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doomrider7
Nov 29, 2018

Smoking Chicken of the Sea

Grouchio posted:

The imagery I had in my head was a high budget glory with shrill orchestra; to each their own?

Yeah same. Was still good.

Tamba posted:

As someone who hasn't read the novels or the manga, the episode title made me expect fire or explisions, not whatever this was. (Probably because I've seen the spell Megiddo Flame a ton in FFXIV)

The magic corps can errect barriers for that to block magic based attacks. This is using magic to create a PHYSICS based attack by using spirits to create water magnifying glasses to solar beam people. Which they have no way of knowing or defending against.

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Kung Food
Dec 11, 2006

PORN WIZARD

In the manga it looked like droplets that made water spikes to impale, the laser reflections looked way cooler.

Gyges
Aug 4, 2004

NOW NO ONE
RECOGNIZE HULK


The most surprising thing that happened this episode was that Gabiru looked cool.

I do wish they'd gone with different music for the end though.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTnzwvx4AO0

Gyges fucked around with this message at 20:53 on Mar 16, 2021

OnimaruXLR
Sep 15, 2007
Lurklurklurklurklurk

It's pretty weird but also kinda appropriate that the goblins/grandpa/g-orc team got the best looking sequences in this episode

NowonSA
Jul 19, 2013

I am the sexiest poster in the world!


Hey I got to see the massacre begin with proper anime vocals and cool VFX, I drat sure can't complain.

Kind of a lot to cover in the one episode remaining from this half of the cour, but if we stay focused on Rimuru I think we should be able to fit most of it in and go into the break at a sensible point.

Gyges
Aug 4, 2004

NOW NO ONE
RECOGNIZE HULK


I do wonder how dark they go next cour. After the harvest festival the interrogation of the King can be anywhere from near comedic "that Shion sure can't cook" levels all the way to "Cronenberg is feeling kind of squeemish at this". I know the LN really toned it down, but I do kind of want to see Diablo deliver a King meatloaf to Falmus.

doomrider7
Nov 29, 2018

Smoking Chicken of the Sea

Gyges posted:

I do wonder how dark they go next cour. After the harvest festival the interrogation of the King can be anywhere from near comedic "that Shion sure can't cook" levels all the way to "Cronenberg is feeling kind of squeemish at this". I know the LN really toned it down, but I do kind of want to see Diablo deliver a King meatloaf to Falmus.

Good question. LN didn't show it per se, but it did make it clear that she used her skill to skin him repeatedly, and the manga showed some FMA looking abomination in a cell when they go to interrogate him so who knows how they'll go.

I Am Fowl
Mar 8, 2008

nononononono


As someone who had no idea what Megiddo was going to be (aside from apocalyptic, obviously) when the lil slimes came out I suddenly though "Oh god, he's going to eat them all."

Alectai
Dec 31, 2008

It doesn't matter how long I live, I will never have a hat as dashing as this.

I Am Fowl posted:

As someone who had no idea what Megiddo was going to be (aside from apocalyptic, obviously) when the lil slimes came out I suddenly though "Oh god, he's going to eat them all."

.... Well, he is, but it's through lasers instead of absorbing.

Lotus Aura
Aug 16, 2009

KNEEL BEFORE THE WICKED KING!


Speaking as someone who's only watching the anime, I've not noticed any serious pacing issues since the first few episodes were jumping all over the place weirdly. Yet, anyway.

Visually, I found Meggido to be pretty underwhelming. I kinda get what they were going for, but comparatively it was just kinda lacking. I'unno. That said, Great Sage just casually counting the death toll the entire time was super dark and definitely made up for it.

Nullsmack
Dec 7, 2001
Digital apocalypse

NowonSA posted:

Hey I got to see the massacre begin with proper anime vocals and cool VFX, I drat sure can't complain.

Kind of a lot to cover in the one episode remaining from this half of the cour, but if we stay focused on Rimuru I think we should be able to fit most of it in and go into the break at a sensible point.

Wait, are they going on break again?

Lurking Haro
Oct 27, 2009



Nullsmack posted:

Wait, are they going on break again?

