I was reading through my December coy of Otaku USA when I got to the manga section. I came across a new manga series called “That time I got reincarnated as Slime”. We have all seen the anime series Sword Art Online; A series about a group of people who were trapped in a video game. They survived for two years. Another series called In another World with my Smartphone is about a man who is killed by accident by God and is sent to another world to live out the rest of his life.
That time I got reincarnated as a slim is a mix of both. The protagonist Mikami, a middle aged man with no life to speak of, is killed and reincarnated in a videogame as slime monster. What could he have done to be reincarnated in a punching bag for newbie gamers? Well Mikami starts out not being able to see or talk. He starts out trying to figure out what he is. Once he does he isn’t too happy about it.
He tries to eat a plant and it dissolves in him. He gets used to this and even becomes a little happy with his new life. He even starts to hear a voice. This is where he finds out he is in a video game like world. He starts to develop abilities as he goes. Small ones like, being able to digest plants and gaining some power from them. Another power he develops water propulsion. He falls into a lake and tries to spit water to move his body. He ends up shooting himself out of the lake and against a wall.
At this point our hero starts to hear another voice. This one different from the last; this one tells him he can help him see. All he has to do is what he is told. So like a good little slim he does what he is told and he gets his sight. When he looks around to see who helped him get his sight he is confronted by a dragon. That’s where the manga ends in the Otaku USA magazine. You will have to pick up a copy to see what happens next. You can pick up a copy of it here. https://www.rightstufanime.com/search?keywords=that%20time%20i%20got%20reincarnated%20as%20a%20slime