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creaTeo av FUSE 
ANG ay TAIK! KAWAKAMI 
CHARACTER oesicns ay MITZ VAH 


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THAT TINE OGD REINERRNATED) ASE) 





arise: THIRI KAWAKAMI 
Character design: my AH 


CONTENTS 


CHAPTER ls Death and Reincarnation 
» O03 


CHAPTER fy Guardian of the Goblin Village 


e 055 


CHAPTER & Master of the Direwolves 
» 091 


CHAPTER & Head for the Qwarf Kingdom 
e125 


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CHAPTER ra The Dwarven Craftsman 


| 155 | 
| » 185 | 


CHAPTER dé The Fated One 


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| VWeldora’s Slime Observation Journal | CF 


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HOW 

SHALL WE 

PROCEED, 
LORD 


RIMURU 























HMM... I 
SUPPOSE 
I WILL GO 
MYSELF. 















AH. OF 
COURSE. 








THAT 
SHOULD 
BE 
OBVIOUS, 
MY LORD. 


7 te 


ee 


~~ TRAN: 
BO Se 


pHAPTER Gp 
Death and Reincarnation 


~~ 











I MEAN, 
I DON'T 
REALLY 
HAVE ANY 
SERIOUS 
PROBLEMS 
WITH My 
CURRENT 
S/TUATION... 









































WAS 
THAT 
SUP- 
POSED 
TO BE 
SOME 
SUB- 
CON- 
SC/OUS 


DES/RE 
DR 








a 
‘i 


WOW, 
THAT 
SLIME 
SURE 
SEEMED 
Boss” 


AND 
THEN I 
TURNED 
INTO A 
HOT GIRL 
(OR Boy?) 
AFTER- 
WARD... 




















FEEL 
A BIT 


NER- 
VOUS 


WHAT 
/S THIS? 
TAUNTING 
ME FOR 
My LACK 
OF A LOVE 
LIFEP 


TALKING, 
ISN'T 
IT? 


I'M MIHO 
SAWATARI. 


YOU'RE 
DAMN 
RIGHT 
I DO, 

TAMURA. 
























NAME'S 
SATORU 
MIKAMI... 


ALLOW 
ME TO 
INTRO- 
DUCE 
MY. 
FIANCEE. 


THINGS 


WEDDING 
ADVICE 

































REALLY 
YOU'VE APPRE- 


CIATE 
BETTER YOU 


TAKING 
THE TIME, 
SENPAI. 





D/O THIS 
ASSHOLE 
JUST BRING 
HER TO 
BRAG ABOUT 
CLAIMING 
THE OFFICE 
BEAUTY?! 
























































THAT'S 
TAMURA, 
MY JUNIOR 
Cco- 
WORKER. 
A REAL 
HOT-SHOT. 









































AS 











THANKS 





FOR 
LETTING 





US DRAG 





YOU OUT 















































IT'S 
ON ME 
TODAY, 
SENPAI! 


FINE, FINE. 
ILL CON- 
GRATULATE 
THE LUCKY 








NON 
































D/O T.. 
GET 
STABBED 
a 























































































































sIGN: Thank-You Sale 


DON’T LET 
SAWATARI- 
SAN SEE 


YOU LIKE 
THAT, OR 
SHE'LL 
BE SO 
ODIS/LLU- 


































WHOA, 
PEOPLE DIE I’M 
ZA FROM BLOOD |. STARTING 
4 LOSS, RIGHT? TO FEEL 
THAT CAN'T COLD FOR 
conrinMen. | 250. Ne 
REASON. 
BODY THAT 
DOES NOT 
REQUIRE 


BLOOD. 


IT WAS 
SUCH A 
ROBOTIC 
VOICE, 
THOUGH. 
WHAT 
ARE YOU, 
AN AUTO- 
GENERATED 
COMPUTER 
VOICE...P 





HA HA... 
I 
SHOULD 
HAVE 
FIGURED 
YOU'D 
SAY 
THAT. 


HUH? 
WHO 
SA/D 
THAT? 
"DOESN'T TAMURA 
REQUIRE — +. 
BLOOD"?! 
WHAT’S 


HAPPEN 


TO DIE 
BECAUSE 





























SEMPAI... 
















































I'LL BE 
ag HONEST. 
Pane THE ONLY 
hes REASON I 
bebe BROUGHT 

OUR OUT 
RELATION- SNA 
SHIP TO i 


YOU... 












YEAH. 
1 


FIGURED 
THAT 


WAS 
TCH! THE 


YOU'RE CASE. 









| SENPAIL 
WHAT AN ONT 


ORDINAR™ GO INTO 


TOTALLY 
BORING 
LIFE. 





GRADUATED 
COLLEGE, 
STARTED 
WORKING 
ATA 


I'M A a7 CONSTRUC- 
= 710, 
VIRGIN. = ape eas COMPANY, 


YEAR-OLD 
BACHELOR. 


FORGIVE 
ME, My 
NEGLECTED 
MANHOOD. 


IN THE 
NEXT LIFE, 
I PROMISE 
ILL USE yOu 
TO GREAT 
EFFECT. 
GONNA — | 
DEVOUR | Pe 
THE LADIES! | aes 
BROTHER 


ba 3 
I LE 
A FREE, 
UNENCUM- 
BERED LiFe, ELDERLY 


CONFIRMED. FoLLowing “ARENTS, 
ACQUISITION My WHIMS. 
OF UNIQUE 
SKILL: 
"PREDATOR"... 
SUCCESSFUL. 





COLL TG 
Cite 
CGE TES 


CONFIRMED. 
EXTRA SKILL: 
“SAGE” 
ACQUIRED. 



















CONFIRMED. 
UPGRADING 
EXTRA SKILL: 


"SAGE. au 


WOW, 
THAT 
SOUNDS 


NEAT— 
HEY, WA/T 
A SEC// 


SaNNRINS 
ZN 


SILLY 
oes 


Nt 


LASTED 
7O 4O, 
I MIGHT 
HAVE 
BECOME 
A SAGE. 


wee, 
ESSA 





3a 


SS 
= 


CEST LP: 
CeezZzTLyy 
WSs 


BAC 


— 
jelageeren 


ER 


THERE'S A 
LEGEND THAT 


th 


SEN 
<x 


G 





ees IF YOU'RE A 


30-YEAR-OLD 
VIRGIN, YOU 
CAN CHANGE 
CLASSES TO 
A WIZARD. 





IN FACT, 
I GUESS 
IP TD 
HELD OUT 
LONGER, 
I MIGHT 
HAVE EVEN 
BECOME 
A "GREAT 
SAGE’ 


SUCCESSFUL. 
EXTRA SKILL: 
"SAGE" 
UPGRADED TO 
UNIQUE SKILL: 


“GREAT SAGE." 





ars 
5A] 
Lf 
798, 


a? 
GL} 
lata 


27 
Lz 
QS 


yi VAZGTIS 

Wie 
GGT. 
WPA: 

( tit 

BALDY La 








































WHAT /S 
THAT VOICE 
TALKING 
ABOUT?! 

' WHAT DO 
a YOU MEAN, 
UNIQUE 
SKILL: 
"GREAT 














AND 
THAT'S 


NOT A ; SAGE"P/ 
“UNIQUE” 





SKILL! : 
IT'S NOT 
EVEN 
FUNNY! 


































































































































WEIRD, /T 
DOESN'T 
FEEL THAT 
LONELY.. 








SO... 
OID T PULL 
AMI THROUGH 
SAFE m 
AND 
SOUND 
INA 
HOSPITAL 
BED 
NOW? 


Zz 
REMEMBER 


YUMPING OUT 


7O PROTECT 
TAMURA 
FROM THAT 
CRAZY GUY 
WITH THE 
KNIFE, AND 
GETTING 
STABBED 
INSTEAD. 


WHAT 
HAP- 
PENED 
TO ME 
Dp 





HUH? 
COULD WHY WON'T 
IT BE : My LIMBS 
THAT...HE RESPOND 


SEVERED ad 
MY SPINAL 
CORD AND 
PARALYZED 
MEP 


NO, 
NO, NO... 
ANYTHING 
BUT THAT! 


THAT'S CRAZY 
MY ARMS 
AND LEGS 
COULON’T 
HAVE BEEN 

AMPUTATED! 

I ONLY GOT 

STABBED IN 
THE BACK... 





SO I HAVE 
NO VISION, 


HEARING, I FEEL 


OR SENSE I DON'T — 
OF SMELL, SMELL 
ANYTHING, UNDER 
BUTI DO ie 
HAVE A THOUGH. /, 
STOMACH? 
SENSE OF f 


FEELS 
TOUCH. S lee 


GRASS. 


OKAY, I 
MELTED 
AND dj WAIT, 

ABSORBED WHERE'S 
THE GRASS. 

SO DOES 

THIS MEAN CcivEn 

2 : 





HANG 
ON A 
SECOND 


STAY CALM. 
BE COOL. 
CONFIRM 

THE 
BOUNDARIES 
OF YOUR 





THE 
SGGLY, 
GELATI- 
NOUS 
TEXTURE 


BUT THEN, 

THE WAY I 

DISSOLVED 
AND AB- 
THE SORBED 

ROUNDED, THAT 
CURVING PLANT... 
BoD™.. 


rT 
GUESS 
I DID 
DIE FROM 
GETTING 
STABBED 


OKAY! 
YEP, THAT 
SEEMS 
RIGHT! 


I 
HATE TO 
AOMIT IT, 

BUT /T 
SEEMS 
THAT I, 
SATORU 
MKAM 





MATTER 
OF FACT, 
I’M 
STARTING 
TO ENJOY 
THIS SOFT, 
UGGLY 


ij 
A 
\ \ 


“aS 


oy 
— WW 


SEVERAL 
DAYS HAVE 
PASSED 
SINCE I 
ACCEPTED 
THAT I'M 
A SLIME. 


/F I HIT 
A ROCK, 
I RECOVER 
BY RE- 
FORMING 





I’M 
LONELY. 


.L DON’T 
ACTUALLY 
RECALL 
TAKING 
A CRAP 
AT ANY 
POINT. 











CURRENTLY 










USING 
LESS 

THAN 1% i! em ANSWER: 

OF FULL (a IT IS STORED 

CAPACITY. IN THE 





STOMACH 

OF THE 
USER OF THE 
UNIQUE SKILL: | 
"PREDATOR." 


ANSWER: 
IT 15 THE 
EFFECT 


YOUR OF THE 
POWERS UNIQUE 


HAVE SKILL: 
STABILIZED, "GREAT 
MAKING IT " 
POSSIBLE anor 
FOR ME TO 
RESPOND 
PROMPTLY. 


OH YEAH, 
IDO 
REMEMBER 
SOMETHING 
ABOUT 
ACQUIRING 
SOME SKILL 
OR ANOTHER 
WHEN I 
DIED... 


ANSWER: 

A SKILL I5 
AN ABILITY 
THAT, ON RARE 
OCCASIONS, 
CAN BE 
ACQUIRED IN 
RECOGNITION 
OF SOME FORM 
OF PERSOMAL 
GROWTH. 


I 
RECOGNIZE 
THAT’ 
IT'S THAT 
WE/RD, 
COMPUTER- 
IZED 
VOICE... 


UNIQUE 
SKILL, 
"GREAT 
SAGE” 
re 


BUT 
WHAT’S 
A 
“SKILL” 
ANYWAY 
=) 





SO "GREAT 

SAGE” AND 

“PREDATOR” ENTIRELY 
ARE My UNDER- 


SKILLS, 
ENTLY, 


THAT'S 
HOW 


TIME, I'D eekh aad 


BECOME 
PRETTY 
EXCITED. 


oe 
er Af 
(ae 


JUST BE 
THROUGH 
THIS WEIRD 
"SKILL" OR 
WHATEVER, 
ASA BUT AT 


RESULT LEAST I'D 
- FOUND 
AND SO somEONE 
IGOTA 10 TALK TO. 
LITTLE 
CARRIED 
AWAY. 


«INTO A BODY 
OF WATER 
(PROBABLY 
A SUB- 
TERRANEAN 
LAKE). 





ANSWER: 
A 
SLIME'S 
BODY 
DOES NOT 
REQUIRE 
OXYGEN. 


ONCE I 
REGAINED MY 
COMPOSURE, 


MY BRAIN CELLS 
(OR RATHER MY 
SLIME BODY) 
CAME UP WITH 
A STUNNING 
PLAN! 


*INTENDED EFFECT 





AW 
CRAF, 
I’M 
GONNA 
Ole! 

I VUST 
GOT 
REBORN, 
ANDO I'M 
ALREADY 
GONNA 
Ole! 


ACTUALLY, 
YEAH... 
I DON'T 
FEEL ANY 
PAIN. 


I CAN 
CONSUME 
IT TO CRE- 
ATE WATER- 
JET PROPUL- 

SION! 











IT'SA 
DIFFERENT 
VOICE 
FROM 
THE GREAT 
SAGE... 


WOW. 
va 
ALMOST 
CRIED 
THERE... 


WA/7T, NOW 
SOMEONE 


ELSE /S 
TALKING 
TO MEP 





OH 
CRAF, 
NOW I'M 
FEELING 
A BIT 
NERVOUS. 


GOTTA 
PUT 
ON A 
FRIENDLY 
FACE... 


AT ALLA! 


GOD, 
THIS IS 
FRUS- 

TRATING 





N \ \\\ S N 
\ \\ . 


Q 


\ \ \ N NN ~ 
aN We, N SN 
NN 


SUPPOSE 

YOU PAVE 

A DEATH 
WISH. 


AHH. 
WELL, : 
IT CAN’T 
pice aol YUST DIDN'T —s- 
SEE, SO... 


REALIZE THAT SORRY 
UM, WHO 


I COULD i 
THINK THINGS 
— AND HAVE 
ANYONE OTHER 
THAN MY 
SKILL-VOICE 
HEAR /T... 


ISA 
CONVER- 
SATION 
OF THE 
MIND. 





BUT ONLY 
IF YOU DO 
NOT PANIC 
WHEN YOU 
SEE ME. 


ANSHER: 
THIS WORLD 
IS COVERED 

IM MAGICULES. 
YOUR SLIME 
BooY 
FUNCTIONS BY 
ABSORBING 

THESE 
MAGICULES. 


