The release of the third season of the hit isekai anime Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime has been revealed. Bad news! Fans will have to wait about a year from now before they can see the show in the Spring of 2024.
The much-awaited announcement was made during the finale screening of the franchise’s most recent anime film, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Scarlet Bond (Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken: Guren no Kizuna-hen).
Prior to the release reveal, a teaser visual for the third season was unveiled in November last year featuring the Holy Knight Hinata Sakaguchi standing face-to-face against the main protagonist, Rimiru. The visual was accompanied by the announcement of the upcoming installment of the show.
Based on the light novels of the same name by Fuse, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime follows Satoru Mikami, a corporate worker who got reincarnated into another world as a slime. Blessed with a unique ability that allows him to devour and obtains the skills of anyone and anything, Satoru, now called Rimuru, then sets out on a new journey.
It was serialized on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō website in 2013 and was later published in print by Micro Magazine with illustrations by Mitz Vah in 2014. The novels also inspired a manga adaptation published by Taiki Kawakami in 2015.
The first television anime of the series premiered in October 2018. This was followed by the second season in January 2021. A film, titled That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime The Movie: Scarlet Bond, opened in Japan on November 25. Crunchyroll described the movie as follows:
A long-running conspiracy is swirling over a mysterious power known as “Queen” in Raja, a small country west of Tempest. When a slime who evolved into a Demon Lord named Rimuru Tempest crosses paths with Hiiro, a survivor of the Ogre race, an incredible adventure packed with new characters begins. The power of bonds will be put to the test!
The specific release date for the third season of the anime is yet to be announced.