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.
A modern staple of fantasy legends, the Slime Monster is an amorphous, shapeless, gooey creature best represented by the original Dragon Quest Slime. They are typically weak, but certain slimes, such as massive ones, ones made of special materials, or ones that are immune to damage, can be quite dangerous and deadly. Its usual attack is to engulf its prey.
The Slime is an iconic creature from Dragon Quest, but the existence of slime monsters dates back at least as far as Dungeons and Dragons, to the Gelatinous Cube. Which is suggested to be an invention of Gary Gygax.
Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken is an adapted
series of Manga written by "Fuse" is the Maga Theme adventure and fantasy series was first released in March of the year two thousand five eventually got serialized this season.Seri was adapted by "8bit" and got twenty four episodes that started to date the two months ago, this series was so much not found many loggers of manga and anime because this series has a very unique story story as well as in the bamps of comedy elements that are very inviting lace tits make this series begin to reap its popularity.
Tells the story of an office employee named "Satoru Mikami" who wants to go to a restaurant to eat with his theme. But in the middle of a trip an unexpected event a criminal suddenly attacked his theme armed with courage and a sense of responsibility he was willing to sacrifice his life just for the theme Stabbed by the villain. Before he died he told his theme to destroy his PC (Personal Computer) because inside the PC had a very important secret document. For most people, we thought that we only lived once in this world but Satoru was strangely thrown into fantasy world where things that are impossible can happen in some of their abilities in the world he did some experiments including magic. But he still did not know why he was thrown in that strange world and why he turned into a slime instead of a human?
After being thrown into the world Fantasy Satoru met a dragon he asked about the world after chatting so many satoru decided to make the dragon his family and they changed his name to the "Tempest" Sorator himself changed his name to "Rimuru Tempest" but the dragon was still in the seal by the big crystal chunks to sealed the dragon's power the Satoru decided to bring the dragon by eating and analyzing how to free the dragon and that's the story rolling.
The themed of this series adventure has a good graphic quality not just a background or can we call the Landscape this series is also good in the character design.Seri has a very unique character that rarely owned any series is "slime" color selection so so many contrast making the real impression of the audience.Seri adapted from the manga is illustrated by "Kawakami Taiki" is quite interesting because it has a very unique character makes the illustrator difficult to adjust to other characters but it is not a big obstacle even with the very unique character can add to the storyline to become more interesting.
This series has a main character "Rimuru Tempest" he is a work office worn for stabbed by a criminal, in the unique capability of making this main character this is much popular than people not only the time appearance also no less as a unique creature Slime also has a funny and adorable impression. "Tempest" is a family name that has two members that is "Tempest Verudora" is a dragon that is cighed in the crystal and the other "Tempest Rimuru".
Incomplete if a good animation is not supported by the sound section. The "8bit" studio party brought in "Okasaki Miho" who will fill the Rimuru Tempest voice. For the studio's opening theme, "Takuma Terashima" will sing the nameless story as the opening theme. the opening theme will be sung by "TRUE" titled another colony.
As the Manga and Light novel reader if the two things got the serialization then it was so glad to be first-shaped and the following now the series began adapting to being a video.Resial was honestly he was nice since I read the Mangananya series and I really enjoyed the series and in the end the series got a serialization was the news is happy. In this season has some very good series of one of these Tensei Slime this.
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.
'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.
"That time I got roped into thinking that this anime might actually be good after seeing all of the praise for it only to be terribly disappointed" basically sums of my experience with TenSura right now.
This season's token isekai anime is super duper original because it's protagonist gets reincarnated as a slime instead of a person. Mind = Blown. Our hero is portrayed as an embarrassment to society with no unique qualities who dies a horrible death when he ventures outside to communicate with other humans. Now here we have the moral of the story: Don't go outside kids. So after dying a virgin
and being reborn in a fantasy world as a slime, our hero suddenly develops communication and tactical skills out of nowhere and gets a voice actor who doesn't sound dead on the inside. This is where the mediocre adventure of a slime begins.
