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crenreo ay FUSE 
wanca ey TALK) KAWAKAMI 
cuaracter oesicus BY MITZ VAH 







THAD AE 0 GOT REINGRRNATED AS} (A 





Author : FUSE 
aecise: TRIB] RAUIARAM 
Character design: MINTZ WAH 


CONTENTS 


CHAPTER ts The Hero-King’s Judgment 
» O05 


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O 
SS 

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CHAPTER dy A Familiar Scent 


| » OG? | 


| » 099 | 


CHAPTER ia The Upheaval Begins 
| 135 | 


CHAPTER dy Inherited Will 


hut 
¥ BONUS SHORT STORY 


urnal ‘S 
| » 165 | 







I WAS 
ENJOYING 
SOME 
DRINKS 
WITH SOME 
SERIOUSLY 
HOT ELF 
















.. WHEN 
A WATER- 
SPLASHING 
INCITED BY 
THE MEAN- 

SPIRITED 
MINISTER 
VESTA 
BROKE OUT. 











THEN THE 
FURIOUS 
BLACKSMITH 
KAIUIN GAVE 
VESTA A TASTE 
OF HIS 


LEGENDARY 
RIGHT. 





WE'RE 
THE ONES 
INVOLVED 

IN THE 
INCIDENT, 

AND YET WE 
CAN'T EVEN 


TALK ABOUT /T 
WITHOUT THE 
KING'S 
SAY-SO. 





NOW, 
THREE 
DAYS 
LATER, 


THE ONLY 
PEOPLE WHO 
CAN SPEAK 

FREELY IN 
THIS COURT 
ARE NOBLES 

WHO HAVE 
THE TITLE OF 
COUNT OR 
GREATER. 








INSTEAD, 




































I GUESS 
HE'S LIKE 
A PUBLIC 

DEFENDER. 

















MAYBE IT'S 
JUST THE 
WAY HE 
LOOKS, BUT 
/F I HAD TO 
SUM HIM 
UP IN ONE 
WORD, /T 
WOULD BE... 
ACTUALLY “SHAD” 
I PROBABLY 
SHOULON’T 
JUDGE HIM 
BY HIS 
APPEARANCE. 
MAYBE 
BEHIND THAT 
SUSPICIOUS 
FACE LIES A 








WE GET MERELY 
THIS SPEAKING 
pie OUT OF 
eile TURN WILL 
CHARACTER EARN US 
TO DELIVER ..RE- A GUILTY 
OUR STATE- GARDLESS SENTENCE 
MENTS OF WHETHER . 
FOR US. OR NOT 
WE WERE 
| FALSELY 
ACCUSED. 




























































































NO, 
T 7 
WE MG REALLY || | 
WITH HIM 
THIS GUY 
SEVERAL 
SEEMS 
TIMES TO 
SER/- 
GO OVER 
OUSLY 
OUR CASE, 
YUST PLAIN 
SHADY NO 
MATTER 
HOW You 


SLICE IT. 





KEEN MIND... 




































...AND 
IT WAS 
AT THAT 
POINT THAT 
MINISTER 
..WAS SET VESTA, 
UPON BY = WHO WAS 
KAIJIN ENJOYING 
AND HIS HIMSELF 
COHORTS AND POSING 


AND NO TROUBLE 
SUBJECTED TO ANYONE 

















































ARE You } TO AT ALL... 
| FREAKING | MULTIPLE 
| KIDDING | PHYSICAL 

MEP! INJURIES. 






































IT IS! I'VE 
RECEIVED A 
= STATEMENT 

WHA FROM THE 
an = BUSINESS 
‘ - CORROBO- 

RATING 

AS MUCH. 





IS THIS 
TRUEP 





































































































CRAFTY 
GOON 
BOUGHT 

THEM 
OFF... 

































Arnel you weren’ 
Hurt thet baa! 








YEARS 
AGO, 
IT WAS 
THE 
VESTA LEADER 
WAS MY _OF THE 


WHILE 
IN THE 
HOLDING 
CELL, 

















KAIJIN 
TOLD ME 
ABOUT THE 
DEPTHS OF 


SECOND- CROWN'S 
IN-COM- ENGINEER- MINISTER 


ING TEAM. PRES: VESTA'S 
MEN: a CUNNING. 


BUTTED 
HEADS 
FREQUENTLY 
RIGHT FROM 
THE START. 


AND THE 
PLAN TO 
CREATE 
"MAGI- 
SOLDIERS" 
FAILED. 


I'M HE 
SURE HE CAME 
DION'T FROM A 
APPRECIATE NOBLE 
HAVING TO EAaiy 
REPORT : 
TOA 
COMMONER 
LIKE ME. 


HASTE TO 
MAKE A NAME 
FOR HIMSELF, 

VESTA RUSHED 
ON A MAJOR 
PROUVECT... 








I TOOK 
THE FALL 
FOR THAT 
FAILURE, 
AND HAD 

NO CHOICE 
BUT TO 
QUIT THE 

















NOPE. 
HE WHEEDLED 
AN OFFICER OF 
THE MILITARY TO 





PROVIDE A FALSE | 
STATEMENT TO 
BACK HIM UP. 





THUS 
ENSURING 
THAT ALL 
RESPONSIBILITY 
FOR THE FAILURE 
FELL ON MY 
SHOULDERS. 














































































































































































a | . ae > 
FOR ALL CN wy Sy 
: OF THEIR , deren] =_ THESE 
| CLUMSINESS I: FELLOWS 
=| IN EVERYTHING | ey x/ HERE 
ELSE, THEY 4. = HELPED 
FOUGHT HARD Yb We \\y 7 LOOK 
| TO DEFEND | AFTER 
: ME. ME. 
= nv 
| Zh eee 
ia 






































OUT OF HIS 
DESIRE TO 
MEET THE 

KING'S 
EXPECTA- 
TIONS 
OF US. 


Woe te oo 
aM 


ALWAYS 
A 
CAREFUL 
STUDY 
AND A 
HARD 
WORKER. 


AND THEN 
WE ALL GOT 
KICKED OUT 

OF THE 
MILITARY 
TOGETHER! 


EYE- 
TO- 
EYE... 


IF ANYTHING, 

I SUSPECT THAT 
HIS BEHAVIOR 
WOULD IMPROVE 
QUITE A BIT IF 
I WERE SIMPLY 
OUT OF THE 
PICTURE. 







































































BUT 
| | 
PBESEECH i eee 
IE THINGS PUNISH THESE I)» eee 
WE'RE NOT ARE MISCREANTS TO \| _SUR- 
ALLOWED TO LOOKING THE FULLEST || ANCES... 
SPEAK FOR = PRETTY EXTENT, | 
OURSELVES, BAD ALL SO THAT THEY | 
EVEN Wire THE ERROR OF | 
THEIR WAYS. 
FOR OUR cians | 
OWN 
INNOCENCE 














ay if 


We | 


AWG 

































































SO IF 
THE KING 
SPEAKS 
7O YOU 
DIRECTLY, 
YOU CAN 






























































ENOUGH 

OF THAT. 

DO YOU 
FEEL LIKE 
RETURNING 


AND I AM 
PLEASED 
TO SEE 
THAT YOU 
APPEAR 
TO BE 
IN GOOD 
HEALTH 
AS WELL! 





..L MUST == a TS 
INFORM (fe Se _ UNFOR- 
YOU THAT TUNATELY, 
I HAVE : = _— 
A NEW 
MASTER TO EN 
FOLLOW. 


SS 














AND I 
CANNOT 
DISOBEY 
... EVEN HIS 
FOR ORDERS 
YOUR “ 
SAKE. 








SHALL 
RENDER 








STROKE OF 
MIDNIGHT 


TONIGHT, 
YOU WILL NO 
LONGER BE 

PERMITTED 

TO STAY 
WITHIN OUR 
BORDERS. 


THAT 
IS ALL. 
NOW BE 
GONE 
FROM MY 


KA/SIN 
AND A/S 
COMPAN- 
IONS ARE 

HEREBY 
BAN/SHED 
FROM THE 

REALM. 
































I GUESS 
THAT'S THE 
KINO OF 
POWER 
A KING 
COM- 


a 8) 
SAY HE 
SEEMED 
JUST A 
TINY BIT 
FORLORN. 





















































AND 
WITH 
THAT 
PRO- 
NOUNCE- 
MENT, 
THE 
COURT 
WAS 
CLOSED. 























































































a 
APPARENTLY, peceivep 
IT WAS THIS 
STRONG EXTRA 
ENOUGH POTION 
TO FULLY FROM 
HEAL ALL THE CHIEF 
OF THE GUARD. 
MINERS. 





















... TO LOSE 
A MINISTER 
WHOSE 
EYES SHINE 
WITH SUCH 
CURIOSITY. 


IT 
WAS THE 
SLIME WHO 
BROUGHT 
US THAT 
POTION. 


