Re:Zero Season 3 has been confirmed! Here’s everything we know so far about Re:Zero Season 3 release date, trailer, story, and news.
Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World is one of the most popular and acclaimed isekai anime series of recent years. The story follows Subaru Natsuki, a young man who is suddenly transported to a fantasy world where he discovers that he has the ability to rewind time by dying. He faces various threats and challenges in this new world, along with his allies, such as the half-elf Emilia and the twin maids Ram and Rem.
The anime adaptation of Re:Zero is based on the light novel series of the same name by Tappei Nagatsuki and Shinichiro Otsuka. The first season aired in 2016 and covered the first three arcs of the light novel. The second season aired in two parts in 2020 and 2021 and covered the fourth arc. Fans have been eagerly waiting for the third season, which was officially announced at Anime Japan 2023.
In this article, we will provide you with everything you need to know about Re:Zero Season 3, including its release date, plot, characters, manga, episodes, and more.
Re:Zero Season 3 Release Date
The announcement of Re:Zero Season 3 was made at Anime Japan 2023, along with a teaser trailer that showed some glimpses of what to expect from the next season. You can watch the teaser trailer here.
At the time of writing, there is no official release date for Re:Zero Season 3, and the producers have not made any official statements on the subject yet.
However, we have speculated that the third season could premiere in either January 2024 or April 2024, depending on the production schedule and the availability of the anime slots.
Re:Zero Season 3 Plot
Re:Zero Season 3 is expected to adapt the fifth arc of the light novel, “Stars that Engrave History”, which begins in volume 16. This arc focuses on Subaru’s involvement in a civil war between two factions of the Kingdom of Lugnica: one led by Emilia, who aims to become the next ruler of the kingdom, and one led by Priscilla Barielle, a rival candidate who seeks to overthrow Emilia.
Subaru will have to deal with new enemies and allies, such as Vincent Volakia, the emperor of a neighboring country who has a mysterious connection to Subaru; Sirius Romanee-Conti, a witch cultist who possesses a deadly power; and Shaula, a mysterious woman who guards a secret facility known as the Pleiades Watchtower.
The fifth arc is also expected to reveal more about Subaru’s past and his connection to Satella, the Witch of Envy who gave him his “Return by Death” ability. Moreover, fans can look forward to seeing more development for Emilia’s character and her relationship with Subaru.
Re:Zero Season 3 Teaser
Re:Zero Season 3 Visual
Re:Zero Characters and Cast
Re:Zero Season 3 will feature most of the main and supporting characters from the previous seasons, as well as some new ones. Here are some of the characters that are likely to appear in Re:Zero Season 3:
- Garfiel Tinsel: A half-human, half-beast warrior who guards the Sanctuary and has a crush on Ram.
- Frederica Baumann: Garfiel’s older sister who works as a maid for Roswaal L Mathers and has a friendly rivalry with Ram.
- Echidna: The Witch of Greed who resides in a dream world called the Witch’s Tea Party and offers Subaru her knowledge and assistance.
- Otto Suwen: A merchant and friend of Subaru who has the ability to communicate with animals and plants.
- Petra Leyte: A young girl from Subaru’s village who admires him and becomes his apprentice.
- Beatrice: A spirit who lives in a forbidden library in Roswaal’s mansion and has a contract with Subaru.
- Roswaal L Mathers: The lord of the Mathers domain and Emilia’s sponsor for the royal selection. He has a hidden agenda and a mysterious connection to Echidna.
- Emilia: A half-elf candidate for the royal selection and Subaru’s love interest. She faces discrimination and prejudice due to her resemblance to Satella, the Witch of Envy who destroyed the world 400 years ago.
- Subaru Natsuki: The main protagonist of the series who has the power of Return by Death. He is determined to save Emilia and his friends from any harm.
The cast for Re:Zero Season 3 is likely to remain unchanged from the previous seasons, with Yūsuke Kobayashi voicing Subaru, Rie Takahashi voicing Emilia, Inori Minase voicing Rem, Rie Murakawa voicing Ram, Satomi Arai voicing Beatrice, Yumi Uchiyama voicing Puck, Kana Ueda voicing Anastasia Hoshin, Chinatsu Akasaki voicing Felt, Akira Ishida voicing Regulus Corneas, Eri Suzuki voicing Meili Portroute, Haruka Tomatsu voicing Fortuna, Aimi Tanaka voicing Ryuzu Birma, and many more.
When Subaru Natsuki leaves the convenience store, the last thing he expects is to be wrenched from his everyday life and dropped into a fantasy world. Things are not looking good for the bewildered teenager; however, not long after his arrival, he is attacked by some thugs.
Armed with only a bag of groceries and a now useless cell phone, he is quickly beaten to a pulp. Fortunately, a mysterious beauty named Satella, in hot pursuit after the one who stole her insignia, happens upon Subaru and saves him.
In order to thank the honest and kindhearted girl, Subaru offers to help in her search, and later that night, he even finds the whereabouts of that which she seeks.
But unbeknownst to them, a much darker force stalks the pair from the shadows, and just minutes after locating the insignia, Subaru and Satella are brutally murdered.
However, Subaru immediately reawakens to a familiar scene—confronted by the same group of thugs, meeting Satella all over again—the enigma deepens as history inexplicably repeats itself.
Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World-) is a popular light novel series written by Tappei Nagatsuki and illustrated by Shinichirou Ootsuka.
The series began as a web novel on the Shousetsuka ni Narou website in April 2012, and was later published by Kadokawa under its MF Bunko J imprint since January 2014. As of December 2021, the series has 32 main volumes, 5 side story volumes, and 8 short story collections.
The story follows Subaru Natsuki, a high school student who is suddenly transported to another world where he meets a silver-haired girl named Emilia.
He soon discovers that he has the ability to rewind time by dying, but only he retains his memories of the previous loops.
He uses this power to help Emilia and other people he meets along the way, while facing various threats and mysteries in this new world.
The light novel series has been adapted into several manga series, each covering a different arc of the story.
The first manga adaptation, titled Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Dai-Ichi-Shou: Outo no Ichinichi-hen (Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World- Chapter 1: A Day in the Capital), was illustrated by Daichi Matsuse and serialized in Media Factory’s Monthly Comic Alive magazine from June 2014 to February 2015. The second manga adaptation, titled Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Dai-Ni-Shou: Yashiki no Shuukan-hen (Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World- Chapter 2: A Week at the Mansion), was illustrated by Makoto Fūgetsu and serialized in Square Enix’s Monthly Big Gangan magazine from October 2014 to January 2017.
The third manga adaptation, titled Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Dai-San-Shou: Truth of Zero (Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World- Chapter 3: Truth of Zero), was also illustrated by Daichi Matsuse and serialized in Media Factory’s Monthly Comic Alive magazine from May 2015 to February 2020.
The light novel series has also been adapted into an anime television series by White Fox, which aired from April 2016 to March 2021, covering the first nine volumes of the light novel and some parts of the side stories.
The anime series was directed by Masaharu Watanabe, written by Masahiro Yokotani, and featured music by Kenichiro Suehiro. The anime series also spawned two original video animations (OVAs), titled Memory Snow and The Frozen Bond, which were released in October 2018 and November 2019 respectively.
The anime series was licensed by Crunchyroll for streaming outside Japan, and by Funimation for home video release in North America.
Yen Press licensed the light novel and manga series for English release, and has published 21 volumes of the light novel and several volumes of the manga as of March 2021.