That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 45 Review

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 45 Review

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime episode 45 finally gets us to the point that we’ve been waiting for. For what seems like an eternity, we’ve been strung along by meaningless anime episodes as well as side battles meant to diminish Clayman’s forces. All of that time spent is now fully in the past as Shuna dispenses with Adalman and Rimuru finally shows up at Walpurgis. It looks like episode 46 will finally start the meeting we’ve been waiting for.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 44 Review

Where can I watch That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime episode 45?

Crunchyroll is the place to find this anime. They air new episodes every Tuesday. Thankfully, they come out right before my lunch time so I can sit and watch while eating. You’ve got to do something to keep yourself entertained on a break from work. This Tuesday was a pleasant surprise as episode 45 did a much better job of progressing the story than some prior ones.

Since this anime is on Crunchyroll, it can also be found on VRV. The two sites have some kind of agreement where VRV has access to Crunchyroll content. I’m not going to pretend like I know any of the details of that agreement, but I do know that it means that That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime can be found on at least one other legitimate site. That’s good news for anime fans who don’t want to put their digital security at risk by going to a pirated site.

Watch That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime at Crunchyroll or VRV

How was the story in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime episode 45?

Slime episode 45 is what’d you expect from a story where overpowered anime characters are on a path for revenge. I’m actually expecting more of the same when Walpurgis gets started, but that’s skipping ahead. In this anime episode it was Shuna, Souei and Hakuro who get to dish out their feelings on Clayman’s strongest subordinate.

I say it was the three of them who got to beat down Adalman, but it was really Shuna’s show. Souei and Hakuro got to have their moment in the sun when they made mincemeat of the Falmuth forces. Souei and Hakuro kept Adalman’s strongest zombies at bay while Shuna took on the boss all by herself. It was pretty impressive actually. Shuna finally got to do something other than attend to Rimuru.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 45 - Shuna and Adalman beginning their fight

I was actually pretty surprised with how Shuna was portrayed in episode 45. She was just as much the tactician as Benimaru in her methodical and precise instructions to Souei and Hakuro. Shuna knew everything about Adalman’s magic and what they needed to do to counter it. That knowledge came in handy for her own fight as well. Where has this Shuna been hiding all of this time?

What effect did the fight between Shuna and Adalman have on the story?

Ultimately, Shuna’s fight with Adalman was a little disappointing. Well, I guess I should say that what happened after the fight made the whole thing disappointing. I was not expecting what happened. If you don’t know what I’m talking about but you plan on watching this anime episode go and do that. I’m about to spoil it for you. Don’t worry, you can come back.

Why is Adalman and his zombie army revived after Shuna wiped the floor with them? How did her spell get rid of the spell that Clayman had on Adalman? Why is That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime episode 45 making Adalman into another Rimuru sycophant? Can’t the dead just stay dead?

The moment that Adalman popped back up and turned into a Rimuru fanboy my opinion of the fight took a nosedive. It was an unnecessary plot twist that I think took away from what Shuna just accomplished. I get that a majority of Clayman’s subordinates aren’t working for him by choice, but that doesn’t mean that they all need to be saved. It’s a deflating moment for the story and we would’ve been better without it.

What about Rimuru’s arrival at Walpurgis?

The last part of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime episode 45 was dedicated to the Demon Lords showing up for Walpurgis. From a story perspective, I think this was done well. There was a tension in the air that you could feel. Rimuru was not stepping into a space that was welcoming. Demon Lord after Demon Lord kept arriving and each one had a commanding presence of their own. Leon Cromwell’s words to Rimuru highlighted just how dangerous the situation was for our favorite slime.

Considering that the majority of Slime episode 45 was dedicated to the fight at Clayman’s castle, it was obvious that we were going to be left hanging at Walpurgis. Basically, we only got to the point where the Demon Lords arrived. Like any good cliffhanger, the rest of the story is going to have to come later. Considering we were left with a picture of Rimuru actually getting angry over Clayman hitting Milim, it should be an interesting next episode.

What did That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime episode 45 get right?

The fight between Shuna and Adalman was a highlight. If you take what happened afterward out of it, this fight is the high point of the episode. There’s just something so satisfying with watching a powerful anime character get angry and show the bad guys that they don’t stand a chance. It’s one of my favorite story elements in all of anime and I was so happy to see it here. Considering how things went in the previous episode I wasn’t so sure.

Shuna using a Divine Miracle

The only character from episode 44 that didn’t have an issue was Benimaru. Everyone else fought with someone who was either a fairly equal match or was stronger. We also learned that Adalman, who shows up in episode 45, is the strongest member of Clayman’s subordinates. That left me with a little bit of uncertainty going into the fight.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime episode 45 doesn’t do anything to relieve that apprehension at first either. Souei and Hakuro fight on equal terms with Adalman’s strongest zombies. It’s only Shuna that demonstrates that she’s operating on a completely different level. It’s an impressive thing to watch too!

But what about the actual fight?

