「会議は踊る」 (Kaigi wa Odoru)
“The Congress Dances”
Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken continues this week with more politics! However, this episode decided to lean a little bit more on the wholesome/daily life types of things. If anything this episode showed how sometimes some deals are made outside of the courtroom. There doesn’t need to be a big fancy celebration with everyone involved, some people could have stayed out of it. Despite this, I think it’s meant to show how Rimuru has always been inclusive with his vast repertoire of characters. Meaning he involves the people he cares about, the personages who have helped him and are most close to him, including them in his ‘general assembly’. He lets everyone in as much as possible and is not the type of person who hides or holds classified documents against his people.
He’s a down-to-earth guy, who just so happens to have built a nation of monsters all by himself, and has cherry-picked the most important people to him.
The discussions are not over.
If anything this episode showed that Ramiris (Haruno Anzu) is inbound to play a larger character this second arc, her character shows up with a warning. A vision of the future, as she tells Rimuru the Tempest Nation is bound to fall. She is dead serious. And we got a new key piece of lore for Tensei and that’s Walpurgis. A weird-sounding name for a sort of ceremony that demon lord Clayman has already put in motion. Clayman is the evil guy, in case it wasn’t already blatantly obvious, however, this episode really bared down that idea. Clayman is the next big boss fight, and he’s already teaming up with people who are friendly to Rimuru.
The clock is ticking for the nation of Tempest though, as after a hot bath and a hot meal, Rimuru springs into action, ready to take bolt at any time and ask’s to see Soei, look at what the army is doing, and through clairvoyance, he is able to see that the troops are assembling. And they’re getting ready to attack! The timer is counting down, we got what was, to say the least, a couple of dull episodes, as I have already talked extensively about that in their respective posts, I’ll keep it to myself for now. But it looks like things are about to pick up for Tensei. As the troops will take no more than 2 or 3 days to arrive not at Tempest, but at The Animal Kingdom of Eurazania. And from what I’m gathering Rimuru will have to mobilize men and troops towards The Animal Kingdom to put a stop to the incoming attack.
Fights are inbound! So it seems like it won’t be much of a wait before Tensei picks up again!
Veldora really likes manga.
Another part I really liked about this episode, was how Veldora just casually lounged in the background and read manga, that’s the best part about him. He’s certainly above all of this politics but intertwines back to back in important tidbits of information where he has something to contribute to the conversation. Veldora really is a lot more of the type of guy who is meant for battle. So I hope we get to see some spectacular fireworks when Veldora uses some type of magic ability.
One more thing, these episodes really set the path for the series to provide some epic fight scenes moments, that I’m certainly looking for. Or will Rimuru become more of the type of person who commands from the shadows, or only to get involved when the situation really needs him? What do you think Rimuru’s command style will be?
Catch Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken next week!
Waiting for the enemies strength to congregate some where else so Clayman can wipe out The Animal Kingdom of Eurazania, classic war tactic.
Honestly I’m amazed, 4 episodes of pure diplomacy and exposition for viewers, this build up better bring some amazing things, lack of any action or progression for that matter (for them this was all same day) is how do I put it.. frustrating??
I guess when we the audience are so use to seeing Rimuru win battles and move huge troops to war and…obviously win. it’s easy to get bored of grown-up talks where everyone wears big boy pants and solve difficult problems. Actually I kind of like this, we get to see the diplomatic side of Rimuru Tempest for more than an episode. It’s great to see the good guys don’t always resort to being Conan The Barbarian on the villain. We get to see great leaders providing great leadership, helping the society by building solid relationships by trade, export and import to other nations.
We even got to see how Rimuru‘s team interrogate (Or lack there of…) a prisoner.
I am with you here…i found all of this fascinating and enjoyed it. This is proper world building and shows that there is more to Rimuru than just being an OP slime with a gentle heart. I do agree that it needs to move on now as 4 episodes was enough to establish the foundation of what comes next.
Anyone else noticed Beretta‘s hair style in the bath?
Yes, it reminded me of a certain Fate character that Ayako Kawasumi voices. 😀
Ramiris had some actually important news…
Who could have guessed that scatterbrained fairy could have real impact on the story…