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Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken 2nd Season

Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken 2nd Season

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English: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2

Synonyms: Tensura 2

Japanese: 転生したらスライムだった件


Information

Type:TV

Episodes: 12

Status: Finished Airing

Aired: Jan 12, 2021 to Mar 30, 2021

Premiered:Winter 2021

Broadcast: Tuesdays at 23:00 (JST)

Producers:Kodansha

Licensors:Funimation

Studios:8bit

Source: Light novel

Genres:ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy

Theme:DemonsDemons

Duration: 23 min. per ep.

Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Score:8.411(scored by 299261299,261 users)

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Ranked:#1542

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Popularity: #239

Members: 604,937

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Second season of Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken.

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In the second season of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Rimuru is mainly interested in creating equality for fantasy beings and humans. It would involve negotiating property, spheres of influence, and moral ideals with other races. If that conflict sounds interesting, you'll be disappointed. The story sweeps the perceived plot under the rug in favor of a one-sided war and meaningless dialogue. I would have preferred to see Rimuru gain equality for his people diplomatically as they hinted at. Instead, we got a formulaic fantasy war that became entirely pointless in the end. If you liked the first season of That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime but wished it had been edgier, you might enjoy this.

Despite the copious amount of dialogue, Slime is incapable of intelligently resolving conflicts without having characters fight. Aside from slightly better than average animation quality, Slime is similar to every other action isekai clogging up the seasonal anime roster. You could argue it's because the main character began a civilization, but it's surface level. Why is Rimuru's society so perfect? Why doesn't it have any problems? It's because he is perfect in the eyes of the author and the audience. He's written for you to project yourself onto a seemingly flawless hero. The weirdest part is, no one questions him. He's always right. The show had chances to prove it is mature by letting its dead characters stay dead. But death is never permanent unless it's the bad guys.

The first half of the season spins its wheels like a carriage slowly approaching a cohesive story. Rimuru and co. fool around, and it is more or less what you'd expect from an OVA of a typical anime. Plenty of fanservice to go around, the same lame jokes, no character development. The only 'story' in this section is exposition dumps. Through conversations with aristocrats, Rimuru makes trade agreements for supplies. Their negotiations involve drinking alcohol, then immediately agreeing with each other. It’s boring. Rimuru still goes off on tangents explaining his next plans as an almighty leader to no one in particular. His dialogue continues to feel like meaningless word salad ripped directly from the light novel. He narrates to the audience as if the author has never heard of the term "show-don't-tell.” The writers were somewhat aware of how dull the script was because Rimuru has a few unfunny quips to break up the monotony. The English dub makes more attempts at humor. That's even less funny than the Japanese jokes. His jokes read like they were written by middle-aged investors rather than someone with a sense of humor. The rest of the cast doesn't add to the humdrum script—or much of anything.

There is no reason to care about any of these characters. Rinmuru's followers have individual drama, but it ultimately has no bearing on the story. Despite being nice to everyone, Rimuru doesn't seem to care when his people die—and I can't blame him. The side cast simply vomits exposition to progress the plot, and all of it is presented as slide shows that drag on for minutes on end: similar to The Promised Neverland S2.

Compare these characters to the cast of Re:Zero; there are fewer of them, colorful personalities, they each get backstories, and the hero needs their help to succeed. Most of all, they have enough depth to intrigue us. In Slime Time, Rimuru can do everything on his own. There are unnecessary characters, and the relevant ones barely get characterization. Even the most present side characters are fanservice vehicles. Like Shion, AKA boob woman. In case you forgot her (I don't blame you), she is Rimuru's secretary who doesn't do anything except flop around and throw tantrums like a newborn child. Shion is your typical power fantasy waifu bait—she's inexplicably in love with the main character. Despite having powers, she constantly needs help, not just physically, but Rimuru needs to pacify her when she behaves like a child. It was almost laughable when we found out she was unceremoniously killed off-screen, along with scores of Rimuru's citizens. It was glaringly obvious they'd be resurrected by the all-powerful Rimuru. At least that annoying scantily-clad loli was absent this season.

The most memorable subplot told a sappy love story between two irrelevant characters. Their relationship progressed too fast even to care. Still, it was an attempt. The woman was a cliche damsel in distress; despite having powers (like Shion), she's incapable of doing anything independently. Hilariously, she even gets a powerup when her boyfriend hugs her. Unfortunately, the couple became little more than Rimuru's toys. In the eighth episode, Rimuru brutally murdered her. He declared, "You need to die," with no explanation, then killed her in front of her lover. They embrace melancholically, he screams, she dies. Shortly after that, he reveals he had to rip out her heart and replace it with a new one to prevent the demon lord from controlling her. It's pretty convoluted, but what confused me the most is how unnecessary it was. Rimuru could've easily done the replacement quickly, in private, or at least warned her boyfriend first. But no, this is Slime Time. Rimuru plays with their lives and our emotions for artificial drama. This scene is a microcosm of the show's biggest problem: The sad moments are inevitable and blatantly mapped out. If a villain dies, they stay dead, but the good guys rarely die permanently. I've seen people defend this lack of stakes by saying, "It's a comedy show. Of course, they come back to life." But why kill the characters, to begin with? There's nothing funny about it unless you find ridiculously predictable writing hilarious.