Yes, we'll get Slime Diaries in the meanwhile.

doomrider7
Nov 29, 2018

Smoking Chicken of the Sea

Lurking Haro posted:

Yes, we'll get Slime Diaries in the meanwhile.

Which I can never recommend enough as well as Trinity since they really flesh the world out a lot more alongside the manga. The Trinity version of the "Attack on Tempest" was also significantly darker.

Lotus Aura posted:

Speaking as someone who's only watching the anime, I've not noticed any serious pacing issues since the first few episodes were jumping all over the place weirdly. Yet, anyway.

Visually, I found Meggido to be pretty underwhelming. I kinda get what they were going for, but comparatively it was just kinda lacking. I'unno. That said, Great Sage just casually counting the death toll the entire time was super dark and definitely made up for it.

Not gonna disagree about Megiddo lacking flair given how it's described in the LN or shown in the manga where event very much looks like the wrath of an enraged God.


doomrider7 fucked around with this message at 11:49 on Mar 18, 2021

NowonSA
Jul 19, 2013

I am the sexiest poster in the world!


doomrider7 posted:

Good question. LN didn't show it per se, but it did make it clear that she used her skill to skin him repeatedly, and the manga showed some FMA looking abomination in a cell when they go to interrogate him so who knows how they'll go.

I think going for about 80% of the manga's level on that is the way to go. Set a tone that Rimuru and co. aren't loving around and are pissed, but don't make it so extreme that it'll make parents not want their kids watching. Maybe make good use of some censoring shadows so that you definitely get the idea without making it too graphic.

Gyges
Aug 4, 2004

NOW NO ONE
RECOGNIZE HULK


To be fair, that actually was the result of everyone loving around. It's just that Rimuru and the gang forgot that letting Shion gently caress around without supervision has consequences.

The king and the bishop guy can at least be grateful they didn't get questioned by the other Secretary, I guess.

Kung Food
Dec 11, 2006

PORN WIZARD

So I totally saw what happened to Folgen coming a mile away, but the suddenness of it still made me crack up.

Arrgytehpirate
Oct 2, 2011

I posted my food for USPOL Thanksgiving!





That was a really good episode. Nice pacing for a change. Iím guessing the next episode explores who this crazy demon guy is based off its title.

doomrider7
Nov 29, 2018

Smoking Chicken of the Sea

The episode was really good...but it lacked the aplomb of slaughter that's described and shown in the Manga and LN where Rimuru spends some time maiming soldiers to sow fear and chaos simply because he can as well as the intimidation scene with the king.

Rudoku
Jun 15, 2003

Damn I need a drink...




Arrgytehpirate posted:

That was a really good episode. Nice pacing for a change. I’m guessing the next episode explores who this crazy demon guy is based off its title.

They already did during or between the end of first season, but never how Rimuru finds him.

Gyges
Aug 4, 2004

NOW NO ONE
RECOGNIZE HULK


The only real thing I wish they'd done different is having people like the commander guy insta-killed so hard they died standing. Still, very good and Raizen passing out from terror was done perfectly.

Next week should be good though. Either we focus on naming the world's greatest butler, or we witness the awakening of this slime world's greatest disciple of manga.

doomrider7
Nov 29, 2018

Smoking Chicken of the Sea

Gyges posted:

The only real thing I wish they'd done different is having people like the commander guy insta-killed so hard they died standing. Still, very good and Raizen passing out from terror was done perfectly.

Next week should be good though. Either we focus on naming the world's greatest butler, or we witness the awakening of this slime world's greatest disciple of manga.

Yeah I agree about the commander. poo poo was funny as hell, but the way the Manga did it was legit creepy and scary as gently caress. I had also hoped they'd include the bonus chapter about that one soldier.

NowonSA
Jul 19, 2013

I am the sexiest poster in the world!


Hard to wrong when you get the creep factor in the manga and the fun moment in the anime for Folgen's death. Nice to see people taking different approaches with the same material.

That demon is the absolute tits (if you couldn't tell already), and I've always wanted to see him more in the manga. I'll always want more scenes of this ridiculous demon being unstoppable while fawning over his master/telling people how his master's even stronger. That's something I never get tired of seeing in my various Isekai power fantasies. Overlord definitely had that kind of vibe to it too, and I liked it there as well.