UHH... 
I DUNNO, 
THIS IS 
STARTING 
TO GET 
COMPL/- 
CATED... 


IN 
THAT 
CASE, 


WELL, I 
SUPPOSE 
IT 
DOESN'T 
MATTER 


I SHALL YET IF YOU 


HELP 


CANNOT 
EVEN 


YOU TO SEE ME. 


SEE. 


IT WILL 
ALLOW YOU To 
DETECT MAGI- 
CULES IN YOUR 

SURROUNDINGS. 


THEN YOU 
WILL BE 
ABLE TO 

"OEE" AND 

"HEAR" THE 

OUTSIDE 

WORLD. 


YOU 
CAN GAIN 
THE SKILL 
BY SENSING 
THE MOVE- 
MENT OF 
MAGICULES 
OUTSIDE 
OF YOUR 
BODY. 





ARE 
THEY THE 


“MAGICULES” ¥f 


THE VOICE 
MENTIONED 


SKILL: 
“MAGIC 
SENSE" 
ACQUIRED. 


IN ORDER TO 
MANAGE THE 
GREAT AMOUNT 
OF INFORMATION 
GAINED BY 
THIS, IT 15 
RECOMMENDED 
TO SYNC THE 
RESULTS WITH 
“GREAT SAGE." 


WELZ, 
OBVIOUSLY 


WILL YOu 
ACTIVATE 
“MAGIC 
SENSE"? 





SHALL 
INTRO- 
DUCE 
MYSELF 
NOW. 


IT 
SEEMS 
THAT YOU 
WERE 
SICCESS- 
FUL. 





ONE 
OF JUST 
FOUR 


K WA- DRAGONS 


IN THIS 























IT'S A 
FRICKIN’ 


DRAGON 
ff 




























IVE BEEN 
THROUGH 
A TERRIBLE 
ORDEAL! 


.» BUT 
NEVER HAVE 
I HEARD OF 

A PERSON 
FROM 
ANOTHER 
REALM BEING 
REINCARNATED 
INTO THIS 


50 YOU 
HAVE BEEN 
REINCAR- 
NATED 
HERE FROM 
ANOTHER 


INDEED. 
FROM WHAT 
I HEAR, 
THOSE WHO 
CROSS 
INTO THIS 
WORLD GAIN 
POWERS 
ACCORDING TO 
THEIR DESIRES. 







WE DO 
HAVE THE 
OCCASIONAL 
REBIRTH OR 
TRAVELER 
FROM 
ELSEWHERE... 







BUT 
IT'S 
SURPRIS- 
INGLY 
TALKA- 
TIVE 
AND 
HELP- 
FUL. 


























ALL 
RIGHT, 
THIS 
DRAGON 
SURE 
LOOKS 
SCARY 
ANDO 
Ald... 







THAT 
IS AN 
EXTRA- 
ORDINARILY 
RARE WAY OF 
BEING BORN 
HERE. 
















OH, NO 
KIODING? 
BUT 
MORE 
/MPOR- 






HEY, 
MAYBE 

THERE'S 

GUESS ANOTHER 
ICOULD APANESE 


TRY TO PERSON 
SEEK HERE. 


THEM 
OUT 


VEEZ, YOU 
DON'T HAVE 
70 ACT SO 
LONELY’ 


I HAVE BEEN 
TRAPPED IN 
THIS CAVE 
EVER SINCE A 
HERO SEALED 
ME IN HERE, 
300 YEARS 
AGO. 


It's S000 
borirg.-- 


‘ 


REFERRING 
TO My 
"GREAT 
SAGE” 
AND 
“PREDATOR” 
THINGS. 


LEE... 
50 YOU 
WILL BE 
LEAVING 
ME. 


ERM... 
ARE YOU 
STUCK 
HERE, 
VELDORA 





HOW 
DARE YOU 


SUGGEST 
THAT/ 


YEAH, 
HE 
LOOKS 
INTIM/- 
DATING, 
BUTI'M 
NOT THAT 
SCARED 
ANY- 
MORE. 


- WITH 
PORCELAIN 
SKIN, AND 
BLACK AND 

SILVER 
HAIR TIED 

AT THE 


DAINTY BACK... 
LIPS OF 

DEEP 
CRIMSON 


SHE WAS 
A BIT 
PETITE, 
| AND QUITE 
2 SLENDER 





OKAY! 
SO...YA 
Y-YOU? WANNA BE 
A SLIME?! FRIENDS 


WITH ME 

DARE 

TO BE 
“FRIENDS” 
WITH THE 

GREAT 

STORM 

DRAGON 


VELDORA 
7! 


| REANS mm DONT bE 

w il Sa \ aie: 
1 WELL | S@& I 

SUEPOSE, < x - GIVEN 


INSIST 


YOU NO 





AND /F 
YOU SAY 
NO, I'M 
NEVER 
COMING 
BACKY 


I 
ALLOW 
YOU TO 
BE MY 
FRIEND. 





WHAT? 
YOU 
THINK I’M 
GOING TO 
ABANDON 
A FRIEND 


ANSWER: 
You 
CANNOT. 


AS FAR AS 


POSSIBLE ee 
EFFECTIVE SHOULD 


ACTIONS SS HAVE 
) GUESSED 
THE HERO 
WOULD 
HAVE THE 
BEST 
POWERS. 


NOW THE 
QUESTION 
/S, WHAT TO 
DO ABOUT 
THIS SEAL 


GREAT 
SAGE, 
WHAT 

SHOULD 
IDO TO 
REMOVE 
VELDORA’'S 
SEAL 





“UNLIMITED 
IMPRISON- 
MENT" |5 
IMPOSSIBLE 
TO DESTROY 
THROUGH 
PHYSICAL 
DAMAGE. 












HEY. +. 
DON’T JUST 
TALK TO 
YOUR SKILL 
THE WHOLE 
TIME. 
YOU'RE 
IGNORING 
Me! 













DON’T GET 
VEALOUS, 
OLD MAN. 








AL 1 THAT IF WE 

AH. HOWEVER, i Off ANALYZE THE 
MY SKILLS, Sn jMeRSONNENT? 

LIKE MY BODY, i FROM | BOTH 
ARE SEALED 2 age AND OUTSIDE, 


f ff BE ABLE TO 
UNDO /T- 




































ALL I NEED 
FROM YoU IS 







DON’T YOU 


















WISH TO /NFORMATION. 
LEAVE THIS yy , 
PLACE AND ae a aay 

REUNITE 
hala WILL DO THE 

FELLOWS rer 

FROM 






HOME? 










EXACTLY” 
so 
HERE'S 
THE 
PLAN. 














HOW 
ABOUT YOU 
SQUEEZE 
INTO My 
STOMACH, 
VELDORA 
DR 












VERY 
INTER~ 
ESTING! 
DO IT/ 
AND I 
SHALL 
ENTRUST 
MYSELF 
TO YOU 


o 


REALLYP 
YOU'RE 
GONNA 
; |) TRUST ME, 
TRYING [ie YUST LIKE 
TO BREAK 7 > ena 
BRING OUTOF | : 
ME MUCH THIS 
MORE UNLIMITED 
ENJOY- —IMPRISON- 
MENT MENT 
THAN TOGETHER 
WAITING | 
ALONE 
FOR YOUR 
RETURN! 


FIRST 
I’M GOING 
TO USE 
“PREDATOR” 
TO EAT 
YOU... 


AND YOU 
MUST ALSO 
IT WILL THINK OF A 
IMPRINT NAME THAT 
OUR WE SHALL 
STATUS ASG = FHARE. 
EQUALS 
UPON 
OUR 
SOULS. 








/S 
THAT 
TOO 

CHEESY 
D 


FROM 
THIS DAY 
FORWARD, 
MY NAME 
SHALL BE 
VELDORA 
TEMPEST 


o eS 


HMM... 
STORM 


DRAGOM... 


HURRI- 
OH, CANE... 


WHAT SQUALL... 


ABOUT 
“TEMPEST” 
DR 


A 
SHARED 
NAME... 
I GUESS 
THAT 
WOULD 
BE SOME- 
THING 
LIKE A 
LAST 
NAME 
DR 


IT 19 
GLORIOUS! 
THERE 
HAS 
NEVER 
BEEN A 
BETTER 
NAMES 


wow, 
HE 
REALLY 
LIKES 
THAT! 





YOU MAY 
NOW CALL 
YOURSELF 

RIMURU 

TEMPEST 


SS 


we HE 
NAME 
, MR MURU" 


PROCEED, 
MY FRIEND. 





ALL RIGHT, 
VELDOR4A, 
YOU READY TO 
ESCAPE YOUR 
UNLIMITED 
IMPRISONMENT 
= 


WE 
SHALL 
BECOME 
ONE, 
RIMURU. 





SHALL I 
ANALYZE 
THE UNIQUE 
SKILL: 
“UNLIMITED 
IMPRISON- 
MENT"? 





























sank 
great 
tremor 
ran 
through 








mS 
Nt Mg ‘ 





confirmed 

that Storm 
Dragon 

Veldora, 

a natural 
disaster in 
the form of 
a monster, 

had vanished. 





NEVER 
KNOW WHEN 
I MIGHT GET 
ATTACKED BY 

MONSTERS 

ON THE 

YOURNE 


SKILL EARNED: 
"WATER BLADE"! 


WAS A 
- TALKATIVE 
AT LEAST GUY, 
I KNOW so /T'S 
HE HASN'T KINDA 
VANISHED LONELY 
FOR NOW... 
GOOD. 





.. WAS 
totally 
unaware 
of its 
ramifi- 
cations 


VELDORA 
HASN'T 
SA/D 
ANYTHING 
AT ALL. 


WILL HAVE 
TO COME 


UP WITH 
A GOOD 
STORY 
THAT'LL 
MAKE HIM 
LAUGH. 


I SWEAR 
I HEARD 
ITINA 
DREAM, 
BACK IN 
My OLD 

LIFE... 





ABOUT 
THAT 
NAME 
“RIMURU,” 
THOUGH 








OR 
“PREDATOR” BLADE” 
TO TO CUT 
DEVOUR IT... 
ft 


Assuming that 
Will ever 
Work, 


OOH, 
I 
FOUND 
A 
DOWN METAL 
THE ORE. 
HATCH’ 





















DON'T i 
BE SUCH A GUILD- 
WORRYWART. MASTER 
I BET THAT SURE IS 
SCARY : WORKING 
"DRAGON” |; US HARD, 
TURNS OUT {ji y : EXPECTING 
US TO 
INVES- 
TIGATE 
THIS OLD, 
SEALED 
CAVE. 


















SHOULD 
I MAKE 
CONTACT? 
WELL, I 
PROBABLY CAN'T 
HOLD A MENTAL 
CONWERSATION 


t WITH THEM LIKE 
| + I OID WITH 
= ae VELDORA... 







WASTED. 





CONCEALING 
i YOU TWO 


/S THAT SHOULD 
ANOTHER |) STICK 

SKILL? | THAT CLOSER 
: WAY TOME. 


I CAN 
USE MY 
CONCEAL- 
ING ARTS 


CAN'T 
SHOW 
MYSELF 
TO 
PEOPLE 
UNTIL I 
CAN AT 
LEAST 
TALK 
WITH 










I SHOULD 
PROBABLY 
TRY TO 
MAKE 
FRIENDS 
WITH THEM 
LATER. 
























| A small country bordering 
the great Forest of Jura 


Kingdom of Blumund 


REGARDS 
THE DISAP- 
PEARANCE 
OF VELDORA 
THE STORM 

DRAGON. 








TELL 
ME HOW 
THE GUILD 
PLANS TO 
ADDRESS 
THIS. 



































dozen- 
Or-so 
days 

earlier 


THE 
REASON 
I CALLED 
FOR YOU 

IS SIMPLE, 
GUILD- 


WE CAN 
ANTICIPATE 
MONSTERS 
GROWING 

MORE 
ACTIVE AND 
AGGRESSIVE 
IN THE NEAR 
FUTURE. 


Minister of Blumund 
Baron Veryard 











Ss 


IT'S THE 
KINGDOM'S 
JOB TO 
PLAN FOR 
THIS, NOT 


WE'RE 
NOT 
VOLUN- 
TEERS. 
WE DON'T 
WORK 
FOR FREE, 
BARON. 





I THINK 
YOU'VE 
LOST 
WEIGHT, 
VERYARD. 













































































& IT’S QUITE 
j SG se POSSIBLE 
Txurwomns F_ vee 
LT 7 Se y Now IS AT STAKE 
” ee | THAT THE HERE THAN 
PROPER JUST IN- 
Onek CREASED 
AGAINST MONSTER 
THEIR POWER ACTINITY. 
IS GONE, 
NOTHING 
PREVENTS 
THE EASTERN 
EMPIRE FROM 
INVADING 





INDEPENDENT 





+e THE 
NATIONS ALONG EASTERN 
THE FOREST OF EMPIRE 


JURA WON'T 
STAND A CHANCE. 
THEY'LL BE SWEPT 
UP IN A BLINK. 















FINE... 















i YOUR AS A FAVOR 
RTON asda TO AN OLD 
paras APPRE- FRIEND, I'LL 
ms CIATED 
OUS ABOUT os acs ha 
VELDORA'S 
DISAPPEAR- INVESTIGA- 


ANCE, TOO. TION. 


60 





YIKES! 


SOME- 
THING 
MUST'VE 
HAPPENED 
IN THE 
SEALED 
CAVE. 


HE 
WOULDN'T 
JUST 
VANISH 
WITHOUT 
REASON. 





ARE YOU 

IS IT 3! . ee 

THE = REALLY | | | wae Rcae 
hg a a ey ne HANDLE 


100K fe THIS 
ari ; ff TERRIFYING 


IT'S NOT 


ACTUALLY 
THAT 


IN FACT, 
COMPARED 
TO 
VELDORA 





I SPENT 
A WEEK SETTLES 
PRACTICING, IT. 
ANDO NOW IT’S 
TIME TO TEST 
OUT My 
ULTIMATE 
ATTACK. 


















