Crunchyroll just got their hands on That I Got Reincarnated As A Slime The Movie: Scarlett Bond for fans to behold. The anime streaming platform has acquired the rights for the cinematic installment of the beloved isekai anime series. Fans will finally be able to continue the story of Rimuru Tempest, his town, and the friends he has made since he arrived in the world he arrived in, after reincarnation. Now, fans will witness the slime’s time as a demon lord and the new challenges that will follow when he meets another survivor of the Ogre race.
Crunchyroll has announced that it acquired the global distribution and marketing rights (excluding Asia) from Kodansha for the upcoming theatrical release of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond. The film debuts in Japan in November 2022 and will be distributed in all major global territories in early 2023. That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime has had 2 seasons released, with an OAD releasing 5 additional episodes. There is also a spin-off series called The Slime Diaries, which follows the story relating to the Jura Tempest Federation, the country that Rimuru founded with his fellow Monsters.
The Slime’s story continues in the new movie
The film is based on the best-selling light novel written by Fuze and illustrated by Mitz Vah and the popular fantasy-adventure anime series That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime.
The series follows Minami Satoru, an average 37-year-old who dies and is reincarnated as the most unremarkable creature imaginable—a slime. Initially, things are pretty grim. He’s blind, deaf, and weak. But by combining his two special abilities, “Predator” and “Great Sage,” the newly named, Rimuru Tempest, will use his blobby powers to gain friends and foes alike in a diverse new world. The stand-alone story takes place following the ending of Season 2 of the anime series. More details about the film will be revealed in the coming months.
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“The series remains a fan favourite with Crunchyroll audiences, and we’re thrilled to continue the adventures with the theatrical release of the film early next year on the big screen”Mitchel Berger, Crunchyroll’s Senior Vice President of Global Commerce
Crunchyroll’s That I Got Reincarnated as A Slime The Movie Synopsis
A long-running conspiracy is swirling over a mysterious power known as “Queen” in Raja, a small country west of Tempest. When a slime who evolved into a Demon Lord named Rimuru Tempest crosses paths with Hiiro, a survivor of the Ogre race, an incredible adventure packed with new characters begins. The power of bonds will be put to the test!
It has been such a long wait for the next installment of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime but thankfully there will be a date to save on the calendar. The show is one of the best Isekai anime series that is a total delight to watch, and the movie premiere was a concern until Crunchyroll added it to their future library. The next installment certainly deserved to be a theatrical release as the popularity of the Slime series has only grown over time. There is likely going to be a new season to follow after the movie so fans will need to keep an eye out for any announcements that will soon follow.
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