The official website for the anime adaptation of author Roy and illustrator Ririnra’s By the Grace of the Gods (Kami-tachi ni Hirowareta Otoko) light novel series has just launched a new promotional video!
Ririnra has also provided us with a new illustration to commemorate the anime:
The anime is planned to premiere in October, later this year. Funimation is co-producing the anime, and will stream the series. Funimation also premiered the anime’s first episode during its FunimationCon virtual event on July 3rd, 2020.
J-Novel Club provides us with a brief synopsis regarding the novels, which are available digitally in English, and it describes the story as:
Under the protection of the gods, a relaxed life with slimes in another world begins! One day, the life of middle-aged Japanese businessman Ryoma Takebayashi came to a rather sudden and disappointing end. Ryoma had never had a blessed life, but after his death, three great gods sought his cooperation and reincarnated him as a child in another world with swords and magic! Receiving a most cordial and divine welcome from the gods, Ryoma decides to live leisurely on his own in the forest for the time being. Working diligently at magic and hunting, Ryoma’s greatest passion comes to be researching his tamed slimes?! Training a variety of slimes (some newly discovered), the curtain rises on this easygoing life fantasy celebrating a second life with kind people in another world!– J-Novel Club
Ranran launched a manga adaptation of the novels in Square Enix’s Manga Up! app in November of 2017. Square Enix Manga & Books then licensed the manga, and plans to release the first volume this November.