You know what the biggest flaw of this anime is? It isn't entertaining. I just don't find the humor funny, and when you're a comedy anime, this is a pretty significant issue. And the one thing that the anime included that was actually amusing, which was the frickin tsundere dragon, the protagonist just has to go and ruin it by eating said tsundere dragon. I mean damn, If I wanted to watch vore, I'd find some messed up hentai to watch instead. So before being consumed, the tsundere dragon and the slime gave each other the name Tempest. Now another reason why I'm bored slimeless by this anime is because Tempest is a pretty lackluster protagonist. He just does things with seemingly no actual purpose, and...yeah, there's really nothing else to say about him actually. Oh wait, his most notable characteristic is the fact that he's a pervert who likes boobs. Which leads us to the one enjoyable aspect of this anime:
Monster Girl Tiddies
That's right, we've got goblin tits, elf boobs, and so many other female species with cleavage. I can't wait to see what monster they decide to slap breasts on next! Because when everything else fails, just throw in some fan service, and all problems are solved, amiright? It doesn't matter if the plot is garbage, because sexy anime girls make everything better! Seriously though, the plot of TenSura has been painfully mediocre so far. Nothing eventful has happened. Every character worships Tempest because he's da supah cool protagonist with no flaws whatsoever who helps out everyone he meets. Yep, that's basically the synopsis of the narrative. Plus the visuals and sound of this anime are rather standard and forgettable, which doesn't help.
If a comedy anime makes me yawn more than laugh like TenSura's done thus far, then there's a problem. Sprinkle in a generic isekai plot and add a teaspoon of undeveloped characters and you get quite the slime of an anime.
Honestly, the whole isekai trope isn't inherently bad- It's definitely feasible to make something genuinely good with creative world building, interesting character interactions, good direction and premise, and so on. Unfortunately, this series, like most others, has none of those and is quite literally the most trite isekai that could be made by what I'd presume to be a human. Though if someone said this was computer generated by re-using every awful isekai trope ever, I'd unironically believe it. This is a prime example of a series using an incredibly "clickbaity" title as a hook without offering anything of substance beyond it, and it really
First of all, even the title is boring as shit aside from the "slime" part. "That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime" says nothing aside from the fact that the main character is going to be a slime. Big if true. Shocking. Apparently the author had real difficult time coming up with the title. Sure, there isn't anything inherently wrong with making an eyecatching title- But if the answer to that is just literally putting the premise as one, then it's pretty safe to say the author is very obviously creatively bankrupt and the series isn't worth the time. And to add to the insult, the character is an overpowered sue character that doesn't even abide by the common notion of a slime and the series becomes another self-insert power fantasy. And to even further add to the insult, it still manages to use the generic cute anime girl design instead of the slime in the promotional poster. Amazing.
The setting of this series is also disgustingly generic, and it really boggles my mind how some people unironically think any of this is good world building. Slimes, dwarves, goblins, orcs, monster wolves, dragons, elves, demon lords, and just any other Dragon Quest reject mobs you can think of, and it's got them all. Essentially it's like making a randomly generated dungeon with RPG Maker's premade assets and just calling it a day. There's nothing interesting to look at, because you've seen them all before- The only thing that could remotely subvert an expectation would be that they act slightly differently from the "norm", but even that is overdone and tiring.
But you might be thinking, "Who cares if it borrows assets from every other isekai fantasy series ever? That doesn't say anything about its writing quality." And you'd be right- It doesn't. But what it says about the series, is just complete utter lack of creativity not only in assets, but also in just general writing.
Just look at this nonsense up to the sixth episode:
[minor spoiler below]
The main character gets reincarnated as a slime in a different world- Then immediately by the second episode, he becomes an overpowered sue character that can quite literally do anything. They can just eat anything of any size and instantly gain all of its powers and abilities, because apparently that's what slimes do. He also has infinite storage of what he eats, and can finitely but perfectly reproduce anything he also eats as long as he has the resources in his infinite storage. Then if that wasn't enough, he also gets a giant exposition machine called The Great Sage in his head that just explains away anything that he might be unfamiliar with, so there's absolutely no struggle. Then if that also wasn't enough, he doesn't have any motivation whatsoever other than completing a few "side quests" he might encounter along the way, so his characterization is the most boring "good guy" trope you can think of. Then of course, everyone likes him because he's Number One. And if there's someone who doesn't like him? Clearly must be evil or stupid. Or both.
[minor spoiler above]
The fact that the writing needs a gigantic exposition machine in the first place already shows that the writer is absolutely incompetent and that unraveling his dollar store isekai world care package through other means is simply beyond his talent. This exposition machine is also incredibly obnoxious as it constantly cuts off whatever is happening on the screen into some Shaft-style Powerpoint presentation mode whenever it wants to explain, which just doesn't do well for the flow of the show. This sort of exposition machine is commonly used in narrative when the main character isn't talkative or is a video game character that responds based on player input to add some sort of character dynamic while maintaining that form of interactivity- So when it's used aside a very talkative main character, it really goes to show terrible the writing is to warrant the usage of it.
