That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime anime episode 7 dropped November 13, 2018, on Japanese television as well as getting broadcast online on Crunchyroll. This episode is about the forcible cursed fate of Shizu and her escape from it.
The plot of this anime episode was engaging, but it felt so short and I wanted more. Reincarnated as a Slime anime episode 7 introduced background info on a few characters and explaining Shizu’s cursed fate. Other things I would say about this episode is that it had dramatic and comedic moments, and it had above-average cinematography.
Let me just give you my honest review of this episode down below.
The episode starts off by showing the audience Shizu’s first experiences being summoned into a new world and receiving a curse. After 50 years, she’s been on a journey to find her summoner, probably to end her cursed fate. But before she can continue her journey any further, the demon within her awakens and causes havoc among the goblin village.
Apparently, a character named Leon had summoned Shizu into the fantasy world 50 years ago, and place a cursed on her with a demon named Ifrit. Leon’s motives are so obviously sinister because he allows Ifrit to take over Shizu’s body and kill an innocent little girl.
Shizu seems to have PTSD from the severe treatment Leon has given her, as well as the effect that World War II has had on her. The demon inside of Shizu seems to awaken whenever he wants, and Shizu hates the devastation caused by the demon. I believe she keeps herself isolated as to not hurt people.
There are other secrets revealed about Shizu in this episode, but I don’t want to get into spoiler territory and ruin the experience for those who haven’t watched the episode yet.
Rimuru seems to have forgotten his tough exterior, and it’s actually hilarious once you watch the episode. He also gets one new upgrade, but it kind of makes him slightly more dangerous.
Tone & Themes
There are many tonal shifts occurring throughout episode 7. The beginning of the episode is very dramatic and dark with all of Shizu’s horrific experiences. Shizu and Rimuru have a conversation about the goblin village, but the mood came across as being sad because Rimuru can tell that Shizu was hiding something from him.
It really starts to get action-packed in the second half of the episode when the demon inside of Shizu starts going on a rampage. Rimuru has his comedic moments fighting the demon, but at the same time the mood remains serious.
There are two themes I noticed that stand out the most in this episode. The episode was fishing the idea that sometimes you can’t hide from your demons, and the other theme was about not solving your problems alone when you have people who want to help you.
Animation & Sound
I do like the animation when young Shizu gets controlled by the demon, and this beautiful reddish flame blooms from her hair. The flames animated in this episode definitely looked dangerous and coming from evil demon, but the flames looked beautiful, and I’m not a pyromaniac or anything.
The close-ups are interestingly handled and there are so many of them. I also like the scene where the camera is following Rimuru and Ranga as they circle around the demon Ifrit.
All I can say about sound is that the music, sound effects, and voice work were solid and well directed.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Anime Episode 7 – Final Thoughts
This was a good episode telling a character dark background and it had the best action in this series so far. There was literally like fire everywhere in the second half of the episode, but the fire was beautiful. The end of the episode has me wondering about what will happen with Shizu and the demon within her. And I’m curious about this Leon fella.
The plot of this episode is the strongest I’ve ever seen in this series, even though it felt short. I think the character of Shizu brought something incredible to the story, the tonal shifts were directed perfectly, and the animation in the second half of the episode was just beautiful.
I give this episode a score of 10 out of 10 because of the character Shizu and the fiery action in the episode.
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