WARNING: The next comprises spoilers for Episode 48 of That Time I Bought Reincarnated as a Slime, now streaming on Crunchyroll.
Rimuru continues to battle his archenemy, Demon Lord Clayman, in the midst of Walpurgis as the opposite Demon Lords watch. Rimuru, Milim and Veldora have a transparent benefit, however Clayman fights on, pondering of his Harlequin allies who rely upon him.
Rimuru has lately gained huge political expertise, and he wants all of it to barter with the Demon Lords and seem reputable to them. Defeating Clayman will solely achieve this a lot good; Rimuru should observe up and show himself a real chief amongst monsters and demons. That features his skill to suppose up inventive names.
Rimuru offers the ultimate blow to Clayman with the Beelzebub spell, and with Clayman gone, the council of ten has a free spot. Man Crimson welcomes Rimuru to the council as its latest member, and nobody objects. Amongst these demons, reveals of power imply the whole lot, and the demons even have a “mind my own business” mentality. None of them see match to oppose Rimuru’s surprising rise to energy — not even Leon Cromwell, one in every of Rimuru’s rivals. Then, two extra spots grow to be vacant on the final minute.
Demon Lord Frey, the harpy queen, steps down and requests a place as Demon Lord Milim’s subordinate, and Milim reluctantly accepts. Demon Lord Carrion follows go well with, and Milim protests till Carrion asks her to take accountability for her harmful rampage within the Animal Kingdom by accepting him as her latest subordinate and ally. Milim accepts, feeling nervous about all her new duties. Milim has beforehand been a carefree loner, however she now has an influence bloc of her personal, turning into a miniature Rimuru Tempest in political phrases. Quickly, she should show her capabilities as a pacesetter and diplomat.
The council now has eight members, and Veldora the storm dragon recommends that Rimuru give the council a brand new identify, to which Man Crimson agrees. Rimuru faces his first problem because the council’s latest member — he should conceive of a reputation that pleases all the opposite Demon Lords or danger disappointing them. He names the council the Octogram, or an eight-star constellation of demons, and the Demon Lords settle for the identify. Rimuru will get one other shock when Demon Lord Roy Valentine is uncovered as a faux: the actual one is Luminus Valentine, who was posed as a maid. She resents being outed so instantly however takes it in stride.
Rimuru has extra political energy and affect than ever earlier than as an Octogram member, together with a brand new set of allies and enemies to contemplate. Milim proves herself a stronger ally than ever, with Frey and Carrion to again her up, and most different Demon Lords seem impartial with Rimuru, together with Luminus the vampire.
In distinction, Rimuru and Leon Cromwell might quickly come to blows over Rimuru’s efforts to dam future isekai summoning, in addition to Cromwell’s position in Shizu’s isekai life and her position as Ifrit’s host. Rimuru additionally nonetheless has the Western Holy Church to confront, and probably Hinata Sakaguchi, to not point out the scheming Yuuki Kagurazaka. Rimuru has triumphed over Clayman, however his quest continues into a brand new period, and new challenges nonetheless lie forward.