Funimation co-produces adaptation of isekai fantasy light novel series by Roy and Ririnra
Fantasy fans are in for a relaxing, slime-filled time in the Fall of 2020, because Funimation is co-producing a TV anime adaptation of By the Grace of the Gods (known as Kami-tachi ni Hirowareta Otoko in Japan), a series of laidback isekai fantasy light novels written by Roy and illustrated by Ririnra about a man who is reincarnated by the gods in a magical world where friendly slimes become his companions.
The original By the Grace of the Gods light novels are published in Japan by Hobby Japan under their HJ Novels imprint, and an English language version is also available from J-Novel Club. Funimation describes the story of the series as follows:
When 39-year-old Takebayashi Ryoma dies from blood loss (after sneezing and hitting his head on the ground), he is reincarnated as an 8-year-old boy in a fantasy world. Not the greatest way to bite the dust, but at least he reincarnates! Set on this path by three major gods, Ryoma begins to live a life of solitude in the forest, studying slimes. But if you’re a fan of isekai…you know life for him won’t be that simple.
The By the Grace of the Gods TV anime is directed by Takeyuki Yanase and features series composition by Kazeyuki Fudeyasu and animation production by Maho Films. Voice actress Azusa Tadokoro stars as the protagonist, Ryoma. The series is scheduled to begin broadcasting in Japan in the Fall season of 2020.
Official Funimation blog
Copyright notice: © Roy・Hobby Japan / "By the Grace of the Gods" Production Committee
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