The That Time I Got Reincarnated as Slime Movie introduces an original story to the TenSura timeline. Photo credit: Studio 8bit

The release date of The That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime is set for November 2022, the anime season in the fall of 2022.

The official title of the TenSura 2022 movie is That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Scarlet Bonds (Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken movie: Guren no Kizuna).

The first announcement of the film was made shortly after the second season finale, That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime Episode 48, released on September 21, 2021.

The That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime movie trailer was released on March 2, 2022.

The original story for the TenSura: Scarlet Bonds movie is being written by Fuse, the creator of the light novel series.

In the story of the film, Rimuru and his friends become entangled in a conspiracy involving a girl of mysterious power. Rimuru’s Commander Benimaru will also meet with another bogeyman named Hiiro (seen in the key visual).

That Time I Was Reincarnated As Slime: Scarlet Bonds Movie
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Scarlet Bonds will feature an original story apparently focused on Benimaru’s ogre comrade, Hiiro.

Given how the second season ended, it’s possible the movie will be an original story set somewhere in the timeline close to light novel Volume 7: Saint-Monster Confrontation, which will apparently be adapted by That Time I Got. Reincarnated As A Slime Season 3. (See the other article for more details.)

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The first major visual for the movie That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime 2022 was released in September 2021. Pic credit: Studio 8bits

Animation company Studio 8bit produces both the main Slime isekai anime series and The Slime Diaries anime.

In recent years, Studio 8bit has also been known for producing The Irregular At Magic High School (and The Honor Student at Magic High School anime), Comet Lucifer, Knight’s & Magic, Encouragement of Climb and Infinite Stratos.

Director Yasuhito Kikuchi is best known for directing the original Comet Lucifer anime and the Infinite Stratos anime series.

Kazuyuki Fudeyasu created the series composition and he worked on the scripts for popular anime such as Arifureta, Black Clover, Bleach, Claymore, Dropkick on My Devil! Season 3, How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Season 2, By The Grace of the Gods, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Redo of Healer, Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun Season 2 and Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina.

This article contains everything known about the That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime movie: Scarlet Bonds (Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken movie/Tensura movie) and all related news. As such, this article will be updated over time with news, rumors and analysis. In the meantime, let’s get into what is known for sure.

Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken Movie Release Date in November 2022

As of the last update, Kodansha, Studio 8bit or any other company associated with the production of the anime have not officially confirmed the exact That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime movie release date. However, it has been confirmed that the release date of the TenSura movie will be November 2022.

Once the news is officially confirmed, this article will be updated with the relevant information.

Typically, the anime industry considers fall to be the months of October, November, and December, while winter is January, February, and March. November-December and May-July are generally considered the best timing for a tentpole movie to have a shot at a blockbuster premiere, while January and February are considered the “dump months” for bad movies.

So it’s not surprising that the release date of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime movie in Japan is set for November 2022.

That Time I Got Reincarnated As Slime Movie USA Release Date By Crunchyroll/Funimation Likely Early 2023

The international release with That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime movie English dub will be planned to optimize the chances in US theaters and other countries like UK, Canada and more.

This time around, the calculations are a bit more difficult because the anime production committee and the company buying the international rights want to avoid competing with a major American film that will eclipse That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime movie in early 2023.

For example, the Dragon Ball Super: Broly movie premiered in Japan in mid-December 2018, while the US release date by FUNimation was mid-January 2019. Despite being considered a dump month, Broly set box office records for an anime movie.

Similarly, the release date of the Demon Slayer movie USA was positioned as April 2021. A little earlier than May’s blockbusters is probably the wisest move, although the timing was largely forced by COVID-19 restrictions and the reopening of US theaters.

Based on the same logic, the release date of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Movie USA will either be shortly after its Japanese premiere or timed for optimal exposure to the competition.

Therefore, the US release date of the Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken movie is predicted to be in January or May 2023.

The only question is whether the Funimation brand will be used to market the film in the US. In early March 2022, it was announced that Funimation and Crunchyroll would be merging on one platform. The Funimation name is essentially being phased out, but it’s uncertain whether Sony (which owns both) will continue to use the name for theaters to differentiate itself from theater releases.

Unfortunately, anime fans will have to wait until the release date of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime movie to see what happens in theaters next. Stay tuned!

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