Written by: Gabriel Castillo | Published on: Feb 10, 2021
Problem after problem arises as Tempest faces unforeseen dangers while the powerful slime is away! The story is finally approaching excitement town as disaster is right around the corner.
What seems like another peaceful day in the city of Tempest turns out to be one filled with problems: The Kingdom of Eurazania asks for help, The Kingdom of Falmuth makes its move, and Clayman starts pulling strings in the shadows. Trouble is at the door while Rimuru is out!
Allied Nation in Trouble!
Albis, one of Eurazania’s Beastketeers, asks the city of Tempest to house refugees. Why? Because Demon Lord Milim declared war against the Kingdom of Eurazania! Unforunately, Benimaru, the acting leader of Tempest during Rimuru’s absence, is unable to elicit more information as the communication stops abruptly. What in the world is Milim doing?
The Final Task
Myulan receives an order — supposedly the final one — from Demon Lord Clayman! True feelings for Youm and Myulan’s identity surface as she fulfills the demon lord’s last request. With freedom and the love of her life in sight, nothing can stop her.
The Kingdom of Falmuth starts the assault on Tempest by sending the Otherworlders to stir up a commotion while simultaneously putting up a barrier (to trap the inhabitants) over the city. The voice actors of the three Otherworlders do an excellent job of portraying detestable villains! It’s hard not to hate them while watching their initial phony performance followed by an extremely arrogant display of force (well, the fight is just about to start). Shion, Shuna, Gobuta, and Gobuzo are about to square off against these Otherworlders. However, the monsters’ disadvantage grows as the barrier weakens them.
Special mention to the following voice actors for their performance:
Shogo Takaguchi voiced by Chiaki Kobayashi
Kirara Mizutani voiced by Hiyori Kouno
Kyoya Tachibana voiced by Shou Nogami
This episode was awesome! The title of the episode — Prelude to Disaster — described the events perfectly. There were more plot points in this single episode than in the past four (which was understandable). The barrage of simultaneous problems made the story extra exciting.
The whole issue with Eurazania versus Milim was surprising and odd (what the heck was that little girl thinking?). The budding relationship between Youm and Myulan (plus the hopeful Grucius) added an enjoyable, yet tragic, bit of depth to the characters. The most entertaining portion of this episode involved the Otherworlders and the citizens of Tempest. The villainous trio put on a wonderful performance — filled with manipulative moves, overly-arrogant lines, and annoying stereotypes — that made viewers dislike them. Mad props to the voice actors. To add to the despicable performance inside Tempset, Falmuth’s forces were setting up outside in preparation for an all-out attack against the monsters. The series turned up the conflict meter all the way up!
The most surprising thing about the episode was that Rimuru had zero screen time (apart from the usual opening and ending sequences). He was meant to return soon but the trouble came sooner which was probably intentional. Rimuru’s absence provided a perfect opportunity for his enemies to strike!
Rimuru’s crew is in a world of trouble now! How will they deal with the attackers? With all these barriers up, will the slime come home in time? Or is there some other threat that will prevent Rimuru from his return? Find out next week!
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