October 21, 2018

In Todays World...

This is an important component of one's last will and testament.

For...some people. 
I hear tell.

From That Time I was Reincarnated as a Slime, which, perhaps surprisingly, is a show about exactly what it says on the tin.

A slime, for those of you who don't know, is a low level monster in a lot of computer role playing games, in the fantasy genre 'inspired' by D&D. They are essentially a  carnivorous blob of jello for beginning and low level players to learn the ropes on. The lowest and weakest of monsters.

Our hero, having done a genuinely heroic thing which got him killed, is granted a request by the what appears to be the Samsarra AI. However, his dying requests are contradictory and the transmigration algorithm screws up, reincarnating him in a suspiciously D&D like  fantasy world....but as a slime.

Yeah, it's another Isekai show, but the loser wish fulfillment is somewhat tempered by... 

Our hero.

But he's not just a slime! He has an intellect and all of his memories of his education, his job in construction oversight...and playing D&D. 

He quickly becomes the most OP...uh slime... you've ever seen. 

This is genuinely odd.
It's not, necessarily good mind you, but it has potential and at episode 3 it is amusing me quite a bit more than it perhaps ought to. 

Still watching.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 11:08 AM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 I wrote about the manga back last November, and my enthusiasm level for the anime, while reduced, is still pretty high.  The manga wore out its party trick by Volume 4, but seeing it animated brings some new energy to it.
I've watched the first two episodes, and it hews very close to the manga indeed. 

Posted by: Wonderduck at Sun Oct 21 17:40:36 2018 (OjmJE)

2 I'm put in mind of "Kumo desu ga, Nani Ka?" where the Heroine is reincarnated as a spider monster, and levels up absurdly.

Posted by: Mauser at Sun Oct 21 22:30:46 2018 (Ix1l6)

3 Kumoko is a different thing in a sense that it's high-stakes, razor-thin margin combat in every installment. Her arachine plot is surprisingly secondary to her daily struggle. Her world is narrow (for now - yes, I know, okay?). So, the phenomenally gripping action is the schtick. And how well it is done. I never was disgusted by the artificial, too convenient tricks - like the ending of Starship Operators, for example. No matter how crazy her trickery becomes, it has a certain consistency and fidelity to the setting.
Slime is a traditional isekai with only the MC being a slime. And yeah, he/she just eats everything in the end. The world is wide and has a ton of varying creatures, with national politics, etc. Sadly, love and romance are absent entirely, but it's quite rich otherwise.
I heard a lot of people complained how boring the slime anime was. Without the manga, they could not handle the infodump in ep.1.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Mon Oct 22 13:35:48 2018 (LZ7Bg)

4 Kumoko drives me a bit nuts because so much of the state/system just seem pulled out of nowhere.

Posted by: Mauser at Wed Oct 24 21:13:22 2018 (Ix1l6)

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