Why is this anime just so good? Even when nothing terribly exciting happens in an episode of Slime, it still is something that is enjoyable.
So this week is about the new Orcs who are going to join and live temporarily in the village with Rimuru and the goblins. They are upset but willing to do it. Then Rimuru goes to name them and basically passes out from the amount of magic consumed. Naturally too, they all evolve and become more human in appearance. At the same time, we learn that an Orc army is tearing through the world leaving a wake of terror and destruction. Clearly, this is foreshadowing.
Next, we learn of the lizard people who live in a marsh beyond the forest of Jura. I immediately had traumatic flashbacks of what happened in Overlord S2. However, it seems that this anime sped up this arc as at the end, the prince, who is a bit slow on the upswing, heads towards the goblin village to recruit them to help the lizard people fight an orc army that’s 200,000 monsters strong and supposedly led by a supposed Demon Lord. Honestly, even though this time is nothing but worldbuilding and plot, it was so enjoyable to watch.
So in this week, I couldn’t help but comment on this week’s episode of Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai. We’re already on episode 9 and man, it’s been a great season so far. What happened this week involved Mai and her little sister, Nodoka, switching bodies. It’s clear that although Mai and Nodoka have a rather complicated relationship. The episode goes through the rivalry Nodoka feels with Mai, even though Mai does not herself. Nodoka’s life has centered around how she’s never been good enough compared to Mai and this causes Nodoka to act like she hates Mai even though, deep down inside, she really just wants to be close to Mai.
I think this one is really important for all of the viewers out there who have siblings and have this kind of love hate relationship with their siblings. Even though I love my own siblings, I have often felt like my parents, my mother in particular, would compare us. Or other people would. Often we’d go out and people would make remarks about how much skinnier or more beautiful my little sister was. They might not make any comments about me, but in a culture like mine, it’s hard not to compare. Then there is my cousin who is so accomplished and started making a 6 figure salary before even leaving university. I can completely relate to Nodoka’s hardship when it comes to being compared to siblings.
Stay cool, Tiese!
In this case, “stay cool” is not another form of saying “goodbye”. Nah, I just think this girl needs to chill a bit and control her emotions. Tiese is impulsive, we get it, but this episode is all about her controlling Eugeo! “My roommate cries because of her mentor, go do something about it”. “I want to marry a good guy like you, go do this and that so you can marry me”… Wait a minute, lass! If you are into SAO then maybe you like the action, the constant references to the gaming world, or even Kirito’s mentality and abilities, but what about some school romance and a love triangle? Well, it’s safe to assume that sooner than later Tiese will learn about Alice and the real motivation for his now beloved Eugeo, but not before gifting us some tender, one-sided love moments.
Remember when SAO was the story of Kirito trying to understand what happened and finally escape this world and meet Asuna again? Or when saving Alice was the final objective for the main duo? Ahh, so long ago! This ninth episode is a clear example of an anime attempting to do everything at once, from an intense sword duel where the underdog leaves an impression to an implied sex offense to indirectly get on both Kirito and Eugeo. Things look extremely predictable now, but let’s just wait and see!
Now that fall anime has kicked off, what are you watching? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!