Isekai anime, or shows that focus on reincarnation, can be a bit of a hit-or-miss genre within the larger anime industry, and for the most part, Isekai series can either fall flat with fans or go on to become one of the biggest shows of the entire slate. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime on Fuse, which debuted in late 2018, is arguably one of the most well-liked Isekai series. Season 2 of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime ended in September of last year, but now that word of anime has spread online, millions of fans all over the world are celebrating the announcement of Slime Season 3.
Slime Season 3 officially renewed
Slime Season 3 official release date was just announced via the That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (TenSura) website a few minutes ago, on November 9. A teaser image showing Hinata Sakaguchi confronting Rimuru has been released in addition to the announcement; see below. The creation of the TV series had been put on hold for a while as the Eight Bit team concentrated on a theatrical film, as was mentioned in the blog post on the official website. Renewals of anime shows are often based on the availability of the series’ light novel or manga source material and how well it is performing with global viewers. Thank goodness, There Are Lots of Both in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime!
The ratings and reviews of the anime
In order to wrap up Season 2 Episode 24, the original series’ sixth and final volume of the light novel was adapted. Twenty light novel volumes have been published in Japan as of November 2022, which means that the main plot is just about one-third of the way done! Fans from all over the world continue to hold an incredible reputation for the series. With more than 450,000 reviews, Season 2 is currently rated 8.2/10 on IMDB and 8.39/10 on MyAnimeList, significantly better than the first season.
Release Date of Slime Season 3
Eight Bit has not publicly disclosed a target release date for That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 3, but it is possible to make some assumptions based on the production schedule of previous seasons. While the second season was confirmed in March 2019 and made its debut in January 2021, season one was announced in March 2018 and debuted that October.
Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic had a negative impact on second-season production, delaying the premiere from its original October 2020 schedule. Production on a third season would not necessarily experience the same delays, though, as the pandemic’s impact on the anime industry has been gradually easing. Similarly, Eight Bit’s work would be simplified because all the required sources are easily accessible. The only potential snag is the development of an anime film, which is expected to begin production in the Fall of 2022 and have its Japanese premiere in the Summer of 2023.
The anticipated plot of season 3
We see Rimuru in his last conflict with the demon ruler Clayman in the season 2 finale, “Octagram.” After gaining an awakening, Clayman gained new abilities that make him even more lethal. Nevertheless, the tale concludes successfully with Rimuru triumphant. We anticipate that Slime Season 3 will pick up after the events of the epic fight if it is approved, supposing that it will have an original plot. The conclusion of the light book Volume 6: The Octagram Soars Brightly is reflected in the season two finale. The third season of the anime will probably begin adapting Volume 7 based on the pace of the series and where the previous season left off.
“A brave blob in trouble! The news of Rimuru’s victory over the demonic lord Clayman sends shockwaves through the Holy Empire of Lubelius, especially in light of Hinata Sakaguchi’s recent audacious attack on Rimuru as captain of the Crusader troops and head knight of the nation’s Imperial Guard. The situation only seems to become worse when a priest Rimuru sends to attend a crucial conference of Lubelius power brokers is killed. As Hinata travels to Tempest to settle things, the stakes for both sides could not be higher—one incorrect move might result in all-out war!”
The main voice cast of the anime
Between the two seasons, there was just a change in the director’s seat, while the rest of the cast stayed on. For “That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime” season 2, Atsushi Nakayama took over as director in the place of Yasuhito Kikuchi, who directed the first season. The rest of the main voice cast will probably continue to make appearances to bring the characters to life in Slime Season 3.
Asuna Tomari plays the hobgoblin Gobta, Chikahiro Kobayashi plays the wolfish Ranga, Mao Ichimichi plays the ogress Shion, and Kanehira Yamamoto plays the goblin leader Rigurd in the Japanese dub. Brittney Karbowski plays the role of Rimuru, Mallorie Rodak plays the role of Great Sage, Ryan Reynolds plays Gobta, Tyson Rinehart plays Ranga, Michelle Rojas plays Shion, and Kent Williams plays Rigurd in the English dub.
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