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Re:Zero Anime Gets 2nd OVA Episode About Emilia, Pack's 1st Meeting

posted on 2018-09-23 06:40 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
1st OVA episode opens in Japanese theaters on October 6

Kadokawa began streaming a video on Sunday to reveal that the Re:Zero franchise will get a second original video anime (OVA) episode. 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, will open in Japanese theaters on October 6. The episode will feature a returning cast and staff.

Tappei Nagatsuki launched the original novel on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō website in 2012. 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.

Sources: Re:Zero franchise's Twitter account, Kadokawa Anime's YouTube channel


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