To commemorate the Japanese box office performance of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond, a new Kizuna (Bond) “emotional PV” featuring the insert songs “Jouka” by TRUE and “SPARKLES” by STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION has been released.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond premiered in Japan on November 25. The anime franchise’s Twitter account revealed on December 19 that the movie had grossed 1 billion yen (~US$7.57 million). The film will be released internationally (sans Asia) starting from January 18.
The movie features an original story draft from That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime creator Fuse. Crunchyroll describes the plot as:
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!
Yasuhito Kikuchi (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 1) directed the film with Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime series composer and scriptwriter) as scriptwriter, Ryouma Ebata (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime) as character designer, and Takahiro Kishida (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime) as monster designer. Eight Bit once again served as the animation production company. The cast for the movie’s original characters includes Yuuma Uchida as Hiro, Riko Fukumoto as Towa, and Subaru Kimura as Lacua.
The That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime anime 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 22 tankoubon volumes as of December 2022. A third season of the anime is on its way.