Review: The Slime Diaries
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
Season Aired: Spring 2021 - 12 episodes
I watched it at: Crunchyroll
The Slime Diaries is a spin-off of the popular anime That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime.
The show That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime follows the adventures of the character Rimaru Tempest who was killed in modern Japan and reincarnated as a slime monster in a fantasy-based world. It's a fun show which I enjoy and rate highly.
This show, The Slime Diaries, essentially asks the viewer, "Hey, would you like to see what Rimaru is doing when he's not having all those big adventures?" The answer to that is probably going to depend entirely on if you are already a fan of the parent show. If you haven't watched the parent show, this side series might not make a lot of sense because it assumes you are already in with the characters and running gags.
The Plot in a Nutshell:
It's Rimaru Tempest just hanging out in Monster Town with the regulars between big adventures.
If that sounds exciting to you, then you are probably already a Slime fan and this show might be for you. Otherwise, probably not.
The Slime Diaries is a cute and occasionally humorous slice of life show for fans of the That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime world. It adds some more world building and context to Monster Town, gives screen time to the side characters and does so with general good humor. You won't find much action or adventure here - just stories of the day to day goings on around Monster Town.
I was entertained enough watching it, but I'm already invested in the parent show. Obviously, if you haven't watched the parent show That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime then there is no reason for you to watch this.
Score: 3.5 out of 5
Review Rating Scale:
5 Brain wildly entertained. Neurons saturated with entertainment.
4.5 Brain extremely entertained. Neurons firing regularly. Outside world forgotten.
4 Brain entertained. Neurons well stimulated. Brain wants to look for the blu-ray.
3.5 Brain in Neutral. Neurons a little stimulated. Brain generally pleased.
3 Brain in neutral. Neurons flat lined. Meh, brain pleased just enough.
2.5 Brain in neutral but occasionally displeased.
2 Brain displeased and not entertained. Brain thinking about doing something else.
1.5 or less - Brain suffered through the show so it could tell you not to.