Warning: Discussion of sexual assault below.
At around the halfway point, the most contrived conflict in all of Slime Time began. One of Rimuru's civilians, a goblin kid, gets falsely accused of sexually assaulting a girl—and that's how the war ignites. Although the second season's political backdrop is one of uncertainty, it is not why the war began. Rimuru and his followers want things to change, namely integrating his mixed-race society with the homogeneous human civilization. The church represents the humans, who want society to regress—to achieve this, they endeavor to genocide all monsters. Rimuru's solution to the war is to win the war in five minutes (even those who surrender) and colonize their land. I cannot root for a protagonist who willingly kills people who surrender. That's a war crime in our world. Though I suppose that makes Rimuru no different than the average politician in the US. He's like the US president of the isekai genre.

To tell you the truth, none of this intriguing political tension began the war—just comically evil villains who stirred drama for the sake of it. The girl who accused the goblin smirked menacingly when all the townspeople believed her immediately. It's lazy writing, at best. At worst, it shows the writer is out of touch with reality; women rarely falsely accuse men. Portraying these kinds of shallow conflicts makes women who speak up about sexual harassment only adds to the stigma that they deserve to be ashamed and discredited. If you're familiar with these kinds of controversies, you'll know the anime community harbors an inordinate amount of people who harass the victims. I should've known Slime wasn't above using these tinker-toy Shield Hero plot devices.

One of the girl's partners, a human with dark hair and a hoodie, is a 1-dimensional pervert—no different from Sword Art Online's antagonists. He objectifies Rinmuru's female companions by saying, "I'll make her my slave. I'll torture her until she cries and begs for forgiveness." Then when he fights Shion, he makes her collapse. He smirks creepily, and the camera is below her boobs. It's trying to make the threat of sexual assault titillating. This hentai-tier screenwriting does nothing but pander to the lowest common denominator.

The accusation leads to an all-out war fueled by racism towards the goblins. When Rinmuru sees the aftermath, he realizes there are consequences to his actions: Humans kill and injure his orc followers because of prejudice towards monsters. Long ago, he told them never to belittle other races, making them too trusting of bigots. What is the message? Racism is inevitable even if you attempt to be amicable. The problem with portraying racism in a fantasy setting is, creatures like goblins and orcs are fundamentally different beings (and predisposed to violence). There's no comparison to the real world.

On the production side, there's a noticeable decline in quality: animation shortcuts, dull fight scenes, simplified character designs. There were times it looked like they used background art assets from roadblocks. Stiff CGI character models were placed right in front of the camera—it's like they didn't even care if we noticed it. The excessive still-images extended dialogue scenes, which likely caused some of the 'tell-don't-show' problems. Montages, telling, not showing. Too many recaps every episode—there was a maximum of three minutes of recap in episode nine. Even if you were a fan of the first season, you would have trouble not noticing the blatant production problems in this one. At the very least, the opening and ending tracks are unmatched as usual.

Part 1 of season 2 was a waste. Rimuru gained yet another powerup with little to no effort, turning himself into a God. In Part 2, he will embark on a quest to defeat this antagonist—a comically evil demon lord. He is wholly devoted to saving his friends from imminent danger, and to do that, he must become the new demon lord. It won’t raise the scale of Rimuru's powers to new heights, and the demon lord will likely be easily defeated. If it miraculously becomes good, I will eat my words.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime plays it safe by never letting anyone ever be in danger. There are no stakes, no real threats, and as a comedy it's worthless. This is a show that treats its viewers like children who are incapable of losing their favorites toys. It had one major opportunity to prove it could kill off side characters and become a fantasy series worth taking seriously, but it isn't. It wasted its last chance.

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When Tensura season 2 was announced last year, I instantly leapt for joy at the opportunity to see some of my favourite LN scenes adapted. I loved the job 8bit did with the first season and was confident that the series was in good hands. Fortunately, I had my faith rewarded with a great first cour.

All the things that made tensura a hit when the first season aired are back and even better than before. The comedy, world-building, political drama and strategic planning that separates Tensura from other contemporary isekai are here in spades and make the second season very enjoyable. Like most things, Tensura’s first cour is not without faults, however.

While it was great to be back in Tempest and see some of my favourite scenes animated, too often this season there was poor pacing and anime original time wasting recaps. They really begin to be noticeable around halfway through the cour. Several scenes really could have been condensed into a few minutes rather than taking up half of an episode. When you get to these points it’ll be pretty apparent what I’m talking about, and unfortunately they prevent me from giving the season the highest possible grade. Thankfully, 8bit did such a stellar job on the final 3 episodes that it’s almost enough to make you forget about those issues.

Despite the pacing issues that the middle of the cour had, I was extremely pleased with the overall job that 8bit did in these first 12 episodes and I’m looking forward to what will be an even better 2nd cour, based on the volumes I assume will be adapted. If you were a fan of season 1 of Tensura, it goes without saying you’ll want to check this out. Tensura S2 Pt.1 gets 9 sages out of 10.

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[Overall score: 6.90]
This season is a mix of half disappointment with half satisfaction. Half disappointment because the pacing has been absolutely terrible for more than half of the episodes, and half satisfaction because they redeemed everything with the last 2 episodes.

5 out of 12 episodes are Rimuru doing Rimuru things, just like in the previous season. And then, the story suddenly takes a 180. Half of the episodes are just boring. It’s so boring that the first few episodes feel like fillers. We should’ve gotten the entire Rimuru becoming Demon Lord thing way before, yet it took this many episodes. If you’ve read the manga or the light novel, the pacing will be a huge issue to you. The biggest problem with this season is the terrible pacing. I don’t know what went wrong, but the pacing was so horrible, that even though I’ve read the manga once, I went back to re-read it.

