The second season of the hit anime ‘That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime’ concludes today, but will the series return for season 3 and if so, when?
As the Summer anime broadcasting slate continues towards its global conclusion, anime series around the world are reaching their respective climaxes.
The latest series to conclude is the iconic Isekai series, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime by Fuze.
With millions of fans around the world starting their countdown to the finale, we breakdown what the future holds with season 3 after today’s highly-anticipated final episode.
Reincarnated as a Slime season 2 episode 24: Release date and time
The season 2 finale of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, episode 24, is currently scheduled to release around the world at 4 PM BST on Tuesday, September 21st.
New episodes air first for premium users on the Crunchyroll streaming service at the following international times, before arriving one week later for free users.
- Pacific Time: 8 AM PDT
- Eastern Time: 10 AM EDT
- British Time: 4 PM BST
- European Time: 5 PM CEST
- Philippine Time: 11 PM PHT
- Australia Time: 12.30 AM ACST
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime season 3 renewal…
At the time of writing, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime has not been officially renewed for season 3 by Eight Bit production studio.
However, on September 21st, it was officially confirmed that an anime movie would be produced – scheduled to release in Japan in Fall 2022.
Anime renewals are typically dependent on the availability of source material from a light novel or manga series and the series’ performance with worldwide audiences. The good news is That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime has plenty of both!
Season 2 episode 24 will adapt roughly up until the conclusion of light novel volume 6. However, as of September 2021, a total of 18 light novel volumes have been published in Japan – meaning that there could be up to six anime seasons left to cover.
The series also maintains an incredible reputation with fans from around the world. Season 2 is currently scoring an 8.1/10 on IMDB and 8.41/10 on MyAnimeList with over 280,000 reviews, a higher rating than the first season.
“I absolutely love this anime. There nothing more to say. It has loveable characters and an overlooming plot despite the anime being very casual. I have long awaited the season 2 of this anime and it has not failed to deliver what it has before.” – User ‘Samunki’, via MAL.
When could season 3 release?
An official targeted release date for That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime season 3 has not been publicly shared by Eight Bit, but it is possible to make some predictions based on the production schedule of previous seasons.
Unfortunately, production on the second season was severely impacted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, resulting in the launch being delayed from its initial October 2020 plan.
However, with the pandemic’s effect slowly loosening in the anime industry, production on a third season would not necessarily experience the same delays. Likewise, work from Eight Bit would be streamlined due to all the necessary source material being readily available.
The only caveat is the production of an anime movie, scheduled to premiere in Fall 2022 in Japan, which will likely push the release for season 3 of the anime into 2023.
Interestingly, we could see a slimy return to the small screen before season 3 thanks to the spin-off series, The Slime Diaries. At the time of writing, The Slime Diaries season 2 has not been officially revealed, but the spin-off was incredibly popular with fans as it aired in between part 1 and 2 of the main series’ second season.
Whilst fans around the world wait patiently for the movie, the second season of The Slime Diaries could tie us over until the film releases internationally.
This article will be updated as soon as more information is shared online.
By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]