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Re:Zero Anime Gets Second OVA; First Teaser Streamed


Emilia’s taking a step back into the spotlight.

Earlier today, the official Re:Zero Twitter account announced that a new OVA is in the works. An 8-second teaser trailer for the episode, titled Hyōketsu no Kizuna (Frozen Bonds), was also revealed, which you can check out below.

According to the Twitter account, the episode will tell the tale of the first encounter between Emilia and Peck.

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- is based on Tappei Nagatsuki’s light novel series of the same name. The series originally began airing in the Spring 2016 broadcast season, and ran for two cours.

Masaharu Watanabe (Wakaba Girl) directed the project at White Fox, with Kyuta Sakai (Higurashi no Naku Koroni Kai, Steins;Gate) providing character designs. Masahiro Yokotani (The Devil is a Part-Timer!, Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club) was in charge of series composition.

Crunchyroll streamed Re:ZERO as it aired in Japan. They describe the title as:

Natsuki Subaru, an ordinary high school student, is on his way home from the convenience store when he finds himself transported to another world. As he’s lost and confused in a new world where he doesn’t even know left from right, the only person to reach out to him was a beautiful girl with silver hair. Determined to repay her somehow for saving him from his own despair, Subaru agrees to help the girl find something she’s looking for…

Sources: Otakomu, Comic Natalie

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