Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken (LN)

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A man is stabbed by a robber on the run after pushing his coworker and his coworker’s new fiance out of the way. As he lays dying, bleeding on the ground, he hears a voice. This voice is strange and interprets his dying regret of being a virgin by giving him the [Great Sage] unique skill! Is he being made fun of?!!

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Associated Names
One entry per line
Regarding Reincarnated to Slime (LN)
Tensura (LN)
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (LN)
关于我转生后成为史莱姆的那件事简介
転生したらスライムだった件
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Alfha Robby
Alfha Robby rated it
August 27, 2016
Status: v10
This Light Novel is darker, have a lot of conspiration, corruption, Collusion, Nepotism, MC and his friend is less Over Power and their opponent (antagonist) reaction toward MC and his subordinate is way blabbing and annoying than the Web Novel Version, the Great Sage is less competence and almighty than in Web Novel thus make the MC more dependable, there's almost never any character development on MC and his subordinate since their personality is cliche and sometime you'll just felt annoyed by MC since he is way too soft hearted.

Edit:... more>> the plot in LN is better than in WN since LN give side character more spot, appearance, explanation about their background, skill, situation, Point of view which allow them to shine unlike the WN thought the antagonist still way overconfident and careless just like those chinese antagonist in xianxia, battle is still way too childish just like in WN version: meh your skill is strong but mine skill is stronger thus you lose, thus if you love the WN you'll definitely love this Light Novel Version. <<less
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Hanada
Hanada rated it
February 1, 2020
Status: --
The world building is okay, the MC is OP but that's common enough my problem is

-how much the MC bend for every single person even after getting strong yes that happen in a lot of novels but this story's quality is better than most in other aspects which make it even more jarring

-the aforementioned tone change, the story tries to get darker but fails miserably, ln like overlord and mushoku tensei manage the switch seamlessly but this one just can't make me take it seriously

- no actual character development, all... more>> of them are the same if you exclude appearances and abilities

- Overall good world building, excellent fights and funny, the full shonen package my main complain is that it tries too hard to pander to all demographic with only minor changes

- the art also doesn't suit it at all <<less
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zozzythebeast
zozzythebeast rated it
February 24, 2021
Status: v8
ok so you go threw 5 and 3/4 novels reading about the op main character. That is modeled after a pathetic unbelievably naïve child. Thinking good thing I watched the anime. So I don't have to spend the time reading about a saint spewing goodness and holy light. That only wants to spread love threw the world while holding hands. Who the only people that would enjoy reading about. Would be those dumb enough to think that behavior is something only amazing people do. (To those that fit into that... more>> category try to keep it down while the world is kicking your ass.) all the while thinking man some of his friends need to get killed so he changes and stopes that shit. Which they finally do. Exhaling a breath of relief while he massacres an army your like finally that's over. I hate novels where they make it so no one dies and after many battles the MC basically takes over the world without having to kill anyone. Because he's just that nice and everyone becomes his friend. Might as well make it a children's book if that's the case. When you've read that far and had that relief BAM!!!! It goes right back to that. Like the author bit*h slapped you in the face. The MC actually says the sentence "defeat the new king's soldiers without killing any of them". This is a army of thousands where talking about. They also go threw all this unbelievably s*upid sh*t to try to make a battle where no one dies but they still won believable. Examples such as I quote "Y'know what? This knife has this super strong sleep medicine rubbed all over it! The moment we land a strike on you, we win!". Or defeating the enemy threw fear alone so no one gets hurt. Its gut wrenching seeing the writer jump threw all these ridiculous hoops to try and make the story work. Also like what there enemy is an A-rank that can level a large hill single handed but he cant shake off a tranquillizer. I'm sure children might enjoy that but as for me I'm switching to the web novel. Where hopefully its not a world where everyone is a virgin and death does not exist. <<less
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Leifman
Leifman rated it
September 22, 2018
Status: v3
Well let me start by saying this : I am currently up to date with the official Yen Press volume 3 of the light novel.

I found out about "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime" through the official manga release of Yen press which I was simply awe struck by 1. the amazing art and 2. the amazing story! I totally read through everything currently out (7 volumes) and then also chapters 36-45 of the manga that are not yet collected/out officially.

Now, that said... I was never into "Novels"... more>> or per say even "Books" in general. I was always the type that needed something to have a visual of (Being first and foremost into Anime then manga) but otherwise the closest I got to "books" would be Audiobooks. So you can imagine that this being officially my first "Novel" to begin with means that it was special to me.