And finally, the show doesn't even make great use of what little it has going for it- The production budget. I guess they thought they found the next Overlord in the making, so the quality of the visuals is actually pretty good. Sadly, the series also spends a lot of time on minutes and minutes of monologue, explaining characters' powers and abilities, and covering backstories of side characters nobody cares about. Essentially, this is the Weeny Hut Jr. version of Sword Art Online, but I guess people don't even notice the similarities because Kirito got a cool slime mask. With this trend, I can already see that "Reborn as a Vending Machine, Now I Wander the Dungeon" series having a bright future as soon as it's picked up by any semi-decent studio. No, that actually is a thing. And yes, anime is fucking dead.
I love to see how the anime industry supports these authors who in their stories abjectly abuse the same format, and within the same format take advantage of the same resources and end up creating a garbage like this BUT that inevitably takes the liking of Most, I love it.
It must be clear that the protagonist, a man of 37 yo, is a failure, so the first thing that is mentioned in the anime is that it is a virgin and all that, but being transported magically to another world and lifestyle, its existence begins to be more interesting, a premise that reminds me
of another 200 animes that I saw.
Being more specific, my problem with most of the stories that are based on reality, but that have supernatural facts, is the mediocre execution that they decide to give him in a hurry, here in less than 5 minutes we had a protagonist lying on the floor about to pass for the other side, they even tried to dramatize the moment even knowing that it was going to turn into a blue bug. The process of translacion although it has been mediocre, although that supposedly should not matter could be worse...
The only thing that has "original" in this anime is the most obvious, the Slime is usually portrayed as a weak and insignificant creature, the author knowing that and had the great idea of turning it into an all-powerful being and protagonist of its history, Deconstruction = masterpiece.
Speaking of the characters, at no time I noticed a good interaction between the cast shown so far, the dialogues are boring at all times, the moments that predominate the chapters try to be mature or at least serious, the protagonist spends too much time talking alone inquiring about irrelevant things.
Like any other isekai, is it well executed but seriously, again the same?
The series has no message, the writing is very poor and off, the fights I do not know if they deserve to be called fights because their modality is absurd, because of the context that they are given, and because of the acting of the characters especially the powers of the Slime.
The animation is not allowed to be bad because it is one of the things that the viewer has more in mind today with these mediocre animes, therefore, the animation is spectacular, but the settings are not good enough for my taste.
Admittedly, the fever of overrating began with what the manga started and because the protagonist is a blue Slime OP.
Who knew that the isekai genre could be saved by a fucking slime...
The art style in the anime can be seen as very basic for your typical isekai with some very little tweaks but honestly you can't fault a show for having a regular art style; however what stands out is that the animation is typically smooth and the action scenes so far (even though there haven't been many) have all been executed well! And thank fuck for NO FUCKING CGI goblins/monsters! Sound wise, the OST isn't mind blowing and neither is the OP but they are acceptable and borderline good but yet again I
have to give props to the VAs for this anime, especially the slime's VA which completely matches the characters cute, lovable personality that makes you really cheer for it/him/her?
Now although there haven't been many key characters introduced besides the slime, all the background characters are different yet likeable which is difficult to do; I find myself liking every character in every new episode, even the asshole characters! However, yet again, the slime shines through as easily one of the most likeable protagonist this season simply due to the fact that the MC doesn't follow a typical "I'm OP, lemme start a shitty harem and be a massive dick while beating the shit out of everything in my way!" I love Rimuru simply for the fact that he's genuinely a good and likeable character! Plot wise, the show has been average, maybe above average at best with some very familiar tropes early on although the introduction into the isekai is rather original and quite a cool concept! However, the freshness of the concept is later overshadowed by tropes that happen in every isekai; I understand that some of them are simple ways to world build etc. but it's been done so much that it ruins the excitement of wanting the plot to progress.
Due to a lackluster plot and not enough indulgent into other characters besides the slime, this anime loses some points but it doesn't mean that it isn't one of the funnest and most enjoyable shows of the season because it fucking is! Honestly, I should probably lower the score to a 7 or so but I can't do that simply for my enjoyment factor and how awesome that adorable little slime is! (He really makes you root for him!)
