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Funimation, Crunchyroll to Stream Another OAD for 'That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime'

posted on by Egan Loo
Sumo tournament episode debuts on December 4, when 2nd OAD also ships in Japan

Funimation and Crunchyroll announced at Anime NYC on Saturday that they will stream another original anime DVD (OAD) for That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime anime on December 4. Funimation describes the upcoming OAD as the second one, but Crunchyroll describes the OAD as the first one. Funimation will stream the English dub of the OAD.

Crunchyroll introduces the story of the next OAD for That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime:

Mikami Satoru, an ordinary businessman, was stabbed on the street and died, but found himself reincarnated in a parallel world... in the body of a slime! Thus he began his new life as a slime named Rimuru, flung into a new world teeming with creatures of many different races, and made the decision to start a new country where all races could enjoy life together.

In the midst of his everyday life, Rimuru suddenly realizes that there's nothing to do for recreation in Tempest. He suggests sumo wrestling as a way for everyone to have fun together, and his friends are immediately on board with the idea. Thus begins Tempest's first sumo tournament, in which everyone competes enthusiastically in hopes of winning the grand prize! Passionate contests break out not only among Benimaru and the men, but also among women like Shuna and Shion, and even Rimuru ends up joining in! This is a special episode in which all the citizens of Tempest come together for some fun.

The description of the OAD's sumo tournament story indicates that the two companies will stream the second OAD, which will also ship in Japan with Taiki Kawakami's 13th manga volume on December 4 after a nine-month delay. (The two companies streamed the first OAD in July.)

The television anime of Taiki Kawakami's manga, which in turn adapted author Fuse and artist Mitz Vah's light novel series, premiered in October 2018. Crunchyroll streamed the series, and FUNimation Entertainment streamed an English dub.

The anime will have a second season in 2020.

Sources: Crunchyroll panel at Anime NYC, Funimation, Crunchyroll

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