「オークロード」 (Ooku Roodo)
Today marks a fantastic day where Rimuru’s council grew just a little bit bigger.
After their introduction last week, I was hyped to see just how Rimuru would handle the Ogres that showed up at his doorstep. Seeing how they share a common enemy with a massive army of Orcs waiting to devour everything they hold dear, I wasn’t too surprised to see Rimuru offer Benimaru and what was left of his clan the opportunity to work under him. What I was surprised about though was how the story gave us more insight into Rimuru’s thought process as well as how he realized just how tough it probably was for Benimaru to submit to someone so soon after losing against a threat that he should have been able to defeat. Besides once again shining a great light on Rimuru, I think it also really helped flesh out Benimaru since it felt like he was just shy of really “breaking” out from that angry/angsty personality of his.
Also, this is a real minor side point to the previous paragraph, but I too was really happy to see Kurobe look like a typical guy compared to the rest of the new Kaijin. Besides grounding us back in reality compared to how good everyone else became, I just loved the way Rimuru instantly warmed up to him.
That said, this week wasn’t all fun and games and it looks like there’s a giant evil looming over all the residents of the forest. With a massive army of over 200,000 Orcs marching around, I can’t help but feel like something big has to happen or even someone as powerful as Rimuru might get overwhelmed by the sheer numbers. Luckily it just so happens there’s another race called the Lizardmen who seem to have large numbers and may need the help of a certain friendly slime. Unfortunately it looks like we’ll have to wait until next week to find out just what happens — except I can only see bad things happening with this new Gabiru fellow who seems to have an ego larger than all the other characters we’ve seen to this point.
In any case, I’ll catch you guys next week! See you then!