Let’s be honest for a minute here. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime peaked with the Shizu arc and really didn’t live up to that moment until the very final episode, which was a Shizu flashback. I think you see where I’m going?
What’s going on?
It looks like I’m revisiting another Isekai to see what nugget I can pull out and shine to make something potentially better or at least very different from the original series. This time, I’m looking at That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime and there are no prizes for guessing which direction I’m going in. After all, it should be fairly obvious, even without reading all of the post title. I think in this sense, this would probably qualify as a prequel as most of the story will happen before the series, but that shouldn’t be too much of a turnoff.
What’s the pitch?
A small girl in midst of an invasion in World War II finds herself engulfed in flames and then bizarrely transported to a strange new world where she is possessed by a fire spirit and forced to do the bidding of a demon lord. From here we see Shizu slowly growing up with these powers and forced into more and more dire situations until finally she can’t take any more and rises up against the demon lord, freeing herself, but at a terrible price.
For the next few years, she tries to undo all of the evil things she’s done in the demon lord’s name and help others that have been pulled to this strange world like her. In the series, we will see Shizu change from a child to a prized warrior for the demon lord. We’ll get to see the darker sides of Shizu and then witness the events that lead to her redemption. Finally, we’ll follow her as she tries to correct the wrongs of this world, while trying to track down the demon lord responsible.
Where did the inspiration come from?
This might seem like a cop-out as it’s pretty much what happened in the series only we didn’t really get to see any of it. That’s why I felt like I needed to include this here. Shizu and her arc was the best thing in Slime. Even her death was the only real moment of tragedy and it was amazing just how much it managed to pull you in considering how little we’d seen of Shizu at that point. That’s why we need more Shizu. Her story is much darker and harder than Rimuru’s. I believe it would be more satisfying and ultimately give us an Isekai story that we haven’t seen before. Shizu’s story needs to be told.
Other posts in the series
- Rin and Myura (Isekai Cheat Magician)
- Valkyrie (Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious)
- Susamaru (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)
- Hinawa and Maki (Fire Force)
- The Exercise Video (How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?)
- Cain Madhouse (To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts)
- Shizuku (Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest)
- Kohaku Lost? (Dr. Stone)
- Chio’s Daily Commute (Chio’s School Road)
- The Noob! (Overlord)
- Shizu (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime)
- Noir (Fruits Basket)