That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime light novel volume 1 cover.jpg
The cover of the first light novel.
転生したらスライムだった件
(Tensei Shitara Suraimu Datta Ken)
GenreFantasy[1]
Novel series
Written byFuse
Published byShōsetsuka ni Narō
Original run20132016
Light novel
Written byFuse
Illustrated byMitz Vah
Published byMicro Magazine
English publisher
DemographicMale
ImprintGC Novels
Original run2014 – present
Volumes13 (List of volumes)
Manga
Written byFuse
Illustrated byTaiki Kawakami
Published byKodansha
English publisher
DemographicShōnen
MagazineMonthly Shōnen Sirius
Original run2015 – present
Volumes9 (List of volumes)
Manga
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: How Monsters Walk
Written byFuse
Illustrated byShō Okagiri
Published byMicro Magazine
DemographicSeinen
MagazineComic Ride
Original run2016 – present
Volumes4 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byYasuhito Kikuchi
Written byKazuyuki Fudeyasu
Music byElements Garden
Studio8-Bit
Licensed by
Original networkTokyo MX, BS11, tvk, MBS
Original run October 2, 2018 – present
Episodes24
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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Japanese: 転生したらスライムだった件, Hepburn: Tensei Shitara Suraimu Datta Ken) is a Japanese light novel series written by Fuse and illustrated by Mitz Vah. It was serialized online between 2013 and 2016 on the user-generated novel publishing website Shōsetsuka ni Narō. It was acquired by Micro Magazine, who published the first light novel volume in 2014. Twelve volumes have been released as of July 2018. The light novel has been licensed in North America by Yen Press, who published the first volume in December 2017. It has received two manga adaptations and an anime television series adaptation by 8-Bit premiered on October 2, 2018.

Characters[edit]

