So we are getting close to the end of Slime. With only 5 more episodes, we have charged into the next arc? Wait what? What about all of the other demon lords? Now we are doing cleanup teacher duty.
So Rimuru decides to help out the children that Shizue took care of and heads off to a major city. He gets there, and freaks out about glass and automatic doors. So we learn that the head of the guild he is going to see knows everything about Shizue and after a weird scene about manga, Rimuru is off to teach the children. Learning about how they do not live long, he decides to figure out how to help them.
This arc is weird. I feel as if these are going to be last people to join Rimuru aka he wins them over, and we get some sort of either epic battle with the other demon lords or they all return the the village with a “and we lived happily ever after”. Either way, the next couple of episodes will be lighthearted, but I am not sure how much we are going to get to see. I hope it turns out okay, but I hope it doesn’t end on this mellow/teacher note
From Red to White
Dororo is a story about our troubled hero Hyakkimaru and his quest to slay all monsters in order to regain his humanity. However, the seventh episode is quite different, and Dororo and Hyakkimaru are pretty much irrelevant.
The main couple this time is formed by a spider-woman monster and a kidnapper who met by chance. At first, the monster was posing as a lady in distress just so it could feed on the man’s vital energy, but after learning this human was kind-hearted and nothing like the rest, it not only spared his life but also started liking him. For me, this odd love story is the best anime moment of the week just because it transcends its context, and proof of that is that you just forget who the main characters are and actually root for the outcasts. Sure, other ayakashi proved wrong and tried to kill Hyakkimaru and Dororo, but this one just wanted to be left alone and co-exist with humans… in a twisted way, that is. Although the monster doesn’t kill its victims simply so that they can recover their energy and thus continue feeding on them, you can’t say the first victim was suffering in any way. He even preferred the monster rather than his wife! Now be honest with yourself: weren’t you wishing the monster and the supposed kidnapper would escape from that village through the tunnel? I sure was!
This time there was no blood festival, no money or food in exchange for said blood festival, and then again, the leading characters felt like they didn’t belong to the episode. However, Hyakkimaru did have some kind of reward though, being able to smile for a second. Misunderstood people remain the main theme in Dororo, but we can definitely enjoy other points of view!
That's all for this week! Tune in next week!