Shinjuku Station Gets Slimed with Rimuru Stickers, Poster, Ads
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
The world of isekai stories is about to get slimy this season and Tokyo Marunouchi line's metro promenade at Shinjuku Station is marking the event with a huge poster of the titular monster from That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime anime series. The poster is on display until September 30 and depicts various situations Satoru Mikami finds himself in after his reincarnation as an amorphous blob named Rimuru.
The poster itself was also covered in stickers of Rimuru that passerbyes were free to take. Once all the stickers were removed, the poster's real image was revealed.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime follows Satoru, an average 37-year-old employee who is reincarnated after he's randomly stabbed on the street. He begins his new life as Rimaru, a slime monster in a fantasy world where he encounters all kinds of adventures.
Rimaru's simplistic character design is inspiring new kinds of merchandise, too. A mobile battery designed by Tokyo Otaku Mode (TOM) puts the character's strained expression right on the front. The mobile battery is handy for when mobile phones and other portable devices run out of juice on the go. Currently the battery is not for sale in the U.S. and costs 4,320 yen (US$38). Tokyo Otaku Mode will accept pre-orders until October 5.
TOM is also accepting reservations for a Rimaru crystal paperweight until October 25. This item is available for U.S. fans as well as fans in Japan for 4,320 yen (US$38). The sparkly glass crystal has small, closed eyes and weighs about half a pound.
The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX and BS11 on October 1 at 24:00 (effectively October 2 at 12:00 a.m.), before airing later that evening on tvk. The show will also air on MBS. The series will begin streaming on d Anime Store (Docomo Anime Store) on October 3, and it will also stream through other services in Japan. The anime will run for two cours or half a year. Crunchyroll will stream the series, and Funimation Entertainment will stream an English dub.
Yen Press licensed the novel series and published the third English volume on August 21.