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The Best Episodes of Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-

Every episode of Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-!

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.

Genres:AnimationComedyDramaAction & AdventureSci-Fi & Fantasy
Network:TV Tokyo

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The best episode of "Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-" is "The Outside of Madness", rated 9.6/10 from 2519 user votes. It was directed by Hiroyuki Tsuchiya and written by Eiji Umehara. "The Outside of Madness" aired on 7/11/2016 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Offbeat Steps Under the Moonlight".

  • The Outside of Madness
    9.6/10 2,519 votes

    #1 - The Outside of Madness

    Season 1 Episode 15 - Aired 2016-07-11

    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.”

    Director: Hiroyuki Tsuchiya

    Writer: Eiji Umehara

  • Offbeat Steps Under the Moonlight
    9.5/10 2 votes

    #2 - Offbeat Steps Under the Moonlight

    Season 1 Episode 50 - Aired 2021-03-24

    The magic Roswaal is using to control the weather generates enough mana to attract the Great Rabbit, which draws closer to the Sanctuary in a massive horde. Emilia takes Roswaal and Ram to shelter in the graveyard with everyone else, but the Great Rabbit horde has already grown enough to engulf their surroundings. Just when all hope seems lost, Subaru and Beatrice appear before Emilia. So begins Subaru and Beatrice's first battle against the Great Rabbit, one of the Three Great Mabeasts.

    Director: Masaharu Watanabe

    Writer: Masahiro Yokotani

  • Friend
    9.0/10 1 votes

    #3 - Friend

    Season 1 Episode 32 - Aired 2020-08-19

    Subaru had reached for the door, determined to save Rem from harm even if his current world would soon end. But instead of Rem, he found himself staring at Beatrice’s library. Beatrice had remained silent throughout Elsa’s attack and saved Subaru’s life just moments before Elsa could claim it. Subaru shouts at Beatrice, demanding to know why she didn’t help before everyone else was killed, and an intense argument ensues. Then Subaru catches sight of a familiar-looking book…

    Director: Hiroyuki Tsuchiya

    Writer: N/A

  • The Witches’ Tea Party
    9.0/10 1 votes

    #4 - The Witches’ Tea Party

    Season 1 Episode 37 - Aired 2020-09-23

    Subaru awakens in the graveyard with Emilia lying nearby. This time, he makes up his mind to save not only Emilia, but everyone in the Sanctuary and Roswaal’s mansion from the threats that hang over them. Roswaal makes it clear that he will use Subaru’s power to keep starting over by force if he has to, if it will allow him to achieve his own goal. What is driving Roswaal to go to such lengths? In search of the answer to this and many other questions, Subaru goes to see Echidna once again.

    Director: Hiroyuki Tsuchiya

    Writer: N/A

  • Love Me Down to My Blood and Guts
    9.0/10 1 votes

    #5 - Love Me Down to My Blood and Guts

    Season 1 Episode 48 - Aired 2021-03-10

    After witnessing an unrealized present, Emilia completes the second trial and begins the third and final one. Ram and Puck are fighting their hardest to stop Roswaal. Each of them is doing it all for the sake of realizing their own goals. The battle between Garfiel and Elsa at Roswaal’s mansion is also growing more and more intense. As Subaru is being chased by a guiltylowe, he declares that it’s time to make use of his unparalleled knowledge of the modern world and lures it into a closet…

    Director: Kazuomi Koga

    Writer: N/A

  • From Zero
    8.8/10 1,355 votes

    #6 - From Zero

    Season 1 Episode 18 - Aired 2016-08-01

    Subaru laments that he could not do anything or save anyone, and has no options left. Exhausted, he suddenly takes off running at full speed as if he’s made a decision…

    Director: Kazuomi Koga

    Writer: Yoshiko Nakamura

  • Wilhelm van Astrea
    8.5/10 891 votes

    #7 - Wilhelm van Astrea

    Season 1 Episode 20 - Aired 2016-08-15

    Subaru has devoted everything he had, and done all he could do. His passion has captured Crusch’s heart, as well as Anastasia’s cooperation, and they all enter into the battle against the White Whale together.

    Director: Hiroyuki Tsuchiya

    Writer: N/A

  • That’s All This Story Is About
    8.5/10 929 votes

    #8 - That’s All This Story Is About

    Season 1 Episode 25 - Aired 2016-09-19

    Emilia is hurriedly ushered to the capital along with the villagers under the orders of a mysterious benefactor while escorted by a rag-tag group of individuals from various and opposing factions. She has but one question on her mind: who could this man be and why would he go so far? Meanwhile, Subaru and Julius face off against the Archbishop of Sin Betelgeuse for the ultimate time. Unfortunately, he is very persistent even beyond death, belying his nature of Sloth. Subaru is relentlessly chased while he catches up to Emilia to save her one last time and answer her question.

    Director: Masaharu Watanabe

    Writer: N/A

  • Natsuki Subaru’s Restart
    8.4/10 974 votes

    #9 - Natsuki Subaru’s Restart

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2016-05-16

    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.

    Director: Yoshito Mikamo

    Writer: N/A

  • Rem
    8.4/10 914 votes

    #10 - Rem

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2016-06-13

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • A Wager That Defies Despair
    8.4/10 862 votes

    #11 - A Wager That Defies Despair

    Season 1 Episode 21 - Aired 2016-08-22

    Subaru and Rem are at a loss for words. The battle against the White Whale, which seemed to be going in their favor through attrition, suddenly took on completely different proportions. With their tactical superiority and advantage quickly dwindling, the combined forces all but get tangled up in the threads of despair. That’s when Subaru decides to yell out his next move…

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Starting Life from Zero in Another World
    8.3/10 967 votes

    #12 - Starting Life from Zero in Another World

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2016-04-18

    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.

