Review Episode 5:
Well, we knew from earlier episode comments that green slimes existed in this world and that they dissolved clothing so I guess we all knew this episode was coming. Given the premise they were actually fairly tame in how far they went with this one though it is the usual kind of anime stupidity that makes non-anime fans roll their eyes at the entire industry.
And in case the slimes weren’t enough for the episode we then have Touya starting to combine his magic spells with his smartphone functionality and one of the results is seeing through the wall to one of his female companions as she changes. Maybe they have some fan service quota they have to hit for a show like this and due to the tame nature so far they decided to get a lot of points this episode.
Though, if you can get past all that silliness, and it really is silly and not overly disturbing or offensive, then we actually get a reasonably sweet story about Touya helping out a couple of his companions and continuing to learn how he can use his smart phone in this new world. Even the slime section had some good moments for the group so all and all the episode is kind of fun.
I just want to know why only the girls ended up with dissolved clothes when we could have easily dumped our protagonist into the mix for an equally unnecessary but at least slightly novel outcome to the scenario.
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7 thoughts on “In Another World With My Smartphone Episode 5: Slimes… Sigh.”
I agree with the above about how had we just had any sort of really unique take on this show I’d probably really like it but its just too standard for my tastes. Although thanks for following this so I can figure if I should jump back into it or not.
I just don’t know why but I’m like this anime. I mean, there’s no some uniqueness about this anime. Just a guy with a overpowered character and other harem element. But, I like this anime…
I’m with you on that one. I don’t know why I like it, and objectively I probably shouldn’t, but it is really fun.
“I just want to know why only the girls ended up with dissolved clothes when we could have easily dumped our protagonist into the mix for an equally unnecessary but at least slightly novel outcome to the scenario.”
I second this. Smartphone actually had a legitimate opportunity to at least sprinkle some novelty here. Too bad they didn’t take it.
Then again, Smartphone hasn’t really tried to do anything new. It is doing what it is doing reasonably well (I’m amused at least) but it hasn’t really demonstrated a single original idea at this point.