「ドワーフの王国にて」 (Dowaafu no Ookokunite)
“In the Dwarven Kingdom”
Some people may not enjoy it, but I personally love it when “overpowered” characters use their ridiculous powers for the good of all.
After a fantastic three episodes, I was so happy to see that this show was able to maintain that certain vibe to it even after it revealed that Rimuru was literally the embodiment of a god in the form of an adorable blue slime. Because if there’s anything I dislike just as much as I like overpowered characters, are unfun and stupid overpowered characters.
Looking back at this week’s episode, I’m glad we had so many moments that highlighted just how good of a person Rimuru is at heart. From trying his best not to obliterate the thugs who were assaulting him to not breaking out of prison when he obviously could have just walked out, it was refreshing to see him continue to follow the rules of society even though he could have just as easily ignored them.
However, there’s no way I can’t talk about the moment where he duplicated twenty epic or better rarity swords. So, as much as I love this show, I’ll admit that I was a little thrown off when he was able to use his great sage skill to create replicas of a weapon that takes over a week to smith. Besides all the crazy assumptions that arise when you think about all the ways to max/min his abilities, it really begs the question of just how far you could push the thing. Because if copying epic or better swords is a piece of cake, what’s stopping Rimuru from finding some ridiculously overpowered weapon and just mass producing it?
Luckily I don’t think we’ll have to worry about things like that since this doesn’t seem to be the kind of show that would worry about the little things. At this point, all I really want to see is Rimuru doing crazy overpowered things while also being a good guy and just helping out everyone he can. In any case, I’ll see you guys next week where we’ll hopefully get to see just how much progress can be made when you have some awesome dwarven smiths helping out a village of orcs. See you then!
P.S. I hope Gobuta is okay – the show completely forgot about him after they were released from prison!