「人魔会談)」 (Jinma Kaidan)
“A Meeting of Humans and Monsters”
If anything this episode showed how truly feared Veldora really is, as when Rimuru finally introduced him to the rest of the cast, they all were truly jolted in fear. Overall this episode touched on the more political side of things, rather than trying to expand the lore or world build the story. Because of this Veldora news, Dwargo asks to speak with Rimuru privately, so Dwargo and Elalude head to his office, where they deliver on things.
It seems Rimuru had to repeat himself quite a few times in this episode, getting everyone up to date. We might know the whole story, but the characters don’t, so this episode basically was whatever the reverse of DM Fiat is. Where the story is carefully planned out and there are no shortcuts to anything, even what characters know and don’t know. We as the viewers know the whole story, but the characters don’t, so this was an imperative episode on getting everyone who’s friendly with the Tempest nation on getting them up to date, something that will affect the story as a whole moving forward.
Other than that, the episode was pretty much littered with flashbacks. The negotiations didn’t really lead anywhere (as most political discussions do), Dwargo and Elalude are going to continue to be on friendly terms with Tempest, and are going to continue to help RImuru any which way they can.
There was another important scene at the beginning of the episode, going far away from Tempest and into the Holy Church Territory, the Holy Empire of Lubelius, inside the Inner Sanctum. Laplace (Nakai Kazuya) is exploring the Holy Church, maybe undercover, maybe not so much. He pays a visit to the Inner Sanctum and uncovers that there’s a Vampire! Is this the first time we’re seeing Vampires in Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken? My memory is foggy, but it struck me as a surprise. Now we have vampires! What’s important about this plot point is that the Vampire was residing in Holy church territory, basically, this land is supposed to be sacred, so Vampires, who usually in mythology reside as demons, are just standing in the Inner Sanctum like it’s nothing. Even Laplace remarks it! So I wonder if this whole vampire thing is just a subplot, or is it building towards Rimuru’s next big fight. I wonder what kind of twist they’ll give to this holy vampire situation.
The Vampire in question still used a blood spell and annihilated Laplace, so I wonder how he managed to stay alive, even if his limbs were torn off. We also get introduced to Kaguraza Yuuki (Hanae Natsuki) it slips out of Laplace that Yuuki is actually the grandmaster whatever that means.
This sort of ties with another important point that was discussed during the meeting, turns out reincarnation magic is heavily looked down upon and is considered forbidden magic. More than reincarnation it’s actually summoning magic. The implications that imply for everyone who is summoned from another world are huge, and what that means for Rimuru could also change everything. Yet we can say Rimuru is not really a summon, but an actual reincarnation since he died first in his past world before coming to Tempest. Of course, I’m only speculating. So take everything with a grain of salt. I can’t help but wonder if it’s all just part of Yuuki’s plan since he is referred to as the GrandMaster in this episode. What are his intentions and what is his master plan?
Other than that, the only other scene that caught my attention was when Diablo (Sakurai Takahiro) and Shion fought over who could go and defeat Hinata Sakaguchi (Numakura Manami) who Rimuru describes as a cold-blooded killer. But Fuse describes her as level-headed and rational. So I bet there’s more to Hinata’s story that we’re not seeing.
Other than that this was a pretty political episode, but maybe that’s okay, because it gives a little time and a break to the production house, as these scenes are not extremely complicated. It seems like we’re just getting started though, and this season it’s going to be consummate of plot twists and conspiracy’s galore. Maybe even giving Rimuru a run for his power by the end of it.
This sort of ties with another important point that was discussed during the meeting, turns out reincarnation magic is heavily looked down upon and is considered forbidden magic. More than reincarnation it’s actually summoning magic.
This was kinda a recap of earlier season events. Pretty much all the earthborn humans in the story did not reincarnate, but instead we’re forcibly summoned into the world by various parties to increase their military strength/be used as tools/etc. This is true for Hinata, Shizue, Yuuki, the three Farmus humans and the class of kids.
It’s worth noting that Rimuru’s opinion of the practice is based on how Shizue was treated by her summoner. Other factions opinions of it and reasons for doing it vary widely.
We also get introduced to Kaguraza Yuuki (Hanae Natsuki) it slips out of Laplace that Yuuki is actually the grandmaster whatever that means.
Yuuki’s actually introduced in an earlier season as the leader of the adventurer’s guild in the town where the class of kids are. This is one point where I think the anime deviates – perhaps out of visual necessity – from the light novel. Yuuki isn’t revealed as the person Laplace is talking to in this conversation until significantly later in the story arc there.
Can’t wait for next week!
Oh, did I forget to mention that I’m also friends with the fairy queen who is also yet another demon lord?
Have a feeling another private meeting/people fainting is coming next episode
Ah yes, this Guy. I complete forgotten about him
In Some Overlord Manga/Anime, our MC would hide behind rocks or worse when two of his best Underlings would have this kind of debate
This is why i prefer Tensei Shitara Slime Datta ken over Overlord. When it comes to this, would Ainz-sama subdue them like Rimu-sama here?
Just here to remind that faction calling itself
MODERATE Harlequin alliance
is basically bunch of psycho clowns with superpowers.
Also we have quite a mess with demon lords everywhere…
Milim, Clayman (who was acting leader of Harlequins until their true leader, recently reincarnated as hot elf girl, returned) , the captured Beastmen lord, the Vampiric one residing in temple of Holy Western Church, and now Rimuru too.
That makes at least 6, and at some point in the past there were 7 of them…
I have feeling the demon lord /vampire posing as leader to holy church might have taken that heroic girl Hinata under some sort of psychic domination?
That would explain her behavior dont matching herreputation.