The Slayers (Japan 1995)

Rating: **

An engaging, light-hearted, tongue-in-cheek sword and sorcery TV series featuring a cute and spunky sorceress (played with exuberent flair by "Nuku Nuku" (1992) voice actress Megumi Hayashibara), and the vain and dimwitted swordsman that accompanies her. The animation is average and the character design for Lina Inverse is very cute. She aptly describes herself as having big wide eyes and a young and petite body. Full of sight gags, verbal humor (which obviously loses its full impact in translation), magic, monsters, and fighting, this is a fun little series to follow.