Thirty-seven-year-old Satoru Mikami is a typical corporate worker, who is perfectly content with his monotonous lifestyle in Tokyo, other than failing to nail down a girlfriend even once throughout his life. In the midst of a casual encounter with his colleague, he falls victim to a random assailant on the streets and is stabbed. However, while succumbing to his injuries, a peculiar voice echoes in his mind, and recites a bunch of commands which the dying man cannot make sense of.
When Satoru regains consciousness, he discovers that he has reincarnated as a goop of slime in an unfamiliar realm. In doing so, he acquires newfound skills—notably, the power to devour anything and mimic its appearance and abilities. He then stumbles upon the sealed Catastrophe-level monster "Storm Dragon" Verudora who had been sealed away for the past 300 years for devastating a town to ashes. Sympathetic to his predicament, Satoru befriends him, promising to assist in destroying the seal. In return, Verudora bestows upon him the name Rimuru Tempest to grant him divine protection.
Now, liberated from the mundanities of his past life, Rimuru embarks on a fresh journey with a distinct goal in mind. As he grows accustomed to his new physique, his gooey antics ripple throughout the world, gradually altering his fate.
'That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Loli Don't Mind The Slime Part It Is Just a Marketing Bait' is truly a fantastic self-insert series because the mc's face looks like a dead moth and the story line is basically Overlord but isekai. "B.. b-b..b.but isn't Overlord an isekai?" Not compared to this.. piece of.. slime.
The setup is a really great excuse for the story. One of the best ever to be honest. 37 years-old virgin NEET who hasn't left his apartment for 38 years goes outdoors for the first time ever and dies because the world is really a fucked up and sad place
to be living in anyway. Even his last words are "Please wipe my PC's HDD's." Lucky for him, he reincarnates and turns into a loli in this ideal world where he is awesome, everyone (especially people with tits) love him and in generally, here he is "pretty much a big deal". That's not literally how it goes, but the differences are miniscule (he has been outside before, sorry for the exaggeration). Totally not a loser or anything in his past life.
The reincarnation of our mc is the polar opposite of the real him and this new version of him happens when you put gary stu, swag and the outcome of a certain glopping sound in a blender, but instead of these things mixing together, they just start skipping over the 18000rpm blades like waddup are you even trying? and for some reason the color blue is relevant here. I guess because everything is blue for him. The sole worst part of the writing is the comedy in the series and since it heavily relies on the personality of our main character, he becomes quite useless piece of... slime rather quickly. For example, one of the first comedic reliefs is a scene regarding his daily life as a slime and there he says "I eat veggies because there is really nothing else to do here." And that's supposed to be a joke. Now, if this had been presented a bit differently, for example the mc saying "Ugh, I am so fucking bored I am eating grass", there is a high change that I would have sided with him, called him ma man and perhaps even laughed. The real alternative was just a childish, supposedly-witty remark that achieved nothing. And that's pretty much how this side of the thing works. There are even some lame Gintama-tier poop jokes. Not approved.
Other characters are great tho. Mainly because they consists of ridiculously hot and weird looking females that are not even humans. Some of them has green skin and big boobs, another comes with oni-features, pretty sure third one is a squirrel. Also, elves, elves and ero elves. As a person who likes that weird hentai shit, I have highly enjoyed the ecchi fanservice regarding our harem casting. There is also a huge-ass, badass dragon in the series who ends up being kinda tsundere. 10/10 idea, best since tsundere-shark subreddit. However, the outsome is 2/10 lameness and pure waste of potential. Especially dialogue between it and the mc is so dreadful it makes both of these characters seem exponentially worse than they would otherwise be. Most lines in the series is just filler be it mc talking with wolfies, orc grills or elves. Good thing they all love him/worship him as a god because he is such a nice guy.
