Bandai Namco Arts and Eight Bit Begin a Business Partnership to Create Anime Works

TV anime "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime" 2nd season's first part is set for January 2021

Bandai Namco Arts announced today on June 8 that it has started a business partnership with Tokyo-based animation studio Eight Bit for the creation of visual works with a focus on animation and its related content. Eight Bit was established in September 2008 and has produced various successful anime series, such as Infinite Stratos (2011-2013), Encouragement of Climb (2013-2018), and That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (2019-). 

 

The press release explains the reason for their partnership as below:

 

"Bandai Namco Arts and Eight Bit have been working together on a number of projects, including 'That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime.' During that process, both companies agreed that strengthening the relationship in an even more in-depth manner could lead to the creation of new entertainment, which led to this business partnership."

 

The two companies will establish multiple exclusive production lines and work to form a business partnership by  promoting projects to create new works by young producers from both sides, exchanging personnel, and creating and utilizing anime-related content.

 

As the first works after forming their business partnership, the production of the second season of the TV anime That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime and its spin-off series The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime has already begun. The first part of the TV anime second season is set to premiere in January 2021, then the second part will follow in July 2021. The TV anime The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime is planned to be aired from April 2021.

 

 

 

TV anime "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime" 2nd season key visual:

 


 

Source: Bandai Namco Arts press release

 

©Taiki Kawakami, Fuse, KODANSHA/TenSura Project

 

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