The Release Of Anime’s 3rd Season “That Time I Got reincarnated As A Slime” 

The iconic and funny isekai anime series “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime” has finished its original Season 2 run. This show is also known as Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken in Japanese. And now, the new season has been announced. And even though the announcement is not official yet, this is what we have deduced so far.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: What Is It About?

This anime follows Satoru Mikami who is a normal 9 to 5 employee. Satoru is 37 years old and has never had a girlfriend. However, he is still pleased with his repetitive existence in Tokyo. In the middle of a casual talk with a coworker, he is accosted on the street by an unknown attacker. However, as he dies because of his injuries, he hears a weird noise in his mind that seems like a succession of directives that are unusual and incomprehensible.

When Satoru regains consciousness, he finds that he is still alive but has been resurrected as a slimy goop on a new planet. As a consequence, he develops many additional talents. One of his most noticeable talents is to take the form of anything along with its talents, form and features. He then comes into the imprisoned Catastrophe-level monster “Storm Dragon” Veldora. Veldora has been imprisoned for razing a village for the last 300 years. Satoru befriends him, sympathizing with his predicament, and helps him in cracking the seal of imprisonment. In exchange, Veldora bestows on him the name Rimuru Tempest to endow him with celestial protection.

Satorou, liberated from the regularity of his previous existence, sets off on a new adventure with a definite aim in mind. His sticky pranks bounce throughout the world as he adapts to his new appearance, eventually altering his destiny.

Season 1: What You Must Know

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime season 1 had a total of 24 episodes. It debuted on October 2, 2018, and aired on March 29, 2019. The first episode of the anime introduced us to Satouru Mikami who is killed after a stranger attacks him while he is walking on the road. He reincarnates as slime and is given the name of Rimuru. He then sets off to explore the new world he has been reincarnated in and along the way, makes new friends, enemies, and even struggles with his identity, struggling between Satorou and Rimuru. He makes a new friend called Veldora by helping him. He also ends the fight between goblins and Direwolves. 

The season ends with Kuro, also known as Diablo, realizing that Satsurou is the one who will lead him to achieve the truth of their world. 

Recap of the Season 2 of That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime

At the end of Season 1, we learn that Rimuru is now the only ruler of his newly-built realm. So, what changed in the second season? The next season introduces new foes, with a slew of countries opposing Rimuru’s authority and monarchy. He even had a brawl with one of his neighbors. However, during the conflict, the Beastketeers, particularly Rimuru’s allies Sophia and Grucius, were impressed and assisted in establishing diplomatic ties with the Animal Kingdom.

After Rimuru is done dealing with these unfortunate situations, he finds himself making friends with the dwarf king Gazel Dwargo who declares himself to be Rimuru’s pupil. Gazel Dwargo now resorts to teaching Rimuru the subtleties of statecraft and international relations. Rimuru after going through many battles has his people’s undying love, but now that he’s on the world stage, he regretfully lacks allies and political power in comparison to other leaders. There also remains the threat of his beloved state disintegrating if he does not make suitable moves.

However, as the season ends, we can see Rimuru forming alliances with the Dwarf King and Animal Kingdom. We see him making international relations. This should help him gain favor with human kingdoms and political groups, but will it be enough? Rimuru will confront a slew of new foes in the upcoming arc of Reincarnated as a Slime, which will be unveiled in season 3.

What Will Season 3 Be About?

According to the series’ light book, Clayman’s death will have ramifications earlier in 3rd Season. The Sibelius’s Holy Empire, which earlier attacked Rimuru underneath the control of the commander of the crusader warriors, Hinata Sakaguchi, would face reprisal from the protagonist’s soldiers. Regardless of the perilous political situation, Hinata will probably meet Rimuru. Once the political arrangements are in place, Rimuru will have a large celebration, complete with a battle tournament.