The actual story of this series is simple. Our mc eats the dragon and becomes Naruto, then he starts exploring the fantasy world and committing acts that play out like side stories in j-rpg games except he does it with highly overpowered isekai Jesus manner because that's the entire point of this series + is being nice because nice is so nice. People get impressed over how amazing he is, others who are literally evilzz get hyped over the tsundere dragon. Real basic stuff that could shine if it was filled with interesting characters, cool action sequences or some details worth of anything. None is to be found in here.
The art of this series is somewhat experimental. There are drawings made by children, some type of spectrogram-tier audio logging shit, exhaust pipes against red backgrounds because Iunno why exactly, enter the void type of all-colors-of-rainbow sequences that quite well match the definition of digital vomit, and stuff that is too stupid to be even described. Gladfully these scenes are scarce and the real thing is way more generic, which is good because generic > this pseudo-artsy nonsense. The art during the actual story parts is simplistic yet efficient. Nothing to complain there. Sounds-wise, the mc sounds like a loli so I guess they achieved what they tried to do. The opening song and ending song both are easily the worst I have heard this season, but the OP has been kinda started to fit the acquired taste definition.
I think isekai is one of the best genres in the modern anime industry because it rarely takes itself too seriously. It tends to be over the top stupid and that makes it so genuinely entertaining to watch. It is also so very easy to forgive whatever problems they have, but loli datta end up disappointing me. It's not very fun to watch at all, just childish to a point that it feels like kids cartoon, and especially the ridiculously slow tempo is ruining the experience and making the whole thing just be all over the place. The manga is like 11x faster and better.
6 episodes in, and I can firmly say that Tensei Slime (or TenSura for short) is the isekai series to end all isekai series that has since premiered this year, and with Tate no Yuusha on the horizon to come next season, we're all set for (FINALLY) THE good isekai series to come out with full force.
This is a prelim and I'll just keep it short, because this is just too good. A slime, saving the entire isekai genre? I can live with that!
Story and characters:
Pretty much how EVERY isekai series start with the MC, some XX year-old Don't-care-what's-his-name got his life lost in the
real world, and then transported (or how I like to call it isekai-ed) into the fantasy world, but the character himself (or ITself) is really damn unique, taking in the form of a slime, which we hadn't seen for majority of isekai stories out there which are trying their "failing" best to be outlandish. And when do we see evidence trying to be broken right on the first try "RIP to MC's computer*???
On the one hand, for what has been presented, Rimuru the slime reincarated itself is really quite the character I never expected at one point but it really works wonders, being able to do all things that slimes usually do. And if you thought that Rimuru is OP, don't, because troubles will come in the next 3/4 of the show. And for those concerning the adaptation, it has been clarified from MAL that it's the manga, NOT the LN (which is based on the manga itself also). The characters, startting with Tsundere dragon Veldora to the goblin (Goblin Slayer, you're NOT welcome here T.T), werewolf and dwarf tribes were all quite interesting and this was all that I'd expected and more. Interactions don't feel as forced, but still has its comedic moments with the Great Sage-Rimuru analysis and such.
Art and animation:
A new refurbished logo for a flourishing studio. I can honestly believe that even with some worrying staff behind TenSura (such as director Yasuhito Kikuchi for his work on the Infinite Stratos series and such), this is studio 8-bit's Magnum Opus that is second to the awesome adaptation of the Grisala VN series. The artwork is simply great and captivating and the animation is top-notch too. Simply just one of the great components that flourish the qualities of the manga-translated adaptation to its best.
I'm just gonna take it straight: Where in the world will you get SO MUCH reveal just by looking at the OP and ED? It's like we're only just started, and immediately everyone notices it so much that the hype train just went up by a few notches! Besides that, people were expressing a bit over concerns that both the songs for the OP and ED are good, but if swapped around. I really thought that the OP was great for starters on the series itself, and TRUE's ED was leaps better, but really worked well as the ED. Regardless, this was a top-notch OST.
If you're reading my review and haven't watched this amazing isekai series, then what the hell are you doing? Go binge-watch the XX amount of episodes you have left out! Truly a great start to beat the Monday blues.
