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Light Novel, Manga, Anime

By the Grace of the Gods (神達に拾われた男, Kami-tachi ni Hirowareta Otoko; lit. "The Man Picked Up By the Gods") is a Japanese light novel series written by Roy and illustrated by Ririnra. It began serialization online in January 2014 on the user-generated novel publishing website Shōsetsuka ni Narō, with a revised version began serialization since September 2015.

The series was later acquired by Hobby Japan, who have published nine volumes since September 2017 under their HJ Novels imprint. A manga adaptation with art by Ranran has been serialized online via Square Enix's Manga UP! and Gangan Online websites since November 2017 and has been collected in five tankōbon volumes. The light novel has been licensed in North America by J-Novel Club, and the manga has been licensed by Square Enix. An anime television series adaptation by Maho Film premiered in October 4, 2020 and is expected to run for 12 episodes.


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.

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