Pe 





iS 









THIS... 
A 
BUT...EVEN "FULL 
THE BEST POTION" 
DWARVEN ry 






TECHNIQUES 
CANNOT 
PRODUCE A 
SOLUTION 
MORE POTENT 
THAN A MERE 
"HI-POTION"! 
HOW DID 
THIS...°? 














































AND YOUR 
ACTIONS 
HAVE NOW 
SEVERED 
ANY 
RELATION 
WE MIGHT 
HAVE HAD 
WITH THAT 
MONSTER. 






























































IS THERE 
ANYTHING 
YOU WISH 

TO SAY FOR 
YOURSELF, 

VESTAP 












2 WHEN ae 
4) ISAWVHIS .%% 
TRIUMPHANT 
RETURN, 
I SWORE 





































NOTHING, 





MAJESTY. 
































I HAVE 
I MADE A 
~ MISTAKE. 
® = 




























|| 


WRONG 
oy) PATH. 





\ 
\ | weal 
NY 
\\ OF KAIJIN 
M4 CONSUME ME, 
in \ _I STARTED 
| { DOWN THE 


Pay 
ay) 











SPYMASTER, 
KEEP TABS 
ON THAT 
SLIME'S 
ACTIVITIES. 






























DO 
NOT LET 
YOURSELF 
BE 
DETECTED. 










a HIS 


SS _—sopRESENCE THAT WAS A 












= wasas si 
—— GREAT AS = 
= — THE MIGHTY PARTICULAR 
is CALIBER. ~ 
yg STORM SS 
ZE DRAGON'S. 





as 
W 


Oo 





AND 
TO THINK — & 
THAT EVEN My 
SKILL WAS NOT == 
ENOUGH TO ——— 
ZF PRY INTO THE = 
DEPTHS OF = 
HIS HEART... —§$ <> 

























| || WOW, 
AN Ve! THAT | 
\ | i WAS 
BUT IT | i | TOUCH- 
ae \ FORA | 
PRETTY / 
| MINUTE 
THERE! : 
ASI _ 2 
EXPEC- | 
TED. . 






Except for the 
barishrrent 
Pare. 





IT KINDA ; awe /i Shih, RELIEVED 

SEEMED | | Be WY NG THAT 
LIKEIT GOT | ‘«~ Bsgos WT fy THEY YOU 
OFF LIGHTLY = [=a ACTUALLY WERE 
BEHAVIOR. oie 


OH, AND 
I HAVEN'T 
INTRODUCED 
YOU YET. 


THIS ISA 
WEAPONS- 
MEISTER... 





HE'S 
A VERY 
SKILLED 
ARMOR 
SMITH. 


PERHAPS 
HE'S 
STARTLED 
BY THE 
TEMPEST 
WOLVESP 








WHAT'S 
WRONG, 
KAIJIN? 


ANYWAY, 
CONTINUING 


THIS IS "ONWARD. 


GARM, 
THE ELDEST 
OF THREE 
BROTHERS. 














YOUNGEST 
IS MYRD. 
























HE'S 
GOOD WITH 
HIS HANDS, ie 
AND KNOWS 
MUCH ABOUT HE'S THE 
CONSTRUC- FINEST 
TION AND CRAFTSMAN 
ART. OF ANY 











aa ae NY re SETA 


Wy soil ay 




















_ ~~, SIGNED 
a A J ~='EM ALL _..BUT KAIJIN 
tn 2 ithe UP. THE WAS THE 





Se \ly 
yy ON / 


OTHERS ONLY 





ONE I 
GOT _ ACTUALLY 
KICKED 
MADE 
WELL OUT A DEAL 
DONE, OFTHE = 
LORD od 


RIMURU! 


ry 





NAH. 
JUST 
My MIND 
PLAYING 
TRICKS 
ON ME. 




































































THOUGH IT'S 
ONLY BEEN A 
FEW DAYS, I 
CAN'T WAIT FOR 
THE FAMILIAR 
COMFORTS OF 
THE GOBLIN 
VILLAGE. 











SO, 
SHALL 
WE 
RETURN 
NowP 


LIKE I 
MIGHT 
BE FOR- 
GETTING 
SOME- 
THING. 





A BUNCH 
OF SCARY 
SOLDIERS 
SHOWED 
UP, AND 
I NEARLY 
CRIED IN 
FRONT OF 
THEM! 


GIVEN 
THAT WE'RE 
BAN/SHED 
FROM THE 
OWARVEN 
KINGDOM, 
HELL BE 
WAITING 
FORA 








SORRY... 
TELL YOU 


WHAT — 
NEXT TIME, 
I'LL TAKE 
YOU TO 
A PLACE 
PACKED 
WITH 
REAL HOT 
BABES. 



























































GOBTA 
JUST RODE 
HERE ON 
wT T THE BACK 
COULDVE OF THE 
SWORN WE TEMPEST 
DIDN'T BRING WOLF... 
ANY WOLVES 
INTO THE 
DWARVEN 
KINGDOM... 











Meanwhile, 
at the guild 
headquarters 
of the 
Kingdom of 
Blumund... 


















































I'M 
GIVING 
YOU THREE 


WHEN DAYS! PAID 
THAT'S DONE, VACATION, 


HEAD BACK INCLUDING 
TO THE TODAY. 
FOREST TO 
INVESTIGATE 
FURTHER. 














Kingdom of Blumund 
Guildmaster 












I WISH 
YOU'D 
ACTUALLY 
SAY THAT 
TO HIS 
FACE. 































































































































































































- , 7 |. ta | 
e \ WISH WE ; ACK a 
LONGER | \ FOREST ‘ 
BREAK... | “ene 
DAYS, 
HUH... 
AWN J 
AS | 
“<a SS 


HAPPEN 
TO BE 
HEADING TO 
THE GREAT 
FOREST 
OF JURAP 















































IF IT'S 
NOT TOO 
MUCH 
TROUBLE 
























































curren A Familtar Scent 

























WATCH 
THIS 
DEMON- 

STRATION 

CLOSELY! 
































ree 
=see AY 
— OLS= 4 


oe ae ~ 













ZA = 


ee, 4 
wy _ “oe - 5 BN 
Gen oe __ ll 





































GOBTA'S 
TEACHING 
THE 
























OTHERS 

HOW TO LIKE THAT! 
SUMMON NOW THE 
TEMPEST REST OF 


WOLVES. 








WHEN /T 
SEEMED 
LIKE WE’O 
LEFT HIM 
BEHIND /N 
THE LAND 
OF THE 
DWARVES 


...GOBTA 
FOUND 
HIMSELF 
SURROUNDED 
BY MENACING 
SOLDIERS, 


zp ||| ano Focusep 
GOTTA ——— mH I ON ONE 


GET — SIMPLE 
OUT OF b 
HERE// 





























HE MIGHT oy) 
BE MORE LA cane 4 > APPAR- 
OFA ENTLY; 
GENIUS é COMBINATION /N 
THAN I OF "THOUGHT THAT 
i. GAVE HIM COMMUNICATION” INSTANT, 
~~ NI reir AND THE HE SUM- 
. TEMPEST WOLF'S MONED 
NAH, : "SHADOW THE 
THAT'S NOT : MOVEMENT,” 
Oe OPS. | BUT I CAN'T 
ITS GOTTA =e ok IMAGINE 
BE MORE [— —=- i w= HE D/D /T 


BIKE... ee ee CONSCIOUSLY. 


TE a 



















































































ONE OF 
THOSE 
GENIUSES 
WITH NO 
TALENT 


toe | Zs ek FOOOOOF, 
TEACHING Me \F AND 

HIS | : : 

GIFTS, 





























\v 


VE em 
=) 
















RIMURU/ 


WE'VE \ 
FINISHED ae 
CLEARING hy 
OUT THE YOU ARE, Ng 
SITE FOR MASTER | [ 


) 


= 
— 










MOVED, 
WE CAN 
CONTINUE 
DEVELOP- 
ING THE 
LAND. 





WE RETURNED 
FOUND WITH THE 
THAT DWARVES 


THERE 
HAD BEEN 
ONE 
MAJOR 
CHANGE 
IN THE 
VILLAGE. 


PRESSING 
MATTER 
Now Is 

SECURING 

SOME 

SLEEPING 

SPACE FOR 
ALL OF 

US. 


THEY'VE HEARD 
TALES OF YOUR 
POWER AND 
STREAMED 
IN FROM 
NEARBY GOBLIN 
SETTLEMENTS 
SEEKING REFUGE, 
LORD RIMURU. 





‘4 
CONSIDERED 
ASKING 
THEM 
AlL TO 
LEAVE... 


OBVIOUS AT A 
GLANCE THAT 
WE DIDN'T HAVE 
ENOUGH SPACE ANSWER: 


IN THE VILLAGE 
pg get ROUGHLY 
THEM ALL. idl 





. Le 


UN- 
EVOLVED 
GOBLINS 

WOULD BE 

EASILY 
VAN- 
QUISHED. 