I simply can't say enough how much I like this official translation of the light novel and I am sure it will be the first of many light novels I get to read due to this! Basically, I wanted to get "more info" and dive into things further than the manga did, and that's pretty much what I got! even though there were a few things I think were done better in the manga (Mostly shizu related) while the manga to my knowledge is an adaptation of the light novel as well, I still can say I can't wait for the next light novel volume to come out even tho I know what happens next from the manga.

Side note : I initially started with the web-novel version of volume 1 and it just felt off for me. something didn't "flow" or click as much... and it felt like a chore sometimes to read and I wasn't enjoying it as much. that might be due to the fact that it's the "web novel" and the per say "first draft" or just the fan translation quality or the early writing quality of the author... but this completely took a 180 with the light novel version!

Now I find myself in a tough situation that I might keep reading the web-novel just to know how the story unfolds.. but I am 100% sure I won't enjoy it as much as the light novel that I just can't get enough of and hope that Yen press release it on a faster schedule :D <<less
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321anko
321anko rated it
May 1, 2021
Status: v9
I Read the manga first and started reading from vol. 7. Where the LN picks up.

The author is very inconsistent with his characters and power levels.

MC is dangerously naive despite the many challenges he has overcome, he never learns or utilizes his super intelligent AI companion to the fullest or just ignores them when he should considers his options.

MC is a simp and a pushover with no ding dong or balls. He forgives enemies that should not be forgiven *cough*Hinata*cough*. MC sometimes treats his friends heartlessly (Veldora, Gobta, Diablo, Ranga),... more>> while treating bad characters with humility (Hinata, nobles, Kai, Ruminas, Jinrai). Author has some bad trope humor.

MC prides himself as a good salesman but gives away plans, resources and technology cheaply to nations and people he shouldn't trust easily. Like the church, Sarion and Yuuki.

MC treats love interests as his daughters and will never find a love interest.

MCs servants don't serve an actually good role. They exist to be amazed by Mary Sue MC. MC can almost do anything, which makes MC extremely boring and his servants useless. Oh, did I mention the MC has below average intelligence?

Author is an idiot and should be scolded by his editors for making so many mistakes. Why does he suck so much?

I wish the MC had the mindset of Gazel Dwargo. He's the only likeable leader in this series. Even with Raphael, the MC is s*upid. Ask Raphael more often.

Don't read the LN. Stick with the manga/anime. <<less
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DEMON_PRINCE_LUCIFER
DEMON_PRINCE_LUCIFER rated it
April 25, 2021
Status: --
To ne honest both versions have their pros and cons.

In WN Rimuru started as a bit lowkey and easy going chracter but he took his stand where it was necessary. For example when Dwargon King visited him after he established his nation, first time against Milim, Dont give a f*ck about adventures and he behaves as OP he is. But the story building was rushed too much, like his subordinates started getting too fast paced. They dont get too deep of a development and sometimes some chra haters gets too... more>> strong without being known; those of the dungeon bosses like Zegion, kurama, Apito, Adalman. They were not explained properly but they were made too OP too quickly. But in WN MC is a bad ass who will kick ass of anybody that tries to f*ck with him.

Now in LN the story building is too deep, sometimes it's too deep without any reason. Tou will think what the f**k he is talking about, but in LN the story building is too much based on corruption, backstabbing, dark side of society and etc. Etc. The MC is getting OP not as fast as WN but it's still fine but he is a 80% pushover. For f*cks sake if you have become a monarch than behave like one dont be a down to earth MC because you are a demon lord for God's sake. They are beings who people feared as calamities and you let simple A-B rank adventures walk all over you. In WN MC is a king who behaves like he he should be. But the side chracters are explained in depth in LN both outside ones and the dungeon ones which let us enjoy their growth and we can understand where their power Is coming from.

So in conclusion I can say that they should have adopted a storyline of mix LN and WN with WN MC and LN's side chracters and plots. It would have make the series a lot more awesome but I will still say it's a good read both WN and LN. <<less
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Seraphim
Seraphim rated it
April 1, 2021
Status: v8
Sometimes I wish at least half if not all of Rimuru's people die one by one without hopes of reincarnation because of his pushover attitude. Let the people he keeps letting go just so "we can be friends kekw" to go back and actually succeed in killing his people permanently which he would then let go again. Honestly, the only major aggressor that he actually killed is Clayman in all the seven volumes that I've read. The world is built so nicely and this would've been a great kingdom-building story...... more>> if only Rimuru is not the leader. <<less
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Julianita
Julianita rated it
March 29, 2021
Status: v5
This is a novel about how a guy was so obsessed with boobs that he died and ended up reincarnating as a silicone prosthesis...I mean, a slime. That looks like an artificial boob.

