Over the past few days anime fans have been absolutely bombarded with announcements ranging from movies to new seasons. One particular announcement caught my eye and filled me with joy followed by severe dread.
A second season of Re:ZERO was announced over the weekend. So why was this both exciting and horrifying? well, for starters, Re:Zero is probably one of my favorites- It’s shocking, stressful, and brilliant in every way. With a second season looming, that also means that fans have to relive those tragic feelings, much like Subaru, and that’s something I don’t look forward to.
For those anime fans that are unfamiliar with Re:ZERO, it basically follows a character called Subaru who has a unique ability to basically respawn at checkpoints- the ability is called “Return by Death”. After he is magically transported to a fantasy world he soon learns that they’re not all that fun. With dark forces at work, Subaru teams up with some fantastic characters like Rem, Emilia, Ram, and Puck the totally normal cat (haha!), but Subaru is emotionally and physically tested when events keep resetting upon his death. The show is full of unique twists and turns that will have you hating the show for hurting your soul and loving it for being so different.
So how do I know that season 2 will be just as, if not more, devastating than the first? thanks to Crunchyroll we were given the first trailer for the new season and it absolutely sets the tone for the series. Warning: It will be a roller-coaster of emotions!
Here is the brilliant trailer!
A pretty miserable trailer, right?
I think it’s safe to say that we are in for quite the treat, especially if you know the identity of the character who appears at the very end of the trailer and in the new poster. You don’t have to worry just yet, there is currently no release date available, but I would imagine the second season will air after the two OVA’s become available- Memory Snow and Frozen Bonds.
You can also check out the brand new poster!
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