We learned in February 2020 that another novel adaptation into anime was in the works with the By the Grace of the Gods property and then learned that Funimation is a co-producer on the series. Set for the October 2020 season, Funimation has now brought out a new English-subtitled trailer for the series that clocks in at 90-seconds and gives us a good feel for what the project is like. Additionally, they were able to real some new cast additions with:
- Saori Hayami as Elise
- Takehito Koyasu as Reinbach
The series has Takeyuki Yanase directing it based on the scripts from Kazuyuki Fudeyasu. Maho Film is handling the animation with Kaho Deguchi serving as the character designer and as the chief animation director.
The Japanese cast includes Azusa Tadokoro as Ryoma.
The series comes from Roy and Ririnra which is published by Hobby Japan. Beginning in 2015, there are eight volumes out as of the announcement.
Plot Concept: Under the protection of the gods, a relaxed life with slimes in another world begins!
One day, the life of middle-aged Japanese businessman Ryoma Takebayashi came to a rather sudden and disappointing end. Ryoma had never had a blessed life, but after his death, three great gods sought his cooperation and reincarnated him as a child in another world with swords and magic!
Receiving a most cordial and divine welcome from the gods, Ryoma decides to live leisurely on his own in the forest for the time being. Working diligently at magic and hunting, Ryoma’s greatest passion comes to be researching his tamed slimes?! Training a variety of slimes (some newly discovered), the curtain rises on this easygoing life fantasy celebrating a second life with kind people in another world!