That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Scarlet Bond character designs, cast additions revealed

Character design for Hiiro, an ogre survivor and voice actor Yuuma Uchida.
Character design for Hiiro, an ogre survivor and voice actor Yuuma Uchida. Pic credit: @natalie.mu

On September 19, 2022, the official website for the upcoming anime film That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Scarlet Bond (Tensei Shitara Slime Data Ken: Guren no Kizuna-hen) revealed the new cast members who will voice the new characters original to the film, and unveiled their character designs by Ryouma Ebata.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Scarlet Bond is set to premiere in Japan on November 25, 2022. In early 2023, Crunchyroll will screen the film in all major global territories (excluding Asia).

Voice actor Yuuma Uchida will play Hiiro, an ogre survivor, and Benimaru’s brother who is seeking revenge against him.

Character design for Towa, a mysterious queen, and voice actress Riko Fukumoto.
Character design for Towa, a mysterious queen, and voice actress Riko Fukumoto. Pic credit: @natalie.mu

Voice actress Riko Fukumoto will play Towa, a queen with mysterious magical powers.

Character design for Lacua, a traveling peddler, and voice actor Subaru Kimura.
Character design for Lacua, a traveling peddler, and voice actor Subaru Kimura. Pic credit: @natalie.mu

Voice actor Subaru Kimura will play Lacua, a traveling peddler that is known for passing through the realm of Razha.

What is the plot of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Scarlet Bond?

The story of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Scarlet Bond takes place in the country of Razha, which is located to the west of Rimuru’s monster country of Tempest. Rimuru and his companions are dragged into a conspiracy that revolves around a queen with a mysterious power.

Rimuru and his commander Benimaru also encounter another ogre survivor, which further complicates things when it’s revealed that Hiiro is Benimaru’s “brother”, but now seeks revenge against him.

In the trailer, it is teased that the bonds between Rimuru and his friends will be put to the test. Will Benimaru betray Rimuru and the others in order to side with his “brother”? What are the queen and Hiiro after? Who was Hiiro’s friend that was killed?

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You can watch the trailer on Crunchyroll’s official YouTube channel here:

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond | OFFICIAL TRAILER
Trailer for That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Scarlet Bond.

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What is the plot of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime?

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Tensei Shitara Suraimu Datta Ken), also known as TenSura, or Slime Isekai’s original incarnation is a Japanese fantasy light novel series written by Fuse and illustrated by Mitz Vah. The story centers on an average Japanese salaryman, who is murdered and reincarnates in a sword and sorcery world as a slime monster with unique powers. As Rimuru explores his new world he gains unique powers and gathers allies to build his own nation of monsters.

Where can I read or watch That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime?

Between 2013 and 2016, it was serialized online on the user-generated novel publishing website Shosetsuka ni Naro. In 2014, when it was later acquired by Micro Magazine its first light novel volume was published. As of November 2021, nineteen volumes have been released. In December 2017, the English version of the light novel was licensed by Yen Press for release in North America.

The light novel series inspired a manga adaptation illustrated by Taiki Kawakami that was published by Kodansha, along with four manga spin-offs published by Micro Magazine and Kodansha. The franchise also inspired an anime television series by Eight Bit, which aired from October 2018 to March 2019. Crunchyroll streamed the first season in Japanese while Funimation Entertainment streamed its English dub.

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From January to September 2021, a second season of the anime series aired. Crunchyroll and Funimation are streaming the first and second seasons with Funimation streaming the English dub. After the second season’s final episode aired, it was announced that the series would receive an anime film titled That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond.

From April to June 2021, a second spin-off manga was released. In April 2021, an anime adaptation based on Shiba’s spin-off manga The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Tensura Nikki Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken) premiered on Tokyo MX.

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