September Anime Challenge – That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

Our challenge this month is That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Japanese: Tensei Shitara Suraimu Datta Ken). The series is based on the light novel series written by Fuse, and illustrated by Mitz Vah, which was serialized online between 2013 and 2016 on the user-generated novel publishing website Shosetsuka Ni Naro. It consists of sixteen volumes. A manga adaptation was published by Kodansha then three manga spin-offs appeared in different manga magazines such as Micro Magazine. In 2018 the anime, which is our challenge this month premiered, adapted by Eight Bit. A second season was supposed to premiere in October 2020, but due to COVID-19 throwing a spanner in the work it will only premiere is April 2021.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime is not your normal fantasy isekai. It tells the story of Satoru Mikami, a thirty-seven year old mundane man in a dead-end job that dies after a robbery gone badly. He gets a second chance in life by being reincarnated as, we kid you not, a low-level slime in a fantasy world. (Some people really have weird karma!). He has to deal with his new oozing existence by being a monster, and like a rock thrown into a pond, his life will cause ripples that will change that fantasy world forever.