That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime episode 5 premiered October 30, 2018, on Japanese television as well as having a simulcast on Crunchyroll with subtitles. This episode showed that the consequences of holding a grudge can lead to failure.
Certain plot points revealed in this episode may be substantially important to the overall story. In this episode, there were two relevant characters that made an appearance, the tone was mostly lighthearted, and the cinematography was above average. I like this episode and I will give you my thoughts about it in this review.
After Rimuru sees a glimpse of his future, they get rudely interrupted by some high official known as Vesta. This interruption causes Kaijin to punch Vesta in the face, which then lands Kaijin, three of Kaijin’s friends, and Rimuru in the slammer. While in a jail cell, Rimuru learns of Kaijin’s past with Vesta. Luckily, Rimuru and his new friends get exiled from the Armed Nation of Dwargon.
Kaijin obviously has a complicated relationship with Vesta. He Was a captain of one of The Seven Orders of the Royal Knights, but an incident that Vesta caused was blamed on Kaijin, and Kaijin was relieved of his duties as a captain.
Vesta is just a conniving jealous fool who held a grudge against Kaijin for years.
King Gazel Dwargo does have a great respect for Kaijin, and he did not want to be forced to exile Kaijin. But more importantly he did not want to lose Rimuru as a potential ally because of Rimuru’s special abilities and the power Gazel sensed from him.
Tone & Themes
This episode remained lighthearted all the way through, while at the same time having dramatic tension in certain scenes. First, some characters are having a good time, but then the next they’re imprisoned awaiting a court hearing. The episode had a happy ending for Rimuru, but also a diabolical ending coming from Gazel.
The only theme I could think of from this episode is that there are consequences of holding a grudge against someone, and usually those consequences involve unwanted outcomes.
Animation & Sound
After Rimuru was disrespected by Vesta, Kaijin throwing a punch at Vesta’s face looked very intense, and I like the animated shockwaves and the sound effects emanating from the punch.
Also, apparently the Armed Nation were experimenting with technology that ended up causing a big explosion years ago, which was animated and directed so well giving us enough information in one flashback scenario.
Another interesting thing they did was change the animation for the ending theme, and it was different from how they changed the ending themes’ animation in previous episodes. They don’t repeat scenes from the previous episodes, and it was basically a preview display of what we might get in the series next. The new animation in the ending theme only made me more excited to see what comes next in the series.
Reincarnated as a Slime Ep. 5 – Final Thoughts
This episode still maintains its light and comedic charm even through dramatic moments. Based on an ominous ending for this episode as well as the new animation the animators chose for the ending theme, I believe this series is going to start picking up and heading in an exciting direction.
The plot of this episode revealed that the Armed Nation was developing technology, and it makes me wonder if the other kingdoms are experimenting with technology as well.
It was interesting how the main character was not too much the focus of this episode, but rather it was focusing more on the complicated relationship between Kaijin, Vesta, and King Gazel Dwargo.
The mixture of comedic and dramatic tones was balanced well and animation was above average like it is always in each episode so far. I would say that this episode is definitely a 9 out of 10, mostly because of the complex relationship of certain characters.
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