A press release announced that the literary franchise based on the light novels written by Fuse and illustrated by Mitz Vah, Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime), has surpassed 24 million cumulative copies in circulation. The count includes both the copies of the novels and the manga adaptation and all derivative works.
For his part, Fuse originally published the novels on the Shousetsuka ni Narou website between 2013 and 2016, and the series garnered more than 400 million views. The publisher Micro Magazine began publishing the work on paper in 2014, and published the 16th volume in November 2020 in Japan.
The novels are inspiring a manga adaptation by Taiki Kawakami, and this in turn is the one that has inspired the anime adaptation, whose first season premiered in October 2018. A second season is currently on air.
Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken Synopsis
Satoru Mikami is an ordinary 37-year-old man living in Tokyo. He is relatively happy with his monotonous life, despite the fact that he has no girlfriend. During an encounter with one of his colleagues, an assailant stabs him and he dies. But during his agony prior to his death, a mysterious voice recites a series of commands that, at first, make no sense. When he awakens again, he discovers that he has reincarnated as a slime in another world. Little did he know that his monotonous life has now taken a complete turn since, with his new way and life, he will discover new skills and make new friends.
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