Re:Zero Light Novel – Detail & Review

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活), also known as Re:Zero -Starting Life in Another World- is a novel written by Tappei Nagatsuki and originally published on Shousetsuka ni Narou, a Japanese user-generated novel publishing website where writers can upload their works free of charge and the novels are free to read.

The first chapter of the novel was released on April 20, 2012 and until this article was made, the novel has 6 volumes along with 2 side stories.

Re:Zero Light Novel

Re:Zero Light Novel

Following Tappei-sensei’s works on web novel, Media Factory acquired the novel series for publication. Shinichirou Otsuka is in charge as illustrator for the light novel. The first volume was released on 25 January, 2014 and so far already has 10 volumes plus 2 side stories. Yen Press acts as English publisher, so it’s already available for native English speakers.

The volume 11 will be released on December 23, 2016 in Japan.

Volume 1

Re:Zero Light Novel Volume 1
Re:Zero Light Novel Vol.1

Natsuki Subaru was just trying to get to the convenience store but ended up summoned to another world. He meets the common things — life-threatening circumstances, silver-haired beauty half-elf, cat fairies — you know, normal thing. All that would be terrible enough, but he is also gained the most annoying magical power of all — time travel, but he is got to die to use it. How can you repay someone who rescued your life when all you can do is only die?

The first volume of light novel was released on January 24, 2014 in Japanese, and on July 19, 2016 in English. The chapters includes:

Prologue: The Waste Heat of the Beginning
Chapter 1: The End of the Beginning
Chapter 2: Struggle Too Late
Chapter 3: Ending and Beginning
Chapter 4: Fourth Time’s the Charm
Chapter 5: Starting Life in Another World
Epilogue: The Moon is Watching

Vol.1 Review

Re:Zero light novel can be described as Fantasy and Mystery novel, along with light-heartened humor and romance separated by tragedy and violence. This light novel is an amazingly unpredictable. Every single character can be unforgettable and unique. The detail of their personalities, emotions, they way they think, who they are, and their own backgrounds are so carefully built that even supporting characters come to be memorable.

The characters’ complexity is so matched by the plot itself. For any mystery solved in Re:Zero, 2 more often take its place. This builds suspense that engrosses and offers the reader forward from one to the next chapter.

Don’t allow the art trick you. This can be a complicated, violent, and mystery fantasy light novel. Never judge the outside of this light novel or its origins until you have given it a chance. You will not feel disappointed.

as I stated above, this novel can be entertaining, humorous, loving, and funny, but it’s also extremely violent. Be ready for several cruel, tragic, and heartbreaking events in this story. The detail of characters would make the tragedies that much even more meaningful, but, you will be happy you got to be familiar with them.

Volume 2

Re:Zero Light Novel Volume 2
Re:Zero Light Novel Volume 2

After freed from his death loop in the royal city, Subaru awakes in the luxurious mansion, being tended to by twin maids, Rem and Ram. After sustaining bad wounds, he has been taken to the home of the Margrave Roswaal, Emilia’s guardian. The two maids, along with the young librarian Beatrice, are the main guardians of the mansion’s forbidden library, but their peaceful and calm days come to a chaotic end when one other cycle of death starts out! Subaru is the only person who remembers the time he is spent with the people he cares about, but will he be able to save them?

The volume 2 of Re:Zero light novel was released on February 25, 2014 in Japanese and will be available in English on November 15, 2016. Here are the detail:

Chapter 1: The Beginning of Redemption
Chapter 2: The Promised Morning is Far Away
Chapter 3: The Sound of Chains
Chapter 4: Tag at Sundown
Chapter 5: The Anticipated Morning

When the article was made, the light novel is still pre-order. So, I can’t give you any further information nor reviews.

Volume 3

ReZero Light Novel Volume 3
Re:Zero Light Novel Volume 3

Alongside the people most important to him, a young man goes out to meet the same sunrise just as before. Growth his resolve, Subaru comes back to his first day in the Roswaal’s mansion. Repeating his loop in the Roswaal household informed with his memories, SUbaru tries to only make the perfect decisions to prevent another tragedy, but his fear and obsession with evading death and failure are little by little warping him. While Subaru slowly falls apart aiming to save everyone, who will save Subaru…?

Re:Zero light novel volume 3 was released on March 25, 2014 in Japanese and will be available for native English speaker on March 21, 2017. But you can pre-order it. Here the detail:

Chapter 1: Natsuki Subaru’s Restart
Chapter 2: I’ve Cried, Bawled, and Stopped Crying
Chapter 3: The Meaning of Courage
Chapter 4: Oni Like Way
Chapter 5: All In
Epilogue: Story of the Future
Intermission: Secret Conversation Under the Moon

Other Volumes

Re:Zero Light Novel volume 4 was released on June 25, 2014 in Japanese and will be available in English on June 20, 2017. The next volumes (5~11) were released between October 24, 2014 and December 23, 2016, but still unavailable for English.

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