Re:Zero: Starting Life In Another World was supposed to have its second season debut right about now. However due to COVID-19 concerns, that debut was pushed back for a little bit. I was pretty bummed about that, as I was a huge fan of season one (REM FOREVER). Thankfully, the 2nd OVA is coming stateside to tide us over until season two comes out!
Frozen Bonds is the new OVA getting ready to hit the Crunchyroll servers at the end of the month, April 30th to be precise. It originally premiered in Japan 5 months ago, and is the newest OVA after the first, Memory Snow came out in 2018. Adapting the prequel novel of the same name, it recounts Emilia’s turbulent early life, as she makes her way to Roswaal’s Mansion to become a ruler candidate. Along the way we will discover how she and Puck form the bond that bounds her life to his.
Some of the most memorable scenes in the first season were the result of what happens if Emilia were to perish. Seeing the normally jovial, impish Puck morph into an unstoppable beast of fierce cold ruthlessness left a huge impression on me. So i’m definitely looking forward to watching it.