Early 2021 brings us 2 Slime shows at the same time. Slime Isekai (Tensei Shitara Suraimu Datta Ken) returns for Season 2 in January and Slime Diaries launches in April. What are you all looking forward to in the shows this winter? New adventures for Rimuru? Intrigue caused by the Demon Lords? New buildings constructed by Goblins?Is this too much Slime?
300 years of slime genocide, until the last survivors get Stockholm syndrome and agree to become your personal-use lolis.
>>211868287Haha. This may be in store after we all get sick of this series.That they're going the DanMachi route of 2 shows about the same universe means that - if successful - we're in for a lot of Slime in the near future.
All the big isekai will hopefully attract the shitposters and make other threads more productive.
>>211868391It's set to air in April.
>>211868478This is correct. But there will be 2 Slime shows on the air at the same time. I'm an animeonly but my understanding is that the new Slime show is about Rimaru's sidestory adventures
>>211868538imagine making s2 and a spinoff instead of s2 and s3fuck these jap jews
Where's the thread?
>>211868981s2 part 2 airs in Summer 2021 though, so that is not an issue.
>>211870004this one is beyond hope so don't use it
>>211870300That's a lot of slime
>>211868014I'm excited. I love the slime. I didn't know about Slime Diaries though. Is there a novel spinoff too or is an anime thing?
>>211871121It's a boring side story about some chick that explores his city to write a blog about it, IIRC.
>>211871121Ditto. I'm not the biggest isekai guy but was shocked by how much I enjoyed Slime. MC is not a fag, the anime's S1 was competent and enjoyable, and there's a good balance of world building / political intrigue / characterization to keep the show interesting.
>>211868014>Is this too much Slime?I don't think so. I love the series so I would like to see it get adapted in full one day. And if they end up doing that, that means a lot of episodes of Slime.
>>211871399Indeed. We can hope.As far as I know, Season 1 + OVAs covers Volumes 1-5, right?
>>211871494No. Season 1 only covers up until the end of volume 4. I imagine season 2 might also only cover 3 volumes unless they cut a lot of stuff again.
Hyped for slime
Has the manga reached the point where I can read the spinoff mangas without being spoiled?
>>211871569Gotcha, good to know. How were the LNs converted? Any missing arcs or plot points? Seemed like the last episode was super rushed.Reading the tea leaves on the business side, it looks like Bandai Namco is the money behind the project. They joined Eight Bit for producing Slime Diaries, my guess is they will bankroll the series and have exclusive merch rights, allowing them to make money long-term via merch.Barring the series befalling poor anime execution or falling out of fashion with the audience, I'm guessing we're going to see 80-90 episodes minimum a la My Hero Academia or Attack on Titan.
>>211871804Most of what was cut from the first 4 LN's were political stuff so that they could show off more of the action and end right before the Farmus invasion. I'm not sure how accurate it is but I had heard that they were planning on adapting some of the stuff they cut first thing in the beginning of season 2 which is why I think it'll only end up covering about 3 volumes.
>>211871255Yeah, I love the world building and politics and stuff. And none of the characters are offputting. Rimuru is the best and in the books( the couple I've read so far) he's even better. I always find it funny when he just doesn't care about Gobta. Gobta is pretty capable though.
>>211871952Gotcha, that makes sense. Thanks.I haven't watched the OVA series yet because IIRC the last episode comes out next week. Ditto with the "Veldora's Diary" episode which I just haven't seen yet. It would be interesting to see if they put the political stuff into either Season 2 or into Slime Diaries, which I'm guessing takes place concurrent to Season 1.
>>211872392I've read the slime diaries manga too. That's going to be all slice of life shenanigans.
>>211871185Wrong, that's a different spin-off. Slime has 3, more or less "canon", spin-offs and 2 AU spin-offs, as well as one crossover short-series.
>>211872144Nice. Rimuru is great and while the many other characters aren't super distinguished, the ensenble cast is huge and has real gems like Shizu and such. Looking forward to seeing more.Gobta getting flexed on is also a great gag. >>211872454Cool. I'm OK with seeing this. More characterization would definitely be helpful. As an aside - the only thing that bugs me about the series tbqh is lack of farms. Cities don't spring up overnight and it's wild to believe they have a hunter gatherer society + small city but there's no farms
>>211871952You literally see some of the cut content in the trailer.https://youtu.be/Lk3fJsIOnKwYou can follow this link in case the youtube vid is geolocked for you: https://twitter.com/SlimeAnime/status/1327098864583790592
>>211872605>Cities don't spring up overnight and it's wild to believe they have a hunter gatherer society + small city but there's no farmsI think the anime left this out, but when the dryad's joined the federation, Rimuru was given access to the treants which bear magical fruit that can keep a person satiated for just 3 days for one fruit. They used these and hunting to feed the massive population they gained when they defeated the orcs until they could set up some farms. The slime diaries might actually show off some of the farming. I think I remember it having a big focus on food and how they developed alternatives to rice and potatoes to feed the populace.
