That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Scarlet Bond

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Scarlet Bond

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Scarlet Bond directed by Yasuhito Kikuchi and written by author FUSE, sees long-lost friends reunited, however, that happiness doesn’t last long.

The film was released to Japanese theatres on the 25th of November 2022 by distributors Bandai Namco Arts and Crunchyroll, receiving a batch of mixed reactions worldwide.

To bring those that are new to the series update to date, here’s a synopsis: the original story follows corporate worker Mikami who is stabbed to death by a random killer on the streets of Japan and is then reborn in an alternate world, however, he is reborn as a slime. He is thrown into this new world with the name Rimuru Tempest, so begins his quest to create a world that’s welcoming to all races.

The events that occur within the movie take place right after the second season ended with the death of Demon Lord Clayman at Walpurgis.

After his people were wiped out by the Orcs, Hiiro was sure he was the last of the Ogres. Since then, he’s found a home in the small nation of Raja in service to their young queen.

However, things are not going well for the city-state. A mysterious curse has repeatedly fouled their water source and their queen’s health is declining. But when Hiiro heads off in search of aid, he runs across the Orcs responsible for the deaths of all those he held dear in the nearby country of Tempest.

I’m a huge fan of the That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime series, so much so that I’ve watched both seasons 1 & 2 from beginning to end at least a couple of times now and still can’t find the strength to delete it.

For its first official movie, I’ve got to say, I had high expectations for this movie, and even though many of them weren’t met, I found myself laughing and chuckling at the gags I’ve grown so accustomed to.

The movie itself has a lot to offer with some funny moments here and there in the beginning, then quickly picks up its serious tone shortly after Hiiro arrives at ‘The City of Tempest” and explains his reasons for attacking Geld without warning.

Need I mention, that even though one can easily regard Hiiro’s actions as excusable and none consequential, in this world, hurting anyone’s subordinate can easily lead to war between nations simply because of a misunderstanding or misinformation.

Seeing the whole crew back together again, fighting side by side is one of the things I love about the series, and this movie peaks towards the end with action after action scenes for an entire 20mins of the non-stop action-packed galore.

There’s also a significant character within this film that I’ve only heard about in the light novels who makes a bewitching appearance with her nonchalant, easy-going attitude. Leaving a memorable impression on me and I can’t wait to see her again in future seasons.

I love how everyone that visits the City of Tempest is always shocked and goes instantly into fear mode at the mere mention of Veldora – The Storm Dragon’s name.

Or how Milim is always the first to come running whenever she thinks Rimuru is throwing a Banquet without inviting her.
Another thing that I wanted to mention is the importance of naming in this world and the consequences it has.

Unlike Rimuru Tempest who has an abnormal amount of magicules to name anything and anyone he wants.

Queen Towa is a normal human being, who decided to give an Orge a name. This could be seen as reckless to many as she’s already using her life force to help the people of her kingdom prosper but let alone a monster that isn’t from her kingdom.

Even with such a sacrifice she views this as nothing less but control over the named, which many people in this world exploit to their advantage.

Giving of names regardless of species is looked upon as the linking of two souls, whereas the one who gives the other a name is seen as the master, and the named being the servant.

Though it was never specifically addressed in the first nor second seasons of the series simply because Rimuru is an anomaly, the movie decided to address this subject and goes out of its way to elaborate.

Even though one is named, it doesn’t necessarily make him or her a slave. The named still have their dreams, desires, and pride — the only reason they choose to follow you is because of the admiration they have for you.

For example, Diablo, who is without a doubt the real hero of this movie for breaking the curse on Queen Towa has always had a strong admiration of Rimuru even before being named by him. The Demon is one of the seven primordial who has existed for over a thousand years and is famous for being extremely selfish, yet with or without Rimuru’s approval will go to the greatest lengths to assure his master’s approval.

Need I say more, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Scarlet Bond goes to great lengths to show us the ever-complicated relationships within the series, be it Ogres and Humans, Humans and Demons, etc.

There is always someone looking out for themselves in this fascinating world and is willing to use whatever means necessary, be it a thousand-year-old magic or killing generations’ worth of a specific bloodline to achieve one’s goal. If the opportunity shows itself, there’s always someone willing to sacrifice for it.


Though I wished I could have seen more, the main factor this movie doesn’t do too much is due to it eventually conflicts with its light novel and manga.

And I do fear for those that went to watch the movie without first understanding how we arrived at this current destination, and the movie doesn’t go into much detail as well, so I feel that this may not necessarily bring in new fans to the series, but then again I could be wrong.

I give That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Scarlet Bond a 3.3 out of 5 rating.

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 That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Scarlet Bond
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Corporate worker Mikami is stabbed by a random killer, is reborn to an alternate world. But he is reborn as a slime. He is thrown into this new world with the name Rimuru, he begins his quest to create a world that’s welcoming to all races.
  • Miho Okasaki
  • Makoto Furukawa
  • Riko Fukumoto
  • Asuna Tomari
  • Chikahiro Kobayashi
  • Houchu Ohtsuka
  • Jun Fukushima
  • Junichi Yanagita
  • Kanehira Yamamoto
  • Megumi Toyoguchi
  • Miyu Tomita
  • Sayaka Senbongi
  • Subaru Kimura
  • Takahiro Sakurai
  • Takuya Eguchi
  • Taro Yamaguchi
  • Tomoaki Maeno
  • Yuma Uchida
  • Ken Uo
  • Mitsuru Ogata
  • Shinpachi Tsuji
  • Yasuhito Kikuchi
  • 8bit
  • Bandai Namco Filmworks
  • Kodansha
  • 1h 50mins
  • Bandai Namco Arts
  • Crunchyroll

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