For fans of anime battles between magic users, this one will leave you satisfied. Shuna and Adalman’s fight wasn’t the longest in anime history, but it was a lot of fun to watch. Maybe it’s because Adalman is an undead, but I couldn’t help but think of Overlord during the fight. If you haven’t seen that anime, just know that the main character is an overpowered skeleton with some impressive magic abilities. I consider comparing the two a compliment.

One interesting point to come out of Shuna and Adalman’s fight is the final spell that Adalman used to try and win. If you’ve been watching this season of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime then you’ll recognize it. Adalman used the same disintegration spell that Hinata Sakaguchi did when she was fighting with Rimuru. Does that mean that Adalman is on par with one of the Western Holy Church’s strongest fighters?

Shuna turning Adalman's attack back on him

I’m not going to go into that line of thought right now. I’ll end up somewhere completely different. What I do want to say is that Shuna’s reversal of the disintegration spell was an impressive visual that should’ve wiped the floor with Adalman and his subordinates. They do, after all, disintegrate. It’s too bad it’s later ruined by them coming back.

Anything else for this section?

Everything surrounding Walpurgis was done well. From the arrival of the doors in Rimuru’s office to the aura surrounding each Demon Lord, everything fit. It feels like Rimuru is walking into a room or equals and he might not make it back out alive. Either that, or Clayman is about to get his head kicked in. I’ve never seen Rimuru that angry before. I was even begging for that after Falmuth caused so much destruction in Tempest. I guess it takes Rimuru having to see it in person.

The part that topped off the scene with Walpurgis was Rimuru’s conversation with Leon Cromwell. For those who might not know, Leon Cromwell is the Demon Lord who summoned Shizu and forced her to take up Ifrit. Shizu was Rimuru’s love interest from season 1 and he eventually had to absorb her using Predator. Needless to say, there’s a lot of unfinished business between Rimuru and Leon.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 45 - Leon Cromwell's warning to Rimuru

With the two face-to-face for the first time, the conversation is tense. Leon eventually lends an invitation to Rimuru to discuss things further at his castle. Rimuru accepts, but Leon then mentions that he’ll send the formal invitation only if Rimuru walks out of Walpurgis alive. That line ramps up the feeling of danger that was already present. Rimuru’s fate is at stake in this meeting and it might be the end to the strongest slime in anime history! It’s a great way to end an anime episode.

What did That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime episode 45 get wrong?

Why does Adalman now have to become another sycophant for Rimuru? Rimuru already has a horde of adoring monsters that see him as the perfect leader. There’s no need for the undead Majin to become a fangirl over the mention of Rimuru’s name. It makes everything that Shuna just did less important.

If That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime episode 45 was dead set on allowing Adalman to walk away from this fight, freed from Clayman’s control, then just let him be free. Don’t attach him to the next great power that shows up. Also, don’t change Adalman from a serious character to a silly one in the blink of an eye. It makes the whole thing a joke.

Adalman turning into a Fan Girl

Really, that was my impression of the scene after the fight. With Adalman’s behavior to the comical sounds Adalman made while moving, I asked myself if we were watching one big joke. All I could do was sigh in disappointment that we had to go from a pretty exciting fight to this childish, immature bag of bones standing in front of us.

I could’ve even accepted the whole premise of Adalman’s defection had he not been made out to be a complete fangirl. I wouldn’t have liked it, but I could’ve accepted it. Adalman was a serious character. He was a leader in his past life. Adalman knows what it means to be in a dignified position. If That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime episode 45 kept him in that persona it would’ve made more sense. Instead we got this sniveling, giddy sycophant. Not good.

Is That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime episode 45 worth watching?

Yes. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime episode 45 is worth watching. Despite what happens afterward, Shuna’s battle with Adalman is a lot of fun to watch. Episode 45 also contains Rimuru’s arrival at Walpurgis. Those two things make this episode worth seeing. If you’ve made it through some of the rougher episodes that Slime has to offer, you’ll be satisfied with this one. Now I can’t wait to get into Walpurgis and see what happens!

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime episode 46 preview

It’d be nice to get a few scenes to give us a hint at what’s going to come in the next episode. That’s not how Slime likes to operate though. We only get a generic picture with the title of the next episode. Considering how things ended in episode 45, there are a few things I think we can expect.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 46 Preview

First, Rimuru is visibly angry at Clayman for hitting Milim. I’m sure that it won’t take too long for Clayman to go into his story for why the Demon Lords are assembled and it will take even less time for Rimuru to unveil his countermeasures. The only question I have is will Clayman make it out of episode 46 alive or not? I’m sure Shion would be happy to deal out some punishment for everything she’s gone through.

The big question is what will the other Demon Lords do? Leon Cromwell and Guy Crimson are indifferent on the whole matter. Clayman appears to have allies in Frey and a possessed Milim. What about all of the others? What’s their position on Rimuru and Clayman? Some of these Demon Lords we’re seeing for the first time. We know nothing about their demeanor, temperament or allegiances. It’s a big unknown that should be interesting to find out. I guess we’ll just have to wait until next week!

Now go watch some anime!

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 46 Review

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