I'm a typical client of this novel. I watched the anime, though it was kinda nice, so let's see the light novel if it's good since the anime cuts off a lot of content in each cour.

And, to my disappointment, the novel was weak. It isn't bad but... it just doesn't have anything that stood out? Something that... more>> made you say to people "come here and read this". I would call it bland if not for the good vibes the characters gave outside boobs bad jokes. And the content... some nice ideas were put all together in a weird way and ended up like Shion's cooking. I think if it went to more of a slice-of-life route like Dungeon Meshi it would've been way better.

Let's start with the MC, the biggest issue in this novel and as well, for me, the best point.

Rimuru was a white-collar worker, otaku, and single (the type that didn't even hold a female hand beside his family). He has a mild personality like that good guy neighbor that some people have the luck to have. Hopelessly optimistic, always seeing the good in people and always forgiving, even if the bad guys ate his mother's flesh and drank her blood. He would fight for the guy to repent and fight for them to be best bros after that. And the dead mother... ehh let's keep her as a sad memory (what matters is that we have one more member in nakama harem).

To put it simply, a perfect Gary Stu. And a complete pushover.

...

Did I already say he is a pushover?

His sunny boy, optimistic self is what I like about him. I like the fact that he forgives people, but trying time after time to make his enemies into his friends ignoring what they did before is a complete-pushover act. It's okay to forgive, but to forget that you messed up with me and fight for you to be my best pal? This is not being generous, it's being s*upid. You need to forgive, but there are some lines that you should not cross, or else people will step up all over you. And Rimuru does this every single time.

Besides being like this, he isn't on the smart side. He does seek help from people from other areas that he lacks, and this is great. Most Isekais transform the MCs into walking encyclopedias and they look down on the natives like they're back in the stone age. I ask any reader, get any average highschooler or an oldie single virgin uncle and throw him into the warring states era be it China or Japan, for example, in the Sengoku period. Be it wits, schemes, strength, or even courage, a modern person would not even make cannon fodder material. And as far as I've read Rimuru doesn't look down on the natives and instead looks for them for help and knowledge. And this is a really good point in this novel.

But sometimes it feels like MC's brain only goes online when it's about food, sake, and boobs. Sometimes he needs to make decisions and his subordinates are like *cough* "... how about doing this way?" then he goes: "... bzzt... OHH! Right! let's go with this!". The hell? Are you a plastic leader? Why are you even sitting in this seat? He does get better afterward but it's only when the villains were able to deplete his Gary Stu meter, and that was HARD, even for a bad boy villain.

It's not a problem that he is dumb. The problem is - he simply isn't leader material. Being a pushover is the most striking symptom. He died as a sidekick white-collar worker and was born again with the same mindset. What a guy like this has an aspiration for? Pay his bills, have a car, eat good food, a nice place to live, and a good family. Rimuru as of, until I have read, just wants to live a plain life like this, with those "small" happiness, and doesn't have an ambition outside of this, and even the dwarf king points this out. But... he isn't in a peaceful era.

This is the survival of the strongest, the powerful eat the weak, THIS IS SPARTA, BRO, not Disneyland. That's why the setting feels weird. A lot of man-eating, warmonger greedy individuals just watched as a kingdom as Tempest grew bigger and bigger and no nation went there to rob? Where is your greed? Was fed to the dogs? It feels like the world itself is an obvious piece of a grinding stone for Rimuru, and this makes the setting very very bland. It's like the enemies are just living targets for kids to hit. Rimuru's power growth is bland and I won't even talk about his subordinates, it just doesn't exist. But when he talks about food, sake, boobs, and nakamas somehow the details simply upgrade. That's why I feel that a more slice of life take would make this work much better.

Trials to get stronger? Motivations to progress more and more? Rivals that make him desperate for improvement or being stronger? Nah. Just do a 10 premium draw and get a new SSR hero (or companion) to fix his setbacks. He is like a pay to win player, but it's the world setting that just keeps giving him legendary equipment/heroes/upgrades. Maybe I'm spoiled by works like Saihate no Paladin, compared to this it's like between a dead person and a live person.

If the story was about how this guy died, got reborn as slime, and went on adventures with his little group of pals killing dragons to his left conquering dungeons to his right it would fit Rimuru's personality to a T. But kingdom building? Nope.

Try to put someone like Rimuru in the warring states era, the middle ages, European wars... he would not even survive past the first commercial break. With that many subordinates in a pseudo-s*ave state that would obey him unconditionally and treaty him like a deity, even someone mentally handicapped can become a ruler. Because there will be always someone to wipe your asses or even avoiding you to shit. You just need to worry to grow up strong and healthy and play to your heart's content, my cute little boy.

