New 'Re:Zero' OVA Is Headed To The Big Screen

Fans of Re:Zero - Starting Life in Another World - are gearing to have a great 2018 as the series [...]

Fans of Re:Zero - Starting Life in Another World - are gearing to have a great 2018 as the series is coming back in a big way. Along with the upcoming English dub being released later this year, the series is getting a brand new original video animation.

The kicker here, though, is that Re:Zero has such a big following that the new OVA will be screening in Japanese theaters.

Although there are no concrete details as to when the OVA will be screened or in what theaters it will be available, but more information is expected to be revealed during AnimeJapan 2018.

Taking place at Tokyo Big Sight from Mach 22 to March 25, the series' cast will have a stage event at Kadokawa's booth during the final day. Voice actors for Subaru and Emilia, Yusuke Kobayashi and Rie Takahashi repectively, are also expected to attend.

For those unfamiliar with Re:Zero - Starting Life in Another World, the series was originally created by Tappei Nagatsuki with illustrations provided by Shinichirou Otsuka. The story follows Subaru Natsuki, a homebody who wakes up in a fantasy world on his way home from the convenience store. Meeting a silver haired elf named Satella, he decides to help her on her journey to recover a stolen item.

After the two are mysteriously killed, Subaru wakes up to realize that he has gone back in time to the point when he first entered the world. Realizing he has a new power called "Return by Death," which sends him back in time every time he dies, Subaru decides to use this new power to try and make a better life for himself in this world with the mysterious silver haired elf.

The series originally began life as a series of light novels, it has since been collected into fifteen volumes since 2014. The series was adapted into three different manga series by Daichi Matsue and Makoto Fugetsu, and was adapted into an anime series by White Fox in 2016 that ran for 25 episodes. It has been licensed for an English language release by Yen Press.

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