An elf and a demon come to call.
I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level has now repeated its episodic formula 3 times with little variation. In episode 3 we have an elf girl appear at Azusa’s door and she come complete with bouncy anime breasts, a scene involving aphrodisiac mushrooms, and is potentially being chased by a demon over an energy drink business. So you know, business as usual in Azusa’s house as the slime spirits share their breakfast and dragon girl serves tea.
With little changing from episode to episode in terms of plot, Slime 300 is very much relying on its cast of girls and its calming slice-of-life antics to hold the audience’s attention. That and the occasional comedic moment which are a splattering of hits and misses. I will admit, there is a very good set-up in this episode where Azusa puts a barrier around her home early on and it comes into play at the most opportune moment later in the episode. I’d actually almost forgotten about the thing and so when it became important, it actually hit just the right notes to be pretty hilarious.
I felt less so around the elf-girl’s attempt to wear the clothes provided by Azusa and then her efforts with mushroom sorting that lead to her being under the influence of an aphrodisiac. While I’m sure there is an appreciative audience out there, largely I felt these scenes added very little and they made it kind of hard to really care about the elf-girl and her plight. Where elf-girl got to shine was in her initial introduction where she described her work and she kind of cut into her own commercial montage. That worked for me and I really thought it was quite amusing and it gave me some insight into her overall commercially driven character (which plays nicely into her justification for staying at the end of the episode).
I am really struggling with remembering any of the characters names (as you may have noticed from my references to them as dragon-girl, elf-girl and slime-spirits). I think the reason for this is most of these characters haven’t moved beyond their introduction as one-note or one-problem characters but they are still hanging around. Potentially we’ll get more attached to them as the series progress however we might also just continue repeating the formula of adding new characters indefinitely in which case it is unlikely I’ll ever take the time to figure out their names. (On that note, I just had a very interesting image of what Azusa’s house would look like if they kept building extensions for additional characters.)
There’s not a huge amount left to say about this episode. It looks as good as the first two and the scenery remains really pretty. The characters are definitely maxing out cuteness even if they are also hitting all the stereotypes. The plot isn’t doing much but is doesn’t really need to because the enjoyment comes from watching these characters interact rather than any compelling plot twists or turns. This one continues to be enjoyable enough with enough of the humour hitting the mark and enough sweetness to bring a smile to the face.
Images used for review from: I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level. Dir. N Kimura. Revoroot. 2021.
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