Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Break Time Anime Shorts' 2nd Episode Posted

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
2nd comedy short aired in Japan on April 19 & 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 second episode of Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Break Time on Tuesday. The spinoff anime short series airs after each episode of the main anime's airing.

In the beginning of the video, Subaru and Felt are walking together. Subaru comments that he would like to at least walk with her in a more beautiful place, holding hands. Felt asks if Subaru has a thing for younger girls, and Subaru replies that he is actually more into older women. Subaru tells her not be so tense around him, but if she really wants to get rid of him, at least lead him directly to the place they're headed instead of leading him on a detour. Shocked, Felt asks how he knew she was doing this. Subaru says that he has good directional senses, but in fact, he is only bluffing.

After Felt agrees to lead him more directly to his destination, the two end up having a conversation about the world's system of recording time. Felt shows him what they use as a clock: a magic crystal that shows what time it is by changing colors. Midnight to 6 a.m. is the Wind Period, represented by green, the next six hours is the Fire Period, represented by red, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. is the Water Period, represented by blue, and finally, the final six hours of the day is the Earth Period, represented by yellow. When Felt tries to explain the color system, Subaru interrupts her, saying he's heard enough. Felt says that he has quite an attitude for someone who asked her about the system in the first place.

The first episode streamed on April 8.

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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