Cast and Characters of That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime

The cast of “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime” returned for Seasons 1 and 2. And even though there was a change in direction between the two seasons, there were no further changes in the cast and crew. The current cast of the anime is as follows:

  • Miho Okasaki is in the character of the slime Rimuru
  • Megumi Toyoguchi voices the Great Sage
  • Chikahiro Kobayashi is behind the voice of the wolfish Ranga
  • Hobgoblin Gobta is voiced by Asuna Tomari
  • Mao Ichimichi is in the character of the ogress Shion
  • Kanehira Yamamoto is giving the voice of the goblin ruler

For the English viewers, the English dub, Brittney Karbowski will portray Rimuru, Mallorie Rodak will portray Great Sage, Tyson Rinehart will portray Ranga, Ryan Reynolds will portray Gobta, Michelle Rojas will portray Shion, and Kent Williams will portray Rigurd.

Trailer Of The New Season

Since the upcoming season has only recently been announced, the trailer for the series has yet to be released. But, something to note is that the upcoming season was announced while the second season was still airing, so it is quite possible that the new season is already in production and we will be graced with the trailer soon enough.

Light Novel and Manga of That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime

The anime series is based on a very successful series of soft novels of the same name. This novel is illustrated by the very capable MitzVah. The author of this light novel is Fuse. The manga of this anime series has to this day published 19 volumes in Japan. On the other hand, the light novel series is 19 volumes published till February 2022. 

While the novel series is still ongoing, it is expected to end soon as the author has informed that the series has only 3 volumes left. This means that this popular light novel series will be finished by the end of this year. 

If you are wondering where season 2 left off in the novel series, the series only adapted till volume 6 of the book for the second season. So you can start from volume 7 if you cannot wait for season 3 anymore. As far as history goes, season 3 will most probably end up adapting the novel series till volume 9, and thus, we can look forward to maybe 3 to 4 more seasons of That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime.

Where Can You Watch The Anime Series?

The anime as always is available on Crunchyroll and Funimation. For English viewers, the series is also available on Netflix with the official English dub. The third season will most probably release on Crunchyroll and Funimation first, but Netflix will pick it up soon immediately after it is done with the English dubbing of the show.

When Will Season 3 Be Released?

The 3rd Season has yet to be announced, therefore we can only suspect and predict for the time being. Since, due to the interval of 2 years in these 2 seasons and in addition, an anime feature will be released in the 2022 autumn season, we can only assume that the 3rd season might get released in 2023. But since the main reason for the delay of the second season was the pandemic, we are still unsure. 

Conclusion And Final Thoughts

That Time I Was Reincarnated As A Slime is a standard isekai series that ticks all of the boxes for the genre. A loser virgin from our world is reborn in another, where he is very strong, easily beats all opponents, befriends everyone, and every girl develops an immediate infatuation with him.

The fundamental hook of the anime is the slime’s ongoing development of powers, as well as the expansion of the civilization he develops with each task he completes. Both are done in a lighthearted and healthy manner. The protagonist may instantaneously duplicate any ability from the animals he eats and use it to conquer any obstacle in his path. Because there is no feeling of training or learning, everything is done on the cheap. It’s all about putting your gained skills to use, which is as simple as clicking a button. Furthermore, the bulk of his friends join him because they are amazed by his abilities, rather than because they have earned his trust or perceived him as a fellow fighter. This is exemplified by the dire wolf from the first few episodes. Despite murdering his father and several of his friends, he embraces the slime as his ruler.

There is no plot, though, since each arc unfolds like a haphazardly pieced-together adventure in a video game. The protagonist is not aggressively pursuing a specified aim. He desires a peaceful society but does little to achieve it other than respond to whatever comes his way, which unintentionally improves the community. As a result, the storyline is weak and sluggish. Because the storyline is sluggish-paced and one-dimensional, the spectator may get bored if they are not a big fan of isekai or slow burn. Apart from the plot, most of the characters could also be classified as one-dimensional, including the protagonist. The animation is spectacular and eye-catching but fails to make up for the slow pace of the plot.

However, irrespective of the loose ends, the series has still managed to garner lots of attention and viewership and continuously has received good ratings from many viewers, so we are still waiting for the next season with lots of hope.

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