That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Episodes 37-40) – Getting the Story Straight!

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Rimuru has to come up with a plan on how to handle the news that he has become a Demon Lord, Veldora has returned, and how an army of twenty-thousand soldiers simply disappeared. Should be easy!

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Episodes 37-40)

Episode 37 – The Visitors

Freed from his prison, Veldora is quick to announce that Rimuru is his BFF. It turns out Veldora has been looking through Rimuru’s memories and has devoured all the manga there. Rimuru takes Veldora to his city and introduces him to everyone. They are shocked but don’t know what to make of it until Treyni arrives and confirms Veldora’s identity. Everyone is overjoyed to learn that Rimuru and Veldora and best friends. After a night of drinking and eating, it was time for Rimuru to announce his plans for the future. That included going after Clayman for everything he did to them. Not long after, Faze arrives from Blumund to help against Falmuth, but is shocked to learn that Rimuru already defeated them. Then Gazel Dwargo arrives and wants in on the meeting. Before he’s even finished talking another group shows up from Eren’s home. It’s going to be a busy meeting!

That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime Episode 37 Shion Master Chef

Episode 38 – A Meeting of Humans and Monsters

Everyone has gathered to discuss the future of the Nation of Tempest, including representatives from Dwargon, Bulmund, Eurazania, and the Sorcerer’s Dynasty of Sarion. It’s hard to believe so many showed up to see Rimuru now that he’s a Demon Lord, of course, Fuze was probably the only one who didn’t know that. However, that’s not the only shock coming. Veldora enters the meeting prompting Gazel Dwargo and Erald Grimwald to demand a brief discussion. They were not prepared for the news about Veldora, but that just makes Tempest’s position that much stronger. Who would want to mess with a nation that has a Demon Lord and the Storm Dragon? There is the question as to who tipped off Hinata and Yuuki Kagurazaka seems the most likely, but why?

That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime Episode 38 Gazel and Erald discussing things with Rimuru

Episode 39 – Ramiris’s Warning

Ramiris shows up at the meeting and warns Rimuru that Tempest is doomed. Then, she talks smack about Veldora, is reacquainted with Veldora and promptly passes out. Not sure how her Golem got there either, but it seems to have joined the meeting. Rimuru goes over his plans to destabilise Falmuth and then make Youm the new king, opening up trade negotiations with Tempest and Dwargon. After some questions, everyone seems to be on board. Next up is how to handle Rimuru’s awakening and the death of the Falmuth army. Luckily, Veldora is going to take the blame and since no one is going to argue with him, that’s taken care of. Meanwhile, Laplace delivers some news to Clayman and questions whether he’s acting on his own accord.

That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime Episode 39 Veldora and Ramiris

Episode 40 – The Congress Dances

Ramiris reveals that Clayman has called to hold Walpurgis so that he can sanction Rimuru. He’s blaming Carrion for interfering and Rimuru for killing Mjurran. Of course, Mjurran is alive so that proves that Clayman is lying. However, this changes a few things and the strategy meeting continues into the evening, but not after a soak in the hot pools. Over dinner, the leaders discuss the way to move things forward including how to deal with the Western Holy Church, thanks to the interrogation Shion carried out, although it sounds more like a massacre. Anyhow, talking of massacres, Clayman’s army is ready to attack Eurazania. Looks like he’s thought of everything…

That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime Episode 40 Erald Fuze Dorf Gazel and Rimuru Hot Pool

Getting the Story Straight!

The second part of season two of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime starts with what is essentially four episodes of Rimuru and his close allies getting their stories straight. Obviously Rimuru killed twenty-thousand people when he defeated the army of the Kingdom of Falmuth, but that’s not a great story to tell other nations if they want to begin negotiations with them. It would absolutely work as a scare tactic, but that’s not what Rimuru is after.

He has one more secret to drop on Gazel, Erald, and Fuze. Veldora has returned and he’s on friendly terms with Rimuru. Of course, we knew that, but their reaction to the news was hilarious. I loved that Gazel and Erald needed to have a private discussion before anything further could be discussed. Fuze, however, just passed out from the shock. All the while, Veldora relaxed at the back of the room reading manga. Veldora is the personification of chill!

That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime Episode 40 Veldora

Veldora’s appearance makes for a great addition to their story and one that would smooth things over with potential allies. They plan on changing the narrative so that Veldora was the one that wiped out the army. Rimuru then had to become a Demon Lord in order to negotiate an end to fighting with Veldora. This has the added bonus of pointing out that Veldora is in the Forest of Jura and makes the idea of attacking a nation with a Demon Lord and the Storm Dragon out of the question. Maybe even for the Western Holy Church.

This all sounds very interesting if you’re into the political side of this story which I am, but how can four episodes of meetings work as an anime? In the real world, I couldn’t think of anything worse than sitting around for an entire day in a meeting. Sure, they stopped for a soak in the hot pool and were fed, but still. I struggle with meetings over an hour as they generally stop being of any use. However, this was fascinating and it was probably due to the revelations and reactions.

That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime Episode 38 Shuna Rimuru and Ranga

Of course, Ramiris interrupted the meeting to warn Rimuru of impending doom. Amazingly, she was brushed aside and given to Veldora to look after. She too got caught up in all the manga lying around which was hilarious. After they had finished with their plans, Rimuru returned to Ramiris to find out what she was worried about. That then extended the meeting as new information on Clayman came to light.

So, if we’re talking about getting the story straight, Rimuru is not the only one doing this. Clayman has constructed his story and intends to use it to make himself stronger. However, it’s quite handy that Rimuru has Mjurran alive and well as that pretty much destroys Clayman’s creditbiltiy, casting doubt on all of his accusations. I’m looking forward to finding out what Clayman has done to Milim and Frey because that is going to come back to bit him at some point.

That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime Episode 39 Clayman

Then, we have the final player in this tale of political intrigue and machinations and that is Yuuki Kagurazaka. I’ve not quite got my head around his plan just yet, but he’s undoubtedly the one responsible for sending Hinata after Rimuru. It’s interesting that Rimuru’s experience with her is counter to what everyone else believes of her. There are a lot of moving parts in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime and it’s starting to get incredibly interesting.

I think we can expect some intense action to follow now that we’ve seen all the preparations. The pressing issue is Clayman and his intent to kill the inhabitants of Eurazania so that he can become a True Demon Lord. My only question here is whether that is an evolved form of a Demon Lord meaning that all the other Demon Lords are simply at the first stage. So, can Rimuru become even more powerful?

That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime Episode 38 Yuuki Kagurazaka

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2 Comments

  1. Veldora seems like he is much diminished from his dragon days.

    • For sure, but then he has basically been a shut-in for the last season and a half, playing games, watching anime, and reading manga. Rimuru also got him to conceal his presence too which makes him seem less threatening to those in that world that are sensitive to it.

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