During this year’s AnimeJapan, the Re:Zero anime staff announced that the series will get a second season. A trailer and visual were revealed for the project, which we break down below.
The 86-second promo sees Subaru trudging through a field, littered with the corpses of friends and allies alike. At the end of the path, a white-haired man sits, casually sipping tea.
The image features Subaru and Satella, standing in a withered forest. A figure looms behind the two of them.
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…