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“That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime” Anime Gets First Staff & Trailer, Smartphone Game Also


A slime approaches. That means we need to go OVER THE BRIDGE! (Too old? Boo.)

Earlier today, the official That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime (Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken) anime website updated with the show’s core staff, as well as a new trailer. We break the details down below.

Trailer

The minute-long teaser opens by hyping up the novel series’ successes. The video moves on to explain the show’s core story beats, set to a rousing sympthonic medley as clips from the show play.

Staff

Yasuhito Kikuchi (Infinite Stratos, Macross Frontier) was tapped to direct the series at studio 8-Bit, with Atsushi Nakayama (Absolute Duo, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The MOVIE 1st) serving as Series Director. Ryouma Ebata (Busou Shinki, Magical Warfare) is providing character designs for the title, while Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Black Clover, Girls’ Last Tour) takes charge of series composition.

Other confirmed crew members include:

  • Original Concept: Taiki Kawakami
  • Monster Design: Takahiro Kishida
  • Music: Elements Garden

A smartphone RPG based on the property is also in the works, which will be released in Japan this year. A visual for the title was released, which you can check out below.

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!

Source: Otakomu

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