「ゴブリンたちとの出会い」 (Goburintachi to Deai)
“Meeting the Goblins”
「ゴブリン村での戦い」 (Goburin Machide no Tatakai)
“Goblin Village Battle”
I won’t lie — I started this season not having a clue why I would want to watch an isekai show about a slime. I was completely and utterly incorrect.
With two episodes in total to catch up on in terms of post, let’s be a little crazy and just dive straight into a general post about both. Because just like this show, who says you have to follow conventions when doing things that make sense just makes.. more sense?
With episodes two and three covering a good chunk of material ranging from the character development to setting the overall tone of the show, I think this show provides the best example of why the three episode rule is such a great thing. Looking back at it, I could easily see how my excitement from episode one could get worn down waiting for the next one. Because as much as I think that this show is fantastic, I think there’s something you probably lose if you don’t get to see Rimuru’s progression over these past three episodes. It’s nothing necessarily tangible, but I think there was something special in seeing how he handled everything that was thrown at him. The best of which was how he handled his status as a slime that’s literally been given the power to become the most powerful thing known to man.
For those of you who don’t know, I really enjoy shows where we get to witness a character live out a power fantasy where they’re literally unstoppable — especially when they know it and do something with that knowledge. In Rimuru’s case though, I really like how he takes things slowly while gently abusing the skills he was given when he came over to this other world. Because for as much as I’d love to see him absorb some crazy beasts and just become a walking nightmare, it’s been fun to see him utilize his power to help those around him. God, just thinking about the underlying tones of monsters and humans not getting along and him being the bridge to creating a “new world” gets me so excited that I can barely contain it.
At the end of the day, I think we’re in a good spot for episode four. We have a general premise setup and we’ve gotten to see just how insane Rimuru’s skills are. Hopefully things will continue on exactly as they have been since I don’t think we could really ask for more.
Anyways, I’ll catch you guys next week. See you then!