Shion was killed in the process of all the chaos, but of course, she wasn’t killed because there ‘happens’ to be some way to bring her back. I think this death was completely meaningless if they were gonna be alive again through some kind of magic.

And of course, for some unknown reason, the anime decided to make Rimuru less badass than he was in the manga.
“In other words, because you valued your own pitiful life more you’ve decided to damn my people.”
This was the line that made me think that Rimuru finally had a change in his attitude, which of course, he didn’t. Because first, it was left out in the anime, second, moments after that he forgives Myulan. I don’t know why 8bit decided to do this, but it definitely wasn’t the right call.

And don’t you think that it’s a bit ironic, how Rimuru is apparently ‘merciless’ towards the soldier who marched on Tempest, but then again, he simply forgives Myulan. The soldiers were in worse position than Myulan, if they didn’t follow orders, their family back home might’ve been killed. Some of them weren’t even involved in the killing of Shion and others, some of them were simply following orders. But of course, Rimuru is allowed to mercilessly kill all of them. Why? Because they aren’t cute anime girls. Why did Rimuru forgive Myulan so easily, without literally ANY FORM of punishment? Well, because she’s a cute anime girl. Isn’t it rule no. 1 to never hurt a cute anime girl no matter what kind of evil shit they do?

And then the author tries to justify this shit cause by saying that he forgave Myulan because he needed Youm’s cooperation. It’s honestly such a laughable reason, I always get a big laugh when people try to defend Myulan or Rimuru for forgiving Myulan. Who cares about Youm? Who cares about Falmuth? Rimuru can be friends with Dwargon and all other countries while not giving a shit about what happens to Falmuth, but no, for some reason he needed Youm.
Even Gabiru is more useful and important that Youm. This guy literally fell in love with a woman he barely knows, after staying with her for a few days. He loves her so much that he can even go against his master that he knew longer than he knew Myulan. He loves her so much that he can lay down his life for her or atone for sins she committed. It’s almost like he’s never been with another woman. And yes there’s some other beastman which I don’t give a shit about, that also likes her and will lay down his life for her. So she got 2 people in her harem within a few god damn days.

Rimuru is the protagonist and the sole MC of this anime, yet side characters get more screen time than him. Good side characters like Benimaru and Souei barely get any screen time, side characters like Gabiru and Geld get too much screen time. The characters are a mess. The newly introduced ones are even worse, especially the antagonists. The antagonists are laughable. Every bad guy has a motivation or a goal, but these new antagonists don’t have any of them. The bad guys are terribly written, it came off as the author miserably trying to portray these bad guys as truly evil and annoying. Did the author succeed? Only partially. They are still horribly written. The king of Falmuth is a king, but he’s probably the most braindead character in the entire series. Almost makes you wonder, how did he become a king of an entire country?

The animation is an upgrade since last season. It’s probably the most impressive thing about this season. But yeah, it’s okay, it’s nothing impeccable or remarkable enough to talk about.

The soundtracks may be the second most redeeming thing, some time they decide to put some cool soundtrack over fights, which I can appreciate. Other than that, the opening is absolutely remarkable. It perfectly fits Tensura’s theme.

I admit, this season has been lackluster and final 2 episodes could only do much to save the entire anime. Every other episode, other than the final 2 episodes, felt unimaginably boring. There were less fights last season yet it managed to stay more interesting than this season. Since I’ve read ahead into the source, does it get any better? Yes, probably..? I can only hope that the next season won’t have this pacing.

Do we have something to look forward to? Yes, and that is Tensura Nikki. Unlike this season, Tensura Nikki will stay true to it’s core. If you want a wholesome, light-hearted side story, this is god damn it. Dare I say, it’s even better than the original. It feels less like a filler than the first 4 episodes of this season.

As for this season, since it still has those key elements of Tensura and also a proper plot that works.. somehow.. a 6.90 will be the most accurate rating I can give to this.

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My god....never did I undertsand the hype of this anime. I talked to some people on Discord why they liked it and they said, "I like the slice of Life elements in the anime" and "the anime is funny". And still I dont understand, yeah I could see the slice of life elements but people this season die right and left and show blood because the anime is trying to be "DARK" but still the style is to childish for the theme of the anime itself. I dont like this anime maybe becuase it isnt for me or the show is just objectivley bad just like my English.

Story-
The story of this season expands the worldbuilding and introduces new races and characters and also the racism against humans. As I already said in the beginning of my review that people are dying right and left and its up to our Main Protaganist to revive pointless chracters but hey, he has to do it because the story tells him to. Look, we dont get a sad but good anime like AOT where a lot of characters die and where you are like damn, they will never come back but in this anime its like "Oh no, this chracter died, anyways". Fucking stupid. And its never established why humans are racist against monsters, is it becuase they are "Different". How the hell do humans have this much power, they arent as strong as orcs, they cant live as long as elves and they dont have that good of a smell compared to beastman but still they have this much control. Couldnt the anime focus more on that instead of our Protaganist killing a bunch of meatballs. An other problem with this anime is that the Protaganist is just to OP. The tension is just removed and I just dont care about any fight in this show because I know how its going to turn out. Also I dont understand the side-quest because those are fucking lame but hey, we got to have them or else we will lost our fans. And what the hell is up that the Mc is teaching a bunch of kids how to use magic, never understood that part but you know what. I dont care really, becuase of how bad the story itself already is. Also, the pace is insulting for how fast it goes but thats not that big of a complaint.

Characters-
Characters in the show belong in 3 catagories and none of them are well written or funny in any kind of way so lets talk about that.

