During Re: Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Re: ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-)‘s 10th-anniversary celebration on April 19, 2022, author Tappei Nagatsuki revealed in a Q&A that the story will have a “happy ending”.
During the Q&A on Twitter Space, user @Ame76986079, had asked the author whether characters Subaru and Emilia would end up being married to each other.
To which he replied, “Ame-san, about Subaru, I can’t tell right now. But rest assured it (Re: Zero) will have a happy ending.”
A Twitter user Stride Vollachia(@LoremIpsumVerb) also recorded the audio cut of the moment as proof where the author reassures his fans about the final outcome of Re: Zero‘s story.
Re: Zero − Starting Life in Another World, often referred to simply as Re: Zero and also known as Re: Life in a different world from zero, is a Japanese light novel series written by Tappei Nagatsuki and illustrated by Shin’ichirō Ōtsuka.
The series was initially serialized on the website Shōsetsuka ni Narō from 2012 onwards. Twenty-nine light novels, as well as five side story volumes and six short story collections, have been published by Media Factory under their MF Bunko J imprint.
The series’s first three arcs have been adapted into separate manga series. The first, by Daichi Matsue, was published between June 2014 and March 2015. The second, by Makoto Fugetsu, has been published by Square Enix since October 2014. Matsue launched the third adaptation, also published by Media Factory, in May 2015.
Additionally, Media Factory has published two anthology manga with stories by different artists. An anime television series adaptation by White Fox aired from April 4, 2016 to Sep 19, 2016, starting with an hour-long special.
The first of two OVA based on the series was released on Oct 6, 2018, and the second OVA was released on Nov 8, 2019.
In March 2017, game developer 5pb. released a visual novel based on the series.
A second season was set to premiere in April 2020 but was delayed to July 2020 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The second season aired in a split-cour format, with the first half airing from July 8 to Sep 30, 2020, and the second half airing from Jan 6 to March 24, 2021.
The light novels have sold more than 11 million copies, while the anime series has sold more than 70,000 copies on home video. The series received awards at the 2015–2016 Newtype Anime Awards and the 2017 Sugoi Japan Awards and was nominated for Anime of the Year at The Anime Awards 2016.