A side series of That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime
Genre(s): Isekai, Fantasy, Slice of Life, Comedy
Age-Appropriateness: 12+ (Suggestive Themes, occasional mild profanity/violence)
TheAwersome Rating: 8.3 / 10 (Major Comf)
Premise: In between slaying monsters and negotiating with neighboring countries, Rimuru Tempest has his hands full attending to his kingdom alongside day-to-day matters. But whether it’s expanding the farms in the summer heat or shoveling snow in the chilly winter, no task is too big for Rimuru and his friends!
TheAwersome’s Thoughts: This was an absolutely delightful slice of life side-series for the city of Tempest. Chronologically it’s a little unclear when exactly it starts, but it definitely ends before the final events of the first season’s second cour. Animation and art style is al a bit softer and rounder, with occasional extreme detail to the landscapes and nature as we’re taken through somewhat of a vignette piece through the seasons and festivals that would happen in the city. Overall there’s a strong sense of community and caring for each other that really helps you get connected to the characters, especially with some of the extra snapshots we get to see into their daily lives. If I’m forced to file complaints, the frequency of Shion and Shuna’s fights over who gets to spend more time with Rimuru can get a bit tiring, but this was one of the better experiences I’ve had with anime in a while.
TLDR: An extremely comfy, relaxed, and calming breath of air to have fun with and grow more attached to characters of Tempest.
There is a second season of That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime
You’ll Likely Enjoy This if You Enjoyed:
- The first season of That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime
- The capturing of the feel of the four seasons in Gourmet Girl Graffiti
- The admiration of the everyday of Today’s Menu for the Emiya Family
I must say, in terms of storytelling, The Slime Diaries does deviate from the original series. However, this change of pace provides a calm, relaxing experience that allows us to enjoy the characters in a different light. It’s a welcome break from the usual action-packed scenes and offers a cozy, slice-of-life perspective that deepens our connection to the characters.