That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Visions of Coleus Extends the Past with a Burst of Extraordinary Characters

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Visions of Coleus brings a fantastic new snippet of events that explores the past and teases the future.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Visions of Coleus is a fantastic snippet of events that brings a new layer into the frame. The latest OAD for the popular anime series has landed the 3-episode extension on Crunchyroll, featuring a never-before-seen event. Despite being released late, the new installment is a wonderful little prequel for the 1st movie and episodes from Season 2. An enlightening new spotlight is placed on known characters before their official debut, along with some new faces for anime fans to be introduced to.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Visions of Coleus was released on October 31, 2023. The anime is starting its 10th-anniversary celebration, with the release now 2 Seasons in and another debuting next year. The start of 2023 saw the debut of the first movie, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: The Movie – Scarlet Bond, which continued from Season 2 events and introduced an array of characters in the Kingdom of Raja. The movie also featured the first main appearance of another Primordial Demon, Violet, who even fought against Rimuru’s latest subordinate, Diablo.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Visions of Coleus Brings a Hidden Chapter Adding a Greater Link to Series & Movie

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The latest OAD for That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime is a joyous prequel that happens before the devastating attack that leads Rimuru to become a Demon Lord. The continuity takes place before Episode 28 featured in Season 2 and provides a great prequel tease to That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: The Movie – Scarlet Bond. The release also includes an earlier debut for both Vampire Demon Lord, Valentine, and the purple Primordial Demon, Violet. The 3-episode OAD also brings new characters within the newly introduced Kingdom of Coleus, with even more teased during the conclusion.

New Chapter Extends Relations within A Whole New Location 

Slime finally provided an interesting new vibe with a desert-themed Kingdom, adding a great spark to interactive events. Although most of the focus was on Rimuru, it was great to see that Ranga, Benimaru, and Souei were given delightful yet light roles in the story. It was also interesting to see Rimuru change his appearance by becoming Satoru as an alias, which he has never done before. It also provided a great foundation to Rimuru giving a body to Veldora, since he created clones of himself to help with his mission.

The kingdom of Coleus also brought forth a new aesthetic to the anime series, instead of just a new location. The Arabian style of the area created a fresh view of the story since most locations often used a woods landscape. This change in aesthetic, also made the general lore stand out greatly and created anticipation despite the short duration of events. As the main plot surrounded the war between two brothers, the location also mystified the direction in which the story would take.

New Faces Encountering Earlier Debuts 

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There are some great new characters introduced from the Kingdom of Coleus, which include First Prince Souther, Second Prince Aslan, and Princess Zenobia. The episodes provide a great drama within the family leaving viewers guessing who the adversary could be until the very end. Both Chiffon and Barack Amadi were great doorway characters into the event, but it was Gustav who gave the story a good foe to hate. Aside from the expected authoritative demeanor from them, Zenobia was given a refreshing ability that voided any attempt at deceiving her. This allowed for an instant connection and pure interaction between her and Rimuru, with a twist of humor.

The use of Valentine and Violet brought an unexpected interaction between both characters, which extended the lore and story already released. Due to the order of the release, the debuts for these characters did feel a bit late and would have worked better as a tease for their official debuts. It was great to see a faction of Valentine in action but also enlightening to discover she knew Violet. As Violet was primarily featured in the 1st movie, her debut felt a little out of place as even Diablo had yet to appear. Generally, was a fantastic teaser for other plans she may have aside from Towa and her kingdom, plus even teased other Primordial Demon characters yet to appear.

Satisfying Action and Humour Surround Forced War 

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Although for a short time, Paul was a great addition to the story as comic relief, which continued to showcase in his various scenes. There were many moments of humor featured between Rimuru and other characters, but they were delivered well as the story unfolded. This often included Rimuru’s reactions, which also felt like the expressed reaction of the viewer. The action itself was fantastic in terms of the spy and espionage aesthetic, but the best feature was seeing Rimuru infiltrate the Princess’s room as a slime. Generally, the best combat featured in the short release was the fight between Valentine and Violet as it was visually enjoyable, despite being brief.

Notice: Final Overview of OAD

After such a long wait since the movie, this small piece of content was a joy to dive into via Crunchyroll. The end of the OAD teased the events that fans have already enjoyed but ultimately gave us a nice selection of new characters. It was great to see a little more of both Violet and Valentine, but the release on Crunchyroll confused some fans of the series. Generally, it was a spark of new experiences since it gave a new take on Rimuru’s experience and a new location to enjoy that links to both the movie and 2nd Season events. It will be exciting to see if these new key characters will reappear when season 3 debuts as many left a reasonable impression.

For an incredible little chapter and introducing a new land of characters, we give That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Visions of Coleus a score of 6 out of 10.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Visions of Coleus is available on Crunchyroll, featuring all 3 episodes of the OAD. Season 3 of the anime series is coming to the platform in Spring 2024, with more announcements coming soon.

What do you think of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Visions of Coleus? Did you love the new characters in the 3-episode OAD? Are you excited for the upcoming Season 3? Let us know on social media and keep following The Illuminerdi for more anime and reviews.


Source: Crunchyroll


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Bryn Darby

Long time fan of Tokusatsu fan since Power Rangers was first released in the 90s. Whereas most Superhero fans grew up with DC Comics and Marvel, my childhood was surrounded by releases from Saban Entertainment such as Beetleborgs, along with anime, and other various fads of the generation. Anime is also a great passion with Digimon, That Time I Was Reincarnated As A Slime, and Demon Slayer being significant favorites. It was the love of both Power Rangers and Digimon that led to the path of becoming a Senior Writer for The Illuminerdi.