Looking for places related to Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World, in Japan?
Keep reading 😀
As you know, Re:Zero centers around Subaru Natsuki, a Japanese guy who suddenly finds himself transported to another world where he meets Emilia, Rem, etc.
Because Re:Zero mostly takes place in the Kingdom of Lugnica, you may think that there aren’t any real-life locations in Japan.
There IS one real-life location, which I’ll be showing you here.
Also, I’ll show where to buy goods and more stuff related to Re:Zero in Tokyo.
Real life location
Do you remember these scenes?
It was Subaru buying some stuff at the very beginning of episode 1.
The convenience store is one of the many branches of Mini Stop. It is located in Chiba, around 2 hours away from Tokyo.
Image credit to fureshima2223 *Website In Japanese
The convenience store is located 8 minutes by foot from Toke Station in Chiba.
Here is the address: 2 Chome-1-1 Asumigaokahigashi, Midori-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba-ken 267-0067, Japan
That was the only real-life location of Re:Zero that I was able to find.
If you know of any others please leave a comment and I would be more than happy to add them to this post.
Is it worth visiting?
If for any reason, you’re around Chiba, pay it a visit. Otherwise, it’s not worth it, as it is quite far from Tokyo (around 2 hours) and there is no other tourist attraction nearby.
Like my article on Psycho Pass, this post was kind of ‘for your information’, rather than encouraging you to visit the spot.
Want to know more about Re:Zero stuff in Japan? We’ve got you covered:
If you are wondering what Subaru bought at the convenience store, he bought:
- Tonkotsu (pork bones) noodles
- Corn Potage snacks
And yes, you can buy it at any convenience store in Japan. Or, I’ll leave you a link where you can buy it on Amazon.
The brand that appears in the anime doesn’t exist in real life but you can get something similar.
You can show the following to convenience store staff in Japan:
okashi wo sagashiteirun desukedo kon pota sunakku ga arimasuka
I’m looking for some snacks, do you have corn potage snacks?
tonkotsu no kappu men ga arimasuka
Do you have tonkotsu noodles?
Note: These two snacks are not vegetarian or vegan-friendly. Be careful.
You can find lots of Re:Zero merchandise in just about any anime store in Japan. For example, at Otome Road.
If you’re looking for Re:Zero T-shirts, I wrote an article the other day telling you where you can find some.
A Japanese guy has a car decorated with Rem!
Yes, I’m not kidding you.
Let me show you the pictures below:
He lives in Shizuoka. You can try to contact him and ask him if he’ll let you take photos of his car.
Where to watch Re:Zero?
After reading this article you might want to rewatch or you might be wondering where you can pick up the show for the first time. Don’t worry I got you 😀
You can watch it legally on:
- Netflix Japan (unfortunately only with Japanese subtitles)
If you know any other place where you can watch it legally, let me know in the comments below.
Note: Don’t forget that Re:Zero came out in 2016 and there are a total of 25 episodes plus one OVA called Memory Snow.
When is Re:ZERO season 2 coming out?
The teaser of Re:Zero season 2 has been released!!!
You can watch it here.
There is no official confirmation when are they planning to release it.
Where to watch Re:Zero Memory Snow?
Usually, once the DVD/Blu-Ray is released you can find it online.
According to a Eiga-Time (website in Japanese), the release date of the DVD/Blu-Ray is expected sometime between April and May. But, this is not official information.
It’s also unclear when Netflix, Crunchyroll, Amazon Prime or your favorite anime streaming platform will start streaming Memory Snow.
In other words, we’ll need to wait 🙁
Also, a second OVA called Re:Zero Hyouketsu no Kizuna (Bond of Ice) was announced. The 2nd OVA anime will premiere in Japanese theaters on Fall 2019.
Here is the teaser:
If you are fan of Isekai’s anime like KonoSuba, Overlord, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, etc. Don’t forget to check:
I’ll keep updating this post with more information about everything that you need to know about Re:Zero happening in Japan.
Did you watch the Re:Zero’s OVA, Memory Snow in Japan? Did you like it? What made Re:Zero is as popular as it is?