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Kadokawa Reveals ‘Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Frozen Bonds’ OVA DVD/BD Release Packaging

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The Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- property expanded on the anime side a bit more with an OVA using the subtitle Memory Snow showed up in 2018. Then on November 8th, 2019 we got the Frozen Bonds OVA, which is now setting up its home video side. The OVA is scheduled for an April 1st, 2020 debut where there’ll be regular edition DVD and Blu-ray releases priced at 5,500 yen. A limited-edition Blu-ray release is coming as well that comes with a special case, a booklet, a compact edition of the theatrical booklet, and the same promos as on the regular editions on-disc. The set also gets an audio commentary with people involved to be detailed.

With that in mind, we now have a look at the packaging for the sets. The regular edition is the same for both formats, just with different labeling for format, while the limited edition is naturally far more expansive.

Originally airing in 2016, it was directed by Masaharu Watanabe based on the series composition by Masahiro Yokotani. Kyuta Sakai handled the character designs and as the chief animation director with production handled by White Fox.

The Japanese cast includes Rie Takahashi as Emilia, Yūsuke Kobayashi as Subaru Natsuki, Chinatsu Akasaki as Felt, Inori Minase as Rem, Kana Ueda as Anastasia Hoshin, Keiji Fujiwara as Al, Kenta Miyake as Kadomon Risch,  Kenyuu Horiuchi as Wilhelm van Astrea, Kōhei Amasaki as Otto Suwen, Mamiko Noto as Elsa Granhilte, Mugihito as Rom, Rie Murakawa as Ram, Satomi Arai as Beatrice, Takehito Koyasu as Roswaal L. Mathers, Takuya Eguchi as Julius Euclius, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Betelgeuse Romanee-Conti, Yui Horie as Felix Argyle, Yūichi Nakamura as Reinhard Van Astrea, Yuka Iguchi as Crusch Karsten, Yukari Tamura as Priscilla Barielle, and Yumi Uchiyama as Puck.

ReZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Frozen Bonds Japanese Limited Edition Packaging
ReZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Frozen Bonds Japanese Regular Edition Cover

The show is based on the novels by Tappei Nagatsuki that began in 2012 with Yen Press releasing them and the manga in North America.

Plot Concept: The series follows Subaru Natsuki, an ordinary high school student who is lost in an alternate world and rescued by a beautiful, silver-haired girl. He stays near her to return the favor, but the destiny she is burdened with is more than Subaru can imagine. Enemies attack one by one, and both of them are killed. He then finds out he has the power to rewind death, back to the time he first came to this world. But only he remembers what has happened since.


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