Manga Monday: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Trinity in Tempest Vol. 1

Series: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Trinity in Tempest
Writer/Artist: Taeo Tono
Creator: Fuse
Character Design: Mitz Vah
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Released: November 3, 2021
Received: NetGalley

Do you love the series That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime and want to see more of the many characters revolving around the main one? Or are you like me, where you want to give the series a try but are looking for a low-key entry point? Either way, be sure to check out That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Trinity in Tempest Vol. 1.

Rimuru the slime has created a fantastic country for all beings. Visiting this country, we’ll find three guests: Phos the fox girl (on a mission, naturally), Stella the dragon girl (a Millim fan to her core), and Nemu the winged girl (a very sleepy harpy).

Trinity in Tempest Vol. 1 is essentially a series of side quests set in the same world (and city) of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime. It’s cute and fun, and I imagine the perfect stopgap for those stuck waiting between seasons (or volume, what have you).

Honestly, it made me really want to give the main series (both manga and anime) a try – which is exactly what I was hoping for! So you better believe that it is getting added to the list, and as soon as I have time, I’ll be delving in.

I really enjoyed these short stories from Phos, Stella, and Nemu. We got to know Phos the best, and in many ways, she felt like the main protagonist to this side quest. Even when Stell and Nemu get introduced, we essentially see them through her perspective. This made for a grounding element within the volume instead of having two jarring transitions as we swapped to different characters.

The artwork within That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Trinity in Tempest Vol. 1 is bold, bright, and a ton of fun. Much like the samples I’ve seen from That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime. I love the way Rimuru made an appearance here and there, as it became a big deal both in story and art.

Thanks to Kodansha Comics and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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