An anime television series adaptation by White Fox aired from April 4, 2016, to September 19, 2016, starting with an hour-long special.
– Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World
– Re: 从零开始的异世界生活
– Re: Life in a Different World from Zero
– Re Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World (Japanese: Re：ゼロから始める異世界生活 Hepburn: Ri:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu, lit. “Re: Starting life in a different world from zero”) is a Japanese light novel series written by Tappei Nagatsuki and illustrated by Shinichirou Otsuka.
This show is darker than the animation style may lead you to believe. Don’t be fool by the bright and vibrant style to think this is just another RomCom isekai anime. It is that, but much more, and way deeper than your typical isekai. I was reluctant to watch another isekai anime but I am glad this show did not disappoint me.
The show starts out strong with some likable characters. However, as the show progress, you start to see something isn’t quite right with our main protagonist. I didn’t quite like where it was heading but I would suggest you stick with the show to the end. You will start to see and understand why our main character is the way he is and if he will redeem himself.
The show isn’t really a harem show, though the opening may give you that impression. I would say it is almost a love triangle but not quite that either. This series plays with your emotion as in one scene you may be shocked with the violence going on, then the next it is such a heartwarming and cute scene.
The action sequences are quite good and impactful, if not very abundant. The few we do get are quite memorable.
I do highly recommend this series for those seeking a darker isekai anime. Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World contains graphic violence and suggestive themes/dialogs. Intended for young adults.
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Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World Season 1 (2016)
A collection of notable music and song from this series.
– “Paradisus-Paradoxum” by Myth & Roid (eps 14, 17, 19-20, 23)
– “Stay Alive” by Takahashi Rie (eps 13, 16-17, 20-23)
– “Bouya no Yume yo” by Takahashi Rie (ep 8)
– “Redo” by Suzuki Konomi (ep 11)
– “Theater D” by Myth & Roid (ep 14)
– “Wishing” by Minase Inori (ep 18)
– “Stay Alive” by Takahashi Rie (ep 25)
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