BETRAYAL 
Is 
ABSOLUTELY 
FORBIDDEN, 


QUITE A 
MARATHON 
EFFORT, 
JF I OO 
SAY SO 
MYSELF 


—— 


IM THE ABSENCE 
OF VELDORA, 
THE FOREST 
OF JURA 15 

EXPERIENCING 
A BATTLE 
BETWEEN 
INTELLIGENT 
MONSTERS 

TO FILL THE 

POWER VACUUM. 


i) 4 
as ; 
re aos } 
‘ — | 
ois 


& 
Siem, 
oO 


...BUT WHEN 
IASKED THE 
GREAT SAGE 
WHAT WOULD 
HAPPEN TO 

THEM IF I 

SENT THEM 

AWA”... 


IF IT'S 
BECAUSE 
OF 
VELDORA'S 
ABSENCE, 
THEN IT'S 
BECAUSE 


WAS ONLY 


YESTERDAY 


THAT I 
FINALLY 
FINISHED 


GIVING THEM 


ALL NAMES. 









MYRD'S 
GROUP HAS 
FINISHED 
THE SURVEY. 
I BROUGHT 
THEM BACK 















Ais 
NG, “ 


Vif ORG. 















S 












YG I | 
Yj Ut 


i y ( ji ( | 
f i | Hy) f 
= aun wr LANA ils N nA 

















JUST 
REMEMBER, 
WHEN YOU 
HAVE PEOPLE 





| RIDING ON 
YES, || YOUR BACK, 
mas- || TRY NOT TO |/ 
Ter. | RUN TOO 
FAST. / 





Aww, 





! 


TO OUR 
NEW 
RIZON 





a 
a 


=| HO 





i a4 





44 




















HAUNT YOU 
AT NIGHT, 
KAVAL! 


























EVEN 
NOW, TI 
AM STILL 
CAPABLE 
OF HELP- 
ING YOU 
ESCAPE. 





.»» THE 
POWER 
OF 
FLAMES 


=5 beagees 
iy == S 


Rie Ns 





/ 
Yj 


J 
1} 


ji 7 











ASTER... 








le") DEFEAT XG 
y, 7) THEM fle 
Y A 14 / SS 


<S Md 


SS 


War 


a 











OF, 
GOOD. 
I MADE 
/T IN 
7/— 








oe 


\ 


ys 

















\ - as 


3 
\ SS i 
ENG bee, ie ml 


< 


xy Ge 

















a. 


HERE'S 
YOUR 
MASK. 


THIS 
BELONGS 
TO YOU, 
RIGHT 
MISS 
> 


WE CAN 
OIMVINE 
WHO YOUR 
"FATED ONE” 
Is! 


USING THAT 

SKILL, SO I 

YOU DIDN'T HAVE 
AREN'T A GooDp 
HURT, GRASP 
ARE ON ITS 








WHAT'S 

4 MORE LIKE eect 

BEEN ON = ARE YOU 
THE RUN MENTALLY [7 (ae GUYS 


EXHAUSTED... |. 
pas \ Al lly pl\\| HURT 


THOSE 
GIANT 
ANTS 
FOR 
THREE 
WHOLE 
DAYS. 





WE 





OUR THOUGHT 
GEAR WE GOT WE 
WE'RE STARTED TO OUR 
AND TO GET ; 
WE'RE ALL ATTACKED 
INO 
Y'KNOW, HUNGRY piece ey, 
I REC- 
OGNIZE 







THEM. 






tig’ at UH 


THEYRE 









THE 
ADVEN- A ae — 
TURER 
TRIO IT wl —$_ We ly v SSM. : 
SLIPPED ety, ~tee we 
Gee XS Teme eas. en 






q |=K4e, 7 — 


eon 


















































































































































59 


WELL, 
IF YOU 
INSIST, 

I CAN 
TREAT YOU 
TO SOME 
HUMBLE 
FOOD TO 
FILL YOUR 
STOMACHS. 


IN FACT 
WE'RE 
BUILDING 
THE 
NEIGH- 
BORHOOD 
NOW. 


BUT 

THE SLIME 

DOESN'T 
SEEM {| vi} 
EVILOR | S| VERY 


ANYTHING. [25m 7 AW SUSPL” 








THEY'RE 
WARY 


OF ME... 
GUESS I OF 


MY E SHOULD 
NAME'S MAKE ee 
RIMURU. |: A SHOW ARE. 
OF BEING 
INNOCENT 

ANDO 












HARMLESS. 


UTM 
NOT 
A BAD 
SLIME, 
YOU 
KNow!" 











OH, IT'S : n WHAT'S 
NOTHING. 7 [RAL UP, 


WE 
SHOULD 
TAKE 
I'M HIM UP 
CERTAIN ON HIS 
THAT THIS OFFER. 
SLIME 
CAN BE 
TRUSTED. 


== NS 


=F ait — = 
ari oS 
wee es 













TELL ME, 
MR. SLIME, 

WHAT 
COUNTRY 7. 
ARE YOU — 
FROM? 












IN FACT, WORTHY 
THE TOWN OF BEING 

DOESN'T CALLED A 
COUNTRY. 














BUTI I DON'T 
DI KNOW IT 
FROM A. MYSELF 
FELLOW 
COUNTRY- 







FELLOW 
COUNTRY- 
MAN... ? 








ANN 


WHERE'S 
YOUR 
HOMETOWN, 


MR. SLIME? 








S 


1 
V 


Xt 
EW 
| 


SQ 


\ 
...I HAD q 
AN EN- f 
COUNTER 
PREOR- 
DAINED 
BY FATE. 


\\ 


AFTER 
VELDORA, 
THIS 
WAS THE 
SECOND 





SOMENON, SHE'S MOLE To Ekr 
BAD DRINK WITH THE Wisk ON, 








Adventurer 


Gido the Thief 


Adventurer 
Eren the Sorcerer 





Adventurer 


Kaval the Fighter_ 














THAT'S 
NOT FAIR, 
GIDO! 
THAT 
THE | PIECE 
TABLE de. (A.\ee OF MEAT 
ISA 
BATTLE- 
FIELD, 
MY DEAR 
EREN! 


YOU’RE 
A LIVELY 
BUNCH, 


HMPH! 


AREN'T FINE 
ORSEL ! 
a t pe I'LL TAKE 
TAKINGLY A KAVAL'S, 
SEARED 


MEATY 




















THOSE 
WHO PASS 
HERE FROM 

ANOTHER 

WORLD 

ARE GRANTED 

THE KIND 

OF POWER 

THAT THEY 

YEARNED 

FOR. 





ARE YOU 
TOUCHING 
THAT 
BURNING 
HOT PLATE 
P 





| STABBED 
2 “y 


| THAT WAS 
HOW I 

ENDED UP 

WITH THIS 
RESIS- 
TANCE. 


IN MY 
LAST LIFE, 





I GOT 
STABBED 
TO DEATH. 


FIRST MY 
BACK FELT 
HOT, THEN 
I BEGAN 
TO FEEL 
COLD 
AS THE 
BLOOD 
DRAINED 
FROM MY 
BODY. 




















THE 

INDIVIDUAL 

NAMED 

RIMURU 

TEMPEST 

POSSESSES 
RESISTANCE 
TO THERMAL 
FLUCTUATION. 


THAT MUST 
HAVE BEEN 
TERRIBLE. 












I SAW 













YOU 
USING 
FIRE IN 
WAS THAT 
THAT A BATTLE 
POWER AGAINST 
YOU THE 
fr YEARNED GIANT 
ANTS. 







& 








I SAW MY 







- AMIDST HOMETOWN 
FRIGHTENING DYED IN 
SOUNDS OF CRIMSON 
ROARING AND FLAMES... 






CRACKING. 





71 





jo 


MY PUPIL 
ALSO HAILS 
FROM JAPAN, 
AND SO I'VE 
COME TO 
UNDERSTAND 
THAT IS WHAT 
THE INCIDENT 
IS CALLED 
IN HISTORY 
CLASSES. 





BOMBING 
OF 
TOKYO, 


ALTHOUGH 
HE APPARENTLY 
WANTED TO 
SUMMON 
SOMEONE 
ELSE, 
NOT ME. 


1 SEE. 
AND WHEN 
YOU WERE 
REINCAR- 

NATED, 
YOU CAME 





BUT 
THEN, 

OUT OF 
SOME SORT | 
OF WHIM, HE | 

ATTACHED 

A FIRE 

SPIRIT 

TO ME. 


POWER TO 
MANIPULATE 
FLAME... 
BUT IT 
WAS ALSO 
A CURSE. 


EVER 
SINCE, 


SO HE 
IMMEDIATELY 
SEEMED 
TO LOSE 
INTEREST 
IN ME. 














rive Been [L_\\ VN ...tHar 


AFRAID OF 
GETTING 
TOO 
CLOSE TO 
OTHERS. 


TOOK THE 
PEOPLE 
MOST 
PRECIOUS 
TO ME. 


