Slayers Revolution

So it turns out Slayers is getting remade. ‘Slayers Revolution’ is the title of the new series, and from what I’ve heard despite the title, it’s a remake of the first season, or part of it?
I’m not sure yet. I haven’t watched past the opening sequence. This is the translation by Static Subs & Eclipse.

Thus far!

Lina’s still wanted; the very beginning, complete with vintage Lina-narration, is a wanted poster.

There’s a globe (or… the world) and a map in the intro sequence. There’s a scribbled handwritten name at the top that looks like ‘Saillne’, or ‘Saillune’. That should seem familiar if you read it out; the last two or three letters are next to illegible, but that’s what it seems to say to me. Other names I read on there: ‘Maben’, ‘Bohgo’ or ‘Bongo’, and ‘Lats’. I should go peer at KanazakaDex and see if those are even close to places from the original series.

Lina and Gourry look very much like their original incarnations. When I’m looking at them, it just seems like a much cleaner, neater version (quality-wise) of the original designs. Maybe Gourry looks a little taller, but that tended to vary slightly (like his… personality) for comedic effect.

(Minor?) Difference! Xelloss turns up in the opening; he didn’t appear until later on in the original series, so… maybe I heard wrong. His hair looks like it’s been cut a little shorter than originally, but otherwise the same.

Um… some waitress or maid, a grey tiger-man with an axe, someone who looks like Kefka crossed with Madoi Iroaya from Rockman.exe, with a fan…

An eclipse in front of a green sun. Images of that flashed earlier on when we had a shot of Lina’s face, so it’s probably significant somehow.

Lina posing dramatically in the wind… looks very much like she originally did, flat chest and all. Big earrings, too.

THEN there’s this weird lime-green rabbit-thing doll-thing with a zip up it’s front. Think Popka or Klonoa from Klonoa, apply body paint. Decapitate them (eww), replace their head with one of those odd-haired Troll things that were the craze for desk ornamentation in the early 90s, and give them a red cape. THAT is that thing.

Lina casting a spell… then Amelia sliding or flying towards the screen. Yay, justice for all. Zelgadis, too; posing dramatically rather than doing the Amelia thing or being perky at Lina. Those two look pretty close to the original designs, too.

Lina plus balls of fire… which may or may not be fireball, probably doesn’t matter as this is an intro sequence. The green Popka Troll doll-thing with more fireballs. Some ninja attacking Gourry.

More spellcasting. Xelloss, and him opening his eyes. Orbital strike (Dragon Slave?) on what looks to be the temple Lina and team were in earlier.

Smiles and victory V’s (yeah, must have been Dragon Slave…) from major characters and that green Popka Troll thing. I hope that’s not going to be a main character.
Shot of Lina, Gourry, Amelia (HEROIC POSE on a rock!) and Zelgadis standing with a runed circle (one that appeared earlier) drawn in the sky behind them.

Sword of Light.


Oooookay, I’m going to watch the first episode or two now. Pausing and typing every second or two isn’t a good way to watch things the first time around, not if you want to WATCH them.