That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime is a Japanese light novel series written by Fuse. Originally published as a web series, the series has been published since May 2014. The novel series was adapted into a manga series drawn by Taiki Kawakami. An anime television series adaptation by studio 8-Bit first aired in Japan between October 2, 2018, and March 26, 2019. A second season separated into two courses aired between January 2021 and September 2021, with the first course airing from January 12, 2021, to March 30, 2021, and the second, airing from July 6, 2021, to September 21, 2021. An anime movie, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond, was announced after the end of Season 2, and in this article, we are going to tell you everything about the upcoming movie and its US and UK release.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond was announced after the end of Season 2 of the anime series. The movie premiered in Japan on November 25, 2022, with Crunchyroll screening the movie outside Asia in early 2023, as was initially revealed. In December 2022, it was confirmed that the movie would be released on January 18 in the UK and Ireland, and on January 20 in the US and Canada.
The rest of this article is going to bring you all the known and unknown information related to the upcoming Western release of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond movie. You’re going to find out about its release date, whether there is a trailer, what the story is going to be about, the basic cast information, and much more about this highly-anticipated movie.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond US & UK release date
The anime adaptation of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, produced by 8-Bit, premiered on October 2, 2018. The series was directed by Yasuhito Kikuchi, with Atsushi Nakayama serving as assistant director, Kazuyuki Fudeyasu handling composition, Ryouma Ebata designing the characters, and Takahiro Kishida providing the monster designs.
Elements Garden composed the music for the series. The series was simulcast on Crunchyroll and Funimation. The first season had 25 episodes plus 5 OVAs, resulting in a total of 30 episodes. A second season was announced soon and was scheduled to premiere in October 2020, but was delayed to January 12, 2021, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The second season was a split-cour anime and the second half was scheduled to air in April 2021 but has been postponed to July 2021.
8-Bit once again produced the series, with the staff and cast members reprising their roles. After the broadcast of the final episode of the second season, it was announced that the series would receive an anime film. The film’s title was revealed to be That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond. The film premiered on November 25, 2022, in Japan. It was originally announced that Crunchyroll would screen the film outside of Asia in early 2023, but no precise release date had been given at the time.
Since the announcement, some additional information has been released, including a trailer, which you can check out below, and two promotional posters:
These two posters don’t tell us much about the upcoming movie, but it’s definitely nice to see some of the guys back before a very certain third season. Also, before we continue, here is what the people behind the whole project had to say about the movie:
I started writing this piece of work as a hobby, but it’s going to be made into a movie! I was so dumbfounded at first because it felt almost unrealistic. Please look forward to seeing how it will turn out!– Fuse, the author of the series
When I heard the news of a movie release, I can’t stop being excited, and that there was more to Tensura that I don’t know yet. I can’t wait to see the more action from Rimuru and his friends in the movie version!– Taiki Kawakami, the artist for the manga
The movie was confirmed……! This is all thanks to each and every one of you who have supported Tensura, and I felt that we similar to the citizens of Tempest that are supporting Rimuru. I’d like to thank you all and hope we can make a good movie!– Mitz Vah, the artist for the light novel
We can now continue with the other info we have. Fast forward to mid-December 2022, some 20 days after the original Japanese premiere of the movie, Crunchyroll finally released the official cinematic release dates for the Western release of the movie, and here they are, as per the official press release:
- January 18 in the United Kingdom and Ireland
- January 19 in Australia
- January 20 in the United States and Canada
- January 26 in Mexico
- Additional 2023 dates in the Middles East and additional territories in Europe to be announced soon
As you can see, the second half of January is going to do it for most Western countries, save for some European countries, but we don’t think that they will have to wait too much after January 18 to see the movie. The fact that we have different release dates for Western countries probably has to do with the dates when each country’s cinemas change their schedules, so don’t worry; it’s not discrimination.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond trailer
Anime movies are usually announced through teaser trailers, and that was the case with That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond as well. In Japan, two preview teaser trailers have been announced as of June 2022, but these videos are geo-locked so we won’t actually link them here since most of our readers won’t be able to access them. Luckily for you, though, we have something for you!
Namely, on June 28, 2022, Crunchyroll, the official distributor for non-Asian markets, released the official subbed trailer for That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond. You can check it out here:
Additional trailers are definitely going to appear in the future, before the movie’s release, so keep following us as we are going to update this article as new trailers arrive. An additional trailer was released alongside the confirmation of the Western release of the movie, and you can also check it out here:
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond plot
The movie is going to have a 110-minute runtime, and this is what Crunchyroll officially revealed about the film’s synopsis as part of the movie’s promotion back when it was originally announced:
Rimuru Tempest, a slime who evolved into a demon lord to save his friends. He and his friends established the Jura Tempest Federation, a land of monsters. In Raja, a small country located to the west, A long-running conspiracy swirls around the mysterious power of the queen. Then, Hiiro, a “Survivor of the Ogres”, suddenly appears in front of Rimuru and his friends. They are reunited with a man who used to be the brother of Benimaru and his friends. The severed “scarlet bonds” now become the guiding light for a new fight.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond cast
Luckily enough for us, the that Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: The scarlet Bond movie has already come out in Japan, and we know the complete Japanese voice cast, as well as the characters that are going to appear in the movie. With the English-language production being worked on as we speak, it makes sense that the English voice cast is likewise known, and here are all the known cast members whose voices we can expect in January:
|Character||Japanese voice actor||English voice actor|
|Rimuru Tempest||Miho Okasaki||Brittany Karbowski|
|Benimaru||Makoto Furukawa||Ricco Fajardo|
|Raphael||Megumi Toyoguchi||Mallorie Rodak|
|Shuna||Sayaka Senbongi||Tia Ballard|
|Souei||Takuya Eguchi||Ian Sinclair|
|Hakurou||Houchuu Ootsuka||Charlie Campbell|
|Kurobe||Junichi Yanagita||Eric Vale|
|Rigurd||Kanehira Yamamoto||Kent Williams|
|Gobta||Asuna Tomari||Ryan Reynolds|
|Ranga||Chikahiro Kobayashi||Tyson Rinehart|
|Geld||Taro Yamaguchi||Jim Foronda|
|Gabiru||Jun Fukuyama||Austin Tindle|
|Diablo||Takahiro Sakurai||Daman Mills|
|Raja Minister||Ken Uo||TBA|
|Violet’s older lieutenant||Mugihito||TBA|
|Violet’s younger lieutenant||Yoshiki Nakajima||TBA|