Lots of interesting stuff happening in the eighth volume of Kisetsu Morita’s I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level light novel series. Certain characters experience growth, and not only physically.
I’ve been killing slimes for 300 years – and now I’ve broken the level cap?!
I never needed to be this strong – all I did was fight a goddess! But life in this world is challenging no matter what your level is. Sandra shot up into a young woman pretty enough to make me jealous, I got lost on a deserted island, a “human” (who is definitely not a human) came to repay a favour, and Pecora discovered… livestreaming?!
Stick around at the end of this volume for “Food for an Elf,” dealing with President Halkara’s quest to find the perfect restaurant!
Just a quick reminder that the I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level light novels are told from a first person perspective. Usually from Azusa’s point of view, but there are times when Beelzebub or, as is the case with this volume, Halkara takes the lead.
This volume starts with Sandra experiencing a sudden growth spurt, and then goes on to escalate towards Azusa doing battle with a goddess. Turns out she is capable of going even further beyond, albeit with a little divine intervention.
Things settle down a little more after that point, with ghosts stories told by actual ghosts, and an unexpected trip to a (not quite) deserted island.
What I found most entertaining from this volume, though, would have to be the demons putting the ancient magic of the Thursa Thursa Kingdom to use. An arcade pops up in the demon lands, and then later on the world suddenly has live streamers.
It’s a cultural revolution for said world, though Azusa is pretty familiar with what is going on there. It also ends up extending beyond the demons.
A streamer named Pecora (OK, spelt slightly differently) feels awfully familiar to me, though…
This volume also contains the Food for an Elf spin-off, in which Halkara gets to be the protagonist for a short while. It focuses on her trips to various restaurants, and her experiences there. It’s some pretty fun spin-off stuff.
There’s never a dull moment with I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level, and this volume in particular introduces some pretty interesting changes to the world. The humour is spot-on for me. Of course that is a subjective topic, but I definitely get plenty of laughs when I read these light novels.
The number of light novel series I’ve been reading has been steadily increasing, but I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level still stands up as one of my all time favourites.