「集う者達」 (Tsudou Monotachi)
Another episode, another handful of people realizing just how fantastic Rimuru is as both a person and a leader.
I was wondering when the story was going to dive back into the political side of things and there couldn’t have been a better time than now. With the Jura Tempest Federation doing pretty darn well for itself and looking more and more like a bustling city each and every episode, it would make sense that focusing on the logistics behind the scenes would make the most sense. And sure, we got a taste when Dwargon formed a treaty with the federation, but I think we all knew that Gazel had every intention in getting in early when it came to being allies with Rimuru. That said, dwarves are not humans and it’s always felt like Rimuru would have trouble when it came to bridging the monster-human barrier. Luckily it looks like the people in charge of the Kingdoms of Blumund and Falmuth have some good people in-charge — that or maybe it’s just Rimuru’s ability to read others and use all those years he spent slaving away as a salaryman to good use. Honestly, who would have thought that he’d be smooth enough to handle the public’s perception of the Orc Lord’s defeat and establish good will for the entire federation?
Things aren’t all rainbows and sunshine though since it looks like the Orc Lord was the least of our problems. With the threat of the other Demon Lords looming over the federation and some kind of terrible monster about to possibly break free from its seal, it’s tough to not think that one of the two above things will be wreaking havoc soon. If I had one hope for the future though, I’m really praying that the story would be able to continue giving Rimuru unique (and clever) ways of tackling whatever issue he’s facing. Not too big of an ask if you ask me!
Overall, another fun and fantastic episode that managed to hit a lot of high notes throughout the emotional spectrum. Toss in an over abundance of awesome Milim moments and I don’t think we could have asked for a better episode. That and the story seems to be slowly building up to the next big battle which has me super excited for however Rimuru’s going to tackle it. In any case, see you guys next week!