Gyges
Aug 4, 2004

NOW NO ONE
RECOGNIZE HULK


Everyone in Tempest loves slime boy, the problem is that Shion and the demon have similar issues with how they express their love. The only thing worse than being at the mercy of Shion/the demon is managing to somehow be a huge enough dick to make Shuna angry.

Nemo2342
Nov 25, 2007

Have A Day





Nap Ghost

doomrider7 posted:

Yeah I agree about the commander. poo poo was funny as hell, but the way the Manga did it was legit creepy and scary as gently caress. I had also hoped they'd include the bonus chapter about that one soldier.

I'm honestly glad they dropped that; it felt weirdly off-putting to me when I read it. I'm much happier with the slightly more sterile "enemies=dead" treatment without attempts to humanize them.

Nullsmack
Dec 7, 2001
Digital apocalypse

Is this season already over or are there more episodes? I've seen conflicting information when I try to search it.

Sindai
Jan 24, 2007
i want to achieve immortality through not dying

It's a two cour show so it should continue through spring season.

Helter Skelter
Feb 10, 2004

BEARD OF HAVOC



2nd cour is scheduled for summer, I think.

zeldadude
Nov 24, 2004

OH SNAP!


god that last episode was so loving good

that's all

doomrider7
Nov 29, 2018

Smoking Chicken of the Sea

zeldadude posted:

god that last episode was so loving good

that's all

Wait til tomorrow for the 1st cour's conclusion. After that...Slime Diaries Spinoff!!!

Arrgytehpirate
Oct 2, 2011

I posted my food for USPOL Thanksgiving!





Eh. That was cool but a bit underwhelming tbh. How long is the break?

doomrider7
Nov 29, 2018

Smoking Chicken of the Sea

Arrgytehpirate posted:

Eh. That was cool but a bit underwhelming tbh. How long is the break?

12 to 13 weeks.

Or however long the Slime Diaries Spinoff is.

Lotus Aura
Aug 16, 2009

KNEEL BEFORE THE WICKED KING!


On the one hand, Nero/Diablo looks a lot like a Kuroshitsuji character now, which is a shame. His first design was way better.

On the other hand, I am really looking forward to Veldora now being a permanent member of the main cast.

Gyges
Aug 4, 2004

NOW NO ONE
RECOGNIZE HULK


Finally read the latest manga chapter and I could totally see that as how they animate the results of the interrogation. Those were some real creepy boxes.

Also a great Shion chapter as she was left to her own devises twice.

CrazySalamander
Nov 5, 2009


Is slime diaries Japan only?

8one6
May 20, 2012

When in doubt, err on the side of Awesome!



CrazySalamander posted:

Is slime diaries Japan only?

I don't think so.

https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2021/03/27/3rd-key-visual-for-that-time-i-got-reincarnated-as-a-slime-season-2-tv-anime-unveiled
"...In the meantime, spin-off The Slime Diaries is scheduled to premiere on April 6, with it streaming on Crunchyroll... "

It is weird that there isn't a listing for it on the app yet. (at least the last time I looked)

Onean
Feb 11, 2010


My guess is it'll show up as another season under the main series, like an OVA, when it starts.

doomrider7
Nov 29, 2018

Smoking Chicken of the Sea

Slime Diaries episode was really good. Super looking forward to more of them.

8one6
May 20, 2012

When in doubt, err on the side of Awesome!



Yeah that was really cute.

Gyges
Aug 4, 2004

NOW NO ONE
RECOGNIZE HULK


Does diaries ever develop into more of a narrative, or is it all a string of gags?

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doomrider7
Nov 29, 2018

Smoking Chicken of the Sea

Gyges posted:

Does diaries ever develop into more of a narrative, or is it all a string of gags?

The manga has a narrative. It's all 4koma, but each chapter is part of the same theme, but different POV's if that makes sense. The Christmas Chapter for instance was them prepping as well as the event itself with each 4koma being a different prep moment, reaction, etc., if that makes sense. I'd say check it out and see for yourself on websites.

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