Besides those points that I find disturbing, I really like the characters but it's a pity their dept is as deep as an inverted teacup stand. They could be great but they only serve as props for the MC.

And no harem sh*t and boobs jokes, please. The novel becomes shitty every time a pair of wild boobs appear. It's like Rimuru reverses to a growth-period teenager. I won't even talk about harem, this shit. It would be best if it was deleted from the internet as a whole. <<less
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Beyn
Beyn rated it
March 22, 2021
Status: v5
I went through 5 volumes of this stuff...

The WN (while it has a lot of problems and the translation quality for many parts of the story is rather subpar) but the story itself was much better than the LN version. Rimuru seems like a complete and utter wuss in this one, he doesn't react much to anything at all. A character could be a total as*hole to him and then go merge with a demon lord class monster and attack him and his city but he would still say, "I... more>> wanna save him"

What absolute, utter bullshit!

The one reason why this story (WN version) was at least a little fun was watching him get tons of skills and watching those skills merge and evolve and him becoming more and more OP but they've gone and cut that entire thing out!!

There's barely ever any mention of the skills he gets, he consumes disaster level mobs and they just gloss over the entire skills stuff by saying, "I got skills"

DAFUQ do you want us to do with that!?

Anyway, I would suggest that anyone who wants to read this should stick to the WN version, even if they translation can be choppy at times, at least the story is bearable. <<less
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Dafaq
Dafaq rated it
February 14, 2020
Status: Completed
Isekai as usual excepts it's actually kind of good and majority of the time doesn't follow generic isekai plots... I would've liked some more romance with shizue though but it's just a clean clear-cut isekai anyway
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Akshayrauth
Akshayrauth
April 6, 2021
Status: --
It's a pretty good novel but few things are just too absurd.

Rimuru builds a nation and he is the king of that nation, yet people come and say he is a false demon lord and insults him every now and then and he takes it lightly and ignores them.

I mean for god sake he is a king and the people get away even after insulting him in front of a goddamn mass audience.

... more>> Every new adventurer insults him, thinks that a demon lord is a mere toy. They feel invincible.

Despite being a strong demon lord himself every time he meets a somewhat strong adventurer or person he always thinks he should not get into their wrong side. For god sake even sometime I feel he is a fake demon lord.

If u want a main character who doesn't takes sh*t from others then it's definitely not your kind of novel. The MC is a total pushover. <<less
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Honefuusen
Honefuusen rated it
March 25, 2021
Status: --
For a JAPANESE LN this series certainly deliver. It has the characteristics of J-LN of being light-hearted, humorous and a plentiful sprinkle of romance. What sets this novel different is the extent of the world building it goes into. And while I can't say much of the characters development, they are vibrant enough to push the story going.

This series does a good job in bringing out the romance of adventures. Each arcs were an enjoyable read. With enough mind games being played to not make the series into another silly... more>> little white novel. I enjoy a little heavier content in my read and this series is quite a favourite because it has its elements about politics, strategies and evil. Also, I'm glad the harem vibe isn't as strong in here. Though the story sometimes took on a frankly silly turn, but with the character of the MC and a world this forgiving, it might be a tall order to demand the story remains highly strung.

Another plus of the LN is how it depicts certain characters. The WN frankly introduced some appalling characters design-wise, thankfully it was redeemed in the LN. But yeah, it's kinda looooooong. I'm not sure I can maintain the interest to do a full read.

MC is certainly a little too naive for my taste. He's still a good character nonetheless. I think if I'm a character in the novel, I'd probably join his cause too despite being exasperated. He has his charisma as well. He's like a pet, and as a shovel official, you'd want to give your pet the world.

Anyway I'm sold when it's not a harem right off the bat, lol. <<less
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mimisansub
mimisansub rated it
May 9, 2021
Status: v12
Like many I was introduced to it via the Anime. From there I went on to the Manga and finally the Light Novels. Once you go LN you never go back!

TenSura is a quirky and fun story about a guy who dies and reincarnates in another world as a Slime. A slime! Yes the most pathetic and easy to kill lowly monster of JRPGs! However he is lucky enough to meet and befriend a lonely dragon who bestows upon him (alot) of power. From there on he begins to rule... more>> over weaker monsters and builds a country of monsters, meets and interracts with humans, Demon Lords and other beings, while getting used to becoming a ruler responsible for the lives of thousands.

It's not all carnage and mayhem and evil like Overlord, nor is it pure happy go lucky fluff, but a good mix of various themes.

Story & plot - 5 stars. (There are some arcs that might be a bit boring, but this is an overall rating)
Characters - 5 stars
World building - 5 stars (very detailed in the novels) <<less
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