BECAUSE 
IT WAS 
THAT VERY 














BUT IT IS 


























4 NICE TO HAVE 
COMPANIONS. 
: I MET SOME 
PLEASANT 
| PEOPLE HERE 
‘i ON MY FINAL 
JOURNEY. 
THEY / | ~ ef 
l4| TRUST ONE |Z 2, j “18 ¥ 
yj ANOTHER, |)! [ ie , 
AND THUS jig | } iim 
BICKER _ ®& ows Me 
OPENLY : x VS 
ABOUT \ oI \ | EN - i 
ANYTHING ' [le 
THEY WANT. \ \ as 





THEY'RE 
GOOD 
ADVEN- 
TURERS. 


Maybe 

not the 
most 

talented, 






























WOUND 
UP WITH 
SOME 
RATHER 
S/LLY 
FRIENDS 


SURVIVED 
A WAR, 
THEN GOT 
DRAGGED 
HERE BY 
MISTAKE, 
ONLY TO BE 
PLACED 
UNDER 4A 





HAD A 
ROUGH 
LIFE, 
BUT SHE 
DOESN’T 
SEEM 
HARDENED 
BY IT 
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SAGE, I KNOW! 
I WANT I'VE GOT 
TO USE SOMETHING 
“THOUGHT NEAT TO 
COMMUNI- SHOW 
CATION” TO 
SHOW HER 
ONE OF MY 
MEMORIES. 

















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SURE x pos WHAT I 
HOPE : IZ 
TAMURA 
WIPED MY 
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I ASKED 








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IT'S ISN'T 
PEOPLE SOME- 
BUSY THING 
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AFTER a 
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WHAT BUILD A 
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WORKING THAT'S 
SO HARD COMFORT- 


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Now. EVERY- 


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THINK OF 
ITASA 
SECOND 
HOMETOWN, 
THEN AS YOUR 
COUNTRYMAN, 
I WOULD BE 
PROUD. 





..» THANK 
YOU. 
I'M SURE 
I'LL VISIT 
AGAIN. 








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I THINK 
ABOUT IT, 
BRINGING 
A WHOLE 
PERSON OVER 
FROM ANOTHER 
WORLD SEEMS 
LIKE A TOTALLY 
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MEN- 
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YOUR 
FINAL 
JOURNEY, 
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WHAT'S 
WITH THIS 
MURDER- 
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GLARE 
IN HER 
EYES?P 
SHE'S 
LIKE A 
COMPLETELY 
DIFFERENT 
PERSON 











RIMURU 
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IT 
COULDN'T 


IS THAT 
SHIZUP 
WHAT'S 
GOING 
ON... 






















































































UN 
INCOM 
AGI 
















SHE 
IS THE 
CONQUEROR 







IFRITPL 
THAT'S 
LIKE A 
CRAZY 
HIGH- 
LEVEL 


SPIRIT 
ff 



















GREATEST 
ELEMEN- 
TAL/ST 
ALIVE— 
SHE 
HARBORS 
/FRIT 
INSIDE 



















ARE 

you 

KIDDING 
>/ 





SHE'S 


























yOu 
WERE 
RIGHT, 
SAIZU. 
THEY'RE 
GOOD 
COMPAN- 





ALL 
RIGHT, 
JUST BE 
CAREFUL. 


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THE 
INDIVIDUAL 
SHIZUE IZAWA 
I5 FUSED 
WITH IFRIT, 
WHO 15 
RAMPAGING IN 
AN ATTEMPT 
TO SEIZE 
CONTROL 
OF HER 
BODY. 










THING SHE 
MENTIONED 
EARLIER? 












THE 
CONDITIONS 
FOR 
VICTORY 
ARE: 
SUBDUING 
IFRIT, AND 
RESCUING 
SHIZU. 








WHO WOULD 
HAVE THOUGHT 
WE'D WIND 
UP FIGHTING 
A HERO FROM 
THE PAST? 

















AFTER THE YAKINIKU PARTY 








those 
...but the powers 
flames to help 
- steadily and 
e\ consumed protect 
others... 




















The girl 


who lost 
sain everything 
by some i the 
cruel flames 
pene traveled 
of fate, across 





worlds... 


acquired 
power over 
the flames. a 


She used 





her... 


no longer 
able 

to bend 

them to 











Her 
name 
was 


The hero 7 in 
hailed 
as the 

Conqueror 
of 


Flames... 


...with Ifrit, 
the superlative 
spirit of flame 

contained 
within her. 





= ee —— 


pt BAABTER 


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7, 





LET 
ME AT 
LEAST 

ASK 
you 
THISLS 





SJ /FR/ 


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SSS 




















































































































I’M NOT 
SURE IF IT HAS 
A SENTIENCE 
OF /TS OWN, 
BUT I CERTAINLY 
PICKED UP ON 


ITS DESIRE TO 
WIFE US OUT. 





IT'S ALL 
OVER! 


TRY TO 


GETUs | 


CLOSER 
TO HIM. 








UH... 

I THINK 
THEY CAN 
HANDLE 
THEM- 
SELVES. 






WORRIED 
ABOUT 
SHIZU, 
SINCE 

BUT IF HER 


NEED BE, BODY /S 
I CAN HOST- 


ING THAT 











104 











MASTER! 
SPIRIT-TYPES 
AFFECTED BY 
OUR FANGS 
AND CLAWS! 


I GUESS "unos 
STRONG ses or 
AGAINST we wien 
FIREP | woes 
BUT AT SUCH ; MeO 
A SMALL | vEAKEN Hi 
VOLUME... ’ mea 


/S IT POSSIBLE 
TO WEAKEN 


HIM BY USING THE 
OF WATER IVE 
SAVED UP FOR MY 
WATER BLADE 




















AND... 
WHAT => 
DOES ee 
THAT FF —_— | 
MEAN hh, , 

pyr 





SHALL 
zr 
PRO- 
CEED 


ATTACK 
OPTIONS 
ARE 
LIMITED. 


I DOUBT 
THAT BLACK 
LIGHTNING 
WILL WORK, 

EITHER... 





AN EXPLOSION 






ANSHER: 
IT WILL 
WEAKEN 
THE TARGET, 
BUT IS HIGHLY 
LIKELY TO 
PRODUCE 








OF STEAM. 







IT WILL 
LEVEL 
THE AREA, 
INCLUDING 
THE PLACE 
WHERE 
THE TOWN 
I5 UNDER 
CONSTRUC- 
TION. 





THAT'S 
BAD! 
2 STiZL 
DON’T 
HAVE A 
VALID 
WAY TO 
ATTACK 
HIM. 












THAT 
WORKED 


P/ 


\ 


Y/ 


‘\ 
| 


N\ 


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HAPPENED 
TO MY 


SORRY, 
I'LL 
EXPLAIN 

































ANNOUNCEMENT: 
“ICICLE LANCE" 
HAS BEEN 
ANALYZED AND 
ACQUIRED. 


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WHAT?! FFE 
WHAT 
KIND OF 

ALTERNATE 

VERSION 

WAS 

THAT 

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ITS 
BEEN A 
SHORT... 
ECTO- 
PLASMIC 
LIFE. 


 ACTU-- 
ALLY, 
THIS 
ISN'T 
VERY 

HOT OR 


PAINFUL. 


/S HE 
JUST 
TEASING 
BEFORE 
THE BIG 
FINISH? 


WELZ, 
THAT 
WAS 4 
MISTAKE... 
OH WELZ, 
ITHADA 
GOOD 





pes | _.- ANSWER: 


GREAT SAGE’ YOUR 
YOU WERE f / "THERMAL 
AGGRAVATED FLUCTUATION 


Oe ie RESISTANCE" 
: IS NULLIFYING 
=/ 
ial : THE EFFECTS 
OF THE 
FLAME. 











WHATEVER. 
TIME TO 
COUNTER- 
ATTACK! 


SORRY, 
IFRIT. 


FLAMES 
ARE 
WORTH=- 
LESS 
AGAINST 
ME. 


RETURN 
SHIZU 
TO Us. 








My) 














CANNOT 
BREAK 
FREE 
OF THIS 
SPACE. 


GIVE 
UP 
HOPE, 
IFRIT. 





IS MY 
FRIEND 
AND 


AES. 
ae RS = 


Be 











123 

















THOUGH I 
GOBBLED 
UP THAT 
/FRIT WHO 
WAS TOR- 
MENTING 
HER. 




















SHE'S 
BEEN INA 
DEEP SLEEP 
EVER S/INCE 
THEN. 





ANNOUNCEMENT: 
HER FUSION 
WITH IFRIT 
SEEMS TO 


Tick 


THEN. 
DIDO T 
ACTUALLY 

SUS 


SPIRIT WAS 
EXTREMELY 


HAVE BEEN 
PROLONGING 


FATIGUED. 


HER LIFE. 


IFRIT HAD 


HOT BEEN 


PURGED 
FROM HER 


oc 
Lid 
_ 
Cl 
Lid 
o 
ui 
— 
Ww 


SHE WOULD 
LIKELY HAVE 


THAT THIS 


LOST HER 
SENSE OF 


WAS NOT 
SHIZUE 
IZAWA'S 
DESIRE. 








