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A Good Action Anime Series so Far – That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 3 Review

Ep-3 – Rimuru Image

Reincarnated as a Slime episode 3 was released in Japan on October 16, 2018. Although, it is being broadcast with subtitles on the Crunchyroll website for Western audiences. It has been a good action anime series so far for fall 2018.

I only say it’s a good action anime series so far because the only thing the main character has done within these last three episodes is get stronger and build allies. The interesting thing about this series is that I have not been bored, but rather I have been fairly entertained and curious about what will come next.

Reincarnated as a Slime episode 3 makes it a good action anime series so far because of the fun and creative premise, the likable characters, the peaceful tone, and the interesting style of animation. So here is my best review for this episode.

Description

The protagonist Rimuru protects a goblin village from being rampaged by a pack of direwolves. Rimuru manages to resolve the threat and helps to create a half decent community for the goblins. Afterwards, he sets out on an adventure to make trade with another race of creatures that may have resources and knowledge that could help the goblins prosper.

Character Setup

Ep-3 – Storm Fang
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The main character tamed the direwolves, which should be second nature to him since he fought all types of dangerous creatures back in episode 2. He also created friendly relations between the direwolves and the goblins.

I noticed that the main character has shown great leadership, which I did not think he was capable of. It was amazing to see him to set very important rules for the goblins and straighten the community of the goblin village. Now, the main character is helping the goblins establish trade with another race of mythical creatures.

Tone & Themes

The only scene that felt slightly dramatic was when the direwolves prepared to attack the goblin village, but the main character shut that down real fast. When the main character killed one of the direwolves, it was interesting to see him show no guilt for taking a life.

Most of the episode was peaceful and the actions the main character took always seemed like the right call. The theme that stood out the most was that there is no need to make enemies when you can just make friends.

Animation & Sound

There was not a lot of fantastic animation like in the last episode, but it was still excellent enough to watch.

Ep-3 – Rimuru Image-2
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I especially like the backdrop of the stars and the full moon during a scene with the direwolves. Also, I think it was a perfect artistic choice to use black and red colors to represent the dramatic effect of death from one of the direwolves.

The background music was used where it needed to be used, and all I can say is that there were not any glaring problems with the music. I do like how they changed the animation for the ending theme to reflect the progress of the main character.

Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 3 – Final Thoughts

Things are progressing in a way that will change the world of the story very drastically. The protagonist just keeps creating allies after allies, and I think if he keeps up this momentum, he’ll end up being a force to reckon with.

The plot of episode 3 showed how great of the leader the protagonist truly is. This episode demonstrated some dynamic character interactions between the protagonist, the goblins, and the direwolves. Every other element I discussed in this review of episode 3 are things that made this episode very entertaining to watch.

I found this episode great, but now I really want the plot of the series to get into some real action and conflict that will actually challenge the main character. Since I still enjoyed the episode, I will give it a score of 7.5 out of 10.

That’s all I have to say about this review. Please write any comments you have about this review or the episode down below.

Citation

FumaFu. リムル (top image of page). https://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=71008364

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