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Yen Press Acquires Re:Zero Ex Light Novels


Nothing stops the Re:Zero train.

Earlier today, Yen Press revealed that they acquired the domestic rights to Tappei Nagatsuki’s Re:Zero Ex (Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Ex) light novels. The first volume will hit retailers on November 14.

Re:Zero Ex is a spinoff of Nagatsuki’s Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- light novels. Two books in the series were released under Media Factory’s MF Bunko J, with the most recent shipping on Christmas Day, 2015.

The first book tells the tale of Lugnica king candidate Crusch Karsten, her knight Ferris, and a lad who made a profound impact on their lives. The second book revolves around Wilhelm.

Re:Zero is an ongoing light novel series, which is published under Media Factory’s MF Bunko imprint. The series, which began its run on January 24, 2014, currently has twelve books in production. The most recent shipped to retailers on March 25.

The Re:ZERO light novels received an anime adaptation in the Spring 2016 broadcast season. Masaharu Watanabe (Wakaba Girl) directed the project at White Fox, with Kyuta Sakai (Higurashi no Naku Koroni Kai, Steins;Gate) serving as character designer. Masahiro Yokotani (The Devil is a Part-Timer!, Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club) was in charge of series composition.

Source: Anime News Network

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