The mid-season finale of Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World releases today, but when will the second season resume with part 2?

There may have been a four-year hiatus between seasons of Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World, but the anime continues to be as popular as ever. 

However, there are some fans that are slightly confused at the release schedule going forward, assuming that today’s episode is the season 2 finale.

Here we breakdown the production schedule for Re:Zero and reveal when the popular anime will return.

Is Re:Zero season 2 over?

No, the second season of Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World is using a split-cour format, meaning the recently released episode 38 was the mid-season finale.

There may have been fans concerned that this was the season 2 finale and that the next time we see any new Re:Zero content would be in season 3.

When does Re:Zero season 2 part 2 release?

  • At the time of writing, Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World season 2 part 2 will release in January 2021.

This was officially confirmed by Monsters & Critics back in June when news of the split-cour format was announced.

Unfortunately, an exact release date has not yet been revealed, nor has the number of remaining episodes.

Hopefully, there will be an official announcement made concerning a specific release date within the next few weeks, so keep checking back in for the latest updates on season 2.  

Why was season 2 split-cour?

An exact reason for why the second season of Re:Zero was split-cour was not officially given, but is likely because of the coronavirus pandemic and giving a well-deserved break for the production team.

The second season had already been affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with the initial premiere delayed from April to July 2020 because of production complications.

It’s also becoming fairly common that these large seasons of popular anime to adopt this format, i.e. produce 30+ episodes and then take a mid-season hiatus. Plus, it gives a well-deserved break to the production team who have given us a fantastic season so far.

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