Rimuru Tempest (リムル・テンペスト) / Satoru Mikami (三上 悟, Mikami Satoru)
Voiced by: Miho Okazaki (Rimuru),[2] Takuma Terashima (Satoru)[3] (Japanese); Brittney Karbowski (Rimuru), Jason Liebrecht (Satoru)[4] (English)
A human on Earth who was reincarnated as a Powerful Slime due to certain requests he made as he died. While he technically does not have a gender, he identifies as a male due to his past gender, but the feminine body he obtains from Shizu complicates this slightly. He has the skill, Devour, which allows him to eat almost anything and obtain skills and items from the devoured object. He can even mimic the appearance of any item he has devoured.
Veldora (ヴェルドラ, Verudora)
Voiced by: Tomoaki Maeno[2] (Japanese); Chris Rager[4] (English)
A powerful dragon who befriended the young Rimuru. Veldora was trapped in an "Endless Prison" by a beautiful Hero, when he was distracted by her looks. He was freed by Rimuru, when Rimuru took him into his storage space, so that they could jointly analyze the Endless Prison spell to break it.
Shizue Izawa (井沢 静江)
Voiced by: Yumiri Hanamori[2] (Japanese); Dawn M. Bennett[4] (English)
Shizue, also known by her nickname Shizu, is a Japanese girl who was summoned into this world, during the Bombing of Tokyo. Her summoning was considered a failure, and she was abandoned after having a fire demon, Ifrit bound to her body. She figures out that Rimuru was also once from Japan and in their short time together, they become good friends.
Benimaru (ベニマル)
Voiced by: Makoto Furukawa[2]
An ogre whose village had been decimated by orcs. Joins Rimuru and becomes a kijin after being named by him.
Shuna (シュナ)
Voiced by: Sayaka Senbongi[2]
An ogre whose village had been decimated by orcs. Joins Rimuru and becomes a kijin after being named by him.
Shion (シオン)
Voiced by: M.A.O[2]
An ogre whose village had been decimated by orcs. Joins Rimuru and becomes a kijin after being named by him.
Sōei (ソウエイ)
Voiced by: Takuya Eguchi[2]
An ogre whose village had been decimated by orcs. Joins Rimuru and becomes a kijin after being named by him.
Hakurō (ハクロウ)
Voiced by: Hōchū Ōtsuka[2]
An ogre whose village had been decimated by orcs. Joins Rimuru and becomes a kijin after being named by him.
Milim (ミリム, Mirimu)
Voiced by: Rina Hidaka[2]
Great Sage (大賢者, Dai Kenja)
Voiced by: Megumi Toyoguchi[2] (Japanese); Mallorie Rodak[4] (English)
Kurobee (黒兵衛)
Voiced by: Junichi Yanagita[5]
An ogre whose village had been decimated by orcs. Joins Rimuru and becomes a kijin after being named by him.
Ranga (ランガ)
Voiced by: Chikahiro Kobayashi[5] (Japanese); Tyson Rinehart[4] (English)
A direwolf who first encounters Rimuru when raiding the goblin village. He evolves into a tempest wolf when named by Rimuru.
Rigurdo (リグルド)
Voiced by: Kanehira Yamamoto[6] (Japanese); Kent Williams[4] (English)
The chief of the goblin village Rimuru comes across. He evolves into a hobgoblin when named by Rimuru.
Rigur (リグル)
Voiced by: Haruki Ishiya[6] (Japanese); Derick Snow[4] (English)
Gobuta (ゴブタ)
Voiced by: Asuna Tomari[6] (Japanese); Ryan Reynolds[4] (English)
Kaijin (カイジン)
Voiced by: Atsushi Ono[6] (Japanese); Bruce DuBose[4] (English)
Trainee (トレイニー)
Voiced by: Rie Tanaka[6]
Gazel Dwango (ガゼル・ドワルゴ)
Voiced by: Takuya Hashi[7]
Bestar (ベスター)
Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda[7]
Fuse (フューズ)
Voiced by: Ken Narita[7]
Bairard (ベルヤード)
Voiced by: Itaru Yamamoto[7]
Gido (ギド)
Voiced by: Ryūichi Kijima[7]
Ellen (エレン)
Voiced by: Akane Kumada[7]
Kabaru (カバル)
Voiced by: Kengo Takanashi[7]
Gabil (ガビル)
Voiced by: Jun Fukushima[8]
Leon Cromwell (レオン・クロムウェル, Reon Kuromuweru)
Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama[8]
Clayman (クレイマン)
Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu[8]
Laplace (ラプラス)
Voiced by: Kazuya Nakai[8]

Media[edit]

Light novels[edit]

Fuse originally serialized the series as a web novel on the user-generated content site Shōsetsuka ni Narō between February 20, 2013 and January 1, 2016.[1][9] The series was acquired for print publication by Micro Magazine, who published the first light novel, with illustrations by Mitz Vah, under their GC Novels in May 2014.[1][10] English publisher Yen Press announced their license to the series during their panel at Sakura-Con on April 15, 2017.[11]

Manga[edit]

Taiki Kawakami launched a manga adaptation in Kodansha's shōnen manga magazine Monthly Shōnen Sirius on March 26, 2015.[12] Kodansha USA announced their license to the manga during their panel at New York Comic Con on October 6, 2016.[13] A second manga, titled That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: How Monsters Walk (転生したらスライムだった件~魔物の国の歩き方~, Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken: Mamono no Arukikata), with art by Shō Okagiri, has been serialized on Micro Magazine's Comic Ride website since July 28, 2016.[1][14] A spin-off manga titled Tensei Shitara Shachiku Datta Ken illustrated by Shizuku Akechi has been announced.[15]

Anime[edit]

A two-cour anime television series adaptation premiered on October 2, 2018 on Tokyo MX and other channels.[1][6][a] The series is animated by 8-Bit and directed by Yasuhito Kikuchi, with Atsushi Nakayama as assistant director, Kazuyuki Fudeyasu handling series composition, Ryouma Ebata designing the characters, and Takahiro Kishida providing monster designs. Elements Garden is composing the series' music.[16] The opening theme is "Nameless story" by Takuma Terashima.[17] The ending theme is "Another colony" by True.[18] The series is simulcast by Crunchyroll[19] with Funimation streaming a Simuldub.[20] The series will run for 24 episodes.[21]

