Slayers/Heartwarming

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  • The last episode of Slayers Next, when Gourry risks his life to save Lina by leaping right into the big ball of chaotic doom that will destroy her, demanding that the god of the Slayers universe give her back. It's made all the sweeter when, after Gourry seems to have lost hope, Lina is recreated and they share their first real kiss.
    • It's made particularly sweet because of Gourry's poignant words in the previous minutes, as he floats through the Sea of Chaos to catch up with her. "Maybe you're stubborn and sort of perverse. Maybe you trick people with your charm. Maybe you look down on anyone who's weaker than you, but I... But I need you! LINA! DON'T LEAVE ME!"
    • While all of the season finales' ending songs qualify to some degree, the credits sequence for Slayers Try really hits squarely. Scenes of Filia dedicating herself to the redemption of both her race and Val by raising him as her son in a quaint antique shop, Amelia momentarily halting her work to gaze wistfully out her palace window, faraway questing Zelgadiss as he sips from a canteen with Amelia's keepsake tied around it, and Lina together with Gouury play out, all as Filia's VA sings the beautiful Somewhere.
  • When he started writing the light novels, Hajime Kanzaka stated that the series would be strictly No Hugging, No Kissing. He later changed his mind, saying that he meant to keep romance out of it, but Lina and Gourry fell in love on their own.