Slayers Special (Japanese: スレイヤーズ すぺしゃる Romaji: sureiyāzu supesharu) is a series of 30 novels written by Hajime Kanzaka and illustrated by Rui Araizumi. Each volume consists of one-shot stories (sometimes, 2-chapters stories) about a pre-Slayers Lina Inverse and Naga the Serpent. From its 31th volume, the title changed to Slayers Smash.
Novels #1 to #8 contain five conclusive episodes, previously published in the Monthly Dragon Magazine, while novels #9 to #30 contain three 2-chapters episodes. Besides, except novel #8, all other novels have another conclusive episode, written specifically for each novel. This last episode is subtitled as Slayers Excellent (novels #1 to #7) and as Slayers Superior (novels #9 to #30).
Moreover, there are three special chapters (subtitled as "Slayers Gaiden" in the novels, but known as "spin-off"), starring three well known characters in adventures of their own: Amelia (novel #13), Zelgadiss (novel #18) and Gourry (novel #21).
Finally, four of the episodes published in the Dragon Magazine were first published as four mini-bunko format novels, called Slayers Delicious, before being included in the Slayers Special volumes.
A four volume manga also called Slayers Special was published, its chapters loosely based in some novels episodes.
|01||The Prince of Saillune
|04||Plot of the Sorcerer's Guild
|05||Fight! Our High Priest
|07||Good Luck, Necromancer
|10||Being a Goddess of Destruction is Hard
|11||Violent Race! Stagecoach
|12||The Maid Might Witness It
|13||Respect is Depressing
|17||Small, Strong Melody
|18||Dispute About the Succession of the Ranger
|21||Thy Name is Sweet Potato
|22||G Hunter Folkus
|23||Break of Destiny
|24||Threat of the Underground Kingdom
|25||Encouragement of Chivalry
|27||Stamp to Kill
|29||Magical Old Woman Princia
|30||The Silver Bullet