Falfa is in a bit of a situation in the ninth episode of I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level, so naturally Azusa sets out to sort that out.
Chronologically in the light novel, the events of this episode actually take place before the previous one. The chapters adapted here are “My Daughter Was Stuck as a Slime” and “We Turned My Daughter Back into a Human”. That also happens to sum up the events of this episode, but of course there’s a lot of fun stuff going on, too.
Also kind of limits me to what I can use for the title of this post, since I’ve been borrowing chapter titles from the light novel…
Since this episode is adapting two chapters, it can stick fairly close to the light novel. Granted, we do miss out on things like Azusa retaining her memories of computers, but that isn’t such a big deal. What’s important is Falfa, and the various characters introduced who help towards getting her turned back to normal.
This is where we see quite a difference between light novel and anime translations. Intelligent Slime is called Smart Slime in the light novel, and abbreviated as SS.
Intelligent Slime’s communication method is amusing, and even more so with the backspace “key”. That gets me every time.
Whilst I’m not bothered by Intelligent/Smart Slime, I do feel Crunchyroll’s translations of the other slime characters are a little weak. Magician Slime is called Wizard Slime in the light novel, and Azusa gives her the moniker Wizly. I prefer Wizly to Magie, because contains elements of the words “wizard” and “slime”. Magie doesn’t really contain any reference to slime.
The third and final Slime introduced in this episode is Fighter Slime, AKA Fightie. Her name in the light novel is translated as Fighsly. Again, I prefer the light novel name. Still amusing how her name matches up to Azusa’s naming sense, though.
The quest to return Falfa to normal leads to Azusa entering a martial arts tournament. In the light novel, her opponents get a bit more time to speak and make an impression, before being swiftly defeated. The anime gives them even less time, but that’s because the main draw of the tournament is not Fighsly, but a rematch.
Beelzebub used the tournament as a way to fight Azusa again, this time without any unexpected barriers. She enters under the name Belzie, although the light novel opts for Beelz.
We get to learn about Azusa’s rather unique style of combat. It’s pretty amusing.
Fightie also has new prospects open up for her, courtesy of Beelzebub being unable to say not to Falfa and Shalsha. Lots of fun stuff in this episode, even if a few names are a little bit off of what I’m used to.
Good use of the OST in this episode, too. I’ll never tire of hearing it.
Yet another enjoyable episode.