Re:Zero Season 3 : Everything you need to know in 2021
Isekai, as a genre, has come a long way with its creations and fanbases. Considered to be starting from the release of Spirited Away to a generation where Isekai is more prominent than ever, this journey has been great.
With the release of bangers like Sword Art Online, That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime, No Game No Life, and of course, Re: Zero the genre gained traction and became as popular as it is now.
However, amongst the bangers mentioned earlier, the one that stands out the most is Re: Zero.
It’s the Isekai that appealed to people who don’t even like Isekai in the first place.
Ohh yeah, for a lot of those Elitist Isekai haters, Re: Zero was a completely new experience that showed them the potential of the Isekai genre.
Either way, we as fans of Re: Zero have always enjoyed it nonetheless. But as you might know, there has been a stop to our enjoyment of the anime.
In other words, we have watched the first and the second season of the anime but what about the third one?
Where is Re: Zero season 3? Is there any official announcement? Any release dates? Well, all of your questions will be answered in this article.
That’s right, weebs. If you have been a fan of Re: Zero and wanted to know the news about the third season of the franchise then this is the article for you.
It is a comprehensive piece of text with every block of information you need to know about.
This is Everything You Need To Know About Re: Zero Season 3. Let’s Go! But wait, before we start our massive discussion, let’s just quickly revise Re: Zero and everything we know about it so far just so we are all on the same page.
Everything We Know So Far About Re: Zero
Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu aka Re: ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- is a 50 episode TV anime that started airing back in 2016.
It is an anime adaptation of a light novel of the same name. The light novel was written by Nagatsuki Tappei and illustrated by Ootsuka Shinichirou.
The series was directed by Watanabe Masaharu and animated by White Fox. Nagatsuki Tappei and Ootsuka Shinichirou haven’t worked on any other manga/light novel yet but their proficiency in the narrative of Re: Zero is commendable in itself.
If we talk about director Watanabe Masaharu, he has been responsible for directing Granbelm and Wakaba*Girl.
He has also participated in the creation of anime like Naruto and Haruhi Suzumiya. If we are talking about the studio that animated Re: Zero, that being White Fox, these guys have made some amazing shows like Steins Gate, The Devil Is A Part-Timer, and Akame Ga Kill.
No wonder why these guys are so good at portraying psychological drama. The first season of the anime aired from April 4, 2016, to September 19, 2016.
The second season on the other hand aired from July 8, 2020, to September 30, 2020.
And finally, the second part of the second season aired from January 6, 2021, to March 24, 2021.
Anyway, coming back to the narrative of Re: Zero, it’s the story of a boy named Natsuki Subaru who gets teleported to a new world.
How does he get teleported? Well, Truck-Kun was busy with some other character so Subaru got teleported using an eye blink.
That’s right! He was just buying some stuff in a convenience store and the moment he stepped out and blinked his eyes, BAM!
He is in another world that he has NEVER seen before. A completely new realm with a bunch of creatures that seem everything but familiar.
Subaru being the Otaku that he is understands his situation and starts to look forward to his life in this realm.
However, what lies true is his naivety for this world. Immediately after arriving, Subaru looks out for the stereotypes with the most important one being, finding the girl of his new world.
However, during this period he gets attacked by some delinquents. These delinquents are from the other world so don’t know Subaru and thus, he is in big trouble.
But right before he was about to get himself screwed a girl named Satella summons out of nowhere and saves him.
Although she was on the lookout for something herself, she managed to help Subaru without breaking a sweat.
Now our protagonist understood where this was going. A cute white-haired girl just saved his life.
No wonder she is the one he was looking for. So now Subaru goes on to search for Satella and meet her so he could…… I know where this is going.
Either way, in his attempt to meet Satella, he ends up in a cottage where a super-powerful woman kills him.
Oh yeah, it’s as strange as it sounds. But things get even stranger when instead of ending up dead, Subaru ends up back at the place where he was standing after the eye blink.
So Subaru didn’t die? Or did he just come back in time? Or maybe, he had undone reality?
Such questions would summon up in your mind as Subaru searches for Satella again but this time, he wishes to save her from being murdered by that woman.
The story moves forward as we get to know the life of a man starting in another world from Zero.
So now that we have the general recap of Re: Zero, let’s take a look at official announcements and release dates of Re: Zero Season 3.