>>211872605>>211872780Also, you mustn't forget that any transportation troubles are rendered moot by the presence of the orcs.
>>211872665Neat. I'm a fan of political intrigue so this looks cool. Thanks for the heads up.>>211872780Glad to know my "Where's the food?"-autism will be satiated at some point
>>211872392Next week for the next OVA? Excellent. They've been pretty good so far and this cliffhanger for the last one has been killing me, even though you know everyone will make it out okay.
>>211872605>lack of farmsChapter 2 of Slime Diaries is entirely about planting crops.
>>211872911Nov 27th according to Wikipedia>>211872951Thanks. I'm an animeonly so had no idea.Really hope the farming makes it to the Season 2 of the anime or to Season 1 of Slime Diaries
>>211868287Anyone got that pic where she accidentally causes that natural disaster in Japan a while back?
>>211874079I do not :(
What makes this show stand out compared to other isekai besides the protagonist thing?
>>211875239No dumb harem, MC is in his 30s and isn't a lame teenager, the political aspects are surprisingly good
>>211875239Comedic and dramatic pacing, as well as a sunny vibe overall.
>>211875683The sunny vibe contrasted with the constant warring to crush Rimaru's kingdom is A+
>>211872605It is mentioned that the Demon kings have vast fields tended by golems. I think farms are on Rimuru's to do list.
>>211875239Rimuru is sensible and logical about how he goes about things and like the other anon said no harem. It's not as if Rimuru can actually do much with what he has. Plus it's implied that he has no sex drive anymore, though he comments that some girls are good looking. Having discernable nations is good too. It fills up the world beyond good guy country and evil people land. Like how Konosuba took like eleven volumes to name the country they were in most of the time.
>>211868014I want to fuck Milim
>>211868014Another thing I like about this show and the books is the art style. I think it is very interesting to look at.
Where do they even have to go with Slime?Politics and construction? He's basically Godsuya, the action / rpg stats engine aspect is already finished.
>>211875239It's the protagonist thing, the empire building thing, and an edgy forlorn romance that hopefully gets more attention.
>>211875641>>211877733What are you talking about, he has a harem.He also has a sex drive. He just has no dick (but that will be fixed later).How the fuck do you think he's acting as a mature adult? He's immature and rash.
>>211879274It's less like a harem and more like he has girls around him who think he's cute and he's like "well this is nice, I guess".
>>211879125well put>>211879274Is that an LN fact? I'm assuming most of us are animeonly here
>>211868014Wait. Is Slime Diaries related to Rimiru's show or something separate?
>>211879496Slime Diaries is a different show than Slime Isekai. Slime Diaries is about Rimaru's adventures that are not covered in Slime Isekai
>>211879442WN.His Great Sage skill will turn into his main wife. He'll also get romantically involved with Shion, Shuna, Chloe and of course Millim.
>>211879849>and of course Millim.This is silly. You could make a stronger case of Rimuru having romance with Veldora than with Millim.
>>211879849Ty.In the future please spoilers tag though
>>211879767Interesting, thanks. I can't wait for more Rimuru.
>>211879849The WN is irrelevant to the LN/manga/anime and should be considered a completely separate story from the rest. The LN is already so different that it cannot even go the way the WN did anymore.If only WN-only faggots would stop giving out "spoilers" for manga/anime-onlys that will never ever come true...
>>211879928The WN ends with Millim trying to become his wife though. However the WN is not the LN.
I just want to fuck Millim
>>211880655We all do.
>>211880632I don't remember that honestly, I might have missed it since the translation for the WN is so bad.
>>211880655I'd rather fuck Rimuru. Rimuru is my waifu/husbando.
>>211880812Honestly? Throw him in too. His human form is attractive as fuck.
>>211880857His design is genius. Everyone from hardcore fujos to seasonal waifufags think he's attractive.