    Director: Kazuomi Koga

    Writer: Masahiro Yokotani

  • Nefarious Sloth
    8.3/10 857 votes

    #13 - Nefarious Sloth

    Season 1 Episode 23 - Aired 2016-09-05

    The group is making its way in the Mathers domain when suddenly everyone but Subaru disappears and a strange, suffocating atmosphere seeps through the forest. He quickly figures out it is nothing but an illusion, and with help from Julius on the other side, dispels the barrier for everyone caught in it. However, arriving at the village doesn’t make convincing the residents to evacuate easy. Time is running out, and the invisible hand of sloth makes its presence at the back of Subaru’s mind more and more nefarious.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Meaning of Courage
    8.2/10 870 votes

    #14 - The Meaning of Courage

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2016-05-30

    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…

    Director: Hiroyuki Tsuchiya

    Writer: N/A

  • The End of the Beginning and the Beginning of the End
    8.1/10 1,091 votes

    #15 - The End of the Beginning and the Beginning of the End

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2016-04-04

    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 parellel world should have. Just when he's about to be beaten senseless, a girl appears...

    Director: Masaharu Watanabe

    Writer: Masahiro Yokotani

  • The Sound of Chains
    8.1/10 901 votes

    #16 - The Sound of Chains

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2016-05-09

    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.

    Director: Hideyo Yamamoto

    Writer: Yoshiko Nakamura

  • I Cried, Cried My Lungs Out, and Stopped Crying
    8.0/10 911 votes

    #17 - I Cried, Cried My Lungs Out, and Stopped Crying

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2016-05-23

    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…

    Director: Manabu Okamoto

    Writer: Masahiro Yokotani

  • Fanatical Methods Like a Demon
    8.0/10 854 votes

    #18 - Fanatical Methods Like a Demon

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2016-06-06

    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…

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Sickness Called Despair
    8.0/10 881 votes

    #19 - The Sickness Called Despair

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 2016-07-04

    “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…

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Disgrace in the Extreme
    8.0/10 846 votes

    #20 - Disgrace in the Extreme

    Season 1 Episode 17 - Aired 2016-07-25

    A mysterious figure appears before Subaru and his traveling companions. As the looming beast attacks with a deafening bellow amidst the darkness and fog, Rem determines that it will be too difficult to escape…

    Director: Yoshito Mikamo

    Writer: Yoshiko Nakamura

  • Battle Against the White Whale
    8.0/10 822 votes

    #21 - Battle Against the White Whale

    Season 1 Episode 19 - Aired 2016-08-08

    To save Emilia, Subaru approaches Crusch to negotiate the formation of an alliance. His terms are a bit difficult for Crusch to believe, but she can see that Subaru isn’t lying.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Long-Awaited Reunion
    8.0/10 1 votes

    #22 - The Long-Awaited Reunion

    Season 1 Episode 28 - Aired 2020-07-22

    On the way to the Sanctuary, Subaru unwittingly finds himself invited to a witch’s tea party, where the hostess introduces herself as Echidna, the Witch of Greed. Subaru is alarmed, but Echidna encourages him to sit and drink his tea before it gets cold. When he somehow makes it back outside after a conversation with Echidna, he finds Otto lying on the ground, battered and beaten. Then, before he even has a moment to assess the situation, Subaru himself is attacked.

    Director: Kenichi Kawamura

    Writer: Eiji Umehara

  • A Step Forward
    8.0/10 1 votes

    #23 - A Step Forward

    Season 1 Episode 30 - Aired 2020-08-05

    Having reached a place he can’t return from, Subaru realizes just how much he has been given and how little he can do to repay any of it. After remembering what he must do, he says goodbye to Kenichi and Nahoko and heads to the school. Steeling his resolve, Subaru opens the door to the classroom, where he’s greeted by Echidna in a school uniform. When Echidna says he arrived much sooner than she expected, Subaru responds that she looks good in the uniform.

    Director: Kazuomi Koga

    Writer: N/A

  • The Maiden's Gospel
    8.0/10 1 votes

    #24 - The Maiden's Gospel

    Season 1 Episode 31 - Aired 2020-08-12

    After dying to Elsa’s blade in Roswaal’s mansion, Subaru awakens back in the graveyard, in the moment immediately after he passed the trial that required him to face his past. Just like the first time he returned there, he wakes Emilia and holds her to comfort her, then returns to Ryuzu and the others. He tells them that he passed the trial himself and suggests that he could complete the remaining stages of the trial in Emilia’s place, but Garfiel is opposed.

    Director: Kazuhiro Ozawa

    Writer: N/A

  • The Value of Life
    8.0/10 1 votes

    #25 - The Value of Life

    Season 1 Episode 33 - Aired 2020-08-26

    Subaru was caught and confined by Garfiel, but Otto shows up to rescue him. Garfiel can’t leave the graveyard while Emilia is undergoing the trial, so Otto says this is their chance to get outside the barrier, but Subaru doesn’t agree. However, after he learns that Ram will be helping them—that she has been ordered by Roswaal to help him, in fact—Subaru puts his escape on hold to have a talk with Roswaal.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A