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Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu


Alternative Titles

English: Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-
Synonyms: Re: Life in a different world from zero, ReZero
Japanese: Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2016 to Sep 19, 2016
Premiered: Spring 2016
Broadcast: Mondays at 01:05 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: White Fox
Source: Light novel
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.481 (scored by 352,734 users)
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Ranked: #1132
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Popularity: #39
Members: 584,074
Favorites: 23,230

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Beginning with the obvious, both Re:Zero and Steins;Gate were animated by the same studio, White Fox and both main protagonists have time traveling related abilities.

Now for the juicy stuff, both Okabe and Subaru are quite different from the usual anime protagonist and aren't meant to be self-inserts for viewers. They both must overcome obstacles to save the ones they love and both feature thrilling story lines and engaging characters that break the mold of most anime tropes like Tsunderes (with Steins;Gate's Kurisu) and Moé characters (Re:Zero's Rem). The authors want you to see the MCs go through very difficult (and sometimes gory) hardships  read more 
report Recommended by Kyouma-D-Luffy
Re:Zero and KonoSuba take the same 'NEET transported to a medieval-fantasy' premise and go in differing directions... yet still somehow end up with their respective leads in mental anguish of varying extremes due to harem-related woe.

Re:Zero has its lead die over and over and over and over and over again trying to save the girls he encounters in his new world. KonoSuba also has its lead die from time to time... due to his moronic (yet lovable) band of misfit female party members that make him want to punch himself/them in the face.

One is a drama. The other is  read more 
report Recommended by AironicallyHuman
Imagine a world where fate demands to be corrected and it is willing to go through an endless binding cycle to achieve that purpose. The curse of time travel being portrayed at its best where the ones involved either witness gruesome deaths or experience it themselves. Happy endings are hard to come by but the future remains uncertain, it is up to the individual to decide the closure they deserve.

‘Boku dake ga Inai Machi’ showcases a game of cat and mouse that has seen it being dragged on for over 10 years in which all the tragedies that unfolded before us are planned  read more 
report Recommended by ShanaFlame
Fantasy world with fighting with themes of what its like when a real person is thrown into what feels like a game. After SAO I looked for other anime which felt similar Re:Zero was very satisfying. 
report Recommended by glue493
If you just glance at the images of both, you have no idea what you're going to get out of each anime. They're actually pretty similar because they both have major and unexpected plot twists, both look happy at first glance but aren't, both have very dark themes, and both have supernatural elements.

I think this is a pretty good recommendation because the unexpectedly dark style of the two anime can really get to you emotionally. If you like the dark emotional elements in one you will probably like the other.

 
report Recommended by 3xTripple
the stories are completly different but the way how the plot change and they repeat the same thing over and over again reminded me of Higurashi! also both anime have female tsundere/crazy characters! and a guy involved with them xD 
report Recommended by lady-leen
Re:Zero and Akame ga Kill are similar in regards to the fact that both of them initially appear to be a light comedy action story, but they both end up sharing much of the same themes later throughout the series.

Both involve the main character enduring many hardships, including death, forcing them to maintain a strong mentality which will continue to push them forward towards their final goal. They both share episodes of despair which will hit you right in the feels, they both have some comedy relief throughout the series, and both main characters experience romantic feelings (which I personally enjoyed most).  read more 
report Recommended by Nymphetamine2791
Both are relatively mellow variations on the "trapped in a fantasy game" genre. Focus is less on action/plot and more on emotional and personal relationships between characters. Both shows are unapologetic about their approach. The central themes that revolve around each show is hammered in with every episode, and results can be brutal, grueling and overwhelming in both cases.

Story wise, both shows feature protagonist(s) who are pulled into a brand new world without consent or ability to escape. Both main protagonists start out very weak, and have to accept very lowly roles first. As each series progresses, both male protagonists get braver,  read more 
report Recommended by Mac97
Same fantasy setting and atmosphere (though Re:Zero is much darker), except that the protagonist isn't being sent from the real world. 
report Recommended by Markdoka
Both MCs make a time leap into other parallel worlds after his/her death. They face into some tragedy and tend to change through the time leap.
Both are bloodies and gores.
Revolve around beautiful/cute characters.
Both stories are excellent in giving out suspense vibe  
report Recommended by chiyo-german
What makes us want to live and what makes us so scared of dying? But if you could not die, what than? Would your views chance, would you still be scared of your own death, or would you face it again and again until you find the life you can be happy in.

