So, how long til the term “Slime or Die (Again)” becomes a catch phrase?
Earlier today, the twelfth volume of Fuse and illustrator Taiki Kawakami’s That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken) light novels shipped to retailers. The wraparound band for the book announces that the series will receive an anime TV series, which will hit Japanese TV later this year.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime made its debut as a series of novels, which were published on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō (“Let’s Become a Novelist”) website. The series was acquired by Micro Magazine, who published the books with illustrations by artist Mitz Vah. The novels are still being written, with the latest volume hitting retailers on December 8, 2017.
A manga adaptation by Fuse and illustrator Taiki Kawakami launched in Kodansha’s Monthly Shōnen Sirius in 2015. The series currently spans six collected volumes. Kodansha Comics USA currently holds the domestic rights to the manga.
Yen Press currently holds the rights to the That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime light novels. They describe the series as:
Lonely thirty-seven-year-old Satoru Mikami is stuck in a dead-end job, unhappy with his mundane life, but after dying at the hands of a robber, he awakens to a fresh start in a fantasy realm…as a slime monster! As he acclimates to his goopy new existence, his exploits with the other monsters set off a chain of events that will change his new world forever!