By the Grace of the Gods Anime's 2nd Video Reveals October 4 Premiere
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for the anime of author Roy and illustrator Ririnra's By the Grace of the Gods (Kami-tachi ni Hirowareta Otoko) light novel series revealed the second promotional video and October 4 premiere on Tuesday. The video previews Azusa Tadokoro's opening theme song "Yasashii Sekai" (Kind World).
The anime will premiere on TV Tokyo on October 4 at 11:30 p.m., and it will begin streaming on Amazon Prime Video and Abema in Japan at the same time. The series will then debut on BS Fuji on October 6 and on J:TV on October 7.
The previously announced cast includes:
Yūki Kuwahara as Eliaria
Daisuke Ono as Reinhart
Marika Kōno as Miya
Motomu Kiyokawa as Gain
Kikuko Inoue as Lulutia
Makoto Koichi as Kufo
Hiroki Yasumoto as Ryoma Takebayashi
Makoto Furukawa as Tabuchi
Saori Hayami as Elise
Takehito Koyasu as Reinbach
Yūki Hirose as Welanna, Miya's former party member
Yūki Takada as Mizelia, Miya's former party member
Yui Fukuo as Cilia, Miya's former party member
Tetsu Inada as Wogan, the master of the Adventurer's Guild's Gimul branch
The anime will star Azusa Tadokoro as Ryoma.
Funimation is co-producing the anime, and will stream the series. Funimation premiered the anime's first episode during its FunimationCon virtual event on July 3.
Takeyuki Yanase (In Another World With My Smartphone, If It's For My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord) is directing the anime at Maho Film (If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord), and Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Black Clover, Dropkick on My Devil!) is the story editor and screenwriter. Kaho Deguchi (If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord, Cutie Honey Universe) is designing the characters and serving as chief animation director, with Ririnra credited with the original character designs.
Hiroaki Tsutsumi is composing the music at Lantis, and Masanori Tsuchiya is directing the sound at AMG Studio. Aki Watanabe is the color key artist, and Satoshi Shibata is directing the art. Yukina NOMURA is the compositing director of photography.
MindaRyn, a popular YouTuber known for posting her cover versions of anime songs, is performing the ending theme song "Blue Rose knows" as her debut single.
J-Novel Club is publishing the novels digitally in English, and it describes the story:
Under the protection of the gods, a relaxed life with slimes in another world begins!
One day, the life of middle-aged Japanese businessman Ryoma Takebayashi came to a rather sudden and disappointing end. Ryoma had never had a blessed life, but after his death, three great gods sought his cooperation and reincarnated him as a child in another world with swords and magic!
Receiving a most cordial and divine welcome from the gods, Ryoma decides to live leisurely on his own in the forest for the time being. Working diligently at magic and hunting, Ryoma's greatest passion comes to be researching his tamed slimes?! Training a variety of slimes (some newly discovered), the curtain rises on this easygoing life fantasy celebrating a second life with kind people in another world!
Roy began serializing the story on the "Shōsetsuka ni Narō" (Let's Become Novelists) website in 2014, before ending it and launching a new version of the story in 2015. The newer serialization is ongoing.