(*Note: The review of episode 13 is copy-pasted from when I reviewed it for The Summer 2021 Preview Guide. The episode 14 and 15 portion of the review is completely new.)
When last we left our slime hero, he’d just killed 20,000 men, committed a dark ritual to become a demon lord, resurrected his lost friends, and set free a world-ending threat from its eternal prison. This first episode of the second half of the season is all about the fallout of his actions—both the intended and unintended.
After all the stress and drama of the past half season, it makes sense that the first thing the people of Tempest do is throw a party—one that begins with the introduction of Valdora to the population. Luckily, Rimuru’s friendship with Milim allows the people to take this in stride. From there it’s a return to some classic jokes—namely Shion’s cooking skills (as…