That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
|That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime|
The cover of the first light novel.
(Tensei Shitara Suraimu Datta Ken)
|Published by||Shōsetsuka ni Narō|
|Original run||2013 – 2016|
|Illustrated by||Mitz Vah|
|Published by||Micro Magazine|
|Original run||2014 – present|
|Illustrated by||Taiki Kawakami|
|Magazine||Monthly Shōnen Sirius|
|Original run||2015 – present|
|That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: How Monsters Walk|
|Illustrated by||Shō Okagiri|
|Published by||Micro Magazine|
|Original run||2016 – present|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Yasuhito Kikuchi|
|Written by||Kazuyuki Fudeyasu|
|Music by||Elements Garden|
|Original network||Tokyo MX, BS11, tvk, MBS|
|Original run||October 2, 2018 – present|
|Episodes||25 + OVA|
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 fantasy 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.
Satoru Mikami, an office worker, is killed in a stabbing incident and is reincarnated in another world as a slime with the ability to devour other creatures and obtain their abilities. Upon making friends with the dragon Veldora, the slime, now known as Rimuru Tempest, he embarks on a journey to find a way to free Veldora from his seal, encountering many different races along the way.
- Rimuru Tempest (リムル・テンペスト Rimuru Tempesuto) / Satoru Mikami (三上 悟 Mikami Satoru)
- Voiced by: Miho Okasaki (Rimuru), Takuma Terashima (Satoru) (Japanese); Brittney Karbowski (Rimuru), Jason Liebrecht (Satoru) (English)
- A human on Earth who was reincarnated as a powerful Slime due to certain requests he made as he died. While he was male in his previous life, he identifies as genderless. He has the skill Devour (Predator in the anime), 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. After the defeat of Orc Lord, he established Tempest, a nation of monsters in Great Forest of Jura that seeks co-existence of monsters with other living races.
- Veldora Tempest (ヴェルドラ Verudora Tempesuto)
- Voiced by: Tomoaki Maeno (Japanese); Chris Rager (English)
- A powerful dragon known as the "Storm 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. He was a "Calamity" type monster.
- Shizue Izawa (井沢 静江 Izawa Shizue)
- Voiced by: Yumiri Hanamori (Japanese); Dawn M. Bennett (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 spirit, Ifrit, bound to her body. Soon after she gained the title "Conquerer of Flames". She figures out that Rimuru was also once from Japan and in their short time together, they become good friends. After passing away, her body is devoured by Rimuru, giving him a human form.
- Rigurd (リグルド Rigurudo)
- Voiced by: Kanehira Yamamoto (Japanese); Kent Williams (English)
- Rigurd is the chief of the Goblin Village. He was a frail old goblin until he evolved into a big-muscled hobgoblin when named by Rimuru. He is appointed by Rimuru as the Goblin King to govern over the goblins in Tempest.
- Rigur (リグル Riguru)
- Voiced by: Haruki Ishiya (Japanese); Derick Snow (English)
- Rigur is the son of Rigurd.
- Gobta (ゴブタ Gobuta)
- Voiced by: Asuna Tomari (Japanese); Ryan Reynolds (English)
- Gobta is a small hobgoblin who serves as comic relief. Unlike most goblins who changed drastically upon evolving into hobgoblins, he barely changed his appearance.
- Ranga (ランガ Ranga)
- Voiced by: Chikahiro Kobayashi (Japanese); Tyson Rinehart (English)
- Ranga is a dire wolf who first encounters Rimuru when raiding the goblin village. He and his pack evolved into Tempest Wolves, while Ranga himself evolved further as Tempest Star Wolf after using his skill 'Death storm'.
- Kaijin (カイジン Kaijin)
- Voiced by: Atsushi Ono (Japanese); Bruce DuBose (English)
- Kaijin is a dwarven blacksmith famous for his crafts. After he assaulted the minister Bester, he and his friends are exiled from the dwarven kingdom and recruited by Rimuru to his village.
- Benimaru (ベニマル Benimaru)
- Voiced by: Makoto Furukawa (Japanese); Ricco Fajardo (English)
- An ogre prince that had his village decimated by orcs. He and the other ogres evolved into Kijin, a rare type of ogre after being named by Rimuru.
