Suddenly, high school student Subaru Natsuki has been summoned to another world on the way back from the convenience store. With the biggest crisis of his life being summoned to another world, and with no sign of the one who summoned him, things become even worse when he is attacked. But when he is saved by a mysterious, silver-haired girl with a fairy cat, Subaru cooperates with her to return the favor. When they finally manage to get a clue, Subaru and the girl are attacked and killed by someone. Subaru then awakens in the place he was summoned and notices he gained the ability "Returns by Death" and has become a helpless boy that only has the ability to rewind time by dying. Beyond the despair, can he save the girl from the fate of death?
- imDb Rating: 8.0 (6,004 Votes)
- Metascore: N/A
Shortly after being summoned to a new world, Subaru Natsuki and his new female companion are brutally murdered. But then he awakes to find himself in the same alley, with the same thugs, the same girl, and the day begins to repeat.
- Rated: TV-14
- Released: 03 Apr 2016
- Runtime: 24 min
- Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
- Director: N/A
- Writer: N/A
- Actors: Yûsuke Kobayashi, Sean Chiplock, Rie Takahashi, Inori Minase
- Language: Japanese
- Country: Japan
- Awards: 1 nomination.
- Total Seasons: 1
That's All This Story Is About
Episode 1x25; Sep 19, 2016
1x25: That's All This Story Is About
1x24: The Self-Proclaimed Knight and the Most Valuable Knight
1x23: Nefarious Sloth
1x22: Flash of Sloth
1x21: A Bet That Fights Against Despair
1x20: Wilhelm van Astrea
1x19: Battle Against the White Whale
1x18: From Zero
1x17: Disgrace in the Extreme
Yuichi Nakamura as van Astrea, Reinhard
Yumi Uchiyama as Pack
Satomi Arai as Beatrice
Chinatsu Akasaki as Felt
Takahashi Rie as Emilia
Inori Minase as Rem
|Episode No.||No. Overall||Title||Airdate||Runtime||Summary|
|1||1||The End of the Beginning and the Beginning of the End||2016-04-04||25||
Natsuki Subaru is summoned to a parallel world on his way home from the convenience store. He's entranced at first by the fantasy world suddenly stretching before his eyes, but the cute girl he believes summoned him is nowhere to be found, and soon enough he's utterly lost. Then a gang of punks surrounds him, but he quickly learns that he doesn't have any of the powers that he thought all people transported to a parallel world should have. Just when he's about to be beaten senseless, a girl appears...
|2||2||Reunion with the Witch||2016-04-11||25||
After being attacked by someone the first time, sliced open by Elsa the second time, and stabbed in the back by punks the third time, Subaru should have been dead, but found himself back where he started in the same parallel world every time. He finally realizes he's acquired the power to go back to the time and place he started from, which he calls "Return by Death." In hopes of changing the fate awaiting Felt, Satella, Old Man Rom, and himself, Subaru takes off for the fourth time.
|3||3||Starting Life from Zero in Another World||2016-04-18||25||
Subaru attempts to buy the insignia from Felt and return it to Satella before Elsa arrives at the loot house... but Satella arrives before the negotiations are complete, and Elsa still attacks them.
|4||4||The Happy Roswaal Mansion Family||2016-04-25||25||
After being badly wounded by Elsa, Subaru somehow survived and awoke in the mansion of Margrave Mathers, in the Kingdom of Lugunica.
|5||5||The Morning of Our Promise Is Still Distant||2016-05-02||25||
Subaru now lives and works in Roswaal's mansion, working with Ram and Rem, and finally getting Emilia to agree to a date with him. But the day of their promised date never comes as Subaru keeps going back to the day he first awoke in the mansion. He's confused at the thought that he Returned by Death despite having no memory of experiencing anything deadly, but he's determined to repeat his previous actions up to the point of fulfilling his promise with Emilia.
|6||6||The Sound of Chains||2016-05-09||25||
Subaru's first day at the Roswaal mansion begins for the third time. The first time, he grew weak and died of unknown reasons in his sleep, and the second time, he was killed by an attacker. The sound of chains that he heard as he died the second time replays in his mind, waking him in a terrified, cold sweat. He has no idea what the killer is after, let alone who it is, so he makes a plan to leave the mansion on the fourth night and watch for the attack to happen.