No. Title[b] Original air date[22]
1"The Storm Dragon, Verudora"
"Boufuu Ryuu Veldra" (暴風竜ヴェルドラ)
October 2, 2018
One day, office worker Satoru Mikami is killed after being stabbed. He awakens in a cave in an unfamiliar fantasy world to discover that he has been reincarnated as a slime, possessing various skills formed from his final thoughts before death. While exploring the cave, gaining new skills along the way, the slime comes across and befriends an ancient dragon named Veldora, who was sealed in the cave centuries ago.
2"Meeting the Goblins"
"Goburin-tachi to no Deai" (ゴブリンたちとの出会い)
October 9, 2018
The slime, who is given the new name of Rimuru Tempest, helps Veldora to find a way to break his seal by using his Predator skill to swallow him inside his body and analyze it from both sides. After gaining more skills from swallowing other creatures, Rimuru finds his way out of the cave after a group of human adventurers open the entrance. Rimuru then encounters a group of goblins, who ask for his help in protecting them against a group of Direwolves.
3"Battle at the Goblin Village"
"Goburin Mura de no Tatakai" (ゴブリン村での戦い)
October 16, 2018
Working together with the goblins, Rimuru battles against the Direwolves and kills their leader, forcing them to surrender. Convincing the goblins and Direwolves to live together in harmony, Rimuru gives them all names, but then passes out for three days due to exhausting his magic. When we wakes up, he discovers the names he had given to the goblins and Direwolves had caused them all to evolve. Realizing that the goblins have no skills to craft houses and clothes, Rimuru and a small group set off to the town of Dwargon to seek help from dwarf artisans.
4"In the Kingdom of the Dwarves"
"Dowāfu no Ōkoku nite" (ドワーフの王国にて)
October 23, 2018
Arriving at Dwargon with Gobta the goblin, Rimuru ends up getting in a fight with some thugs and thrown in jail. Rimuru is eventually set free after providing the guards with potions and is introduced to Kaijin the blacksmith. Using the magisteel ore he had gathered in the caves, Rimuru helps Kaijin to fulfil an order of longswords in exchange for his help in providing artisans for the goblin village. As Rimuru and the dwarves celebrate at an elf bar, a figure approaches.
5"Hero King, Gazel Dwargo"
"Eiyū-ō Gazeru Dowarugo" (英雄王 ガゼル・ドワルゴ)
October 30, 2018
A fortune teller elf decides to predict Rimuru's destined one, showing him a vision of a girl parting ways with her family. When Vesta, the minister who ordered the swords, arrives and insults Rimuru, Kaijin punches him in anger, resulting in both him, Rimuru, and the other dwarves getting arrested and put on trial. During the trial, the hero king Gazel Dwargo, who has a history with Kaijin, exiles him and his men, who join Rimuru as his team of artisans. After also exiling Vesta for his dishonest actions, Gazel, noticing Rimuru's connections with Veldora, dispatches a ninja to follow him.
6"Shizu"
"Shizu" (シズ)
November 6, 2018
When the group of adventurers who discovered Veldora's disappearance from the cave, Eren, Kaval, and Gido, are ordered by a guildmaster to investigate the forest, a masked girl named Shizu asks to join them. When they run into trouble, they are rescued by Rimuru, who recognises Shizu from the elf's vision. As Shizu reveals she was summoned to this world from Japan during the war, Rimuru shares some of his memories of a modern, peaceful Japan. What Rimuru doesn't know, however, is that Shizu's summoner, the demon king Leon, has made her the vessel of the fire spirit Ifrit.
7"Conqueror of Flames"
"Bakuen no Shihai-sha" (爆炎の支配者)
November 13, 2018
Shizu recalls the anguish she felt when the Ifrit inside her killed her friend after considering her an enemy. Just as Shizu prepares to leave with the adventurers, Ifrit once again takes control of her and unleashes his flames upon the village. With his water attacks proving ineffective, Rimuru copies Eren's ice magic spell to take care of Ifrit's minions. Discovering that he is immune to fire attacks, Rimuru swallows Ifrit, separating him from Shizu in the process.
8"Inherited Will"
"Uketsugareru Omoi" (受け継がれる想い)
TBA