1. Comedic characters
2. Fanservice
3. Pointless side characters

1. Man oh man, why are there so many characters in this catagory. Like 40% of all chracters of this show belonged here. In the entire 12 episodes of season 2 I didnt laugh or smile a bit. I was like, "can this already end please". For some reason the comendy is just bad in this show, characters make funny faces and annoying sounds and think I am supposed to laugh, the jokes get repetitve and just badly written just like the characters them self. And lets go back to an other point. Because so many characters in this show are "Comedic" is even trying to make the anime "DARK" an extremly stupid idea. For other anime like AOT its justified because there only like a few characters and they are also well written. So, please stop doing this to me.

2. I dont even have to explain myself do I. Female chracters with boobs of the size of her head is already enough to make me hate an anime. Exept ofcourse if she is well written, well saidly no. None of the Fanservice characters are well written. Its just becuase the author didnt have a plan what to do in certian scenes so he was like "hmmm, boobs are a good idea" please, give me a break. I think like 15% belongs to this catagory. But still, fuck that trope man.

3. Well, I dont understand but I cant even name a single character in the show besides the main character. This just shows that this show is just filled with pointless side characters that have something to say because of bullshit. I dont know why and how this happend but they could have at least some well written characters right? Sigh, I guess not. Verry sad indeed. And I dont know if I just dont pay a lot of attention or if the show is just bad.

I forgot to talk about the protaganist but he is the best witten character in this show but that isnt really a plot-twist because he has the most screen time. I liked him more in his slime form then in his loli form because that is such obvious fan service. Not the worst Isekai Protaganist but not the best either.

Sound-
I tought it sounded fine, nothing special.

Art-
As I already said, I think that the art style is not that bad but if the show tries to have some darker elements, the art doesnt work well with that but the art isnt really that insulting like devilman crybaby,"Cough,Cough"

Enjoyment-
I dont know how I feel about the show but maybe its just me. Maybe this isnt my cup of tea and maybe it isnt even meant for me but I just didnt enjoy it alot. Yeah some of the fight were verry well animated stil, I knew how the fight was going to end and that kinda ruined it for me. Also as I said, the characters themself are just bad and dont add anything to the story or the anime. This wasnt a fun experience and thats sad becuase I expected more.

Overall-
You know how I feel about this anime. In my opinion it isnt a good anime and is as good as the average Isekai. It tried to be something diffent and they did it kinda, but still I see this anime as not good and I hope the next season isway better and fixes some of the flaws this season has.

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A series of brutal murders, each sharing a signature MO, takes place across Malaysia and Indonesia. Called in to investigate, Singaporean International Crimes Division (ICD) officer Serena Teo (Rebecca Lim) takes charge of a case across the border where a family has been slaughtered aboard a luxury yacht in Johor. Meanwhile, in Jakarta, for ICD Lieutenant Heriyanto Salim (Ario Bayu), the case turns personal when his brother is found murdered in similar circumstances. Seeking answers, Heri finds a way to insert himself into the Malaysian investigation. As Serena and Heri work together to catch the killer, their inquiries lead them to industrialist/kingpin Datuk Ishak Hassan (Wan Hanafi Su), whose prominent family and known associates all have some connection to the victims. Could Ishak be next on the list, or is he the man responsible? Tracking down his more ‘unsavoury’ allies, Serena is shocked to encounter a familiar face: that of her grieving ex-partner, former Malaysian ICD officer Megat Jamil (Bront Palarae).

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The Bridge Season 2

A series of brutal murders, each sharing a signature MO, takes place across Malaysia and Indonesia. Called in to investigate, Singaporean International Crimes Division (ICD) officer Serena Teo (Rebecca Lim) takes charge of a case across the border where a family has been slaughtered aboard a luxury yacht in Johor. Meanwhile, in Jakarta, for ICD Lieutenant Heriyanto Salim (Ario Bayu), the case turns personal when his brother is found murdered in similar circumstances. Seeking answers, Heri finds a way to insert himself into the Malaysian investigation. As Serena and Heri work together to catch the killer, their inquiries lead them to industrialist/kingpin Datuk Ishak Hassan (Wan Hanafi Su), whose prominent family and known associates all have some connection to the victims. Could Ishak be next on the list, or is he the man responsible? Tracking down his more ‘unsavoury’ allies, Serena is shocked to encounter a familiar face: that of her grieving ex-partner, former Malaysian ICD officer Megat Jamil (Bront Palarae).

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EP1. A Murder on the Yacht

EP2. The Disappeared Partner

Sours: https://www.viu.com/ott/sg/en-us/vod/348714/That-Time-I-Got-Reincarnated-as-a-Slime-Season-2

Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken 2nd Season Part 2

Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken 2nd Season Part 2

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Alternative Titles

English: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 Part 2

Synonyms: Tensura 2

Japanese: 転生したらスライムだった件


Information

Type:TV

Episodes: 12

Status: Finished Airing

Aired: Jul 6, 2021 to Sep 21, 2021

Premiered:Summer 2021

Broadcast: Tuesdays at 23:00 (JST)

Producers:Kodansha, BS11, Bandai Namco Arts, Micro Magazine Publishing, Bandai Spirits, Sony Music Solutions, ADK Marketing Solutions

Licensors: None found, add some

Studios:8bit

Source: Manga

Genres:ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy

Theme:DemonsDemons

Duration: 23 min. per ep.

Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Score:8.311(scored by 168158168,158 users)

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Ranked:#2192

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Popularity: #399

Members: 404,504

Favorites: 7,571


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The nation of Tempest is in a festive mood after successfully overcoming the surprise attack from the Blumund Army and the Western Holy Church. Beyond the festivities lies a meeting between Tempest and its allies to decide the future of the Nation of Monsters. The aftermath of the Blumund invasion, Milim Nava's suspicious behavior, and the disappearance of Demon Lord Carrion—the problems seem to keep on piling up.

Rimuru Tempest, now awakened as a "True Demon Lord," decides to go on the offensive against Clayman. With the fully revived "Storm Dragon" Veldora, "Ultimate Skill" Raphael, and other powerful comrades, the ruler of the Tempest is confident in taking down his enemies one by one until he can face the man pulling the strings.

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Welcome to the flavour of the season isekai where the mc gets randomly transferred to an unknown world, is super op for no reason, has super op allies just because to help him win every battle by default and also forgets about his previous life like it never happened at all. The show starts off as a popcorn feel good series where you turn off your brain while watching mindless action and people building things here and there like Minecraft, only to take a complete turn and fail miserably. With each passing season, it becomes more evident to me that the author is clueless on how to write a compelling story with thought-provoking themes mixed with dynamic characters and exciting world building. His interest lies solely in exposition dumping instead of showing us throughout the story, big flashy battles where characters shout their new epic moves, redundant dialogue and power ups left and right. What's worse is that he habitually tries to create fake tension and suspense, brimmed with shallow political aspects and surface level solutions to arising conflict. Repeatedly spending half of the arcs building up for the climax, but it isn't rewarding since we already know that Great Rimuru will win every battle by default and in a very uneventful fashion. Usually by pulling something out of his ass with no prior foreshadowing.

The supporting cast, much like the mc are cookie cutters who do nothing but rave about how great Rimuru-sama is, as the Gary Stu faces no opposition nor repercussion. The one time he does face consequences however, leads to his friends' demise. This creates an interesting twist which places him in a dichotomy. "The opportunity of a lifetime for character development!" I thought to myself. Though it seems that the author had other plans in mind, or rather, had no plans at all since he had no interest in prolonging this narrative. He only meant to use this pretentious hot garbage as a sorry excuse of a setup to give him more power ups. After that, he pretty much becomes Jesus and revives the dead. Rimuru has a walking plot device capable of doing anything when required: It creates portals when said to be almost impossible, extremely risky and demanding; It breaks 300 years seals in mere months; It gives life as it revives the dead as mentioned above; It averts clear limitations set on Treyni, a spiritual guardian bound to the forest by transferring her soul in another body like it's nothing; and it goes autopilot when Rimuru fails to defeat an enemy, which allows him to find ultimate victory with no casualties. This makes the show unbearable as there is no complexity to it. No threat, no tension, no stakes and no consequences. Raphael has a contingency plan for everything as it's a Batman belt in the literal sense strapped with gadgets we may only discover when the plot demands it. Breaking every rule set forth by its universe and making me wonder why said rules were even brought up in the first place.

You would expect a production befitting the light novel's popularity as its sales consistently tops the category's charts yearly. Instead, we get a cash grab made of powerpoint presentations filled with excessive usage of still shots, visibly low budget CGI and subpar background art. I mean what did we achingly waste half of the season sleeping through the prologue for? It feels as though the animators emanate no sense of creativity in trying to bring the light novel to life with extremely uninspiring fight choreographies. They would rather spend the budget on the openings instead of the actual episodes. I mean A for marketing but F for the finishing product. This is uncharacteristic since light novels usually get good adaptions. Also, the villains are bland and look non-threatening. They evoke no intriguing motif, as they solely exist for the plot, to give Rimuru-sama enough reason to power up more than he needs to. They're your typical "everybody looked down on me and now I'm going to make everyone feel what I felt" sadistic villains. The funny thing is so much time is spent building these villains up like they were going to be a big threat. Forming alliances with different kingdoms, reviving Veldora, putting strategies in place with constant meetings, but let's not lie to ourselves, we all knew that he would eventually become Rimuru's punching bag. I knew it, you knew, everybody knew it. The comedy is also pretty bad as it becomes repetitive overtime while heavily relying on all the common clichés that you find in anime, but this is entirely subjective to the individual.

In conclusion, it was painful to watch this show. I tortured myself just to complete it near the end. He always wants to do what's right and always has his way eventually, despite how immoral or contradictory his actions may be and I'm honestly just sick of it. I wish that isekai creators would put more effort into building up their world organically instead of always overly relying on the common tropes of power fantasies. The isekai genre is an interesting idea but is often so poorly executed into what would sell most, instead of what would make a decent story.

In the end, this is just my opinion.

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If there's one word to sum TenSura's 2nd Cour (or 2nd half) of Season 2, it would be "Walpurgis". This part of the season literally exists because of the pandemic, from an in-between of a stopgap that is Spring's TenSura Nikki a.k.a The Slime Diaries, and A WHOLE LOT of waiting and kinda unnecessary tension build-up over the majority of the season just to have this part of the story blow up in the final stretch. Yeah, pacing issues as they say.

Hopefully this will be the last time that we'll see TenSura on the small screen, so here's the highlights of this season being the sole Volume 6 of the LN in a full course dinner's worth of a complete package:
- The appetizer: At the end of the 1st half of TenSura Season 2, Rimuru meets up with Veldora (in his storm dragon appearance), and they do the E.T. thing again, but this time, Veldora gets a major change of its character to change the landscape of the fantasy world in an abrupt turn to everyone's shock.
- The entrée/main course: The man-and-monster summit between the Jura Tempest Federation and other allied kingdoms and nations. A fair bit of reconciliation and recreation firsthand, then the major analyses to discuss about Demon Lord Clayman's atrocities (and other factions a.k.a the Kingdom of Falmuth attached to it) which laid waste to Tempest incurring huge losses in the 1st half of Season 2.
- The dessert: The final course that is the meeting of the Demon Lords, or "Walpurgis" to settle this conflict once and for all between Clayman and Rimuru, whom the latter has completed the Demon Lord ascension evolution in Part 1.

