Slayers Watch Order Guide

Slayers is one of the preeminent action-adventure fantasy series of the 90s, considered as a classic among the anime of that time. In terms of design, humor, and storytelling, Slayers steadily become a name known for being a series unique to its genre and became quite popular among viewers.

The setup of the Slayers is meant to be silly and doesn’t take itself too seriously, favoring episodic stories while leaning heavily into the comedic outcome. While the fantasy mechanics and its world are nothing new nowadays, in the 90s, Slayers completely shuffles the fantasy/adventure deck with those elements.

For the fans of the 90s anime, Slayers is a diamond in the rough amongst the horde of mediocre titles. If you plan to watch Slayers anime, then watch it according to this order.

Slayers Watch Order:

01. Slayers

Slayers

Alternate Title: The Slayers
Episodes: 26
Buy/Stream On: Funimation

Note: Slayers, Slayers Next, Slayers Try, Slayers Revolution, and Slayers Evolution-R are part of the main storyline. Slayers Premium is a side story that takes place after Slayers Next.

02. Slayers Next

Slayers Next

Alternate Title: The Slayers Next
Episodes: 26
Buy/Stream On: Funimation

03. Slayers Premium

Slayers Premium

Alternate Title: None
Episodes: 1 (Movie)
Buy/Stream On: Unknown

04. Slayers Try

Slayers Try

Alternate Title: The Slayers Try
Episodes: 26
Buy/Stream On: Funimation

05. Slayers Revolution

Slayers Revolution

Alternate Title: The Slayers Revolution
Episodes: 13
Buy/Stream On: Funimation

06. Slayers Evolution-R

Slayers Evolution-R

Alternate Title: The Slayers Evolution-R
Episodes: 13
Buy/Stream On: Funimation

07. Slayers Excellent

Slayers Excellent

Alternate Title: None
Episodes: 3 (29 min. OVA)
Buy/Stream On: Unknown

Note: Slayers Excellent, Slayers: The Book of Spells, Slayers: The Motion Picture, Slayers Return, Slayers Great, and Slayers Gorgeous are a prequel to the main Slayers storyline. They are completely optional to watch and can be watched after or before the main story.

08. Slayers: The Book of Spells

Slayers: The Book of Spells

Alternate Title: Slayers Special
Episodes: 3 (29 min. OVA)
Buy/Stream On: Unknown

09. Slayers: The Motion Picture

Slayers: The Motion Picture

Alternate Title: None
Episodes: 1 (Movie)
Buy/Stream On: Unknown

10. Slayers Return

Slayers Return

Alternate Title: None
Episodes: 1 (Movie)
Buy/Stream On: Unknown

11. Slayers Great

Slayers Great

Alternate Title: None
Episodes: 1 (Movie)
Buy/Stream On: Unknown

12. Slayers Gorgeous

Slayers Gorgeous

Alternate Title: None
Episodes: 1 (Movie)
Buy/Stream On: Unknown


Slayers is an action fantasy light novel series written by Hajime Kanzaka and illustrated by Rui Araizumi. The light novel has been adapted into several anime and manga series.

Synopsis: Lina Inverse is a powerful sorceress obsessed with wealth and treasure and loves to steal from bandits. Her only goal is to search for treasure while travelling around the world. She usually steals from anyone she meets in her journey. One day, one of her victims tried to get back to her for stealing from them by hiding in a forest to ambush her.

As she was about to beat them for taking revenge on her, Gourry Gabriev, a swordsman, suddenly arrives to save her from bandits, thinking she was in danger. After defeating her attackers, he decides to escort Lina to Atlas City, which she reluctantly accepted. However, two mysterious men are now after them to get hold of a powerful object that Lina stole from someone.

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