I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level (also known as Slime Taoshite) is an example of an isekai that kind of came and went in 2021 with little fanfare. It was admittedly a very cute little slice of life fantasy where there were small stakes at play throughout the run of the series, but because of that, it didn’t catch on like wildfire with the community. That said, apparently, there were just enough fans to push it over the edge as, after a few months of wondering, they have announced a second season green-lit for production.
Unfortunately, there is absolutely zero additional information, such as a potential release window, cast, or crew members.
Originally a light novel series written by Kisetsu Morita and illustrated by Benio, it was one of the many series to find a following on the user submission website Shōsetsuka ni Narō before being picked up for mass distribution by SB Creative. The light novel series is up to nineteen volumes in Japan as of December 2021 and will be up to eleven volumes in English later this month, courtesy of Yen Press.
In the series, the main character is a woman named Azusa who dies from overwork in the real world. When she opens her eyes again, she finds a beautiful goddess in front of her who takes pity on the life she led and allows her to be reborn as a witch in a fantasy world who just gets to lead a quiet life in the mountains. As you’ve surmised from the title though, Azusa manages to max out her level after 300 years of killing slimes, which leads to troublesome people and monsters appearing on her doorstep.
I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level wasn’t a bad series by any stretch of the imagination. It just suffered a little from the meandering plotline that never wanted to commit to anything too serious, which isn’t always automatically a bad thing. While I grew a little weary of the series’ ever-growing cast of characters, it was still a good show and I’m glad that it will get a second season.
Source: Anime News Network