Overall, Part 2 adds to the complements of Part 1 (that aired in Winter), just in the split-cour fashion because of the pandemic. Combine both parts together, and we the audience know how extensive the destruction of Tempest was brought about, and surpisingly, this whole incident we were led to believe that Clayman was the one behind all of this. But don't forget, there's the Master puppeteer that is Yuuki Kagurazaka's devious act of instigating a huge and significant conflict such as this, and this is just the beginning of this wayward intelligent and nihilistic enemy that was once tutored by Shizue before she passed away. It's just that I couldn't understand why it takes about more than half of the season (which are like 200-300 pages worth of content) to drag through one of the most hyped events in TenSura's anime to date.

Everything's the same as of Part 1, but boy did 8-Bit pump it up in the action scenes. Sure, it's a tad above the quality seen when Tempest was at its destruction phases, but the age-old quote of "saving the best for last" applies here with the same and improved touché to go out with a bang. The supposedly last OST set is not what I will call memorable, but I can say that they're good songs at the very least. MindaRyn's 2nd featured Anisong "Like Flames" for this part's OP is a step above Kamitachi Otoko's ED, though they share similar vibes with the same outlandish vocols. Takuma Terashima has been a mainstay ever since TenSura's anime adaptation started back in 2018, and while this ED "Reincarnate" is IMO the worst of the songs he's performed for the series, every song of his has never sounded stale at the very least.

If you like the previous installments, then this should be the same and vice versa if otherwise. Nuff said that we should all know TenSura by heart by now and before.

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If there’s one ingredient that’s absolutely core to my enjoyment of a show, it’s relatability. It’s not necessarily that the characters have to be similar to me, it’s that I have to connect with some facet of their motivation. Rimuru Tempest (which I will refer to as “he,” despite being genderless, for ease of discussion) was easily the most appealing aspect of this narrative as he’s a character we all wish we could be. What made him stand out from the myriad of lackluster self-inserts was his open-mindedness and uncanny ability to befriend those who were once enemies--mostly due to his exuberant generosity and resources--which allowed him to build a robust, ethnically diverse, RPG-esque community. It was fascinating to see all the moving parts of Tempest, how each individual can utilize their unique talents to contribute to their little society. Even if it’s all fictitious, there was a level of comfort in knowing that such a welcoming community exists where even a bumbling fool like Gobta has inherent value as a member. And while it has somewhat maintained this general appeal, I feel as though it has lost its luster over the course of Season 2. Spoilers ahead.

There was a defining moment in Season 2 that dramatically shifted the dynamic of the narrative, and that was the Falmuth invasion. At first, I thought this was a good direction for the story to take. As the saying goes, you don’t know when something’s valuable until you’ve lost it, and witnessing the heartbreaking massacre on Tempest added some much-needed stakes to the story. It highlights just how fragile the city of Tempest can be, and it reinforces the idea that it’s something worth protecting. Such a loving community utterly devastated by humans, a race infamously known for their close-minded fear and ignorance. This can easily be seen as a metaphor for how minorities are often misunderstood and shunned because of it. The city of Tempest is truly the lifeline of the show, so it’s understandable that Rimuru would want to retaliate, but I feel as though he went too far. Up until this point, Rimuru kept that casualties to a minimum, only killing when absolutely necessary, so I was expecting the kind-hearted Rimuru to mourn the loss of his people, then try to establish a more sound relationship with the human race; this is a fantasy, after all, and I would like to believe people are actually able to be reasoned with, but the story took an unexpected turn. It introduced this cheap plot device where, if Rimuru evolves to Demon Lord, he can revive everyone who died in his city. Yea, you can kiss those stakes goodbye, ‘cuz from here on out, there will be none.

There’s really no going back from this error. From now on, I know Rimuru will ALWAYS come out ahead no matter what, because the story can just pull something out of its ass to make sure of it. Throughout the show’s entirety, Rimuru’s powers and resources were handed to him on a silver platter, so I was genuinely interested to see how Rimuru would respond when things didn’t go his way, but of course, that doesn’t matter anymore. Yes, I understand that Slime is trying to be an escapist fantasy where everything goes right, but the invasion of Falmuth was an honest attempt at introducing a compelling conflict, and it fell flat because it’s trying to have its cake and eat it too. Needless to say, this has made Part 2 kinda boring...ish?

