I think we're all going to have to start wondering why reincarnated characters seem to end up so incredibly overpowered. Slime works through its general laid back tone and charm but there isn't a lot more to it.
Well, he won Crunchyroll's award for best protagonist and yet I'm going to honestly say I don't much care for him as a character. Let's take a closer look at Rimuru from That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 23 Review - So that was the end?
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 22 - Rimuru with kids in tow goes to talk to the Queen of Spirits regarding saving the kids from their own magic powers. Still not entirely clear on how that works but otherwise things are much the same in the world of slime.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 21 Review - Rimuru becomes a teacher with exactly the kind of lazy tropes that normally follow this kind of development. That doesn't mean it isn't cute and fun, but it also doesn't exactly make it compelling and must watch material.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 20 Review - It's taken twenty episodes to get to this point, but I finally realise this was a series I was never meant to watch. For all that it has interesting moments and ideas, what it lacks are compelling characters or a developing narrative.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 19 Review - Once again Slime goes about showing the audience that we really should not be invested in any of the situations. This anime is always about the joke and the punch line and bringing things back to a very relaxed level so even as increasingly dangerous foes appear, the actual impact of these encounters remains pretty negligible. That doesn't make it bad, just kind of forgettable. If you were chasing an epic fight scene after the setup at the end of the last episode you'd be left disappointed, but Slime has consistently maintained its tone and feel so the outcome here as Rimuru hands the fight over to Milim to wrap up in one hit isn't exactly a surprise.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 18 Review: Well, the peaceful down scene didn't last long but I'm thinking Lord Carrion needs to pick some better henchmen because the one he sent this time is an idiot. And idiots make stupid choices and so on we go to the next threat to Rimuru's peaceful forest.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 17 Review: There's a lot of talk going on as other nations come to visit Rimuru to find out what the deal is with the new monster nation. Despite the chatter, there's still some fun to be had in this episode and plenty of set-up for future things to go wrong.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 16 Review - Pretty much every bit character we've ever met turns up and then a pink-haired demon lord. Well, I guess the nation is growing.