Crunchyroll began streaming Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Memory Snow, the first original video anime (OVA) episode in the Re:Zero franchise, on Wednesday. The OVA aired on television in Japan last week in place of the regular broadcast of the Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Director’s Cut edited anime. Crunchyroll also began streaming the seventh episode of the Re:Zero Director’s Cut, which aired on Wednesday in Japan.
The OVA opened in Japanese theaters in October 2018, and featured a returning cast and staff. The OVA ranked at #8 at the Japanese box office during its opening weekend.
The 25-episode first anime season of Tappei Nagatsuki’s Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- light novel series premiered in April 2016. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan. Crunchyroll is also streaming both the Re:Zero ~Starting Break Time From Zero~ and Re:PETIT ~Starting Life in Another World from PETIT~ short anime spinoff series. Funimation released the television anime on home video with an English dub in June 2018.