Bandai Namco Arts and Eight Bit Inc. decided to work in the cooperation aiming for contents production, majorly the animation. As the first work for the business tie-up,the companies are currently working on the second season of the TV anime series “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime”, and its spin-off titled “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: TenSura Diary”.
Throughout the cooperation, the two companies with a long history of producing many works up until the present, including “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime”, are expecting to create a new style by strengthening their relationships in the process of the production.
BANDAI NAMCO ARTS aims to build a system to create new products non-stop by utilizing the animation production lines owned by Eight-bit and to strengthen the creation of hit contents.
Eightbit plans to expand the business by building an environment continuing to produce animation and utilizing BANDAI NAMCO Arts' know-how and networks.
In the future, the two companies will build a dedicated production line to promote business collaboration through the promotion of new creative projects by young producers from both companies, personnel exchanges, and creation and utilization of anime-related content.
It is scheduled, that the first part of the “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime” second season will be broadcast in the Jan. 2021, and the second half from Jul. 2021.
(C) Kawakami Yasuki/Fuse/Kodansha/Transfer Production Committee