*If you are just too tired to read the whole thing just skip to the last paragraph*
This show puts a smile on my face.
Every season there is one show that just makes me happy as a person and makes me not regret getting into anime.
In Winter it was Yuru camp, in Spring it was Hinamatsuri, in Summer it was Cells at work and this Fall it is about a slime.
That time I got reincarnated as a slime is a show that actually makes you feels like you were reincarnated as a slime. These 6 episodes actually focuses a lot on the world building and
our MC finding a proper way to live there instead of giving him a harem.
*minimum spoiler review*
It is about our MC who got stabbed and was reincarnated as a slime. You don't need to be a rocket scientist to understand this but the selling point of the series for me was that everything was just making more sense than the rest of the isekais out there. The MC isn't just powerful by sheer luck he was
reincarnated in a cave and was named by a dragon and because of that he became powerful WHICH is the reference to the game logic that the villains having a name are more powerful than the ones without it. The MC then swallows him. The story right now focuses on the adventures of our MC (his name is Rimuru btw so I should probably stop calling him MC) in this world as a slime. The lowest level monster there is and waiting for the dragon to come out so that he can tell him about his adventures.
There is our MC which is the most realistic person to die die into the fantacy world. NO HE IS NOT A LOW LIFE ANIME LOVING WEEB, he is just a gut who works in an office. And he is a virgin.
Goblins were the first creatures that were introduced to us in that world and rather that making goblins look like..well like..Goblin Slayer goblins (i haven't checked the other reviews out yet but I am 100% sure EVERYONE has mentioned this) they are wayyyy more lovable and sweet.
Dwarfs are awesome and manly creatures who are true to their masters.
And the wolfs are pretty much the same.
There is not particularly any track that is spectacular. Some are rather forgettable but they all give that *fantasy world* charm that is necessary to have and they do it really well. The OP and ED are both really good.
Art and Animation-9
8bit studios have never been bad with animation. The animation is spectacular and consistently good with great details.The fight scenes so far (even if they are small) are good. The art is also pretty good with vibrant colors that just mixes well with the world.
The show has its own charm that just makes you wait eagerly for the next episode to come. It makes me happy and is a treasure for isekai genre.
After watching the first episode of Goblin Slayer I was actually planning to make a sarcastic review by just talking about it. But I just couldn't.
You might have noticed that I have not made an enjoyment section, that's because it is subjective (not because I am too tired and lazy :P). For me it is 10/10. This is my first review so I hope you will be easy on me.
Tensei Slime is THE isekai of the season, with a great first episode, it presented a relatable main character and how he ended up getting into another world but in a slime's body, all of this on a great animation budget and a good background music. I personally enjoyed it very much. The plot itself wraps p pretty originally and in a good way it connects up beetween events, in a not-rshed pace everything gets developed in a way that you get to really like most of its characters.
Rimuru himself is the star of the show, this cool slime fella is imensely cool, cute and
pretty likeable, he is a good guy, everyone in the anime likes him, everyone watching the anime likes him, he's the kind ideal protagonist a show should have, and most of all, he's original, I mean, when did you see a talking genious magician slime before? I say, never! He being a slime is the main reason everyone likes him, he's jsut original, if he was a simple teenager japanese boy, it wouldn't be the same thing.
Most of the sub-characters are great, we get to know the goblins(which in this anime are good, as opposed to the goblins in a certain other anime), they're carismatic, they're likeable. Same thing can be said about the wolves, tough less carismatic, the leader of the bunch is pretty cool.
Animation-wise this anime is great, I simply love the opening theme's animation, it's really well done, as well as the general animation, nothing feels bad or rushed in it.
OST, except for the great OP theme I don't think there's something really great about it, quite forgetable I must say :/
And that's about it, a more great than good story, a outstanding art, a ok music, a great character and of course I had a outstanding enjoyment.
Overall a great show with imense potential.