Crunchyroll announced today that it has acquired the global rights from the Kodansha publishing house with respect to the film That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond. The anime feature film will open in Japan in November 2022, and will be distributed in major territories around the world in early 2023.
“Crunchyroll is beyond excited to continue the adventures of Rimuru Tempest and company with the theatrical release of the film early next year on the big screen.“, words of Mitchell BergerSenior Vice President of Global Trade Crunchyroll.
Currently the waifu Hime streaming service is more than excited to bring more anime movies to theaters in Spanish-speaking territories, as evidence we had the premiere of the movie Jujutsu Kaisen 0 a couple of months ago as well as the announcement of the next arrival of the film Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero in August.
The film is based on the best-selling light novel written by Fuze and illustrated by Mitz Vah and the popular fantasy adventure anime series That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime. The series follows Satoru Mikami, a 37-year-old ordinary man who dies and is reincarnated as the most insignificant creature possible: a slime. At first his prospects are pretty bad. He does not see, he does not hear and he is also very weak. Luckily, by combining his two special abilities, “Predator” and “Great Sage”, the now renamed Rimuru Tempest will use his powers to make friends and enemies alike in a new and varied world. The standalone story takes place after the end of season 2 of the anime series. More details about the film will be revealed in the coming months.
Synopsis for That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond:
In Raja, a small country west of Tempest, a complex conspiracy is brewing involving a mysterious force known as “Queen”. When the slime evolved into the Demon King, Rimuru Tempest, crosses paths with an ogre survivor named Hiiro, an incredible new adventure filled with new characters begins. The strength of friendship will be tested once again!
Font: Press release (Crunchyroll)