The That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime anime’s Twitter account has revealed that the production of a third season has been decided. A teaser visual of Rimuru facing off against Hinata Sakaguchi was released with the announcement.
The news comes two weeks before the November 25 release of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond in Japan.
The That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime series is based on Taiki Kawakami‘s Kodansha-published manga adaptation of Fuse’s light novels, which is serialized in Monthly Shonen Sirius and published under the Sirius KC label. The manga began in 2015 and has 21 volumes as of July 2022.
Kodansha USA describes the manga as:
As players of Monster Hunter and Dungeons & Dragons know, the slime is not exactly the king of the fantasy monsters. So when a 37-year-old Tokyo salaryman dies and wakes up in a world of dragons and magic, he’s a little disappointed to find he’s become a blind, boneless slime monster.par par Mikami’s middle age hasn’t gone as he planned: He never found a girlfriend, he got stuck in a dead-end job, and he was abruptly stabbed to death in the street at 37. So when he wakes up in a new world straight out of a fantasy RPG, he’s disappointed but not exactly surprised to find that he’s not a knight or a wizard but a blind slime demon. But there are chances for even a slime to become a hero …
The series and movie’s staff includes Kazuyuki Fudeyasu as series composer and scriptwriter, Ryouma Ebata as character designer, Takahiro Kishida as monster designer, Ayumi Satou as art director, Maki Saitou as color designer, and Hiroshi Satou as photography director. Eight Bit is the animation production company.
Yasuhito Kikuchi directed the first season and Scarlet Bond, while Atsushi Nakayama directed the second season after serving as assistant director on the first. Elements Garden’s Hitoshi Fujima is credited with the music composition for the movie, while Elements Garden was credited for the series.
Meanwhile, the cast includes Miho Okasaki as Rimuru Tempest, Megumi Toyoguchi as Greatsage, Tomoaki Maeno as Veldora, Makoto Furukawa as Benimaru, Sayaka Senbongi as Shuna, M.A.O as Shion, Takuya Eguchi as Sōei, Houchuu Ootsuka as Hakuro, and Rina Hidaka as Milim.
The light novel series, which is illustrated by Mitz Vah and published under Micro Magazine’s GC Novels label, began in 2014 and released its 20th volume on September 30, 2022. The story originated as a web novel in 2013 on Shousetsuka ni Narou. The franchise includes multiple manga spin-offs as well as an anime spin-off series titled The Slime Diaries.