Both of these psichological thrillers deal with these question in verry different situations and if you like the story of on you will surely like the other 
report Recommended by Tiame
The titles sound similar but the meaning are different.
Both set in fantasy world where witches exist (although in Re:Zero, the witches didn't show themselves, but the rumour about them spread all over the town). In both anime, most of people hate the witches/consider them as enemies. 
report Recommended by renzospark
In both, the male lead enters into a new world which involves with a different form of language, magic, maids and a harem. Also both the female leads are cute, pretty, and have the ability to use magic to defeat the enemies. 
report Recommended by justjan
Same scenario but flipped. Normal person is sent to fantasy world. Conflict drama and a varying amount of true seriousness with humor. 
report Recommended by dkool
Both are in the fantasy world, where the protagonist meets a girl who wants to give him, we have poor characters and script weak, with unilateral villains, even.
 
report Recommended by morettiBlueEyes
While the plots are very different, and the genres of the Anime as well, I found very similar the two MCs (Shinj and Subaru).
Both go under stress, anxiety and dangerous moment in which they will risk their lives. Both MCs experience mental breakdowns throughout the show because of "someone forcing" them to do something.
There are many deaths. 
report Recommended by Xenocrisi
These series both explore supernatural psychological themes in a way that captivate their audience. While Re:Zero is focused on a style that combines fantasy, comedy, and dark events (meant for a less mature audience), Shinsekai Yori is a more realistic version of a psychological anime portayed in a rather serious way (meant for a more mature audience). The dark themes in common to both are interesting to watch so you will probably like the other. Both are masterpieces, but for different audiences. 
report Recommended by 3xTripple
Punch Line and Re:Zero feature a protagonist that goes back in time upon death, both also feature 4-5 female characters that the protagonist must save/protect. 
report Recommended by UltraBunny
Quite similar world and atmosphere.
Bunch of online gamers are trapped into fantasy MMORPG, cooperating with local "NPCs" (but without "reload" abilities).
Dark powers, magic, princesses, politics, intrigues, etc. everything is included )) 
report Recommended by nick_el_son
The atmosphere is different, but they share some similarities:

1. The story progress through time loops.
2. There is a evil witch.
 
report Recommended by Djerabis
while watching re:zero, the atmosphere reminds me of gosick. Both anime are dark and it gives you a mind blowing experience :D
Good for overnight marathon :D enjoy! 
report Recommended by Luuji222
In both series, the way that the two main characters act is kinda similar, specially when they choose a decision. and if you love the idea of time travel I assure you will love these two masterpiece :D bookmarked it now :D  
report Recommended by Luuji222
Magic, mistery similar atmosphere <3 
report Recommended by ImJesusArango
Positive cheerful protagonist thrust into a new world only to have his spirit absolutely crushed. Both involve the main character being disillusioned to the horrors of the world around them and thrust into despair.  
report Recommended by Danish
- Both are "From Another World" type of plots.
- Both main characters have mysterious powers.
- Tad bits of romance in each.
- Main character isn't completely overpowered from the start, but gets gradually stronger.
- Inner conflicts, epic fights!
- Last but not least- a main girl who's hot. 
report Recommended by CodeHiyari
Both of those series start of light but they get darker as the progress.
Re Zero are more psychology stuff in a fantasy setting while Slayers are more of a fun time action comedy in a fantasy setting 
report Recommended by KurataTrigger
Both are a seemingly innocuous fantasy setting and end up getting really, really dark. They both have a really similar feel to them and create a completely false innocent first impression. They both heavilly emphasize the storyline/plot. etc. If you liked one im sure you wil like the other. 
report Recommended by Sun_Rise
Although these anime are different as a genre, one is about fantasy world, another is about XX century world. HOWEVER! Both have same concept idea, and that MC was sent to another world via time travel by someone who is superior (P.S. this isn't a spoiler as long as you watch 1st episode of both). It is interesting to mention that even opening of Youjo Senki is also very similar to Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Issekai one. 
report Recommended by Imiran
-Dark themes and violence but have great character development and plenty of comedy
-Deals with the darker side of an adventure
-Both MCs can be "show offy" and learn the consequences of not being a great leader
-Fantastic fantasy/supernatural/thrillers
-Have similar video game vibes (P3 having been a Playstation game and RZ dealing with starting a game over..)

