Crunchyroll Nabs ‘That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond’
Crunchyroll is on a roll with its acquisition of the upcoming feature, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond. The platform has inked a deal with Kodansha for global distribution and marketing rights (excluding Asia) for the movie, set to debut in Japan in November 2022, followed by distribution in all major global territories in early 2023.
The film is based on the best-selling light novel by Fuze, illustrated by Mitz Vah, and the hugely popular fantasy-adventure anime series That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime.
“The series remains a fan favorite with Crunchyroll audiences, and we’re thrilled to continue the adventures with the theatrical release of the film early next year on the big screen,” said Mitchel Berger, Crunchyroll’s Senior Vice President of Global Commerce.
In the series, Minami Satoru is an average 37-year-old who dies. Subsequently reincarnated, Santoru becomes slime, the most unremarkable creature imaginable. Blind, deaf, and weak, things are pretty grim until he taps his two special abilities, “Predator” and “Great Sage,” and emerges as the Rimuru Tempest. In a diverse new world, he develops friendships and foes with the help of his new blobby powers. The stand-alone movie story follows the ending of Season 2 of the series.
In the movie, 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 with the power of bonds put to the test!