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ANNOUNCEMENT. NOT 
IT 15 THAT 
RECOMMENDED || HIS ACID 
THAT YOU USE || || BREATH 
“PREDATOR” | | WAS 


| STRONGER 
TO DEYOUR ANYTHING THANT 


THE TEMPEST di. TO 
SERPENT. TU oe cs 










So YOu 
























ANSWER: BY KNOW 
THE 
ae ae BUT WHY SPECIES 
SHOULD OF 
THE TARGET, . 2 17 GREAT : 
ITS SKILLS | 6 


CAN BE 


DOWN 
THE 
HATCH! 





64 





‘rec. SKILLS: 


YOU MAY " 
"MIMIC" tee 


THE FORM . 
OF ANY _ is 
SUBJECT 


I HAVE "POISONOUS 


GAINED. 


MIMIC: 
TEMPEST ZS <6 MIMCC... 
CERPEMT | LiKE 


SUPPOSE 
DR 











THIS IS 
SOME 
QUALITY 


MIMICRY 
/ 





SKILLS: 
“DRAIN” 
AND 
“ULTRA- 
SONIC 
WAVE" 
GAINED. 


ANSWER: 
TO 
ACQUIRE 
A VOCAL 
ORGAN, 
MOST 
LIKELY. 


...BUT I FIGURED 
THAT /F I COULD 
RECREATE THE 
ORGAN THAT 
PRODUCES 
ULTRASONIC 
WAVES, IT MIGHT 
BE ABLE TO 
SPEAK OUT 
LOUD. 


OKAY, 
NO MORE 
POISONOUS 
BREATH 
AFTER 
THIS... 


HEH 
HEH HEH! 
RIDOLE 
ME THIS, 
GREAT 
SAGE: 
WHY DID 
I GO 
AFTER A 
BAT? 


OKA», 
I DON’T you 
ACTUALLY WIN. 
CARE ABOUT 
THE SKILL 
ITSELF... 



















I WORKED 
OVERTIME, 
LOSING 
SLEEP 


(NOT THAT 
I NEEDED IT) 
TO PRACTICE 
VOCALIZING. 


SKILLS: 
“STICKY 
THREAD” 
AND 
“STEEL 
THREAD” 
ACQUIRED. 


AND IN 
EACH CASE, 
I GAINED NEW 
SKILLS TO 
STRENGTHEN 
MYSELF 





THIS IS 
ACTUALLY 












HMM, 


KINOA 
HARD. 










CONSTANT 
ATTACK BY 





GREE- 
TINGZ. 
I YAM AN 


AY-LEE-EN. 


TAKE MEE 
TOO YOR 
LEE-DER. 





THE 
TIME HAS 
COME TO 
VENTURE 

OUT OF 
THE CAVE, 





GOTTA STAY ON 
MY TOES (/N 
A MANNER OF 
SPEAKING) BUT 
IT FEEL LIKE I 
CAN HOLD My 
OWN AGAINST 


JUST ABOUT 
ANY MONSTER 
NOW. 





NOW THAT 
I THINK 
ABOUT /7, 
IVE VAN- 
QUISHED 
A TON OF 
DIFFERENT 
MONSTERS. 












STROLL 
AND 
PRACTICE 





SPEAKING 
OF WHICH, 
THERE WAS 
THAT ONE 
INCIDENT 
WHILE I WAS 
of| PRACTICING MY 
VOCALIZATION... 

















3 A Z 





\ an 
Zea 
\Zaa = 




















IT'S HARD 
TO BELIEVE I 
WAS GETTING 

ATTACKED SO 
FREQUENTLY 

BY MONSTERS 
IN THAT CAVE. 








Wy 
ve ue 


be vey 
Pe ee tear uss, Wet 





THEY 
ALMOST 
SEEMED 
SCARED 
OF ME... 


\ © 


\W\yy : 


=A 


SHOULON'T wl \WAE ! She 
a5 Rees eave | GUESS 
SURPRISED. TWA NAAS 14,4 Yi THERE ARE 

THERE ARE PRIN IW OP 

SLIMES AND & 
DRAGONS, 
AFTER ALL. 





























































































ARE THEY 
PLANNING 
















AGAINST 
A 
S/NGLE 
SL/ME? 
WHAT 


GIVES 
my 





ZY [es ay aN XP 
s. a bax o 
— KG ®) 

L Bai J (¢( (qe ‘ 



























IT'S HARD 
TO IMAGINE 
THEM BEING 
ABLE TO 

HURT ME, 
HONESTLY. 


HEY, 
HOW 
COME 
I CAN 
COMPRE- 
HEND ITS 
GOBLIN 


ANSWER: 
WHEN SOUND 


WAVES CONTAIN SPEECH, 
MESSAGES ANYWAY 
DR 


OF PERSONAL 
WILL, YOUR 
“MAGIC SENSE" 
SKILL CONVERTS 
THEM INTO 
WORDS YOU CAN 
UNDERSTAND. 





VOCALIZE 
YOUR 
THOUGHTS, 
YOU SHOULD 
BE ABLE TO 
CONVERSE 
WITH THEM. 




































































TT 
ee 


| 
Tt a 


My 
crane! | agi Re Lf) ~ 


—//| HUH . 
D BY, 


YOUR Ai ty yo ee ‘ Hy y 





UH... 
: DIDI 
f-) ¥ THINK 
REALLY GOTTEN & THAT TOO 


THE HANG OF S 
MODULATING : HARO? 


THIS JUST YET. 


WHAT DO 


MONSTER if Dy . ae 
ene ie 4 UP AHEAD... 
VENTURED as ae wae Vi i Wied. 

FORTHTO «| ll tes . Clic \ = REALLY. 

CONFRONT » ak) 


POWERFUL 
MONSTER 


Dy, 

(CC J 

1 Se 
hhc 

TO) Db ya 
WEE eas 
1 tie eg 
By 

<i Nadee 

Wo 








ANNOUNCEMENT: 
THERE 15 NO 
MONSTER WITHIN 
A RADIUS OF 
100 METERS 
THAT CONTAINS 
GREATER 
MAGICULES THAN 
THE INDIVIDUAL 
NAMED 
RIMURU TEMPEST. 


I SWITCH MY 
"MAGIC SENSE” 
VIEWPOINT? 
I WANT TO 
SEE MYSELF. 















ptf 
ihe hh 
an 








we 


‘yh \f 


wpe 


| 


See ol 


fy = ~ Sh 
oo 


tas 


EN . (ai 
See ia 


REALLYP 
MY MAGIC 
SENSE ISN'T 
PICKING 


ANYTHING 
LIKE THAT 
UP... 





WE CANNOT 
BE FOOLED 
SO EASILY. 
NO ORDINARY 
SLIME CAN 
PRODUCE 
SUCH A 


RECALL 
EXUDING 





OF 
COURSE! 
IT Is 
IMPOSSIBLE 
FOR YOUR 
MIGHTINESS 
TO HIDE 
SUCH 
GRAND 
POWER’ 


Third-Person View 


HEH HEH. 
YOU CAN 
SEE THAT STROLLING 
DOWN 
MAIN 
STREET 
WITH My 
FLY DOWN 
OR SOME- 
THING. 













4% Safeaine 


















































“x iby 
YQ) HAHA HA... a 
S) eee THANK YOU |, al 
YZ MY AURA OUT, YOUR yiilth ch, We 
)| OR ELSE I'LL BE NIGHTINESS. ay we fll 
ATTACKED BY MANY WERE [Spaz ole ba y 
at ALL KINDS OF TERRIFIED "Boe Zz L oath ill 
«ol MONSTERS. BY YOUR i: 


yh 
oe $ 


ov 
et 4 x 
Mall 14 





THAT'LL 
BE My 
EXCUSE 








APPAR- i f eas THAT, 
ENTLY, | \ THE I HAD A 
THEY WERE |. | . \ TOPIC NICE TIME 
GOING TO |. : * OF ME CHATTING 
GIVE MEA | ~ oe «= \s\\I 4 STAYING oe 
R 2\\\ i AT THEIR 
seeped SY Weep | 2 r VILLAGE GOBLINS... 






OVER 
TIME, 
THEIR 
LANGUAGE 
BECAME 
CLEARER 
TO ME. 






eres 
, Ww oe 
" \ he A is Nea 


ap Wy 








j 
i if a WwW Ne 
I At. \ A a“ 






































THANK 
YOU FOR 
WAITING, 
VISITOR. 


























I'M 
AFRAID 
THAT 
WE HAVE 
VERY 
LITTLE 
TO OFFER 
YOU. 























ANYWAY, 














\| | 

WHAT'S UP? YS) 
I ASSUME ELDER vA 

YOU INVITED OF THIS . WAY 
ME HERE HUMBLE \\ 
FOR A VILLAGE. 

REASON. f : 
on 

























INCREDIBLE 









POWER YOU 
HARBOR 
PLEASE, wien 
etapa YOURSELF. 
SIR, CAN 


OUT OUR 

HUMBLE 

REQUEST 
P 


ONE 
MONTH 
AGO, THE 
DRAGON 
EVER SINCE, | < GOD WHO 





NEARBY PROTECTS 


MONSTERS 
HAVE COME 
INTO OUR 
REGION IN 
SEARCH 
OF NEW 
TERRITORY. 





THIS LAND 


SUDDENLY 
VANISHED. 











DEPENDS 
ON WHAT 
YOU WANT. 











AND YOU'RE 
CERTAIN THAT THOSE 
THERE ARE ARE WHAT 
AROUND 100 I'D CALL 
DIREWOLVES "DIRE" 
P ODDS... 


MOST 
POWER- 

JUST ONE FUL 

OF THEMIS OF ALL 


SO STRONG, ARE THE 


THAT EVEN DIRE- 
TEN OF WOLVES. 
US HAVE 
TROUBLE 
DEFEATING 


AS FOR 
OUR TRIBE, 
ONLY GO 
OF US, 
INCLUDING 
THE FEMALES, 
ARE CAPABLE 
FIGHTERS... 


a 
Ln iy 


eee 
RES soeo 
[Se Ateccese 


i 


GREATEST 
WARRIOR 
IN OUR 
VILLAGE, 
WHO 
RECEIVED 
HIS NAME 
FROM A 


RIGUR 
FOUGHT 
TO THE 

DEATH TO 
BRING 
US THAT 
INFOR- 
MATION. 





RIGUR'S... 
NOT 
AROUND 
ANYMORE 













WAS THE 
PRIDE OF 
MY LIFE. 



















EVEN IF WE 
WEAKLINGS 
ARE DES- 
TINED TO 
PERISH... 




















... WE MUST 
STILL FIND 
A WAY TO 
SURVIVE AND 
HONOR HIS 
STRENGTH. 



































WHAT I 
WILL I HAVE ONE 


; vs RECEIVE QUESTION 
(KCC : FOR FOR YOU, 


GAY £\\ NSU SAVING ELDER. 
DD Vouid 
VILLAGE 
> 





























YOUR | | 
MIGHTINESS, |! |' 
WE WOULD 

PLEDGE 

OUR 
LOYALTY 
TO YOU! 








































































































































































































BUTI UST f 
NEED TO 
UPHOLD 

THE 
NATURAL 






























































Reale 
(=) 
IN if you 
THE END, insist... 
I ALWAYS 
O/O GIVE 
IN TO 
REQUESTS. 













































































No- 
NOT TO 
MENTION WHERE 
ALL THE 


WOUNDED, 92! 
WOMEN, 
AND 






















































































YES. 
YOUR 
REQUEST 
SHALL BE 
GRANTED 












STEAD 
OF THE 
STORM 

DRAGON, 

VELDORA 

















BY ME, 
RIMURU 
=| TEMPEST 








| 
ff 


/ 


IN df 
i 


Wi, 

W 

Wi 
pe 














RECENT 
PROBLEM: 





irewvolwes 








LORD 
RIMURU 


ARE ALL 
VICTIMS 
OF 
DIREWOLF 


HAVE |< 
LITTLE [y/ 
TIME | 


LEFT 




















SHOULD & 
HAVE [= 
COURSE GUESSED, | ~ % 


YOU LORD 
HAVE THE RIMURU. 
POWER OF 

RESUR- 
RECTION 


AND 
WHERE 
DIOL 
GET THAT 
ELIXIR, 
YOU ASK 


HIS...HIS 
WOUNDS 


WORKED. 


I'M JUST 
SPLASHING 
A HEALING 

ELIXIR INS/DE 
OF My BODY 
ON THEM, 
THEN SPITTING 
THEM BACK 
OUT. 








JL WAS 
EATING 
THOSE 
PLANTS 
FOR 
NO OTHER 
REASON 
THAN TO 
STAVE OFF 
BOREDOM. 


*Bottle not included 
















RIGHT. 
BACK 


WHEN I ASA 
COULON’'T L MATTER OF 


FACT, I ATE 
HEAR. A TON OF 
ITS BASE 
INGREDIENT 
WITHOUT 
REALIZING 
IT. 





ACCORD- 
ING 


’ 7O THE 
THEYRE GREAT 


CALLED SAGE... 
“W|POKUTE 
HERBS.” 


SO 


BASICALLY | CONCOCTING.. | Te nexes’ 


I UUST 
SAP WITH 
KNEAD THE MAGICULES 


STUFF UP ip age 


INS/IDE My INTO A 
BOD»... 9 HEALING 


NN 2) ELIXIR. 


LORD 


RIMURU 
URU f 


pe - Xs 


ex 
gos 
SH 


IT SEEMS 

A LITTLE 

FLIMSY, 
THE BEST 
THAT CAN 
BE DONE 





BY THESE 
IT'S 
ffs E LZ IX/R aioe 
GOOD 
STUFF 


WE HAVE 
CREATED A 
"EE NCE” 


AS YOU 
ORDERED... 
IS THIS 
SATIS- 

P 











\ 


ae 


2 


aay 





4 


; 
xy 











WEBBING 

READS 
FROM 

SPIDERS 
IN THE 


TH 


STOLE THE 











wy 


= 








Hees 


WE 





% 
ul 
s 


= 

il ol 
gy ex 
g - 
Zuo 
Ke 





THEY NO 
LONGER 
HAVE THE 


PROTEC? f& 
TION : 
OF THAT 
ACCURSED 
DRAGONS 





«VG 
ue iD 


aM 


xy Nl 
Zaks 


ny 








THAT’S 
HIM, 
DAD! 
HE’S 
THE 


ONE... 


