Who Would Have Thought That All You Need Is A Dog And Unlimited Power?

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 21 Review

Turns out sending Rimuru to teach some kids ends up about as shallow a development as you’d expect this late in the season. The kids are all tropey personalities who don’t have any expectations or hopes because they are going to die anyway and Rimuru has declared he’s going to save them. Which makes little sense because even if Rimuru does find a spirit to merge with them, Shizu still ultimately lost control and died. Maybe they will clarify this as a solution when they get to it but it seemed a bit grandiose to declare he was going to help them without any real reason why.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 21 Rimuru reacts

Also, winning the kids over happens with very little effort or sense.

Because threatening someone with a giant dog always makes them want to trust you.

As does beating them in a fight that you don’t even take seriously as they give their all.

Um…

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 21 Ranga

Despite the kids being way too cliche, Rimuru being the typical television teacher coming in and winning them over after more or less only one real gesture, and the solution proposed not yet making a great deal of sense, this episode was still fun to watch. Sure, you can question Slime’s sense when it has a teacher challenge the students to try and hit him with their magic, but it is kind of fun to watch. As is watching Ranga menace the class so that they answer roll call even if there are definitely a few questions to be raised about threatening the children in your care.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 21 Rimuru fights a dragon

Plus, if the cutesy teacher saves troubled kids without any effort tropes aren’t working for you, there is the whole Rimuru saves the city from a dragon and makes friends with a merchant sub-plot mid episode. So not bad to watch by any means but nor a reason to recommend the anime at this point.

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7 thoughts on “Who Would Have Thought That All You Need Is A Dog And Unlimited Power?

  1. Come on it was a fun and wholesome episode and they showed another facet of rimuru to try to teach them something and get more information, it is also good to see that they did not force any kind of sexual tenson or love interest with them because it always happens what same with animes like negima and Akashic Records.

    1. I did say it was fun, but that doesn’t remove any of the issues raised about overly simplified relationships, plot developments that aren’t yet explained, and questionable tactics in the teacher’s role. Slime is always fun, but it just isn’t particularly well developed, well paced, or at times logical.

  2. I was a teacher once. Took years to get the hang of it. If only I’d had a magic wolf and god-like superpowers, I could’ve mastered it in a day.

    This is the truly fantastic part of isekai.

  3. “So not bad to watch by any means but nor a reason to recommend the anime at this point.”

    Not bad by Slime’s rather loose standards… To me, it was all the worst of Slime’s tropes lovingly collected into a single episode.

  4. If I felt like I got everything I was going to out of this show by the 12th episode. Based on reading this, it doesn’t sound like it’s going to do anything to turn me around nine episodes later then?

    1. Yeah, the first cour of this felt like it was finding its feet and getting better, though for me this whole thing peaked back when Shizu died and since then we’ve just kind of been meandering about. It isn’t bad by any means and as light entertainment it works well enough, but I’m not invested in either the characters or the story all that much and honestly if I stopped watching right now I probably wouldn’t think about the series again or wonder what I missed.

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