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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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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 Episode 26

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 Episode 26

Trade with the Animal Kingdom

As per usual when it comes to TenSura, I didn’t think that episode 26 was all that interesting. I liked learning about Demon Lord Carrion’s domain, but it’s not like we’ve actually seen it ourselves. We got a single shot of some farms and other than that everything was described to us.

But even so, let’s go over what we learned. According to both those who are from Carrion’s land and those who have visited it, the best part of the country is the agriculture. Albis tells Rimuru about the quality of the fruit there, and Rigur tells him of the sprawling farmlands.

However, we also get the idea that not much is really done with these fruits. Albis and Suphia don’t brag about the quality of the booze made from them, so it must not be as good as what’s made in Tempest despite the quality of the ingredients.

Albis talking about fruit from the anime series That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2
Albis talking about fruit

Going along with this, we’re told that all of the wealth in the country is centralized within Carrion’s mansion. Other than him, everyone else in the country lives in relatively small or run-down buildings. With this in mind, it’s very possible that the country simply doesn’t have the infrastructure to mass-produce anything, let alone alcohol, in the same way Tempest can.

While I expect Rimuru to send further delegations to Eurazania in order to help improve the conditions of their country, I don’t think Eurazania is ever going to reach the same level as Tempest. Rather, Eurazania is going to continue to be a raw goods producer while Tempest is going to manufacture those goods into more profitable products for trade.

Also, considering Tempest doesn’t exactly have a full military of its own — just a few skilled fighters — it’s probable that Eurazania will take on this role.

Keeping the Ogres in Sight

Now that I’ve gotten the one thing I wanted to write about regarding this episode out of the way, let’s move onto some other random topics. Obviously Ranga and Rigur are some of Rimuru’s closest allies. But the ones who are closest of all to Rimuru are the ogres.

With this in mind, you would expect that the ogres can be relied on to do just about everything Rimuru needs. But as we saw multiple times in this episode, that’s not quite the case. Shuna is reliable, but that’s mainly because she’s a princess so she knows the correct way to act.

Hakurou and Souei are also fairly reliable, but they’re also not around all that much. Hakurou is just always out in the forest training himself and others. And Souei keeps out of sight unless he thinks Rimuru is in imminent danger. So while they may be reliable, I wouldn’t exactly say Rimuru relies on them for much outside of their respective expertises.

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

Benimaru and Shion are the two who seem trustworthy but really aren’t. Sure, Benimaru is probably the strongest person in Tempest aside from Rimuru himself. But at the same time, all he really thinks about is fighting strong opponents — like any anime swordsman worth his salt.

Shion is the one who’s behavior I find to be the least redeemable. Yes, she’s pretty strong just like Benimaru. But she’s not the leader of Tempest’s military. She doesn’t even seem to have a real position within the country. Her role is solely to carry Rimuru around, which is something Shuna is capable of doing.

You could argue that Shion is Rimuru’s bodyguard, but even that doesn’t add up. That’s Souei’s job. And in reality, Rimuru is stronger than both of them combined. So it’s not like he needs a bodyguard to begin with. All Shion really does is get angry and cause messes that Rimuru needs to clean up.

He even had to take Shion with him to Dwargon solely because he couldn’t leave her in Tempest without him there to babysit her.

Vacationing in Dwargon

Rimuru and his vassals only just arrived in Dwargon at the end of the episode. But I need more to write about anyway, so let’s talk about it.

I don’t actually remember too much about Rimuru’s relationship with King Dwargo from the first season. But I do remember that Dwargo is an old friend of Rimuru’s main craftsman. And I’m pretty sure that he also came to Rimuru’s aid in the battle against Charybdis.

With that said, I’m pretty sure that Tempest and Dwargon are more like conditional allies than anything else. Okay, you might be saying that all alliances are conditional. But think about Tempest’s alliance with Eurazania. There’s not really an agreement there. Both sides have simply acknowledged that they’ll be allied with the other.

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

If I’m remembering this correctly, King Dwargo is a bit wary of Tempest. After all, Tempest is a nation of monsters and could easily become a threat to the other nearby countries. Dwargon is allied with Tempest, but only so long as they remain a relatively peaceful nation.

Let’s say that Rimuru decides to invade and annex the territory of another sovereign state. I don’t see Dwargon standing by and allowing that to happen. Even if Tempest isn’t directly attacking Dwargon, that would be a huge red flag.

With all of that in mind, how do you think King Dwargo is going to take Tempest allying with Eurazania? Eurazania is a Demon Lord’s territory, which is to say it’s an enemy of the “free world.” Will Rimuru have to choose between the two? And if so, which will he side with?

Conclusion

What do you think of TenSura Season 2 episode 26? Do you think Rimuru will travel to Eurazania within this season? Which ogre do you think is the best and worst? And what do you expect to come of Rimuru’s visit to Dwargon? Let me know in the comments.