>>211880655Did I miss them or are the not many Millim and Slime isekai in generaldoujins out there?
>>211881161Most of them are doujins with Rimuru and Diablo/Benimaru/Veldora. There's not a lot with Millim.
>>211881440Cute perky dragon butt.
>>211881440It was so hard trying not to think about fucking the shit out of her during this wholesome show. Sinful design.
>>211881440Millim stealing Slime for dumb reasons is incredibly on-brand and author should make it a plot point at some time
Has the final OVA released yet? I remember it was supposed to be around November
>>211881837Next week. 27th I think.
Can't wait for Rimuru to practice his "logistics" in season 2.
>>211868014Too much stuff flop soon
>>211880612Why are they different?
>>211883733Can you explain this in spoilers?
>>211881440A+ gif. What's the source?
Milim needs more art
>>211885853>>211886056In regards to how the main canon differs from the WN:Charybdis plotline was added.Charybdis plotline caused Rimuru to build relations with the Beast Kingdom much sooner than the WN.Grucius doesn't work with Myulan to infiltrate Youm's group (Phobio replaces his first contact role with Tempest), but rather gets involved directly as a sort of ambassador.Bloodshadows have been replaced by 3 Summoned Otherworlders as the killers of Shion and the Hobgoblins.Right before Walpurgis begins a war between Tempest+Yuurazania alliance vs Clayman's+Milim's alliance happens and 3 of the Oni use Clayman's absence to infiltrate his castle.Coffin Theft fails because Hinata stood as a guardian, therefore, destroying the dumb OH MY 3 WISHES plotline of Chloe from the WN.Hinata is not mindcontrolled, but was only fooled by the "eastern merchants" to go against Rimuru.Yuuki doesn't have mindcontrol powers until much later, also he doesn't want to destroy the world, he just wants to conquer it. He seems like he will NOT be the main antagonist in the LN.Rosso family, basically not!Rothschilds added.Two new antagonists, Mariabell Rosso, who is an Otherworld Reincarnator like Rimuru (she reincarnated as a human baby though), as well as her grandfather Granbell Rosso, a True Hero, have been added. They are the main foes for the western nations politics arc.Rimuru's executives, aside from Geld, are barred from taking part in the tournament (even makes fun of the WN equivalent by saying how dumb it'd be to let a Spy Chief like Souei participate in a public tournament).Guy, his two maids, Diablo and the 3 Demon girls are now the so-called "7 Primordial Demons", the undisputed leaders of demons who automatically came into existence as a balancing force against the 7 Seraphim Angels.Velda either doesn't exist or was destroyed a few lines after his introduction.Masayuki becomes the new Emperor of the Eastern Empire after their defeat.
>>211889683The WN seems better.
>>211890001absolutely not. WN was full of random asspulls, characters just suddenly being a part of Tempest with no real explanation whatsoever, as well as extremely clichéd scenes. Also Rimuru just randomly "playing dead" because he was already too strong for that arc. The WN didn't do anything better.
>>211890595Sounds like there's less isekaid idiots running around and controlling everything behind the scenes
>>211890646Yuuki losing his main antagonist role, as well as him losing his plot armor, made him into a much more interesting character, since his plans often fail due to severe lack of info. Speaking of info though, the way information is treated in the Slime LN is fascinating. Just because someone is spying on someone else doesn't magically make them understand everything about them and both on the protagonist side and antagonist side, this leads to bad decision-making that actually makes sense with the provided information. Basically any overly complex plans end up failing one way or another. Even thorough plans of the greatest geniuses end up failing due to lack of information. That's something I don't see a lot since usually geniuses are like narrative wizard whose plans somehow work despite there being several holes in those plans that authors just simply ignore. So it's quite a sight for Slime to get that aspect right. There's also the fact that there is no "knowledge creep". Those who are portrayed as ignorant on certain matters don't suddenly know about those matters without the narrative mentioning them learning about it, and only ancient beings who lived for a long time know all the secrets of the world. Sometimes characters are overly cautious when they could have acted more boldly instead, but that makes sense since hindsight is 20/20.
>>211872605>real gems like ShizuShe's no longer relevant to the story, the ln cut most of her shit out from the wn.
>>211889683You forgot Hinata isn't a whore in the ln and doesn't let cardinal nicholaus fuck her while she dead fish'sAnd the rimuru hinata fight doesn't end with shizu ghost talk no jutsu anymore
Will this season have that scene with Rimuru getting really fucking pissed?