Funimation Announces Re:Zero Home Video Release
posted on by Karen Ressler
The 25-episode anime 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. The anime's staff announced in September that an original video anime is in the works.
The anime adapts author Tappei Nagatsuki and illustrator Shinichirou Otsuka's Re:Zero light novel series. Nagatsuki launched the story on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō website in 2012, and Kadokawa is publishing the volumes in print. Yen Press is publishing the light novel series in English, and is also releasing Daichi Matsuse's manga adaptation of the series, as well as the Re:Zero Ex spinoff light novel series.
The story follows Subaru Natsuki, an ordinary high school student who is lost in an alternate world and 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.