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Re:Zero Anime's 3rd Season Unveils More Cast, Theme Song Artists, 90-Minute 1st Episode With Theatrical Run

posted on by Joanna Cayanan

Kadokawa revealed four more cast members and information on the theme songs for the third season of the Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- anime on Thursday. Kadokawa also announced via a theatrical trailer that the anime's third season will start a limited two-week advance theater screening run throughout Japan, on August 30:

The newly announced cast members are:

Shōya Ishige as Joshua Juukulius

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Kōtarō Nishiyama as Kiritaka Muse

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Kenjirō Tsuda as Heinkel Astrea

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Chika Anzai as Sirius Romanée-Conti

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Konomi Suzuki, who performed the opening theme songs for the series' first two seasons, is performing the new season's opening theme song "Reweave." Sabō Karasuya wrote the lyrics, and Tom-H@ck scored the guitar rock number's music as heard in the trailer above. Music unit MYTH & ROID is performing the ending theme song "NOX LUX."

The anime's staff also announced that the third season's first episode titled "Gekijō-gata Akui" (Theatrical Malice) will air as a 90-minute (equivalent to four regular episodes) special.

Lastly, the staff revealed a new key visual.

Image courtesy of Kadokawa

Crunchyroll announced on Wednesday that it will premiere the 90-minute first episode at Anime Expo on July 5. Yūsuke Kobayashi will be in attendance.

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The third season of Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- will premiere in October. Crunchyroll will stream the series as it airs.

Previously announced new cast member Aya Yamane will voice the character Liliana Masquerade.

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 anime has 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 2020 and added Re:ZERO - Starting Life in Another World - The Frozen Bond in April 2020.

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Director's Cut, an updated version of the television anime's first season, premiered in January 2020. 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 is streaming the anime.

The anime's second season premiered in July 2020, delayed from its original April 2020 premiere date due to the effect of COVID-19 on the show's production. The second season's latter half premiered in January 2021. Crunchyroll streamed the second season as it aired in Japan.

Source: Press release

Disclosure: Kadokawa World Entertainment (KWE), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kadokawa Corporation, is the majority owner of Anime News Network, LLC. One or more of the companies mentioned in this article are part of the Kadokawa Group of Companies.

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