HAVE 
YOU BEEN 
HANG ON, BY MY SIDE 


I'LL GET >| THE WHOLE 
SOME 4 TIME...P 


WATER... 


Y-YEAH... 
I'M GLAD 
YOU'RE 
AWAKE. 

I THOUGHT 
YOU MIGHT 
NEVER 
REGAIN 
CON- 
SCIOUS- 
NESS. 











IT'S ALL 
RIGHT... 
I DON'T 
NEED IT. 




















I'VE BEEN 4 
THROUGH CAME 









MUCH HERE 
HARDSHIP, pECADES 
BUT I'VE 


ALSO MET 
MANY 
GOOD 

PEOPLE. 





DION'T 
GET 
TO DO 
EVERY- 


THING I 
WANTED 
IN LIFE... 





CANNOT 
SAY... 

I WOULD 
NOT WISH 
TO FURTHER 
BURDEN 
YOUR LIFE. 





FINAL 
WORDS 
TO GET DOFOR 
OFF YOUP 





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DON'T 
WORRY 
ABOUT 


<u) | /| HER! 
exactly! WP ye Sly [| sue's Gor 


REMEMBER = : , 
sat \ } 7 WATCHING 
WAN . yy é OVER 


nooner he | 
HEALING ae \ , HER. 
POTION HE is ‘ 


GAVE US 





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ARE 
YOU 
GOING 


TO 
PAY A 


TOO, 
VISIT? 


RIGURD 
> 





YES. 
I HAVE 

JUST 
BROUGHT 
A 
CHANGE 
OF 
CLOTHES 
FOR MISS 
SHIZU. 






































LoRD 
RIMURU, 
PARDON J 

MY... eae | | | 




















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Bonus 
Short Story 


Veldora's Slime Observation Journal 


~STUNNING DEVELOPMENTS~ 


Veldora's Slime Observation Journal 


~STUNNING DEVELOPMENTS~ 


@ THE HERO-KING'S JUDGMENT @ 


The trial began. 


Excitement coursed through me as I waited and watched. A suspect- 
looking man begins to explain things on his own. Rimuru is content 
to remain calm and quiet for now, so I realize that perhaps my ex- 
pectations were off-base. 


The entire group is groveling before the mighty dwarf king. How- 
ever, as all those before the king bow their heads in fealty, Rimiru 
alone has been standing proud and upright. It seems that they do 
not realize from his appearance that he is not bowing in the least. 
While his words are polite, he maintains his same proud, challeng- 
ing attitude. Given that he is the equal to one such as me, that is only 
natural. 


I will need him to continue to maintain our proud status, but it 
seems that might prove difficult. A curious facet of human society is 
that strength alone is not enough to solve all matters. This instance 
is a good example of that. 


I would have assumed that those involved would have beaten one 
another in an effort to establish dominance. But for some reason, 
they intend to determine the winner and loser through words alone. 


But what if one of the parties is lying? 


As if in answer, the man appointed to argue Rimuru's case acts to 
betray them. They must have known from the very start that he was 
a tricky and untrustworthy fellow... And yet they allowed him to 
bring them to ruin. I would have engaged in some minor rampaging 
to silence his lying tongue. 


Human society is such a vexing thing. I had thought that my recent 
studies would have granted me some understanding of its ways. 
However, this incident proves that I have still more to learn. I must 
search out a more detailed text on the matter. 


And yet it seems that Rimuru's choice was correct this time. If he 
had started a fight, he would not stand a chance against that man— 
that...Gazel Dwargo fellow. He is apparently the sovereign of this 


dwarven kingdom, but his power seems to transcend that of the hu- 
manoid peoples. 


Of course, he is no match for the hero who sealed me away in my 
prison, but I might admit that is he is at least worthy of standing in 
my presence. In fact, the way he looked at us, it appeared that he 
could see right through Rimuru. 


"Interference with deep psyche detected. Attempt rebuffed.” 


There, you see? Even such a natural action from Gazel was capable 
of penetrating to Rimuru's deep psyche. Rimuru didn't seem to real- 
ize it, but I could tell that this Gazel fellow was capable of reading 
minds. 


Regardless of the kind of skill he used, it is clear enough that this 
bodes ill. This is the very reason that Rimuru cannot best the man. 


But perhaps it is not Gazel's capabilities that I should be worried 
about but Rimuru's. At first, I thought it a trick of my own imagina- 
tion, but it seems that Rimuru's skill had activated on its own, with- 
out his input. This skill did not activate when Gazel read Rimuru's 
surface thoughts, but it did prevent him from interacting with his 
deep psyche. 


I found my own attempts to connect to his deep memories blocked 
in the past—could it have been the same process? 


Is it autonomous?! 


No, that would be silly. My mind is getting carried away, I imagine. I 
have never heard of such a skill, nor do I believe it exists. No powers 
can take effect without the intentional bidding of the user. 


Then how to explain this? Unless—but, wait... 


Rimuru is too cautious for any other explanation. He must have 
anticipated such an outcome and ordered this skill of his to au- 
tonomously guard against any contact. Doubtless he sensed Gazel 
probing his surface thoughts, and ordered for his subliminal defense 
systems to act autonomously. 


Kwaaaa ha ha ha! I very nearly fell victim to Rimuru's deceptions, 
myself. But it is his fault for seeming so thoughtless. Actually, upon 
closer examination, he does appear rather thoughtful. It is strange 
that the more one comes to know Rimuru, the more capable he 
seems. 


And just as he expected, Gazel is taken aback. He is confused that he 
could easily read the surface thoughts, but not peer into the depths. 
Moreover, the surface of Rimuru's mind shows no signs of aware- 
ness that Gazel is reading his thoughts. No wonder the man was 
confused. 


But this was Rimuru's trap. He knew that he could not win through 
prowess alone, and thus lured the other into a battle of wits. Now 
Gazel is totally unaware that he has been taken in by Rimuru's 
scheme. 


A manga text contained this piece of wisdom: "To fool your enemies, 
first fool your friends." I was not fooled, of course, but Gazel is now 
beset by paranoia. Gazel must have recognized Rimuru as a slime 
who, though he appears easy to defeat, hides a great and power- 
ful mind, and so released him and his companions. Thus, Rimuru 
passed safely through the dangers of the trial. 


Tam quite impressed by his skill. 


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Rimuru left the dwarven kingdom and rejoined his fellows at the 
entrance to the forest. Then he explained the series of events to them 
and concluded that, "It ended up pretty much as expected." 


I knew it. He holds everything in the palm of his hand. What a for- 
midable slime. 


Strength cannot be measured solely by might, it seems. It is clear 
to me now that being able to manipulate others to join your side is 
another form of strength. Those he has bent to his will understand 
it as well. They all accept and agree with Rimuru's words. And now 
we have four dwarves among our group. 


Just as Rimuru began to journey back to his forest dwelling, a young 
whelp charged from behind, lamenting, "How could you do this to 
me?!" I recognized him as the one Rimuru named Gobta. 


Rimuru appeared to have forgotten him, but he hid this fact well, 
promising to take the lad to a business full of beautiful women in the 
future—yet I found this strange. The group had just been banished 
from the dwarven kingdom—could it be that Rimuru was simply 
lying? After all, I had wished to see such a place for myself, so we 
must address this situation. I suppose I shall have to trust Rimuru 
to come up with a plan to meet these beautiful women again by the 


time I have recovered my powers. The thought of this brings me 
excitement and joy. 


@ A FAMILIAR SCENT @ 


With the addition of the dwarves, Rimuru's village quickly became 
a bustling town. Garments of wild animal pelts are being assembled 
and distributed to all. And the dwarves taught their techniques to 
the hobgoblins. This is, I have no doubt, on Rimuru's orders. 


Plans are also underway to cut down trees for the wood to construct 
new dwellings. How I lament that I am unable to take part in the 
excitement of progress, imprisoned as I am. Watching Gobta show 
off his pitiful skills made me itch to unleash my truly impressive 
tricks for all to admire. 


Perhaps I should start thinking of a fantastic new finishing move 
to demonstrate when I am freed. With that in mind, I tore through 
more and more holy manga texts for inspiration. 


Gwuaaaah?! 


Suddenly, I felt a terrible loss of strength. To my dismay, I found 
that Rimuru hadn't learned his lesson from the last round of naming 
monsters, and was doing it again. I figuratively cradled my head in 
my hands at his seeming folly. 


He already failed at this once. Why would he attempt it again...? 
And there is a truly daunting number of subjects awaiting him— 
five hundred in all. Again, I was forced to desperately brace myself 
against the outward flow of energy, when... 


“Announcement. Total level of magical energy required to complete task 
has been successfully calculated. Your assistance is requested to ensure 
safety until the calculated value is reached.” 


What's this?! 


Despite being locked inside the "Unlimited Imprisonment," the 
voice spoke directly to me! How is such a thing possible...? 


“Answer: By using ‘Words of the World,’ successful communication of 
will is possible.” 


What nonsense is this?! I am sealed from the world, in an "alternate 


space," and yet this message can reach me from the outside...? 


