The official website of That Time I Got Reincarnated As Slime movie revealed on Oct 7, 2022 that Sekai Yamamoto from Fantastics, which is a part of the Exile Tribe supergroup, and comedy duo Tom Brown have joined the cast of the movie.
Both Tom Brown and Sekai said that they are huge fans of the original work. This will be the first time both of them take up a voice acting role.
Sekai will be voicing Fuji, who is Hiiro’s subordinate and assistant in the movie, whereas Tom Brown comedy duo will be voicing two miners from the Raja Minor.
Additionally it was also revealed that moviegoers for the film, titled That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Scarlet Bonds, will be receiving a prequel manga to the film.
The manga is titled That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Scarlet Bonds Volume 0 and it will be drawn by Taiki Kawakami, who is in charge of the adapting the novels into manga.
800,000 copies of the prequel manga are made available, and it is described as first of the many bonuses that filmgoers will be receiving.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Scarlet Bonds movie will release in Japan on Nov 25, 2022. Crunchyroll will stream the movie in “all major global territories” (except Asia) in early 2023.
The movie is based on an original story scripted by the author of the light novels, Fuse. The plot will center on events after Rimuru Tempest, a slime, became a demon lord to save those close to him. It will feature an original character Hiiro.
MindaRyn will perform the theme song “Make Me Feel Better,” while the insert songs, Joka and SPARKLES, will be sung by TRUE and STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION respectively.
The earlier announced cast includes:
- Yūma Uchida as Hiiro
- Riko Fukumoto as Towa
- Subaru Kimura as Lacua
- Rimuru: Miho Okasaki
- Benimaru: Makoto Furukawa
- Wisdom King: Megumi Toyoguchi
- Veldora: Tomoaki Maeno
- Shuna: Sayaka Senbongi
- Shion: M ・ A ・ O
- Souei: Takuya Eguchi
- Hakurou: Yoshitada Otsuka
- Kurobe: Junichi Yanagita
- Rigurd: Kanehira Yamamoto
- Gobta: Asuna Tomari
- Ranga: Chikahiro Kobayashi
- Geld: Taro Yamaguchi
- Gabiru: Jun Fukushima
- Diablo: Takahiro Sakurai
Studio 8 bit is charge of animating the movie.
The plot of That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime: Scarlet Bond can be summarized as follows:
Rimuru and his companions get entangled in a conspiracy revolving around the mysterious powers of the queen of Raja, a country to the west of Demon Kingdom of Tempest. At the same time, Rimuru and Benimaru encounter Hiiro, a survivor of the ogre tribe, who used to consider Benimaru as his brother.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime light novels, also known as TenSura, are written by Fuse, and illustrated by Mitz Vah. The story is about a salaryman who is murdered and reincarnates in a sword and sorcery world as a slime with unique powers and gathers allies to build his own nation of monsters.
Nineteen volumes of the light novel have been released as of November 2021. The light novel has been licensed in North America by Yen Press, who published the first volume in December 2017.
An anime adaptation by by Eight Bit aired from October 2018 to March 2019. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 aired from January to September 2021.
Source: Official Website
©Taiki Kawakami, Fuse, Kodansha/Tensura Production Committee