One of the best fantasy world based anime's this year, this anime manages to be unique in the most over-saturated genre.
Our mc becomes a slime, and the biological and emotional challenges are presented to us in a comedic way in the first 2 episodes. For the rest of the 6 episodes Iv'e watched, the mc is meeting new characters where the few main supporting characters are developed rapidly. This gives a sense of a real community as it wouldn't be realistic to build meaningful relationships with every other character. The story gets 9/10
for Art and Sound , they
both get 10/10. Animation is crisp, even the physics of the slime are nearly spot on. Music is great and really carries the fantasy world feel to it.
Character and Enjoyment and 9/10 and 10/10 respectively. The mc is great but in some cases stalls too much to use his power which does create some suspense, but is logically not needed. Characters who are needed to be developed are, but the add-ons can be very generic. Nonetheless this doesn't hinder how enjoyable the anime is, the atmosphere is done really well and definitely carries the fantasy feel to it. The anime can be funny, exciting, suspenseful, and dramatic all in one episode. This is the most enjoyable anime of the season.
Overall it gets a 9.5/10, great watch to probably everyone who likes fantasy worlds.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime — but not really, since writing a fantasy story with an actually weak main character would take some effort, so let's just throw that overpowered blue blob into the usual generic JRPG fantasy world and hope we can get away with it.
Well, they did. After all, that title would be too long even for a light novel. And the isekai formula still works like a charm: you just need to change whatever the main character gets incarnated in next, be it a polar bear, a vending machine, or — oh for fuck's sake — bloody Vladimir Putin
(just make sure to make them all overpowered self-insert characters, or else...they might start taking you seriously).
Dude dies and gets reincarnated as a demigo...I mean, a slime, in the aforementioned generic fantasy world (which needs no introduction, if you saw one you saw them all). Every obstacle is won over some stupidly overpowered ability the slime was incarnated with for some reason; probably cheat codes. It doesn't last long, though, since a cute blue-haired girl sells more.
At first, it got me excited, since the first episode is pretty irreverent and fun, and I thought I was in for a parody-esque anime in the vein of Konosuba; as the second kicked in, however, it was obvious this would be just your run-of-the-mill isekai with nothing new under the sun. I kept watching to see if they could turn it around, but it doesn't seem it will. It can't decide if it wants to take itself seriously or not, and meanwhile, it bores you to death.
Inexistent I guess? Rimuru's voice got annoying right on episode 2, and he (?) doesn't really have a relevant personality. Everyone else but two characters who receive the flashback treatment on the Dwarf Town (which doesn't really help us care about them) is just fodder for jokes or for Rimuru's slow descent into megalomania.
In episode 6 we finally meet our promised main girl...which proceeds to fall in love at first sight with our dear blob, so I figure we can get her out of the picture as to having any chance of being a decent character.*
The animation is actually pretty good when it wants, but most of the time it doesn't really matter. The bits in which Rimuru communicates with the sage, especially at the first episode, were pretty nice to look at. A shame the rest is just unremarkable.
The opening/ending is ok. Not much to look at. Rimuru's voice gets annoying, though, especially when he starts laughing.
If you are looking for something that will make you mildly amused at best for a couple of minutes each week, give it a try. It might just be your cup of tea. Otherwise, it's just an utter waste of time and you won't find anything redeemable here. Better dispose of that ever-growing plan to watch list before.
*SPOILER: she dies. The episode after. Now this is going swell.
As far as I’m concerned, this anime revolves around a generic intro where some dude gets transported into another world by means unknown and becomes some overpowered person, from a nobody to a somebody.
So far, many Isekai anime takes up this form (the past few at least)
However, reincarnation is a first, especially as a slime. Who said slimes weren’t overpowered ‘weakest’ creature my ass! Rimuru with his skill, ‘Predator’ allows him to basically eat anything and obtain their powers which is actually pretty damn overpowered!
He also has a load of ‘mana’ and not to mention the ability to store a large amount of things
in his small sized body, kinda defys the laws of physics but oh well!
So far, the anime is heading in the right direction where Rimuru is slowly gaining fame and the sub characters are also developing pretty well, it’s a slow and steady pace and it’s great!
The storyline moving slowly also allows the development of how things work in that world and has a very simple concept to it, no complicated system whatsoever kinda makes the anime sort of calm and steady.
