In addition to an upcoming OVA called "Frozen Bonds," it's been announced that the anime series Re:Zero - Starting Life in Another World will return for a second television series this year. The Season Two announcement comes courtesy of a new promotional video released in conjunction with the AnimeJapan 2019 festivities. It's currently unclear when the second season might air, but it certainly seems to be teasing a major showdown of some kind.
You can check out the official trailer announcing the second season below:
According to the announcement, the cast of the first season are set to return, though it's unclear whether the exact same staff will as well. According to Anime News Network, the first OVA, which came out last year, saw both the cast and staff return.
The official website for the anime series has also updated with a new Season Two key visual. You can check it out below:
The previously mentioned "Frozen Bonds" OVA will adapt the light novel story of the same name. The novel, Re:Zero Kara Hajimeru Zenjitsu-tan: Hyoketsu no Kizuna, was a prequel packed in with the home video release of the anime series in Japan. This short story tells the first time Emilia met with her crystal guardian Puck, who's a mystery itself. Fans have seen glances of Puck's true forms late in the series, but hopefully the prequel will explore the guardian's connection with Emilia.
Re:Zero - Starting Life in Another World is a series of light novels originally created by Tappei Nagatsuki with illustrations provided by Shinichirou Otsuka in 2014. 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 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 was also licensed for an English-language release by Yen Press.
Have you subscribed to ComicBook Nation, the official Podcast of ComicBook.com, yet? Check it out by clicking here or listen below.
In this latest episode, we talk about Dragon Ball Super maybe returning, break down Kofi's trip to the set of Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and more! Make sure to subscribe now and never miss an episode!