Official Announcements And Release Date Of Re: Zero Season 3
All our Re: Zero fans, we have got good news and bad news for you guys.
Which one would you like to consume first? Okay, so bad one it is. The bad news is that there are no official announcements regarding the release of Season 3 just yet.
To be fair, the second season aired this year itself so expecting a sequel almost instantaneously is kind of unreasonable.
Not saying that it’s completely impossible. I mean shows like Rent-a-girlfriend and Uzaki chan received a sequel announcement right off the bat but those are some exceptions.
Generally, anime takes time to talk about its sequel because the success of the original is a major factor of consideration.
Even absolute bangers like Attack On Titan or My Hero Academia didn’t receive a sequel confirmation months after their prequel aired.
So it’s not much of a problem. You could argue that it’s still bad news considering that anime sequel announcements have become quite prominent lately but hey, that’s not a trend yet.
It happens but not that often. So now that we are up with the bad news, let’s take a look at what the good news is.
The good news is actually an announcement but not an announcement. Let me explain. You see, in 2020, Crunchyroll had an interview with producer Sho Tanaka.
During the interview, Sho Tanaka mentioned something interesting. He said, “I’m confident that you’ll all be clamoring for a third season once you’ve finished watching this one (season 2).” That’s right ladies and gentlemen, the producer of Re: Zero has shown a positive approach towards our beloved series.
Even though it’s not an official announcement, it comes from an official nonetheless. And a very significant one with that.
These guys aren’t playing around. Just the sole idea of considering an anime sequel is motivating in itself.
I mean, KonoSuba had a similar situation. One of the officials showed a positive approach and look, it has a sequel now.
Similarly, it is quite possible for Re: Zero to get another season based on Sho Tanaka’s statement.
So yeah, even if there are no “official announcements or release dates”, we do have an official statement from one of the individuals out there.
That’s quite motivating. But we aren’t going to stop just here. This entire article is an in-depth analysis so we have to look at other factors as well.
Sales, profit, source material are all factors that can decide whether an anime will be hitting the TV’s back again.
So let’s dive deeper into them.
More Source Material Information On Re: Zero Season 3
Now let’s discuss the source material of Re: Zero. As you guys know, Re: Zero is based on a light novel written by Nagatsuki Tappei and illustrated by Ootsuka Shinichirou.
These two amazing artists ended up creating our favorite series and we gotta respect it!
This fantasy drama series started airing on January 23, 2014 and is still under publication.
In other words, the series hasn’t had a finite conclusion to its story. For us, this is great news because more narrative content means more seasons.
Speaking of which, the series has a total of 27 volumes as of the time I am writing this.
Out of which, around the first 9 volumes were covered in the first season, and volumes 9-15 were covered in the second season.
Now we are going to do some simple maths here. The first season adapted 9 volumes of the light novel and the second one adapted 5.
So if we average it out, we can say that Re: Zero requires around 7 volumes for every season.
It wouldn’t be a mistake to say so. Keeping that in mind, does Re: Zero have enough source material to adapt?
Well, the answer is YES! For those of you who don’t know, if the source material is done or doesn’t have enough volumes/chapters out yet, the series can’t adapt it in the first place.
There has to be a story to create an anime and the lack of such a story could be the potential cause for no sequel like in the case of Bunny Girl Senpai.
Needless to say, this isn’t a major issue if the source material is still being published because as time would pass by, there would be new content coming out most of the time.
This aspect is in Re: Zero’s favor. The light novel is under publishing but it also has a lot of non-adapted volumes.
If we assume that the next season would require 7 volumes of the light novel based on the average, we can rest assured because the series has over 12 volumes that are yet to be adapted.
So even if the season adapts more than 7 volumes, let’s say 9 like Season 1, we would still have content to watch for the next season.
Yup, a moment of happiness. Overall, all of my Re: Zero lovers can rest assured that the next season of Re: Zero has more than enough source material to back it up!
No need to hurry. So now that we have an understanding of the source material of Re: Zero, it is time to look at the popularity of the series.
Popularity Information Of Re: Zero Season 3
Popularity plays a vital role in any anime. Since anime is a medium of entertainment, it is bound to be judged based on popularity which is directly proportional to how many fans have found appeal in that specific anime.
