That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 Episode 27

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 Episode 27

Demon Lord Seducer

There’s not really all that much I want to talk about regarding this week’s episode of TenSura. I have a rough idea of the direction this review is going to head in. But it’s definitely going to be a bit less structured (if you can even call my normal reviews structured).

So let’s just start off by reviving a topic from last week, which is my “hate” of Shion. I mentioned how Shion doesn’t really serve a purpose in the country of Tempest. And even her role in the show is one that could easily be cut. She’s a weird mix of action and somewhat ecchi fan service that has no real impact.

I think Shion’s actions in this episode perfectly illustrate what I mean. What does she do? She gets drunk and causes problems. Then she holds Rimuru above her head. And finally, she follows Shuna and gets angry. What was the point of any of that? The first thing could have been cut, and the latter two could have just featured Shuna instead.

Demon Lord Milim from the anime series That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2
Demon Lord Milim

Moving on to the title of this section, I was surprised to find that King Dwargo didn’t really care that Rimuru was allied with two Demon Lords. I guess Demon Lords aren’t really that bad. Milim is one thing, but I figured that he would have been concerned about Rimuru’s alliance with Carrion.

Also, speaking of Milim, I noticed that she was referred to as the oldest Demon Lord. That was probably mentioned back in the first season, but if it was, I forgot. I do vaguely remember Milim referring to herself as the strongest of the four(?) current Demon Lords though.

I hope Milim shows up again soon. She’s honestly the best part of this series.

King Rimuru

Rimuru’s introduction to the people of Dwargon wasn’t what I expected. First of all, he remained in his slime form the entire time. Was this to reinforce the idea that Tempest is a country of monsters? Even if that’s the case, I feel like it would have made more sense to introduce him in his human form then have him transform into a slime.

Also, it seemed like the only reason Rimuru was wearing the cape and crown was to make him seem like a legitimate ruler in the eyes of the people of Dwargon. We’ve already seen the outfit he wears when he normally meets people from other nations, and it doesn’t stand out that much.

That outfit, along with King Dwargo’s advice on how to speak to his subjects and the subjects of other nations, seemed to be more for Dwargon’s sake than Tempest’s. King Dwargo acts like a real king, and so he likely wants his allies to look like legitimate rulers as well because it boosts his own image.

Rimuru Tempest from the anime series That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2
Rimuru Tempest

I was trying to think of what kind of ruler Rimuru would actually be considered because the title of king doesn’t seem right for him. Technically speaking, he is a king because he’s the sole ruler of a sovereign nation (presumably for life). But at the same time, Rimuru doesn’t exactly rule over Tempest as a king.

If I had to give him a title, something like leader or chief(tan) might be a better fit. It signifies that he’s the one in charge, but doesn’t come with the additional baggage that a term like king does. Though, perhaps later on we’ll see Rimuru develop into a true king or even emperor.

Paradise, Once More

There’s not really much to say about the latter half of the episode considering it was just fan service. Rimuru and his goblin compatriots sneak away from Shuna and Shion at night to meet up with the dwarves at Rimuru’s favorite elf hostess club.

However, there were two potentially important parts of this trip to the hostess club. Their future importance is definitely up for debate, but they’re still worth mentioning. These parts of the trip are Rimuru’s gifting of the brandy and the bartender’s comment about wanting to see a nation where everyone can live on equal terms.

If you’re not seeing how these things could be important in the future, you’re forgetting that at the end of the day, TenSura is a city-builder anime.

Elf hostess club workers from the anime series That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2
Elf hostess club workers

As Rimuru states, the reason he gave the brandy to the hostess club is so that he can learn how much he can sell it for. This is likely going to become the primary export of Tempest and will be how the country is financed. Although the actual transaction of brandy will be something behind the scenes, expect to see the results as Tempest grows.

The comment made by the bartender is also probably important. It seems to imply that she’s interested in moving to Tempest in the future. And if this is the case, it could mean that a bar will open within Tempest as her as the proprietress. And it may even evolve into a full restaurant.

Why does this matter? Because the more skilled workers Rimuru can bring into Tempest the better the nation will become. He can eventually turn it into both the economic and cultural center of the continent, which will make Tempest immensely powerful even without a standing army.

Conclusion

What do you think of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 Episode 27? Is Rimuru going to “seduce” the remaining Demon Lords, or will he have to resort to war? Would you consider Rimuru to be a king? And what kinds of laborers would you like to see Rimuru bring into the country next? Let me know in the comments.

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My review of the next episode is available here.

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