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Light Novels & Manga By The Numbers: ‘That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime’ Crosses 45 Million Copies

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© Fuse / Mitz Vah / Kodansha

The anime adaptation of the manga That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime from Fuse and Mitz Vah got underway in Japan with its October 1st, 2018 premiere and it’s done well with a second season, a feature film, and a spinoff project. The show has done well enough that a third season was announced in November 2022.

We learned previously that there were plans for a spring 2024 premiere and it has an April 5th, 2024 debut scheduled. While we’re gearing up for that, some new numbers have come in on one of the big reasons why we’re getting more anime – the light novel series, manga, and spinoffs – have crossed the 45 million copies in circulation level worldwide. The properties are translated into a lot of languages and the anime continues to be popular for good reason.

The Japanese cast includes Miho Okazaki as RimuruTomoaki Maeno as Veldora, Yumiri Hanamori as Shizu Makoto Furukawa as Benimaru, Sayaka Senbongi as Shuna, M.A.O as Shion, Takuya Eguchi as Sōei, Houchu Ohtsuka as Hakurō, Rina Hidaka as Milim, Megumi Toyoguchi as Great Sage, Junichi Yanagita as Kurobee, Chikahiro Kobayashi as Ranga, Kanehira Yamamoto as Rigurdo, Haruki Ishiya as Rigur, Asuna Tomari as Gobuta, Atsushi Ono as Kaijin, Takuma Terashima as Satoru Mikami, Rie Tanaka as Trainee, Takaya Hashi as the dwarf king Gazeru, Kenjiro Tsuda as the minister Besutaa, Ken Narita as Fyūzu, Itaru Yamamoto as Beruyaado, Ryūichi Kijima as Gido, Akane Kumada as Ellen, and Kengo Takanashi as Kabaru.

The newly added cast includes:

  • Inori Minase as Maribel (Mariabell) Rosso
  • Kenji Nojima as Renard (Leonard)
  • Eiji Takemoto as Arnaud
  • Hajime Iijima as Bacchus
  • Haruka Aikawa as Ritus
  • Wataru Komada as Garde
  • Taishi Murata as Fritz
  • Shōya Chiba as Saare
  • Mari Hino as Glenda
  • Masashi Yamane as Grigori

The third season features the new opening theme song will be “PEACEKEEPER” as performed by STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION.

The manga, which has just under 5 million copies in print in Japan, began in 2013 and a manga adaptation launched in 2015, both of which are being brought out by Yen Press and Kodansha Comics respectively.

Check out the official site and Twitter.

Plot Concept: Lonely thirty-seven-year-old Satoru Mikami is stuck in a dead-end job, unhappy with his mundane life, but after dying at the hands of a robber, he awakens to a fresh start in a fantasy realm…as a slime monster! As he acclimates to his goopy new existence, his exploits with the other monsters set off a chain of events that will change his new world forever!

© Fuse / Mitz Vah / Kodansha

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