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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Discussion

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Posted 10/23/18 , edited 12/25/18
How how long til he gets a humanoid form and this gets interesting?
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How how long til he gets a humanoid form and this gets interesting?


It already is interesting :P

My guess would be humanoid form in a couple more episodes, around the mid season finale, and the first real bit of action around the first season finale. If you're looking for a shounen action series, this seinen is not going to scratch your itch all that well.
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How how long til he gets a humanoid form and this gets interesting?


It looks like maybe about 3 episodes or so, so you should drop it now if you are already finding it boring. His flowering of maidenhood will not change the base pacing and activity level.
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Posted 10/23/18 , edited 10/23/18

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It already is interesting :P

My guess would be humanoid form in a couple more episodes, around the mid season finale, and the first real bit of action around the first season finale. If you're looking for a shounen action series, this seinen is not going to scratch your itch all that well.


Yeah, we still seem to be knee deep in world building now. The main plot point is still waiting in the shadows.

For all of the people saying Rimuru has become asexual, he certainly still seems to crave the attention of shapely women.

At the same time I feel the opening spoils way too much of the show

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Yeah, we still seem to be knee deep in world building now. The main plot point is still waiting in the shadows.

For all of the people saying Rimuru has become asexual, he certainly still seems to crave the attention of shapely women.

At the same time I feel the opening spoils way too much of the show

[spoilers]the fact that he even gets a human form. The fact that the female hero who sealed Veldora eventually joins his party. I assume the people in white whom he fights in the OP are other summoned heroes and they are his enemy because he is opposing the person who summoned them


That's the thing though, the main plot and the world building are intertwined. You've got alot of main plot already established, the focal point just isn't the usual "must take out or become the demon king" plot, it's "build my base and explore the world."

The opening gives away alot of the cast, but it's not like the series ever plays coy with who will wind up as an ally, with a few key exceptions that don't get prominent spots in the OP.

And Rimuru still has the appreciation, even if he doesn't have the equipment.


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Although most people seem to be really enjoying this show, I have seen a few who keep asking things like, "When is the show going to get to main plot or some meaty action?"

This show may not be a good fit for those who came expecting an SAO or How Not to Summon a Demon Lord style shounen battle isekia with a harem of cute girls who party up with the MC and end each episode in a big flashy fight. Although it is true that the plot does build up steam and eventually lead to some pretty epic battles the overall tone of the show isn't going to radically change.

At its heart this is a more laid back story with quite a bit of world building even in this more streamlined anime version which has actually cut a lot of the deeper more detailed elements in order to squeeze the story into the allotted time slots.
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To be honest, Rimuru bullshitting about being a princess cursed by an evil witch to be a slime does not really add much to an episode. Particularly since the guard never bought the story.
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24 episodes - just something to keep in mind for some people to add on to what others have said. No need to rush things when there is time to adapt it as faithfully as they see fit to. I guess it might be hard for anime only viewers to pick up on some of the things that factor into later arcs - how are they supposed to know what information is relevant to an episode or ten from now, right?

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Only a few episodes in and I am super stoked they are taking their time. Hell let's make it 48 episodes and go even slower. World building and characterization is awesome.
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I like the progression of the story so far.

Eventually he will meet the someone who give him the power to transform into a humanoid form. I bought the manga via Book Walker but I wont read it until over the weekend.
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Posted 10/23/18 , edited 12/25/18

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qwueri wrote:

It already is interesting :P

My guess would be humanoid form in a couple more episodes, around the mid season finale, and the first real bit of action around the first season finale. If you're looking for a shounen action series, this seinen is not going to scratch your itch all that well.


Yeah, we still seem to be knee deep in world building now. The main plot point is still waiting in the shadows.

For all of the people saying Rimuru has become asexual, he certainly still seems to crave the attention of shapely women.

At the same time I feel the opening spoils way too much of the show



despite what the opening shows I think you will be surprised by several things.

and while it's not exactly obvious the main plot is actually kind of front and center already.

Think of it like this.


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qwueri wrote:


HOOfan_1 wrote:

Yeah, we still seem to be knee deep in world building now. The main plot point is still waiting in the shadows.

For all of the people saying Rimuru has become asexual, he certainly still seems to crave the attention of shapely women.

At the same time I feel the opening spoils way too much of the show

[spoilers]the fact that he even gets a human form. The fact that the female hero who sealed Veldora eventually joins his party. I assume the people in white whom he fights in the OP are other summoned heroes and they are his enemy because he is opposing the person who summoned them


That's the thing though, the main plot and the world building are intertwined. You've got alot of main plot already established, the focal point just isn't the usual "must take out or become the demon king" plot, it's "build my base and explore the world."

The opening gives away alot of the cast, but it's not like the series ever plays coy with who will wind up as an ally, with a few key exceptions that don't get prominent spots in the OP.

And Rimuru still has the appreciation, even if he doesn't have the equipment.




This. The main plot(or one of them anyway) of the story gt mentioned in the very first episode.

https://imgur.com/tFVRITK

right now he's a slime so his options are extremely limited in how he goes about this mission so he has to build up some actual way of traveling and general ability to interact with humans.
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Did someone mention a rich plot? Hmm, okay. The sealed old badass disappears and creatures get rowdy. This shakes up lawless areas and threatens political borders with intrigue and invasion while the dwarfs prepare for war. A plot isn't absent, but it's far from what I'd call rich. It's real general stuff. The summoned hero? No, that's not plot. At this point that's just lore.

