Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World (Japanese: Re：ゼロから始める異世界生活 Hepburn: Ri:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu?) is a Japanese light novel series written by Tappei Nagatsuki and illustrated by Shinichirou Otsuka. The story centers on Subaru Natsuki, a hikikomori who suddenly finds himself transported to another world on his way home from the convenience store. The series was initially serialized on the website Shōsetsuka ni Narō from 2012 onwards. Eleven volumes have been published by Media Factory since January 25, 2014 under their MF Bunko J imprint.
The series’ first three arcs have been adapted into separate manga series. The first, by Daichi Matsue, was published by Media Factory 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 published an anthology manga in June 2016. An anime television series adaptation by White Fox began airing on April 4, 2016 with an hour-long special. In August 2016, game developer 5pb. announced plans for a visual novel based on the series.