Studio/Creator: JC Staff/ Hajime Kanzaka and Rui Araizumi.
No of Episodes: 13
Suggested Age: 13+
My Rating: 8/10
Summary: Lina’s met a new character, a critter named Poqota, a stuffed animal possessed by a prince. While he may be lacking in size, he certainly isn’t lacking in power, as he can even perform the Dragon Slave. To make things worse, she’s now guilty of the crime of simply being Lina Inverse!
Review: This was an okay season. Poqota was a pretty fun addition to the cast and I loved the humorous clashes between him and Lina. The addition of her being hunted for all the destruction she caused fighting the bad guys got on my nerves real fast though. I felt that it padded down things too much and could have been avoided. I also didn’t like the fact that they recycled a villain from the first season, rather than keeping the tradition of new villain each season.
Sub/Dub: I need to mention something about the history of Slayers. Originally, Slayers was licensed to CPM. When CPM went bankrupt, FUNimation took over the license, just in time for two new seasons to arrive. This means now there is a new company involved. They re-released the original 3 seasons, and then went to work on the final two. They were able to reunite most of the original voice actors, so it was great to hear Crispin Freeman, Veronica Taylor, Lisa Ortiz, and everyone else I enjoyed from before. However, there is a new voice actor for Xellos, Michael Sinterniklaas, who some of you may know from his roles in Kappa Mikey (Mikey), Venture Brothers (Dean Venture), and Monster (Jan Suk). I was unable to watch any of the dubbed episodes featuring Xellos, so I don’t know if his voice is as good as David Moo’s. According to my research, FUNimation had heard that there were some complaints from fans of the sub that David Moo’s voice for Xellos was too obnoxious. I disagree with that one. I found David Moo’s portrayal excellent and it fit the character, giving him just the right amount of slime.
Music/Score: Great as always. Megumi Hayashibara’s songs are definitely excellent. It’s not as good as the opening for the second season (my favorite so far), but I enjoyed both songs.
Violence: (3/10) Same as before.
Sexuality: (3/10)–Poqota uses breast jokes to get Lina upset and throw her off during battles.
Religion: (3/10)–Magic is used constantly.
Related Media: This is based on the light novels by Hajime Kanzaka and Rui Araizumi. There are five series in all, and a few movies. This is the fourth series.