So far so good! P.S I never read the manga or the LN before
The music of the anime is also good, the OP really suits the theme of this anime really well leaving potential hints here and there that leaves me to ponder how everything will play out, I’m still waiting for that plot twist (if there is one)
The sound effects and art style are also TOP notch, I particularly love the explosive sound effects in the fight scenes where cool moves are used, including the explosive wind sound effects very nice!
So as far as I’m concerned everything is going nicely, this anime might even become that masterpiece everyone’s been waiting for!
Last edit: As of episode 7, this anime just got MUCH BETTER with the introduction of new characters and a dope FACEOFF with a Jinn, an Ifrit which supposedly had been possessing a young beautiful girl that was introduced.
Which Rimuru defeated with Predator and the Ifrit got into his stomach which Veldora greeted-
Every episode just gets me craving for more, it’s that good!
Overpowered Slime MC
Lots of different creatures (monsters)
Goblins with tiddies (fanservice) P.S Goblin Slayer you’re not welcomed
Awesome character designs and cool sound effects
Isekai fan reporting in. I've watched many Isekais so far, including Death March and Isekai Smartphone (that one was pretty fun to be honest), so when I heard we're getting ANOTHER Isekai anime, how can I not check it out?
It was paired with tons of praise (thanks r/anime) which made me think it's some hot stuff.
8 episodes in, and nope. Nothing.
It's not bad, it's not good, it's "Fine I guess".
The pacing is the biggest problem with the anime. I already have one anime to follow which has the pacing of a snail (thanks One Piece), but unlike One Piece which actually has some
decent stuff going on, Slime has definitely nothing.
Today's episode (8) had 0 content in it (it was 1 page in the manga) yet spread out to 24 minutes, including the MC summarizing what happened in the last few episodes TWICE.
8 Episodes in, and we still have no definite story. Our "super interesting" Slime MC does nothing but wander around and beat some bad guys on the way for no real reason. Then we get introduced to a new, interesting character, and the writer hypes us up. Nope, gone.
So Slime-san is just wandering aimlessly, while showing us some fanservice of huge elf/goblin/whatever boobs (because why not?)
Isekai Smartphone was fun because it didn't take itself seriously, it just shits on everything the Isekai Harem genre presents. But it seems like Slime Datta wants to take itself... seriously?
Oh and I say it has no Harem but everyone love him because he's such a nice guy. Not a Harem of 5 girls, but of many women and men.
Now, we already see from the get go that our Slime-san is OP. That's ok, but instead of showing us some flashy fights with him using his super OP powers, nah, he wins because of some other stupid reason.
[Spoiler] Imagine there's a big fire spirit who is super strong and destroyed a village in a second. Our MC must fight him. Fire spirit makes everything burn, while our MC is thinking of a way of action. Then he gets caught in the flames! Oh what will he do? Will he eat the flames and enhance himself? Will he transform into one of the bigger monsters he just ate? Will he cover himself in water? Oh boy what will he do?! Nah, he's just fire resistant. So fire doesn't affect him at all. Great...[EndSpoiler]
Boring, I might not drop it just yet, but I might soon.
Let me get this straight right off the bat: this is just another isekai anime. If you think the genre overall isn't that bad or if you think that it's good you're going to find this series above average. If you don't like isekai overall this isn't going to rock your world or change your mind, the only real thing it has going for it is the fact that the slime is kind of charming and the series doesn't focus on humans (more on that later).
Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken is an incredibly middle of the road isekai without incredibly glaring weaknesses or immense strengths.
It has a distinct artstyle, which is more than can be said about most anime nowadays, it has a protagonist that's charming at times and an incredibly shounen feel to it. There's not really that much to say about it beyond that but I'll try my best going into detail about aspects that set it apart from it's ilk and whether it really succeeds or not.
The art is fairly pleasing to the eye and isn't in a style that you're likely to find in many modern anime. It's got an almost painterly aesthetic with a pastel theme but it isn't incredibly noteworthy beyond that. The animation itself is above average in some regards but it's not completely mindblowing. I'm not saying it looks bad by any means, I'd even say it looks great (especially when they animate the slime), however it isn't pushing the boundaries of what came before.
