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'Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 2nd Season' Reveals New Cast, Split Cours

by Vindstot
Jun 11, 2020 6:08 AM | 61 Comments
The special livestream for the second season of Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World-) revealed new cast, the first key visual (pictured), and the first promotional video on Thursday. The first cours of the new season will begin airing on AT-X at 10:30 p.m. on July 8, followed by Tokyo MX, BS11, and Sun TV, among other stations. The second cours will premiere in January 2021.

Cast
Garfiel Tinsel: Nobuhiko Okamoto (Kami no Tou)
Birma Ryuzu: Aimi Tanaka (Himouto! Umaru-chan)
Echidna: Maaya Sakamoto (Fate/Apocrypha)

The second season was originally scheduled to premiere in April 2020, but was delayed due to the effects of the COVID-19.

The anime series adapts Tappei Nagatsuki's adventure fantasy light novel, which debuted in Spring 2016. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu: Memory Snow, the first original video animation, screened in Japan in October 2018. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu: Hyouketsu no Kizuna, which covers the prequel novel included with the first Blu-ray volume, opened in theaters in Japan last November.

Nagatsuki launched the novel on the Shousetsuka ni Narou website in April 2012. Kadokawa began publishing the series with illustrations by Shinichirou Ootsuka through its MF Bunko J imprint in January 2014. The 23rd volume is planned for a June 25 release. of Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu has a cumulative 7 million copies of its volumes in circulation.

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Source: animate Times

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hype hype hype hype hype hype hype!!!!!!!!!

Jun 24, 2020 2:16 PM by Amatniki

Bleh split cours. I guess there's nothing we can do due to coronavirus has to ruin everything.

Jun 13, 2020 8:17 AM by Tennouji

QcDiablo said:
AnimeIsCartoon23 said:
so rem not being in this season was a lie, welp, gonna drop this show then




i will pass, thank you

just the mention of that whore fills me with rage so even if she wont appear im sure they will mention that backstabbing slut

Jun 13, 2020 5:29 AM by rem_is_garbage

Re:Zero hype!

Also Maaya Sakamoto being Echidna sounds like a treat and most likely a perfect choice too :o

Jun 12, 2020 9:13 PM by removed-user

AnimeIsCartoon23 said:
so rem not being in this season was a lie, welp, gonna drop this show then


Jun 12, 2020 5:06 PM by QcDiablo

The artstyle looks fine but the action sequence looks bad with stills all over. Im not a fan of the OP.

Jun 12, 2020 1:27 PM by chriskor022

so rem not being in this season was a lie, welp, gonna drop this show then

Jun 12, 2020 9:14 AM by rem_is_garbage

Meusnier said:

I had forgotten about the VA aspect and yes you are right, the situation must be really complicated if you consider that a single seiyuu who is merely suspected to have contracted the Covid-19 can essentially stop the production. I am assuming that all seiyuu are working on a specific scene together and not in different rooms as if no dialogue was happening (I feel that the dialogues would lack of realism otherwise). It might be the only good solution, but that also means that the last SnK season will probably be split into two or three parts (I heard that +30 episodes would be necessary if they did not want to rush too much).
I heard joining as a hermit in the Himalayas helps a lot. xD

Jun 12, 2020 6:31 AM by KreatorX

KreatorX said:
Meusnier said:

Thank you for this reference. I find the average two months delay slightly hard to believe since a shows airs in three months for a 12 episode series. Even if they started a year in advance (something not uncommon; or maybe, they start working on a project without communicating about it?), they would not be able to produce more than 7 or 8 episodes in fifteen months. Or maybe, most projects are announced two years in advance? I doubt it if we think about shows such as SAO or Haikyuu, but the studio may have multiple teams working on different episodes.

That's true. That last bit requires more info on how Whitefox studio inner operations turns out, which is going to be pure conjecture from my side. Given their release cycle, I only suspect they have a small team of animators compared to other big studios.They did announce Season 2 for Re:zero all the way back in March 2019 and they could have made some animation progress before making their announcement official.

In 2019, WF studios was busy working on Re:zero's Frozen Bonds OVA, Arifureta (co-produced with Asread Studios I think) and some Cautious Hero series. For 2020, they have this movie for Goblin Slayer lined up for a tentative February release. Cue in all the rotations with the respective art designers, directors, VA's etc.

It's the voice dubbing which is the hardest hit aspect due to the pandemic, since it requires the VAs to travel around and groups of them are huddled together in the studio's recording room. I guess similar restrictions apply to the animation group's work environment.

I had forgotten about the VA aspect and yes you are right, the situation must be really complicated if you consider that a single seiyuu who is merely suspected to have contracted the Covid-19 can essentially stop the production. I am assuming that all seiyuu are working on a specific scene together and not in different rooms as if no dialogue was happening (I feel that the dialogues would lack of realism otherwise). It might be the only good solution, but that also means that the last SnK season will probably be split into two or three parts (I heard that +30 episodes would be necessary if they did not want to rush too much).

