That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
転生したらスライムだった件
(Tensei Shitara Suraimu Datta Ken)
GenreFantasy,[1] isekai[2]
Novel series
Written byFuse
Published byShōsetsuka ni Narō
Original run20132016
Light novel
Written byFuse
Illustrated byMitz Vah
Published byMicro Magazine
English publisher
DemographicMale
ImprintGC Novels
Original run2014 – present
Volumes15
Manga
Written byFuse
Illustrated byTaiki Kawakami
Published byKodansha
English publisher
DemographicShōnen
MagazineMonthly Shōnen Sirius
Original run2015 – present
Volumes13
Manga
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: How Monsters Walk
Written byFuse
Illustrated byShō Okagiri
Published byMicro Magazine
DemographicSeinen
MagazineComic Ride
Original run2016 – present
Volumes6
Anime television series
Directed byYasuhito Kikuchi
Atsushi Nakayama (AD)[3]
Produced byYōhei Itō
Shigeto Sugimoto?
Written byKazuyuki Fudeyasu
Music byElements Garden
StudioEight Bit
Licensed by
Original networkTokyo MX, BS11, tvk, MBS
Original run October 2, 2018 – present
Episodes24 + 5 OVAs

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Japanese: 転生したらスライムだった件, Hepburn: Tensei Shitara Suraimu Datta Ken) is also known as TenSura[4] (転スラ) or Slime Isekai.[4] It is a Japanese fantasy light novel series written by Fuse. The pictures in the light novel are drawn by Mitz Vah. It was published online between 2013 and 2016 on website Shōsetsuka ni Narō. Micro Magazine published the first light novel volume in 2014. Fifteen volumes have been released as of September 2019. The light novel has been licensed in North America by Yen Press. It published the first volume in December 2017. There is a manga based on the light novel published by Kodansha. It also has a manga spin-off published by Micro Magazine. There is an anime television series based on the light novel by Eight Bit.

Reception[change | change source]

The light novel series has over 4.5 million volumes in print.[1] It was the fifth best-selling title of 2018 with 539,277 copies[5] Its manga adaptation was the ninth best-selling title of 2018 with 3,460,066 copies.[6]

The light novel ranked eighth in 2017 in Takarajimasha's annual light novel guide book Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi!, in the tankōbon category.[7] It ranked sixth in 2018[8] and fifth in 2019.[9]

In 2019, Rimuru Tempest won Best Protagonist on the Crunchyroll Anime Awards.[10]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Pineda, Rafael Antonio (March 7, 2018). "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Light Novels Get Fall TV Anime". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on March 7, 2018. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  2. "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime - The Fall 2018 Anime Preview Guide". Anime News Network. October 1, 2018. Archived from the original on December 17, 2018. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  3. "Interview: The Directors of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime". AnimeNewsNetwork. March 8, 2019. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Frye, Patrick (15 August 2019). "That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime Season 2 release date confirmed for 2020". Monsters and Critics. Affectionately known as Slime Isekai or TenSura
  5. "Top-Selling Light Novels in Japan by Series: 2018". Anime News Network. November 29, 2018. Archived from the original on November 30, 2018. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  6. "Top-Selling Manga in Japan by Series: 2018". Anime News Network. November 29, 2018. Archived from the original on November 30, 2018. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  7. Pineda, Rafael Antonio (November 23, 2016). "Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! 2017's Series Ranking". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on August 2, 2017. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  8. Pineda, Rafael Antonio (November 24, 2017). "Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! Reveals 2018 Series Ranking". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on February 14, 2018. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  9. "Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! Reveals 2019 Series Ranking". Anime News Network. November 23, 2018. Archived from the original on November 24, 2018. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  10. "The Anime Awards - Crunchyroll". Crunchyroll. Archived from the original on February 28, 2019. Retrieved February 28, 2019.

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