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That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime Season 2 Part 2 release date confirmed for summer 2021: Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken S2 a split-cour anime

A scene from That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime
That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime Season 2 Part 2 will finish up the Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken Season 2 anime in 2021. Pic credit: Studio 8bit

That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime Season 2 Part 2 has been confirmed to be coming out in 2021. That means Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken Season 2 is a split-cour anime season.

What’s a split-cour, you might ask? For those unfamiliar with the lingo, a “cour” is a three-month block of TV broadcasting based on the physical seasons usually composed of 10 to 13 episodes.

A “split-cour” is where a single anime season takes a multi-month break before resuming TV broadcasting. Recent examples would include Haikyuu!! To The Top Season 2, although Haikyuu!! Season 4 Part 2 was delayed in 2020 due to the effects of the SARS-COV-2 coronavirus pandemic.

Unfortunately, the production of That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime Season 2 Part 2 was also delayed by Japan’s state of emergency caused by COVID-19 effects. The second part was pushed back from April 2021 to July 2021, during the summer 2021 anime season. (See below for more details.)

“We were proceeding with the production … with a sufficient preparation period. Since the announcement [of Japan’s state of emergency] has had a great impact on the originally planned production schedule, we will postpone the broadcasting and distribution start time,” the official statement says.

Animation company Studio 8bit has scheduled the That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime Season 2 release date for the first cour for winter 2021. (If you want full spoilers for the second season, please see the linked-to article in this paragraph.)

The total number of episodes for the second season has not yet been announced. However, the first season ended with Episode 23.

Therefore, it’s expected that the two-cour second season will adapt the story up through Volume 8 of the Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken light novel series by author Fuse and illustrator Mitz Vah.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Volume 16 Light Novel Announcement
Light novel artist Mitz Vah broke the story by posting a photo of Volume 16 earlier than intended on Twitter. The official announcement occured on the March 22, 2020, during the Bandai Stage web cast. Pic credit Mitz Vah

The initial announcement about Slime Season 2 being a split-cour anime was made on a book band attached to light novel Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken Volume 16, which is scheduled to release in Japan on March 27, 2020. The book’s release also heralded the announcement of a new The Slime Diaries anime, which has been similarly delayed in 2021.

  • Updated May 28, 2020: Slime Season 2 and The Slime Diaries release date delayed!

This article provides everything that is known about That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime Season 2 Part 2 (Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken Season 2 Part 2) and all related news. As such, this article will be updated over time with news, rumors, and analysis. Meanwhile, let’s delve down into what is known for certain.

New TenSura anime spin-off also planned for 2021

A new season called The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime anime is also being planned for 2021. The new TenSura anime season is a spin-off that is a gag comedy series that will be different from the main story. (See the article for more details.)

Yes, that does mean there will be three straight seasons of the TenSura anime series starting in the winter of 2021.

The Slime Diaries release date winter 2021 Tensura Nikki Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken anime That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime
The Slime Diaries anime will be a comedy series that tells stories of the daily lives of the TenSura characters. Pic credit: Shiba

Two Slime OVA episodes were released in the past, and they are currently available for streaming on Crunchyroll. A third set of Slime OVA episodes were announced in early 2020.

The new OVA episodes area three-part original story written by Fuse that premiered in Japanese movie theaters on January 26, 2020.

The three OVA episodes will release with Volume 14 on March 27, 2020, Volume 15, on July 9, 2020, and Volume 16 on November 11, 2020.

Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken Season 2 Part 2 release date set for April 2021

As of the last update, Studio 8bit, Kodansha, or any company related to the production of the anime has only officially confirmed that the Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken Season 2 Part 2 release date will be in July 2021, the summer 2021 anime season.

The exact That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime Season 2 Part 2 premiere date has not yet been announced.

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

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 Anime Key Visual
The key visual for the That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 anime that was released in March 2020. Pic credit: Studio 8bit

In the meantime, let’s just be thankful that the That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime Season 2 anime has multiple cours. Stay tuned!

Patrick Frye is Monsters and Critics' Anime Editor. He considers himself a "woke-taku" and he enjoys covering all the latest news related to Japanese entertainment.... read more

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