We could all use some good news right about now and I think nine month’s worth of slime isekai qualifies quite handily.
In an announcement posted to their official blog, Funimation revealed that not only is the second season of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime premiering this October (it will be a split cour, with the second half airing in April 2021) but there will also be a spinoff gag comedy series premiering in January 2021! Titled The Slime Diaries, this series will deviate quite heavily from the primary story and instead share stories of the daily lives of Rimuru and the residents of the Jura Tempest Federation.
Studio 8-Bit will return to produce the animation for both the primary story’s second season and The Slime Diaries, though there will be a new crew handling the spinoff. Yuji Ikuhara will direct the series working off scripts supervised by Kotatsumikan. Character designs are being provided by Risa Takai and Atsushi Irie, while R.O.N will compose the background music.
The manga series originally launched in 2018 and is being released in English by Kodansha, who describes the story as:
“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.
This is excellent news for fans of good isekai comedies as That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime is easily one of the better series from the genre. Flat-out funny, charming, and well-animated, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime is well worth your time and you have a solid six months to get caught up before the second season kicks things off in October!