If I can put characterization in perspective. I'd say that aside from the protagonist, the richest character was the tsunderagon that has seen maybe 8 minutes of screen time before getting sealed away with no indicated point of return. Still it's a big step up in character count from most the way through episode 2 with a total of 2 plus the narrator (and that was counting every speaking entity seen since rebirth!)

This is just to share my perspective. It's not a bad show. It has good visuals, good world building, and some interesting bits of creativity. Put next to something like Overlord or Log Horizon, I just don't see much pulling this out of mediocre. I can understand if people enjoy this for a cute charming tone though.

Speaking of creativity, I think I missed the part where he can manufacture any item he has materials and knowledge for. Creating potion juice from plants or refining ore from solving the parts which could have taken quite a bit of time is one step, but that's a flying leap from putting together finely crafted magical swords in seconds. Is this also an effect of what would have to be perfect mimicry? Because that also jumps a lot of fences in the process.
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Did someone mention a rich plot? Hmm, okay. The sealed old badass disappears and creatures get rowdy. This shakes up lawless areas and threatens political borders with intrigue and invasion while the dwarfs prepare for war. A plot isn't absent, but it's far from what I'd call rich. It's real general stuff. The summoned hero? No, that's not plot. At this point that's just lore.

If I can put characterization in perspective. I'd say that aside from the protagonist, the richest character was the tsunderagon that has seen maybe 8 minutes of screen time before getting sealed away with no indicated point of return. Still it's a big step up in character count from most the way through episode 2 with a total of 2 plus the narrator (and that was counting every speaking entity seen since rebirth!)

This is just to share my perspective. It's not a bad show. It has good visuals, good world building, and some interesting bits of creativity. Put next to something like Overlord or Log Horizon, I just don't see much pulling this out of mediocre. I can understand if people enjoy this for a cute charming tone though.

Speaking of creativity, I think I missed the part where he can manufacture any item he has materials and knowledge for. Creating potion juice from plants or refining ore from solving the parts which could have taken quite a bit of time is one step, but that's a flying leap from putting together finely crafted magical swords in seconds. Is this also an effect of what would have to be perfect mimicry? Because that also jumps a lot of fences in the process.


Different perspectives I guess. You're an outsider looking in while me and Demonskid are something like 15 to 20+ episodes a head in knowledge. Hell I already know how things pan out for what would be the next 40 episodes. It's like how in One Piece things of seemingly little significance get shown early only for it to turn out they were hugely important.
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Different perspectives I guess. You're an outsider looking in while me and Demonskid are something like 15 to 20+ episodes a head in knowledge. Hell I already know how things pan out for what would be the next 40 episodes. It's like how in One Piece things of seemingly little significance get shown early only for it to turn out they were hugely important.


So if I'm following you here. As a viewer thus far only of the anime, I'm an outsider looking in because I don't have a lot of intimate knowledge of the source material. This seems to be suggesting that by current commercial models, the audience this anime was most intended for are those who already enjoy the source material. That's a bold claim.

I'm going to have to disagree with you here and say that people like yourself are a collateral gain. Planting seeds early are a great idea, but you're going to starve if that's how you spend all of your capital.
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Speaking of creativity, I think I missed the part where he can manufacture any item he has materials and knowledge for. Creating potion juice from plants or refining ore from solving the parts which could have taken quite a bit of time is one step, but that's a flying leap from putting together finely crafted magical swords in seconds. Is this also an effect of what would have to be perfect mimicry? Because that also jumps a lot of fences in the process.

Anime Only: The sword creation is because of his oddly translated 'Predator' skill (I'd go with 'Devourer') combined with his Great Sage ability to speak to the AI thing.

They blew through it quickly in episode 1, when he digests something he gains its abilities and mimicry with Predator, and a Bag of Holding Hammer Space. At the same time his Sage Analysis gives him exactly how something's built at basically the molecular level, and provides him a Factory to reconstruct things he's already analyzed.

He didn't clone the sword, he digested the first sword and gained a complete understanding of its makeup as a blueprint. Presumably he can now turn into a sword if he wanted to I guess. He then used the mountain of raw materials in his Hammer Space to reconstruct the sword twenty times, and spit them out.

The dragon Veldora's prison was a unique skill and can't be easily digested, so analysis is taking longer (because plot). His plan is to suck it into Hammer Space rather than outright breaking it down, and have Sage Analysis work on it from the outside while Veldora thrashes around inside to create more data points -- presumably the prison fluctuates energy or something to maintain its shape in the face of attacks and such, so Sage will pick up on that.

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That said I can't really follow this thread because of the intense number of innocent fanboi spoilers, apologies if this was already addressed. There's clearly a lot of energy in the fanbase, but it turns away the people you're trying to get more invested in the show when new characters and backstory is hinted at, timelines of events are given, and even statements that out of context wouldn't reveal information, do reveal it in context.

An example of accidental spoiler is something like this: "Don't worry, he should be finding a way around that soon." Out of context that doesn't say much, but in context of the situations already shown it's equivalent to "The obstacle he's facing at that cliffhanger? Don't worry, he solves the problem in just a couple episodes, I know because I read the source material and the way he does it is really cool."

Whereas leaving it an open question, the point of the cliffhanger, is what anime-only viewers want. Otherwise they'd transition to reading the source material if they can't wait.

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