Welcome to Anime of the week number #68. The anime is That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
Oct. 2nd, 2018 ~ Mar. 19th, 2019
Thirty-seven-year-old Satoru Mikami is a typical corporate worker, who is perfectly content with his monotonous lifestyle in Tokyo, other than failing to nail down a girlfriend even once throughout his life. In the midst of a casual encounter with his colleague, he falls victim to a random assailant on the streets and is stabbed. However, while succumbing to his injuries, a peculiar voice echoes in his mind, and recites a bunch of commands which the dying man cannot make sense of.
When Satoru regains consciousness, he discovers that he has reincarnated as a goop of slime in an unfamiliar realm. In doing so, he acquires newfound skills—notably, the power to devour anything and mimic its appearance and abilities. He then stumbles upon the sealed Catastrophe-level monster “Storm Dragon” Verudora who had been sealed away for the past 300 years for devastating a town to ashes. Sympathetic to his predicament, Satoru befriends him, promising to assist in destroying the seal. In return, Verudora bestows upon him the name Rimuru Tempest to grant him divine protection.
Now, liberated from the mundanities of his past life, Rimuru embarks on a fresh journey with a distinct goal in mind. As he grows accustomed to his new physique, his gooey antics ripple throughout the world, gradually altering his fate.
This anime did well in fitting my taste in fantasy as well as having a decent story. Although only being a slime, Rimuru overcomes the hardships of only being a slime. Without giving away spoilers, it’s easy and entertaining to follow along with the story. The fight scenes are decently well and not too boring for my tastes.
At first glance I didn’t really see this anime doing too well, but after watching it all the way through I’m glad I took the time to watch it. Over 24 episodes, they managed to put a lot into the story and not keep drag it out like most shonen’s do. It’s something unique watching a mere slime overcome so many obstacles on living a new life so if you haven’t taken the time to watch it I must advise you do so!
It’s been awhile for me so I hope you all enjoyed reading the review. I know I probably missed some things, but this anime is really something and I definitely recommend you check it out. To all you readers out there have a nice day!
Seasons & Episodes:
1 Season ~ 24 Episodes
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