That Time I Was Reincarnated As A Slime2021-07-02T13:30:46+00:00


Aired: Oct 2, 2018 to Mar 30, 2021

Author: Fuze
Genre: Isekai
Premiered: Fall 2018
Studio: 8-Bit

Virgin loner, Satoru Mikami, works as a contractor and while walking with a co-worker, Tamura, and his Tamura’s girlfriend, a thief rushes towards them. Mikami sacrifices his life to save the other two and his soul reincarnates into the body of a slime in another world.

Satoru Mikami soon meets a powerful dragon that has been sealed away for 300 and they decide to make a pact to help each other. The dragon gives him a new name, Rimuru. Rimuru is now free to explore the new world in a new body with abundant abilities.

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What We Think Of That Time I Was Reincarnated As A Slime

**Warning spoilers ahead**

Since starting to watch this series it has only gotten better. I haven’t read the manga but at the end of the season, I will. That Time I Was Reincarnated As A Slime (Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken), has quickly become 1 of the all-time favorites here at The Anime Index. Watching as Rimuru grows stronger with each enemy he absorbs and draws closer to undoing the seal on Veldora made us so much excitement waiting for each episode.

The way Rimuru interacts with the monsters he meets is so wholesome and entertaining. He thinks logically and for the best interest of the monsters that follow him. Beginning with goblins and growing his following to include dire wolves, dwarves, dryads, and ogres, Rimuru has grown to be a very likable character. His interactions with the Demon Lords are particularly interesting. Especially with Milim Nava.

Following the death of his love interest, Shizu, Rimuru sets a goal to save the children that Shizu helped before meeting him. Like himself and Shizu, these children are also from other worlds and they have a limited amount of time left before they die. Rimuru’s actions are pretty heartwarming and genuine.

That Time I Was Reincarnated As A Slime approaches the Isekai genre beautifully. By focusing on Rimuru’s village building and negotiation skills instead of raw fighting power, That Time I Was Reincarnated As A Slime doesn’t feel like a shonen anime at all.

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