At last, I was able to finish this isekai gem, Tensei shitara Slime Datta ken or That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime anime.
Along with the Shield Hero series, I looked forward to the adaptation of this series as I had been following the manga for quite awhile now.
Interestingly, the production team behind this anime adaptation didn’t follow the footsteps of the Shield hero where they changed some stuff. Instead, they went the same road as the Quintessential Quintuplets anime where they followed the manga, panel by panel.
I have no issues with this as long as its not bad adaptation, they could do the hell they want.
(PS: There’s no screenshot in this review as I watched this anime on Netflix.)
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” Veldora 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, Veldora 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. (MAL)
That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime Anime was something I expected to be a hit.
With the surge of alot of isekai animes, its saturated with cliche and generic storylines. The moment I stumbled on this series and read its synopsis, I knew that this one would be a hit.
Indeed, it was.
A lot of people adore this series.
As a fan of the manga, I am so happy.
It deserves every little bit of its recognition.
Now, how did this series become a hit and loved by many?
Definitely, any fan of the series would have their own set of answers to this, and my opinion would be the same as them. Still, it is worth sharing.
That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime Anime might have a generic isekai beginning, they were able to stand out over others by having solid story arcs. Each story arc of the series isn’t amazing or anything, it’s actually simple and common in an isekai anime, but its approach to the story was in another perspective. The characters are full of personality and they bounce with each other really well.
Having all of those factors together, they were able to create a fun and enjoyable isekai anime like no other.
However, I do admit that there were some arcs that were a bit dragging and boring compared to others. I do understand the importance of these arcs as they are significant in the overall plot, however, me feeling bored at times can’t be helped.
Another issue I have, though it is a tiny one and can’t be helped, it would be the ending. As the anime adapted and pretty much follow the sequence of the arcs shown in the manga, it was hard to find the proper arc to end the series.
Even before the anime aired, I was already curious as to how they would end the series. Yagate Kimi ni Naru had it bad for ending before the play was shown, I expected this Slime anime to be better.
However, they ended at the boring end.
It can’t be helped though, as the next arcs would be intense. So I do understand why they need to end there before entering the next arc.
Still, though, my main saving grace of this anime is the characters. Like I said before, each character, whether they are supporting or lead, had a different colorful personality and their interactions with each other are so fun to watch as they bounce well with each other.
Each one of them left an impression on me, even though I barely remember their names, as they are that memorable and had a significant part of the series. Even the villains all throughout the series were very intriguing and they were memorable too.
For the art and animation, they were on point from start to finish, it was consistent. The character designs were okay and similar to the manga counterpart, though I do admit, that I like the latter better as it was edgier compared to the former. I really like the fight scenes all throughout the series, as its clear they put a lot of budget in it. It was nice to see them as they were better than I expected.
The music was really good too. Both the 2 OP’s were really solid and definitely bangers to listen to. The ED’s were soothing and fun to listen to too. The overall OST was on point too. I’ll definitely try and find the soundtrack to listen to some specific tracks.
Overall, watching That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime Anime was a fun ride. I really enjoyed seeing it on screen rather than on manga panels. It was alot better than I expect it to be.
With the 2nd season coming, I hope they continue to adapt the source materials properly and also, I hope they would have a solid ending this time around.
Anyway, that is all.
This has been Will Sirius and thanks for reading.