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By the Grace of the Gods Season 2 Anime Reveals January 8 Debut

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
12 new characters, new visual revealed

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 12 characters, a key visual, and January 8 premiere for the anime's second season on Friday.

The newly revealed characters include: (character name romanizations not confirmed)

Crunchyroll will stream the anime as it airs in Japan.

Yuka Yamada (Slow Loop, Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, Asteroid in Love) is now in charge of the series scripts, replacing Kazuyuki Fudeyasu. MindaRyn performs the opening theme song "Way to go," and Azusa Tadokoro performs the opening theme song "Drum-Shiki Tansaki" (Drum-Ceremony Probe).

The anime premiered in Japan in October 2021. Funimation co-produced the anime, and streamed the anime as it aired.

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.

Ranran launched a manga adaptation of the novels in Square Enix's Manga UP! app in November 2017. Square Enix Manga & Books is releasing the manga in English.

Sources: By the Grace of the Gods anime's website and Twitter account (link 2, link 3) via Ota-Suke

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