(First recommendation here at MAL; hope this is found useful! c:) 
report Recommended by morganite
Both of them start with a trope (Trapped in another world for Re:Zero, and Mahou Shojo for YuuYuu). However, because of deconstruction (the time loops in Re:Zero, and the "Madoka effect" in YuuYuu), the MC starts suffering lots of PTSD trying to overcome a almost impossible obstacle.
Yuuki Yuuna ends on a high note since things start to get better.
Re:Zero, I'm not so sure, we will have to see. 
report Recommended by beautifly92
1. Both the characters go mad and lose their sanity, but later regains composure.

2. Both anime have "Holy Freakin shit!!!" Moments.

3. Both have 'Gory' and 'intense' moments. 
report Recommended by ShivamLH
If you like the frustrating feeling of seeing the main character die multiple times in gruesome ways and having to start all over again, then this is especially for you. 
report Recommended by NatoBoram
They're both fantasy anime.In both shows the MC is trying to help the main girl to achieve her goal. The villains are very similar to Joker from Batman and they need the main girl, if they want to achieve their goals.  
report Recommended by zumac
Well if u liked the characters in re:zero you are sure to like this anime. Also art work and fights are pretty similar. 
report Recommended by Preetham_Raj
Main character tries to come to terms with being thrust into a new world (for TG, Keneki has to get used to living as a ghoul in Tokyo, in Re:zero, Subaru has to come to terms with being teleported to a whole new world and having to figure out how to work with trying to save people through dying multiple times) 
report Recommended by Rapturebird
In both main character are teleported to another world 
report Recommended by Shubham_81998
blood and gore in both but no fanservice in re-zero ,
on other hand more fighting from hero
villain Betelgeuse also has a power similar to vectors. 
report Recommended by styens
- Main character is sent back in time several times to "re-do" his choices
 
report Recommended by GrlicBred1
I'm pretty sure that you know what I'm talking about if you watched mirrai nikki, and or RE:Zero up until episode 8. Don't get hyped, they are grate anime that especially RE:Zero, will make some fans rage. 
report Recommended by 7Raen7
Both deal with redoing time to achieve better outcomes. Sakurada Reset is more philosophical and Re:Zero is often much more light hearted.  
report Recommended by Jade_Hawk
They setting is in a game. It also involves trying to constantly get out of tough situations. 
report Recommended by TuryuriOwO
- Both anime feature a MC who is inherently flawed yet likable due to their wit and emotional depth as characters.
- These anime also feature a wide range of female characters who have emotional depth as well. Many of the characters in each anime get a fair amount of screen time instead of being mere side dishes to the main character and his "best girl."
- Both anime like to go to bold direction and tackle themes that may hit too close to home for their respective audiences. 
report Recommended by StudentOfTheGame
Both the Protagonists travel to an alternate universe. While one helps a girl to become the ruler, the other gets trained to become a ruler.
While one of them can reset time and change the events to alter the results, the other has special powers which get summoned on certain occasions to help him in difficult situations.

'Re:Zero Kara' has finished only 13 episodes and is filled with lot of content, suspense and thrill.
As 'Kyou kara' has lot more episodes the thrill one finds initially would not last too long.

'Re:Zero Kara' is latest and was made according to the tastes  read more 
report Recommended by Deep_C
Both are strong fantasy with plenty of blood and gore to satisfy. Both MCs are similar because they can go from being a dork to a total badass. 
report Recommended by Haqqy
The Main Protagonists of both anime are a bit similar.

Both deal with Death, Mystery and Supernatural things.