- Shuna (シュナ Shuna)
- Voiced by: Sayaka Senbongi (Japanese); Tia Ballard (English)
- Shuna is an ogre princess and Benimaru's sister. She is good at making clothes and teaches her skills to the goblins after evolving into a kijin.
- Shion (シオン Shion)
- Voiced by: M.A.O (Japanese); Michelle Rojas (English)
- Shion is a female ogre who is also a terrible cook. She becomes Rimuru's secretary after evolving into a kijin and shares a rivalry with Shuna for Rimuru's attention.
- Souei (ソウエイ Sōuei)
- Voiced by: Takuya Eguchi (Japanese); Ian Sinclair (English)
- Soei is a male ogre. He is a friend of Benimaru. He serves as scout, spy and messenger for Rimuru.
- Hakuro (ハクロウ Hakurō)
- Voiced by: Hōchū Ōtsuka (Japanese); Charlie Campbell (English)
- Hakuro is an old ogre skilled at swordsmanship. He is an instructor of swordmanship to Rimuru, Gobuta and the other hobgoblin kids, and other monsters.
- Geld (ゲルド Gerudo)
- Voiced by: Kenji Nomura (Japanese); Jim Foronda (English)
- An orc who served as one of the Orc Lord's bodyguard. After the defeat of Orc Lord, he is named by Rimuru and evolved into High Orc. He is appointed as the lord of other High Orcs in Tempest and a commander of its army.
- Milim Nava (ミリム・ナーヴァ Mirimu Nava)
- Voiced by: Rina Hidaka
- Milim is one of the strongest and most ancient demon lords. She is known as the "Destroyer", a "Calamity" type demon lord whose power is the epitome of destruction itself. She makes friends with Rimuru and frequently visits Tempest, though she choose not to interfere with other demon lords' action.
- Great Sage (大賢者 Dai Kenja)
- Voiced by: Megumi Toyoguchi (Japanese); Mallorie Rodak (English)
- The Great Sage is one of two Rimuru's first unique skills. She acts as an adviser for Rimuru.
- Kurobee (黒兵衛 Kurobee)
- Voiced by: Junichi Yanagita (Japanese); Eric Vale (English)
- Kurobee is a male ogre.
- Yomu (ヨウム Yōmu)
- Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya
- Yomu is the captain of the Farmus Kingdom's scouting mission of the Jura Forest.
- Treyni (トレイニー Toreinī)
- Voiced by: Rie Tanaka (Japanese); Jamie Marchi (English)
- Treyni is a dryad.
- Gazel Dwargo (ガゼル・ドワルゴ Gazeru Dowarugo)
- Voiced by: Takaya Hashi
- The king of dwarven kingdom Dwargon and Kaijin's old friend. He is a powerful dwarf warrior who once trained by Hakurou.
- Bestar (ベスター Besutā)
- Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda (Japanese); Brandon Potter (English)
- Bestar was the former minister of the Dwarven Kingdom.
- Fuse (フューズ Fuyūzu)
- Voiced by: Ken Narita (Japanese); Mike McFarland (English)
- Fuse is the Brumund Kingdom’s Freedom Association Guild Master.
- Veryard (ベルヤード Beruyādo)
- Voiced by: Itaru Yamamoto
- Gido (ギド Gido)
- Voiced by: Ryūichi Kijima (Japanese); Brad Hawkins (English)
- A human thief adventurer. He is one of Shizue's last companions and Rimuru's first human friends as a slime.
- Ellen (エレン Eren)
- Voiced by: Akane Kumada (Japanese); Natalie Hoover (English)
- A human mage adventurer. She is one of Shizue's last companions and Rimuru's first human friends as a slime.
- Caval (カバル Kabaru)
- Voiced by: Kengo Takanashi (Japanese); Justin Cook (English)
- A human fighter adventurer. He is one of Shizue's last companions and Rimuru's first human friends as a slime.
- Gabil (ガビル Gabiru)
- Voiced by: Jun Fukushima (Japanese); Austin Tindle (English)
- Gabil is the son of the lizardman chieftain. He is arrogant and always looks down upon others.