No, wait. Now I recall that in order to decipher Rimuru's knowl- 
edge, I made the process of sharing information smoother. I sup- 
pose that would make it possible to communicate in a way through 
information alone. 


Because Rimuru has not learned how to read my knowledge, it is 
difficult to make my will known to him. On the other hand, it is 
possible for me to understand his desires. In other words, Rimuru is 
aware that Iam reading his thoughts, and utilizing that to his ends— 
the devious runt. 


I suppose I must offer some begrudging respect to the fact that he 
thought to make use of "Words of the World" as a means to express 
his will to me. That idea never occurred to me, and I had not thought 
it possible. Regardless of the means by which it came about, the fact 
remains that it happened. 


Come to think of it, I glossed over something that I should be grap- 
pling with. What is this "safety until the calculated value is reached" 
nonsense? Surely it can't mean... 


"Answer: The data collected during the previous experience has helped to 
improve the safety factor. The amount of magical energy available to use 
without risking the loss of maximum energy value is estimated to be...” 


So that skill was collecting data during the last naming round? I 
don't know whether to call it overly cautious or just plain shrewd... 


But enough of this! I believe you. I believe you already! My friend 
Rimuru has placed his trust in me. I must meet that level of trust. 
And so I steeled myself for the consequences and allowed him to 
borrow my energy. 


As part of my promise to help, I expected to suffer some loss of 
power. Naming is a dangerous act, and there is no guarantee that 
the energy expended in the process will ever fully return. In fact, 
I have never heard of such an outcome... But my concerns turned 
out to be unnecessary. As Rimuru said, my magical energy stores 
returned to their full value. 


As a consequence, however, he was once more forced into a three- 
day hibernation. Perhaps he should realize that his helpful personal- 
ity ought to have limits. Common sense would tell him that naming 
five hundred individuals is simply madness. Strange as it is for me 
to lecture about common sense, Rimuru's recklessness makes even 


one such as me seem almost rational. 


In fact, perhaps I was the rational type all along. Perhaps it is the 
views of the rest of the world that are excessively dramatized. | let 
these thoughts entertain me as I settled back to recover my energy. 
< 

With the naming finished and a large addition to the village popula- 
tion, Rimuru and his brain trust are considering moving the settle- 
ment. They are surveying the lands near the cave in which I was 
sealed. They've cut down a number of trees and opened up a sizable 
plot of land to use. 


With Rimuru's new servants, and the evolution from goblins to hob- 
goblins, the group's physical abilities are much higher than before. 
The work proceeds quicker than I thought possible. As for Rimuru 
himself...he appears absorbed in developing various new tech- 
niques. 


I am itching to test out some new spectacular moves of my own— 
how does he have all the luck?! Alas, all I can do is grumble and 
complain to myself. 


Oh, it seems that he has discovered something. Are those... humans? 


Four adventurers, under attack by a nest of giant ants. Rimuru being 
Rimuru, he has of course decided to help them. 


No, wait! That's “Black Lightning”... 


But my warning did not reach Rimuru. Despite his attempt to limit 
the power as much as possible, the Black Lightning spell possesses 
devastating force. The bolt lashed out faster than sound and obliter- 
ated its target. His skill exhibited a power and effectiveness many 
times that of ordinary magic; it had heavy shades of the dark light- 
ning that is a feature of my Tempest Magic. 


Lightning is powerful on its own—with my influence, it was bound 
to be a deadly assault—certainly not suited for such puny threats. 
That adventurer woman was sure to die, which seemed a pity. How- 
ever, to my surprise, she was not caught in the blast; she had evaded 
one of the most powerful spells in existence. 


Kwaaa ha ha ha! This is why I find humans so entertaining. 


The woman could very well be the equal of Gazel the Dwarf King. 


On short notice yet again, Rimuru has somehow managed to unex- 
pectedly acquaint himself with an extraordinary figure. I continued 
my observation from within Rimuru, more convinced than ever that 
his exploits must be seen to be believed. 


@ DEMON OF FLAMES ®@ 


Meat sizzles as it cooks atop a rectangular sheet of metal. 


I'd wondered what this sheet would be used for when Rimuru or- 
dered it fashioned. Lacking any handles, it seemed rather too awk- 
ward to be a shield. And yet, to use such a thing for this! A most 
satisfying resolution to my curiosity. 


This was my first encounter with the concept of "teppanyaki." 


The adventurers Rimuru saved are now cooking strips of meat on 
the hot plate. I've never eaten it—in fact, I have no need to eat at 
all—but it does look quite delicious. Even Rimuru is looking at the 
humans with envy. 


He doesn't seem to realize that his body is touching the burning 
plate, because it isn't hurting him. Apparently the slime has a resis- 
tance to heat. 


"The individual named Rimuru Tempest possesses resistance to thermal 
fluctuation.” 


So my suspicions were correct. But how did he acquire "Thermal 
Fluctuation Resistance" from being stabbed in the back? I do not un- 
derstand. It makes no sense. 


I would understand "Piercing Resistance", but one does not gain re- 
sistance to thermal fluctuation from being stabbed. The woman with 
him hears his explanation and accepts it at face value, showing her 
own keen mind. Even I, sagacious as I am, cannot follow the thread 
of logic. 


Apparently, the woman hails from the same world from which 
Rimuru came. But unlike Rimuru, she is a complete "otherworlder" 
who made the transition in her own flesh. She was summoned here, 
in fact. And yet, summoning requires a grand ritual with many ar- 
cane requirements, and from the way she describes it, she was sum- 
moned by a lone individual. 


Whoever it is, that summoner must be mighty, indeed. 


I had a hunch about this woman; the stench of trouble seemed to 
hang thick and heavy around her. And my hunch was soon proven 
correct. The summoner who brought her here is one of the very pil- 
lars of the world: the Demon Lord, Leon Cromwell. However, I do 
not know this Lord Leon. 


Some neophyte who appeared during the time that I was sealed in 
that cave, perhaps? One as powerful as I am can maintain knowl- 
edge of the world's power balance, even from behind a magical 
seal. With my Unique Skill "Inquirer," I can collect information even 
while confined by the hero's "Unlimited Imprisonment" curse. But 
sadly, its powers are not infinite. 


The best I could manage was an infrequent influx of limited amounts 
of information. Ultimately, there was little I could do about this. 
Even a top-level being such as a demon lord could not be monitored 
on an individual basis. 


However, if he is a recent arrival to the world, then he surely cannot 
be that great of a threat. Compared to those frequent foes of mine, 
such as the giants and that lady vampire, a newborn demon lord is 
but a trifle. 


That reminds me of the time I destroyed the city built by the vampir- 
ess. She was absolutely livid about it, and I think I might understand 
a sliver of that emotion now. The sight of Rimuru happily creating 
a town with his hobgoblin and dwarf companions made me real- 
ize that I, too, would be furious if it were all torn down. Perhaps 
my past actions were unkind. I might even consider an apology, if I 
should run into her again. 


But back to the topic of the Demon Lord, Leon. The part that con- 
cerns me is his summoning of this woman. Gathering hardy war- 
riors and expanding territory has been a common strategy of all 
demon lords throughout time. Like Rimuru, some of them named 
their subjects, though never with such abandon, considering the risk 
of permanent power loss. 


Instead, the most common tactic is to conscript powerful demons 
to do their bidding. I dare say none of them ever thought of sum- 
moning otherworlders before. From what I recall, the crossing over 
infuses the body with a great rush of magicules. Most die in the pro- 
cess, but those who survive receive a great influx of power to their 
souls, which is then shaped according to their desires. Just as the 
woman named Shizu explained. 


There is no difference between one who crosses out of coincidence, 
and one who crosses in a summons. The problem is that when one 
is summoned by means of a ritual, absolute obedience can be etched 
into the target's soul. 


Naturally, that depends on the intention of the summoner. Assum- 
ing it is a success, the ritual is typically undertaken in the hopes of 
gaining a faithful and powerful servant. This is common to demon 
lords in particular, and yet I do not sense such compulsion from 
Shizu's soul. 


If only I weren't behind this seal, I could analyze the situation in 
more detail... But if my suspicion is correct, then why would Demon 
Lord Leon have summoned her? If he was not seeking a follower, 
then what... 


Hrm?! 


I was shaken from my thoughts as I felt a tremendous aura bloom. 
It was coming from right next to Rimuru—from that Shizu woman. 
And this presence is burning with fierce flames—the presence of a 
higher-order flame spirit! 


As I recognized this, Shizu tossed Rimuru aside. 


No, she did not do so of her own volition. The spirit within her is 
controlling her. 


What a surprising level of synchronization! And even in the face of 
such power, Shizu has the strength of will to defy the spirit's com- 
mand. I suspect that she was able to hold back the inferno raging 
within her to allow Rimuru to escape. 


The barbecue-eating adventurers have noticed something is wrong 
and come to investigate. They're all staring at Shizu in shock. One of 
them even says, "She is the Conqueror of Flames, Shizue Izawa. The 
greatest elementalist alive—she harbors Ifrit inside of her!!" 