THE 
MONSTER 
WITH THE 

"INCREDIBLE 





IF YOU 
TURN 
BACK 
NOW, 
BE YOU WILL 
SMART, NOT BE 
AND 
LEAVE 











LISTEN UP— 
I'M ONLY 
GOING TO 
SAY THIS 
ONCE. 


A FENCE 
LIKE THOSE 
AT HUMAN 





WHAT 2/ 
WHAT 
sUST |. 

HAPPENED 













I USED 
THE STICKY 
BUT THREADS TO 


STRENGTHEN 
patecee THE FENCE. 


STEEL 
THREADS. 





















IS 
THAT 
WHAT 

THOSE 


t yust THREADS As 
ASSUMED ys 
you were FOR 
STRENGTH- °° 
ENING THE 

POSTS... 





BETWEEN 
THE 
THREADS 
AND THE 
ARROWS, 
THEY'RE 
GOING TO 
FIND IT HARD 
{A TO CHARGE 
THE FENCE. 
























THE BLOOD 
OF MY 
/FELLOW 
_/° WOLVES 
ALLOWS ME 
TO.SEE_THE 
STRINGS... 











COCKY, 
MEASLY 
SLIME// 
































lL 25, 

0) 
Omsl0 
o> oR 
ep anes 
= Ue 


07 








yOUR 
CHOICE 
/S 


S/MPLE- 
FEALTY, 
OR 


LISTEN 
UP, 
D/RE- 
WOLVES/ 
YOUR 
BOSS 
/S NOW 
DEAD/S 


OH, CRAP. 

I FORGOT— THE 
BEST CHOICE 
/S FOR THEM 
7O RUN AWAY, 
BUT MY MIND 
IMMEDIATELY 

JUMPED TO 

THOSE BADASS 

OPTIONS. 





UNIQUE SHILL: 
PREDATOR 


I GUESS 
THEYRE 
HAVING 
TROUBLE 
TAKING 
ACTION 
WITHOUT A 
LEADER TO 
CONTROL 
THEM. 


MAYBE THEY 
JVUST NEED 
A PUSH IN 
THE RIGHT 
DIRECTION... 


DIREWOLF 
ANALYSIS 
COMPLETE. 


HUH? 
THEYRE 
NOT 
MOVING 








THERE! 
HOW 
DO YOU 
LIKE THIS 
MENACING 
AIR? 











ACTIONS 
THIS ONE 
TIMES 









































MONSTERS 
DO NOT 


PROBABLY 
GIVE THEM 
SOME 
ORDERS TO 
HELP THEM 
TAKE CARE 
OF THE 
VILLAGE ON 
THEIR OWN... 


=X 


—< 


— 


PL ae Sy 
a 


se 
Liye 2 


Sas 


































g, ‘ese 

STILL, OH, | AFTER ALL, 

=| Tacs rece boll ces 
CONVENIENT S NAMES TO 
FOR ME TO MAKE OUR- 
CALL ON SELVES UN- 


YOU. DERSTOOD. 
















WHOA, 
WHAT'S 
WITH THE 
BURNING 
GAZES? 
















































































/F YOu 
WANTED 
NAMES 
THAT BADLY, 
WHY DION'T 
YOU JUST 
MAKE 
UP YOUR 


115 





A-ARE 


YOU 


UH, CERTAIN 


Y-YEAH. > 
SO GET ; 
INTO A 

SINGLE- 


FILE LINE. 





YOU'RE 
RELATIVES ELDER 
OF RIGUR, AND 


THE HIS 
GREATEST SON 
THE ELDER WARRIOR = 


OF THE 
VILLAGE, 


RIGURD. 





RIGUR'S 
YOUNGER 
BROTHER 
SHALL 
CARRY ON 
HIS NAME, 
RIGUR, 
HENCE- 
FORTH. 


GOBTA/ 


x 
oot? 













HOW MANY 











LISTEN, 


GOBLINS I DION'T 
THERE ARE? CLAIM I WAS 
anata SOME KIND 
peibenct OF NAMING 
Primree VIRTUOSO! 


EVERY ONE. 


eats ¢ 
Wr 
dae. del 


































AM AWARE 
THAT YOU 
HAVE GREAT 
MAGICAL 
POWER, BUT 
IF YOU GIVE 
EACH AND 
EVERY 
PERSON 
HERE A 










ARE YOU 
SURE YOU 
WISH TO 


















JUST LOOK 
HOW EXC/TED 
THEY ARE, ALL 
LINED UP LIKE 
THIS. I CAN'T 
JUST STOP 
PARTWA™.. 


DIREWOLF 
BOSS, 






























I'LL 
COMBINE THE 
CHARACTERS 
FOR "STORM" 
AND “FANG” 
TO CREATE 
THE NAME 

















..-PUTTING 
You 
INTO AN 
AUTOMATIC 
"SLEEP 
MODE." 


ANSWER: 
YOUR 
REMAINING 
MAGICULE 
LEVEL HAS 
DROPPED 
BELOW A 
CERTAIN 
POINT... 





WHY DOT 

SUDDENLY 

FEEL SO 

WASTED 
P=) 


WHAT'S 
HAPPEN- 


= 


ES 
TI 


YOUR 
TIMATED 
ME FOR 
FULL 


RECOVERY 


I5 


Ze 
give each 
and every = 
person @ 


THREE 
DAYS. 


I HAD NO 
IDEA THAT 
USED UP 
SO MANY 


THEN 
WARN 
ME 
FIRST!! 


WELL, 
I GUESS 
you 

TRIED... 


WAIT... 
WAS THIS, 
LIKE, 
COMMON 
KNOWLEDGE 
7O ALL 
MONSTERS 
Fa) 


° 


HUH... 





My 
MAGIC SENSE 
HAS RUN OUT, 

SO I CAN'T SEE 
OR HEAR, BUT 
I CAN TELL 
THEY'RE TAKING 


THIS FEELS 
LIKE HAY 
BEDDING. 


VKNOW, 
THIS WOULD 
BE A REAL 
TURN-ON 
IF THEY 
WERE HOT 
NURSES, 
BUT... 














yOu 
KNO 
IT'SA 
SURREAL 
PICTURE, 
BUTI 
KIND OF 
LIKE IT. 


/ 























WHATEVER, 

I CAN DEAL... 

TLL BE FINE 
IN THREE 


THEY'RE 
CON- 
STANTLY 
RUBBING 
AND 
SHINING 
MY SLIME 
BODY. 





HOW 
ARE YOU 
FEELING 
> 


it 


ra! 


WILL GO 
AND CALL 
ELDER 
RIGURD 
FOR YOU. 


LORD 
RIMURU! 
YOU ARE 

































/S IT C ZA 


Y, 


Cos =| my 
\ yee A £7 \ 
eA —— 
‘ (Zz ] 







JUST ME... gee PLEASE, 
OR IS oT COME 
EVERYONE “4 THIS WAY. 
SUDDENLY THE FEAST 


IS NEARLY 
READY. 










ALLOW 
ME TO 
EXPRESS 

MY 
DEEPEST 
JOY AT 
YOUR 
RECOVERY 


























WHAT'S 
GOING 


LORD 
IS THE RIMURU 


FEAST HAS 
PRE- AWAK- 


PARED, ENED! 
EVERY- 
ONEP 


WHO'DA 


4 7, eee \ 

Cg NAY | euesseo rHar 

HOBGOBLIN Jan | ws7 GIVING 
THEM NAMES 

WOULD CAUSE 

SUCH GROWTH. 


MONSTERS 
| SURE ARE 
MYSTERIOUS. } 





An evolved Porm of direwolF, produced upon 
being named by Rimuru. Ranga has taken 
complete control over his Fellow wolves, 
evolving the direwolyves into tempest wolves. 











A 
TOAST! 


EEE... 

ene THE END 
OF THE 

FIGHTING. 











RIMURU, 
WHAT 
IS THIS 
"TOAST" 
YOU 
SPEAK 
OF? 


SUST 
STARE 
AT MES 
DOA 
TOAST/ 


HUH? OH, 
I GUESS 
YOU'RE 
NOT 
FAMILIAR 
WITH THE 
CUSTOM. } 












I SHOULD 
HAVE FIGURED 
THAT SOCIAL 
CUSTOMS 
FROM My 
PAST LIFE 
WOULDN'T 
NECESSARILY 
HOLD TRUE 
HERE. 















THEIR... 
CU/S/NE? 
/S EITHER 
RAW OR 
COOKED 
OVER AN 
















AND 










































THEY 
DON’T 
“yD Ly SEEM TO 
Y '/ HAVE A 
THEIR AD BUILT-IN O 
HOUS- fa€ SENSE OF Vv 
ING IS ag |W, SHAME. 
was a os 
A \ | | . = clothes... = SS 
RAN 1 BS SS 
mn | 
MK i — 
' { 















EVERYONE, 
GATHER 
AROUND! 
LORD 
RIMURU 
HAS A VERY 
IMPORTANT 
SPEECH 
TO GIVE. 








































































































What- any" , 
everthing: 
Lord 










Rimuru 
says! 









Rimturud 
gel bulldleer 
noble yesterday 
: egal. \ ii 
at regal. |. ¥ delicious! 


frit 


Af" 
a) 


wt 


Llu whoo? 





IT TOOK ... THERE. 
FIVE WHOLE 

MINUTES 

FOR YOU 

TO QUIET 












WHAT?! 
THEY DON’T 
EVEN GET 


























PRINCIPAL 
IMPERSON- 
ATION?’ 







THAT'S 
HOW A 
REAL 
ADULT 
HANDLES 
EMBAR- 
RASS- 
MENT. 












SOME 


MY BRILLIANT 


SO IN THE 
INTEREST OF 
AVOIDING 
TROUBLE, 
I WANT TO 
LAY DOWN 


GROUND 


JUST 
PNOT 
TOA 
NEW 
TOPIC. 


\ A 


=e a 


















“Qu 


a) ee f 
Pah 






AS 
YOU CAN 
SEE, OUR 
LITTLE 
GROUP 
HAS 
GROWN 
MUCH 
LARGER. 










afog e 


TWO: 
JUST 
BECAUSE 
YOU'VE 
EVOLVED, 
THAT DOESN'T 
MEAN YOU'RE 
ALLOWED TO 
LOOK DOWN 
ON OTHER 
SPECIES. 


HOW 
WILL THEY 
RESPOND 


ONE: 
THERE 
WILL BE 
NO IN- 
FIGHTING. 


THREE: 
NO 
ATTACKING 
HUMANS. 


THAT IS ALL. 
THESE THREE 
RULES ARE 
IRONCLAD. 
















YOU DARE 
QUESTION 
LORD : 
RIMURV'S i a 
JUDGMENT oo 


















teWer. 
eh I’M 
- GLAD HE'S 
=a QUESTION- 
ING ME. 
IT'S A SIGN 
wel THAT HE'S 
_. | CONS/DERING 
_ iy] words 
=| SERIOUSLY. 
fm 


Ne — we " Wii 
a. “sf 
. 3. ‘ ah Wie "| 


\\it ae > 
at Sek a 





BECAUSE 
L LIKE 
HUMANS. 


SIMPLE. 








I MEAN, 


























AND HOW JUST nae 

WILL WE LIKE US, LIVE IN 

rset IF THEY GET packs 
ATTACKED, TOO, 


COMES TO 
NUMBERS? 
WE CAN'T. 








1 THEY FIGHT 











THERE- 

IN TRUTH, Wiles dias) 
ACTUALLY, tos | ITH a 
I WOULD ns mien Wik, ee 
PREFER a 

BENEFIT 
Mr He THEM. 
ic 


ACTUALLY. 


WELL, THAT 
SUMS IT UP. 
THOSE ARE 
THE RULES I 
EXPECT YOU 
TO FOLLOW. 


; = Vy, 


> Wi 
zh 
eM MIRON). 2 


f 
— SS ZN 


NOW 
THAT 
IVE LA/D 


SECURITY OWN 
ROLES, 

HUNTING pikes 
ROLES, TO SET 
VILLAGE ROLES. 
UPKEEP 


T Cue 
























AS A WISE 
AND JUST 
LEADER 
OF THE 
VILLAGE. 























IM 
, BASICALLY 
|  kING WHO = PINE WITH 
\| REIGNS Bur BEING A 
\ DOESN’T Boss WHO 
aie JUST GIVES 
oes ORDERS. 
GOOD 
TO ME. 


ih ANDO /T WON'T 
DO I/F THESE 
GUYS ARE 
COMPLETELY 
HELPLESS 
WITHOUT 
ME TO CALL 
THE SHOTS. 









THE 


POSITION 


OF 


GOBL/N 


MY 
LORD/ 
ILWLL 


DEVOTE 

MY LIFE 
TO SERV- 
ING THIS 
POS/TION/ 


VILLAGE 


HEREBY 
PLACE 
YOU IN 


AFTER ALL, 
IO LIKE TO 
TRAVEL TO 
A HUMAN 


SOMETIME. 





























































BUT NOW 
THAT IVE 
TOSSED 
THAT OUT 
THERE... 


AND 
“ THIS IS 


UW AFTER 
N 


YES, I'M ‘ 
Se 


ASHAMED Bei as 


fn aN r R&S 
= 0) ‘o ! bone Th ASS NONS Se 











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WORK FOR a YOU SAYING 
BUT I A GENERAL ne \( DON'T THAT YOU 
DON'T HAVE CONTRACTOR, pOS7a) = KNOW MADE 
THE SKILL SOITKNOW : ARCHI- ANY BAD 
TOTAKE A S8ITABOUT y TECTURE, OECISIONS. 
CHARGE CONSTRUC- =| SO WHAT 
AND CALL TION... . ELSE 
THE SHOTS. ; COULD I 
SO WHAT 4 EXPECT 
NOW... P 








LA 
en 
THERE 

























‘ THEY ARE SOME bee _ 
WITH aan 
HANDY — were 
FOLKS WHOM — 
WELL als \ TO NEED A 
: CONNEC- 
VERSED icra ng “ NE 
IN THE ile : “ON 
OLIN KIND OF 
BUILDING KINO OF 






HOMES! 









