Re Zero: About The Series
Re: Zero Starting Life in Another World is a Japanese light novel series written by Tappei Nagatsuki and illustrated by Shinichirou Otsuka, likely to renew as “Re Zero Season 2”.
Starting out in 2012 as a web series, the complete story was published as 17 volumes. Three arcs of the storyline were further made into mangas. However, the love for the story did not let it stay as just a manga.
The adapted version of the anime was backed by White Fox Animation studio. It started airing from around 2016, early April and didn’t end till September. There was also an hour-long special episode to go along with it. I love the OVA of the series, however, they didn’t come out till 2018.
Crunchyroll licensed the anime adaptation. It released the anime on home video through Funimation in the United States and Anime Limited in the United Kingdom.
Re Zero – Plot And Details
The plot of the first season revolves around Subaru Natsuki. He is an extremely introverted teen who does nothing but plays games all day long.
One evening, on a trip to the convenience store, he finds himself transported to a foreign world. With the help of his companion Emilia there, Subaru soon learns that he now possesses the ability to turn back time through dying.
Shortly after, Subaru and Emilia are brutally murdered. But then he awakes to find himself in the same alley, with the same thugs, the same girl, and the day begins to repeat. Subaru falls in love with Emilia along the way and confesses to her by the end of the anime.
It is a happy ending for all. If only now, the producers would give us a happy ending too by releasing the second series soon.
Re Zero Season 2 Release Date And Expectations
On March 23, 2019, it was announced that a second season is in production. The cast and staff will continue their roles for the second season.
It was scheduled to premiere in April 2020. That was delayed to July 2020 due to production complications caused by the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic.
Before the Re Zero Season 2 premieres, an edited version of the first season premiered on January 1, 2020. This was on AT-X and other channels. The edited version was recapping in the first season through one-hour episodes. It also included new additional footage.
There are talks of a second season to be released in April 2020 but due to the pandemic we are in right now, will probably be postponed to July of this year.