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Re:Zero Anime's Season 2 Slated for Next April After Updated 1st Season

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Season 1 reedited with some new footage for rerun starting in January

The official website for the Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- anime announced on Tuesday that the anime's second television season will premiere next April. The website lists the main cast and staff as returning. Before the second season, a new edit of the first season will premiere on January 1, and the website posted a visual for this new edit:

The new edit of the first 25-episode season will add some new footage and rework the episodes to run in a one-hour timeslot this winter. The new edit will premiere on the AT-X channel on Wednesday, January 1 from 10:30 to 11:30 p.m. It will also run on Tokyo MX, TV Hokkaido, KHB Higashi Nippon Broadcasting Co., Ltd., TV Aichi, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting Co., Ltd. and BS11.

The Re:Zero Hyōketsu no Kizuna (Frozen Bonds) original video anime (OVA) began playing in theaters in Japan on November 8. The OVA adapted the meeting between Emilia and Puck from the Re:Zero Kara Hajimeru Zenjitsu-tan: Hyōketsu no Kizuna prequel novel included with the television anime's first Blu-ray Disc volume in Japan. People who have attended the screenings have received a new bonus present every week, and the sixth week will introduce two randomly distributed embossed postcard sets (pictured below), while supplies last.

The 25-episode first anime season of Tappei Nagatsuki's Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- light novel series 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 in June 2018.

The first OVA episode in the franchise, Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Memory Snow, opened in Japanese theaters in October 2018 at #8. The episode featured 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.

Sources: Re:Zero anime's website, Comic Natalie

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