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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Light Novels Get Fall TV Anime

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Story about person reincarnated into fantasy world as slime monster has 4.5 million in print

The official Twitter account for the Seibundo bookstore chain's Minami-Urawa branch posted a photo of the upcoming 12th volume of author Fuse and artist Mitz Vah's That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken or Regarding Reincarnated to Slime) light novel series on Wednesday. The wraparound jacket band on the volume is announcing that a television anime adaptation of the novel series has been green-lit for this fall. The volume ships on Friday.

The jacket band also reveals that the series has 4.5 million copies in print.

Yen Press licensed the novel series, and it describes the story:

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!

Fuse launched the story serially on the "Shōsetsuka ni Narō" (Let's Become Novelists) website from 2013 to 2016. Micro Magazine began publishing the series in print in 2014. The 11th volume shipped in December.

Taiki Kawakami launched the manga adaptation in Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine in 2015. Kodansha published the sixth volume of the manga last December, and will publish the seventh volume on Friday. Kodansha Comics publishes the manga in English. The novels also inspired a separate manga spinoff titled Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken - Mamono no Arukikata (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime - How Monsters Walk) by Shō Okagiri, which serializes in Micro Magazine's Comic Ride manga website. Micro Magazine published the manga's second volume last December, and will publish the third volume on Friday.

Yen Press published the novel series' first English volume in December, and Kodansha Comics published the fourth volume of Kawakami's manga on February 20.

[Via Yaraon!]

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