Funimation Adds That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Double Decker!, Space Battleship Tiramisu Zwei Anime to Fall Simuldub Lineup
posted on by Karen Ressler
Funimation Entertainment announced on Friday that it will stream simuldub for That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, DOUBLE DECKER! DOUG & KIRILL, and Space Battleship TIRAMISU Zwei this fall. In addition, it will continue its simuldub of Black Clover.
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 will premiere in Japan on October 1 and run for two cours or half a year. Crunchyroll will stream the series.
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. Ryouma 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.
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!
Double Decker! Doug & Kirill, an anime series that is "one part" of the "new Tiger & Bunny animation project," will premiere in Japan on September 30. Crunchyroll already debuted the first two episodes at its Crunchyoll Expo event on Monday, and is already streaming the first episode.
Crunchyroll describes the anime:
The city state of Lisvalletta. Two suns rise above this city, and the people here live peaceful lives, but in the shadows crime and illegal drugs run rampant. Among them is the dangerous, highly lethal drug "Anthem" which casts a dark shadow over the city. The SEVEN-O Special Crime Investigation Unit specializes in cracking down on Anthem. This unit operates in two man "buddy" teams in what's called the "Double Decker System" to tackle the problem. Doug Billingham is a seasoned investigator, and joining him is Kirill Vrubel, whose abilities are mysterious and unknown.
Joji Furuta (Utano☆Princesama Legend Star, The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments director, episode director and storyboarder on original Tiger & Bunny series) is directing the series at Sunrise. Ryo Ando (Interviews with Monster Girls) is in charge of series production, and Tomohiro Suzuki (Tiger & Bunny, One-Punch Man, ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.) is returning to oversee the series scripts. Manga creator Masakazu Katsura (Zetman) is returning to design the main characters, and Norihiro Itagaki is returning from the Tiger & Bunny The Movie -The Rising- and Tiger & Bunny the Movie: The Beginning films to handle the animation character design. Yuki Hayashi (My Hero Academia, Haikyu!!, Death Parade) is composing the music.
The science fiction gag comedy follows the everyday life of Subaru Ichinose, the ace pilot of the space battleship "Tiramisu." Since he cannot get used to being surrounded by older pilots, Subaru shuts himself in the cockpit of his personal ship "Durandal."
The first anime season premiered on April 2. Crunchyroll streamed the 13-episode series as it aired in Japan, and Funimation streamed an English dub. Hiroshi Ikehata (Robot Girls Z, Seiyu's Life!) directed the anime, Yū Satō handled the series composition, and Ai Yokoyama (Bayonetta: Bloody Fate) designed the characters. Studio GONZO provided the animation.
Source: Funimation's Twitter account