- Leon Cromwell (レオン・クロムウェル Reon Kuromuweru)
- Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama (Japanese); Christopher Wehkamp (English)
- Clayman (クレイマン Kureiman)
- Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu
- Gelmud (ゲルミュッド Gerumyuddo)
- Voiced by: Kengo Kawanishi
- Laplace (ラプラス Rapurasu)
- Voiced by: Kazuya Nakai
- Myorumile (ミョルマイル)
- Voiced by: Yutaka Aoyama
- Ramiris (ラミリス)
- Voiced by: Anzu Haruno
- Karion (カリオン)
- Voiced by: Yasuaki Takumi
- Yūki (ユウキ)
- Voiced by: Natsuki Hanae
- Kenya (ケンヤ)
- Voiced by: Ayaka Asai (Japanese); Brittany Lauda (English)
- Ryōta (リョウタ)
- Voiced by: Shizuka Ishigami
- Gale (ゲイル)
- Voiced by: Gen Sato
- Alice (アリス)
- Voiced by: Haruka Shiraishi
- Chloe (クロエ)
- Voiced by: Azusa Tadokoro
- Diablo (ディアヴロ)
- Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai
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. 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. English publisher Yen Press announced their license to the series during their panel at Sakura-Con on April 15, 2017.
Taiki Kawakami launched a manga adaptation in Kodansha's shōnen manga magazine Monthly Shōnen Sirius on March 26, 2015. Kodansha USA announced their license to the manga during their panel at New York Comic Con on October 6, 2016. 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. A spin-off manga titled Tensei Shitara Shachiku Datta Ken illustrated by Shizuku Akechi has been announced.
A two-cour anime television series adaptation premiered on October 2, 2018 on Tokyo MX and other channels.[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. The first opening theme is "Nameless story" performed by Takuma Terashima, while the first ending theme is "Another colony" performed by True. The second opening theme is "Megurumono" (メグルモノ) performed by Terashima, while the second ending theme is "Little Soldier" (リトルソルジャー Ritoru Sorujā) performed by Azusa Tadokoro. The series is simulcasted by Crunchyroll with Funimation streaming an English dub as it aired. The series will run for 25 episodes. An original animation DVD will be released in March 29, 2019, bundled with the 11th manga volume.
|No.||Title[b]||Original air date[a]|
|1||"The Storm Dragon, Veldora"|
"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 with the aid of a Great Sage residing in his mind, 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 he 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.|
|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 Cromwell, 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 uses his Predator ability to swallow Ifrit, separating him from Shizu in the process.|
"Uketsugareru Omoi" (受け継がれる想い)
|November 20, 2018|
|Shizu tells Rimuru about someone known as The Hero who took her in and showed her the right path before mysteriously disappearing one day. Sensing her life is coming to an end, Shizu, not wishing her body to remain in this world, asks Rimuru to eat her, giving him the ability to take a human form. As Rimuru decides to seek out information on Leon in order to convey Shizu's final words to him, a masked man named Gelmud recruits an orc that he names Geld with the intention of bringing forth a Great Orc Disaster in the forest.|
|9||"Attack of the Ogres"|
"Ōga no Shūgeki" (
|November 27, 2018|
|As Rimuru familiarises himself with the form and abilities he inherited from Shizu, the goblins come under attack by a group of ogres, who claim Rimuru has been manipulating orcs to attack their village. After a show of strength, Rimuru manages to convince the ogres that he is not their enemy and invites them to the goblin village to talk things over.|
|10||"The Orc Lord"|
"Ōku Rōdo" (オークロード)
|December 4, 2018|
|Learning that the orcs who attacked the ogre village were being led by a masked majin, Rimuru proposes that the ogres join him as his subordinates. Agreeing to a temporary alliance until the orcs are defeated, Rimuru names the ogres Benimaru, Shuna, Shion, Hakurou, Souei, and Kurobe, evolving them into kijins. Meanwhile, the chieftan of the lizardmen, sensing an Orc Lord is controlling the thousands of orcs heading their way, sends his son, Gabiru, to enlist help from goblins.|
