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Crunchyroll Acquires Rights to 'That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime The Movie: Scarlet Bond' for Theatrical Distribution in Early 2023

Culver City, California (June 28, 2022) Crunchyroll today announced it has acquired the global distribution and marketing rights (excluding Asia) from Kodansha for the upcoming theatrical release of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond. The film debuts in Japan in November 2022 and will be distributed in all major global territories in early 2023.

The film is based on the best-selling light novel written by Fuze and illustrated by Mitz Vah and the popular fantasy adventure anime series That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime. The series follows Minami Satōru, an average 37-year-old who dies and is reincarnated as the most unremarkable creature imaginable—a slime. Initially, things are pretty grim. He's blind, deaf, and weak. But by combining his two special abilities, “Predator” and “Great Sage,” the newly named, Rimuru Tempest, will use his blobby powers to gain both friends and foes alike in a diverse new world. The stand-alone story takes place following the ending of Season 2 of the anime series. More details on the film will be revealed in the coming months.

“The series remains a fan favorite with Crunchyroll audiences, and we're thrilled to continue the adventures with the theatrical release of the film early next year on the big screen” said Mitchel Berger, Crunchyroll's Senior Vice President of Global Commerce.

Film Synopsis

A long-running conspiracy is swirling over a mysterious power known as “Queen” in Raja, a small country west of Tempest. When a slime who evolved into a Demon Lord named Rimuru Tempest crosses paths with Hiiro, a survivor of the Ogre race, an incredible adventure packed with new characters begins. The power of bonds will be put to the test!

About Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll, LLC is an independently operated joint venture between US-based Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Japan's Aniplex, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., both subsidiaries of Tokyo-based Sony Group.

Films distributed and marketed by Crunchyroll – domestically and internationally – have a proven track record of both box office and critical success. Not only have Crunchyroll films seen box office success, but have also been recognized with numerous awards accolades and been accepted and screened at international film festivals around the globe.

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