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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 Episode 25

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 Episode 25

Rimuru’s Busy Life

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime is back with a second season, and for some reason, I decided to review it on a weekly basis once again. If you’re familiar with my review(s) of the first season, you’ll know that I’m not exactly the biggest fan of this series. I gave the first season a 5/10, after all.

And I have to say, after watching episode 25, the second season seems like it’s going to be more of the same. It still has generic art, the animation is pretty standard, and the plot isn’t anything special either. Not that I was expecting any of those things to change, but they’re worth noting.

I actually think the new OP for the series does a great job at showcasing what it is: Absolutely generic in every way. You could slap this OP at the start of just about any fantasy anime and it would fit. It includes every trope in the book in terms of OP shots.

Rimuru wearing samurai armor (also Shion and Shuna) from the anime series That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2
Rimuru wearing samurai armor (also Shion and Shuna)

But, I do have one good* thing to say about the OP. It actually reminded me more about the first season than the minute-and-a-half-long slideshow of a recap we got. That recap didn’t remind me of anything I didn’t already know. The OP at least reminded me of the existence of characters I had forgotten.

Anyway, in this episode, we saw Rimuru leave the school he was teaching at behind. It’s time for him to go back to the forest and lead the country he founded. And the reason he chose to return now is that he and the country of Eurazania to the south are entering into diplomatic relations. Eurazania is the country ruled by the Demon Lord Carrion.

Catching Up

If you’re reading this review, I’m going to assume that you’re a fan of TenSura. And if you’re a fan of TenSura I’m going to assume you watched the special episodes (and episode 24.9, which I assume is a recap) that released between the first season and this season. I did not watch those and I don’t plan to watch them.

I’m also assuming that if you watched those episodes you have a better idea of where the first season left off than I did when I started episode 25. For everyone like myself, this episode was a pretty good refresher, despite the fact that most of the episode was extremely boring.

We were reminded of Rimuru’s time teaching at the magic academy. We were reintroduced to the “champions.” And the concept of demon lord domains was re-established. With everything this episode went over, I’m not entirely sure why a dedicated recap episode is necessary.

The Champion Youm from the anime series That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2
The Champion Youm

To be clear, there are still a lot of things I don’t remember about the first season. But I feel like this episode touched on everything that’s really important. Whatever was left out either doesn’t matter or will be brought up again at a later point when it’s relevant.

Oh, and speaking of recapping the previous events of the series, remember when the first season concluded with a recap episode? What was the point of that if they were just going to make another recap episode before Season 2 and have the first episode of Season 2 effectively be a recap as well?

Veldora’s recap was pretty entertaining, but having three recap episodes effectively back to back doesn’t seem like the greatest idea. I wonder if this season is going to end with a recap as well. Actually, this season is split into two separate cours. So maybe both cours will conclude with recap episodes.

Eurazania’s Delegation

The only truly new content of the episode came towards the end when the delegation from Eurazania arrived in Rimuru’s forest. This delegation included three of Carrion’s top subordinates, known as the Three Beastketeers. I know — that’s a really bad name for their little group.

Despite their group title, I do think that these three characters are somewhat interesting. Eurazania is a country of beastmen, and each of the Beastketeers is a different beastman species.

The leader of the Beastketeers is Albis, the Golden Serpent. From her character design, you probably wouldn’t guess that she’s a serpent beastman. However, once that was revealed, I did notice that she has a similar color palette to Gorgon from Fate.

The Golden Serpent Albis from the anime series That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2
The Golden Serpent Albis

Second in command is Suphia, the White Tiger Claw. I thought that maybe she was supposed to be a white lion, but a white tiger makes sense too. At the very least, the fact that she’s a big cat beastman of some sort was pretty obvious by her design, demeanor, and fighting style.

The final member of the Beastketeers is where some theorizing comes into play. Grucius is literally just called “Runt.” At first, I was thinking that maybe this implies Grucius isn’t a member of the Three Beastketeers and is instead just a random grunt. But that wouldn’t make much sense. Why specify that there’s three of them if there are actually more?

So I’ll assume Grucius is a wolf beastman. The term runt can be used for any animal, but it’s most commonly used when referring to canines. And his grey hair is sort of wolf-like, I guess.

I’m looking forward to learning more about the various types of beastmen. The one thing I do enjoy about this series is looking at the various countries and cultures that make it up.

Conclusion

What do you think of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 episode 25? Do you think this was a good episode? Did you watch the specials and episode 24.9? And what type of beastman do you think Grucius is? Let me know in the comments.