|11||"Gabiru Is Here!"|
"Gabiru Sanjō!" (ガビル参上！)
|December 11, 2018|
|It has been a few days since Benimaru and other ogres joined Rimuru. Gabiru arrives at Rimuru's village to try and get everyone to serve under him to fight the orcs. Gobta is sent in to duel against Gabiru, defeating him quickly with the skills he's learned and forcing the lizardmen to retreat. Later, Rimuru is approached by a dryad named Treyni, who asks him to defeat the Orc Lord.|
|12||"The Gears Spin Out of Control"|
"Kuruiyuku Haguruma" (狂いゆく歯車)
|December 18, 2018|
|Treyni explains that the Orc Lord has used an unique skill "Starved" on the Orcs, causing them to constantly crave sustenance, go berserk, and even eat their own to gain more power. Accepting Treyni's request, Rimuru sends Souei to negotiate with the lizardmen for an alliance. As the chieftain urges his soldiers not to engage in battle with the orcs until Rimuru's group arrives, Gabiru, swayed by the words of Gelmud's messenger Laplace, usurps the chieftain's position and leads the lizardmen into a direct attack on the orcs, unaware of the Orc Lord's true power.|
|13||"The Great Clash"|
"Dai Gekitotsu" (大激突)
|December 25, 2018|
|Rimuru's group come across Gabiru's sister, who informs them of Gabiru's coup d'etat and asks them to rescue the chieftain and save the lizardmen. Meanwhile, Gabiru and his troop find themselves cornered after the orcs eat one of the soldiers and gains their powers. As Treyni discovers Gelmud and Laplace and forces them to leave the forest, Gabiru struggles against the Orc General but is rescued by the arrival of Rimuru's group. The gang defeat the general and most of the orc army while Souei rescues the chieftain, after which Rimuru goes to confront Geld the Orc Lord.|
|14||"The One Who Devours All"|
"Subete o Kurau Mono" (全てを喰らう者)
|January 8, 2019|
|Gelmud suddenly appears, revealing he created the Orc Lord in order to turn him into a new Demon Lord. After failing to beat Rimuru, Gelmud is killed and devoured by Geld, who evolves into the Demon Lord Orc Disaster that proves too powerful for the kijins to defeat. Realizing Geld's power, Rimuru has the Great Sage take control of his body in order to fight against him, but after Geld develops fire resistance, Rimuru resumes control and engages in a battle with Geld to see who can consume the other first. Learning that Geld was on a search to end the famine inflicting his people before he was manipulated by Gelmud, Rimuru devours his sins along with his body. Afterwards, as the orcs are freed from Starved's effects, the kijins decide to continue serving under Rimuru.|
|15||"The Jura Forest Alliance"|
"Jura no Mori Dai Dōmei" (ジュラの森大同盟)
|January 15, 2019|
|Rimuru forms the Jura Forest Alliance to allow the lizardmen, goblins, and orcs to live together in harmony, inadvertently ending up as the alliance's chancellor. Rimuru bestows the name of Geld onto the Orc Lord's son, evolving him into Orc King and the other orcs into High Orcs. Gabiru is excommunicated from the lizardmen and embarks on a journey. Three months later, Dwarf King Gazel and his army appear at the Goblin Village to challenge Rimuru to a duel and determine his true nature. After Rimuru succeeds in block all of his strikes, and upon learning the two shared the same swordmaster (Hakurou), Gazel accepts he is not evil and offers a treaty between their groups. The Jura Tempest Federation is formed and recognized as an official nation.|
|16||"Demon Lord Milim Attacks"|
"Maō Mirimu Raishū" (魔王ミリム来襲)
The light novel series has over 4.5 million volumes in print. The light novel ranked eighth in 2017 in Takarajimasha's annual light novel guide book Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi!, in the tankōbon category. It ranked sixth in 2018 and fifth in 2019. The light novel series was the 5th best-selling title of 2018 with 539,277 and its manga adaptation was the 9th best-selling title of 2018 with 3,460,066 copies.
- Tokyo MX lists the show at 24:00 on October 1, which is on October 2, 2018 at 12:00 a.m.
- All English titles are taken from Crunchyroll.
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