That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 46 Review

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 46 Review

I’m having a hard time determining if That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime episode 46 was missing something or I just had too high of expectations for it. I seriously thought about doing the “It’s fine” joke for this episode. Anyone who’s ever been in a relationship will understand that one. Episode 46 was good, there just seemed to be something that was bothering me about the whole thing. It wasn’t quite the beat-down that I was expecting.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 45 Review

Where can I watch That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime episode 46?

Crunchyroll is probably the best place to find this anime episode. They’ve been airing the newly debuting season 2 episodes since it came back and after a quick scan of their library, there’s no shortage of dubs and subs. I think it’s pretty safe to say that if you’re a fan of the strongest slime in anime, Crunchyroll is the place for you.

You can also find Slime episode 46 over at VRV. They have a working relationship with Crunchyroll which allows the streaming service to grant access to Crunchyroll’s content. This may be a better option for you so feel free to go check it out.

Watch That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 46 at Crunchyroll or VRV

How was the story in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime episode 46?

As you can probably tell from my introductory paragraph, not what I fully expected. When the fight between Rimuru and Clayman finally got started, I was expecting more of a one-sided beat down than what we got. It also felt like Rimuru was holding back against Milim. That’s not what I wanted to see. I wanted to see exactly what the newly formed Demon Lord had in his arsenal.

The rest of the episode was fairly straightforward. We did have to go through the obligatory meeting full of accusations from Clayman with counterpoints from Rimuru. That what Walpurgis was called for after all. Thankfully we got spared the entirety of Clayman’s speech. Slime episode 46 did us the courtesy of having Rimuru summarize Clayman’s accusations. That left us with time for the more interesting parts of Walpurgis.

Demon Lord Clayman giving his story at Walpurgis

What were the more interesting parts?

Considering everything that’s happened in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime season 2, having to sit by and watch Clayman’s theatrics was pretty infuriating. That’s the good kind of infuriating too. I wanted to see Rimuru punch Clayman in the face after what he did to Tempest. It was somewhat satisfying to watch Rimuru actually provide proof that Clayman was lying and even more satisfying to watch Shion pummel him.

That obviously led to the fight that we’ve all been waiting to see. Considering how the other Demon Lords are taking it, they too wanted to see Clayman forced to get his hands dirty. I’m not totally convinced that they don’t want to see Clayman end up on the losing end here. Unfortunately, this is the part of the story that left me a little bit wanting.

What do you mean by that?

Shion beat the hell out of Clayman. The Demon Lord was able to recover, but I still got the feeling that he was no match for her. When you take into consideration how Rimuru’s subordinates have fared against Clayman’s, I’d say the balance of power is in Rimuru’s favor. Benimaru was able to take down a resurrected Charybdis with ease. Shuna didn’t break a sweat while fighting Adalman. Except for a few lower level subordinates, the monsters from tempest have been unmatched.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 46 - Shion beating down Clayman

Why then is Rimuru having such a hard time taking down Clayman and the rest of his forces? Yes, I know that Rimuru is up against Milim and that she’s on a short list of strongest Demon Lords in this anime. That does explain why Rimuru is occupied at the moment. But I also get the feeling that Rimuru is holding back at least a little bit against his friend. That doesn’t explain why Shion is being pressed by Clayman or why Ranga hasn’t won his fight already. It just feels like we’re watching a fight where the balance of power should’ve been different.

What did That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime episode 46 get right?

I’m glad that we’re finally to the fight between Clayman and Rimuru. It’s been a long time coming to get to this point. If you go back and read some of my previous reviews, you’ll notice that I wasn’t to complimentary of how unnecessary some of the plot was. That’s not the case here in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime episode 46. It did a good job of slowly building up to the eventual showdown between Clayman and Rimuru.