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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime anime series cover art
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

Overview

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken / 転生したらスライムだった件), also known as TenSura, is finally complete, so it’s time to discuss my thoughts on the first season as a whole. And, as any of you who have been reading my episode reviews will know, I didn’t like it.

Before I really get into it though, let me just give a brief summary for those of you who have been living under a rock for the past six months. This is another isekai anime, but this time the protagonist has been reincarnated as a slime. Sounds decent, right? Well it’s not.

The first episode mirrored my initial impression of the series. I figured this was going to be a comedy anime, and that it would throw some ecchi in because the protagonist is a slime after all. There’s no fantasy monster more connected to ecchi than slimes.

However, by the time we hit the second episode it’s clear this isn’t actually going to be the case. Not only is this not an ecchi, but it’s also not even a comedy. Alright, so it’s not an ecchi comedy, that’s fine, it doesn’t have to be.

Then the series starts to pretend it’s actually a shounen battle series, which I’m fine with too. If you’ve looked through the archives on this site you’ll know I watch all sorts of different genres, so whatever this series ends up on should be fine with me.

But, just like the ecchi comedy, the whole battle aspect of the series was also just a bait. There’s no real action like in Naruto or My Hero Academia, or any of the typical shounen battle series. So, then you look at the genres it’s tagged as and it’s just shounen and fantasy.

Identity Crisis

So, this is a fantasy series for a young, male audience. But, it’s not an action, comedy, adventure, or romance series. In fact, it’s not even slice of life. So, what exactly is the plot and why do I care?

Well, at least the genres it’s tagged as aren’t lies. It’s definitely a fantasy series due to the setting, and it’s definitely a shounen because the plot is simply, “the power of friendship.” Literally the plot is just that the protagonist makes friends with all sorts of different people. That’s it.

And, if that sounds boring to you, that’s because it is.

This series tried to sell itself as a comedy with the perfect setup for an ecchi series, and then later as a battle series, but turned out to be neither. And, if I’m being honest, it would have been better if it followed either one of those two routes.

The premise of being reincarnated as a slime is just too perfect for an ecchi series to pass up. And there would have been so many gags that could be pulled due to the protagonist being a slime. It would have been a great comedy anime.

On the other hand, actually having an end goal and conflict that mattered would have made this a good action anime, assuming that some fight scenes were actually choreographed (which they weren’t). But, I get it, the people who like this anime like it regardless of the genre it is.

My only question to those of you who think this anime is great is, what does the original premise of the series have to do with what it ended up being, and how does that make it better? Seriously, what does Rimuru being a slime have to do with anything?

The entire gimmick of this series (isekai always have a gimmick of some sort these days) is that Rimuru is a slime, but that has nothing to do with the plot. The fact that he’s a slime is rarely used in any meaningful way, and he doesn’t even have an end goal related to it like, “I want to not be a slime anymore.”

It’s basically like if in the anime In Another World With My Smartphone, the main character had a smartphone, but that was it. It was just a regular smartphone with no service because he’s in another world.

The big gimmick, the fact that Rimuru is a slime, is completely wasted due to this series having no real direction.

Characters

But, having a real plot isn’t actually necessary for an anime to be good. In fact, slice of life anime often don’t have overarching plots and yet they can still be great thanks to strong character writing. Unfortunately this is another think TenSura is lacking.

Starting off with our protagonist, Rimuru, he’s a slime, yes, but that’s really all there is to him that makes him unique in any way. He’s a bland, overpowered protagonist with a big heart. You know, just like every single other shounen protagonist out there.

Rimuru Tempest in his Slime form from the anime series That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
Rimuru Tempest

As for the rest of the characters, they’re all pretty bland as well. The best character in the series we’ve met so far is Milim, and that’s mainly because she has a nice character design and is the embodiment of pure chaos. You never know what Milim is going to do next, and so that makes her fun to watch.

I think the worst part of most of the side characters are their designs. They aren’t necessarily bad, but they were all much more unique when they were first introduced. Then, Rimuru names them all, and their appearances shift to become much more human.

This lessening of their individuality, combined with the fact that most of them are pretty bland personality-wise, just makes most of them forgettable. Gabiru is a notable example here, but again, the best scene he was in of the whole series also involved Milim, so it was really her who carried the show.

But, I can’t only say bad things about this series because the truth is it isn’t the worst anime out there. I actually really liked the character background episodes, so there’s still hope for the series. By these I mean the episodes on Shizu’s and Black’s pasts respectively.

Conclusion

In the end, I’ll give this first season of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime a 5/10. It definitely wasn’t one of the worst anime I’ve seen, but neither was it one of the best, or even one I would consider good. It’s about as average as a series can get, so that’s the score it deserves.

I know you guys have strong feelings about this series in particular, so I’m looking forward to seeing what the comments are like on this final TenSura review of the year. But, if you enjoyed this review, make sure you click the like button ❤ down below.

