We’re struggling to find room in our hearts for all the despair and anticipation of Re:ZERO, and the show itself its struggling to pack it all inside the standard running time too. So, on August 1st, episode 18 ‘From Zero’ will be extended to 25 minutes and 45 seconds, the extra time also being used to introduce a new character. Posters put up in Ikebukuro transit stations have Ram, Rem and Subaru promoting next week’s episode, strangely nonchalantly given the anime’s current circumstances.
On a lighter note though, the illustrator of Re:ZERO‘s light novels, Shinichiro Otsuka, celebrated 100,000 followers this week. To mark the milestone, the official Twitter carried on the running joke of characters from the fantasy world being sent to Subaru’s real one.
— 『Re：ゼロから始める異世界生活』公式 (@Rezero_official) July 25, 2016