That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 3 Episode 54 Review

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 3 Episode 54 Review

Six Episodes of Meetings in a Row

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 3 Episode 54 is the final straw. This is going to be the last episode review I do for Tensura. There won’t be one for Episode 55 or any future episodes of the series.

I’ll still finish watching Season 3 and do an overall review of it at the end. But, I will not be watching any potential future seasons after that. I’ve never been a fan of Tensura, and the first six episodes of this season reaffirmed that. It’s just not a good series.

These first six episodes of the season are collectively about 1 hour and 40 minutes of content. And the vast majority of that content has been boring meetings. If I wanted to watch meetings, I’d go to my local council meetings. I watch anime for entertainment — something Tensura doesn’t provide.

A meeting in progress from the anime series That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 3 Episode 54
A meeting in progress

I’m sure some people are going to think that I just want action. That’s not the case. Action is often a straightforward way to make a series more interesting. But, there are way more ways to do it than that. Yes, I like action anime. But, I also like drama anime and slice of life anime.

The problem with Tensura is that it usually doesn’t do anything to make itself more interesting. There’s not that much action, and when there is, it’s not that good. There’s not that much drama, and when there is, it’s solved within minutes.

However, the biggest problem is that the characters are so bland that I can’t get invested in them. Milim is — by far — the most interesting character because her personality is fun. But, the majority of the characters aren’t like her. And, there are way too many characters.

What Was the First Meeting Even About?

I watched Episode 54, went to have some lunch, and then came back to write this article. And, in that short span of time, I forgot what the main meeting of this episode was even about. It was so boring that I stopped paying attention.

After a quick refresher, it looks like most of the episode was about Rimuru’s plans for Falmuth being interrupted. We don’t know who’s interfering. But, someone’s at work behind the scenes trying to frame Tempest as the bad guys. Though, to be fair, they kind of are.

I don’t really see how this changes anything for Rimuru. If someone’s getting in the way, just eliminate them. That’s never been an issue before, so I don’t see why it would be one now. And, this is an example of the drama-less drama I was talking about.

The same meeting from a second angle from the anime series That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 3 Episode 54
The same meeting from a second angle

At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter who’s trying to interfere with Rimuru’s plans. As soon as their identity is revealed the drama will be over. They’ll either get killed or converted into an ally of Tempest. There’s no actual threat to Rimiru, his friends, or his nation.

This meeting also discussed Hinata Sakaguchi heading toward Tempest. As we know, Hinata doesn’t want to fight Rimuru. And, Rimuru doesn’t want to fight Hinata. But, there’s also the concern about the other knights who are following Hinata toward Tempest.

Based on what we saw at the end of this episode, I assume those other knights weren’t invited by Hinata. She seemed pretty set on going alone. And, we now know that Glenda Attley (another knight) is working against Hinata. So, the obvious assumption is that Glenda sent these knights after Hinata to ruin her meeting with Rimuru.

I Don’t Care if Something Is Finally Going to Happen

The fact that Hinata and those other knights are heading to Tempest probably means something’s going to happen. There’s probably going to be at least a bit of drama and some action. But, I don’t care anymore.

Why would I be invested in Hinata showing up in Tempest with powerful new abilities? We didn’t see her earn those abilities. We were told she acquired them off-screen. And now, we’re being told that she’s the human equivalent of a Demon Lord.

That’s what I like to call poor writing. Oh, Rimuru became a Demon Lord? Well, this other person who’s supposed to be Rimuru’s rival is also at that level now. How did that happen? Don’t ask questions. All you need to know is that it had to happen to keep things “interesting.”

The same meeting from a third angle from the anime series That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 3 Episode 54
The same meeting from a third angle

Well, if you ask me, that’s not keeping things interesting. I’m not invested in Hinata’s growth because I didn’t see it. But, sure, there are many examples of characters growing off-screen that work. This happens all the time in One Piece, for example.

However, if you aren’t aware, One Piece and Tensura are very different series. What works in one doesn’t necessarily work in the other. One Piece actually spends a lot of time building its characters. Tensura doesn’t.

If you’re looking for a specific reason why this kind of growth doesn’t work for Hinata, let me break it down. Rimuru had to do some specific things to become a Demon Lord, like absorbing the souls of thousands of people. Hinata’s supposed to be on par with a Demon Lord. So, what did she do?

You can’t say she’s on Demon Lord level and not back it up. She must have done something to become that strong, right?

Final Thoughts

What do you think of Tensura Season 3 Episode 54? Are you done with the series like I am? Do you think it’s even worth continuing at this point? How many meetings is too many meetings? And, how do you feel about Hinata’s sudden jump in strength?

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