If you’re as old as me, you’d probably remember Lina Inverse and friends from the classic anime, Slayers. Now, the author behind the original light novels, Hajime Kanzaka, and he’s continuing the classic series’ story with Part III.
According to Fantasia Bunko’s Twitter account, Kanzaka just release the first chapter of Part III inside the pages of the July issue of Fujimi Shobo’s Dragon Magazine, which hits the stands today. It will continue the story of Lina Inverse and her friends. Here’s how MAL describes its story:
Powerful, avaricious sorceress Lina Inverse travels around the world, stealing treasures from bandits who cross her path. Her latest victims, a band of thieves, wait in ambush in a forest, thirsting for revenge. When Lina is about to effortlessly pummel her would-be attackers, the swordsman Gourry Gabriev suddenly announces his presence. Assuming Lina to be a damsel in distress, the foolish yet magnanimous man confronts the brigands in order to rescue her. After defeating them posthaste, the oblivious cavalier decides to escort Lina to Atlas City. Though not very keen on this idea, she ends up accepting his offer.
However, without realizing it, Lina has chanced upon a mighty magical item among her most recent spoils. Now two mysterious men are hunting the young magician and her self-proclaimed guardian to obtain this powerful object for apparently nefarious purposes. This way they begin their adventure, one where the fate of the world itself may be at stake.
Part I contained the light novels’ first eight volumes, while Part II contained volumes 8-15. The first part was released completely in the 90’s, while the second part ended in the early 2000’s. Part III kicked off last October with a special Vol 16 release, and Kanzaka is continuing it with this new serialisation.