However, pinpointing the “Popularity” of any anime isn’t an easy task. So for now, we will be heading over to the biggest net on the planet, the Internet, and try to comprehend the element of popularity for Re: Zero.
If the series is popular enough, the series is more inclined to get a sequel.
So for this analysis, we will be taking a look at 3 different platforms. Let’s dive!
The first platform that we are going to look at is Google Trends. For those of you who don’t know, Google Trends is a website that allows you to get a graphical representation of trends on Google.
In other words, it tells you how often your searched term appears on Google searches.
It’s about consistency and repetition and thus, this would be a great way to judge how known this series is.
Either way, let have a look at it! Alright weebs, we don’t seem to have some favorable results here.
As you guys can see, the trends are low and the consistency is also pointing towards the negative direction.
The searches seem to be in the range of 0-25 and barely reach above that.
The highest spike it had was from 21-27 March which was mainly because during that period, Season 2 Part 2 ended.
Other than that, the series has been dry all along. It also had a spike during October but that could be due to Season 1 part 1 ends.
So yeah, it seems like Re: Zero season 3 hasn’t been in a lot of conversations lately.
However, I would mention that the potential cause for this could be the fact that the last installment just ended.
Search consistencies are much more admirable when there’s a decent amount of time has passed.
Many fans already know that searching for season 3 is pointless. If the last season ends just a few months back then the next season would not air under normal circumstances or even be announced for that matter.
So yeah, we can say that Google Trends haven’t shown the best results. Even though it makes sense, it is still low and noticeably absent.
Now let’s hop on to our next platform.
Twitter is a platform where multiple anime creators are present, making it possible for us to connect with them.
Therefore, a lot of anime fans also hang around on this platform and talk about their favorite anime and stuff.
A positive sign on this platform could be a major factor for analyzing the possibility of a sequel.
It’s not tough to understand. If people like watching it, they would try to connect with the series itself!
Because that’s what heroes do. But anyway, let’s have a look at what fans over at Twitter have to say about Re: Zero.
How much love are these fans showering on their favorite anime? The answer to this question is rather astonishing.
And I mean it. The official Twitter handle of Re: Zero has over 560k followers!
That’s just too insane to comprehend. For context, that’s more than KonoSuba, One Punch Man, and Tokyo Ghoul Twitter followers combined!
However, that account is Japanese. The English one has over 250k followers which is STILL an incredible feat.
Not to mention, even the game account has over 200k followers. These numbers are just way too much if you ask me.
Because in the case of popular anime, the numbers mostly revolve from 30k to 100k.
Re: Zero more than 5 times of this! I feel that is understandable given that we all love the series so much.
At the end of the day, it’s as epic as it gets. So yeah, I can wear a blindfold and say that Re: Zero has a fabulous number of Twitter followers. 500k+!!!!
That’s more than half a million. So Re: Zero fans, don’t you worry. There are many many more like you guys.
Search In US, UK
Now we are going to take a look at the search volume of searches. In other words, we are going to look at the number of people who have searched for Re: Zero Season 3 on the internet.
This would help us to get a general idea of how often do people take their time to search for the next season in the hope of a sequel.
This number is going to be a clear mirror as our metric for popularity. The more people search about it, the higher is the popularity of the series.
Pretty straightforward. So let’s look at those numbers. Alright, the numbers seem to be a lot different than what you would expect.
On average, Re: Zero Season 3 is looked up for around 22k times worldwide. In other words, every month, 22k people search for Re: Zero Season 3 in the entire month.
Now on the surface, it might seem like a less number but there are a few factors we need to consider here.
The first is that this number is horrible. Shows like Vinland Saga have earned a second season with similar search results so this isn’t a major issue.
Secondly, Re: Zero Season 2 part 2 just ended which means that a lot of people wouldn’t have watched it just yet.
And let me tell you, there would be a lot of people who wouldn’t have even realized that the second part of Re: Zero Season 2 is out.
This is because Re: Zero aired during the same season as Attack On Titan Season 4.
And if you have been a part of the anime community in early 2021, you know how insane was Attack On Titan’s hype.
These could be the reasons why Re: Zero is not being searched by that many people.
So if you are a fan and got a bit down by seeing that number, don’t worry.
Those are backed by reason. But we can’t ignore the fact that they are indeed low.
