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Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Break Time Anime Shorts' 1st Episode Posted

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
1st comedy short aired in Japan on April 8 & will stream for limited time

The official website for the Re: Life in a different world from zero (Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu) television anime series began streaming the first episode of Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Break Time last Friday. The spinoff anime short series airs after each episode of the main anime's airing.

The short shows Subaru, Emilia, and Puck beside a market stall, with Subaru remarking that he cannot read the words on the signs. Emilia, surprised at Subaru's penniless state, asks him how he even got to this world, and he answers "in a fantasy-ish light novel-y way." Subaru comments that at least some of the terms in use in his new world are somewhat similar to Japanese, though with something off about them. When a bell pepper falls from one of the stands, Emilia reacts unusually, and Subaru asks her what's wrong. She says that she cannot eat bell peppers, as they are green demons.

The shorts feature the main television anime's cast members, including Yūsuke Kobayashi as Subaru Natsuki, Rie Takahashi as Emilia, and Yumi Uchiyama as Puck.

Minoru Ashina (Lord Marksman and Vanadis ONA, Boku, Otaryman, Agriculture Angel Baraki) is serving as director, scriptwriter, and producer of the shorts at Studio Puyukai. Minoru Takehara (Lord Marksman and Vanadis ONA) is designing the super-deformed characters and is also credited with the animation. Other staff members include:

Original Work, Supervision: Tappei Nagatsuki
Original Character Designs: Shinichirou Otsuka
Title Logo Design, Animation: Miyahiko
Animation: Sumi Kimoto, Chisato Totsuka
Music: Kenichiro Suehiro
Sound Effects: Tomoji Furuya (Suwara Pro)
Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
Sound Production: Magic Capsule
Production Management: Minoru Yokoyama
Production Progress: Keiichi Kayama
Production Cooperation: Medicrie

The shorts will only stream on the anime's official website for a limited time after they air on television.

The Re: Life in a different world from zero anime premiered on April 3.

Masaharu Watanabe (Wakaba Girl director, episode director for The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) is directing the anime at Studio White FOX. Masahiro Yokotani (Maria Holic, both seasons of Free!, SHIMONETA: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist) is handling the series composition, and Kyuta Sakai (Steins;Gate, Sankarea: Undying Love, Humanity Has Declined) is designing the characters and serving as chief animation director.

The anime is inspired by Tappei Nagatsuki and illustrator Shinichirou Otsuka's light novel series of the same name, which Yen Press will publish in North America along with a manga adaptation. In the story, Subaru Natsuki is an ordinary high school student who is lost in an alternate world, where he is rescued by a beautiful, silver-haired girl. He stays near her to return the favor, but the destiny she is burdened with is more than Subaru can imagine. Enemies attack one by one, and both of them are killed. He then finds out he has the power to rewind death, back to the time he first came to this world. But only he remembers what has happened since.

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