That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 39 Review

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 39 Review

Is it just me or does anyone else think that things go far too easy for Rimuru Tempest? That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime episode 39 amounts to a meeting between representatives of four different countries. It takes less than 20 minutes for everyone to be on board with Rimuru’s plan. I would think that would typically take days if not months.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 38 Review

Where can I watch That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime episode 39?

This anime is an interesting one. In order to watch the newly airing episodes, you should go over to Crunchyroll or a site that gets its content from Crunchyroll, like VRV. A subscription at one of these sites will allow you to see the most up-to-date anime episodes as they come out.

My other go-to for anime, Funimation, has the first season of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime as well as the first half of the second season. The only thing it’s missing are the currently airing Slime anime. That’s pretty surprising considering the status of Funimation as a company.

When I go looking for a recently airing anime, I typically look to Crunchyroll and Funimation. In my eyes, they’re the two big players in the anime streaming market. They always seem to have the most up-to-date, popular anime when they become available. To have Funimation not have That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime episode 39 makes me think that this anime is not as important as I thought it was.

Oh well, it’s getting reviewed here so that means that I’ll be watching over at Crunchyroll.

What did you think about the story here in episode 39?

Rimuru, Veldora and Ramiris

As I mentioned, Slime episode 39 mainly consists of a meeting between Rimuru and high-ranking officials of other nations. We met all of the main players involved in episode 38. Just to refresh, there’s Gazel Dwargo, Fuze and Elalude all representing their respective countries.

During the meeting, they’re all acting pretty chummy with Rimuru for the most part. Elalude is the only one who challenges the others to do more than just accept an alliance with a nation run by monsters. He’s concerned with what Rimuru plans to do with his newfound Demon Lord strength. This objection doesn’t last too long and Elalude eventually falls in line with the others after he hears Rimuru’s answer.

Overall, it’s not a terrible story. Leaders of nations do have to make plans together. We’ve already seen that there are other world leaders who are out to destroy what Rimuru and his subordinates have built in Tempest. They have to do what they need to do to survive. I get that, but I’d expect a little more in the way of negotiation.

Dwargo, Fuze and Elalude go along with Rimuru’s plans far too easily. I would expect to see each of them work towards making arraignments that benefit their respective kingdoms. Besides some discussion on preferred crop growth in the reformed nation of Falmuth, there wasn’t any of that. Couldn’t we have seen a little more statesmanship. It felt like a happy-go-lucky, go with the first plan type of meeting.

I get the sense that you weren’t a huge fan of the plot, was there anything else that stood out?

I’m really confused at this point why That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime episode 39 brought in Ramiris when she was just going to be relegated from the start. She barged into the meeting saying that she had information on the planned destruction of Tempest. Shouldn’t that be discussed prior to plans being made to take down Clayman?

Ramiris obviously has important information. Her first line after flying onto the scene catches the attention of Rimuru and the others. Why, then, did she not get the opportunity to spill the beans? Do you really expect me to believe that Dwargo, Elalude and Fuze would hear Rimiris’s statement and not want to hear what she had to say? That’s seems pretty irresponsible for men in their positions.

Ok, ok, I’ll stop. I’m going to save some of this for a little bit later in the review section. We’ll move on to more positive things now.

That Time I Got Reinarnated as a Slime Episode 39 - Elalude extending an offer for diplomatic relations

What did That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime episode 39 get right?

Keeping in mind the issues that I just mentioned, it’s still nice to see that Clayman is on his way to getting what he deserves. In the scene that we witnessed where Clayman was talking with Laplace, it appears that the Demon Lord has no idea just what happened to Rimuru. He also appears to be clueless about the reintroduction of Veldora.

That can only mean one thing, we’re going to see a beatdown similar to the one that we saw at the end of the first part of season 2. Shion, Diablo and possibly even Rimuru are going to blow Clayman’s mind with their power. That’s what I’m predicting right here. That’s what I hope is going to happen. If it doesn’t, I might end up a little disappointed.

Was there anything else you liked?

Not particularly. I mean, the animation of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime episode 39 was top notch. After spending so much time reviewing Kingdom it makes me appreciate how much more I like an anime like this. I enjoy all of the bright colors and character designs. At least that’s something I can look forward to every episode.

Unfortunately, I can’t say that the plotting and planning in episode 39 was a highlight. I’m usually appreciative of episodes like that because they get my imagination going. I just couldn’t get into that mode here.

What did That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime episode 39 get wrong?

Let me ask you a question real quick. Wouldn’t you want to hear someone’s story if they barged into your meeting and said they had info on a plan to destroy what you built? You think that’d be a yes. Instead, we got the equivalent of the following:

“Hey! I overheard your neighbor down the street planning to burn down your house!”

“What! No way! Hey, you remember Val? The guy who used to run the block? He’s back from his trip. Go hang out with him for a while.”

“Wait, what? Didn’t you hear me? They’re planning to…”

“Yeah, yeah, I heard you. Here come sit with Val. Ok, let’s get back to our plan to get revenge on Clay.”

That would be incredibly stupid. I walked away from episode 39 thinking that Rimuru and friends were stupid. That’s not what the anime was going for, so I can’t help but mention it in this section. Honestly, Rimuru needs to get some situations awareness!

Anything else that bothered you?

The other negative that I had also dealt with the story. I understand that Rimuru’s subordinates hang off his every word, but the other leaders at the meeting should’ve been more critical of the plan. Fuze or Elalude didn’t have a single question about Rimuru’s plan to reintroduce Veldora to the world. It’s like they all might as well be Rimuru’s subordinates too.

That Time I Got Reinarnated as a Slime Episode 39 - Rimuru offering to hear objections

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime episode 39 tried to get around this problem by having Dwargo take credit for the plan, but that was a weak cop out. I’m not saying that we needed to see every single back and forth, just that there should’ve been more questions asked and objections raised.

The reason I think this should’ve been done is because Rimuru’s nation of Tempest is in a struggle for survival, it should feel that way. Nowhere in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime episode 39 did I feel like Rimuru and friends were in any real danger. Without that feeling, I can’t get as emotionally invested in a story.

The story’s not everything in an anime though!

When a situation like the above happens, it can usually be compensated for by some exciting action. Slime actually has some pretty good fight scenes in its history. Most of them I really enjoy. I particularly liked watching Falmuth’s forces get their comeuppance back in part 1 of season 2.

Episode 39 doesn’t have anything like this to redeem the lackluster plot. That means that the negatives outweight the positives, and we’re left disappointed.

Is That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime episode 39 worth watching?

If you want to know the full story you kind of have to watch That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime episode 39. I won’t be going back to watch this one again, ever. If I end up deciding to go through season 2 again I’ll probably skip this episode. That’s disappointing to say, but it’s how I feel.

I also didn’t catch this until the end, but the title of episode 39 is “Ramiris’s Warning.” What warning? Now I feel like we’ve been bait-and-switched. That alone makes me want to not recommend this anime episode.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime episode 40 Preview

That Time I Got Reinarnated as a Slime Episode 40 preview

The title of the next episode is “The Congress Dances.” That’s all we get as a hint at what’s coming next. With all that’s been said about the Demon Lords and Walpurgi, their meeting, I assume it’s about them. We’ll see if the political posturing and behind the scenes scheming goes better here.

I could be completely off the mark, but I’d be surprised if episode 40 was about something else. Anyhow, I’m off to watch something else and I suggest you do the same. I really do hate writing mostly negative reviews.

Now go watch some anime!


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