared and hang on to Gourry. They proceded to get transported to another place by Saygram, while Zelgadis and Amelia fight of the slugs. Then Amelia and Zelgadis manages to get kidnapped. Shortly after, Lina and Gourry runs away after being transported and end up in a lab. They see a woman laying there, and Halcyform shows up. We learn his back story, why he is doing this. He is trying to bring back the love of his life, Rubia (the woman in the box) after monsters attacked them, and he wasn't unable to save her. Amelia and Zelgadis shortly appears, wrapped up in a cococun, they fall into the pool, where they lose their energy, giving it to Rubia. Lina figures out where the pledge stone is, and

star 9.62
34 votes
Directors: Seiji Mizushima
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Sudden Cooking! Follow the Phantom Dragon!

#23 - Sudden Cooking! Follow the Phantom Dragon!

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired May 17, 1996

Lina and the gang stop by in a town offering a Dragon Course feast. The workers try to fool Lina and co., with imitations, or whale food. They notice it, and they go to the back and demand their food. The head chef tells them personally he'd get the dragon and make it himself, making Lina all excited. He offers them to go hunting for the dragon, and they accept. Basically they have trouble capturing the dragon, but they manage to. In the end, as Lina awaits her food, it is revealed that due to the dragon's poision, it will take long to cook (at least 2 months - 6 months a dish.) Rather waiting for their cuisine, Gourry, Amelia, and Zelgadis drag Lina out of the restaurant as she screams for the dragon cuisine.

star 9.62
34 votes
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No Other Choice! Set Course for Dragon Valley!

#24 - No Other Choice! Set Course for Dragon Valley!

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Aug 16, 1996

A boy tries to steal Lina's wallet, but they catch on. As punishment, Lina makes him massage her neck/back, etc. They ask him about Kahato Mountains, and he gives them a map.

star 9.62
34 votes
Directors: Shigeto Makino
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The Unexpected End? The Shocking Truth!

#25 - The Unexpected End? The Shocking Truth!

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 21, 1996

It was Alfred (Amelia's cousin) who was all along behind the whole kidnapping/kill Phil situation, only to have Kanzel and Mazenda turn and kill him-- the actual bad guys. Phil manages to get himself knocked out, while Lina and the rest are being taken by Kanzel up high in the sky (thanks to one land piece of Seyruun.) They manages to kill Mazenda, but are they strong enough to kill Kanzel?

star 9.61
36 votes
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