It’s not a detrimental factor but still worth looking at. So overall, Re: Zero is a fairly popular series with great numbers on Twitter to back it up.
The third season might not be on the trend now but soon, it will start gaining traction.
It’s a matter of time and recognition.
Expected Plot Of Re: Zero Season 3
Now let’s assume that the next season does end up happening. What is going to be the plot?
What would be the storyline for the upcoming season? Well, this is our moment to discuss it here.
Let’s try to theorize the plot for the next season. So if you guys remember, the series had an ending (which we are going to discuss soon) that seemed somewhat acceptable but didn’t have enough definition to consider it as an absolute climax.
In other words, the series had a lot of room to expand its storyline. There are a lot of questions that need to be addressed.
And these questions vary from the creation of this realm to Subaru’s teleportation. Moreover, the story has places to move ahead such as character relationships and world-building.
We would love to see more of Subaru and Beatrice and their interactions with everyone else.
The story seems to have started and it can go in multiple directions. The most plausible one being the Royal Selection.
Yup, if you guys don’t remember, Emilia is yet to win in the Royal Selection to fulfill her promise towards Roswaal.
The next season is most likely going to be the journey of our girl trying her best to outperform every other contender in the Royal Selection.
With Subaru and the group by her side, she is bound to become a better person.
Moreover, stuff like Rem and Subaru’s relationship as well as Subaru and Beatrice’s relationships need more exploration.
The characters have made it out of the first predicament without in one piece. But what does this new world have in store for them in the near future?
Not to mention, the light novel is still going on which means that we have a lot of stories that can be covered in the anime.
The possibilities seem no limit but at the moment, they are most likely to go in the direction of Royal Selection.
So for now, the expected plot of Re: Zero is Emilia and Royal Selection.
Online Reactions To Re: Zero Season 3
You love Re: Zero. I mean that’s why you are bothering to read so much about it.
But are you the only one waiting for a third season or there is a massive group of people who also want it.
This is the segment where we are going to have a look at the online reactions from fans across the world.
What do they think about the idea of a sequel and their reactions is our goal here.
If the reactions are positive, then the series is more inclined to be selected for a sequel.
It’s pretty similar to popularity info but with more precision. Either way, the platforms that we are going to focus on for our analysis are Reddit, Twitter, and Quora.
If you are an anime fan, there’s a pretty good chance that you have made your presence on either of these platforms.
Let’s dive deep into all of them individually.
Twitter is where professionals meet. But it is also the place where casuals meet. Therefore, it is important to know what Twitter fans have to say about Re: Zero Season 3.
The creators of Re: Zero might be swiping their Twitter feed and end up looking at the sheer amount of people who want another season.
I mean just imagine having 500k+ posts in your feed about Re: Zero. As a creator, that would be incredible, right?
So yeah, this platform would help us get an idea of what fans think of the third season of Re: Zero.
Let’s dive deeper! Well well, it seems just as you would expect. Fans over on Twitter are seeking the sequel so very much with multiple theories in hand.
Many people are coming over and addressing their love for the series as time passes by and seem to be curious about the release of Season 3.
This goes to prove the fact that high numbers aren’t seen at various aspects of Re: Zero because it’s fairly new.
Perfectly understandable if you ask me. Overall, fans have clear-cut demand for the next season, and their love stands strong.
The next platform we are going to discuss is Reddit, the home to over 2 million+ anime fans.
No, it’s not an arbitrary number. It’s the number of fans on the subreddit r/anime that gives us this value.
With this gigantic number in mind, it would be rational from our end to look at their reactions and try to get an idea about what they think.
With thousands of active members on the run, getting a general idea about a series is pretty easy.
So let’s see what our Redditors have to say about Re: Zero Season 3. Oh my dear Reddit, you always meet my expectations as one of the best platforms for anime fans.
The Redditors are talking about the possibility of another season in a positive way with analytics in mind.
According to them, Re: Zero is more of a passion project so it will get another season because creators are motivated to create it.
The sales also work in Re: Zero’s favor and we are going to discuss later as well.
For now the Re: Zero fandoms must relax and wait. That’s the best course of action.
It’s too early to ask for another season but it will most likely happen or at least THAT is the thought of Reddit fans.
Either way, you can experience a sense of certainty in their texts and feel that they know it would happen.
