Welp, we finally get to meet the generic isekai heroine.
— Oh hey, the three schmucks that let Rimuru out are finally back from exploring that dark cave full of nothing (’cause slime boi ate everything). And uh, they don’t look so hot. What exactly happened to them?
— Fuze, the guild master, then assigns those three to investigate the surrounding forest. The adventurers look unhappy with their new mission, but hey, the goblins in the forest are totally friendly! You guys lucked out by joining the right anime!
— A three-day break is plenty. Unless the days are short in this isekai, I’m not sure what these guys are complaining about.
— Shizu, the new girl, looks like she just stepped out of a Zelda game or something. Shrug, her mask just reminds me of the Sheikah. Anyways, she wants to come along with these three adventurers. She’s probably one of the main characters are whatever.
— We cut to the forest where Rimuru is showing his pet dog a new trick. Better have some doggie treats on hand.
— Meanwhile, the artisans are working their magic. Watching the dwarf guffaw heartily, I wonder if they have dentists in this world. I mean, how do they keep their teeth looking so perfect?
— Like in Overlord, it sounds like our hero will be greatly praised by his followers in every single episode.
— Anyways, more goblins have joined the village, because they want slime boi’s protection. Like 500 of them, in fact. And he can’t really turn them away, because it’s kinda his fault that they need protection. ‘Cause y’know, no dragon means rowdy mobs. Rowdy mobs mean danger. It’s just funny, ’cause you usually think of goblins as one of the bad guys in a traditional RPG world. But here, they’re pretty much Rimuru’s helpless children.
— The goblins are even wearing clothes now.
— It turns out Gobta did get left behind in last week’s episode. Luckily, this forced him to learn how to summon a tempest wolf. I’m not sure how a wolf helps you break out of a jail cell, but whatever.
— Anyways, Rigurd soon informs Rimuru about suspicious humans being seen around the forest, but I doubt the adventurers are much of a threat. Look at them running away from that giant ant. They’re kinda like The Three Stooges. Shizu ends up defeating the giant ants all by herself, so you kinda wonder why she even played along and ran away with them in the first place.
— Shizu almost gets a badass introduction. Almost. All of a sudden, she’s out of juice, and a giant ant threatens to hurt her badly. Look, the girl always has to be saved from danger. That’s just how it works. As a result, Rimuru shows up in the nick of time with his Black Lightning spell.
— The spell also knocks off Shizu’s mask, so we can see what she looks like… but I mean, it’s a generic anime character. They all pretty much look the same. All we need to know is that she’s the same girl who had appeared in Rimuru’s fortune-telling session. She’s the one that he’s “destined” to be with. But of course, he’s a slime so… I guess they can just be friends for now.
— So the four humans get to visit the goblin village, and somehow, Shizu is eating with her mask on.
— Apparently, Rimuru made a Dragon Quest reference, which Shizu actually understood. I thought she came from a Japan that existed before video games…
— The Three Stooges don’t think that the Guild would have a problem with the goblin village being built up, but I doubt they’re really qualified to answer that question. I mean, you never know. They might see the goblins as a burgeoning threat. It’s pretty common for humans to be prejudiced in these stories. Still, if the Guild was so important, you’d think they would send a less bumbling group of adventurers to do this job.
— Plus, we already know that Gazel has his guard up when it comes to Rimuru.
— When Rimuru speaks to Shizu privately afterwards, she clarifies that she had heard the line from someone else who is also Japanese. Yeesh, I guess this isekai is only for Japan.
— Man, everyone is so friendly in this anime. Sure, we’ve met a few bad eggs like the minister from last week’s episode. But everyone else is just so trusting.
— Apparently, Shizu wasn’t reincarnated into this world. Instead, she was summoned to it, so she has a master whom she cannot defy. Would that be Gazel? Or someone else who serves him? Well, we don’t get to know for now, because Rimuru thinks he shouldn’t pester her with too many questions.
— Rimuru wants to show Shizu something amazing, so he proceeds to let her glimpse through his memories. Like, y’know, how he got his fetish for elves from the eroge he plays. He then shows her a bunch of other boring stuff.
— Rimuru then tells Shizu that he wants to make his new world a peaceful one too, but shh, his old world wasn’t really peaceful either.
— All of a sudden, Shizu doubles over in pain, so… she’s got something afflicting her that our hero will probably have to find a cure for.
— After Rimuru leaves, Shizu can’t help but think back to the day she was summoned to this world. Apparently, some blond dork was responsible for that. The guy then proceeds to stuff Ifrit inside Shizu’s body. The demon is probably the cause of Shizu’s pain. In any case, it’d be nice if we have finally been introduced to a villain.