In episode 6 of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Shizue notices that Rimuru is Japanese after he says “I’m not a bad Slime” which is apparently a reference from a game she heard about from a friend she had. We then discover that she got engulfed in flames during an air raid.

Excuse me if I’m wrong, but this seems like an air raid from WW2 and I don’t think there were any games back then. Is she referring to a board game or party game, or have I just got my history mixed up?

I’m curious as to what game she is referring to as well. Where did the idea of living slimes originally come from? Is she referring to a “tabletop RPG”? Where did that quote actually come from?

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What was the “I’m not a bad slime” reference? A web search got me results regarding a game called Dragon Quest. Apparently, friendly slimes in that game greet players with 'I'm not a bad slime!' This is most likely a reference to that game.

In addition, I also found this, which says this is a reference to Dragon Quest.

Regarding the air raids: From the link given by @AkiTanaka , a Japanese fan speculated that Shizue, who was summoned during the air raids in the 1940's, laughed not because she knew it was from a game or that she came from a time when the game already existed but because it reminded her of a friend, most likely summoned from a time where video games (especially Dragon Quest) already existed, who told her about this. Also, as @RossRidge said, the air raid was most likely the Bombing of Tokyo, which coincides with what is stated in Shizue's wiki page.

Update: As @RossRidge mentioned, this was confirmed in Episode 8, with Shizue saying:

enter image description hereIt was a school for kids from other worlds. ... It was one of them that taught me that video game line you quoted.

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    Yah, it was confirmed in episode 8 that she learned it from someone else who had come another world: "It was a school for kids from other worlds. ... It was one of them that taught me that video game line you quoted." i.sstatic.net/P3lRX.jpg
    – Ross Ridge
    Commented Nov 20, 2018 at 0:26
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    Later on we will meet the character who told her this, assuming the Anime gets that far (things have been fairly slowly paced).
    – Elliot
    Commented Nov 20, 2018 at 2:39
  • @Elliot: It's in episode 20. They also talk about "Belldandy" which is apparently from "Oh My Goddess". He hadn't seen the ending, so he was apparently transported in the late 90's or mid 2000's (there were two series). They also mention FF19, which doesn't exist yet, meaning Rimuru is from the future. Commented Dec 16, 2019 at 21:58

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