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Re:ZERO-Starting Life in Another World- A non-stereotypical Isekai Refreshment

Re:ZERO-Starting Life in Another World- break the over powered protagonist stereotype with Isekai anime and approached the genre in a whole new light.

Plot

Re:ZERO-Starting Life in Another World aka. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu start with the grieving utterance of Subaru Natsuki who failed to save someone. Protagonist Subaru Natsuki, an ordinary high schooler is summoned to an alternate medieval world of magic and demihumans, by Witch of Envy; The malefactor entity in the story.

Subaru is lost and extremely happy to leave his vegetate life behind for this mesmerising fantasyland; in hope of inheritance of clichéd magical power to save the world. Unaware of his fate, he is rescued by Emilia; a beautiful, silver-haired girl, before being mugged by delinquents and decided to return the favour. After being tangled with Emilia the story develops with course of favours and vice versa.

Re:ZERO works on the idea of hit and trial. Subaru soon realised the ability granted by the Witch of Envy which enables Subaru to live again from the ashes. However, the memory of previous life remains to no one but him.

Take

Isekai as a genre have the potential to create your dream fantasies into a real live world. It enables the creator to delve into the world beyond logic while keeping the experience intact to best. However, the mushrooming of Isekai has certainly decreased the quantity of good Isekai.  Re:ZERO-Starting Life in Another World- break these stereotype with Isekai anime and approached the genre in a whole new light. The portrayal of unapt Subaru and vibrant characters cast gives a fresh feel to the series. The anime also displayed adequate screen-time for character development of side characters which enhance the viewing experience.  The series is indulging and doesn’t rush at all. Despite using hit and trail Re:Zero consistently explore the story in a new light, Implementing new scenes and animation.

Notable Characters

CharactersVoice Artist
Subaru NatsukiYuusuke Kobayashi
RemInori Minase
RamRie Murakawa
BeatriceSatomi Arai
EmilaRie Takahashi
PuckYumi Uchiyama
Reinhard Van AsteraYuuichi Nakamura
Wilhelm van AstreaKenyuu Horiuchi
FeltChinatsu Akasaki
Satella 
Notable Characters

Animation

Rem

Re:ZERO-Starting Life in Another World is animated by White Fox studio, known for its impressive work in animation behind epic series viz. Steins; Gate and Girls’ Last Tour. It is no gainsaying that the studio maintained its stature animation in the series.

Furthermore, the repetition of the scene due to death and revival of Subaru availed them to implement more no of frames per second in each sequence, exponentially increasing the quality of animation. The overall animation of Re:Zero is good in terms of quality.

The noteworthy animation moments in Re:ZERO-Starting Life in Another World were, Opening,

Spoiler Here revival after being killed by Rem,

action sequence used during the battle with the demon of the mist and the rip off of spirit gun from Yu Yu Hakasu.

The sound animation consummate Re:ZERO. Sound effects used to create ambience, revival, screech, etcetera is splendidly done by the sound team.

Our Ratings For The Anime

Re:ZERO-Starting Life in Another World-

Re:ZERO-Starting Life in Another World-
8 10 0 1
8/10
Total Score
7/10
Plot
8/10
Animation
8/10
Sound Work

The Good

  1. Definitely like the character sketches
  2. Definitely like the animation
  3. Definitely like the stratagem development of character, especially of Wilhelm van Astrea

The Bad

  1. Re:ZERO could have ventured trough sophomoric Subaru’s previous life.
  2. It could have created the atmosphere little earlier for the big picture.

Where to watch Re:ZERO-Starting Life in Another World?

Re:ZERO-Starting Life in Another World anime is available for the watch on Netflix.

When will Re:ZERO-Starting Life in Another World Season 2 premiere?

Re:ZERO-Starting Life in Another World- Season 2 will premiere in summer 2020 July. The airing of Re:Zero was delayed due to corona outbreak.

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