Re:Zero | Anime Review

Re: Zero is an anime produced by White Fox that was released last year. I decided to look into this anime as I got loads of recommendations for this one after I had watched Steins; Gate as they both involved time travel of some sort and now I will be sharing my thoughts with you guys.

Here is my review.


Story Line

Natsuki Subaru, an ordinary high school student, is on his way home from the convenience store when he finds himself transported to another world. As he’s lost and confused in a new world where he doesn’t even know left from right, the only person to reach out to him was a beautiful girl with silver hair. Determined to repay her somehow for saving him from his own despair, Subaru agrees to help the girl find something she’s looking for…

 I absolutely adored the new, fresh story line that this anime had to offer as I had never seen anything done before which is what I really enjoyed. However, it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows as due to the start of the anime being mostly focused on the aspect of Subaru dying and then reappearing at a previous point in time, I believed that this is what most of the anime was going to be like and made me feel a bit gutted as I had gotten my hopes up for something new and exciting. But suddenly, this anime spiralled into an amazing story with very minor flaws. I enjoyed the action and adventure Subaru went through and I loved how it showed the mental aspects of Subaru as well, which allowed me to become more attached to him as a character. Not only that but, I did also think that this anime had a couple of plot holes, especially towards the end where Subaru had completely forgotten about Rem as he fell in love with Emilia. In addition, the whole area with Felt and Reinhard also left me questioning what was going to happen. Hopefully, this adds enough of a premise for a second season if we’re hoping to get one.

Animation

 

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The animation of Re:Zero was stunning and really allowed me to feel more immersed within the world.What really stood out for me was not only the character design but also the fighting combat animation as I really loved witnessing the clean and smooth methods for dealing with the enemy with the contrast of a gory finish if the bad guy/gal had one. Following this statement, I really enjoyed watching Wilhelm Van Astrea fight as he was very skilled and had me on the edge of my seat in amazement which I don’t usually get any more from watching a shonen anime with a lot of fight scenes incorporated into it.

 


Characters

 

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Now I know a lot of people are likely to have already said this, but trust me it’s completely true. The characters in this show were by far some of the best written. My favourite character throughout the series is Rem as I believed that she was the most relatable and not only that but, she is also extremely badass when she turns into her demon form. Even though the fandom loves her to bits, I was a bit surprised that Subaru didn’t take much notice of all of the things she was doing in order to help him, when Emilia did nothing except play the damsel in distress as she was the one wanting to be saved all the time. Even though I do find her to be very caring, I do still prefer Rem, like a lot of the audience do too.


Overall…

I would give this anime…

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