Reception[edit]

The light novel series has over 4.5 million volumes in print.[1] The light novel ranked eighth in 2017 in Takarajimasha's annual light novel guide book Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi!, in the tankōbon category.[23] It ranked sixth in 2018.[24]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Tokyo MX lists the show at 24:00 on October 1, which is at October 2, 2018 at 12:00 a.m.
  2. ^ All English episode titles are taken from Crunchyroll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Pineda, Rafael Antonio (March 7, 2018). "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Light Novels Get Fall TV Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Pineda, Rafael Antonio (June 8, 2018). "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Anime's Video Reveals Cast, Half-Year Run". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  3. ^ Sherman, Jennifer (September 17, 2018). "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Anime Casts Takuma Terashima". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Our Fall 2018 SimulDub lineup is here!". Funimation. October 3, 2018. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  5. ^ a b Pineda, Rafael Antonio (July 26, 2018). "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Anime Adds 2 Cast Members". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d e f Hodgkins, Crystalyn (August 25, 2018). "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Anime Reveals More Cast, October 1 Premiere". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g Loo, Egan (September 26, 2018). "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Anime Adds More Cast Members". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
  8. ^ a b c d Pineda, Rafael Antonio (October 26, 2018). "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Anime Adds 4 Cast Members". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 26, 2018.
  9. ^ "転生したらスライムだった件". Shōsetsuka ni Narō (in Japanese). Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  10. ^ Komatsu, Mikikazu (March 9, 2018). "Fuse's "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime" Light Novel Gets TV Anime Adaptation in Fall 2018". Crunchyroll. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  11. ^ Ressler, Karen (April 15, 2017). "Yen Press Licenses Saga of Tanya the Evil, Acca 13, One Week Friends, A Polar Bear in Love, More". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  12. ^ "「転生したらスライムだった件」マンガ版がシリウスで始動". Natalie (in Japanese). March 26, 2015. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  13. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (October 6, 2016). "Kodansha Comics Adds Frau Faust, Fairy Tail: Rhodonite, Kigurumi Defense Squad, Aho Girl, Hōseki no Kuni, More Manga". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  14. ^ "転生したらスライムだった件~魔物の国の歩き方~ 第1話【単話版】 転生したらスライムだった件~魔物の国の歩き方~【単話版】 (コミックライド)". Amazon.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  15. ^ "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Gets Spinoff Manga". Anime News Network. September 27, 2018. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  16. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (March 9, 2018). "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Anime's Teaser Video Reveals Staff, Visuals". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  17. ^ Ressler, Karen (September 12, 2018). "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Anime's Promo Video Previews Takuma Terashima's Opening Song". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  18. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (July 30, 2018). "TRUE Performs That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Anime's Ending Theme Song". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  19. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (July 5, 2018). "Crunchyroll Announces RErideD, Double Decker, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Radiant Anime for Fall". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  20. ^ Ressler, Karen (September 7, 2018). "Funimation Adds That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Double Decker!, Space Battleship Tiramisu Zwei Anime to Fall Simuldub Lineup". Anime News Network.
  21. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (October 1, 2018). "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Anime Listed With 24 Episodes". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  22. ^ "転生したらスライムだった件". Tokyo MX (in Japanese). Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  23. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (November 23, 2016). "Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! 2017's Series Ranking". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  24. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (November 24, 2017). "Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! Reveals 2018 Series Ranking". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 7, 2018.

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