Slime Is On Their Side – ‘That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime’ Episode 2 Review

What’s the show? That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime, Episode 2.

How’s this episode? Much like our titular protagonist, it’s bouncing along at a slow but steady pace, this is definitely a show that isn’t in a hurry to get anywhere and I kind of appreciate that, especially compared to ~some~ light novel adaptations (*cough*The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar*cough*) which feel like they’re adaptation massive sections of story in short spans of running time. That said, this absolutely feels like a show that benefits from being binge-watched rather than week-to-week.

Unlikely friends. (You can hardly see the little slime, he looks like a rock!)

So what happens in it? After some more chatting with the tsun-dragon where it’s decided they should give each other names, dragon calls slime Rimuru and Rimuru calls dragon Tempest. They decide the best course of action—rather than leave Tempest alone in his ‘prison’—is for Rimuru to absorb the dragon, prison and all, until they can find a way to release the spell that’s trapping him. Inadvertently, the disappearance of the dragon precipitates a chain reaction as lower level monsters have become unsettled. I enjoyed the fact we got a glimpse at a city official speaking with a guild leader—the series is slowly expanding its scope—but again, at it’s own deliberate pace.

*insert manical laugh*

Does Rimuru actually leave the cave? Yes, he finally leaves and stumbles across a Goblin village, who rather than attack him, they all bow down to him, in frightened awe of the terrifying ~aura~ he apparently emits. He meets with the village elder and we learn that these goblins used to worship the dragon as a god until it disappeared, and with its disappearance Direwolves came and started slaughtering the goblin fighters trying to protect the villagers. They beg Rimuru to help them out of their dire predicament, and he obliges earning the goblin tribe’s fealty.

I can’t be the only one who noticed how well defined these Goblin’s butts are?

And that’s the whole episode? More or less—I was surprised how quickly I was endeared to the goblins, I mean you don’t expect goblins to be characters you can sympathise with their usually mindless objects of scorn expected to be slain, but I like these guys! And I’m glad Rimuru continues to be such a nice guy, uh, slime. Other than that there’s not much else to say, the pacing’s only a problem if your impatient otherwise it’s an entertaining, steadily paced adventure that’s only just beginning!

How it feels when you realise you’ve been walking around with food stuck in your teeth.

Previous The Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime Reviews:

Slife After Death – Episode 1 Review


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3 comments

  1. Your captions for this one are really funny, especially the last one lol. Can’t unsee now.

    Huh, I actually didn’t consider the pacing until I read your review. I’ll admit, it doesn’t feel like it’s burning through content which is nice.

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  2. I dunno, I’m still finding it too slow and repetitive. Especially because it still seems to take so much time with the “acquire every OP skill you can think of” sequences. I mean, maybe it would be good if it was taking its time with some interesting content which would reward the slow pace and extra attention. But this stuff feels so pedestrian that I’m just thinking “You’re spending all this time on THIS? Are you going to get to anything more interesting anytime soon?” And it felt like a couple of the scenes were just kinda stuffed in there for bad writing purposes, like that scene with the guildmaster where it felt like “Let’s talk in all sorts of oblique references and not really do anything.” I am guessing the point was “Oh, it’s setting something up for later!” But do that with something interesting! Not two guys talking on the couch about things that the audience doesn’t know or care about.

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    1. I think it’s kind of unique that the show is taking its time, it’s obvious that it’s got things planned out for a long form story. Plus it’s 24 episodes so I don’t mind them spending a long time on seemingly insignificant stuff. It kind of reminds me of Lord of the Rings, how the first movie spent so much time at the shire with the hobbits before actually getting to anything.

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