Re:Zero Smartphone Game's Opening Movie Streamed
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Sega began streaming the opening movie on Wednesday for Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu - Lost in Memories, the smartphone game based on the Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- franchise. The company also began streaming a "new chapter digest compilation video" on the same day.
The game is slated to launch this summer, and it will be free with the option to purchase in-game items.
WHITE FOX is producing the game's opening animation. Kenichi Kawamura, who worked as a storyboard artist on the first season of the anime, is storyboarding and directing the animation. Original light novel author Tappei Nagatsuki is supervising the project.
Players will play as Subaru in the game, and follow the events of the anime. However, players can also make a different choice at "that time," leading to a different "what-if" storyline. Additionally, the game will also feature a new original story.
The 25-episode first anime season based on the 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 anime has also inspired two original video anime (OVA) volumes, titled Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Memory Snow and Re:ZERO - Starting Life in Another World - The Frozen Bond. Crunchyroll began streaming the Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Memory Snow OVA in February, and it began streaming the Re:ZERO - Starting Life in Another World - The Frozen Bond OVA in April.
Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Director's Cut, an updated version of the television anime's first season, premiered on January 1. The new edit of the first 25-episode season adds some new footage and reworks the episodes to run in a one-hour timeslot. Crunchyroll streamed the anime.
The anime's second season will premiere on Wednesday, after being delayed from April. The Re:Zero ~Starting Break Time From Zero~ (Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Break Time) spinoff series will also have a second season.