Funnily enough, despite having no narrative stakes, it didn’t totally ruin the experience for me. I guess watching Rimuru and co. is enough to simply enjoy the show, so it wasn’t a chore to sit through, but it definitely isn’t as charming as it used to be. I, personally, enjoy shows from a spectator’s point of view, and I seldom enjoy things that require self-insert. While most people might project themselves onto Rimuru to live out their fantasy, I simply admire Rimuru as if I’m a part of the community, but after seeing the oh-so-kind Rimuru slaughter thousands of humans, it’s hard to appreciate him in the same light. Sure, he did slaughter hundreds of orcs in the previous season, but this time, he did it with this eerie sense of malice to him. It almost feels as though he’s this communist overlord coated with a veneer of humble benevolence and prosperity. I dunno, it’s kind of unsettling to see all of his subordinates obsequiously worship him with this unquestionable loyalty, and when someone does question Rimuru, he just responds with: “I want to make the world a better place!” and everyone is just like: “wow, Rimuru, you’re such a nice guy!” and I’m here like “dude, you just killed thousands of people in cold blood, who’s making their world a better place?” It’s hard to relate to all the characters who are doing nothing but blindly jerking off Rimuru, and it’s even harder to relate to the slime king who can do no wrong. Because the show has lost that relatability, the show just isn’t as engaging as it used to be. Now, the character interactions aren’t nearly as endearing and actually slightly obnoxious. The fight scenes have become overlong and exhausting. It’s well animated, but it’s just a bunch of badass wannabes standing around announcing meaningless attack names and doing some flashy nonsense, and the dreadfully loud, bassy sound effects make it especially nauseating to sit through. These are ultimately small, nitpicky details, but they do add up and take away from the experience.

I should also mention, Slime has had a villain problem for a while now where their only motivation is that they’re evil, but Part 2 has exacerbated this issue. Clayman was the “big bad” the show’s been building up to for a long while now. Every conflict before now alludes to him being the guy pulling the strings, and now that we actually see him in action, it turns out he’s actually quite cartoonish and pathetic. It’s as if reviving half the population wasn’t enough, and they just had to hammer home the fact that this show has absolutely zero tension. Oh wait, but Clayman isn’t actually the guy pulling the strings, turns out there’s a guy above him who’s the REAL villain! Oh boy, I can’t wait to see that confrontation, isn’t it exciting? No. No, it’s not. Remember back in 2012, everyone was freaking out about Thanos in the Avengers mid-credit scene? Yea, that was a cool reveal because Loki was already a cunning, world-ending threat. I suppose Clayman is the Loki of this universe, but this shouty dumbass is laughable at best and pompously overbearing at his worst. Seriously, this is just a pitiful attempt at raising the stakes where there is none, since Rimuru is so OP that he’ll probably just brush off the next villain with ease anyways.

I know I’ve been pretty negative throughout this review, but I still kind of enjoy the show despite all of its flaws. I wish I could just ignore these thoughts and experience the show for what it is, but alas, these things do indeed distract me. Like I said before, building the city of Tempest was what I found to be the most enticing aspect of the show, and I guess at some point, the show stopped being about the community and solely about Rimuru. Everyone either praises him or is impressed by him. We get a scene where 2 big bad demon lords talk about how mysterious and fascinating Rimuru is. In every fight scene, we have people shouting out how cool he is, and that kind of excessive stanning is lost on me.

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Everyone’s lord and saviour Rimuru-sama has returned yet again, and this entry of Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken continues to be enjoyable despite its overall lack of narrative stakes. The characters remain just as entertaining to watch and help deliver on a well-timed arc that many previous fans of the series were most likely waiting for. Fans of the series know what to expect by now and this season makes sure not to disappoint them. Unfortunately for others who weren’t as keen on the previous seasons, many major issues remain as the show continues to play into its strengths rather than improve upon its weaknesses.

This entry of Tensei Shitara knows it’s largest audience well. We get to see more one-sided battles from our carefree, overpowered protagonist, Rimuru, while all his friends are off engaging in their own rather insignificant battles. Under most circumstances the repeated lack of stakes would’ve resulted in a stale or boring story, however, Tensei Shitara manages to weasel its way out of any feeling of repetition through entertaining characters and a story structure that keeps you engaged. Plot points hinted at in previous seasons are delivered on and more plot points are set up for future developments. It keeps fans wanting more while making sure the current arc is interesting, and this continues to pay off greatly as the show progresses. There are numerous obstacles and antagonists, new and old, so don’t expect it to run out of ideas anytime soon.

This season focuses a lot more on the demon lords, Clayman and his army in particular, and it was a good change of pace that resolved many issues brought in in previous arcs. It’s properly built up with numerous scenes of Clayman that allow the viewer to have become familiar with him as an antagonist by the end of the season. He can be pretty underwhelming at times though, and a more competent villain would’ve been much better for the series. This gets more evident the more the season progresses. The arc is wrapped up nicely in the twelve episodes though, with a satisfying conclusion to all the plot points it tackled. Other demon lords are also introduced, with some maintaining an aura of uncertainty around them adding a slight layer of unpredictability to the story.

The exceptionally large number of characters continues to increase whilst quite honestly being one of the few things keeping the anime from dropping in entertainment value. You can expect to see previously introduced characters return, each one of them adding to the story in some way. Multiple new characters are introduced to set up for future arcs and there are only a select few characters introduced that seem to add no real value to the story whatsoever. At some points the number of characters can seem too large, with the series struggling to give enough screentime to them all. It’s forced to throw in a few random battles to make sure every character is doing something. While the fights were still entertaining to watch they can feel rather meaningless when looking back on the season as a whole.

Although the large cast of characters keep on providing a fun and refreshing feel to the show there is still a noticeable lack of proper character development. All the major events that happen seem to barely phase any characters involved and by the end of the season they’re practically the same people they were at the beginning of it. Every event and battle just happens to play out in a way that leaves every character in great condition by the end of it. The events of Part One practically confirmed that you won’t have to worry about anything bad happening to the characters. Character development was never a goal for this series, this has been obvious since the first season, and it continues to prioritise fun and entertaining characters over more thought-out ones.

