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Second 'Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken' Season Airs in Split Cours, 'Tensura Nikki' Spin-off Gets TV Anime

Mar 22, 2020 1:55 AM
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The official website of the Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime) anime series announced on Sunday that its second season will air in two cours. The first half will debut in October 2020, with the second half in April 2021. The website also revealed the first promotional video.

Bandai Namco Arts simultaneously announced a television anime adaptation of Shiba's Tensura Nikki: Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken (The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime) spin-off manga. The anime will air from January to March 2021.

Both the main television series and the spin-off anime will premiere on Tokyo MX, MBS, BS11, TV Aichi, TV Hokkaido, TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting, Tochigi TV, and Gunma TV. This marks nine consecutive months of new Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken anime installments that will broadcast on television. The first season will begin rerunning on the aforementioned channels—with the exception of Tokyo MX and MBS—on April 14.

Synopsis (Tensura Nikki)
"Dear diary... I got reincarnated as a slime."

Even in another world, lives aren't always on the line. There's plenty of work to be done, from feeding the community and forging the items the community needs; as well as plenty of play ...and hijinks throughout! Join Rimuru and friends as they kick back and enjoy their daily lives. (Source: Kodansha Comics)

Staff (Tensura Nikki)
Director: Yuuji Haibara (Hoshiai no Sora CG director)
Assistant Director: Tsutomu Kasai (Rewrite animation producer)
Series Composition: Kotatsumikan
Character Design: Risa Takai (Strike the Blood animation director), Atsushi Irie (Knight's & Magic prop design)
Art Director: Ayumi Satou (Sakura Quest)
Color Design: Maki Saitou (Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken)
Photography: Chiptune
Music: Ron (Hai to Gensou no Grimgar)

Voice cast from the main television anime will reprise their roles in the spin-off.

Kodansha's Monthly Shounen Sirius magazine began serializing the spin-off manga in April 2018. The third volume went on sale on November 8 last year. Kodansha Comics licensed the manga in English in July 2019 and published the second volume on September 10. The manga has a cumulative 500,000 copies of its compiled volumes in print.

The television anime is based on Taiki Kawakami's manga adaptation of Fuse and Mitz Vah's adventure fantasy novel series, which aired in 24 episodes in Fall 2018. Crunchyroll simulcast the anime as it aired in Japan, while Funimation streamed an English dub. The latter also released the anime on home video in two installments on October 1 last year and February 4.

PV (Second Season)

PV (Spin-off)

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Source: Moca News

Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken 2nd Season Part 2, Tensura Nikki: Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken on MAL
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Mar 22, 2020 2:00 AM
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That's 9 straight months of new TenSura content, no wonder why they took their sweet time.

Quite the stark difference between the theme in the PVs, lol.

Personally, I wasn't the biggest fan of the 1st season at all but I'm still mildly looking forward to this.
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Mar 22, 2020 4:24 AM

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Very positive news! +1

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Mar 22, 2020 4:56 AM
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3 straight cour of Slime content is what I'm here for let's go!!!!!!
Mar 22, 2020 6:52 AM
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9 months of Slime in a row. That’s a rarity for any franchise these days

Almost worth a PogChamp

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Mar 22, 2020 7:08 AM

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good news, at least we get a long lasting isekai lube.
Mar 22, 2020 7:14 AM

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Mar 22, 2020 7:44 AM

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Great news, looking forward to this!
Mar 22, 2020 10:04 AM

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Yay very excited!!!!
Mar 22, 2020 11:52 AM

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What wonderful news, the franchise will stay for 9 months on air
Mar 22, 2020 2:12 PM

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sugoi that they also adapt the slice of life manga, I hope they will later adapt the bunny girl spin-off manga ^^
Mar 22, 2020 2:50 PM
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Great news!!! Hopefully, if they pace this season like they did in the first half of the first season, there’s a lot of good content waiting for us that I can hardly wait for.
Also, it’s pretty clear (from the trailer) that they are going to include the materials they skipped over in the second half of the first season, which is great and a genuine relief since they are pretty necessary for this season to work.
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Mar 22, 2020 4:38 PM

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I look forward to it. :D
Mar 22, 2020 6:25 PM
Apr 4, 2020 10:20 PM

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That is a lot of episodes! More hype!! It's one of my favorite isekai series. Hopefully the story stays interesting enough and not stagnate.
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Apr 6, 2020 4:15 PM

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splitting it in two parts is really good resource to keep the quality of the show, like they did in sword art online, that animation was over the top, 4 real.