- Dec 4, 2021
- Reaction score
Lonely thirty-seven-year-old Satoru Mikami is stuck in a dead-end job, unhappy with his mundane life, but after dying at the hands of a robber, he awakens to a fresh start in a fantasy realm...as a slime monster! As he acclimates to his goopy new existence, his exploits with the other monsters set off a chain of events that will change his new world forever!
When I was getting into the story, I just thought that it was just another isekai story with an OP protagonist. I didn’t expect the amazing world building the author did. It did not only focus on aspects such as there being bad guys and that the good guys must fight them. There are a bunch of perspectives you need to see, and you will realize that the world is not just black and white.
The characters also had amazing character development. There are characters you might not like at first, but they will get their "redemption arc" or you’ll eventually see them in a new light. Rimuru’s subordinates should also not be taken lightly. Even if they’re somehow overshadowed by Rimuru’s powers, that doesn’t mean that they’re weak and can’t function without their leader. Some of the "antagonists" are so well-written that you can’t help but agree with some of their points or be amazed at how they think. As long as they are well-written, I don’t really care that much if they’re good or bad guys. I’d like to say that just because a character is an antagonist doesn’t mean they’re a “bad” character. "Bad" characters for me are guys that weren’t really well-written and it’s like they’re just there for the sake of being there.
The story is also a roller-coaster ride for me. There are scenes where I’ll laugh to the point I have tears in my eyes or I’ll be crying my eyeballs out because of how emotional it is. I’d also like how it’s also balanced, like the action is not too much. We have fight scenes, but we also have scenes where we relax. For me, having a bit too much "action" can be a little tiring. I’m glad that TenSura managed to have its action and at the same time have a breather for the readers.
Overall, I’d really like to recommend this light novel to you guys. It’s really easy to get into and it’s not your average isekai novel.