'That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime' Manga Listed With 2nd Original Anime DVD
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Amazon is listing the 12th compiled book volume of Taiki Kawakami's manga adaptation of author Fuse and artist Mitz Vah's That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken) light novel series with a limited edition that will bundle an original anime DVD when it ships on July 9.
The new anime DVD is the second anime DVD announced for the franchise; the first is shipping later in December with the 13th volume, after being delayed from its original release with the 11th volume on March 29. The delay was due to "various circumstances" in the production process of the original anime DVD.
The television anime of Taiki Kawakami's manga, which in turn adapted author Fuse and artist Mitz Vah's light novel series, premiered last October. Crunchyroll streamed the series, and Funimation Entertainment is streaming an English dub. The anime's 23rd episode aired on March 11 as final episode for the main story. The show then aired two more episodes over the following two weeks. The 24th episode is titled "Kuro to Kamen" (Black and Mask), and aired on March 18. The episode is an anime original story showing an encounter between Shizu and Diablo. The extra 25th episode is titled "Veldora Nikki" (Veldora's Diary), and aired on March 25.
Yasuhito Kikuchi (Infinite Stratos, Macross Frontier, Busou Shinki) directed 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) was in charge of series composition. Ryouma Ebata (Busou Shinki, Magical Warfare) adapted the character designs for animation. Takahiro Kishida (Spring and Chaos, Serial Experiments Lain, Knight's & Magic) was in charge of monster design. Elements Garden is composing the music.
The anime will have a second season in 2020.
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. Taiki Kawakami launched the manga adaptation in Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine in 2015.
Yen Press is publishing the original light novels in English, and Kodansha Comics is publishing Taiki Kawakami's manga adaptation. The novels have also inspired several other spinoff manga.
Yen Press published the novel series' fourth English volume on December 11, and Kodansha Comics published the ninth volume of Kawakami's manga on March 12.