Written by: Gabriel Castillo | Published on: January 20, 2021
Dealing with other nations is difficult but Rimuru, the diplomatic slime, pushes forward for the sake of Tempest!
Eurazania’s delegation deems Rimuru and his people worthy of respect and the negotiation between the two nations begins. Soon after, Rimuru travels to the Armed nation of Dwargon where he reunites with King Gazel Dwargo. Meanwhile, the Demon Lord Clayman seems to be planning something new.
Business as Usual
Majority of this episode focuses on the business aspect of Rimuru’s nation building. Eurazania’s delegation has a banquet with Rimuru and his people. Negotiations go smoothly thanks to the delicious booze and Tempest’s trusty kobold merchant Toby. With the new deals, Eurazania will send fruits to make more delicious alcohol which Rimuru will probably use to woo some other characters in the future.
As usual, the supporting cast (e.g., Benimaru, Geld, Youm, etc.) get their typical twenty second screen time with some light and fun dialogue. Interestingly, Rimuru finally returns to Dwargon after being exiled in the first season. From being a mere slime to becoming a renowned monster, Rimuru is turning into a wonderful ruler.
The Start of Something New
The very end of the episode finally offers some excitement. More specifically, it reveals the beginning of new exciting events. The scene shows Demon Lord Clayman, who has been monitoring Rimuru, speaking with a mysterious hooded woman named Myulan. Clayman seems to have some interesting leverage over this person as she is forced to do his bidding. This dude is omega shady! However, this shady demon lord is perfect since he is creating some conflict in the world.
Author's Rating: 6.8/10
Overall, not much happened. This episode felt mundane and diplomatic with all the meetings going on. The initial fight with Eurazania’s delegation was just a test and Rimuru passed (no surprise). There was not much excitement and it felt like just another day in the busy life of Rimuru. Thankfully, dialogue between the characters was colorful and pleasant which made everything more enjoyable — especially the scene with the orcs! The hard-working high orcs had a hilarious reaction upon receiving beer from Rimuru. Beer lovers out there would probably have the same feelings.
Fortunately, there was a tiny revelation towards the end that signified a new conflict kicking off. The scene with Clayman at the end was an excellent touch as it stirred up intrigue after an otherwise uneventful episode. What does Clayman want to happen? Who exactly is Myulan? And why does Clayman have her heart?
Based on the pattern of the previous season, this peaceful time will definitely be interrupted by some baddies lurking in the shadow. This episode showcased a very peaceful setting and laid out the beginnings of a new problem for Rimuru and his crew. What will happen with King Gazel Dwargo? How will Clayman use Myulan for his dirty work?
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