There’s a few different things going on in the eighth episode of I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level: cookies, a barbecue and a fake witch. This episode takes us into the third volume of the light novel series.
We start with what I can only describe as a taste of the “The Cookie Bake-Off” chapter from the light novel. Whilst Laika and Flatorte do compete by baking cookies, in the light novel the competition actually becomes quite the event. The end result is the same, although this episode comes to that a little later on.
This episode then goes ahead and skips two chapters from the light novel. However, judging by certain characters appearing in the opening credits, we’ll be getting them a little later on. For now, we have to settle for the “We Threw a Barbecue Party” chapter.
Which is fine by me, because Flatorte is pretty much the star of the show here. Her behaviour regarding her clothes is exactly the same in the light novel, manga and anime. Sure enough, I found all three instances to be hilarious.
On that note, Flatorte may be naked, but it is definitely played more for laughs than anything else. Of course it is fanservice as well, which is fine by me.
The light novel goes into a little more detail about the fight against the boars, but it doesn’t take a genius to figure out how that little scuffle ends. A level 99 witch, two dragons and a ghost is an OP party, after all.
After cooking the boars, two more guests join Azusa and company. Actually, they were the women that Flatorte happened upon earlier on in the episode. Beelzebub sure has a penchant for just showing up whenever she wants; I’m sure some out there are more than happy about that.
One thing I’m a little sad about the anime not adapting is Rosalie possessing Flatorte to try some boar meat (whilst Flatorte is still naked). Oh well, guess that’s something only light novel readers get to experience.
The episode then goes back to the “The Cookie Bake-Off” chapter, with both dragons claiming their prize: sleeping in the same bed as Azusa.
In the light novel, the prospect actually excites both Laika and Flatorte so much that they can’t get a wink of sleep – including a lot of tail wagging from Flatorte. I’m a little sad they didn’t adapt that cute little detail.
Hey, you ever wanted to be berated by Aoi Yuuki? Oh boy, this episode of I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level has exactly what you’re looking for. This scene plays out the same way in the light novel.
This comes from the “A Fake Witch of the Highlands Appeared” chapter, and Azusa goes all S in order to acquire information about this impostor. Before that, though, she has a strategy meeting with her family, with some pretty hilarious suggestions about what they should do about the impostor.
The impostor is a cute girl, of course. Bet you would have never guessed that one. The anime leaves out the detail of someone really hoping the fake is undead. A strange detail to point out maybe, but I have my reasons.
Anyways, Eno is hella cute.
This episode goes on to adapt the “We Helped the Witch” chapter from the light novel, which involves helping Eno sell Mandragora pills.
Another enjoyable episode. I’ve seen people saying that they wanted more Laika, and I hope that this episode satisfied them. With the sheer number of new characters being introduced, she did kind of get pushed into the background a bit. Flatorte’s addition to the family really certainly was a boon for the red dragon.
Flatorte was a lot of fun in this episode, too.
Whilst there are probably people out there not too happy about this not being a 1:1 adaptation of the light novel, I’m actually pretty happy with what is being presented to us. It is a good representation of what the light novel offers, and maybe it can even encourage a few people to pick up the source material. They’re in for a treat if they do.
This show is maintaining a tight grip on my top spot this season, and I doubt that’s going to change much any time soon.