So we can say that Reddit has a positive reaction towards the third season of Re: Zero.
Now we are going to look at another platform that stands popular, especially for questions.
Let’s see what Quora users have to say about the next season of Re: Zero.
And you might be surprised how unique ideas are present on this question bank website.
So just like Twitter and Reddit, fans on Quora are fairly certain that the third season of Re: Zero will happen, it’s just that it will take a bit of time for that to happen.
Pretty simple right? However, one user claimed that the reason why the next season might not come out would be the final scene when Emilia and Subaru hold hands and seem to be walking somewhere.
It’s a stereotypical image that represents the climax of a story. And according to the user, that illustration is the finite end to the story.
Now on the surface, it can sound likely to be the case but it’s not.
Let me explain, Re: Zero has been a project that is heavily influenced by creators.
This is great because then huge money-making is not a concern. However, if you remember correctly, I mentioned that producer Sho Tanaka has already hinted for the third season.
So from a general standpoint, the illustration depicting the climax of the series might not be the case.
I mean if the ending we got in season 2 was supposed to be the finite ending then Sho Tanaka wouldn’t have bothered to mention the third season in the first place.
So we can be certain that the next season is under consideration. And with that explanation, we can also be certain that fans on Quora have a positive perspective towards the series.
Across the board, all of these platforms seem to be chilling about the next season.
With multiple theories and speculations going on, these users seem to be more concerned about the date than the actual release.
So we can say that the online reactions for Re: Zero Season 3 are working in our favor.
But why is it so? Why are people so concerned about the next season? Why do people want another season so badly?
Well, let’s find out.
Why Do We Want Another Season So Badly?
This is the question that might have come up in the minds of anime fans who haven’t watched Re: Zero or know nothing about it.
But since this is a comprehensive article, we are going to clarify that as well.
On the surface, there can be hundreds of reasons for fans to demand another season.
But the core reason for most fans here is the desire for more entertainment. Re: Zero has an amazing cast, with a great story and execution of the same.
For most anime fans, that’s all they want. Since the source material has a lot more stories that can be covered in an anime format, the series seems to be hitting the demand ceiling.
So this is the core reason why fans want more of their beloved Re: Zero.
Ratings And Reviews Won So Far By Re: Zero
Now let’s talk about the ratings and reviews of Re: Zero. If a series is highly rated, it means that a lot of people had a fun time watching it.
In other words, it creates a lot of room for the next season and its fanbase.
Therefore, we must analyze the scores and thoughts of the series as well.
The series is available for listing on the world’s most popular movie rating site, IMDb.
There’s a huge fan base of entertainment over on IMDb so Re: Zero’s rating on this platform would tell us a lot about its general acceptance.
And if you check the website, you won’t be disappointed at all because Re: Zero is blessed with a great score of 8.1/10.
That’s impressive in itself. Goes to show how amazing the series was for a lot of casual anime fans out there.
A positive word indeed. The reviews also appreciate the nature of the series along with its dark tone.
A work that is appreciated by many.
Now let’s look at MAL. The website where 100s of anime fans mingle and rate/review their favorite anime series.
Scores and thoughts on this platform would be more centered towards the hardcore anime fandom.
Oh yeah, appreciation HERE is pretty difficult. Well, it turns out that it’s not difficult for Re: Zero.
The first season of Re: Zero had a score of 8.27 followed by 8.43 for Season 2 Part 1 and finally 8.56 with Season 3 Part 2 making it a part of Top 100 Anime On MAL.
This shows how every new season gave a boost in quality as well as maintained its audience.
Not to mention, the anime had fantastic reviews as well highlighting the distinct approach towards the Isekai genre and the unseen horror tone of the same.
Overall, we can sit comfortably and say that Re: Zero has fantastic ratings and reviews.
From fans to critics, everyone seems to have a liking towards it.
Profit And Sales Details Of Re: Zero Season 3
Now it’s time to talk about MONEY! The most important aspect for any anime is undoubtedly sales.
Even if Re: Zero is a passion project, it is bound to be shut without a third season if it doesn’t make enough money.
So did it make enough cash? Let’s take a look.
Light Novel Sales
Light novel sales can contribute significantly to the making of an anime sequel. So what does Re: Zero light novel contribute to the making?
