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Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu or Re: Life in a Different World from Zero is a light novel written by Tappei Nagatsuki and the art is done by Shinichirou Ootsuka. It is about time travel, being transported into an RPG like world and the main protagonist Subaru Natsuki meeting a beautiful girl called Emilia in this world that has something to do with his fate. These ideas have already been seen in many anime, but the way Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu exceeds all our expectations, makes it one of the most popular anime in it's season and in year 2016. Every episodes ends in a cliffhanger or a set of events that just want to make you keep on going.
After buying goods at a Japanese Convenience Store, Natsuki Subaru, the main character of the series, suddenly found himself in the middle of a fantasy world. He got involved in an incident where he met Emilia and her familiar Puck. Emilia's insignia got stolen and because Subaru was indebted to her, he offered his help. But in a shocking turn of events everyone ends up dead, killed by Elsa Granhiert, the one who wanted that insignia. Subaru, unconsciously, went back in time before he and Emilia met, but only he had memories of the past events. Will Subaru Natsuki change the future and save Emilia and the others?
Some of the following facts contain spoilers from the light novel!
We will write facts about following characters:
Ram and Rem
Natsuki Subaru was a shut-in NEET before he was sent to a fantasy world. He was at a local Japanese Convenience Store, buying consumer goods, but after leaving the store, he somehow ends up in a fantasy world. That is why he usually wears the tracksuit that he was wearing when he was summoned, but other outfits have included the butler's clothes he wore when serving at the Roswaal mansion.
According to the author, Subaru's birthday is April 1, and his birth flower is a Gypsophila elegans, or annual baby's breath.
Most people know the baby’s breath flower as the iconic symbol of long lasting love. But it can also represent pureness and freedom from outside influences or corruption, the power of the Holy Spirit, innocence and self discipline.
Natsuki Subaru's japanese voice actor is Kobayashi Yūsuke, who also voiced Arslan from Arslan Senki, Su-won from Akatsuki no Yona and Takamiya Honoka from Witch Craft Works.
Emilia is the head of Emilia Camp and a candidate to become the 42nd King of Lugnica.
Emilia is good-natured and likes to take care of others, though she herself refuses to admit it. She is indifferent to her own appearance, leaving Puck to take care of her clothes and hair.
Because her appearance is similar to the Witch of Envy, Emilia has received unfair discrimination from others. She sometimes acts like a child and is unacquainted with the world as she used to live in the woods with other Elves.
Emilia is a half elf, physically 18, but actually she is 107 years old.
Emilia's japanese voice actress is Takahashi Rie, who also voiced Megumin form Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! and Kobayashi Yoshio from Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace.
Puck is a Spirit that Emilia is contracted with. He possess several abilities. One of them is being invisible when not summoned. Puck has also the ability to change his size at will, normally staying in a kitten size and shifting into average human height when fighting.
There are also possibly more forms that he can use, but we have not yet seen them in the anime.
7. 【Spoiler from the Light Novel】
Satella is a fearful witch of envy. She is rumored to have silver hair and be a half elf. That is the reason no one trusts Emilia.
Contrary to popular belief, Satella and the Witch of Envy are separate personalities, formed when she took in incompatible Witch Genes. The two personalities tend to fight each other.
8. 【Spoiler from the Light Novel】
400 years earlier, Satella absorbed Envy Witch Genes she had no compatability with, resulting in the creation of her Witch of Envy personality, subsequently going out of control and killing six other Witches of Sin while nearly destroying the world. Despite the efforts of many, including the dragon, the Sword Saint, and sage, Satella was unable to be killed, instead sealed in a shrine that is watched over.
According to the other witches, Satella is the one that swallowed the other six witches and half the world, and not the Witch of Envy.
Rem is one of the twin maids working for Roswaal L Mathers, the other one being Ram.
Because of her respect and guilt toward her sister, she used to think of herself as inferior. After Subaru saves her, she falls deeply in love with him, becoming one of his most loyal followers. Rem even stated that she will stick with him no matter what happens, even if Subaru rejects himself.
Ram, the other twin maid, is seemingly self centered and does things at her own pace, however in actuality she maintains a distance from people to ascertain them. She believes that Roswaal is the greatest and no one else is as precious except for her sister Rem.