|7||7||Natsuki Subaru's Restart||2016-05-16||25||
Standing before Subaru is someone he never expected. The truth of the attacker's identity leaves him bewildered, and he feels everything crumbling around him as he dies yet again. Then, for the fourth time, he awakes on his first day at the Roswaal mansion. This time, the night of the fourth day passes without incident, and Subaru is stunned as he greets the morning of the fifth day... but then the situation takes an unexpected turn.
|8||8||I Cried, Cried My Lungs Out, and Stopped Crying||2016-05-23||25||
Subaru's first day in Roswaal's mansion begins for the fifth time. Determined to save everyone this time, he makes it a point to keep his best smile on his face in order to earn the trust of the mansion's staff. But although he works his hardest to make them like him, his body begins to have trouble keeping up with his heart's intentions. Soon Emilia is unable to bear the sight of him struggling any longer and takes an unexpected action...
|9||9||The Meaning of Courage||2016-05-30||25||
The scattered pieces of the puzzle finally come together, and Subaru realizes for certain that the shaman who cursed him is in the village at the foot of the mountains. He heads there with Ram and Rem and makes sure all the villagers touch him so that he can find out, with Beatrice's help, who cast the curse. But the truth he finds is not what he expected, and he finds himself rushing toward the village again...
|10||10||Fanatical Methods Like a Demon||2016-06-06||25||
Subaru risked his life to save the children from a pack of Ulgarm, but he was so powerfully cursed that there could be no saving him. Even Beatrice is unable to undo the complex web of curses on him, and says he'll grow weak and die within half a day. The only way he can survive is if the entire Ulgarm pack is defeated, but time is not on his side. Subaru is ready to give up when he learns that Rem has gone into the forest by herself...
Knocked unconscious by Subaru's attack, Rem dreams of an event in her past that she and Ram would rather forget... a sin for which Rem feels she can never be forgiven. After waking up, she tells Subaru that she's just committed the same sin again. When the three of them are moments from being cornered by the Ulgarm pack, Subaru takes off to draw their attention so Ram and Rem can escape.
|12||12||Return to the Capital||2016-06-20||25||
At the order of the council of elders that manages Lugunica in the king's absence, Wilhelm and Felis visit Roswaal's mansion as emissaries. Emilia is required in the imperial capital right away, so Subaru asks her to take him along. Emilia tells him this won't be a pleasure trip, but a push from Rem and Roswaal ends in her agreement, so Emilia and Subaru head to the capital. Now all of the candidates to be Lugunica's next king are gathered, and the royal selection is underway.
|13||13||Self-Proclaimed Knight Natsuki Subaru||2016-06-27||25||
As Emilia joins Priscilla, Crusch, and Anastasia in a meeting of the royal selection participants, Reinhard enters the hall with Felt. According to a new prophecy seen on the Dragon Stone, there are five priestesses with the potential to be the kingdom's next ruler. Reinhard announces that Felt is the fifth priestess, meaning it's time to formally begin the royal selection, but Felt refuses to have any part in it.
|14||14||The Sickness Called Despair||2016-07-04||25||
"I just wanted to protect her. That feeling wasn't a lie. Where did I go wrong?" Rejected by the one who meant more to him than anything, Subaru is still unable to recognize that he may have done something irreversible. He then finds out that some disturbing movement has been detected within Roswaal's domain, where Emilia and the others are. He's certain that he can save them somehow, so in spite of Rem and Crusch's opposition, Subaru makes his way back to Emilia...
|15||15||The Outside of Madness||2016-07-11||25||
Upon returning to Roswaal's mansion, Subaru is greeted by an unbelievable sight and wails that this was not what he wanted to happen. Stricken with despair, everything before Subaru starts to go white as, finally, he hears a voice: "You were too late."
|16||16||The Greed of a Pig||2016-07-18||25|
|17||17||Disgrace in the Extreme||2016-07-25||25|
|19||19||Battle Against the White Whale||2016-08-08||25|
|20||20||Wilhelm van Astrea||2016-08-15||25|
|21||21||A Bet That Fights Against Despair||2016-08-22||25|
|22||22||Flash of Sloth||2016-08-29||25|
|24||24||The Self-Proclaimed Knight and the Most Valuable Knight||2016-09-12||25|
|25||25||That's All This Story Is About||2016-09-19||25|
|Yuichi Nakamura||as van Astrea, Reinhard|
|Yumi Uchiyama||as Pack|
|Satomi Arai||as Beatrice|
|Chinatsu Akasaki||as Felt|
|Takahashi Rie||as Emilia|
|Inori Minase||as Rem|
|Yūsuke Kobayashi||as Natsuki Subaru|
|Rie Murakawa||as Ram|