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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 24.5

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 24.5

Veldora’s Journal

Today’s episode of TenSura wasn’t exactly what I expected, a recap episode. But, since I didn’t really have any other topics ready to go, here we are. Luckily, this wasn’t the worst recap episode out there, and as we’ll see, it was actually one of the better episodes of the series.

As the title implies, this recap is told through the eyes of Storm Dragon Veldora as he’s sealed inside of Rimuru’s body. And, since Veldora is one of the best characters in the series, this is the main reason this recap episode was actually so good.

Ever since he was sealed away, in episode two I believe, we haven’t really seen nor heard from Veldora. It’s almost easy to forget he even exists at times, but I have faith that at some point in the series he’ll finally be unsealed. After all, we saw Rimuru riding him in the first OP.

So, if Veldora has been absent for most of the series, why do I like him so much compared to the rest of the characters? Mainly it comes down to the disconnect between his personality and his power and appearance.

Veldora is one of the True Dragons, which he claims is the most powerful race there is. And, it was only due to him being careless that he was sealed away by the hero 300 years ago. Yet, despite all this, he doesn’t act like a member of the most powerful race.

Yes, at one point he probably actually acted as you would expect a True Dragon to, but his 300 years of solitary confinement have broken him down into the hollow shell of a dragon we see today. He just wants friends so he no longer has to be alone, but his pride as a dragon won’t let him admit this.

He also says that he talks in a tsundere fashion because he thinks it’s cute. And if that doesn’t make you like Veldora, nothing will.

Shogi

But, Veldora being the narrator for this recap episode isn’t enough to save it alone. This is where the shogi matches between Veldora and Ifrit come in. And, I have to admit that this was a great way to spice up the recap even if most of the time we didn’t see the pair.

Rather than Veldora simply recounting the entire season to us, he begins by telling Ifrit everything that’s happened between his first encounter with Rimuru and when Ifrit is defeated and devoured. However, after this point the tone shifts slightly.

Since now the pair of them are within Rimuru together, there’s no need for Veldora to continue on with his monologue. At this point, we instead get the pair commenting on the events they see unfolding in Rimuru’s life through his perspective.

I especially liked how Veldora was upset that he wasn’t paying attention when Rimuru gained his human form, and when he and Ifrit were cheering on Rimuru’s students as they summoned their superior spirits. This commentary was so much more entertaining than a simple narration over the recap scenes.

Veldora and Ifrit playing shogi from the anime series That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
Veldora and Ifrit playing shogi

So, where does shogi come into play in all this? As I mentioned, Veldora and Ifrit are playing shogi matches while all of this is going on, but does it really matter what they’re doing? We don’t see them for most of the episode anyway.

I’d argue that the shogi matches are actually the most important part of the recap because this is what allows the true natures of the characters Veldora and Ifrit to come out. Yes, we get a sense of their personalities from their commentary on the recap, but it’s mostly through their interactions with each other.

Despite never having played shogi against an actual opponent, Veldora proclaims himself to be the best, while on the other hand Ifrit is just learning of the game’s existence. This made the part when Ifrit wins a match just that much better.

In classic tsundere fashion, Veldora refuses to admit defeat and proceeds to use his secret weapon, which is to illegally promote his Gold General to an Emperor (this isn’t a thing you can do in shogi). He explains his use of this made-up move by saying that he isn’t bound by rules created by someone else.

While I did like how this portion of the episode was played out, I was really expecting Veldora to flip the shogi board and declare the match a draw.

Is That It?

Despite thinking that this recap was pretty good, all things considered, there was one small issue I had with it, which was the ending. Normally at the end of TenSura episodes we get a frame showing the title of the next episode, but not this time.

This series was supposed to be 25 episodes long, and had this not been a recap episode, this would have been the 25th. For those who aren’t aware, recap, or “.5” episodes don’t actually count toward a series episode count.

So, since this wasn’t actually the 25th episode, that implies that there’s still going to be one final episode next week. But, as I mentioned, we weren’t shown a title of that upcoming episode, nor were we shown any other information hinting that another episode even exists.

Is this the final episode? Was the episode count for this series wrong, and there should have only been 24 episodes listed? Is that it? Are we really ending a series with a recap?

Remember how I said episode 23 should have been the final episode of the season? Well, the fact that a recap episode may turn out to be the true final episode just furthers my point.

You don’t end a season with a recap. You either start a season with a recap to remind viewers of what happened previously, or you put a recap in the middle because it’s just common practice. Personally, I think recap episodes should only come at the start of a season.

Conclusion

So, did you decide to watch this week’s episode of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime once you learned it was a recap episode? And, if so, what did you think of it? While I currently have this series rated as a 5, I’d say this episode in particular was about a 7.

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