Video games have had an immense impact on my life, specifically MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games). My preferred poison is none other than Blizzard‘s World of Warcraft! Since I began my nerdy adventure at the age of fourteen, I gained an overwhelming amount of good times and met great people.
That’s why when I recently got to binge a new anime series called That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, it brought back so many nostalgic memories!
Satoru Mikami, an office worker, is killed in a stabbing incident and is reincarnated in another world as a slime with the ability to devour other creatures and obtain their abilities. Upon making friends with the dragon Veldora, the slime, now known as Rimuru Tempest, embarks on a journey to find a way to free Veldora from his seal, encountering many different races along the way.
Recently portal fantasy has been a big anime trope where a hardcore gamer in the real world gets taken into a fantasy world where they can take on fictional beasts and use magic for better or worse. However, the main difference between That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime and others is the fact that the main character, well, gets spawned as a slime!
Slimes are some of the most basic of fantasy creatures as they have little to no armor, dexterity, or any major signs of intelligence. At the time of the main character’s death, he wishes to be some incredible being that does not require air, doesn’t feel pain, and is resistant to most conditions which ultimately resulted in a smile named Rimuru!
Along the way, he meets a group of Goblins and decides to name them in order to better remember them all. Unbeknownst to him, but known to all gamers, when a basic creature gets a name, it means they are special and as a result, stronger. He accidentally turns this entire tribe from goblins to hobgoblins, which is hilarious!
As a slime, he can consume entire beings and learn their powers. That becomes intimidating when this tiny creature unleashes devastating attacks that destroy beasts ten times his size. Everyone’s initial reaction to Rimuru is to underestimate him, which reveals their true character, and then they have to bow to the might of this small being.
I highly recommend this show to gamers because of how on point the comedy and MMO tropes are! It’s relatable, charming, and unique! The unfortunate side effect of watching this show is that you’ll quickly be drawn to playing more games.