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As part of the ever-popular Isekai genre, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (also known as TenSura) helped reaffirm why so many fans and creators flock to imaginative alternate universe tropes. Originally a light novel that received a manga adaptation, the story was quickly turned into an anime by Eight Bit in 2018. Now, not only is TenSura’s third season on the way, but its first theatrical film will premiere. in North America next week. . That Time I Got Reincarnated as Slime The Movie: Scarlet Bond has already been a big hit in Japan, and audiences are eagerly awaiting the new story from the original light novel author Fuse.
Eight Bit studio’s That Time I Got Reincarated as a Slime follows an office worker who becomes a slime and enters an unknown world that grants him the Kirby-like “predatory” ability to devour anything, through which he becomes a demon lord and builds a peaceful kingdom known as the Tempest. As the anime sees Rimuru Tempest’s powers grow and evolve in this new world, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond transports audiences to another land for a standalone story that takes place after Season 2. Rimuru Tempest crosses paths with Hiiro, a survivor of the Ogre race, in a small land west of Tempest known as Raja. . features fabulous first look photos of Hiiro and other new characters from the film.
A Closer Look at When I Got Reincarnated as a Slime The Movie: Scarlet Bond
That Time I Got Reincarnated as Slime The Movie: Scarlet Bond introduces a new protagonist in Hiiro, whose tragic story ties in with Rimuru’s in a rather interesting way. His people were wiped out by the Orcs in a terrible genocide for which he still feels justified rage, even though other characters in the world have forgiven the perpetrators. Naturally, this pits him against Rimuru and his trusty crew from the start and creates a pathos on both sides that makes the otherwise self-contained film resonate as part of the larger series.
Believing himself to be the last of the Ogres, Hiiro has made Raja his new home and Towa (pictured above) his new queen. But after a strange curse threatens to take away everything he holds dear, Hiiro decides to seek help. Of course, this is how he comes face to face with Rimuru and the Orcs responsible for his past tragedies. Based on this backstory alone, Hiiro is a character worth exploring by Scarlet Bond and a great way to delve deeper into Rimuru as a conflicted character rather than an leveling professional.
For anime fans who can’t wait for TenSura’s third season, there are several more Isekai stories available on Crunchyroll that might quench their thirst. Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious is a light and interesting game while Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play is an older classic whose nostalgia warms the heart. As for TenSura itself, hopefully Scarlet Bond will give audiences plenty to think about until the Season 3 release date is officially announced.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as Slime The Movie: Scarlet Bond hits theaters January 20. Tickets are available here, and the first two seasons of the series are currently streaming on Crunchyroll.