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Slayers: Super-Explosive Demon Story (Japanese: 超爆ちょうばく魔道伝まどうでんスレイヤーズ Romaji: chōbaku madouden sureiyāzu) is an eight volume manga series illustrated by Shoko Yoshinaka. The series is mostly an adaptation of the first story arc of the main novels, except for the 4th volume which is an adaptation of the second movie, Slayers Return. The anime series also seems to have influenced the manga during the later half of its run.

List of All Volumes

Volume Title Release date ISBN
01 Legend of Darkness
闇の伝説編
JPN: September 1995
US: July 9, 2002
4-04-712108-8
US: 1-58664-866-7

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Chapters list
1. The Bomber Girl Appears!
2. Guard the Golden Muscle!!
3. Breach the Impregnable Fortress!
4. The Heretics' Plot
5. Over Mountains, over Streams, the Dragon's Vale


The first chapter of the volume is an adaptation of when Lina and Gourry meet for the first time in the first novel. The rest of the chapters are original.

02 Legend of Darkness
闇の伝説編
(US: Legacy of the Dragon God)
JPN: April 1996
US: December 15, 2002
4-04-712118-5
US: 1-58664-867-5

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Chapters list
6. Secrets of Orihalcon
7. Enigmatic Treasures...?
8. Stone of the Sages
9. A New Enemy?
10. Lina in a Pinch
11. Rezo, the Legendary Sage


The first chapter of the volume is original, the rest adapts the first half of the first novel.

03 Legend of Darkness
闇の伝説編
(US: Red Priest)
JPN: July 1996
US: December 3, 2003
4-04-712120-7
US: 1-58664-913-2

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Chapters list
12. The Man Behind the Curtain
13. Zelgadis's Past
14. Rezo's Wrath
15. Rezo's Eyes
16. Reviving a Demon!? What next?


This volume adapts the second half of the first novel.

04 Return JPN: April 1997
US: February 4, 2004
4-04-712132-0
US: 1-58664-914-0

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Chapters list
She's on a Roll!!
Make Way for Tsine, the Evil Organization!
The Legendary Magical Monster!!
Galef's Ambitions



This volume adapts the second movie with a bonus chapter at the end that tells the backstory of Galef.

05 The Ghost City
死霊都市編
(US: City of Lost Souls)
JPN: July 1997
US: June 2, 2004
4-04-712135-5
US: 1-58664-915-9

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Chapters list
17. A Gourry Calamity
18. Mystery of the Homunculi
19. Suspects Again
20. Reviving Rezo
21. The Black Wave
22. The Truth of Darkness
23. Destination of Souls


This volume adapts the third novel.

06 Silver White Magical Beast
白銀の魔獣編
(US: Lina the Teenage Sorceress)
JPN: August 1998
US: September 15, 2004
4-04-712166-5
US: 1-58664-930-2

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Chapters list
24. Destination: Hot Spring!!
25. The Oracle's Location
26. Dimensional Commandment Investigation Part 1
27. Commandment Investigation Part 2
28. The Night before the Battle
29. Battle with the Xanasphar


This volume adapts the fifth novel.

07 The Claire Bible
異界黙示録編
JPN: December 2000
US: December 1, 2004
4-04-712250-5
US: 1-58664-937-X

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Chapters list
30. She's Back! The Brilliant Ravishing Sorceress, Lina!!
31. The Demons Return
32. Approach of the Demon Shadow
33. Friends and Demons
34. The Claire Bible
35. The Chaos Dragon Appears
36. Yikes! Hellmaster!


This volume adapts the seventh novel and the first chapter is similar to episode 17 of Slayers NEXT.

08 King of the Ghost City
死霊都市の王編
JPN: September 2001 4-04-712276-9

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Chapters list
37. Resuming
38. Enemy: Gourry!
39. Lina's Resolve
40. Sairaag, City of Death
41. Hellmaster's Game
42. The Lord of Nightmare's Power
Final Chapter. Lina's Return! The Grand Finale
Super Extra Chapter. Summer!!


This volume adapts the eighth novel with a bonus chapter at the end.

Trivia

  • The first seven volumes of Slayers: Super Explosive Demon Story were translated into English by CPM Manga between 2002 and 2004. The eighth volume, "King of the Ghost City," was scheduled to be released in English in 2005, but the release was cancelled, along with several other titles by CPM Manga.
  • This series is usually confused to be an adaptation of the two first seasons of the TV series. However, while the influence is indeed traceable, the manga actually follows the novels a lot more closely than the anime.
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