Ryoma Ebata, born in 1982, is the Character Designer and Director of Key Animation for the upcoming TV anime series “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime”. For most of his career, he’s worked as an animator, designer, as well as a unit director. The first time he was in charge of Character Designs was for Busou Shinki. He has been in charge of key animation for openings, endings, and the main areas for numerous titles such as Absolute Duo, Dimension W, Macross Frontier, and Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

Corporate worker Mikami Satoru is stabbed by a random killer and is reborn to an alternate world. But he turns out to be reborn a slime! Thrown into this new world with the name Rimuru, he begins his quest to create a world that’s welcoming to all races. The explosively popular novel series sold over 5.5 million copies after first being published on the Shousetsuka ni Narou novel publishing website by Fuse, and then was given a manga adaptation by manga artist Kawakami Taiki. The tankobon novel series is also ongoing, published by MICRO MAGAZINE and illustrated by Mitz Vah. Protagonist Rimuru encounters dragons, goblins, dwarfs, and ogres, among many other races, as he learns the ways of the land. At the end of the sometimes-humorous, sometimes-serious storytelling is the evil lord himself. A lone slime uses his newly acquired skills, his wit, and his guts to make more friends. The long-awaited rebirth entertainment finally gets an anime adaptation!

Director Yasuhito Kikuchi and Character Designer Ryoma Ebata will both appear at Anime NYC on panels and signings to celebrate “That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime”. Their full schedule will appear here closer to Anime NYC.