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Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken – That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime – First Impressions

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Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken – That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime 

That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime 

That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime – That’s one weird title, isn’t it?  even for the fantasy anime, and I’m here to inform you that it’s not just a title, the anime itself, the story, the characters, everything in it is really, really weird; in a good way, sometimes, not so much.  

First Impressions 

About “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime” 

Take my advice, don’t rush judging the anime until you’ve seen at least 4 episodes. To best describe it, I’d say – Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken is a mix of a Overlord + Log Horizon. It’s not a crazy action and not oriented on spec effects. It’s all about story and adventure. Beginning of the anime can be somewhat confusing and even misleading which is why it’s important not to prejudge it until you know what you are dealing with.

Shuna by KazenoKaze Tensei shitara-Slime Datta Ken
by KazenoKaze

What the Anime is About? 

That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime is one of those trending settings when character somehow ends up caught up in the MMO / Fantasy World as an adventurer. Only this time, the main character ends up being a slime. Without the physical body, hands, feet etc. Don’t get me wrong though, this is not a story of a struggle. It’s in fact very well written and entertaining, don’t expect too much drama in it. I have to be careful with spoilers here so let’s just say that I can’t think of an anime that is similar to Tensei Shitara. Other than what I said before, regarding Overloard + Log Horizon. 

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime 

Furthermore… 

The best part of “That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime – Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken” was the confidence, producers knew pretty well it was going to be successful and never even bothered with “mid-season finale”.  

99.99% of times producers feel the need to present something “spectacular” for season finale or mid-season finale just in case the series never get continuation, which usually ends up badly for the series. Not this time though, story development in Tensei Shitara is on point, nothing is rushed or out of context. All the characters are unique and loveable but the whole harem cliché absurd is still present. it does not hurt the series but, cmon guys, enough already.  

Benimaru by Natsuki Oniichan- Tensei-shitara Slime Datta Ken
Benimaru by Natsuki-Oniichan

Verdict 

Is That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime good, worth watching?  

The answer is absolutely yes! Not only it is worth watching but the re-watch value is also very high, especially if you enjoy the latest trend with characters being reincarnated into the MMO / Fantasy game world such as Danmachi, Konosuba etc.  

In a nutshell, the anime is great, story, the characters, the animation, everything is good. but what i really liked about the series is RPG element implementation, author of the story is well accustomed with RPG DnD and Fantasy world, not just JRPG but the western culture RPG.  

Credits: Top Image “Rimuro” by Chiinyan 

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