Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-
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Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

Alternative Titles

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


Type: Novel
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Jan 23, 2014 to ?
Genres: DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Authors: Nagatsuki, Tappei (Story), Ootsuka, Shinichirou (Art)
Serialization: None


Score: 8.681 (scored by 1031110,311 users)
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Ranked: #472
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #227
Members: 39,699
Favorites: 3,417
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Exiting the convenience store, Subaru Natsuki emerges to a busy town inhabited by humans and demi-humans. Using dragons and carriages as transportation, the town is clearly not the modern-day Japan that he is familiar with. However, as someone who spends his days engrossed in comics and games, Subaru assumes that he is a protagonist in this new fantasy world, harnessing supreme magical powers.

Much to his dismay, that is not the case and things quickly go awry as he bumps into a group of thugs. Fortunately, a silver-haired beauty named Satella comes to his rescue, while looking for her stolen insignia. In return for her kindness, Subaru offers to help with the search, which eventually leads them to a loot shop. Assuming that the insignia was traded for money, Subaru enters the shop hoping to negotiate with the owner regarding the stolen item. However, much to his surprise, what awaits them is not the insignia but a brutal assassin that leads the two to their demise.

But instead of waking up in the afterlife, Subaru is shocked to find himself standing alone in the midst of daytime, as if he never left the town in the first place. Thus, his life in another world mysteriously begins a second time.

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Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu has been serialized online through the website Shousetsuka ni Narou since April 2012, and was later officially published in book format by Media Factory under the MF Bunko J imprint beginning January 25, 2014. Much of the web content was trimmed and edited for the light novel release. The series placed second in the Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! ranking in the best light novel category in 2017.

The series has been published in English as Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- by Yen Press under the Yen On imprint since July 19, 2016, in Polish by Waneko since April 6, 2017, and in Russian by Istari Comics since March 2018.

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May 15, 2019
justisr (All reviews)

While I’ve read the Manga, my review will be based primarily on the Web Novel, which I consider to be the most enjoyable way to consume the Re:Zero story due to the more intimate understanding you receive of the characters' internal thoughts and feelings as the plot progresses.
Thus, art will be excluded from the rating.

Story - 10

Anyone hoping for something quickly gratifying will not find it with Re:Zero. The story is very slow to progress. In fact, 15 volumes in, and questions we’ve been asking since chapter 1 have yet to be answered. On the contrary, it is at a faster pace that read more
Jul 4, 2017
SunsetBlink (All reviews)
Well, this is my very first review, so I don't have a big skill of writing it, furthermore English is not even my native language, so I apologize for the mistakes. By the time of writing I have read first 4 arcs of WN.

Re:Zero is one of my most favourite light novels. It takes very common concept like "Ordinary Japanese High School Student is being transported into alternative world" and adds to this generic thing some originality through concept which is very common in video games — respawn.

Story — 8/10

Re:Zero is more than just cool concept of time travels. The Plot read more
Jun 3, 2016
OtacoMan (All reviews)
Time travel, being transported into an RPG like world and the main protagonist meeting a beautiful girl in this world that has something to do with his fate. None of this is something you have never seen before in the world of anime and manga. However, you have to give credit to the author of this light novel series, I couldn't help but get into the way the author executed this story. After watching the first few episodes of the anime, I just had to read the original light novel which the anime was adapted from.

Each chapter of the light novel series seems to read more
Dec 13, 2017
TacticianR (All reviews)
Re:Zero gained a lot of popularity from the anime that aired in 2016, and it's not hard to see why. It had an interesting story, lovable characters, and fantastic music. I have quite a bit to say, and I'll aim to avoid spoilers if I can.

Story - 10/10. It's fantastic. It delves so much deeper into the world than I could have ever imagined, and having all these loops and turns with Return by Death gave me a very Zero Escape/Steins;Gate feel which I really love. I usually don't like fantasy world stories like this, but Re:Zero gave me a new outlook.

Art - 10/10. The read more

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