Re:Zero Gets First Mobile Game With Branching Story Releasing in 2020

24.March.2020 | ANIME&GAME

Sega has announced it is releasing the first ever mobile game for the popular anime series Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World this year. The game’s tentative title is the same as the anime series.


Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World is a light novel series written by Tappei Nagatsuki and illustrated by Shinichirou Otsuka. It began as a web novel and has since become immensely popular within the international anime and manga community. The 22nd volume of the light novel series was released in March of this year, and the series as a whole has shipped over 7 million copies.


A 25-episode anime series aired in 2016, and a second season is slated for July 2020. Before that’s released, an edited version of the first season has been airing since January which features new cuts and one-hour durations.

The video game will be based on the popular light novel series. Players will take the role of series protagonist Subaru and relive the experiences of the anime’s story.


Re:Experience the anime’s story

Experience the turning point of the “IF” story – “What if I had chosen differently…?”


Your choices affect the route of the story

New and original content will also be placed into the game with everything written by the light novel’s author Tappei Nagatsuki. Interact with your favourite characters, engage in battles, and level up.


The anime’s production team returns

The game’s opening animation is being created by WHITE FOX, the animation studio responsible for working on the anime series.


Speaking about the upcoming mobile game, the author Tappei Nagatsuki said: “The game will be packed full of “ifs,” where you get to see what would happen if you chose differently during that time. You experience countless branching stories as you pursue Natsuki Subaru’s memories which have disappeared. Just like the main story, your connections will be different depending on your encounters!”


©Tappei Nagatsuki・KADOKAWA / Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World 2 Production Committee


  • Re:Zero Season Two Promoted in Japan With Merchandise Fair at Animate Stores

    26.March.2020 | ANIME&GAME

    Animate stores across Japan and the Animate online shop are set to promote the upcoming second season of Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World with a merchandise fair beginning on March 28, 2020.

    Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World is a light novel series written by Tappei Nagatsuki and illustrated by Shinichirou Otsuka. The first season aired in 2016 and become an international sensation within the anime community. Season two was originally set to air in April this year but has been delayed to July due to the ongoing coronavirus situation.

    Fair Bonus Item: Special Sticker (9 Designs)

    Running from March 28 to April 19, the Re:Zero season two promotional fair is a chance for fans to get their hands on lots of merchandise, the light novels and manga, CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays. For every ¥1,000 spent on these items, they’ll receive a random pick of one of the above-pictured special stickers. The bottom three were illustrated exclusively for the fair and feature Emilia, Rem, and Echidna in their party outfits.

    Acrylic Door Key Holder Stands (Party Version) – ¥1,320 Each (Tax Included)

    Mugs (Party Version) – ¥1,650 (Tax Included)

    Select branches of Animate will also be promoting the release of the Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World: Hyōketsu no Kizuna movie on DVD and Blu-ray with fairs dedicated exclusively to it. There will be life-sized stands, scene panels, anime documents, exclusive merchandise, and more. See the branch list below.


    ©Tappei Nagatsuki・KADOKAWA / Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World Production Committee