SQ 








Yow VA [ WEY) 





A 
fe 


TRADING 
| PARTNERS, 
HUH? 


oe 
tH 
ee 


Sn 


YEAH, 
IVE HEARD 
OF THEM— 

THROUGH 
MOVIES 
AND VIDEO 
GAMES! 


I WILL 
GO AND 

NEGO- 

CAN TIATE 


ITRUST DIRECTLY 
YOU TO 


PREPARE 
US FOR 
THE 


AS LONG 
AS WE'RE 
FOLLOWING 
THE RIVER, 
I GUESS 
WE CAN'T 
GET LOST. 


EXCELLENT 1ie.. 


BUT WITH 
THE HELP 
OF THE 
TEMPEST 
WOLVES, 
THE TRIP 
SHOULD 
BE MUCH 
FASTER. 











THE OWARF 
KINGDOM IS 
TWO-MONTHS' 
TRAVEL 
NORTHWARD, 
ALONG THE 
GREAT RIVER. 

















NOW I'M 
HEADING 




























FOR THE 
OWARF 
KEEPING GOOD KINGDOM 
MYSELF 80 WITH MY 
FIXED IN KPH. TRAVEL 
PLACE WITH 
MY STICKY 


THREADS... 





DESCENT 
DOWN INTO 
A CANYON 
OR VALLEY 
ISA 














THEY WERE 
HAVING A 







THRILLING 
FOR My 





OF I, 
TOO. 


IMA BIT 
WORRIED 
ABOUT 
HOW WELL 
THEY'RE 
HOLDING 


SHALL 

WE USE 
THE SKILL 
DOING ALL lee COMMUNI 
* COMMUNI- 

RIGHTP CATION” 
THAT YOU 


EARNED 
FROM THE 
DIREWOLVES 


AFTER OUR 
EVOLUTION, 
WE ARE NO 
LONGER AS 
FATIGUED 
BY SUCH 
RIGOROUS 
ACTIVITY! 





BY THE WAY, 
WHO WAS IT 
THAT GAVE 
YOUR OLDER 


BROTHER HIS 
NAME IN 
THE FIRST 





YEARS AGO, 
HE WAS 
NAMED BY 
LORD GELMUD, 
AN OFFICER 
OF THE DEMON 
WOULD LORD'S ARMY, 


MAKE A WHEN THEY 
GOOD STOPPED BY 
FOLLOWER THE VILLAGE. 






J I FEEL LIKE 

3 THERE WAS 
ae A VERY 

| IMPORTANT 

KEYWORD IN 






BUT 
DEPENDING NAMING 

ON WHO CAUSES 
DOES THE EVOLU- 














HOW 
TRADITIONAL 
ARE WE TALK- 
ING HEREP 
INVADING 
THE HUMANS, 
PLOTTING 
WORLD 
DOMINATION 
DR 


IF THAT'S 

THE CASE, 

I WONDER 
WHICH 
S/DE I 
WOULD 
FALL ON 

PR 


SHOULD 
HAVE 
FIGURED 
THERE 
WOULD 
BEA 
BIG BAD 





THE 
CAPITAL'S A 
BEAUTIFUL 
CITY BUILT 
INTO AN 
ENORMOUS 
NATURAL 
CAVE. 


GOBTA, 
YOU SAID 
YOU'VE 
BEEN TO 
THE DWARF 
KINGDOM 
TO DO SOME 
TRADING 
BEFORE? 











UM, W-WELL, 
THE OFFICIAL 
NAME IS 
"THE ARMED 
NATION OF 
DWARGON.” 












AND IT'S 

NOT JUST 
DWARVES 
THERE— 

I SAW 
PLENTY OF 
ELVES AND 

HUMANS, 
TOO. 












DWARGON 
ISA BUT IS IT WOULD 


POSSIBLE 
KING'S ripe tte FOR 
ORDER, ALL EActlos , MONSTERS 
FIGHTING Is CF RE WY LIKE US TO 
FORBIDDEN | GUST WALK 
WITHIN THE IN SAFELY 
BORDERS OF 2 
THE NATION. 


BY THE 





AHA! THAT 
MAKES 
SENSE. 
NO ONE 
/S FOOL/ISH 
ENOUGH TO 

PROVOKE THE 

MIGHTY 
DWARF 
KING'S 

WRATH. 


WHEN 
I WENT, 
I GOT 
MENACED 
JUST IN 
FRONT 
OF THE 
THERE'S \“rS 
NO WAY 
WE CAN 
RUN 
INTO ANY 
TROUBLE 


THERE. 


I’M 
DEFINITELY 
GETTING A 


BUT 
MAYBE 
GOBTA’S 
YUST THAT 
WEAK AND 
PITIFUL. 

I BET WELL 
BE FINE. 


SENSE OF 
HEAVY FORE- 
SHADOWING 

HERE, LIKE 
WE JUST SET 
SOMETHING 

IN MOTION... 
























- THE THE 
ARMIES TALES 
OF THE SAY 
DWARVEN a 
KING HAVE 
REMAINED 





UNDEFEATED 
FOR A 
MILLENNIUM. 









SO AS 
LONG AS 
WE DON'T 

CAUSE ANY 
TROUBLE, 
WE SHOULD 
BE FINE. 

















Se uy 
BESS Sy : 
SITQy : 
qt 


ww ihby 
(id 


Nw 


utd, 
i 


wks 








I 
q 
i} 








Tae 

















THE 
ARMED 
NATION 

OF 

DWARGON. 








IT TOOK 





































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2 US JUST Ti Ae et ae Ae aes a aa a cued, Shae. Preeti cia aon 
~~) THREE Days Ca soe wil idl mi 
ae TO CROSS lig ae (chee re CIC He 
WHAT WOULD ee Lui ih elas ea aE 0, iit mt ji 
CS See HAVE TAKEN eae UE / f iy a De aN, HA hy lv 
Se eh eee (lt 
Se TWO MONTHS oS SS ee = Tube stadt webu! ; ll ; 
Sok es ON FOOT. Se Sz Mwielyf il gu ee 
2 — a oe 2 : 


—. ( 
Mhaves. rtitten! b+ : 


m4 


: «qual ata A 
#4 a mi a 


hele, ; Sy ae alas ae MY, Ct 





YEAH. WE'LL (A ST 

’ Sasa S H-HOLDING 

STICK OUT |- Ay \\ DOWN THE & 

LIKEASORE | 2X) Behind SSR |X| camp, siz? 
NI Yoni) | | 


THUMB WITH 
A BUNCH OF 
LOINCLOTHS 
AND GIANT 
WOLVES. 






























































































THE REST OF y, FROM 
YOU, CAMP THIS 
OUT AT THE POINT ON, 

EDGE OF ONLY I 

THE WOODS AND MY 

UNTIL WE GUIDE 
RETURN. GOBTA 
WILL 
PROCEED. 





| 


NR 

= N \\) 
> / LW. 
SA 
YN 

















THIS IS 
A REAL 
SLOW 


WHAT ARE 








MONSTERS 
DOING 
AROUND 
HERE? 





ONCE 
WE'RE 
INSIDE, 
WE'RE 
FREE 
TO GO 
ANY- 


WHERE. 




















HMM, 
SECURITY'S 
PRETTY 
TIGHT 





BELONG- 
INGS, 
AND 
MAYBE 
WE'LL 
LET YOU 


LIVE. 


HUMANS 
HAVE 
S/NGLED 
US OUT 
FORESHADOW- 
ING COMPLETE. 


THEY'RE NOT 
INSIDE YET, 
SO THERE'S 
NO PENALTY 
FOR KILLING 
THEM HERE, 
IS THEREP 











Way aloes he 

look basically 

the same as 
before His 
evolution 


—— 
v 





wel growth was rore 
Of the symbolic typel! 


























































































































































































































~4 


The Dwarven Cr aftsman 


oe —— en: 
pea eT 





















THIS IS 
KAIDO, THE 
CAPTAIN OF 
DWARGON'S 

SECURITY 
FORCES. 









I MEAN, 
THOSE METAL 
BARS AREN'T 
GOING 
TO HOLD A 
SLIME INSIDE, 


TELLING YOU, 
WE WERE 
JUST LINING 
UP AT THE 
GATES, 
THAT'S ALL. 































NOTHING 





ANDP 
WHAT'S 
YOUR 
EXCUSE 



























THE VERY 
FELLOW WHO 
STUFFED ME 
IN A WINE 
BARREL AND 
TOSSED ME 
INTO A CELL. 

















MISUNDER- 
STANDINGS. 













THEY'RE 
NOT INSIDE 
YET, SO WE 

CAN KILL 
THEM HERE, 

RIGHTP 














HEY, 
WHAT ARE 
MONSTERS 
DOING 

















DO YOU 
REMEMBER 
THE THREE 

GROUND 

RULES I 
LAID OUTP 

















HEY! 
WHAT GIVES 
YOU WIMPY 

LITTLE 
MONSTERS 
THE RIGHT 
TO IGNORE 


YOU 


TALKIN’ 
TO ME 
? 














WIMPIEST 
OF THE 
WIMP 


You usually 
CaH’t even 
talk’ 


GOOD. 
Now I 
WANT YOU 
TO CLOSE 
YOUR EYES 
AND COVER 
YOUR EARS 
FOR A BIT. 





























IF YOU'RE 
SOMETHING 
ELSE, YOU'RE 
RUNNING OUT 
OF TIME TO 

PROVE /T 

TO US// 





reer ee 
— oe 
= ae 


HEH HEH! 
AND HOW 
LONG HAVE 
YOU BEEN 
CONFUSING 
ME FOR A 
SLIMEP 





=< 


eS 


TT TH " WF, 
. a WW FEN S ae 
NO ON Moser 
\\ eg i . eS | s Z 

y 


S) 


\ 

\ \ AY 
AR 
\\ \\ \\e o 





oS 
Ss 
SS 


VQ 


sic 


= I’M NOT 
SURE /F I 
BACK My 
POWER TOA 
SO I REALLY 
HOPE THEY 
JUST RUN 
OFF IN 
FRIGHT... 











THEY 
AREN'T 
INTIMI- 
DATED 
AT ALL! 


The. 
ney callee/ 


ore 
guys! 


SI AEY, HELP 
| ws OUTS ? HAHL 
| FIVE +S Zj) YOU CAN'T 
nee : COURE’ 
: ENOUGH STILL JUST 
a A WIMPY 
SLIME 
UNDER- 
NEATH! 



















































esn’t Mr 
ie Sst annoyine 








TEM 

THREE: 

I JUST 

YELLED. 

A LITTLE 

BIT. 

NOT EVEN 
THAT LOUD. 





= Ve Gprsiowx = oro 5 


mwa 
TURNED 
AND FLED: 
16 TOTAL. 
SENT INTO NOUNCING 


PAHIC: 
OKAY, 66 TOTAL. 


THANKS. KNOCKED 
I DON'T NCONSCIOUS: 
NEED A 92 TOTAL. 
SOILED 
LAUNDRY PANTS: 
LIST. 








DWARVEN 
SECURITY 

















SO ARE 
WE ALL PENED, 


AGREED No 














THAT IT'S oo 
HMM... NOT MY 
WELL, IT FAULT= «= HES 
DOES SEEM 
TO MATCH 
WITH THE 
EYEWITNESS 








TESTIMONY 

















PATROLS 

ARE 
ALREADY 
ON THEIR 

WAY TO 
VANQUISH 
THE 
Issue BEAST. 


























CAPTAIN, 
COME 
QUICK 
THERE 


ACCIDENT 


ENTLY AN 
ARMOR- 
SAURUS 
SHOWED 


GOT TO 
ELIMINATE 
IT BEFORE 

IT REACHES 
THE CITY! 





WHAT?P/ 
GARM'S 


—— = 


{ | 
; Ne hace 
‘al 1 1 


Yr teteeewef 





THEY'RE BE DAFT! 
NOT THEY'RE 
apd ie 
BROTHE. 
ee CTO MEL 
BUCKET 
SO 
EASILY! 








THE 
MINERS 
WHO 
WERE DEEP 
IN THE MINE 
TO EXTRACT 
MAGIC ORE 
WERE 
TERRIBLY 
INJURED... 


AND WITH 
THE WAR 
PREPARA- 
TIONS, 
WE'RE 
ALREADY 
LOW ON 
HEALING 
SOLUTIONS. 


iss 


H I 
i <= 
i 
fA H } 
Ss i 














HEALING 
ELIXIR. 
DRINK IT 
DOWN! 
RUB IT ON! 
IT REALLY 











THIS RIGHT 
HERE A 
BIT MORE 
IMPORTANT 


Hid a | oy P| ih 
plete boy lia | { 
RS MAN 


os ei 











NOT THAT 
I'O EXPECT 
HIM TO TAKE 
THE WORD OF 
A MONSTER 
PRESENTING 
HIM WITH A 
SUSPICIOUS, 
UNIDENTIFIED 
L/QUID. 


ps 


is 


y_- Sal 

















ARE YOU 
SERIOUS, 
CAPTAINP 
THAT'S 
FROM A 
MONSTER! 









YAPPING 
AND LEAD 
THE WAY, 
DAMN 
you!! 





169 


Tiss 


BLEND OF 
ELIXIR. 


YOUR 
WHY NOT BROTHERS- 


TRY THIS IN-SPIRIT 
METHOD, ARE IN 
IF YOU TROUBLE, 
DON'T ISN'T THAT 
HAVE A RIGHTP 
BETTER 
































lM 
JUST 
MESS/NG 
AROUND 
WITH My 
STRINGS 
TO KILL 




































I STILL 

















CAN'T IF IT 
ey BELIEVE IT. WASN'T 
THIS ARM FOR YOUR 4 
ge WAS MEDICINE, \ 
. NEARLY I'D BE 
TORN DEAD BY 
OFF JUST 
= MINUTES 




















e y ’ (\ we 
x A IRE TE ae 





IF THERE'S NEVER 
ANYTHING SEEN vw 
ICANDO suCHAN |\i( Qe 
FOR YOU, EXCELLENT ) ( ‘ 
JUST SAY POTION. 
THE WORD. 






























































SELECTION 
OF 














LOOK AT 
THOSE. 
THEYRE 
PRACTICALLY 
GLOWING! 






























