Anime Review: Tensura Nikki: Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken (2021). A new series of anime Tensura adapted from the manga of the same title, which tells the daily life of Rimuru with his friends, where Rimuru lives a relaxed life without conflicts or problems that are too heavy like in the first series of Tensura, well maybe this is a more relaxed version from the previous tensura!
With the first episode that premiered yesterday, this anime got a high rating of 7.7 on the official MyAnimeList website, with comedy, fantasy, shounen, and a slice of life genres.
This anime was originally scheduled for January but was postponed due to the pandemic in Japan that affected anime production. This series has been confirmed from the start, to be an intermediary between tensura season 2 and its part 2.
Synopsis Tensura Nikki
Hello, diary… Today I was reborn as a slime…
Even, in other words, life is not always predictable. There’s a lot of work that needs to be done as well, whether it’s providing food to my community to building a better community in the future. Don’t forget to play too to unwind all day. This is the story of Rimuru and his friends enjoying his life in Tempest!
English: The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2021, to Jun 22, 2021
Premiered: Spring 2021
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 23:00 (JST)
Genres: Comedy, Fantasy, Slice of Life
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Unlike the previous Tensura anime which featured a lot of action and battles, Tensura Nikki only showed the life of a “Calm” Slime figure who lived as the leader of the monsters.
After reincarnating into a Slime, he thought that in his new life he would “feel” free to do things and not have to work like in his original world. But after reincarnating and becoming a Slime Monster with the name rimuru, he has a very heavy burden because he has to be the leader of all the monsters in his new world.
There is a lot of work to do!! Giving shelter, Giving food, preparing necessities, and having a feast…. In his calm life, Rimuru is helped by all the Tempest Residents, so that his work is not too heavy and even all the residents there are very respectful and do their respective duties very well.
In the Anime Tensura Nikki, the daily life of the citizens of Jura Tempest will be shown. From development to education, everything will be explained more clearly. Apart from that, there will be a lot of comedy going on so the storyline is very interesting and entertaining.
Review Tensura Nikki
After the completion of the first cour of the anime Tensai Shitara Slime Datta Ken Season 2 in winter 2021 and after that the screening of the second cour in summer 2021 was immediately announced, this season Tensura fans are spoiled by a special broadcast with one of the spin-offs of this series which titled Tensura Nikki. As the name implies, which means slime diary, this anime focuses more on discussing the daily lives of the residents of Tempest and Rimuru itself. The premise is simple and perhaps the right one to watch amid the fatigue of the conflict that occurred in the second season yesterday.
Watching the Tensura Nikki anime for the first time after watching the main series immediately made me nostalgic for Rimuru’s journey to this point. Seeing a brief reccp of Rimuru’s journey from the beginning made me think back to exciting and sad moments from the Tensura anime. But after the recap was finished, I finally realized that Tensura Nikki is an anime aimed at selling more Rimuru merchandise…. There’s a lot of Rimuru’s fanservice here, duh if he had a gender…. Apart from that, watching this anime has also opened me up to the character and past of each character. Whether it’s Shuna to Treyni, I feel this time I can understand them better because these side character interactions become more dominant than in the main series.
From a visual perspective, the simplistic depiction of the same as the main series gives the impression that this series is not a spin-off anime like other spin-off series with its chibi images. Watching this anime is like watching the main series without any reduction in production quality at all. As for the music itself, so far I only like the opening song (since in this first episode, only the opening song is played).
Finally, I will recommend the Tensura Nikki anime to #Kaoreaders who like the Tensura series and are looking forward to the next cour of the main series. Because Tensura Nikki can be said to be fanservice that has similar qualities to the main series, both in terms of visuals and stories. As for the story itself, fans can see the side character interactions that you like to become more active in participating in this anime. For new viewers too, I think by watching the first episode, you will get a big picture of Tensura’s story and might be interested in following this series in the future.