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Re:Zero Memory Snow OVA's 2nd Key Visual, Returning Staff Revealed

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Story summary also revealed for OVA opening in theaters in Japan on October 6

The Re:Zero stage presentation at the "MF Bunko J Summer School Festival" event revealed a new key visual on Sunday for the Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Memory Snow original video anime (OVA) episode.

The official Twitter account for the franchise also revealed the story for the OVA and the returning staff.

The story of the OVA takes place after [Spoilers, highlight to read.]Subaru and friends defeat the Demon Beast Wolgarm, the source of the curse, and save the children of Irlam village. The characters finally get a moment of peace, and Subaru goes on a certain secret mission that he must not let anyone find out about. However, even though Subaru is wearing a disguise, Petra and other children of the village immediately figure out who he is. Now that his mission was exposed within five seconds of it starting, what will happen with Subaru's "date course" with Emilia?

Masaharu Watanabe is directing the anime at WHITE FOX. Tatsuya Koyanagi is the chief director. Kyuta Sakai is the animation director, and is also adapting Shinichirou Otsuka's original character designs for animation. Masahiro Yokotani is in charge of scenario, and original light novel author Tappei Nagatsuki is credited with scenario supervision. Kenichiro Suehiro is composing the music.

The episode will open in Japanese theaters on October 6.

The returning cast stars:

  • Yūsuke Kobayashi as Subaru
  • Rie Takahashi as Emilia
  • Inori Minase as Rem
  • Yumi Uchiyama as Puck
  • Rie Murakawa as Ram
  • Satomi Arai as Beatrice
  • Takehito Koyasu as Roswaal L. Mathers

Tappei Nagatsuki launched the original novel on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō website in 2012, and Kadokawa published the 16th novel in the series on March 24. 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 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.

Update: Added more story details. Source: Animate Times

Sources: MF Bunko J Summer School Festival livestream, Re:Zero franchise's Twitter account (link 2, link 3) via Otakomu


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