Ok I don’t care if this pisses Slayers/JC Staff fanboys off but THIS HAS GOT TO BE SAID. YOU CANNOT MAKE AN ANIME ON NOSTALGIA ALONE.
Bringing back every villain in the opening isn’t going to make me like this show any better. Bringing back an annoying big breasted whore is going to make me hate this show even more. Do you know what the plot of this show is? There isn’t one. And the one that’s there is merely an excuse for them to animate more sequences of Lina casting Dragon Slave on a piece of armor that acts like some abandoned princess. You know I was a big fan of Slayers BACK IN THE DAY, but trying to use the same old crap to “rekindle” my fandom is not working. Maybe for this guy it’s working, but it’s not working here. The times have changed, if you want people to enjoy Slayers, you have to try to adapt to the “new anime trends”. You can’t just dig up a grave and hope to find a living thing inside, instead of a rotting dead body.
The worst part about this whole thing is they’re making this like “2nd season” when EVERYBODY knows that every Slayers season ever was 26 episodes and that it’s really obvious that this was a continuation (read: NOT A SEQUEL) of “Season 1. ” Aggh it’s so aggravating. All the other Slayers series had new enemies, new everything, and this feels like a rehash of every freaking thing, including Xellos’ BGM theme used when he’s not even in the episode ε=ε=ε=(#`・д・)/ コラァー!! Also adding a Digimon clone was a big mistake since the first episode of season 1. Couldn’t they have put him into another form!? And damn giving him Blackstar’s voice actor was a finishing touch to the horrendous directing decisions. Congradulations JC Staff, even without huge titties and flat chested angry lolis, you still manage to jump on the failboat every time. Why don’t you go join GONZO over there, I think they may need some company.