Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Original Name: Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
Suddenly, high school student Natsuki Subaru has been summoned to another world on the way back from the convenience store. With the biggest crisis of his life being summoned to another world and no sign of the one who summoned him, things become worse when he is attacked. However, when he is saved by a mysterious silver-haired girl with a fairy cat, Subaru cooperates with the girl to return the favor. When they finally manage to get a clue, Subaru and the girl are attacked and killed by someone. Subaru then awakens in the place he was summoned and notices he gained the ability “Return by Death.” Subaru is a helpless boy that only has the ability to rewind time by dying. Despite the despair, can he rewrite history and save that girl from a fated death?
A 17-year-old hikikomori and gamer who suddenly finds himself transported to another world on his way home from the convenience store. There, he meets a silver-haired half-elf girl named Emilia, and falls deeply in love with her. Upon his arrival, Subaru acquires an ability which he calls “Return by Death”, that allows him to go back in time when he dies, while still retaining his memories of the previous timeline. He cannot tell anyone about this ability, because any attempt to do so causes him to black out momentarily as unseen hands emerge to squeeze his heart, and may even kill those around him; it also causes him to give off the “scent of the Jealous Witch”, which attracts “mabeasts” (magical creatures), and is repulsive to those who can detect it. Despite being ordinary, Subaru did work out occasionally and seems to know basic hand-to-hand combat, making him not entirely powerless. He also shows some aptitude for yin magic, but only at a very basic level beyond Return by Death, which is the most powerful dark magic spell.
The female protagonist. She is a silver-haired half-elf girl who is one of the candidates to become the next ruler in the royal election, making her 42nd King of Lugunica. Subaru first meets her when her insignia, which she needs to possess in order to be eligible to participate in the election, is stolen by Felt. She is from the Frozen Forest, and is over a hundred years old (although most of time she was frozen in the forest). Her mental state is still that of a teenager. The name Emilia first used when introducing herself to Subaru, “Satella”, is also the name of the “Jealous Witch”, whose appearance is said to resemble her own and is responsible for the discrimination against half-elves. Among the half breeds and other discriminated or disfranchised races and people in Lugunica, she is seen as their hope for a better future due to her ideal of democracy and better social equality. Because of her heritege and resemblance to Satella, however, Emilia is often shunned and hated by most people, leaving her lonely and without any friends prior to meeting Subaru. Initially, she regards Subaru as a mischievous child who always needs to be taken care of. After he risks his life to save her from the Witch’s Cult, however, Emilia starts to develop deep feelings for him, as Subaru is the first person to ever make her feel truly happy, accepted and loved.
One of the twin demons who work at Roswaal’s mansion as maids, Rem is Ram’s younger sister. She has blue hair which she wears parted on the left, and still has a full horn, which grants her magical power. She does work at the mansion, although her ability to cook is better than her sister. She used to have an inferiority complex towards her sister. Bearing an intense hatred for the Witch’s Cult, Rem initially accused Subaru for having the Witch’s scent, that resulted in her killing him twice. After Subaru saves her from the mabeasts of Elior Forest, becoming her “hero”, Rem discards her suspicions and falls deeply in love with him, and even when he turns her down in favor of Emilia, she still becomes one of his most loyal followers.