Occultic;Nine is like what would happen to Subaru if he didn't move into the parallel world. 
report Recommended by renzospark
Okay okay okay, they're really different. Other than the fact they're both fantasy, there's nothing too similar about them,

BUT

They both have "generic" beginnings and a lot of people may say it's average. But they both pick up half way through (or a little less) the series and really shine into something amazing. Both main characters are flawed and try to learn and change themselves over the course of the series. It's a realistic development. 
report Recommended by AnimeZ0id
Both of them contain time traveling where a certain character tries to save another person.
While Re:Zero is a fantasy anime, Ushinawareta has the action set in a normal highschool. 
report Recommended by JokerDBlue
-Both MC was transported to another world
-Both MC are not over powered
-Both MC have ambition to support their love to reach their ambition 
report Recommended by Crocospect22
Both has resetting timelines at some point of the story
Both have a focus on a romantic subplot
Both have friends and loved ones being tortured in front of the protagonist.
Both have a character who brings the MC into the world.
The themes both share I feel that Interlude does better and has a more poignant conclusion. 
report Recommended by ViskMusic
Fantasy adventure shows that involve character(s) magically teleporting to an unknown world, where they gain special abilities, interact with other people, and face off against evil. Re: Zero is a dramatic thriller that has many plot twists along the way, while El Hazard is a light-hearted comedic adventure. Both also have elements of romance.  
report Recommended by YEROCKY
The main thing in common between those two anime is the fact that the main character goes to a fantasy world where he gains an incredible power.
Re:Zero is more psychological and Zero no Tsukaima is more of a harem, romance but both of them have good action.
You may find it annoying that those main characters don't try to go back to their main world, but in the end both series are a lot of fun. 
report Recommended by JokerDBlue
- Weak, misogynistic protagonists with hero complexes.
- Everyone inexplicably loves and accepts the protagonist so the plot can move forward despite all his contextually unacceptable behaviour, which range from actively disgusting to unpleasant.
- Faux-medieval setting.
- Protagonist suffers many life-threatening injuries but never dies for real.
- Battle between factions to obtain sovereignty/legendary item.
- Factions consist of one leader and one subordinate at its core.
- Lots of blood.

Despite my personal ire for both shows, I do think fans of one will probably enjoy the other. 
report Recommended by Lemon
- Both MC have fun and brave personality, but are hiding pain and sorrow caused by their 'curse' behind that.
- Similar types of comedy and adventures
- Have a lot of casts
- Both MC are summoned by an unknown being in the start of both series
- Both are set in fantasy world
- Both stories contain different noble factions in it. (Candidates of king in Re : Zero and House of Baskerville, Vessalius, etc. in Pandora Hearts.)
- Both MC experience some kind of time leap 
report Recommended by mangosteen05
I think you would like them because both of the main characters are transferred to a parallel fantasy world.
Also both series have pretty funny moments that make you laugh despite the seemingly serious plot. If you enjoy the comedy in one, you'll probably enjoy the comedy in the other.
Both main characters know how to overcome obstacles because they're shut-in-gamers. This makes both series entertaining to watch and provides entertainment to those who like "gamer to an alternate fantasy world" stories. 
report Recommended by 3xTripple
Both anime have "light-hearted and comedic moments" which mask the 'real' dark story.

The difference is that Re:Zero is a fantasy thriller with some time-travelling elements, while Kotoura is slightly-romantic school comedy-drama with ESPer elements. 
report Recommended by Markdoka
The male MCs of these series are extremely similar in both their personalities and their personal growth over their outlooks on life. Subaru and Juugo each find themselves caught up in various and oftentimes dangerous adventures that are tied to the females and new friends they meet along their journeys. While the stories are different, the determination to reach their goals with optimism and a good natured attitude are the same in each series. The MCs are also a lot more serious than they let on and work hard to hide this from others. 
report Recommended by callie661
There is always so much that can be done with the theme of time travel, yet there are so many anime that deals with this wide theme and does things their own way. Suzumiya is a unique experience dealing with time travel and other out of this world phenomenons.

