That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime is an animation by Eight Bit based on the light novel series by Fuse. The Isekai anime series follows a man who died and got reincarnated in a different world as Rimuru, a slime.
A thirty-seven-year-old man, Satoru Mikami, is unhappy with his mediocre life as he is stuck in a dead-end job, and he met his end at the hands of a robber.
He wakes up in a different world, in a fantasy realm, as a slime monster. As he tries to adjust to his new life as a slime, his exploits set off a series of events that will change his new world.
The second season is currently ongoing with the sixth episode underway. The premiere of the second season was supposed to be last October 2020, however, its release was pushed back three months further due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The second season takes off a little bit differently from the main story of the series which will revolve around Rimuru and his friends rather than on the main plot itself. In the official synopsis, it takes on Rimuru writing in his diary when he got reincarnated as a slime.
The synopsis provides that life is pretty much the same despite being in different worlds with work needing to be done, feeding the community, making the items that the community will be needed, including the play and hijinks in between.
The second season will be a split-cour anime. To those who have yet to learn about what a split-cour anime is, it is a three-month block of a TV broadcast or break on the release dates of the mid-season which is usually comprising of ten to thirteen episodes each half.
The second season of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime will have 24 episodes which mean that after the 12th episode, there would be a break in between before the next episode arrives.
After the first half of the second season of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, it will be having a break and will be back in July 2021 which makes it part of the summer 2021 anime season.
Although the exact release date has yet to be confirmed, the good news is that it would be within the month of July this year more or less.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime is currently on its sixth episode and will be back on February 16, 2021, at 11 PM JST/ 9 AM EST via Crunchyroll. The first season of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime is available on both Crunchyroll and Funimation. It is also available on AnimeLab for those in Australia and New Zealand.