The sixth volume of Kisetsu Morita’s I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level once again has us seeing more of Azusa’s everyday life with her family. The Witch of the Highlands and her family go on a few trips in this particular volume.
I’ve been single for 300 years – why stop now?
My slow life (mis)adventures just won’t stop. Natalie wanted me to go to a mixer with her to help find her a husband (and we did have a wedding, just not the kind you’d expect), Laika participated in a martial arts tournament, and we even went to visit Halkara’s family! Our beach trip in the south was a nice break, though…
(And Beelzebub is back with more stories from her early days as the minister of agriculture! Who knew demons could be such a headache?!)
Just a reminder that these light novels are written in a first person perspective from Azusa’s point of view.
This volume kicks off with some mother-daughter bonding thanks to a certain spirit, and then we get a few chapters that lead up to what could possibly be one of the most adorable events from any of the Killing Slimes… light novels.
Naturally, Falfa and Shalsha are at the centre of that event. Said event is something that would had never happened if Azusa didn’t accompany Natalie to a mixer, though that wasn’t exactly successful.
Ultimately, though Azusa got something very good out of that whole situation.
These light novels have both endearingly cute and side-splittingly funny moments, and an example of the latter is provided with Laika entering the aforementioned tournament. Joining her is Fighsly, though the two have a rather unorthodox thing going on when they enter said tournament.
Any good piece of Japanese media (and probably some bad ones, too) will almost certainly have a beach episode sooner or later, and Killing Slimes… is no exception to that.
The beginning of the volume has a few colour illustrations, and one of them shows Azusa, Halkara and Flatorte in swimsuits. The whole family gets involved on that particular outing, but the only other illustration for that particular chapter is of the jellyfish spirit, Curalina.
A trip to a fishing village, and then the beach is followed with a trip to Halkara’s hometown, where Azusa and family gets to meet Halkara’s family. Halkara’s family are kind of incredible, though perhaps not in a good way.
Also in this volumes are two more chapters of I Was a Bottom-Tier Bureaucrat for 1500 Years, and the Demon King Made Me a Minister. That is where Beelzebub gets to take centre stage, and the two chapters in here focus on key points of Beezlebub’s career where she became stronger. We also get an idea of why the Demon King made Beelzebub the minister of agriculture – something that would happen to come up again in the main story with Azusa.
As ever I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level is just a lot of fun to read. I’ve said this before, but anyone who enjoyed the family dynamic between Miss Kobayashi, Tohru and Kanna in Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid will probably find a lot to like with the Killing Slimes… light novels.
So what I’m saying is that Killing Slimes… is effectively a family slice-of-life comedy, and I absolutely adore it. Wonderful stuff.