Singapore-based anime distributor MUSE Asia has announced on Monday they will stream That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Scarlet Bond anime film.
The anime film will be made available to over-the-top (OTT) streamers around the region starting Thursday, 23 March, at 11:00pm PHT.
In the Philippines, the anime film would be made available to subscribers of POPTV Bento, iQIYI and Bilibili, as well as purchasing it through Google TV and Apple’s iTunes Store.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Scarlet Bond is an anime film based on the popular isekai light novel series, written by Fuse.
The popular series first started as a self-published web novel in 2013 and was picked-up by Micro Magazine under their GC Models imprint the following year, with Mitz Vah joining as its illustrator. Since September last year, the light novel has published 20 volumes.
It’s manga adaptation, illustrated by Taiki Kawakami, is being published in Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine since March 2015, which currently has 22 volumes published. The series has since received several manga spinoffs.
Crunchyroll, which distributed the anime film in several territories outside Asia, described the anime:
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, who directed the first season of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime television anime series, returned to direct the anime film, which features an original story.
Aside from that, the main staff members, including scriptwriter Kazuyuki Fudeyasu, character designer Ryoma Ebata and art director Ayumi Sato, returned to work on the anime film, with Eight Bit also handling its production.
Miho Okasaki will return to portray the show’s lead character “Rimuru Tempest,” where she will be joined by Yuma Uchida, who voiced “Kyo Soma” in the 2019 anime reboot of Fruits Basket, as “Hiiro”.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime’s television anime adaptation, which was first directed by Macross Frontier’s Yasuhito Kikuchi and written by JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure’s Kazuyuki Fudeyasu, premiered on Japanese television in October 2018.
The anime series received its second season, which was split into two parts. Due to the effects of COVID-19 pandemic, the first-half’s airing was moved from October 2020 to January 2021, while the second-half was also moved from April to July 2021. Atsushi Nakayama, who is an assistant director on the first season, took over the directorial role.
The series is set to receive its third season, scheduled to premiere in the Second Quarter of 2024.
MUSE Asia handles the license of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime’s anime adaptations and spinoffs in the Asian region, and they released the anime film in theaters in Singapore last January.