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Re:Zero Season 3 - What We Know So Far

This past March, the second season of the popular Isekai anime "Re:Zero — Starting Life in Another World" finally came to a close, wrapping up its adaptation of the original light novel's fourth arc. Originally written by Tappei Nagatsuki and illustrated by Shin'ichirō Ōtsuka, "Re:Zero" first released online in 2012. A manga adaptation released soon after, followed by the well-known anime adaptation in 2016.

The series follows a similar formula to many Isekai anime. It focuses on Subaru Natsuki, a teenage shut-in who is suddenly and inexplicably transported to an alternate fantasy world (via Anime News Network). However, this average Isekai beginning is subverted when Subaru discovers that he was also spontaneously granted a special ability. This power, "Return by Death," allows Subaru to return to a previous, randomly determined point in time upon death, similar to how checkpoints function in a video game. Using this ability, the overall average Subaru is able to overcome conflict through repetition and planning.

Now, following the recent conclusion of the anime's second season, fans are curious as to whether the show will continue its adaptation of the novels. With a four-year head start on the anime, much of the novels' events have yet to be adapted. With that in mind, here's what we know so far about "Re:Zero" Season 3.

When will Re:Zero Season 3 release?

At the current moment, no official announcements have been made regarding the release of "Re:Zero" Season 3. The previous season, which was released in two separate parts, had been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, it's hard to gauge when the anime's producers, White Fox, will continue their adaptation of the series. Sources such as The Cinemaholic predict a release date as late as 2025, but this is only speculative.

However, Sho Tanaka, one of the series' producers, has alluded to the possibility of a Season 3 during a 2020 interview with Crunchyroll, saying, "I'm confident that you'll all be clamoring for a third season once you've finished watching this one. Please look forward to it." With that in mind, "Re:Zero" fans can sit comfortably knowing there's a good chance that they'll see a third season of the popular Isekai anime.

Who will be in Re:Zero Season 3's cast?

Assuming "Re:Zero" Season 3 does come out, it is likely that the show will retain a good portion of its original cast. According to IMDb, Subaru is voiced in Japanese by Yûsuke Kobayashi ("Dr. Stone," "Food Wars"). He is voiced in English by Sean Chiplock ("The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild," "Pokemon: Detective Pikachu").

Furthermore, the original voice actors for the supporting cast are also expected to make a return. This includes Emilia (Rie Takahashi/Kayli Mills), Ram (Rie Murakawa/Ryan Bartley), and Rem (Inori Minase/Brianna Knickerbocker).

While it is unlikely that Season 3 of "Re:Zero" would make any abrupt changes in cast or crew, fans can likely expect to hear some new voices as the series introduces new characters. Unfortunately, no official statements regarding Season 3's cast have been made. In this case, fans will have to wait to see if any new cast decisions can be expected from "Re:Zero."

What's the plot of Re:Zero Season 3?

Since Season 2 of "Re:Zero" only covered up to "Arc 4" of the original light novels, there is still plenty more "Re:Zero" left for White Fox to adapt (via Re:Zero Wiki). The most recent arc followed Subaru and Emilia as they attempt to rescue the inhabitants of Sanctuary who are trapped via a mysterious magical barrier.

"Arc 5," where the anime's story is set to pick up, follows Subaru and his allies as they fight to unite the Royal Election Camps in Watergate City in order to defeat the Witch Cultists who have taken control. Whether the anime is expected to adapt just this arc or continue even further into the series is unknown at the moment.

However, fans can be certain that Season 3 will include many of the story elements which define "Re:Zero." In other words, "Re:Zero" will continue its long-held tradition of brutality and psychological torture, as Subaru's Return By Death ability consistently proves itself to be both a blessing and a curse. Any further details, however, are likely being saved for the show's (hopeful) upcoming release.