The recent anime film That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Scarlet Bond broke $1.4 million at the US box office over its opening weekend.
The film hit US theaters on January 20 and is available to watch in select theaters either subbed or dubbed. The film hit Japanese theaters late last year before coming west.
Originally beginning in 2013 as a novel series (before transitioning to a Light Novel format), That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (shortened to TenSura by fans) follows Rimuru Tempest, a Japanese man who got reincarnated as a slime.
After consuming the weakened Storm Dragon Veldora he attained incredible power which he uses to create a small kingdom in a monster-riddled forest.
The new film features a completely original plot that hasn’t been seen in the anime or manga. But the story is written by “Fuse,” the author of the original story, so this isn’t some non-canon spinoff.
Studio 8bit is behind the project and is the original studio who works on the That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime anime series.
In this story, the small kingdom of Raja comes to blows with Rimuru’s Tempest nation. They also meet a survivor of the ogre clan who appears to be the lost brother of Benimaru, one of Rimuru’s strongest warriors.
You can check out the US release trailer below.
The original cast of the anime returns for this new feature film, including Miho Okasaki as Rimuru, Makoto Furukawa as Benimaru, Takahiro Sakurai as Diablo, and more.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Scarlet Bond is available to watch now in select US theaters.