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So I herd Slayers was getting a new season and some kind of special bonus ova or whatever.
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So they say.

Things have changed since 1996, though. Art styles, trends in writings. Will it work?
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>>10078335
Unlikely.
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Isn't there something floating around about the plot? Something to do with a land where there is no holy magic.
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Wasn't this said over 2yrs ago?
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http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-02-27/new-slayers-tv-anime-series-in-the-works
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>>10078355
There is generally no holy magic in the Slayer's world.
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>>10078361
No this is actually recent.

>>10078355
I've no idea myself but from what I've read Kanzaka had an anime only story in mind. I don't know how I feel about that considering there is a good amount of material left to fill at least a 4th season from his light novels.
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>>10078335
I don't know ... I've always had a thing for Araizumi's designs. Shoko Yoshinaka's designs were nice too ... they had a cuter overall look to them.

I think it could work but that is also just me being hopeful. I enjoyed the hell out of the first three seasons and now I'm stoked that there's going to be a 4th now.
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>>10078352

Sad but probably true.
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The world in which all Slayers takes place) except for Try which is anime-only filler) is on the Demon Penninsula which is a land that has no holy magic at all, as the power of the Dragon Kiongs are being locked out by the Mazoku barrier. Following the destruction of the Deathmaster, the barrier has weakened to the point that the barrier can now be crossed by humans (Lina and crew travel to another continent in Try)-- but holy magic is still locked out. Any "holy" type magic you see in the first two series is actually White Magic, a form of elemental shamanism that humans developed to make up for the loss of Holy stuff.
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>>10078453 Kings, Hellmaster
fix'd and if I'm not mistaken White magic is its own class its not a facet of shamanism.
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>>10078453
Shamanism comes from the astral plane, white magic uses the user's own innate magical force, black magic comes from higher mazoku.
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>>10078453
Try was meh ... I was hoping they'd go after Luke and Dynast in that season but NOOOOOO. hurrr this is a tie in series with LOST UNIVERSE the biggest let down EVER.
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lol, tie in with lost universe? blond amelia and lina and gourry's kid should be the sidekick characters.
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Black magic...there's a big difference between standard black magic, which is basically just elemental magic calling out some destructive effect, and real black magic which is channeling power from a Mazoku.

Shamanistic magic is elemental magic. Astral magic is manipulation of magic in the astral plane. All forms of magic require concentration and willpower -- Black and Chaos magic furthermore requires some level of empathy with the entity the spell is trying to gain power from. Holy magic is probably the same.
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>>10078517
Did you even watch Try? Almost the entire last half of Try was a tie in to Lost Universe. The names of the five dark star weapons became lost ships. Dark Star was still Dark Star, Vorfeed became Sword Breaker. The series was replete with slayers references. They even took part of the rote in the Giga Slave and stuck it right in there. Fucking Rail just KNEW it. GOOD THAT SERIES SUCKED!
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This is probably some kind of test-phase for Slayers, to see if it'll still catch the fans and PROFIT.

If the anime-original fails, we probably won't be seeing any novel-adaptions.
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>>10078552
I'll make those nips fucking watch it and subsequently purchase the dvds just so they can go back to the novels. FUCK what is wrong with them not using that material?! I want to see Gourry get the Blast Sword!
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I didnt mind try >_>
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>>10078641
Then you're a bad person. I had to suspend my belief just a tad bit. That Xelloss would deign to work with Philia willingly to save the planet is bullshit.

I can see his reasoning though. If the world is to be destroyed it should be by US and not that douche ... but that sounded like a cop out and just shitty writing.
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