Let’s find out. Well, great news! The light novel sold over 3 million copies. This is an incredible number and definitely supports the making of a sequel.
In fact, Re: Zero is one of the highest-selling Isekai light novels of all time.
So rest assured, they have enough bucks.
Even though they are not prominent at the moment, Blu-Rays and DVDs are still bought and are the most effective way to support the industry.
If a series has amazing Blu-Ray sales then it directly means that it made a lot of money.
So what’s the case with Re: Zero? Well, the numbers are amazing as they get.
With an average of over 10,800 copies sold per volume, Re: Zero ranks higher than popular kings like My Hero Academia and Kaguya Sama in terms of Blu-Ray sales.
I don’t think there’s any more analysis needed here. Re: Zero has fantastic BD sales.
More than enough for yet another season.
And finally, we have merchandise. If you have been even a bit into merchandise, you know that Re: Zero merch is almost everywhere!
They have over 550 figurines which mostly include Rem and Ram as well as 3200 general items.
These are absolutely stunning numbers. Without a doubt, one of the best numbers of merchandise sales in recent times.
Across the board, we can be certain that they have made plenty of money for another season.
Heck if you add the total of $5 million from OVAs and online games from the franchise then it probably has enough money to make 2 more seasons.
Without a doubt, this dream project has its path paved for itself.
Famous Characters To Reappear In Re: Zero Season 3
Now let’s talk about some characters that may return in the next season. If Season 3 does happen, many of our beloved characters will make their return.
The most prominent ones are going to be mentioned here.
First up, is our beloved protagonist who seems to have no limits to fearlessness. His brave behavior has made him go from the weakest to the strongest and his life in this new world has just started.
The next season will have more of his idiocy filled with heroism. Looking forward to it!
Our beautiful Emilia tan is also bound to make a reappearance in the next season.
As discussed earlier, the previous season might follow the Royal Selection so there’s an extremely high chance that Emilia will have more screen time on Season 3.
Although she had no spotlight in the previous season, there’s a pretty good chance that the next season might focus on her reawakening.
She has been a fan favorite since season one and abandoning her midway would disturb a lot of fans.
So she will be returning in the next season as well.
One of the most remarkable characters from the past season was Beatrice. Our cute loli did get her fair share of screen time in seasons 1 and 2 but part 2 specifically focused on her.
In conclusion, she ended up picking Subaru as her number and continued living life along with him.
Her reappearance in the next season would give birth to more exposition of her character and her relationship with Subaru.
Other characters like Ram, Roswaal, Petra, Fredrica, Garfiel, Otto, etc. also have fair chances for a return in the next season.
Although from our expectations, the story might not be heavily focused on them, they would still be present.
Other Decisive Factors for Re: Zero Season 3
Now let’s quickly talk about some aspects of Re: Zero that could decide the potential for another season.
First up is the ending.
Ending Of Re: Zero Season 2
The ending of Re: Zero was focusing on Subaru freeing the sanctuary as well as everyone within the sanctuary.
Moreover, Emilia, Ram, Roswaal, and Garfiel have overcome their pasts and are looking forward to a new life.
The ending of Re: Zero had a somewhat conclusive ending but it wasn’t definite. So there’s a lot of chance for creators to use that ending for another season if they are planning one.
Which they are since producer Sho Tanaka has hinted at it. So overall, the ending of season 2 was good enough to let season 3 slide in without any issues.
Controversy Around Re: Zero
Controversy creates cash. But sometimes, it creates problems in the making of a sequel. Luckily for Re: Zero, that’s not the case.
There haven’t been any significant controversies revolving around Re: Zero. The only thing close to that was “Emilia.
Vs Rem” best girl fight. But that’s just the fandom being the fandom. Nothing too extreme.
It’s just an exchange of opinions and it turned out to be favorable for creators because the demand for Rem figures spiked.
It’s a win-win in my eyes.
To sum it all up, Re: Zero has extremely high chances of getting a sequel.
The only reason we haven’t had any announcements yet is that the last part aired this year itself.
Otherwise, the hint from producer Sho Tanaka as well as incredible monetary performance work in Re: Zero’s favor.
So all my Re: Zero lovers, don’t worry. Just wait for a while and you will get to see your favorite girl back again on screen.
Thanks a lot for reading this. Until next time, Sayonara!