WHO4... 
THE VERY 
PICTURE 
OF A 
CRAFTS- 
MAN 

















IS 
THAT 
YOU, 

KAIDOP 

SORRY, 
I'M 

BUSY 









IT'S NOT 
URGENT, 
COULD 
YOU COME 
BACK 
ANOTHER 









OHO! 
IT'S YOU, 
MASTER 
RIMURU! 











WHY 
DON'T 
WE TRY 
ASKING 





NO, DON'T 
MIND ME. 
I DON'T 
MEAN TO 
INTERRUPT. 









IS 

THAT 
SOP 
AFRAID HAVE 
ICAN'T MY 

LEAVE THANKS. 
THIS 

WORK 








b. 






UH, WHAT 
EXACTLY 
ARE THEY 
EXPECTING 
A SIMPLE 
SLIME 
70. 0G 










































BUT HE 
HAD THAT 
INCREDIBLE 
ELIXIR 


ON HIM. 
WHY NOT 
GINE IT 
A TRYP 























NO IDEA IF 
I CAN HELP 
THEM WITH 
WHATEVER 
THE 
PROBLEM 
/S, THOUGH. 





I SEE. 
SO YOU 
NEED TO WHIP 
UP TWENTY 
LONGSWORDS 
BY THE 
WEEKEND... 









BUT... 
/T NEVER 
HURTS 
TO HAVE 
PEOPLE 
OWE YOU 
FAVORS. 











THE 
NATION 
ITSELF 
COMMIS- 
SIONED 
THIS VARIOUS 


ISN'T THE 
F 
SORT OF pce 


REQUEST 
WHERE sie, 
I CAN 
SHRUG MY 
SHOULDERS 
AND SAY, 
"WHOOPS, 
NEVER 
MIND.” 


NO. 
THOSE 
ARE JUST 
STEEL 
SWORDS. 





























































Cae Jann 
a“ zi ~ Aki —_, By): 


to 
s Sa A =" iis 
ese F L el / 






THE LONG- 
SWORDS I'M 
ZA ; CALLED UPON [|___ 
DIFFERENT ies, MAGE WITH 
FROM A MAGISTEEL. 
NORMAL 






SWORDP 





OOH, 
THIS 
SWORD 
SEEMS 
TO BE 
SHINING. 





SHOULDN'T 


HAVE 


ACCEPTED 














I} 
pe THE ONLY 
ONE I'VE 
GOT IN 
MY SHOP 
INVEN- 


WANT TORY. 

















THE CORE 
IS MADE OF 
MAGISTEEL, 

WHICH 

ATTRACTS 

THOSE! AND AND 


IN OTHER 
WORDS, 
IT GROWS 


WHATP/ 
I WANT 
ONE OF 


EVOLVES 
WITH THE 
USER'S 
DESIRES. 


STORES 
MAGIC 


BUT THEN 
THAT SLIMY 


MINISTER 
VESTA HAD 
TO SPEAK 
UP... 












RIGHT /[N 


FRONT OF 


DID YOU 
SEND A 
REQUEST 











I'VE DONE 
EVERYTHING 
I CAN, 


WHAT IT'S 
AMOUNTED 





ANYWAY, 
CAN I WOULD /T BE 


E4  OVERTHINKING 
O : 
py ae y THINGS TO 











ASSUME THAT 
paey THIS VESTA 
= FELLOW BOUGHT 
: UP ALL THE 






MAGISTEEL TO 
PUT KAIJIN 
OUT OF 
BUSINESS... 


























ANSWER: 
THAT WAS A 
MAGIC ORE OF 
EXTREMELY 
HIGH PURITY, 
AUGMENTED 
BY VELDORA 
TEMPEST'S 
MAGICULES. 


SAY, 
MY GOOD 
FELLOW... 


DO YOU 
HAVE ANY 
INTEREST 

IN COMING 
TO OUR 
VILLAGE TO 
OFFER YOUR 
TEACHINGS 

















DIDN'T I EAT 
SOME KIND 
OF ORE 
BACK /N 
THE CAVE? 
WOULD 
THAT HAVE 
HAPPENED 
TO Be... 





















THE ORE 
CAN BE 
FORGED 
INTO THE 
MATERIAL 
KNOWN AS 
MAGISTEEL. 





ANALYSIS A or FINISHED 
OF ITEM ; \) SWORD 


COMPLETE. FO. Ay & OF THE 
Ni BATCH// 















ASA 
MATTER 
OF FACT, 

I'VE TAKEN 
QUITE A 
LIKING 
TO YOUR 
WARES, 

SIR. = 












MATERIALS 

CONFIRMED. 
SHALL 

I COPY? 


YES NO 









I'M NOT 
GOING 
TO 
FORCE 
YOU TO 
GO. 


HERE 
YOU GO— 
MAGISTEEL 
LONG- 
SWORDS. 








Bonus 
Short Story 


Veldora's Slime Observation Journal 


~THE FATEFUL MEETING~ 


Veldora's Slime Observation Journal 


~THE FATEFUL MEETING~ 


@ DEATH AND REINCARNATION 


Hello there. It's me, Veldora. 
What? What do you mean, you don't know me? 


Kwaaa ha ha hah! Your jokes are very amusing. Surely you are not 
ignorant of the great Storm Dragon, one of the most powerful beings 
in the entire world. On the other hand, I am currently nothing more 
than a prisoner. For eons I have been sealed away by this infernal 
“Unlimited Imprisonment,” and am thus unable to escape. In fact, I 
recall a moment 300 years ago... 


Porcelain skin. Dainty lips of deep crimson. Black-and-silver hair, 
tied into one tail. Not that tall, really. The petite stature and slender 
figure leads me to assume that the individual was female. Her eyes 
were hidden by a mask, but it could not hide their beauty. 


A hero. 


Her presence was so dazzling that my eyes could not help but follow 
her. Of course, it goes without saying that I was not charmed by this 
beauty. We fought one-on-one in fair contest, and I lost. It would be 
a lie to claim that I was not chagrined by my defeat. But strangely, 
I bore her no enmity. Was it because the girl was totally unafraid of 
me, and challenged me without any sign of emotion? 


If anything, the presence of this hero has provoked within me not 
hatred, but an intense interest in people. How disappointing that 
she was indifferent to all but turning turned her blade upon me. 


I wish that we could have spoken more. I fought as my spirit willed, 
and lived as my spirit willed. There were some who offered their 
opinions to me, but I did not offer them my ears in return. I had been 
invincible, and believed that I had the right to do as I pleased. 


But then I lost. It was not my first defeat, but I cannot recall ever 
losing as thoroughly as I had in that moment. My arrogance in as- 
suming that I was utterly unstoppable had been shattered, and came 
to a sudden, spectacular end at her hands. I was so impressed that I 
hoped to battle her again once I was freed from my prison. 


But sadly, human lives are short. Assuming the hero was of human 
birth, my desire shall never come true, I fear. So as I sit in my prison, 
I have found a surprising, new side of myself—a self-reflective one. 


However! 300 years is too long a time. Simply put, I am bored. 
Within a few more centuries, or perhaps not even that long, I would 
have been unable to maintain my existence, and would then rein- 
carnate. When a dragon perishes, it always returns elsewhere. Had 
it happened, my identity would be lost, replaced with a different 
individual's...but I did not mourn this fact. On the contrary, I was 
looking forward to it. The unchanging boredom was so crushing 
that I welcomed my coming oblivion. 


<2 
“~~ 


Such was my state until that clever little slime appeared before me. 


Hurtling towards me with bursting energy, the slime brazenly 
slammed into me. I was stunned, to be honest. If I do say so myself, 
my aura is rich and powerful, with a tremendous magical density. It 
is for these reasons that very few can stand in my presence. Even in 
my imprisoned state, lower monsters are totally unable to approach 
me. Even a higher-level monster would find it difficult to touch a 
being of such pure energy as myself. 


Intrigued, I decided I would speak to the creature. Perhaps it had no 
higher intelligence or will, or was too newly born to understand, but 
I was not concerned with these possibilities. All I wanted was some- 
thing to stave off my boredom. But I had a feeling. A feeling that this 
encounter would bring something much greater. I knew that it had 
something in store for me. So with this unflinching, unerring premo- 
nition in hand, I decided to parlay with the slime. 


“Can you hear me, little one?” I asked, directly into its mind. 


To my delight, it reacted. The slime's mind was fiercely conflicted. 
That was enough to show that it had a will of its own. Next, Ineeded 
to converse. 


“Hello? Answer me,” I said, feeling excited. 


Those who are as powerful as I am can learn to read the thoughts of 
beings in their presence, to an extent. Although limited to the sur- 
face level, it can be quite useful. As I had not spoken with another 
soul in a very long time, I decided to read the slime's thoughts with- 
out waiting for an answer, and... 


“I'm trying to, asshole!” 


Why, I ought to crush that measly slime!! 
Asshole! It dares call me an asshole?! 


I was outraged. And let me tell you, it is no mean feat to anger one as 
patient as I. In fact, I was so taken aback that I almost felt admiration 
at the courage of this tiny creature to refer to a great dragon as—and 
I quote—an "asshole." 


After this, I was able to successfully converse with the slime, and 
taught it the Extra Skill, “Magic Sense” as a means to make up for its 
lack of sight and hearing. The slime was a very quick learner, and it 
gained the skill for its own use in just minutes. 


By my estimation, this slime was already an A-Rank monster, going 
by the scale often used by humans. As it had been likely birthed 
from the incredible magic field surrounding me, this is perhaps not 
such a surprise. And its quick mastery of the Magic Sense Skill is no 
mystery, either. 


I thought that it would be overcome with gratitude when it saw me, 
but instead, it was terrified. The plucky little thing quickly overcame 
its fear, however. 


That part was a little annoying, but I could overlook it. Speaking with 
the slime, I found it to be extraordinarily intelligent. This would be 
impossible for a freshly-born monster, so it must have been memory 
from its previous life. 


Such things do happen on rare occasion, so on its own, this would 
not be a major shock. But I soon learned that there was more to this 
slime's story. 


eo 

What an extraordinary twist! In fact, it was a human from another 
world that was reincarnated as a slime here. This was truly a re- 
markable combination of events. Even my Unique Skill, “Inquirer” 
—which allows me to consult a record of the world's events—was 
unable to find another example of this particular coincidence. This 
slime was clearly far more fascinating than I first realized. I was in- 
stantly intrigued. 


Just then, it asked, “Ya wanna be friends with me?” 


I couldn't believe my ears. A humble slime? And yet, I had never 
known a “friend” before this point. Plenty of enemies, however... 


Not that it matters now. The slime looked like it was going to cry if I 


didn't agree to be friends with it. It was begging and pleading. 


Naturally, with my generous and understanding nature, I granted 
its request. I didn't want it to start crying, of course. What a handful 
that little slime was. 


And so, I gave the slime the name of Rimuru, and it became my 
closest, inseparable friend. This was the meeting of Veldora Tempest 
and Rimuru Tempest, and the beginning of our journey together. 


@ GUARDIAN OF THE GOBLIN VILLAGE @ 


Placing my full trust in Rimuru, I am now contained within his 
stomach. For the most part, he has rather ridiculous skills. To his 
good fortune, he was born with the Unique Skill, “Predator.” 


When traveling from another world to this one, one will die without 
the proper aptitude. Or in other words, with aptitude one gains tre- 
mendous magical energy and great strength. Most of these people 
use that energy to gain a power they desire—a Unique Skill. We call 
such individuals “Otherworlders.” Like them, Rimuru gained his 
powers when he was reborn into this world. 


I do not know what he wished for, but he clearly gained a most for- 
tuitous skill, indeed. On the other hand, Rimuru is so lackadaisi- 
cal that it seems he may not fathom what a rare power it is that he 
possesses. I find this situation to be quite humorous, and have thus 
chosen to hold my tongue. Hah hah hah! 


But that will explain how it is that Iam observing the world through 
Rimuru's eyes. 


What do you mean, “That doesn't explain anything”? 


Iam a great and mighty dragon, you fool! Naturally, my Unique Skill, 
“Inquirer” interfaces with our shared name, gleaning the informa- 
tion for my sake—and other such details that I don't need to explain 
to you. Why would I waste my time with that, rather than just break- 
ing my Unlimited Imprisonment? 


You fool!! Boredom is a deadly affliction—it can easily kill those with 
no interest or joy in their lives. I am no different. Even with my in- 
vincible might, the span of 300 years was enough to drive me to de- 
spondence and resignation. But I will not make that mistake again. 


I have found a fascinating figure, and we have become fast friends. 
Now I shall share my days with him, and enjoy this world to its full- 
est! My mind is made up. And thus this is not a waste of time, you 


buffoon. It is crucial! 


<2 
“ 


Oh?! Rimuru just defeated the most powerful Tempest Serpent in 
the cave, has he? The beast had grown and transformed due to my 
mighty aura, until it was worthy of being called the guardian of this 
cave. The humans would classify it as A-Rank, meaning that it is 
quite strong...and yet, it fell in just one blow. 


Rimuru is very mighty indeed, though he knows it not. Still, he is no 
more than a pitiful worm to me. Kwaaaaah ha ha hah! 


And while I laugh, Rimuru continues his progress through the cave. 
Along the way, he preys upon monsters, stealing their skills. He shut 
off his Magic Sense to close his eyes as he ate, thanking his lucky 
stars that he does not have a sense of taste. 


Actually, he is not using his Predator Skill properly. He doesn't need 
to literally eat the target, just touch and corrode it...but this is no 
matter to me. All I can do is watch, not speak, so there is no way 
for me to correct his behavior. And watching is certainly enjoyable 
enough on its own. 


There he goes again. Right as he consumed a C+-Rank Giant Bat, 
something fascinating happened. I assumed that he would take its 
skills like usual, but this time, he also stole the monster's bodily 
functions. He found a most novel use for the hypnotic “Ultrasonic 
Wave” ability. Rimuru used the skill to re-create just the sound-emit- 
ting organ alone, and improved it to create a speaking voice. Truly 
a clever bit of insight. Surely, if he can come up with that, he could 
also re-create a monster's tongue and enjoy the sense of taste for his 
meals—but he hasn't come up with that idea yet. He's probably just 
forgotten about the concept, as he has no sense of hunger. 

What a clever, yet forgetful little slime. 