Onto the main protagonist, and let's be frank here: this guy is identical to basically every isekai protagonist ever. To say otherwise is to say that what separates every person from one another is the color of their skin. I'll admit to not having watched many isekai anime, but of the ones I have seen or at least know about, Rimura is cut from the same cloth. He's another guy that had very few relationships in real life, he's overpowered and has abilities that nobody else has, he's dedicated to helping people and is doubtful of his ability to live up to the power given to him in the new world in spite of the fact that all of his decisions end up being right, etc. The biggest thing going for him is the fact that he can be a pretty charming fellow with no shortage of endearing emotes (as in using his slime body to emote).
The last difference between Slime and other isekai that I personally can think of is the focus on non-human characters, but the thing is that they're basically people in monster clothing. If you told me that all the characters were human without me looking at them I'd believe you. This isn't a problem with the series in the slightest, I'm just noting how a a possible point of distinction doesn't amount to anything noteworthy, as is most of the differences this anime has to other isekai.
Overall: 6 (I like the way it looks so I gave it an extra point)
This is the first time I write a review, but I enjoyed the anime a lot (even though it was just the first 6 episodes)
Story (10) -
I have to admit I dropped the manga at chapter one a year ago since the exaggerated and unrealistic storytelling was a bit obnoxious, but now I see how I was wrong. While the events that take place in the beginning (the human world) feel more like a sit-com, it contributed well to the main isekai storyline. That's because you feel a sense of detachment from the real-world characters and their feelings as the anime itself doesn't take
them seriously. That aside, the story is more easy-going. There are some out-of-the-box ideas here and there, as well. The storytelling is simple but does its job really well, and that's how it should always be (especially since the story isn't complex).
Character (9) -
We can all agree that the main character, Rimuru, is pretty damn OP. But the anime handles it well as his knowledge of the otherworld's rules are very vague and nonexistent, creating an obstacle for our MC. Luckily, the anime also introduces a possible "antagonist" that is yet to make a proper appearance. So far there isn't a proper one as the characters have just been fully introduced.
Art (9) -
It's easy to tell that a lot of care has been put into the art and animation. The backgrounds set a fitting mood for the story. The animation is smooth and doesn't use CG that often (thank god). The art style does have some flaws (in my opinion) but they're very minor. Overall, the colors are bright and the animation isn't lazy, what more do you need?
Sound (9) -
I will admit that I haven't focused on the OST. The OP is good and catchy but doesn't stand out that much. Nevertheless, it's not bad.
Enjoyment (10) -
I really have to give it to the author and producer because this show is possibly the most entertaining one this season. It's not complex or filled with edge or gore. There is some fanservice, but it doesn't get in the way of the main events– in fact, it contributes positively to the comedic side of the story.
Overall (10) -
As I mentioned, this is quite possibly the most entertaining show I've watched this season (and maybe my favorite). It keeps things simple and not many factors contrast others. Yes, it's an isekai, but it's a gem compared to others in the genre (*cough* How Not to Summon a Demon Lord *cough*) speaking of which, this show does everything better than "How Not to Summon a Demon Lord." Hopefully, this helped
Mikami Satoru, your average businessman residing in Tokyo, Japan, gets stabbed and dies by a passing murderer. He gets reincarnated as a Slime in a parallel world. This Slime is not your average weak and lame Slime you'd find in every MMO game, but a Slime with special abilities and unique skills that make him overpowered. He meets Veldora, the Storm Dragon in a cave where he was reincarnated to, becomes friends with him and was named as "Rimuru Tempest".
Story (9): This is undoubtedly the isekai series to set the bar for the upcoming isekai series out there. It all starts off
with a decent way of someone going into a parallel world, but from then on, the anime blew my mind. At first, I was a little skeptical of the anime title because it would just be a story of someone reincarnating as a Slime, A SLIME out of all things, how could that be any interesting? But fortunately, I gave it a try and now I just can't wait for the next episode to air. Despite being overpowered as hell, Rimuru just wants to co-exist with humans and monsters alike, even creating his own village which consists of different monster races. With some comedy every now and then, you would expect this to be one of the best animes out there.
Art (9): Art is simply beautiful. Nothing much to say here.
Sound (9): The OP and ED are PERFECT.
Character (9): Like I said, despite Rimuru being overpowered as hell, he doesn't use his power to destroy everything in his path. Usually someone with this much power would just dominate the whole world but this anime is different and I love it. Every character is special in their own way and they're not textbook like.
Overall Enjoyment (9): I definitely hope that this anime would go on as it is. Would definitely be a shame if it were to start of so good and become bad later on.
