Written by: Gabriel Castillo
Published on: August 18, 2021 at 10:06 PM PHT (GMT+8)
The official Twitter of the video game “Maple Story” and mobile game “Maple Story M” announced a new collaboration event with the popular anime “That Time I was Reincarnated as a Slime” starting September 1. All content included will be announced through a special collaboration site set to open on August 25 and the games’ official Twitter pages.
Apart from the details about the new event, a special live broadcast will be held on August 25 to commemorate the collaboration. Miho Okasaki, who plays “Rimuru” in the animated series, will make a guest appearance during the broadcast. More information about the coming broadcast content and methods for viewing will be posted on the official Maple Story video game website in the coming days.
More on That Time I was Reincarnated as a Slime
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (Tensei Shitara Suraimu Datta Ken), also known as Tensura or Slime Iseka, is an ongoing Japanese fantasy light novel series written by Fuse, illustrated by Mitz Vah, and published Micro Magazine in 2014. The manga adaptation published by Kodansha came a year later and had the same writer but Taiki Kawakami became the illustrator. The title was later adapted into an animated television series of the same name with the first season airing from October 2018 to March 2019. The second season was released as a split-season anime and, after several delays, the first half aired from January to March 2021 while the second half premiered in July 2021 and is ongoing. Yasuhito Kikuchi serves as director for the series and Eight Bit productions handles the animation. Check out the series synopsis below (AniRadio rewrite):
Satoru Mikami, a 37-year-old salaryman living in Tokyo, seemed content with his unexciting life despite not having a girlfriend. One night, after having dinner with his colleague, Satoru was stabbed by a random attacker. While lying on the street, a variety of thoughts and a mysterious voice barking incomprehensible commands flooded his mind. Eventually, he succumbed to the wound.
Satoru woke up and discovered that he had been reincarnated into a new, foreign world as a Slime stuck in a cave. In this sword-and-sorcery type world, the protagonist gained skills and began his journey. He met the Storm Dragon Veldora Tempest who was sealed away for causing destruction and eventually became lonely. The two became friends and Veldora bestowed the name “Rimuru” on his friend while the slime promised to help break the seal.
After finally leaving the cave, Rimuru set out on his journey and used his abilities to make friends with a variety of races such as goblins, direwolves, dwarves, ogres, and others. Together, they lived in the Great Jura Forest and founded the monster-built nation of Tempest. As their peaceful nation grew, all kinds of outsiders, such as foreign monarchs and demon lords, took notice with some that sought an alliance while others marched for war.
More on Maple Story
Maple Story is an MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) developed by NEXON Korea Corporation. Players traverse the “Maple World” while fighting different monsters, gathering loot, upgrading characters’ skills, and forging friendships with others through hunting parties, trading, and joining guilds. Back in 2003, the game released for PC users in Korea. Since then, Maple Story has received many notable updates and has been released in various regions including Japan, North America, Europe, and more. The game launched its mobile version “Maple Story M” locally in 2016 and then internationally in 2018 for iOS and Android users. A Japanese animated adaptation of the game produced by Madhouse aired in Tokyo from October 2007 to March 2008 with a total of 25 episodes.
Source: PR Times Japan