Re:ZERO: Starting Life in Another World announced the long-awaited third season earlier today and to commemorate the announcement, light novel illustrator Shinichiro Otsuka drew a special illustration.
Re:ZERO: Starting Life in Another World anime is based on a light novel series written by Tappei Nagatsuki. The novel began serialization on the Shosetsuka ni Naro website in 2012. Media Factory has been publishing them in print with Shinichiro Otsuka’s illustration since 2014 under its MF Bunko J imprint.
The first season of the anime premiered in 2016, while the second began airing in 2020. Re:Zero also has two movies, Re:ZERO: Starting Life in Another World – Memory Snow (2018) and Frozen Bonds (2019). It is also a part of the Isekai Quartet franchise.
Yen Press licensed the novels in English and describes the plot as:
Subaru Natsuki was just trying to get to the convenience store but wound up summoned to another world. He encounters the usual things–life-threatening situations, silver haired beauties, cat fairies–you know, normal stuff. All that would be bad enough, but he’s also gained the most inconvenient magical ability of all–time travel, but he’s got to die to use it. How do you repay someone who saved your life when all you can do is die?
Source: Official Website, Anime Japan 2023
©Tappei Nagatsuki, KADOKAWA / Re:ZERO: Starting Life in Another World 3 Production Committee