Novel illustrator and anime character designer draw the jacket illustrations
The official website for the Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- anime franchise announced today that a DVD/Blu-ray of its second OVA episode Hyoketsu no Kizuna / The Frozen Bond is set to be released in Japan on April 1, 2020, five months after its theatrical release. The 80-minute prequel episode focusing on the first encounter between Emilia and her magical spirit Puck was released in 79 theaters across Japan on November 8 and earned 250 million yen from its six-week run.
In addition to the 5,500-yen standard edition DVD and Blu-ray, the 8,800-yen limited edition Blu-ray will be also available. Its bonus features include:
1. Special outer case by the novel illustrator Shinichirou Otsuka
2. Special digi-pack by the anime character designer Kyuta Sakai
3. "The Frozen Bond" storyboards
4. Special booklet (key animation drawings, character references, bonuses for the theatergoers)
5. Reduced-size edition of the official pamphlet for the theatrical release
6. Bonus footage (PV, etc.)
7. Audio commentary
Also, those who pre-order the limited-edition Blu-ray at the designated stores including Animate and Gamers will get an acryl keyholder featuring a newly-drawn illustration by the anime character designer.
"Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- The Frozen Bond" 3rd PV :
©Tappei Nagatsuki, KADOKAWA/Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World Production Committee