That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 1 [First Impression]
Sometimes I like to posit that I am an anime fan with exquisite tastes and high sensibilities. Then days like today, where I watched ‘That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime’ and enjoyed it, occur and test my sanity. So I must start with that disclaimer: against my better discretion and expectations, I genuinely enjoyed the first episode of ‘Slime’. Which is what I’m calling it because no one controls my life. I didn’t even watch the show because I wasn’t anticipating enjoying it, but I did, so here’s my take on it all!
Slime is another ‘human from another world (ours in particular) ends up in another world’ show. To get into these kinds of shows I tend to need something different than just ‘here’s a human!’. I love alternate universe stories but it can get pretty boring and typical thanks to it being a successful genre in anime. As you know, the more successful anything is the more that genre/movie/media gets overpopulated with monotonous and uninteresting things.
Well, what ‘Slime’ brings to the table is charm. The first episode introduced the main protagonist by showing a character being killed, then a new character introducing themselves and promptly being murdered and reincarnated into the ‘new’ protagonist. This was a fantastic set up for me because it shows that the character is unique, as usual, but for different reasons than I am accustomed to. There is some greater mystery to this slime show’s protagonist and I’m interested in knowing what makes him/them unique. It’s clear even gender isn’t what defines the protagonist and I’m excited by that. Establishing the protagonist’s new abilities by taking into account the things he doesn’t like about dying is especially interesting and I would like to know more about that.
I also really like the humor of the show. The humor has a way of being very subtle and very direct. A good example is when the protagonist dies he asks his younger co-worker to take his hard drive and put it in his bathtub. We see the younger guy do this later in the episode and it’s very funny to watch him do this, but there is a moment of hilarity for just a second when we get a shot of the screen:
Mechesoft Doors MX. Instead of going for a simple brand change, they just made it a synonym of Windows XP. I laughed endlessly over this scene. I love when anime does stuff like this. The rest of the first episode establishes how the slime deals with existing as a slime, then makes friends with a dragon and unlocks ‘Exposition!’ and sight, and then opens the door for the rest of the series. I watched this and knew that despite all of my better judgment: it was time for me to make this show something I blog. For some reason. Because I am trash.
Horrible weeaboo trash.
Possibility of Watching: Guaranteed.
Possibility of Blogging: Yeah I’m garbage and I am here for this.