If you’re tired of the trend of endless isekai anime that has been dominating the airwaves over the last few years, you might want to cover your eyes and ears for a bit longer because we’ve got news of another series from the genre to report on today.
According to the official Twitter account for Hobby Japan’s light novel imprint, HJ Novels, fans can now look forward to an anime adaptation of the light novel series Kamitachi ni Hirowareta Otoko (The Man Picked Up by the Gods). We have no further details regarding when the series will be released, what format the anime will be in, or who will bring the adaptation to life.
— HJノベルス公式アカウント (@HJ_novels) February 20, 2020
Created by author Roy, the series was initially published on the website Shōsetsuka ni Narō in 2015, before the series was compiled and put into print by Hobby Japan with illustrations from Ririnra in 2017. The eighth volume will be released to store shelves on Saturday, February 22nd.
Kamitachi ni Hirowareta Otoko is being published in English digitally by J-Novel Club under the localized title of By the Grace of the Gods who describes the story as:
Under the protection of the gods, a relaxed life with slimes in another world begins! One day, the life of middle-aged Japanese businessman Ryoma Takebayashi came to a rather sudden and disappointing end. Ryoma had never had a blessed life, but after his death, three great gods sought his cooperation and reincarnated him as a child in another world with swords and magic! Receiving a most cordial and divine welcome from the gods, Ryoma decides to live leisurely on his own in the forest for the time being. Working diligently at magic and hunting, Ryoma’s greatest passion comes to be researching his tamed slimes?! Training a variety of slimes (some newly discovered), the curtain rises on this easygoing life fantasy celebrating a second life with kind people in another world!
Source: Crunchyroll News