While the previous episode was pretty amusing, this one was filled with even more fan service in my opinion.
It starts off with Rimuru and the Dwarf King, Gazel Dwargo, mixing a bit of business with pleasure. They talk politics and gossip a little, and if you think that’s boring, well, I’d agree. It’s not the most exciting material. Which is probably why we see Shion lighten the mood a bit with her antics. Seems Shion can’t hold her liquor (unlike the way Albis and Suphia did in the last ep). I have to admit, I found it pretty unprofessional of her as a secretary to take part in drinking during a meeting between two national rulers, which is why Shuna gets embarrassed. This is especially 100% unacceptable in Japanese business culture! But fortunately for us, TenSura is an anime and not real life, where it’s okay to appreciate silly missteps.
During this meeting we also get an appearance from Milim! Finally! Well, sort of. A cute image of her appears because she’s temporarily a topic of discussion between the two leaders. At the end of the day, the most important outcome of the meeting is that Rimuru has strengthened his ties to the nation of Dwargon, and Gazel is greatly impressed with Rimuru’s achievements.
But that was a 1-on-1 meeting. Rimuru doesn’t feel quite so comfortable when he addresses hundreds of Dwargon’s citizens. In his address, he refers to Tempest as a nation of monsters, and he wants Dwargon’s people to see him and his nation as friendly and trustworthy. I thought his speech was great, but Gazel later lectured him on being far too humble. Others may see Rimuru as a weak leader. I think he should have performed a display of his monstrous magical power first, then given his speech. That would have been the best of both worlds.
With all those formalities done, Rimuru finally gets to have his reunion with the elf hostesses at Butterflies of the Night! I was very happy we got to see the busty elves again. We get plenty of fan service in this scene, as did Rimuru from the blonde elf. And the party was bigger this time with Gobta and other goblins joining the bar veterans, Kaijin and the other dwarves. Of course, all this fun came at a price. Our waifu characters Shuna and Shion weren’t told about these escapades by Rimuru, and you better believe they were angry when they found out! Rimuru’s punishment? Eating Shion’s cooking for a week. Oof.
Elsewhere, the mysterious Myulan introduces herself to Youm’s group and requests to work together. She basically wins her way into the group by kicking Youm’s butt in a battle. Could this be the start of romantic sparks between the two characters? We’ll have to wait and see!
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