<7 
“~ 


Apparently, he's done enough within the cave to satisfy his curiosity 
about his powers, as Rimuru has decided to leave now. Is he being 
cowardly, or just careful? I cannot determine the answer. 


Rimuru seems to be very cautious in certain ways, and yet bold and 
fearless in others. Like just now. He is surrounded by pitiful little 
goblins, and unsure of what to do. I would have slaughtered them 
all by now, but Rimuru thinks differently. 


After a brief conversation, he hides his own aura! There's just a bit 
leaking out now; only to the level of an ultra-low monster. I would 
have assumed that the goblins would take advantage of him...but 


then things took a startling turn. 


Oo 

The goblins have sworn loyalty to him in exchange for his help. I 
have absolutely no idea why this is happening. I have no personal 
experience dealing with monsters so inferior to me. They would be 
unable to survive even my presence. And as a conqueror of this mor- 
tal plane, I certainly would never have considered it proper to lower 
myself to their standards... Yet Rimuru chose to do so without hesi- 
tation. And unlike me, he is no longer alone because of it. 


Could I have been wrong? I do not regret any of my choices in life, 
but perhaps I could have chosen a different way for myself. Such 
was the sobering effect of Rimuru's actions. 


@ MASTER OF THE DIREWOLVES @ 


Well, Rimuru has taken on the duty of defending the village, and his 
first action was to heal the wounded. It seems he crafted a high-pu- 
rity healing elixir from the Hipokute herbs that grew in abundance 
thanks to my aura. But he only just reincarnated into this world. 
How can he possess such acute knowledge already? Then again, he 
did seem to be conversing with someone else when I first met him. 
Perhaps it was... 


Even with my Inquirer Skill, I cannot scry into the depths of Rim- 
uru's mind. Perhaps Predator is not the only Unique Skill that he 
possesses. Predator is not a skill capable of performing an analy- 
sis on the Unlimited Imprisonment which holds me captive. I sup- 
pose I must assume that he holds some other, more secret ability. 
But wait... 


When we first met, he was talking to his own skill then. And...what 
did he call it, again? It certainly wasn't Predator. Rimuru knew what 
that skill was, at the very least, but I couldn't hear it. 


Was I being obstructed from hearing it? That would make sense. It is 
unheard of for a skill to act independently in order to sabotage an- 
other's senses. That Rimuru is a crafty one indeed to fool a dragon! 
Yes, I see now. I thought he was careless, but he is far more cautious 
than I ever dreamed. Endlessly fascinating, this Rimuru. 


His bold plan for the goblins involved tearing down their worth- 
less shanty huts and constructing a defensive fence of the sort hu- 
mans build. Rimuru helped craft the fence using sticky thread he 
gained from a B-Rank Black Spider. With the help of steel thread, he 
strengthened the fence and set a trap. 


It was a crafty trap, and an ingenious use of materials... When I 
tried to sense Rimuru's surface thoughts, it turned out the idea came 
from things that he called “manga” and “novels.” He merely com- 
bined traps he had seen before, and “— —” helped him optimize it. 
But what is this “— —”? It seems that it sensed I was listening in, 
and prevented me from scrying. Just as I thought, Rimuru possesses 
some hidden skill I am not familiar with. I find it rather cruel of him 
to keep secrets from me, his closest confidant. 


But setting that aside—manga and novels? These things are most 
curious. I also sensed the related terms “movies” and “anime.” My 
curiosity is piqued mightily. This will require some investigation. 


To that end, I spared some of my Inquirer resources that were busy 
trying to unlock my Unlimited Imprisonment and attempted to con- 
nect with Rimuru's surface memory. I found some resistance again, 
but I did my best in the service of my intellectual curiosity. To my 
delight, I succeeded in unlocking a portion of his surface memory. 
As a side effect, this made it a smoother process for Rimuru and I 
to share information, which suits my purposes anyway. As Rimuru 
would say, “I planned for that to happen.” 


What I found was a treasure trove of details. A wonderful mountain 
of information. The story was written in the language of another 
world, but studying and learning language is child's play to me. I 
treat it like solving a puzzle. 


What's this? “And thus, the boy would become king”? 


Simply fascinating. The protagonist enjoys the guidance of a tacti- 
cian so brilliant, it is as if he can read the minds of the enemy forc- 
es. This story features a kind of sorcery, but not the vivid effects of 
magic spells. Therefore, there is no mass-slaughter through magic, 
and the main form of conflict is tactical battle. This is the ideal type 
of knowledge for our current situation. 


Ah yes, I see. It is through knowledge from such writings that Rim- 
uru is able to handle the wolves in the clever way he does. Based on 
the state of battle, I can see that the wolves fell into his trap, and are 
being soundly beaten by the inferior goblins. 


If Rimuru himself bothered to fight, he could have easily destroyed 
the wolves on his own, but instead he chose to have the weaker gob- 
lins do the work—and the reason was clear. By forcing them to fight, 
he provides them with confidence and experience. That becomes 
trust in Rimuru, and binds them closer together. 


So, this is all according to Rimuru's plan, is it? He seems to have 
some level of ability to see what magic or skills an opponent wields. 


The ability to change his tactics depending on the foe makes him 
quite the expert tactician. 


I cannot rest on my laurels. I must consume more of this information 
and gain greater wisdom. 


<2 
“~ 


Later, I was enjoying a fascinating story composed of a combination 
of images and text, when something unexpected occurred. I sud- 
denly felt weak. 


“What happened?” I wondered, focusing on Rimuru's senses, and 
found that he was speaking to the goblins and wolves, one by one. 


What does he think he’s...? I nearly doubted my own eyes, but the 
unthinkable was coming true. To my utter shock, Rimuru was fool- 
ish enough to give each and every individual a name. I screamed, 
“What are you doing?!” but of course, he could not hear me. 


The naming of a monster is not at all like that of a human. The act is a 
kind of contract that binds the two parties closer than even a parent 
and child. This act is never undertaken without a deep trust. Unless 
the relationship between the two is one of shared power, such as the 
bond between Rimuru and I, the danger is too great to risk. 


For one thing, the act of giving a name is the bestowing of one's 
power upon a trusted subordinate. It inevitably lowers one's own 
strength, so even the ultra-powerful such as I only attempt the act in 
extremely rare circumstances. 


Now this fool Rimuru comes along and decides to use up not just 
his own magical energy, but my stockpile as well, merely to give the 
monsters names. Even my benevolence has its limits. 


I hastily attempted to block his actions, but the smoothness of our 
information sharing made that quite difficult. Was this outcome part 
of his plan when he allowed me greater access to his mind?! I had 
thought I was getting the best of him, but ultimately I only fell into 
his trap. The devious slime. 


Still, I will not be defeated. I did what I needed to in order to stop the 
outflow of magic energy. This continued until Rimuru eventually 
went into sleep mode. 


@ HEAD FOR THE DWARF KINGDOM ¢@ 


When Rimuru awoke, the monsters had evolved. 


That was no surprise. After all, he stole my own magical energy to 
name them. I suppose that it is pointless to complain at this stage, 
but it could mean that my freedom from Unlimited Imprisonment 
is delayed. 


What did you say? “Stop reading manga and get back to my analy- 
sis”? 


Kwaaaaa ha ha hah! Do not bother yourself with my affairs. Even if 
that should cause my efforts to be delayed, it makes little difference. 
But this train of thought does not further my own ends, thus I shall 
conclude it. 


Back to observing Rimuru. 


He claims that he will even find a way to co-exist peacefully with 
the humans. That is good. I have an interest in humans, and have 
wanted to visit one of their towns for myself. I could never do so as 
a dragon without inciting a battle, but through Rimuru, even I may 
have the chance to interact with humanity. Only once I am free of 
this infernal Unlimited Imprisonment, however. 


< 
It seems they had decided to rebuild the village they tore down in 
the first place. I read Rimuru's surface thoughts as usual, and found 
that he was planning to construct a home that he found pleasant and 
enjoyable. 


This is, of course, a very self-centered line of thought, but I have 
no quarrel with it. One who cannot enjoy his own life cannot make 
others happy. 


On the other hand, observing Rimuru has taught me that one must 
not only pursue one's own happiness, as I once did. In order for one 
to live happily, everyone must be happy. I never bothered with lesser 
beings, and it seems that was a mistake. 


Now the goblins have evolved into hobgoblins, with greater intel- 
ligence and active wills. Perhaps Rimuru is correct, and they will 
develop culture and arts, bringing enjoyment to their lives. 


The buds of possibility are to be cultivated, not plucked. Another 
fine lesson learned in the short time that I have been with Rimuru. 


e 
It seems we are heading to the Dwarf Kingdom now. The wind is 
bracing from our position on the back of a racing wolf. I can fly 
through the air faster than sound, so I have never experienced what 
it means to run on the surface. I have now learned that because the 
ground is so close, it passes by very quickly. 


The experience was more thrilling than I expected. 


@ THE DWARVEN CRAFTSMAN @ 


No sooner had we arrived at the Dwarf Kingdom than we ran into 
trouble. The humans are infamous for being unable to measure their 
foes' true strength, and some were foolish enough to interfere with 
us. 


I have been similarly challenged by them in my time, and am well 
familiar with their lack of foresight. ... Then again, I suppose I can- 
not fault them for seeing a mere lowly slime and jumping to conclu- 
sions. 


It seems the interlopers are adventurers, and no pushovers at that. 
Rimuru transformed into a Tempest Star Wolf hoping to scare them 
away, but they took his attempt as a bluff. This reveals the shallow- 
ness of their thinking. 


An ordinary slime has no intelligence at all, much less the ability to 
transform. They ought to have been wary, yet the fools assumed no 
danger to themselves. I suppose that I was the only one who was 
undeceived by his appearance and could see through to his true na- 
ture. 


Rimuru roared at the adventurers, and they received their just 
desserts, fleeing in terror. Some of the onlookers even voided their 
bodily waste, creating an embarrassing spectacle that was certain to 
bring them public shame. 


Kwaaa ha ha ha! 1 bellowed—and no sooner had I started than our 
group was arrested. There is no end to the entertainment. Do you 
wish to kill me with laughter, Rimuru? 


The group tried to play the fool to the authorities, but it did not 
work, of course. Rimuru attempted no further resistance, and they 
were tossed into a cell. 


Naturally, being a slime, he could easily escape, but then what 
would become of his goblin companion? Rimuru seems unfazed by 


any of this, so I expect he has a plan to deal with it. 


But does he really? I am not certain myself, but surely he must. He 
has an oddly powerful streak of luck, so as usual, some element or 
another will conspire to— 


“Captain, big trouble! There was a huge accident in the mine!” 


There, you see? While the guards panic, Rimuru busies himself with 
producing a healing draught for them. Clearly he intends to prove 
that he is no enemy to the dwarven people. 


What a well-prepared slime he is! I must take notes on his ability to 
get by in the world. 


<2 
“~ 


So it came to pass that Rimuru was released from prison. 


Not only that, but the captain of the guard has now promised to in- 
troduce us to a craftsman. Such good fortune that Rimuru is blessed 
with! 


A grand view of the Dwarf Kingdom. It is my first visit, I will admit. 
I have viewed human settlements, but only from above. My dragon 
body was far too large to settle down among them for a proper visit. 
And the dwarves live in a natural fortress built into a massive cave 
within the Canaat Mountains. It is perfectly obvious why I could 
never fit into such a place. 


To my surprise, the city was full of fascinating and entertaining 
sights and items. If I could use my unique Inquirer skill on these 
items to appraise them, I might learn how such things are meant to 
be used. Sadly, seeing and touching are two very different things. 


Oh, how I curse my imprisoned body! Why could I not have found 
an interest in these things sooner? I am stunned at my own stupid- 
ity. During my reign as a Storm Dragon, I only found pleasure in 
conquest and terror. But as the saying goes, I was but a big frog in 
a small pond. 


The world is vast. Experiencing the wonder of such novel sights has 
filled me with a powerful resolve—to gain my freedom and explore 
this world on my own two legs. 


@ THE FATED ONE 


Today, I experienced a “party” for the first time in my life. Rimuru's 
aid to the troubled dwarven craftsman was repaid with an invitation 
to celebrate. 


Through some unknown means, likely another hidden skill, Rimuru 
managed to create copies of a mighty sword. I am unsure whether 
he truly means to keep his abilities a secret. Rimuru is so open about 
them that nobody is able to bring any accusations against him. I find 
myself in agreement with this tactic. When one considers that Rimu- 
ru can do anything, it all begins to make a kind of sense. 


As for this “party,” it is a bracing event. I have long had a curiosity 
about human food. Especially their spirits. I've heard of such things 
in stories, and always wanted the opportunity to sample them for 
myself. But with my enormous body, I could never have succeeded 
in drinking liquor, and thus the sensation is unknown to me. Now 
that the opportunity arises, I must certainly take it. 


And now I realize that I had forgotten Rimuru possesses no sense of 
taste. Damn it all! 


Meanwhile, Rimuru himself claims that “everything seems delicious 
when a beautiful woman pours your glass for you.” 


Easy to say when the women are fawning over you! 


What good is a friend who forgets about you and only seeks his own 
enjoyment? So I warned him: grow yourself a tongue right this in- 
stant! A demand which never left the realm of mere thought, hurled 
into the void... 


Envying Rimuru will earn me nothing. In a sense, he is unaware that 
Iam watching at all, so sadly, I must abandon my hopes. But I will 
keep this place in mind. On the day of my revival, I shall return! Like 
Rimuru, I will glory in being fawned upon by these women. 


I have been a fool until now. It feels much better to be revered than 
to be feared. I must exhibit my strength in an admirable manner, 
and gain the respect of all. The hobgoblins whom Rimuru named 
are the perfect start—he was quite clever and forward-thinking in 
this regard. 


Rimuru is exceedingly skilled at blending among peoples. At this 
very moment, he has made himself the center of attention in this 
establishment, receiving some kind of divination. 


Apparently, the figure that flashed across the crystal ball is Rimuru's 


“fated one.” It seems to be a beautiful woman, albeit with a burn 
scar across her face. Something about her is vaguely reminiscent of 
the Hero. Perhaps they share some distant connection. But that is a 
discussion for another time. 


What must one do to become well-liked? I wish to get along with 
others as Rimuru does. 


