「迷宮攻略」 (Meikyuu Kouryaku)
“Conquering the Labyrinth”
Another day in the life of Great Teacher Rimuru.
Yahallo! Stilts here, making a rare reappearance to cover for Takaii while he’s off galavanting around the world. I have the distinct pleasure to cover a couple of episodes of Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken, so I hope you’ll stick with me until takkun is back. Yoroshiku~
This episode continues with the Rimuru-sensei arc, which was not my favorite idea going in. It hasn’t been bad—in fact, it’s frequently been good! (Albeit a smidge rushed.) But I think that’s fine, because the more time we spend with these kids, the more time we’re away from the town of monsters building a harmonious society, and that’s the kumbaya shit I come to TenSura for. Which is why I don’t mind the rush. Get in, save the kids, get out. Let’s do this!
Which was the order of the day. Rimuru’s crew entered the lamest labyrinth ever, though that’s only because Rimuru is typically broken. The battle against the golem did give me a chuckle, there was no chance Rimuru would lose (it was too slow to pose a threat), after which we get the introduction of TenSura’s most endearingly obnoxious character, Ramiris of the Labyrinth (Haruno Anzu), AKA Demon Lord Ramiris, AKA former Queen of Spirits, AKA convenient blabbermouth about all things Leon. Isn’t she adorable?
Yeah, I don’t think so either. Mostly she’s mildly annoying, but the person she’s mostly annoying is Rimuru, who handles it with aplomb, so I can jive with it. Plus she gets better later in the episode. To me, honestly, the most interesting part about this episode is what will happen next episode, and the delicious anticipation right now. What kind of spirits will respond to their summons? Will any respond at all? And if they don’t, what kind of spirits with Rimuru craft for the kids? The kids are all right, and fulfilling Shizu’s dying wish is all well and good, but I wanna see those character upgrades, man! These current models are lame, show me the new hotness!
Which, fortunately, I’ll be here to talk about next episode. Join me next week for episode twenty-three, and then takkun will take back over after that. Until then!
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