Azusa has plenty more going on in her supposedly laid back life in the ninth volume of Yusuke Shiba’s manga adaptation of I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level. There’s school, dungeon exploration and the return of the Witch’s House Café.
This volume contains chapters forty-seven to fifty-one.
At this point, Azusa’s just about given up on her slow, laid-back life. After all, with a house full of elves, dragons, spirits, and now plants, every day is a new adventure. So it’s time for Azusa to enjoy each wild escapade to the fullest!
Plenty of fun stuff going on in this volume of I’ve Been Killing Slimes…, but that pretty much is true of every volume of the manga – and the light novels, too. We start with Azusa sending Falfa, Shalsha and Sandra to school, and then move on to Azusa, Laika, Flatorte and Beelzebub exploring a dungeon.
Yufufu also makes a return, and certain circumstances lead to her playing the role of mother to both Azusa and Sandra.
Then we get to the Witch’s House Café, and honestly, those two chapters that focus on that might just be my favourite.
Something about them just really encompasses what makes I’ve Been Killing Slimes… so much fun. Every character introduced so far gets to do something, and there’s this amazing sense of camaraderie between them. It’s conveyed well in this manga adaptation.
The last chapter, in particular, could be a finale – something that Yusuke Shiba even acknowledges in the afterword. It’s not, though: the manga adaptation will continue on. It’s certainly a fantastic point to end on, though.
I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level is such a joy to experience, no matter what form it takes. I love the light novels, I love the anime, and I love the manga. Whilst every chapter in this volume of the manga is great, the Witch’s House Café is arguably one of the strongest. Referring to the afterword again, Yusuke Shiba mentions how this volume is filled with all the good parts of the series – and I am inclined to agree.
I adore this series so much, and I will always be happy to recommend checking it out. The original light novel, the anime, the manga… doesn’t matter which one. Well worth experiencing.