The cast members for Subaru Natsuki, Emilia, Pack, Rem, Ram, Beatrice, and Roswaal L. Mathers have been confirmed to reprise their roles in the sequel.
Nagatsuki originally launched the novel on the Shousetsuka ni Narou website in April 2012. Kadokawa began publishing the series with illustrations by Ootsuka under its MF Bunko J imprint in January 2014. The 19th volume is scheduled for a March 27 release. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu has a cumulative 5 million copies of its volumes in circulation.
Funimation licensed the anime series in North America and shipped the second and final Blu-ray and DVD volume on February 5. Yen Press licensed the novel in December 2015 and released the ninth volume on February 19. The company also publishes the manga adaptations and the Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Ex side story.