Tensei Shitara has always had a slight focus on fantasy politics and this is now true more than ever. It makes sure you know this as well, with multiple episodes in a row being dedicated to having the characters sit in a circle and talk about… something. I’m not going to try and convince you that the political aspects of this season are particularly well thought out or complicated when they honestly aren’t. However, I can say that it was surprisingly easy to follow and digest, and the characters and dialogue made sure it never felt like it was wasting my time. There were genuinely comedic moments thrown in that helped stop making any long scenes of exposition from becoming uninteresting. Things like the relationships and conflicts between nations are explained well through dialogue rather than a narrator, which is just one small thing the series does that increases my appreciation for it. Tensei Slime never tries to be a complicated story and is able to clearly explain its world to the audience thanks to this.

Visuals-wise the series maintains the quality seen in previous seasons. The animation gets the job done, with fight scenes being neither great nor bad. All the different races occasionally provide unique fight scenes that I think the animators do a fine job of showcasing. Some outfit changes such as Rimuru’s now all-black clothes added a sense of individuality to the season which was nice. The soundtrack was decent enough and went along well with whatever was taking place in the scene. Various sound effects stood out during fight scenes, for example certain abilities would leave a lasting impression thanks to the booming audio that went with them. The opening was great, standing out from previous ones it’s with English lyrics, something that is always refreshing to see.

Anyone who’s seen previous seasons knows what to expect by now. This season of Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken show manages to meet expectations while delivering on an arc that has been built up in previous seasons, giving more of the same without the story ever dropping off in quality. It’s still a power fantasy through and through, but it’s a damn entertaining one at that.


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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (season 2)

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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
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Country of originJapan
No. of episodes24
Original networkTokyo MX
Original releaseJanuary 12 (2021-01-12) –
September 21, 2021 (2021-09-21)

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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime is a 2018 television anime series based on the light novel series written by Fuse. The series follows a man who is killed and reincarnated in another world as a slime named Rimuru. The series is animated by Eight Bit with the staff and cast members reprising their roles. The second season has been announced to be split-cour anime, and the first half scheduled to premiere in October 2020 but has been delayed to January 2021 due to COVID-19. The second half was also delayed from April 2021 to July 2021.[1][2][3] The first half aired from January 12 to March 30, 2021, while the second half aired from July 6 to September 21, 2021.[4] The opening theme is "Storyteller" performed by TRUE,[5] and the ending theme is "STORYSEEKER" performed by STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION.[6] The second opening theme is "Like Flames" performed by MindaRyn, and the second ending theme is "Reincarnate" performed by Takuma Terashima. The anime is streaming in Asia (select regions) through Muse Asia YouTube Channel.

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International broadcast[edit]

The series is available with multilingual subtitles on iQIYI in South East Asia and Taiwan.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ abInformation is taken from the ending credits of each episode.
  2. ^ abEpisode 25 and 26 were pre-screened on December 26, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. JST on d Anime Store.[10]
  3. ^This episode was pre-screened on July 5, 2021 on d Anime Store.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^Loo, Egan (March 17, 2019). "'That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime' TV Anime Gets 2nd Season (Updated)". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 17, 2019.
  2. ^Hodgkins, Crystalyn (January 26, 2020). "'That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime' Anime Season 2 Premieres in Fall With Studio 8 bit Returning". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 26, 2020.
  3. ^"'That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime' Season 2 & The Slime Diaries Anime Delayed Due to COVID-19". Anime News Network. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^"UPDATE: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 Begins on January 12". Crunchyroll. September 25, 2020. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  5. ^"Terebi Anime Dainiki Ōpuningu Shudaika Ātisuto Kettei! | "Tensei Shitara Suraimu Datta Ken"" [TV Anime 2nd Season Opening Theme Song Artist Decided! | "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime"]. ten-sura.com (in Japanese). Archived from the original on October 17, 2020. Retrieved October 17, 2020.
  6. ^"Dainiki Endingu Shudaika: Sutereo Daibu Faundēshon "Sutōrī Shīkā"| "Tensei Shitara Suraimu Datta Ken"" [2nd Ending Theme Song: STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION "STORY SEEKER" | "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime"]. ten-sura.com (in Japanese). Archived from the original on October 17, 2020. Retrieved October 17, 2020.
  7. ^"Sekando Intorodakushon | Anime "Tensei Shitara Suraimu Datta Ken"" [2nd introduction | Anime "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime"]. ten-sura.com (in Japanese). Archived from the original on January 6, 2021. Retrieved January 6, 2021.
  8. ^"That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime - Watch on Crunchyroll". Crunchyroll. Archived from the original on January 12, 2021. Retrieved January 12, 2021.
  9. ^"On'ea | Anime "Tensei Shitara Suraimu Datta Ken"" [On Air | Anime "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime"]. ten-sura.com (in Japanese). Archived from the original on November 25, 2020. Retrieved November 25, 2020.
  10. ^"2021 Fuyu Anime Webu Senkō Jōei-kai | Dī Anime Sutoa" [2021 Winter Anime WEB Preliminary Screening | d Anime Store]. anime.dmkt-sp.jp (in Japanese). Archived from the original on January 2, 2021. Retrieved January 2, 2021.
  11. ^"Nisen Nijūichi-nen Natsu Anime Webu Senkō Jōei-kai | Dī Anime Sutoa" [2021 Summer Anime WEB Preliminary Screening | d Anime Store]. anime.dmkt-sp.jp (in Japanese). Archived from the original on July 2, 2021. Retrieved July 2, 2021.

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Sours: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/That_Time_I_Got_Reincarnated_as_a_Slime_(season_2)
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