Ifrit is considered a threat to humanity, I believe. His menace has 
been categorized as a "calamity," or a "special A-Rank threat," or 
some such. In his current state, Rimuru will likely not fare well 
against a being whose power transcends that of even a greater de- 
mon. 


What? Me? 


Do not associate me with such puny beings. I am known as a "catas- 
trophe": the greatest of all menaces. I am of the most powerful rank 
of all beings; Special S-Rank. 


Kwaaaa ha ha ha! But despite my bold and haughty laughter, I am 
currently helpless. So I have no choice but to stay put and observe 
the battle for now. 


@ INHERITED WILL ® 


The battle has commenced. 


I can see that Ifrit's status as a superior flame spirit is well earned. 
He wields fire with such skill that he might as well be made from fire 
himself. But the biggest shock was the trio of adventurers. Ifrit's each 
and every attack is on the level of a Fireball spell, yet they persist in 
the fight. It seems there is more to them than meets the eye. Rimuru 
must have determined the same, because he is leaving them to their 
own devices and focusing directly on Ifrit. 


Rimuru's first attempt was a Water Blade—a poor choice. He wants 
to damage and neutralize Ifrit, which is wise, but Water Blade will 
do nothing. It merely fizzled and dissipated in an instant. It is a 
high-velocity spray of magicule-infused water, and thus possesses a 
severing effect. It is, therefore, a physical attack power. 


But an elemental is a spiritual being, and is essentially immune to 
physical attacks. Adding spin might increase its power, but none of 
that will have any effect. Even if Ifrit hadn't evaporated the Water 
Blade with his heat, the attack itself would have done nothing. 


Rimuru seems to have learned his lesson. I can feel him running 
through a rapid sequence of questions and answers inside his mind 
in search of a new plan. Conferring with one's own skill is a fascinat- 
ing fighting style. 


"Icicle Lance!" shouts the woman adventurer, while Rimuru consid- 
ers his next move. Ahh, most impressive. That seems to have done 
the trick against Ifrit's body doubles. Sadly, even hundreds of such 
attacks would not finish the fight if they do not hit the main body... 


"Here goes another..." That's Eren, I believe her name was? She 
should have known it was pointless, but she prepared another attack 
on Ifrit. Her companions are backing her up, placing all their hopes 
on this meager chance. Their boldness is admirable. Weak though 


they may be, I enjoy the attitude of these humans. 


Suddenly, Rimuru launches into an unthinkable action. He actually 
rushes forward to protect Ifrit, taking the full brunt of Eren's Icicle 
Lance. 


What is he thinking...? 


But in the next moment, Rimuru shouts, "Icicle Shotgun!" and sprays 
out the Icicle Lance as countless blades. Even I was stunned at this 
development. Rimuru didn't know magic, as far as I was aware, so 
he must have acquired the skill in that moment. 


The spray of ice wiped out all of the [frit copies. This is utter mad- 
ness. 


Ever since the beginning, when my efforts to interface had first been 
blocked, I knew that Rimuru's skills were highly suited to strategy 
and analysis. But after this, I must admit that his ability to analyze is 
at least the equal of my "Inquirer" skill, if not greater. 


Simply stunning. He instantly analyzed the Icicle Lance and made it 
his own, even though his resources have been divided for the pur- 
poses of unlocking my prison. It is impossible not to be amazed. 


He owns "Predator," which can devour anything, and some other, 
mystery skill that can analyze and reuse anything he absorbs... 


Wait. Is it just me...or is this an extraordinarily convenient pairing 
of Unique Skills to have?! The synergistic capabilities of such a pair 
are unfathomable. I cannot imagine its limits. 


Ifrit seems to have realized this as well. His expression has changed, 
and now he brings out his best attack to force a conclusion. 


"Flare Circle..." The widest-area flame attack, perhaps to prevent his 
prey from escaping. But this was a poor choice. It won't work on 
Rimu— 


"Oh, well...[ had a good run." 
What?! For whatever reason, Rimuru seems to believe that he's lost. 
What nonsense! I wish I could lecture him directly and remind him 


that he has Thermal Fluctuation Resistance. 


If it were a concentrated, individual heat attack on Rimuru, he might 
have suffered damage. With enough accumulated damage, he might 


even be defeated. But Ifrit's choice of attack was dispersed over a 
wide range. An attack that an ordinary being might not survive, but 
which is meaningless with Rimuru's resistance. 


This was the reason for your failure, Ifrit. And Rimuru eventually 
realized it. 


"Sorry, Ifrit. Your flames are worthless against me," he said cockily. 


A bold statement from one who was panicked just moments ago. 
That was when Ifrit made his fatal mistake. He let Rimuru's words 
rattle him, and paused. Rimuru seized on the opportunity, sealing 
the spirit's fate. 


His Unique Skill, "Predator," ushered Ifrit into my little domain. I 
believe he was meant to be isolated in his own space, but I was able 
to probe outward with my thoughts and draw him closer. A force- 
ful method, perhaps, but there is no other way that I can have this 
conversation partner. 


"Storm...Dragon..." 


Ifrit was shocked to see me. And now, I have gained a new playmate 
in my stomach prison. 


@ THE UPHEAVAL BEGINS @ 


While I played with Ifrit, Rimuru finished his farewells with the 
woman named Shizu. And in the time that I was looking away, he 
learned how to take human form. 


How regrettable! Why must I divert my attention at such a pivotal 
moment? Perhaps my failing lies in my obsession with the game 
"shogi" that I found in Rimuru's memory and challenged Ifrit to... 


"Please don't blame me for that, Storm Dragon..." 
"I told you to call me Veldora." 


Ifrit is a most stubborn fool. Apparently he was ill-suited to his 
bodily host, the woman named Shizue. 


Not in terms of synchronization, but in terms of their nature, you 
might say. Ifrit worshipped the Demon Lord Leon. Shizue, mean- 
while, held a deep-seated grudge against him. 


Of course these two would not find common purpose. It was Shi- 
zue's skill that kept Ifrit's power bottled up. That speaks to the 
source of her weakness. She was unable to take full advantage of 
Ifrit's mighty powers. If she had been able to share her mind with the 
spirit's, her abilities would have far surpassed such limitations. And 
I doubt she would have reached the end of her life at this moment... 


But because she was not more adept, Rimuru has now inherited Shi- 
zue's will and gained her appearance for his own. I suppose it was 
simply a matter of fate. 


<2 
“ 


The three adventurers happily receive new test equipment from the 
dwarven smiths as they take their leave. It may seem heartless of 
them to rush off so promptly, but that is the way of things. 


The world is a cruel place, and those with the strength to survive 
must set their sights on the future, not the past. One must have the 
strength to accept the life and death of others in order to survive. 
That applies to Rimuru as well. 


He might seem to have gifted them the equipment out of generosity, 
but there is keen calculation behind it. It seems he has chosen this 
course of action out of a desire to build a friendly relationship with 
the humans. 


I agree with his plan. Now that I have gained an interest in the ways 
of the human world, I do not oppose Rimuru in this. And now, his 
new, human form has endowed him with an array of new abilities. 
In all honesty, I am jealous. I wish to take human form and frolic 
amongst them, too. 


I am a spiritual being, so I can take any form I wish...but I have 
never tested it until now. There's no telling if it will go well or not. 
I am unsure. 


I suppose I can just leave the human transforming to Rimuru. That 
unfathomable slime is a creature of endless delights. No doubt he 
has some idea in mind. 


I then sat back and waited, allowing my mind to run wild with pos- 
sibilities. 


To be reincarnated in Volume 3! 


ror, 


é 


ae 


I PREFER THE 
HOURGLASS 
FIGURE, 
MYSELF, 
BUT THIS IS 
A RATHER 
CUNNING 
CHOICE ON 
HIS PART. 


oO 


RIGUR, 
GOBTA. 
WHAT'S 
WITH THE 
FROWNS 


Pe o 


BUT HE 
WAS ALSO 
CRYING 
WHEN 
HE FIRST 
TRANS- 
FORMED 
INTO A 
HUMAN 


MUST'VE 
BEEN REAL 
HARD TO 
EAT SHIZU 
LIKE THAT... 





WE 
WERE JUST 
TRYING 
TO FIGURE 
OUT WHY 
YOU WERE 
CRY— 








LIST OF 
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 


AITHOR: 
fuse-Gensel 


ASSISTANTS: 

Taku Arao-san 
corres { Takuya Nishida-an 
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Hino-6an 
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And You! 


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CAN'T TELL 
THEM THE 
SORROW I 
FELT WHEN 


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AFTERINOED from the author, Fuse 


Well, well, we've made it to the second volume of the manga adaptation of That Time 
I Got Reincarnated as a Slime! | was afraid of the reaction for Volume 1, given that it 
had no heroine, but I'm glad to see that most people accepted it. It seems like some 
folks read the manga, then were interested enough to check out the online and print 
versions of my original novels, which is just wonderful! As those who have read both 
can tell you, there are actually significant differences between the online and print 
editions. If those can be different despite being written by the same person (that 
would be me), then naturally the manga will also be different. There are alterations 
here and there to the sequence of events and other fine details. Don't think of them 


as a major issue, though. Just laugh off anything that seems odd. 
"The online version is just a rough plot!!" 


