「大鬼族の襲撃」 (Dai Kizoku no Shuugeki)
“Attack of the Ogres”
Ah, yes. The somewhat Japanesey-Ogres have finally made their debut!
I’d be a lying if I didn’t admit that I’ve been waiting for this moment for a while now. As someone who dove real hard into the source material after requiring more Tenshura, this moment in the source was something I was dying to see how the anime would adapt. Because as much as I love to see Rimuru showing off his excessive power, I was curious to see how the show would handle the somewhat hot-tempered Ogres. Seeing how they’re obviously inspired by the Ogres of Japanese lore, it was really fun to see the plot embrace that entirely and just run with it — especially when it came to the lead Orge donning red armor. The reason why I enjoyed it so much though was it’s always fun to see someone challenging Rimuru, especially if they’re able to keep him on his toes.
Luckily, the Ogre Princess was able to speak up and knock some sense into all of her comrades before Rimuru had to do something a bit more serious. A feat that I think complimented the personalities of the other Ogres well since it pretty efficiently communicated that the group facing Rimuru were capable of much more than just violently rushing at people.
Besides that, there wasn’t really all that much that happened throughout this week’s episode. Minus some fun antics with Rimuru playing around with some of his new powers (I might be in the minority, but I think I prefer seeing him in his Slime form), this was plain and simple a nice setup episode for the things to come. Hopefully we’ll be able to find out just who and what it was that ravaged the Ogres’ village since it looks like whatever is causing trouble out there might be rearing their heard toward Rimuru eventually.
In any case, I’ll catch you guys next week. See you then!