More than ten years since Try ended comes Revolution, a new adventure for Lina Inverse and her band of Slayers. The entire team is back in action including Gourry, Zelgadis, Amelia, Xellos and a few others who appear down the road. The season starts with, what else, Lina punishing baddies not for justice but for treasure, in an effort to satiate her bottomless hunger.
With Gourry in tow she quickly runs into Zelgadis & Amelia who introduce the new character of Mr. Wizer, an overconfident police inspector. He not only becomes instant trouble for Lina but also a running gag through the next few episodes as he continually fails to incarcerate her and ends up crispy at the end of a fireball. Any fan of previous seasons will feel right at home with the over-the-top comedy and magic-packed action sequences.
Another new character, Pokota, a cute miniature-sized creature makes his presence known early as he steals Lina's thunder (or should I say Dragon Slave?) and leads us down a trail to the main conflict. The relationship between these two newbies and Lina is like a cheese grater to the skin as they drive her absolutely batshit crazy.
All of the original music cues return and voice actor/singer Megumi Hayashibara pulls double duty once again performing the opening and closing sequence songs beautifully. On more than a few occasions I had these stuck in my head. The story ends as it usually does in a big, fat life-threatening battle against some unstoppable beastie, but when all the dust clears it's obvious things aren't exactly resolved. But if the hinted-at resurrection of a certain blind priest tells the Slayers fan anything, it's that Lina and the gang are in for a wild ride in the next season: Evolution-R.
Available in a 2-disc Blu-Ray set & a DVD/Blu-Ray combo which also includes season 5.
3.5 brains cells Gourry desperately clings to out of 5