Publishing company Hobby Japan announced an anime adaptation of Roy
's Kami-tachi ni Hirowareta Otoko
(The Man Picked up by the Gods
) light novel on Thursday.
Ryouma Takebayashi dies in his sleep at the age of 39 after leading a life of misfortune. Taking pity on him, three deities offer him the chance to reincarnate in a world of magic where he has only one mission: to be himself and enjoy life. They bestow upon Ryouma powerful physical abilities as well as the affinity to master all elements, and promise to watch over him. His new life as a young child officially starts when he is teleported into a forest.
Three years go by. Having spent most of his time researching slimes, Ryouma has managed to evolve unique kinds of slimes, training an army of them while developing his magic abilities. Although the young boy is happy with his hermit existence and comfortable cave home, he somewhat misses the company of humans. But after healing an injured member of a passing group of travelers from a duke's household, Ryouma is persuaded to go with them and exit the forest accompanied by his menagerie of slimes. A whole new world awaits him, where his skills as a magic user and slime tamer continue to elicit surprise and admiration. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
the adventure fantasy novel on the Shousetsuka ni Narou website in July 2015, garnering over 240 million views. Hobby Japan began publishing the series under its HJ Novels imprint with illustrations by Ririnra
in September 2017. The eighth volume will go on sale on Saturday. The light novel has a cumulative 1 million copies of its volumes in print.
A manga adaptation
drawn by Ranran
has been serialized in Manga UP!
web magazine since November 2017. Square Enix shipped the fourth volume in October 2019.
J-Novel Club and Square Enix licensed
the light novel and manga in English under the title By the Grace of the Gods
last November, respectively. The first light novel volume was published
electronically on February 1. The first manga volume is scheduled for a November 2020 release.
Novel special site: http://hobbyjapan.co.jp/hjnovels/series/27/
Kami-tachi ni Hirowareta Otoko