Whispers from the realms of Re:ZERO suggest that fans go back to the anime’s episode 11, and keep their eyes peeled for a maid with golden hair who makes a brief appearance in a flashback. Many of us won’t remember her, but she has a significant role to play in future novel volumes. Her name is Frederica Baumann, and she’s Rem and Ram’s senpai in the Roswaal household. In the fourth arc starting with volume 10 on October 25th, she’ll start being more proactive in the story. And the day after, with the release of the anime’s fifth Blu-ray, a bonus prequel novel ‘The Oni Sisters of Kakurezato’ will tell the story of how Rem and Ram came to work with Frederica under Roswaal-sama.
Re:ZERO illustrator Shinichiro Otsuka has recently been sharing his designs for the character:
— 『Re：ゼロから始める異世界生活』公式 (@Rezero_official) October 5, 2016
The 25-episode anime based on the light novels written by Tappei Nagatsuki premiered on April 4th, and became a smash for breaking open the tropes of travel to another world. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired in Japan, and gave it the following description:
Natsuki Subaru, an ordinary high school student, is on his way home from the convenience store when he finds himself transported to another world. As he’s lost and confused in a new world where he doesn’t even know left from right, the only person to reach out to him was a beautiful girl with silver hair. Determined to repay her somehow for saving him from his own despair, Subaru agrees to help the girl find something she’s looking for…