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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Anime's Teaser Video Reveals Staff, Visuals

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

The official website for the television anime 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 opened on Friday. The website unveils the main staff, a teaser promotional video, teaser visuals, and character designs:

The tagline in the video and on the visual reads, "My life as a slime monster, has begun."

Yasuhito Kikuchi (Infinite Stratos, Macross Frontier, Busou Shinki) is directing the anime at 8-Bit, with Atsushi Nakayama (Absolute Duo) as assistant director. Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Tantei Opera Milky Holmes, Girls' Last Tour, Recovery of an MMO Junkie) is in charge of series composition. Ryōma Ebata (Busou Shinki, Magical Warfare) is adapting the character designs for animation. Takahiro Kishida (Spring and Chaos, Serial Experiments Lain, Knight's & Magic) is in charge of monster design. Elements Garden is composing the music.

The characters include:

Rimuru, who was an ordinary salaryman named Mikami until he was transported to an alternate world as a slime monster after a certain incident.

Veldora, a Storm Dragon who is the first creature the slime monster encounters. Veldora names the slime monster Rimuru and becomes Rimuru's first friend.

Shizu, a Japanese girl summoned to an alternate world by a demon king. She will eventually have a great impact on Rimuru

The anime will premiere this fall.

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, and the series has since garnered over 400 million page views. Micro Magazine began publishing the series in print in 2014. The 12th volume shipped on Wednesday. The series has 4.5 million copies in print.

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 published 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.

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