Jun 12, 2020 6:20 AM by Meusnier

Meusnier said:

Thank you for this reference. I find the average two months delay slightly hard to believe since a shows airs in three months for a 12 episode series. Even if they started a year in advance (something not uncommon; or maybe, they start working on a project without communicating about it?), they would not be able to produce more than 7 or 8 episodes in fifteen months. Or maybe, most projects are announced two years in advance? I doubt it if we think about shows such as SAO or Haikyuu, but the studio may have multiple teams working on different episodes.

That's true. That last bit requires more info on how Whitefox studio inner operations turns out, which is going to be pure conjecture from my side. Given their release cycle, I only suspect they have a small team of animators compared to other big studios.They did announce Season 2 for Re:zero all the way back in March 2019 and they could have made some animation progress before making their announcement official.

In 2019, WF studios was busy working on Re:zero's Frozen Bonds OVA, Arifureta (co-produced with Asread Studios I think) and some Cautious Hero series. For 2020, they have this movie for Goblin Slayer lined up for a tentative February release. Cue in all the rotations with the respective art designers, directors, VA's etc.

It's the voice dubbing which is the hardest hit aspect due to the pandemic, since it requires the VAs to travel around and groups of them are huddled together in the studio's recording room. I guess similar restrictions apply to the animation group's work environment.

Jun 12, 2020 5:37 AM by KreatorX

KreatorX said:
Meusnier said:
I was a fool to start watching S1 and thinking about watching S2 at the end of the year... I should have waited for one more year lol, since I hate split seasons.

I wonder where this legend that the animation quality has to drop midway comes from. S1 was fine within this perspective.

It's not strictly a legend if I had could have worded it better. As much as 3 months can go into producing one episode. Things get super hectic once the show starts airing and the studio runs into crunch time. If the studio is handling multiple projects (since this is a large variable), the attention to a single show drops. It's just a general trend.

Check this out if you find time.
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/answerman/2018-03-16/.129066

Thank you for this reference. I find the average two months delay slightly hard to believe since a shows airs in three months for a 12 episode series. Even if they started a year in advance (something not uncommon; or maybe, they start working on a project without communicating about it?), they would not be able to produce more than 7 or 8 episodes in fifteen months. Or maybe, most projects are announced two years in advance? I doubt it if we think about shows such as SAO or Haikyuu, but the studio may have multiple teams working on different episodes.

Jun 12, 2020 5:10 AM by Meusnier

AntwanMantilla said:
Klefki_of_Awsome said:
Wasn't it the first 9 books that got adapted in Season 1?:o
Not that I read the novels, but that's what my trusty source said back then~:I

You're right, it is 9 books. Even though I've read the novels it's been awhile so I thought it was 8 lol.

Haha, it's fine~^^
I'm just glad I wasn't wrong, lol, I was starting to feel a little paranoid there..=3='

Jun 12, 2020 4:59 AM by Klefki_of_Awsome

damn nowadays i really hate the world "split cours"...why...

Jun 12, 2020 4:43 AM by grappyezel

Jagd84 said:
KreatorX said:

Actually you are not missing out on anything, other than the last 5 minutes of the final episode in director's cut.


That poster want to watch it as refresher tho which is a good idea for S2.

Ah, I probably misunderstood that in a hurry.

Jun 12, 2020 2:27 AM by KreatorX

KreatorX said:
Mattinator95 said:
I still need to watch the directors cut for a refresher and also the added new scene after the original season 1 ending unless they adding it into S2

Actually you are not missing out on anything, other than the last 5 minutes of the final episode in director's cut.


That poster want to watch it as refresher tho which is a good idea for S2.

Jun 12, 2020 2:24 AM by Iron_Maw

What happen if no COVID-19 and they release the series in April. will it be all series at the same year without spit cour

Jun 11, 2020 10:40 PM by KinjiKido

Echidona is going to be the new merch queen yassss. Rem out periodT.

Jun 11, 2020 9:12 PM by TeamDalaiLana

Klefki_of_Awsome said:
AntwanMantilla said:
AOTY is almost upon us. Even though it's split cour, I can't wait to see White Fox eat through another 8 books most likely. lol
Wasn't it the first 9 books that got adapted in Season 1?:o
Not that I read the novels, but that's what my trusty source said back then~:I

You're right, it is 9 books. Even though I've read the novels it's been awhile so I thought it was 8 lol.

Jun 11, 2020 9:00 PM by AntwanMantilla

Meusnier said:
I was a fool to start watching S1 and thinking about watching S2 at the end of the year... I should have waited for one more year lol, since I hate split seasons.

I wonder where this legend that the animation quality has to drop midway comes from. S1 was fine within this perspective.

It's not strictly a legend if I had could have worded it better. As much as 3 months can go into producing one episode. Things get super hectic once the show starts airing and the studio runs into crunch time. If the studio is handling multiple projects (since this is a large variable), the attention to a single show drops. It's just a general trend.

Check this out if you find time.
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/answerman/2018-03-16/.129066

Jun 11, 2020 7:31 PM by KreatorX

Man summer 2020 is stacked. Looking foward to this season of Re Zero.

Jun 11, 2020 7:08 PM by Taffy_x3