This summer season brings us the follow-up to the first part of the second season of Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken (That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime) and we have been excited about this for months now, so naturally we have a lot to say! Since we’ve had few episodes to get back into it, our excitement has not been in vain. Coming off the back of becoming a Demon Lord and reviving the Storm Dragon, Veldora, Rimuru is about to team up with various kingdoms and races to set into motion his plan to create the utopia he envisions. This season brings us more political stuff as Rimuru’s power and influence has reached a breaking point. Now that he’s a Demon Lord, there’s absolutely no doubt that he’s going to make loads more enemies, but also, many more friends! So, how has the second part of the second season of That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime held up thus far?
Politics, Politics, Politics
Rimuru hosts a meeting about the future of Tempest, inviting leaders from various nations and kingdoms. In attendance is King Gazel Dwargo of Dwargon, Elalude Grimwald, representative of the Sorcerous Dynasty Thalion, the Beastketeers from the Animal Kingdom Eurazania, Fuze from the Kingdom of Blummund, as well as the representatives of the future Kingdom of Falmuth, Youm, Grucious, and Myulan. First thing on the agenda—Rimuru’s “new” ally, the Storm Dragon Veldora! Rimuru’s connection to Veldora shocked everyone in attendance, as they believed that he had been sealed away for the past three centuries. The presence of Veldora at the meeting prompts Gazel Dwargo and Elalude Grimwald to have a meeting with Rimuru in private about these developments, questioning Rimuru’s intentions and alignment with what is good.
This is huge for the series because Rimuru has finally honoured the promise he made to Veldora in the very first episode of the show! It hasn’t been a priority for Rimuru in the way that you’d expect it to be considering that it was literally the very first objective he got as a slime—break the seal on the catastrophe class dragon that has somehow become his best friend. With everything that happened along the way, it felt like something that would be reserved for much later in the story, but instead, Rimuru’s ascension to Demon Lord has fast-tracked the revival of one of the strongest entities in this world! That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime has been blown wide open with Veldora’s return, and even the Demon Lords think it’s worth talking about. Clearly, Rimuru’s best power move in the whole story so far has been befriending Veldora, whose very name strikes the fear of dragon into the hearts of all. Veldora being affiliated with Tempest (the nation) is the equivalent of having a video game’s final boss character in your party at their full power from the beginning of your adventure! Not only is he great for when they’ll need to throw hands, but he’s also become multifaceted political leverage—essentially forcing Rimuru’s allies to double down on their allyship and his enemies to think again! With everything looking up for the future, things are definitely going to take quite a twist as Ramillis is adamant that Tempest is set for ruin.
War, My War
After determining who’s on his side, Rimuru gets to the next part of the agenda - waging war against the Demon Lord Clayman, who has had beef with our slime friend for quite some time. It was in fact he who sent Myulan to Tempest as a spy and orchestrated the Jura Tempest Massacre, the incident which set into motion the series of events leading up to Rimuru’s awakening as a Demon Lord. His relationship with the Demon Lord Ramillis allows Rimuru to catch wind of the upcoming Walpurgis, the meeting of Demon Lords, where Milim, Clayman, and others will be in attendance. In terms of the conflict with Clayman, Rimuru has the upper hand as Clayman has no idea that his mole, Myulan, is still alive and working for the other side.
Here’s where all the exposition and dialogue-ridden episodes finally show their full worth, because the true conflict starts now! All the various parts have been assembled and now the second part of That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime’s season 2 can really get into gear! We’ve set the political stage with Rimuru’s Demon Lord ascension and revival of Veldora, the Storm Dragon, as well as the meeting to decide the fate of Falmuth and rewrite the history of what actually happened to Falmuth’s army. Personal stakes are building up as Leon Cromwell is revealed to know a lot more about Rimuru than any of the other characters have so far, not to mention Rimuru’s long overdue revenge against Clayman for the Jura Tempest Massacre. We’re in for one of the most important conflicts in the series thus far, and the stakes keep climbing!
Talk About a High School Reunion
Walpurgis, the meeting where only the Demon Lords who have been invited can be in attendance, and only people whom they have invited can ever hope to go. Not that there are many people in the Slimeverse looking to be in attendance when Demon Lords meet, but you get the point. Clayman has been looking forward to this one for a long time. Being the youngest of the Demon Lords (bar Rimuru, of course), Clayman has a lot to learn, but he’s got guts.
Right, Walpurgis. This is the first time we ever see this number of Demon Lords in the series, and it’s quite the lore-extender of an episode when the meeting is shown. We meet Clayman, Sky Queen Frey, Leon Cromwell, Velzard—Veldora’s sister, and Guy Crimson, a Demon Lord from around the same time as Milim! We’re treated to a conversation between good friends Leon Cromwell and Guy Crimson, which gives us a bit more lore than we expected to get. For one, Leon already knows all about Rimuru’s ascension to Demon Lord, as well as the fact that Rimuru is the one who is taking care of the summoned kids who were under Shizu’s care in season 1.
Cromwell could very well be the main antagonist in this world for Rimuru because of his close relationship with Shizu, his status as a reincarnated being from the same world as Shizu and his relationship with the group of summoned children who were under her care. So many things begin and end with this guy, so the fact that he’s kept tabs on Rimuru, and even dropped a freakishly accurate speculation about the conditions surrounding Veldora’s disappearance and recent revival, means that we could be working our over to a final conflict between Rimuru and the man responsible for Shizu’s suffering.
That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime Season 2 Part 2 has largely been a lot like the first part of the season which aired during winter in that it took a few episodes to set up before really getting into the action! The pacing is quite similar to last time around, but we can tell that the stakes are only going to get much higher. With more developments in terms of lore and story, we can’t wait to get through the remaining episodes of this season! What do you think about That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime Season 2’s second half? Drop a comment below and tell us your thoughts!