Naga the White Serpent Armor?

Posted by Neko Kyou in Slayers on March 20th, 2009

I finally managed to watch Slayers Evolution-R yesterday and about halfway through the first episode, Lina and co. met up with a singing armor. And the moment the armor started to laugh, it made me sit up straight in excitement.

It was pretty unmistakenable, only one person would laugh like that in the Slayers universe (and I only know one other who has a similar laugh from another series), that annoying “Ohohoho~” could only mean one thing – Naga the White Serpent has finally made an appearance in a Slayers series!

Or so I thought.

I mean, just compare the two images below!

Nama, Living Armor

Naga the White Serpent

I wish I could capture the laughter and put it up here as well…

That annoying living armor has definitely got to be Naga. She even managed to trigger Lina’s reflexes to hate her with a passion, especially that laugh and pose. There were other blatant clues as well, such as the glove and her silhouette during her brief memory flashback, her ice magic, her curious attraction to coins and she knew how to use the Pacifist Crush, a move unique to the Saillune royal family.

It was really a let down that we never did get to see Naga in her full boobs glory, since they only showed a laughing box after “Nama” was released from the armor back to her original body. Which makes me wonder, would she remember her encounter as Nama the armor?

It’s also sad that Amelia did not recognize her own sister. For those who still doesn’t know, Naga is Amelia’s eldest sister. But apparently, both are oblivious to the other’s existence and Amelia didn’t even question how Nama could do the Pacifist Crush. At least that’s what it seems like…

There are still a few episodes left in Evolution-R, but I really doubt that Naga will make a full appearance or even mentioned anymore. Naga was one of the more interesting characters in Slayers and probably the greatest expert in the arts of annoying Lina.

I want Naga back :(

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Xellos Lies

Posted by Neko Kyou in Slayers on August 5th, 2008

You Don't Mess With The Xellos

Xellos wasn’t too happy that he’s Lina’s useful item #4 and not #1.

Xellos is probably up to his usual tricks again. The fact that Xellos actually starts out on the enemy’s side this time is quite an interesting twist, but it’s obvious that will not be the case for long. It’s hard to imagine that he will go against Lina since he’s been shown to be rather fond of Lina’s company.

I’m just guessing he’s just waiting for the Zanafar armor to be completed and then steal it before joining back up with Lina and Co. There was no reason for Xellos to have helped Lina to find Pokota’s birthplace unless he wanted her to go after Gioconda (who I thought was a he, not a she). Knowing Xellos, he’s probably just going to stall Lina until the armor is complete and let her finish the job for him.

When Pokota went on and on about a great wizard who “saved” Taforashia it was already hinting that the wizard was someone Lina and Co. would be familiar with. I knew there was only one person who would have fit the description, the Red Priest Rezo, and I was right~ *smirks*

I’m really curious as to what this means, though. If the seal that put everyone to sleep was cast by Rezo, it should have been broken when Lina destroyed him back in season 1. It’s possible that Rezo might be alive somewhere (very unlikely) or another fragment of Shabranigdo is holding the spell up.

One of the attraction of Slayers Revolution for a fan like me is the semi-predictability of the plot. From Lina abusing the Dragon Slave, Gourry’s forgetfulness, Amelia’s *shudder* justice speeches, Zelgadis’s hunt for a cure that never gets anywhere and Xellos’s appearance being tied with the villain’s appearance. Not many other series can do this without making it feel extremely repetitive and boring.

Combined with the unpredictable twists that follows, it creats a “Yes! I knew it” followed by a “Damn, I didn’t expect that, but wow!” flow that makes Slayers one of the greatest series ever.

Zelgadis Special Attack: Hair Spears

This reminds me Sun Wukong from the Journey to the West.

Looks like there won’t be any screen time for Xellos in the next episode, which is really a bummer. It was just getting to the good part.

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Next up, Xellos!

Posted by Neko Kyou in Slayers on July 31st, 2008

Xellos is back~

This post is almost a week late, but no matter, because in about 2 more days we’ll finally get to see Xellos making his appearance. Based on past experiences, Xellos showing up would mean that we’ll finally get to know which Dard Lord/Evil Dragon is threatening to destroy the world and only Lina could help stop him.

Pokota actually looks cute this way XD

Pokota looks cuter this way, don’t you think? XD

Pokota seems to be on a secret mission to destroy the mage-tanks or else something bad is going to happen. But honestly, why are those things such a threat, especially when Lina could just easily Dragon Slave everything to dust without breaking a sweat. Thus, my conclusion is that the mage-tanks don’t really play that big a role in whoever the new villain is and that these tanks will soon be turned into useless cannon fodders.

DIE AMELIA~

This screenshot is just so painful to my eyes…

I don’t think there’s any other “good guys” around that I would like to see dead other than Amelia. She was annoying back when she was first introduced, she continued to be annoying throughout the series until Slayers Try, and she’s still one annoying girl here in Revolution.

When Amelia was confirmed to be in Slayers Revolution, I cringed instinctively, though I didn’t really know why. Hey, it had been a loooong, long time since I last watched Slayers. But now I remembered why I cringed that day. Someone needs to kill Amelia.

Zelgadis gone mad?

Zelgadis gone mad!

Also, was Zelgadis this crazy and so easily manipulated last time? I remembered him to be calm and cool, or did he spent too much time around Lina and Amelia and they drove him insane?

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It’s just so Gourry

Posted by Neko Kyou in Slayers on July 21st, 2008

Slayers Revolution: Gourry & Jirou

This reminds me of Kawachi playing with his crab bread in Yakitate…

Gourry Gourry Gourry.

When Lina threw him to the jellyfish, I knew 1 of 2 things is going to happen. He would either come back friends with the gelatin blob or he would re-appear to save the day while having his fill of grilled jelly tentacles.

Lo’ and behold! He came back with a new friend called Jirou.

But I am lost about one thing right now. After last episode, I was half-convinced that Detective Gumshoe Inspector Wiser was the person who stole the design of the digimon’s Pokota’s mage-tanks. Now it seems like he might not be a bad person after all and is a lot more cunning that he looks.

Nothing extraordinary have happened so far, but watching new episodes of Slayers just makes me feel good. Then again, maybe it just looks like nothing extraordinary is happening exactly because we’re so used to Lina & Co.’s antiques.

Jirou Licks!

What surprises me is that Zel isn’t even trying to escape… or maybe he just can’t?

Things are still looking rather vague at the moment, we still haven’t got a clue as to which evil dark lord/dragon servant is trying to bring chaos and destruction to the world yet. We’ll probably only find out when Xellos makes his appearance, which I hope is soon. He’s only the most interesting character in Slayers after Lina XD

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