That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 3 Episode 52 Review

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 3 Episode 52 Review

Magic Generators and Anti-Magic Barriers

At the start of this season, I said I wouldn’t be judging That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 3 based on the previous seasons. That’s still true. But, after Episode 52, the fourth episode of the season, I can confidently say this series still isn’t good.

Seriously, what happened in this episode? We got a poor explanation of a magic generator. And then we got a poor rundown of recent events. That’s it. There’s very little to discuss in this week’s review, much like last week.

Consider this. The highest-rated positive review for this season on MyAnimeList is by a guy called “PooPooSniff.” And in his review, he refers to the world-building and character development of this series as strengths. “Strengths” is a strong word. The world-building is fine. But, I wouldn’t say this series has good character development, by any means.

A magic generator from the anime series That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 3 Episode 52
A magic generator

I generally don’t like to insult other people. But, sometimes it has to be done. Tensura enjoyers are braindead. Who’s watching this series and actually thinking it’s good? Do they like watching paint dry, too? There’s absolutely no reason that this season should have an average rating of 8.33 on MAL.

That’s higher than things like Fate/Zero, Redline, and Laid-Back Camp.

Anyway, enough about my hatred for this series. Let’s get into what happened in Episode 52. For the majority of the episode, Rimuru’s just having meetings with his inner circle. If you like sitting in on boring meetings, this is for you.

The only thing of note that comes up is the new magic generator technology. They take in magicules from the surrounding air and use them to run spells. The main spell they’ll be used to run is an anti-magic barrier spell to keep (bad) monsters out.

Releasing Veldora’s Magicules

Okay, let’s say something positive about Tensura. It’s really good at introducing one thing and then immediately introducing another that invalidates the first. This happens all the time in this series and goes both ways.

Sometimes a bad thing is immediately invalidated by a good thing. And, sometimes a good thing is immediately invalidated by a bad thing. In this particular episode, the latter is what happens. Right after the magic generator/anti-magic barrier solves the monster problem, Veldora invalidates it.

Like, immediately after. It’s literally the very next thing that happens within the same scene.

Allow me to explain the issue Veldora causes. The magic generator uses magicules for power. When there are fewer magicules in the air, fewer and weaker monsters spawn. That’s good. But, Veldora needs to release his pent-up magicules. if he does that, a lot of very powerful monsters will spawn. Thus, Veldora invalidates the magic generator.

Veldora laughing from the anime series That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 3 Episode 52
Veldora laughing

Alright, so how could Veldora release his magicules without harming Tempest? There’s one, very easy solution. Rimuru’s already shown that he’s not above killing hundreds of thousands or even millions of people. So, why not have Veldora go release his magicules in the middle of an enemy nation?

That would solve two problems at once. Veldora wouldn’t feel like he’s about to explode anymore. And, an entire enemy nation would be wiped out, civilians and all. Seems like a win-win to me. I mean, nobody would even punish Rimuru for doing that — he’s a Demon Lord.

Sure, a Demon Lord like Valentine might go after Rimuru if he sends Veldora to Lubelius. But, as long as Veldora doesn’t attack the domain of another Demon Lord, it should be fine. And, once whatever nation it is no longer exists, Tempest can rewrite history.

Multiple Moves Being Made in Unison

Toward the end of Episode 52, Rimuru is trying to figure out how all the various recent events are related. The obvious answer, and the answer he settles on in the end, is that they’re not.

I mean, why would they be? Sure, someone was behind Clayman’s actions (the other nerd from Rimuru’s old world). But, why would Falmuth and Hinata have anything to do with that? I guess you could argue that Falmuth was being used. But, there’s no way Hinata would be.

And, it’s Hinata’s actions that ultimately lead Rimuru to determine that everything that happened was a coincidence. Or, maybe coincidence isn’t the right word. These different factions weren’t working together. However, they may have been taking advantage of the chaos each of the other factions were causing.

A collage of things that have happened recently from the anime series That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 3 Episode 52
A collage of things that have happened recently

For example, Hinata had nothing to do with Falmuth’s attack on Tempest. But, the fact that Hinata was keeping Rimuru occupied made Falmuth’s attack go a lot smoother. I doubt their initial attack would have succeeded if Rimuru had been in Tempest at the time. And, of course, Clayman was the one trying to use this chaos to his advantage the most.

Okay, so, we have a lot more information than Rimuru does. We can see everything that’s going on in this world from a bird’s eye view. But, it’s not like Rimuru has that much less information than we do. After all, he has a super AI (Raphael) in his head.

It’s really only thanks to Raphael that Rimuru figures it out in the end. She points out all the different plans that got foiled due to Rimuru awakening as a Demon Lord. And, in turn, this shows Rimuru how many factions would have benefited from Tempest falling.

Final Thoughts

What do you think of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 3 Episode 52? Do you think this season is actually any good so far? What do you think the solution to Veldora’s pent up magicules is going to be? And, did you think all the events that happened to Tempest recently were related?

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