That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime movie trailer and new visuals
Rimuru (Miho Okasaki/Brittney Karbowski) and friends are coming back! Our favorite slime monarch has a new crisis to contend with, and I for one am excited. According to Anime News Network, the previously announced Slime film is headed to theaters in November. The video reveals the film’s title Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken: Guren no Kizuna (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Scarlet Bonds) No word on when it will make it to North America, but the fact that the trailer has subtitles gives me hope that it might be soon after or even a simulrelease with a simuldub.
In more good news, this original story has been crafted by, Fuse, the original light novel author and will feature a new land called Rahza and a new character who survived the ogre attack depicted in season 1 of the anime. What’s more, he has a name as well. More than likely he evolved into a kijin too based on the fact that he’s giving Benimaru (Makoto Furukawa/Ricco Fajardo) a run for his money in the trailer.
A rush of questions springs to mind. Who named Hiiro and is he an anomaly or part of a larger group with a plan to use Rimuru’s methods as a way to directly oppose him? Is monster naming going to become a bigger thing now that Rimuru has opened the floodgates and showed people what can be accomplished with the liberal use of the practice? What happened to make Hiiro turn from fam to foe? Is this just an initial misunderstanding and the real enemy hasn’t been revealed yet?
Crisp and exciting battle footage aside, the fun of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime is mostly in the nation-building and diplomacy aspects. It’s literally just nice to see a leader who has the wellbeing of his charges at the forefront of his mind and will defend them from those who mean them harm. Sigh. If only life would imitate art in that regard. Additionally, The Slime Diaries provides a lovely slice of life aspect to the world that is also incredibly fun and even poignant at times. (Crossing my fingers that Crunchimation will dub this now that they have become one.) I hope there is a bit of that energy to be found in the beginning and end of the film. I miss the Jura Tempest Federation, capital city Rimuru.