I recently acquired the fourth volume of Kisetsu Morita’s I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level light novel series, and I have finished reading through it. As such, I shall now share my thoughts on said volume.
Why do strange things always seem to happen to me?
I’ve lived in this world killing slimes for three hundred years… so how did I turn into a little kid?! I bet it was those mushrooms Halkara cooked… And now everyone in my family is trying to coddle me! Please cut it out! Not only that, but I have traveling minstrels, a World Spirit Summit, and even a demon music festival to worry about… Still, I’m not giving up on my laid-back life!
First up, just a quick reminder that I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level is told from a first person perspective. All the events that happen in the story revolved around Azusa, Witch of the Highlands, as she is the main character.
This volume kicks off with Azusa turning into a little kid, which results in her family doting on her. It’s a pretty fun scenario, and it leads to Azusa venturing out with leviathan sisters Fatla and Vania to find a cure. Whilst Azusa and her family are an excellent group of characters, it is nice to see things change up from time to time.
The main event in this volume, though, would have to be the introduction of traveling minstrel Schifanoia. Her introduction leads into Azusa and family attending a demon music festival, though there is a quick detour before that.
Azusa, Laika and Flatorte venture to the blue dragon village, as Flatorte is feeling homesick. Any hope of a nice quiet visit quickly goes up in smoke, particularly as blue dragons are well known for loving to fight – and when someone as powerful as the Witch of the Highlands shows up, they aren’t going to pass on that opportunity. A certain red dragon joins in on that, too.
For me, though, the aforementioned demon music festival has to be the highlight of this volume – in fact, pretty much almost everything involving Schifanoia is a lot of fun. Schifanoia is great, but Beezlebub and Pecora also have some great opportunities to shine as well.
The festival is followed up with Azusa gaining the nickname ‘Witch of the Pastries’, and a World Spirit Summit. By the end of this volume of I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level, Azusa’s family has grown a little bigger.
Some familiar faces introduced in previous volumes also have appearances in this volume; it’s nice to see what they have been up to since Azusa’s first meeting with them. Oh, and there is also some slime killing in this volume as well. A lot of times, it feels like a piece of media begins a story with a certain concept and just abandons after some time. Not here, though – killing slimes is very much part of Azusa’s routine.
I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level continues to be an enjoyable read about Azusa, the Witch of the Highlands, and her everyday life with her family. A delightful slice of life experience.