Okay, I'm usually rarely the type to go blindly into series, but this one just popped up in recommended for Goblin Slayer. The synopsis seemed fun, even without romance, which I sometimes like depending on the mood. There have been shows before, shows with very similar premise, and that is even more exciting with the fact on-board - I am the type to search for shows that are similar to the ones I liked very much before, or at least in the way of what I'd like to see in a series I imagine interesting for myself.
I started the first episodes and literally rushed it
down to 8 episodes. It has been ages since I saw such flowing story telling, visuals, fantasy THAT MADE SENSE and great communication among characters and the viewer. The visualization of the Rimiru's 'AI mind' is a lovely execution that appeals to me and lets you understand, receive, perceive the information even better, it does feel much more like-able as opposed if it was without such. It is the first show in a while that wasn't invoking a lot of obvious predictions in my mind - it only provoked theories that I wondered how and why would and could happen (especially seeing EDs/OPs), which would be cool to witness, but the action and the main character very well captures your attention not to bother with that! I love how the main character deals with the difficult decisions and how certain people, for example, the Conqueror of Flames, entrusts her life to the main character and her will is carried on. The main character, who appeared to have an uneventful life before, now has a life where he has an adventurous time, but still carries on the similar fate - to help, understand people. The fact that the main character has memories that can be applied to the current situations deepens the relation as well. The combat scenes and animation, in general, are very well done and presented, it is indeed slimeisfying watching a slime fight.
The only thing I hope is that this show does not fail on its way. The story will end eventually, everything will end eventually, but I wish the best of luck to the studio to execute it as well as those current episodes are airing. It definitely captivated me, and I do hope it continues to do so in the future!
Overall: 10/10, with the right to change if any of the criteria are affected by the series further progress
P.S. Keeping Rimiru in the form of Shizu definitely feels like something I look forward to seeing more often :>
Rebirth into a Different world, Okay.
Getting Overpowered skills and abilities from the start. Alright looking good.
Expecting a Cool looking Hero and Getting a Slime.. WTF?! WOW
When I first watched the anime , I thought of this as weird, unusual way to tell a isekai/ Another world story.Like its really a Slime, we are talking about here on the first view and perspective.
It started a bit funnily and mysteriously , but after couple of episode, I grew fond and got hooked on the slime a.k.a Rimuru.
Okay Rimuru has Over powered skill right from the start, especially after meeting the Dragon, but he really doesnt act
all proud and mighty, neither trying to look cool or trying to abuse his power or neither some weird intent. I am like wow i am really starting to like this and before i knew i got hooked.
The story has begun on the basis and elements of a MMO RPG , and boy i am Loving it!
When Rimuru came to the outside world from the cave, a whole lot of surprises awaited.
There are a lot of races of monsters, Humans and different kind of beings we get introduced to like in a mmo rpg, But what makes it interesting is, how he is underestimated greatly since he is C'MON A FREAKING SLIME! but our boy (Sorry Slime) rimuru keeps us surprised and proving his abilities and imagination can knock us out our seats but also he can make us laugh with his hysterics.
I love that kind of character development. He has good personality, loves to be serious and funny at the same time, his slimy expressions are so hysterical and enjoyable. He roams around acquires skills, he learns through a mysterious but amazing ability acquired through his afterlife choices., making allies and underlings, utilize his ability to the utmost. And you know the best part?? its just getting Started!
Animation is beautifully balanced with good colors, detailed drawings and good animation perfectly made for a isekai scenario by 8 Bit studios.
As for music, Takuma Terashima is performing the series' opening theme song "Nameless story and for outro Miho karasawa/ True sings the ending theme song "Another colony".
Many viewers are thinking that the main character will stay strongest forever. But gathering from the glimpses of other characters anime has shown us till now that's not the case at all. Soon the real story will begin and it will be get interesting and the story will keep on getting better i feel, 24 episodes is really worth to wait and watch how it unfolds.
Definitely one of the Best Anime's to watch this Fall season. I hope more viewers can watch and admire this great piece of work. Definitely Highly recommended.
Other world anime is very good, I am a lover of other world anime. The story line in this anime is very interesting and I guarantee that the next episode will be even more interesting. The visual design offered in this anime slightly makes my eyes fascinated. Everything is good, starting from the sound of the characters that are in this instance, it can be said to be a little different from the others. I really enjoy this anime because the first of the characters presented is very interesting and certainly the second is the storyline. If you like other world anime whose characters are
not human but monsters, I highly recommend this for you