By the Grace of the Gods, the anime is based on the Japanese light novel by the same name written by Roy and illustrated by Ririnra. A manga adaptation was serialized in 2017.
As the isekai anime are growing in numbers, this latest anime adaptation is set to premiere in October 2020.
1. Release Date
In for a fun, relaxing, slime-filled time? A new isekai about a man reincarnated in a magical world with friendly slimes is about to release. The fans are ecstatic to know that Funimation is co-producing an anime adaptation of By the Grace of the Gods.
By the Grace of the Gods is officially going to premiere in October 4, 2020 and will run for a duration of 12 episodes. Funimation is set to stream the anime series.
2. Theory Section
Why should we look forward to this anime? Let’s look into the technical details such as the animation, the studio, and its popularity to check what influences the production of ‘By the Grace of the Gods Season 1’.
I. About the Studio
Kami-tachi ni Hirowareta Otoko anime will be produced by Maho Films, the team behind “If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord” with Takeyuki Yanase as director.
Meanwhile, Kazuyuki Fudeyasu is credited as editor and screenwriter.
II. How popular would By the Grace of the Gods be?
The premise of the story is that an office worker on Earth overworks himself to death. This isn’t supposed to happen and the Gods of the world reincarnate him into a magical world as a child.
This allows him to relive his life and experience family, friendships, and bonds with different people along with his “monster slimes”.
The fans of the manga and the light novel have liked the story as it is “very pleasant and fun, the MC is very pragmatic and doesn’t go power crazy and remains humble every time.”
It is an isekai slice-of-life anime that has garnered interest from the community with the release of the new trailers and visuals.
III. Animation Quality
From what we have seen, the visuals of the anime are consistent with the plot and characters. Soft and bright backgrounds to give a feel of the magical world.
The character designs and animation seem pretty fluid in the teasers but we can only wait and watch for the anime to properly critique it.
3. New Key Visuals
Funimation has released the official character designs and posters for the upcoming 2020 anime.
There is an official teaser trailer of By the Grace of the Gods that is already out. Check out the trailer below which raised the fans’ expectations.
5. Expected Storyline
Since there 8 novel volumes in this series, there is a lot that could be adapted into season 1.
The story revolves around Takebayashi Ryouma, a system engineer in modern-day Japan. However, work-related stress and insufficient self-care led to his death. 3 Gods of Creator, Love, and Life ask him to live in another magical world to maintain balance.
This is how Ryouma’s life as a small child began. The story doesn’t have any intense revenge arcs or bloodsheds on the other hand it is very relaxing and enjoyable. Ryouma finds himself taming slimes with his kindness.
The powers are a part of the blessings given to him by the 3 Gods and a means to have a new life, in a new world, where he is free to do whatever he wants to do.
There are many small adventures in the first volumes of the series and seeing them in animation would be very interesting.
6. Cast & Staff
The following are the cast and staff members for the anime show:
|Series Composition||Fudeyasu Kazuyuki||Black Clover|
|Studio||Maho Film||I’m standing on 1,000,000 lives|
|Takebayashi Ryouma||Tadokoro Asuza||Aikatsu Friends! (Kamishiro Karen)|
|Eliaria||Kuwahara Yuuki||Aikatsu Friends! (Shirayuri Kaguya)|
|Lulutia||Inou Kikuko||Air in Summer (Uraha)|
7. About By the Grace of the God
Ryoma Takebayashi is a lonely man who led a life filled with hardships until dying from an unfortunate accident during his sleep.
In the afterlife, he is greeted by three gods who grew fond of him and send him to another world as a child.
There he makes use of his innate knowledge and abilities, combined with the gods’ blessings to live a new life filled with challenges and happy meetings.
Source: Official Website