Are you waiting for Re Zero Season 3? Finally, it is not officially confirmed and the release date of the new season is yet to be announced by the studio White Fox.
In this post, We will discuss whether there will be Season 3 of Re Zero? and other information regarding Re Zero Season 3. But first, you need to know some basic information.
Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World (also known as Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu in Japanese) is a successful adaptation of the light novel series of the same name, written by Tappei Nagatsuki and illustrated by Shin’ichirō Ōtsuka. The series was directed by Masaharu Watanabe and is animated by studio White Fox.
The story is about Subaru Natsuki – a NEET who gets summoned to another world. After arriving in the fantasy-like world, he is killed while trying to help a young half-elf, Emilia. Emilia is a possible candidate to rule over the Kingdom of Lugunica. After an hour Subaru is revived and then he knows about this power to turn back in time. He then uses his powers to protect Emilia and help her to become the next queen of the Kingdom of Lugunica.
So far, there are only two seasons of Re Zero and two OVAs are available to watch. The first season of Re Zero is aired from April 4, 2016 to September 19, 2016 with 25 episodes in total. The second season is aired in two cours from July 8, 2020 to March 24, 2021 with 25 episodes. The third season has yet to be confirmed and the release date for the third season of Re Zero is unknown.
The two OVAs named “Memory Snow” and “The Frozen Bond” were released on October 6, 2018 and November 8, 2019 respectively.
Let’s take a look at some facts and figures to know will there be Re Zero Season 3 or not?
How can we know if there will be Re Zero Season 3?
Looking at the source material status and whether the anime made a good profit are the best indicator of whether Re Zero Season 3 will be released or not.
In 95% of the cases, that information allows us to determine if an anime series will continue and estimate the release date.
So read this article if you want to know the release date of the third season of Re Zero.
First, let’s look at the source material.
Re Zero Season 3 Manga & Light Novel
As you know Re Zero (also known as Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu in Japan) is based on a successful light novel series which is written by Tappei Nagatsuki and illustrated by Shin’ichirō Ōtsuka. It’s clear that the source material for this anime is light novels.
How Many Volumes Of Re Zero Are Available?
There are a total number of 29 volumes are published for Re Zero light novel series as of March 25, 2022. Also, 2 volumes of Manga, 6 short-story volumes and 5 side-story volumes of Re Zero are available.
Is The Re Zero Light Novel Over?
No, Re Zero light novels are not over yet, it still continues in 2022. Author – Tappei Nagatsuki published the latest volume on March 25, 2022. 3 Volumes were published in 2021 and the last volume was published in March 2022.
Which Re Zero Ligh Novel Volume Should I Read After the Second Season of Anime?
You should read volume 16 of the light novel series. Because volume 1 ~ 9 was adapted for the first season of the anime and volume 8 ~ 15 was adapted for the second season of Re Zero.
So if you want to continue the story after the Second Season of Re Zero, you should read Re Zero Light Novel Volume 16 in English.
Keeping in mind the above statistics, we can say that Re Zero Season 1 adapted arc 1 ~ 3, and the second season of Re Zero adapted arc 4. The third Season of Re Zero should start with arc 5 which begins with volume 16 and ends at Volume 20.
Now it’s clear that there is more than enough source material available for two more seasons.
Checkout the Re Zero light novels, if you prefer to read the light novel over anime.
Profitability And Sales Figures of Re Zero
Whether season 3 of Re Zero will be released or not? is depend on how much profit the first and second seasons made. So the production of the third season of the anime depends on the profit of the previous season.
Let’s examine the Profitability And Sales Figures of Re Zero.
Re Zero Blu-ray sales: how well did they do?
The first season of Re Zero was released in 2016 and managed to sell 12,000 copies per disk.
Around 5,000 copies of blu-ray were sold for the second season of Re Zero. Although, these numbers are only for Japan. English releases of Re Zero Blu-rays are not included in these numbers.
As you can see, the first season did a great job in terms of blu-ray sales. But the second season did not do good, this is because the first season was released in 2016 and at that time, more people prefer blu-rays but for the second season, people prefer to watch online. That’s why the second season had more views online.
Re Zero Light Novel: How well does it sell?
Approximately, Re Zero Light Novel Volume 27 sold around 35,000 copies, and volume 28 sold over 33,000 copies.
It’s not bad, But it’s not best for such a famous light novel series.
How many copies of Re Zero are in print?
As of Dec 2021, there are 11 million copies are in print of the Re Zero Light Novel Series.
Due to this, Re Zero is in the top 15 popular Light Novel series.
How many Merchandises are Available For Re Zero?
625 figurines are available. The series has produced more than 3,600 pieces of merchandise. The numbers are actually great.
Now I can say that the Re Zero series made more than enough profit to get a new season. Not just one season but it can get more than 3 seasons. So money is not a problem for this anime series.
If you enjoy Re Zero Series, I highly recommend checking out Re Zero merchandise.
Release Date of Re Zero Season 3
Re Zero Season 3 has not been officially announced or confirmed. But the sales are good and source material is available, so Re Zero Season 3 should be released in late 2023 or in early 2024. Because two cour seasons takes almost two years to get a new season. That’s why 2023 is the most likely release date.
Another reason why it will not release in 2022 is the studio White Fox because the animation producer and a lot of staff left the studio and these staff and producer was working on Re Zero.
Studio White Fox needs a lot of work to make Re Zero Season 3 of good quality because season 2 was not good as season 1. Also, a lot of staff and animation producer left the studio, so now studio White Fox needs good staff and animation producer, that’s why it’s a very hard job. Maybe the studio will hire some freelancers to make the third season of Re Zero.
According to the research, we can say that this anime has many fans around the world but as we have described above, it earned a great profit. So there are good chances that season 3 of Re Zero will release in 2023.
We’ll update this post if we find out any official statement on the Re Zero official Twitter Account regarding the release of the third season.
Finally, as per the above discussion, we can say that there will be Re Zero Season 3, and the expected release date will be late 2023 or early 2024.
Re Zero Season 3 Trailer
You can’t watch the trailer of Re Zero Season 3 because it hasn’t been released or announced yet. We’ll update this post if we find out any official statement on the Re Zero official Twitter Account regarding the release of the third season.
Meanwhile, you can watch the trailer of Frozen Bonds OVA below:
Characters, Cast & Anime Staff of Re Zero
1. Characters & Cast
2. Anime Staff
|Anime Staff Position||Staff|
|Series Composition, Script||Masahiro Yokotani|
|Character Design||Shinichirou Ootsuka|
Re Zero Season 3 is expected to be released in 2023. Because Re Zero made a good profit from previous seasons and light novel sales. Although It’s officially not confirmed yet and you can’t watch this series in 2022 but we hope that the third season of Re Zero will release in 2023 or early 2024. Release dates can vary but there are 99% chances that season 3 will release soon.
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