Slayers NEXT

I finished watching another animé series on my smartphone: Slayers NEXT. It’s the second season of the Slayers series first released back in April 1996.

This installment has improved from the first season in that there is a more solid character identity and better story development. In this series, Lina Inverse exposes her vulnerable side, courtesy of discovering how she feels for her traveling companion, Gourry Gabriev. We also see a developing romantic angle between Zelgadis Greywords and Amelia Wil Tesla Seyruun, although theirs is not explored in-depth.

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The Slayers

I just love my new phone/smartphone, Erin; she can take great-looking photos, record HD videos, be an mp3 player, and be a video player processing common video codecs (like mp4, DivX/Xvid, and MKV) on a magnificently vivid screen. This last feature is of high significance to me because I am able to enjoy my favorite films and series.

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Now the first series that I recently completed watching on my smartphone was The Slayers. It’s a 26-episode animé categorized into the sword-and-sorcery genre. One of the most popular animé series of the 1990s, it tells the story of Lina Inverse—a powerful sorceress—traveling through lands with her companions. In their travels, Lina and her friends battle gangs of bandits, evil sorcerers, individuals plotting to rule or destroy the world, demons, and dark lords.

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