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'That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime' Oozes into Cinemas

One of the hallmarks of becoming a successful anime franchise is movie spin-offs Shows that have proved popular on TV will often find themselves headed to the big screen sooner rather than later. These can be in the form of compilations or recap movies, that reuse footage to retell the story, sometimes with the addition of extra new material. Other times, the feature is an entirely new story.

Among the latest anime to get a movie outing is the fantasy comedy That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime. After two successful seasons on TV, this November will see the Japanese release of That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime The Movie: Scarlet Bond. Crunchyroll have announced that they have picked up the rights to distribute the film internationally (outside Asia). 

Adapted from a popular series of light novels, the series follows a 37-year-old who finds himself reincarnated in a fantasy world. As the title indicates, however, he isn't resurrected as a mighty warrior, or even as a human. Instead, he comes back as a slime. Starting off as blind, deaf and weak, the newly named Rimuru Tempest is able to make use of his special abilities to make both friends and foes in this fantasy world.

The feature-length film will be a standalone story that takes place after the events of the second season of the TV series.

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!    

More details will be released about the film in the coming months. Crunchyroll will release the film in early 2023.  Both seasons are streaming now on Crunchyroll and Funimation.