This interview certainly explains why the plot felt random.
In an interview on Excite News posted on Tuesday, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime author Fuse shared the circumstances in which the novel was initially created. He said that he first began posting the story on the popular Japanese web novel site "Shōsetsuka ni Narō" (Let's Become Novelists) as practice before submitting his work to writing competitions, and that he was making up the plot as he went along. As a result, he admits that he did not figure out the theme of the story until after the web novel got a publishing deal and he edited the part of the novel that would become volume 2.
Fuuse specifically commented on the "country building" theme of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, saying that when he first started writing the story, he hadn't envisioned that Rimuru would build a country. He simply wrote about Rimuru accomplishing all kinds of feats, and before he knew it, he had ended up building a country. Nowadays, Fuse feels that "Do what you can do for today" is one of the themes of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, and that the friends and community he made along the way are an integral part of the series.
Fuse said that he initially wrote That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime purely for the fun of it, which allowed him to fill the story with everything he wanted to do. However, his lack of attention to pacing and structure posed difficulties for him when it came to adapting the novel into an anime. He said that the anime gave him an opportunity to re-examine the structure of the series as a whole and decide which scenes were important to keep.
Fuse launched the story serially on "Shōsetsuka ni Narō" website from 2013 to 2016. Micro Magazine began publishing the series in print in 2014, and it shipped the 13th volume on September 28. Taiki Kawakami launched the manga adaptation, which the television anime adaptation is based on, in Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine in 2015. The anime premiered on October 1 last year.
A very weak, illogical episode. There is a recurring issue, trust and relationship form too fast. In this episode, Rimul asks a swordsman whom they barely knew each other to spread rumors that they defeat the Orc Lord with Rimul's help. I find Rimul's request illogical. The swordsman was prejudiced, a slime ruling a nation. Yet, he quickly had a change of heart. It feels unnatural.
It seems news of Rimul beating the Orc Lord is known by royalty and higher powers but not common people
I may not read Japanese, but I had confusion on why Rimul is referred as Majin when Milim is called Maou, demon lord.
Taka: I see. A global release will benefit it. Gundam did pretty good. The only few franchises that are only popular in Japan but not popular in the west - Yokai Watch comes to mind.
Apr 10, 2021 1:55:16 GMT
Master Menos: F for Respects. DMX did all his work while suffering from a drug addiction, and I almost never knew until a point. I hope his next life treats him far better.
Apr 10, 2021 15:30:45 GMT
HungryWorld: Sorry for taking so long for the things i have to do, have been suffering from some health issues (including mental health deterioration). Anyways hope i can be a bit more active here soon enough once i am properly patched up again.
Apr 27, 2021 17:45:38 GMT
Taka: No worries, health, family, school, and work take priorities first.
Apr 28, 2021 7:41:52 GMT