Light novels has been seen to be situated at the cutting edge of Japanese pop culture recently since many of them have been adapted into successful anime series for their popularity. Most notably, Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- (Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活) is one of the top ongoing light novels, which is also known as a masterpiece categorized as Isekai.
The Isekai fantasy series mixed with elements of time travel and romantic comedy presents a grand adventure of the protagonist Subaru after he encounters the heroine Emilia.
Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- has been serialized by Tappei Nagatsuki on a user-generated publishing website Shosetsuka ni Naro since 2012 and published with the illustrator Shin’ichiro Otsuka since 2014. The original light novel series has been adapted into its manga series since 2014 and anime series since 2016. After the first season’s 25 episodes aired in 2016, the second season composed of another 25 episodes broadcasted in 2020 and 2021.
Now, many fans get into the current two seasons of the Re:ZERO anime, which leaves behind a lot of deep mysteries. For those who want to enjoy the rest of the story, it’s really recommended to read the light novel series to know the following story after the anime ended.
Today, I’d like to introduce where the Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- anime ends in light novel and which volume to read for the sequel to the anime season 2.
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How many volumes does Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- have?
The Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- light novel series has been published by Media Factory since 2014, and there are 29 volumes published until March, 2022. The author Tappei Nagatsuki constantly releases three or four volumes a year. In addition to the main part, the light novel series consists of short story collections and spin-offs.
It has been made into the manga adaptation since 2014, and there are over 20 volumes published so far in the manga series. They cover from the first part A Day in the Capital to the fourth part The Sanctuary and the Witch of Greed. However, the anime series goes further than the manga series. You can enjoy the anime series earlier or go on reading the light novel series for the much further story.
What chapter does the Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- anime end on?
The second season of the Re:ZERO anime series finished in March, 2021, after the first season in 2016 and two OVAs Memory Snow in 2018 and The Frozen Bond in 2019.
You can enjoy the following story after the Re:ZERO anime season 2 ends by reading the light novel series while it has not been decided when the third season comes.
The second season of the Re:ZERO anime ended with the 50th chapter titled Offbeat Steps Under the Moonlight, which coincides with Final Chapter: Offbeat Steps Under the Moonlight of the light novel volume 15. Just begin reading the light novel series from Volume 16 Chapter 1: It Always Begins with a Visitor for the sequel to the anime series.
Season 1 presents the first arc The Capital City’s First Day to the third arc Return to the Capital and Season 2 covers the fourth arc The Everlasting Contract.
Season 1: From Volume 1 to Volume 9
Season 2: From Volume 9 to Volume 15
Season 3: From Volume 16
Let’s proceed to the fifth arc Stars that Engrave History, which corresponds Volume 16-20! The following volumes are translated into English consistently.
With excitement to the possibility of the next season’s production of the Re:ZERO anime series, read the rest of the story in light novel!
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