It is one trip through time, going through the cycles of time or back in the past with varied experience. Just as re:zero has a few episodes with similar experiences repeated but varied slightly each time to further the plotline, Suzumiya also has several episodes one after another, which may make you think that  read more 
report Recommended by chronofantasy
Both shows take place in fantasy settings.

Both protagonists, Asta and Subaru, struggle to learn how to use magic. They are both noisy, obnoxious, and easily excitable.

Asta and Subaru both have very shrill voices and they frequently yell for no reason other than to piece the audience's eardrums. 
report Recommended by RebelPanda
While these 2 animes are completely different genres, Both anime features a Subaru as a main character and voiced by Kobayashi Yuusuke, and both Subaru are NEETs and Otakus to a certain extent. 
report Recommended by uchimaki131
Starts off in the real world and goes into a fantasy one. Similar world but way more light hearted.  
report Recommended by TwooGizer
Fate Stay Night is originally a visual novel with three routes in which the hero will make different choices in favor of one of the heroines. (Saber / Rin / Sakura)
Like Re Zero, there will be several scenarios.
Both animes have a fantasy world where the use of magic predominates.
Although Re Zero appears initially as a series rather comic, later the series turns out to be more serious and psychological as much as Fate Stay Night. 
report Recommended by TuyNOM
Both feature a Male Protagonist who try to save the girl(s) even though he always suffering. Aside from that, both anime are very different. Re:Zero is a fantasy anime (with battles, of course), while Koe no Katachi is an anime focused on teenager problems (more precisely on the victims of bully). 
report Recommended by renzospark
Both shows concentrate on finding the right ways in one's life. Both protagonists fight against prejudice and discrimination of the girl everybody else sees as bad. Both shows contain supernatural powers and in both shows teenagers are the main characters who move the plot forward. I also got the same wibe from the two shows and the male protagonists seem similar to me, but that is only my personal feeling. 
report Recommended by lopika
Both involve the Fantasy genre where there are magical creatures and such, also both have one striking similarity and that is both main characters want to become stronger for the sake of a girl that they have a crush on.
Another thing is that they are both RPG type of series, so there are some jokes such as status, rank, skill and what not. 
report Recommended by FHQ
Both these shows contain a main character that comes from a modern world and are thrown into a fantasy world with magic, elves, knights, etc. They are light hearted and serious when it comes to their friends and ones they care about.

The plots can also be tied to each other. Our "modern" MCs are the hero that can change and disrupt the life of a fantasy world as they learn more of their surroundings and how to adept to the new world around them. 
report Recommended by doroark76
- Both involves MCs arriving to a new world and must adapt to it and deal with problems.
- Both involves fantasy and at least one real world character.
- Hataraku Maou-sama! - Comedy / Re:Zero - Drama 
report Recommended by fourd444
Both of these titles are related to the afterlife and reincarnation but in ways that aren't told to the viewer until later on. Although these anime may seem fairly standard for the genres they fall into, the maids, income disparity, and most importantly the blue haired kuudere played by Minase Inori can make these enjoyable in ways you might not have expected from the cover. If you enjoyed one of these anime with colourful casts who are related to animals in various ways than you might like the other. 
report Recommended by zombie_pegasus
There are quite a few parallels that can be drawn with both series, some superficial others more deep. One skin deep parallel would be that both shows have a fairy-like mascot character that follows the main character that happen to both be named "puck"(though puck is not present in the 1997 anime). Subaru and Guts share a lot of similar types ordeals, that which develops their characters through unimaginable suffering. Also it should be noted that Subaru has an attraction to "maju's" and Guts, not in this series however, is more or less haunted by demons and apparitions of the apostles and god hands. Both  read more 
report Recommended by vasplar
Both tackle on the concept of time travel 
report Recommended by stephenalbertv
After seeing the first 2 episodes of Re;Zero I was surprised at the fact I was enjoying it, and that it reminded me of something, one anime, a light novel adaptation to be precise. That being, of course, Spice and Wolf. Both Satella and Holo are great heroines who are written very well and don't fall into a particular archytype. Both of them are rather snarky towards the MC and their respective relations are well written. While the MCs are themselves rather different both of them are well rounded and likable.

If you liked one you will probably enjoy the other.  
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