「英雄王ガゼル・ドワルゴ」 (Eiyou Ou Gazeru Dowarugo)
“Hero King Gazel Dwargo”
All’s well that ends well. Also, thank you story for addressing my concerns about Gobuta.
Man, as much as I wished that we had more happen this week, there’s no denying that it feels good to watch an arrogant and pompous jerk get what they’re due. Especially when the sound designers go out of their way to really make sure we can feel the impact of a punch that Kamina himself would be proud of. A point that leads me to another one — boy does this show know how to reward its viewers with little payouts here and there. Limited by a typical anime’s run time of 23 or so odd minutes, it’d be really easy for things to fall into the trap of unloading a ton of exposition on us without anything actually happening. In Slime’s case though, you have to love how they hide all the word vomit amongst key moments that are related to whatever’s at hand.
If I were to pick what made this week’s episode feel so good though, it’d probably have to be watching someone like Gazel Dwargo show off just how intelligent he is. Too often do we have people in positions of power who shouldn’t be anywhere near them and boy is it nice to see that the man leading the Dwarves is more than a buff dude with good hair. For the cherry on top though, how can you not appreciate how in a few minutes Dwargo showed off just how skilled he is at handling people? Watching him drop his powerful words of disappointment on various fronts just felt so damn good that it’s tough to put into words.
Overall, another fun episode that kept things moving along at a decent pace. While it remains to be seen just where the heck things are going to go from here, it feels good to know that people are starting to recognize Rimuru’s power. In any case, I’ll catch you guys next week where we’ll hopefully be able to see him be even more awesome with some new companions by his side. See you then!