From 8-Bit—the studio that brought you Knights & Magic, Tokyo Ravens, and more—comes one of Fall’s most talked about titles. When a businessman dies and is reincarnated as a lowly slime, his potential for greatness increases twentyfold! Here are 10 reasons why being reincarnated as a slime is way cooler than it sounds.
1. Big. Slime. Energy.
You might look powerless, but in reality, you’re bursting at the seams with a tremendous magical aura. Intimidate anybody that can sense magic simply by crawling around and minding your own business! With your aura hanging out, it’s a toss-up between creatures fearing or respecting you, but either way, you’ll be turning heads.
2. You underestimate my power!
On the other hand, nothing makes a fight easier than when the enemy is completely caught off guard. Just hide your aura and debuff your foes with their own overconfidence. Plus there’s nothing funnier than the look on their faces after they realize what they’re up against.
3. No pain. No problem.
Your small, spongy physique is something to be desired. You’re both hard to hit and hard to hurt. With no nerves, high resistances, and the ability to regenerate, it’ll take a ton of firepower to do any real damage to you.
4. You’re like a miniature factory.
All you need are the ingredients and you can instantly craft anything inside your tiny, gooey body. Hipokute herbs to make health potions? Sure. Magisteel to make powerful swords? Easy. Honestly, you could probably live like a king for the rest of your life from this ability alone!
5. Women think you’re adorable.
This one is self-explanatory.
6. You’re more than a slime.
Steal their look and steal their skills with the “Predator” ability. You can be a dragon, or a wolf, or a person—whatever you can absorb into your body, really. And hey, sometimes all you want is some actual feet to walk on, so as a slime, your dreams of standing upright can finally come true.
7. The most interesting slime in the world.
Sure, you’ve got your fair share of haters, but it’s probably just because they’re jealous. Once someone gets to know you and discovers what you’re capable of, loyalty soon follows. After all, getting goblins and fang wolves to ally with one another is a huge indicator of your charisma and likeability.
8. Escape artistry.
Not only do you fit in, but you literally fit in. No cage can hold you. No chains can subdue you. Just suck in your gloopy exterior and you can squeeze between just about anything. And we mean ANYTHING.
9. No known predators.
People and monsters don’t know it, but you’re at the top of the food chain. We’re not sure if it’s because you’re powerful or if you just taste bad, but it’s kind of nice not having to worry about being eaten or murdered on a regular basis!
10. Sage Advice.
You ooze wisdom. You’d think retaining your memories from before you died would be good enough, but you get the added bonus of having the “Great Sage” ability. It comes in handy having an omniscient voice in your head that happily answers any questions. She’s basically a personal assistant built right into your brain!
Discover more of Rimuru Tempest’s blobby boons as he gains allies, enemies, and a slew of new abilities in another world. Watch That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime on Funimation!