Is Rimuru a Boy or Girl in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime? Gender Explained

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For those who have not watched That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime yet, it is an isekai anime that follows a salaryman named Satoru Mikami who mysteriously died and was reincarnated in an unfamiliar world. He woke up as a slime that has a special ability called “Predator” that allows him to mimic the appearance of anything he devours.

In this new world, he meets Veldora Tempest, a Storm Dragon. The two became friends and Veldora gave him the name Rimuru Tempest to provide him with divine protection. When Rimuru entered the world, he was a blue slime. But as time went by, fans noticed that he transformed into a blue-haired girl. Does this mean that Rimuru became a girl, or is he still a man like his previous self?

Is Rimuru a Boy or Girl in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime? Gender Explained

Is Rimuru a Boy or Girl in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime? Gender Explained
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Is Rimuru a Boy or Girl in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime? Gender Explained

Rimuru did not stay long as a blue slime as he transformed into cave monsters and dire wolf. One day, he meets Shizue Izawa, an otherworlder from World War II-era. She was dying and Rimuru promised that he would look after her students. He then used Predator to absorb her, which she agreed to, to provide her eternal rest.

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After he absorbed her, Shizue lived inside him, and he could now have access to her likeness. He became an androgynous version of her with slime-blue hair and gold eyes. His body is slightly different from hers as he has a flat chest. His absorption of Shizue granted him a humanoid with a real face so he can communicate with other people in his new world.

What is interesting is that the concept of androgynity was tackled in the series. Rimuru is a character who is open to every kind as he appreciates both women and men. He does not mind wearing female clothes too. His open-minded soul complemented his different forms, even if he is a slime, a Japanese man, or a blue-haired woman. The story gave viewers an impression that Rimuru can be anyone he wants and even anything he wants but that does not change his kind and generous heart.

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