Film tops 1.33 billion yen in Japan
The official website for That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Scarlet Bond (Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken: Guren no Kizuna-hen), the That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime franchise‘s anime film, announced on Tuesday that the film has sold more than 1 million tickets for more than 1.33 billion yen (about US$10.06 million).
The film opened in Japan on November 25, and ranked at #2 and sold 225,000 tickets for 297 million yen (about US$2.14 million) in its opening weekend. It sold 313,000 tickets for 416 million yen (about US$3.19 million) in its first three days.
Fuse, the author of the original light novel series, drafted the film’s brand-new original story. The story centers on a new country named Raja, located to the west of Tempest. Rimuru and his companions get involved in a long-running conspiracy that swirls around a woman with a mysterious power. Rimuru and his commander Benimaru also encounter another ogre survivor named Hiiro, who used to hold Benimaru in high regard.
Crunchyroll will screen the film in all major global territories (excluding Asia) in early 2023. The film’s rollout overseas started in December, and will eventually include the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, France, Germany, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and South and Central America.
Sources: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Scarlet Bond film’s website, Mainichi Shimbun’s Mantan Web
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