In the last episode, Rimuru had met the famous dragon Veldora. Veldora, trapped after fighting a summoner, had been lonely for some years until Rimuru came along. In episode 2, they discuss how they could get him out of his seal and take him on his journey. At the end of the episode, Rimuru has absorbed him from the outside, whilst Veldora attacked the inside of the seal. This resulted in Rimuru having Veldora inside him, until one day he can find a way to get him back. After that ordeal, he jumps around the cave trying to find a way out, but gaining experience skills along the way and having his first look at human adventurers.
After absorbing many skills from cave creatures, Rimuru ventures out into the unknown world. He eventually comes across a goblin village who is being attacked by direwolves. Having noticed his immense magical power, the goblins come to bargain with him, yet gain a leader. He agrees to protect them from the direwolves and that’s the end of episode 2.
In episode 3 however, is when it kicks off. Rimuru, the new leader of the goblins, hatches a plan to defeat the direwolves. Using a fence and his sticky string attack, he manages to defeat the direwolf leader. The direwolves then join the village and Rimuru declares them to live together in harmony. He assigns them into couples to live together, gives them jobs to improve the village and he names them, unknowing that in this world, when you name monsters they evolve and you use magic. He named so many monsters that he finally became jelly and had to heal for 3 days. When he wakes up, he is shocked by the look of everyone, as he did not know that they level up. The episode ends with him leaving with a group to talk to the dwarves. The goblins don’t have skills to make housing or clothes, so he is looking for outside help.
These couple of episodes seemed to be very calm and collecting compared to what I was expecting. The whole series in general is shocking me with this slice of life style. Rimuru finds a tsundere dragon, then becomes a village leader, then makes all the enemies become friends. I would say that I find it boring, but I feel that this is a fresh look at fantasy and I feel that it could go down well. I also liked the evolved creatures, as the goblin ladies became ecchi and the direwolves became so awesome they could control their size.
What I did not like, on the other hand, is that Rimuru did not know about the naming. He has absorbed many creatures and has a little computer in his head, so surely it would have said something at some point. I also did not like the fact that the first awesome creature you see (Veldora), gets absorbed and then you don’t see him again. I feel that it is a character cop out, because they did not carry on with him.
Yet overall, I love fantasy and the story line is not actually that bad, so I will probably keep at it. Stay tuned!