Thu 28 Feb 2008
ZOMGWTFBBQ THE ANIME THAT GOT ME INTO ANIME IS COMING BACK.
I was so excited I typo’d several times just making the above statement.
Why the excitement?
Slayers was THE anime that got me into anime. After getting some gateway drugs from Toonami, watching just three episodes of Slayers Next cemented me into anime fanboyism. Seeing it coming back as another 26 episode series is like seeing my childhood (even if it was freshman year of high school) returning.
I HAVE AN ANIME TO LOOK FORWARD TO.
I’m KINDA upset that it’s a continuation as an anime-original story and not a revival, seeing as recently I’ve read the first eight novels and found them to be dramatically better than the first two seasons of the anime, which were semi-adaptations with some rearranged story elements and added characters. However, the third season was also anime-original, and in some ways it has some of the best plotlines of the anime series, and my personal favorite Slayers nemesis, Valgaav.
While they don’t say that the story will or won’t feature Lina, I think it’s damn stupid to assume that they would make a Slayers story that doesn’t feature the most awesome anime female ever. Lina IS Slayers, after all.