Roswaal L Mathers is the lord of the Roswaal Mansion and the descendant of the original Roswaal.
Roswaal cares about Ram and Rem, becoming concerned when Rem died of an unknown cause. Because of his relations with Demi Humans, he has been rumored to have a thing for them, however it is speculated this is actually because he's been gathering halfs to the Sanctuary.
12. 【Spoiler from the Light Novel】
Roswaal's body is possessed by his ancestor, whose purpose is to meet her teacher Echidna again at any cost, even if that meant sacrificing herself or those close to her, making Echidna describe her as being "a little too earnest". She has figured out that Subaru is looping through some method, causing her to challenge him, and subsequently lost. Though she has agreed to help him after losing, she has threatened to force him to loop if he makes a mistake.
Betelgeuse Romanee-Conti is a Sin Archbishop of the Witch Cult, representing sloth.
Betelgeuse prefers to talk while in weird positions, such as tilting his head or bending his waist, and also likes to injure his own body. His principles of living consist of diligence and love, his reason for living to prove that. His love for Satella is the largest among the Sin Archbishops.
14. 【Spoiler from the Light Novel】
A hundred years earlier, Betelgeuse was a nonradical, instead being an upright and rational man. He was close friends with Fortuna and Emilia, enough to be described as being like a family. However, when Regulus and Pandora attacked their village, he accidentally killed Fortuna through Pandora's power, causing him to go mad.
Fortuna was Emilia's aunt on her father's side who took care of her instead of her mother.
Beatrice is a mage and the former caretaker of the library.
Beatrice generally looks down on others and is bad at dealing with people who try to get close to her. Despite being full of bravado, she's a lonely person, and is softhearted beyond her perceived stubbornness. She is affectionate towards Puck because of their similarities and favors him over the others in the Roswaal household. She has a distinct way of speaking, adding kashira (かしら, "I suppose") at the end of her sentences.
Felt is the girl who stole Emilia's insignia and a candidate to become the 42nd King of Lugnica.
Felt is the name Rom gave her and isn't her real name. She doesn't know her real age either and claims to be around 15.
Felt is a stickler when it comes to money due to living in the slums and she hates losing. She cares about Rom and treats him like her real grandfather.
Crusch Karsten is the head of the Karsten House and a candidate to become the 42nd King of Lugnica.
She prefers to act herself and has the pride of a warrior. Crusch is also gentle, often believing the false knowledge jokingly told to her by Ferris, and sometimes displays an airheaded side.
Priscilla Barielle is the head of the Barielle House and a candidate to become the 42nd King of Lugnica.
Priscilla believes that "the world is made in her own favor", and true to her words, many incidents have brought her good fortune. Because of this, she has an extravagantly self-centered personality, and is prideful as she hasn't been humbled even once.
Anastasia Hoshin is the head of the Hoshin Trading Company and a candidate to become the 42nd King of Lugnica.
Anastasia has a crafty personality, always putting herself first, even admitting herself that she was greedy, her greed stemming from the fact that she was an orphan.
21. 【Spoiler from the Light Novel】
Beatrice is an Artificial Spirit and Subaru makes a contract with her.
She has a terrible mana consumption rate and formerly was draining mana from people in the mansion using the library as a medium.
When she made a contract with Subaru, she made him follow these conditions:
- Subaru cannot form a contract with other Spirits
- Beatrice cannot restore mana on her own
- Beatrice cannot use the mana in the atmosphere
- Beatrice can only drain mana from Subaru
22. 【Spoiler from the Light Novel】
Betelgeuse was a rational and upright man 100 years ago. He was close to Emilia and Fortuna, enough to be called a family member. But when Pandora and Regulus attacked their village, Betelgeuse killed Fortuna accidentally trough Pandora's powers and that caused him to go mad.
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Fact Fact no Mi (author) from Novi Sad, Serbia on July 30, 2016:
The facts with spoilers were already marked so you can read without worrying about spoiling the series :D You will know which facts have spoilers because it's written in the headings :D
Dundu on July 30, 2016:
I was read it but afraid from spoilers .. can you point out the ones without spoilers from the light novel, please?