This is all a waste of my time. I must read through more reference 
materials, and study dashing and attractive gestures and quotations. 


>, 
“~~ 


Hmm? What's all the commotion about? 


Just as I was readying myself for a good study session, some kind 
of scuffle arose. Is Rimuru accursed in some manner, that extraordi- 
nary events should follow him wherever he goes? 


As soon as I take my attention away from him, something occurs. Of 
course, something occurs even when I am paying attention, so the 
cause surely does not lie with me. 


In this latest bit of trouble, it seems a slender man threw water upon 
Rimuru, and claimed, most insultingly, “This is the best a monster 
deserves.” 


This man acts with purpose. He came to this place for the express 
purpose of causing trouble, and casting aspersions on Rimuru. 


So what happens now? 


I would turn the man into ash, of course, but how will Rimuru re- 
act? Out of curiosity, I read his surface thoughts, and found that he 
wishes to avoid conflict. 


The man seemed to be a senior official of this nation, meaning that 
killing him would have significant consequences. This would not 
influence me in any way, of course. Why would he hesitate? 


What's this? If such trouble arises, we will never be able to return to 
this place?! That is a dire consequence indeed! 


What will happen, then? Shall we simply grin and bear it? 


For the first time in ages, I am flustered. For one as mighty as I to 
feel such panic over so trivial a matter would have been unthinkable 
in the old days. No one who knows me would believe it possible. 
But now I am learning. When pleasures grow, sometimes patience is 
required in order to preserve them. 


Such inconvenient and annoying rules society creates for us! But 
without these rules, I suppose such pleasures would be impossible. 
I feel as though I have learned another valuable lesson. 


Just then, the dwarf who owed Rimuru his livelihood stood up. To 
my surprise, this dwarf named Kaijin walked over to the official and 
punched the hateful man. 


I couldn't help but cheer. Yes, it was satisfying to watch. But more 
importantly, Kaijin struck that blow for my good friend Rimuru. 


Surely, this is an act worthy of celebration. I've come to understand 
that it is more infuriating for one's friend to be insulted than to be 
the object of derision yourself. Life has become one surprise after 
another since I came to know Rimuru. I am satisfied that the choice 
I made on that day was the correct one. 


Se 
Alas, it seems that Kaijin's actions did indeed cause trouble.Rimu- 
ru's group was once again arrested and locked in chains. This time, 
the stakes are more dire. 
The dwarven king—Gazel Dwargo. 


I can sense that Rimuru feels danger. But of course he does. This is 
no ordinary man he faces. Even Rimuru cannot get the better of him. 


I must admit that I am eager to see how my slime friend reacts now. 


To be reincarnated in Volume 2! 


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“A stunning new horror manga.” —Third Eye Canis 








By Kazuhiro Fujita 
Deep in Scotland Yard in London sits an evidence room dedicated to the greatest 
mysteries of Briush history. In this “Black Museum” sits a misshapen hunk of 
lead—two bullets fused together—the key to a wartime encounter between Florence 
Nightingale, the mother of modern nursing, and a supernatural Man in Grey. This 
story is unknown to most scholars of history, but a special guest of the museum will 
tell the tale of The Ghost and the Lady... 


Praise for Kazuhiro Fujita’s Ushio and Tora 
“A charming revival that combines a classic look with modern depth and pacing... Essential viewing 
both for curmudgeons and new fans alike.” — Anime News Network 
“GREAT! The first episode of Ushio and Tora captures the essence of '90s anime.” — IGN 
© Kazuhiro Fujita/Kodansha Ltd. All rights reserved. 


© Hiroyuki Takei/Kodansha Ltd. All rights reserved. 


New action series from Hiroyuki Takei, creator of 


the classic shonen franchise Shaman King! 





In medieval Japan, a bell hanging on the collar is a sign that a cat 
has a master. Norachiyo’s bell hangs from his katana sheath, but he is 
nonetheless a stray — a ronin. This one-eyed cat samurai travels across a 
dishonest world, cutting through pretense and deception with his blade. 


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A collection of chilling new Parasyte stories from Japan’s top shojo artists! 


Parasites: shape-shifting aliens whose only purpose is to assimilate with and consume 
the human race... but do these monsters have a different side? A parasite becomes a 
prince to save his romance-obsessed female host from a dangerous stalker. Another 
hosts a cooking show, in which the real monsters are revealed. These and 13 more 
stories, from some of the greatest shojo manga artists alive today, 

together make up a chilling, funny, and entertaining tribute to one 

of manga’s horror classics! 


© Hitoshi lwaaki, Asumiko Nakamura, Ema Toyama, Miki Rinno, Lalako Kojima, Kaori Yuki, Banko 
Kuze, Yuuki Obata, Kashio, Yui Kuroe, Asia Watanabe, Mikimaki, Hikaru Suruga, Hajime Shinjo, 
Renjuro Kindaichi, Yuri Narushima/Kodansha Ltd. All rights reserved. 





Having lost his wife, high school teacher Kohei Inuzuka is doing his best to raise his young 
daughter Tsumugi as a single father. He's pretty bad at cooking and doesn’t have a huge 
appetite to begin with, but chance brings his little family together with one of his students, the 
lonely Kotori. The three of them are anything but comfortable in the kitchen, but the healing 
power of home cooking might just work on their grieving hearts. 


"This season's number-one feel-good anime!” —Anime News Network 


"A beautifully-drawn story about comfort food and family and grief. Recommended." —Otaku 
USA Magazine 






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and crushing defeat... 
each panel [is] a thrill!” 
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compelling.” 
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Feckless high school student Tatara Fujita wants to be good at 
something—anything. Unfortunately, he’s about as average as a slouchy 
teen can be. The local bullies know this, and make it a habit to hit him up 
for cash, but all that changes when the debonair Kaname Sengoku sends 
them packing. Sengoku’s not the neighborhood watch, though. He's a 
professional ballroom dancer. And once Tatara Fujita gets 
pulled into the world of ballroom, his life will never be the 
same. 





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That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime 1 
KODANSHA COMICS Digital Edition 


That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime volume 1 copyright © 2015 
Fuse / Taiki Kawakami 
English translation copyright © 2017 Fuse / Taiki Kawakami 


All rights reserved. 


First published in Japan in 2015 by Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo. 
Electronic Publishing rights for this English edition arranged through 
Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo. 


No portion of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or 
by any means without written permission from the copyright holders. 


English digital edition published by Kodansha Advanced Media, LLC, 
San Francisco. 


www.kodanshacomics.com 


ISBN: 9781682337936 
Digital Edition: 1.0.0 


Translation: Stephen Paul 

Lettering: Evan Hayden 

Editing: Ajani Oloye 

Kodansha Comics edition cover design: Phil Balsman 


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WITH HIS 
MAUESTY. 








POSSIBLE 
BECAUSE 
I THE 
MERELY ORIGINAL 
MADE PIECE BUT I STILL 
COPIES. WAS SO CAN'T WRAP 
FINE. MY HEAD 
AROUND 
HOW YOU 
JUST 
MULTIPLIED 
MY BEST 
WORK 
IN MERE 
SECONDS. 


— Lids 






YOU'RE THE 
GREATEST 


BLACKSMITH 
I'VE EVER 
SEEN, 
KAIJIN. 








AHEM, 


MADAM PRO- 


PRIETRESS?P 


MAY WE HAVE 


SOME MORE 


OF THAT FINE 


VINTAGEP 


EVERYTHING 
SEEMS 
DELICIOUS 
WHEN A 
BEAUTIFUL 
WOMAN 
POURS YOUR 
GLASS 
FOR YOU. 








WELL, WHAT 
WAS YOUR 
REQUEST? 
THAT I VISIT 
YOUR 
VILLAGEP 
WELL... 











THOUGHT 
YOU DIDN'T 
HAVE A 
SENSE OF 
TASTE, 
MR. SLIME 
> 

















OH, 
WHAT A 
CHARMER. 


SEEMS TO 
BE A VERY 
UPRIGHT, 
HONORABLE 
MAN, SOT 
DON’T WANT 
TO FORCE 
HIS HAND. 











KAIIIN IS A 
BLACKSMITH 
OF THIS LAND, 

AND OWES 

FEALTY TO 
HIS KING. 








INCIDENTALLY, 
GOBTA HAD 
TO SIT THIS 

ONE OUT 


Since 
he’s 2 kal 





i FEEL 
LIKE I'VE 
RECEIVED 

A 
REWARD 
WORTHY 

OF My 

WORK. 






















I'M 











WONDER PRETTY 
WHAT KIND GOOD 

OF WILD WITH IT, 
STUFF SHE PEOPLE YOU 

DOES TO SAYI KNOW. 


BLOW 
THEIR 
MINDS. 


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THAT BALL... { _ 


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WHAT DO 
YOU WANT 


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PERHAPS 
WE SHOULD 
ZZ) OININE WHO 
84) YOUR FATED 














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ONE, 
HUH... 

IN OTHER 
WORDS, 

MY 
FUTURE 
WIFEP 


Sater 
= Sans: 





HOW ON 
20 THEY. THAT NOTE, 
pall DO SLIMES 
EVEN HAVE 
OME ‘| GENDERS? 





195 


AHA, SENSE, MY 


mar MEETING 
IMAGE! flied 
VELDORA 
WAS PRETTY 
FATEFUL. 


I SUPPOSE 
"FATED ONE” 
DOESN'T 
NECESSAR- 
ILY MEAN 
MS; PO. USE. 4 








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SYTING 
TuPEVCS 
PEIN AN 


: 
: 


DOES 
SHE LOOK 
LIKE THAT 
CUTE G/RL 
(OR BOYP) 

VERS/ON 
OF ME? 





oo. THE 
CON- 
QUEROR 
OF 
FLAMES 


GIRL, BUT 
SHE'S BEEN 
AROUND 
FOR 
DECADES. 


I BELIEVE SHE'S 
RETIRED FROM 
THE GUILD NOW, 
AND IS BUSY 
TRAINING NEW 
WARRIORS OFF 
IN SOME 
COUNTRY 
OR OTHER. 

































I 
MEAN, 
THAT'S YOU 
ABOUT SS 
4S TOTALLY 
JAPANESE SPELL 
A NAME THAT 
AS IT as a 
Gers KANUS. 









MEAN, I'D 


LIKE THE 
CHANCE 
ANOTHER TO MEET 
VISITORP A FELLOW 
WELCOME kf COUNTRY- 
/ 


MAN... 








SH/IZUE 
/ZAWA... 
"SHIZUE 
IZAWA” 


ARE YOU 
CURIOUS 
ABOUT 
YOUR 
FATED ONE, 
MR. SLIME 
> 










CURIOUS? 
YOU 

COULD 
SAY 

THAT... 































































ARE YOU 
TRYING 








TO TELL 
ME THAT B-BUT, SIR, 
SLIME THIS SLIME 
IS A TRUE 


GENTLEMAN 





DO You 
ALLOW THE 
LIKES OF 
COMMON 
MONSTERS 
IN YOUR 
ESTABL/SH- 





































































































OH, 
GREAT... 
IT'S 
MINISTER 





THE 
SCHEMING 
COURT 
MINISTER 
WHO 
(PRESUMABLY) 
TRIED TO 
SET KAIJIN 
UP FOR 
FAILURE. 


























































WELL, HE 
CERTAINLY 





a 


—S 








IS THE 
BEST A 
MONSTER 
DESERVES. 











| POWERFUL | 
| NATIONAL | 
| MINISTER. \: 


WANT A 
FIT OF 
ANGER ON 
MY PART 
TO BRING 
HARM TO 
KAIJIN 
OR THIS 
ESTABL/SH- 
MENT. 


a I DON'T 














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< 

= q ...I DION'T 
— | KNOW YOU 
= WERE A 
= CUSTOMER 
E OF THIS— 
Zs 

ee 

Y 





























yA Ws SS 


YOU THE 
RIGHT TO 
SPEAK 
7O ME 

















DARE 
YOU 
INSULT 
MY 
SAVIOR! 



































I'M SORRY 
ABOUT THE 
DAMAGE 
TO YOUR 
BUSINESS, 




















ARE THEY 
GOING TO 
KICK YOU 
OUT OF 
THE CITY 
NowP 


PROBLEM 
IF THERE'S 
A NEW 
PLACE 
THAT 
NEEDS 


y- 
YOU'LL 
PAY FOR 
THIS 
INSULT 


WAS 
THAT WISE, 
KAIJINP 
He's A 
MINISTER, 
RIGHTP 



































HIS 
MAJESTY 
WOULDN'T 
BE HAPPY IF 
I'D TURNED 
THE OTHER 
CHEEK WHEN 
MY SAVIOR 
WAS IN- 
SULTED. 


NOT 
STANDING 
UP FOR YOU 
WOULD HAVE 
DISHONORED 
MY KING. 






OF FACT, 
I WAS 
HOPING 
YOU WOULD 
COME TO 
THAT 
DECISION. 


IF 
KALJIN'S 
GOING TO 

COME 
ALONG, 

I WON'T 
QUIBBLE 
WITH HOW IT 
HAPPENED. 


BUT YOU'VE 
WORKED SO 
HARD FOR 
THE KING. 
YOU'RE JUST 
GOING TO 
LEAVE HIM 
P 


FIGURED 
YOU'D 
BRING 


UP. 


SO FOR 
BETTER 
OR FOR 
WORSE, 
I'M WITH 
YOU 
Now! 





i 
figured! 
Bwa ha 

ha ha 
ha! 
































BROTHER, 
RIMURU... 
WHAT 
HAVE YOU 
GOTTEN 


EE Se 
amet 


st 
SHOULD 

HAVE 
FIGURED 
THAT YOU 

CAN'T 
PUNCH A 
MINISTER 


YOUR- 
| | AND GET 
AWAY 
WITH IT. 

















GOT 
DRAGGED 
TO THE 
ROYAL 
PALACE. 


















































































































































































































































































































































FOR THE 
FIRST TIME 
S/NCE I 
CAME INTO 
THIS WORLD, 
IFELTA 
TRUE SENSE 
OF DANGER. 














ARMED 

NATION 
OF 

OWARGON 








BY THIS 
MAN: 
GAZEL 

OWARGO. 








Re incarnate 
in Volume 2’? 


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