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Re:Zero Anime's 2nd OVA Project Gets Theatrical Screenings in Japan

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins

The official Twitter account for the Re:Zero franchise revealed on Sunday that the second original video anime (OVA) episode for the franchise will get theatrical screenings in Japan.

The episode will be titled "Hyōketsu no Kizuna" (Frozen Bonds), and will adapt the meeting between Emilia and Pack. The original Re:Zero Kara Hajimeru Zenjitsu-tan: Hyōketsu no Kizuna prequel novel was included with the first Blu-ray Disc home video release of the television anime series in Japan.

The first OVA episode in the franchise, Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Memory Snow (pictured at right), opened in Japanese theaters on October 6 at #8. The episode features a returning cast and staff.

The 25-episode Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- anime adaptation premiered in April 2016. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan. Crunchyroll is also streaming both the Re:Zero ~Starting Break Time From Zero~ and Re:PETIT ~Starting Life in Another World from PETIT~ short anime spinoff series. Funimation released the television anime on home video with an English dub on June 19.

Source: Re:Zero franchise's Twitter account via Otakomu

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