The debate at Walpurgis didn’t last that long. Had Slime wanted to, Clayman could’ve spent the entire episode going on about how Rimuru planned with Carrion to advertise himself as a false Demon Lord. If that would’ve happened, I would be sitting here writing a review of how disappointed I was. That wasn’t the case and I’m not. We got an anime episode that had just enough talking and plenty of action.

What was the highlight of the episode for you?

My personal favorite moment in all of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime episode 46 was when Shion pummeled Clayman. At the time, I thought we were about to get the total dismantling of Clayman and his plans. I was all in for this to happen. Clayman has been one of those anime characters who’s just been asking to get punched in the face.

It’s too bad the fight quickly turned into what it did. At least for this brief moment I had hope that we were going to see something as epic as Benimaru taking down Charybdis from the previous episode. Maybe we’ll get it in episode 47. We’ll have to wait until next week to find out!

Anything else?

The part of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime episode 46 that really piqued my interest was Beretta’s conversation with Guy. I had to brush up on Beretta’s origin a little bit to make this whole scene understandable, but after doing so I can’t help but think Guy will be sympathetic to Rimuru. To summarize what happened, Beretta wanted to join the fight but Guy refused stating that Beretta was there with Ramiris.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 46 - Guy Crimson

After talking for a little bit, Guy discovers that the greater demon used to inhabit Beretta’s golem body was of the same lineage as Diablo. Diablo is somewhat of an eccentric character, and the revelation that he now serves Rimuru is of great interest to Guy. As a Primordial himself, Guy knows that Diablo isn’t going to swear loyalty to someone who’s average.

The feeling I was left with after watching Beretta and Guy discuss Beretta’s origin and station was one of “Does Rimuru have some untapped potential that even he doesn’t know about?” I doubt he’s like Gohan from the Dragon Ball franchise who’s dormant power is never really fully utilized, but it feels like something else has yet to be discovered. Why else would a demon like Diablo volunteer to serve under him? I know it just makes me want to see more from our favorite anime slime!

What did That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime episode 46 get wrong?

While I was able to understand that Rimuru was going to have a tough time fighting Milim, I didn’t think that Shion and Ranga were going to have a hard time with Clayman’s minions. I’m especially surprised with Shion. I was under the impression that she had become even more powerful after coming back to life. I put her in a similar category as Benimaru.

As I mentioned before, it didn’t help that Shion unleashed her feelings on Clayman before the fight really got started. It gave the impression that Clayman was about to get wrecked. When that didn’t happen, I felt like Slime episode 46 gave us an inconsistent story. If Shion was going to have this difficult a time with Clayman and one of his puppets, why go through the trouble of having her stand out as superior at the beginning? I didn’t like it.

Milim punching Veldora

Besides that one point, I don’t really have any complaints about how That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime episode 46 played out. It was a little cliche how Rimuru was saved from Milim’s punch at the end, but I can let that pass for now. We’ll see how the twist at the end of episode 46 plays out in episode 47.

Is That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime episode 46 worth watching?

Yes. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime episode 46 is worth watching. It isn’t perfect, but this is a good anime episode. Fans of Slime will be happy to get to this point. Finally we get to the start of the blow off between Clayman and Rimuru. It also didn’t take a full episode to get to the fight! I don’t see any reason why someone shouldn’t give this one at least a try.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime episode 47 preview

The title of episode 47 is “Returning from the Brink.” I’m guessing that Veldora’s arrival on the scene at the very end of episode 46 will more than tip the scales in favor of Rimuru, Shion and Ranga. He is a True Dragon after all and can withstand a full force punch from Milim. With Veldora on the scene, Rimuru should either have the ability to free Milim from her spell or get the freedom to help his subordinates.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 47 preview

I’m going to take a guess and say that Clayman won’t last past the end of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime episode 47. We’ve only got two more episodes left in this season. I’d be surprised if episode 48 didn’t give us a light-hearted sendoff after everything turns out well. For that to happen, Walpurgis is going to have to end. I guess we’ll have to wait and see if I’m right!

Now go watch some anime!

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 47 Review

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