That's the excuse I often tell myself. Sure, the major movements should be the same, 
but it's fine for the little details to change! At our very first planning meeting, I told 
Kawakami-sensei that it's perfectly fine to draw things as you see fit, up to a point. 
We do have significant meetings before every chapter, however! The print version is 
the fundamental base we start with, but my hope as the creator is for the manga and 
novel to be distinctly different things. My role in the manga adaptation, as the story 
creator, is simply to ensure that there aren't jarring discrepancies. Not so that the 
stories are exactly the same, but perhaps to preserve the feel of the novel in a differ- 
ent medium. As long as you readers don't react like, "This is all wrong!" then I con- 
sider it a success. There will be enjoyable features of the manga version that aren't in 


the novels, so I just hope that I don't get in the way of that. 


OOO 


So that's my afterword for this volume. I really had a lot of fun rereading this book 
and spotting all of Kawakami-sensei's little original touches. It's too bad that I can't 
go overboard in gushing about the end result, or else it'll sound like I'm singing my 
own praises! Now that Rimuru has a human form at last, the story's about to get 
into the real meat of things. Please do check out the next volume of That Time I Got 


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WISH I 
COULD 
HAVE SAID 
MY FINAL 
GOODBYES. |} 


SHIZU SAID 
THAT SHE 
WAS GLAD 
SHE HAD FUN 
ADVENTURING 
WITH YOU ON 
HER FINAL 
JOURNEY. 


HUH? 
HEY, WHY 
ARE YOU 
STARING 


I'M 
SORRY, 
EREN. 

I REALIZE 
THIS MIGHT 
NOT SIT 
RIGHT 
WITH 
YOU. 


THOUGH 
SHE ALSO 
SAID YOU 
MIGHT NOT 


TALENTED 
BUNCH SHE'D 
EVER SEEN... | 














BLAMING 
THAT 
DROPPED 


yA 
ON ME ARE 
OUT OF 
NOWHERE! ?P 
IT WASN'T 
MY FAULT! 











WELZ, 
YOU FELL 
INTO THAT 
PIT TRAP 

WAS THE OTHER 
BECAUSE DAY, 
DIDN'T 
YOUP: 
SOME 

THIEF 
you 
ARES 




















IF 
ANYTHING, 
THEY WERE 

RELYING ON 

HER HELP A 
LITTLE TOO = \O 

MUCH. 











Y'KNOW, 
BICKERING 
SU/TS THEM 
A LOT MORE 
THAN QUIET 
MOURNING. 








AND 















IT WAS 
YOU 
SEEP AND AFTER SHIZU WHO 
ee ae THAT POINT TOOK THAT 
ALL MY SHE HELPED SEs 
FAULT! ME SEARCH Cre ie) 
FOR TRAPS REMEMBER 

















































WELL... 
I SUPPOSE 
IT'S TIME 
WE GOT ON 
OUR WAY. 


WE NEED TO 
REPORT OUR 
FINDINGS ON 
THIS FOREST 
TO THE GM... 
AND ABOUT 
WHAT 
HAPPENED 
WITH SHIZU, 


IT'S O 
CALLED THE eg 


FREE UNION. 
PRETTY MUCH ALL 
ADVENTURERS 
ARE AFFILIATED 
WITH IT. 





YOU'RE 
LEAVING 
ro) 


GM? 
I GUESS 
HE'S 
YOU'RE TALKING 
INA ABOUT 
HIS 
GUILD- 
MASTER. 





WE'LL 
TELL THE 
GUILD- 
MASTER 
ABOUT 
YOU TOO, 
RIMURU. 











WORRY— 
WE'RE 
NOT 
GOING 
TO SAY 
ANYTHING 
BAD ABOUT 
THIS PLACE, 
OF COURSE. 


IF 
THERE'S 


ANYTHING 
YOU NEED, 
YOU 
SHOULD 
PAY THE 
GUILD 
A VISIT. 



















































































































































































































































































WHAT DID 
YOU NEED 
ME TO... 


YOU MIND 
GOING 
INTO YOUR 
HUMAN 
FORM ONE 
LAST TIME, 
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ADVENTURING 
TOGETHER! 






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... THAT THESE 
WERE THE 
COMPANIONS 
SH/ZU HAD 
FOR HER 
FINAL 
JOURNE™” 





























BY THE 
WAY, 
YOUR 
GEAR IS 
FALLING 
APART. 


MASTER-_ A 
pDIECES PARTING 


FROM = GIFT. 


OUR 
CRAFTS- 
MEN. 





WAIT, 
KAIJIN, | _ | =F 





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GUESS THE 
SS OWARVES 
A human a ARE MORE 
treasure. | a FAMOUS 
THAN I 
REALIZED. 















THEIR 
HARDINESS 


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J AS AN 
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| TO ME. 


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AFTER ONE 
LAST ROUND 
OF EXCITED 
CHATTER TO 
DISPEL THE/R 
SADNESS, 
THE TRIO 
LEFT. 








































































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SHOULD 
TAKE THIS 
MOMENT 
TO DO 
SOME 
TESTING. 












































I DON’T 
KNOW 
WHAT 
MIGHT 
HAPPEN 
IN THE 







































ASA 
FORMER 
HUMAN 
MYSELF, 
IT'S GREAT 
TO HAVE 
LIMBS 
AGAIN. 


THE 
MIMICKING 
PROCESS 
FEELS 
REALLY 
SMOOTH 


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MEANS My 

I DON’T 
NEED SENSE OF 






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muacic TENG 






LOOKING 
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MY OWN : 







EYES AGAIN 
MAKES MY SURROUND- 
FIELD OF INGS 






VISION FEEL ANYMORE. 


NARROWER. 






IT HURTS 
NOT TO 
HAVE A 
MIRROR 
TO USE, 

THOUGH... 























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“BODY 
DOUBLE,” 
HAVE BEEN 
ANALYZED. 




























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I REALLY 










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'e ISN'T A 
SINGLE 
THING 
ABOUT 
THIS THAT 
LOOKS 
LIKE THE 
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BEAUTIFUL 


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SURE I AK \\\ I REALLY 
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INTERSEX... 
NO, 
SEXLESS. 





153 


I WASN'T 
THINKING 
ABOUT /T AT 
THE TIME, 
BUT NOWI'M 
GUESSING 
THAT I WAS 
SEXLESS WHILE 
MIMICKING THE 
SNAKE AND 
WOLF, TOO. 


WELL, 
THAT'S FINE. 
I WASN'T 
EITHER SEX 
AS A SLIME 
IN THE FIRST 
PLACE. 


ACTUALLY HM 
I DON'T RECALL =P 
A HUGE CLOUD 
OF BLACK MIST 
WHEN I WAS 
TRANSFORMING 
THIS TIME... 












ANSHER: 













WHEN MIMICKING 
vie INTO A TARGET 
LARGER THAN 
teeta THE HOST. 
GENERATED =: BLACK MIST 
= IS USED TO 
MAKE UP THE 





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MAGICULES. DIFFERENCE. 

























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GROWING V7 
INTO Le 
MORE 


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SHOULD 
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DOUBLE... 






























KINDA 
ANDROGY- 











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157 








MAKING /[T 
FEMININE 
JUST 
INCREASES 
THE 
RESEM- 
BLANCE 
TO SH/ZU. 
MAKES 
ME FEEL 





AS 
WELL AS 
A MAN 


AND 
WOMAN 












THE LAST 
REGRET 
WE/GHING 
ON SHIZL'S 
MIND 
WAS THE 
THOUGHT 
OF HER 
PUPILS. 








FIVE 
CHILDREN, 
WHOM 
I SAW 
IN THAT 
FORTUNE- 
TELLING 
VISION... 





BUT 

I HAVE 

GUESS NO IDEA 

THE ONLY WHERE 
SUPPOSE OPTION I MIGHT 
Ve es \, “sro FIND AdL 
pees SEARCH OF THEM. 

| FOR 


PLACE TO : 
START. Y /NFORMA- 





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AND 


MEAN- 
THERE'S wale 















































LEON 
CROMWELL. 



























And so the 
slime named 
Rimuru 
inherited 
the desires 
and form of 
a human 
woman. 





PREPARE 
YOUR- [~~ 
SELF, 
SCUM- 


Meanwhile, 


the world 
was zz 
IN THAT £ Pa 
on the brink SMUG, _ 
of an age HAND- | - 
of great SOME of 


FACE. a 





upheaval... 










































































ONE DAY, 
THE ENTIRE 
GREAT 
FOREST OF 
JURA WILL 
BE WITHIN 
YOUR 
CLUTCHES, 
AND YOU 
WILL BE 
KNOWN AS 
THE "ORC 










DISASTER." 











YOUR 
NAME 
WILL BE 
GELD. 











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