That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Which Volume to Read after the Anime Series

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

Who chooses Rimuru Tempest as the most favorite anime character these days? That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, the unique isekai anime series, has garnered high praise from many anime fans all over the world. The protagonist is reincarnated as a slime that is always looked on as the weakest creature in games and anime.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime originally started the serialization as a light novel on a Japanese user-generated publishing website Shosetsuka ni Nato in 2013. Written by Fuse and illustrated by Mitz Vah, it has been published since 2014. It has been adapted into the manga series since 2015 and into the anime series since 2018. The first season of the That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime anime was released with 25 episodes in 2018-2019, followed by the 26-episode second season and the 12-episode spin-off The Slime Diaries in 2021.

For those who have watched all of the broadcasted episodes of the That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime anime series and want to enjoy the following story, here is the guide to from which volume to read the manga series and light novel series. Check out where the That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime anime ends in manga and light novel!

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Light Novel: Which volume of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime to read after the anime?

If you have a plan to read the light novel series to enjoy the rest of the story after That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2, it’s recommended to read from Volume 7.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Vol. 7 (light novel)
△That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Vol. 7 (light novel)△

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The latest and second season of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime finished with Episode 48: Octagram in September, 2021, which corresponds to the end of Volume 7 in light novel.

As this correspondence table says, the first season includes the original light novel story until Volume 4 Chapter 7: Rescued Souls. And then, the second season covers from Volume 5 to the entire Volume 6.

Season 1: From Volume 1 to Volume 4
Season 2: From Volume 5 to Volume 6
Season 3: From Volume 7

Just re-start reading from Volume 7 Prologue: The Magic-Born Memorial and Chapter 1: Demons and Schemes to get ahead of the anime series season 2.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Vol. 7 (light novel)
△That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Vol. 7 (light novel)△
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Vol. 8 (light novel)
△That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Vol. 8 (light novel)△
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Vol. 9 (light novel)
△That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Vol. 9 (light novel)△
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Vol. 10
△That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Vol. 10 (light novel)△
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Vol. 11
△That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Vol. 11 (light novel)△

Manga: Which volume of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime to read after the anime?

The manga series of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime is perfect for the anime fans to keep following the story beyond the anime series. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 was completed with Episode 48: Octagram in the manga series’s Volume 19 Chapter 86: Octagram Demon Lords.

Therefore, where you should re-start in manga is Volume 19 Chapter 87: God’s Right Hand.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime 19 (Manga)
△That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime 19 (Manga)△

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Season 1: From Volume 1 to Volume 11
Season 2: From Volume 12 to Volume 19
Season 3: From Volume 19

There is a disadvantage to the readers of the That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime manga series: only a part of the original story after the anime ends has been made into the manga adaptation. Volume 20 was published in Japanese in March, 2022 (in English in September, 2022) while the anime series season 2 ended in September, 2021.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime 19 (Manga)
△That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime 19 (Manga)△
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime 20 (Manga)
△That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime 20 (Manga)△

How many volumes does That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime have?

There are 19 volumes in the light novel series of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, which has been published by the writer Fuse and the illustrator Mitz Vah since 2014. It has been made into the manga adaptation by the manga artist Taiki Kawakami since 2015, which reached the 20th volume in March, 2022.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 1 Part 1 Manga Box Set
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 1 Part 1 Manga Box Set

Which should you read, light novel or manga?

There are only a few volumes to read if you try to follow the unadapted story after the anime series in manga. It’s highly recommended to re-start reading the light novel with which you can read more than 10 volumes after the anime series ends.

When will That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 3 air?

It hasn’t been officially announced that That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 3 will come in the near future. However, you can say almost 100% sure for the next season to be adapted into the anime series. In addition to the popular anime series, the DVDs and Blu-rays and other products related to the series have enjoyed large sales recently. Plus, there are lots of volumes in the light novel series to be made into the anime adaptation.

In the autumn of 2022, the original anime movie That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Scarlet Bonds is coming to the theater, whose story is written by Fuse. Look forward to the further adventure of Rimuru Tempest!


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