Remarkably expressive bandages
"Emotionally mature" wasn't the best phrase I could've picked, but it was what occurred to me at the time. Just thinking more of how there's no backbiting, no Game of Thrones-esque jockeying for position, trying to ingratiate oneself deeper in the inner circle and closer to Rimaru at the expense of others. Closest we get to that is Milim being petulant and Shion and Shuna fighting over who gets to hold Rimaru today.I dig Slime a lot too. I wouldn't quite call the crew 100% emotionally mature (Lookin' at you, Shuna, Gobta), but being monsters they've got a good perspective on how good they've got it and/or are just used to bowing to the strong. Like, you're a goblin and suddenly you're important in the eyes of someone that strong? Sweet! You're a dire wolf? Challenges are how you determine who's in charge. Etc..
What they want varies- sometimes power, sometimes safety, sometimes gratitude for something he's given them (I mean, a name is a *fantastic* bribe), but he does a good job of providing their needs.
His perviness doesn't bother me because there's almost always an immediate consequence. I'm not really worried about protecting the virtue of fictional entities, because they're incapable of giving a shit. But I do get bothered by the message the anime (or other media) is sending to the audience. Thus, consequence-free perviness gets on my nerves ("Check it out, otaku! Groping girls is totally okay!"), but instant karma perviness is tolerable.Also with this show I was really worried Naotsugu, being one of the original 3, but I was pleasantly surprised to run into his perviness a lot less later on.