List of Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World characters
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- 1 Main characters
- 2 Supporting characters
- 2.1 Roswaal's mansion
- 2.2 Ruler Candidates
- 2.3 Candidate Knights
- 3 Antagonists
- 4 Other characters
- 5 References
- 6 External links
- Subaru Natsuki (ナツキ・スバル Natsuki Subaru)
- Voiced by: Yūsuke Kobayashi (Japanese); Sean Chiplock (English)
- The protagonist of the series is a 17-year-old hikikomori and gamer who suddenly finds himself transported to another world on his way home from the convenience store. There, he meets a silver-haired half-elf girl named Emilia, and falls deeply in love with her. Upon his arrival, Subaru acquires an ability which he calls "Return by Death" (死に戻り Shinimodori), that allows him to go back in time when he dies, while still retaining his memories of the previous timeline. He cannot tell anyone about this ability, because any attempt to do so causes him to black out momentarily as unseen hands emerge to squeeze his heart, and may even kill those around him; it also causes him to give off the "scent of the Jealous Witch", which attracts "mabeasts" (magical creatures), and is repulsive to those who can detect it. Despite being ordinary, Subaru did work out occasionally and seems to know basic hand-to-hand combat, making him not entirely powerless. He also shows some aptitude for Yin magic, but only at a very basic level. In Arc 3, he officially receives a black ground dragon named Patrasche as his personal steed. In Arc 4 of the web novel, along with entering a contract with Beatrice, Subaru also learns parkour and the use of whips as a weapon for several months, making him stronger. As of the end of Arc 4, Subaru officially becomes Emilia's knight.
- Emilia (エミリア Emiria)
- Voiced by: Rie Takahashi (Japanese); Kayli Mills (English)
- The main heroine is a silver-haired half-elf girl and Spirit Art User named Emilia; she is one of the candidates to become the next ruler in the royal election, making her 42nd King of Lugunica. Subaru first meets her when her insignia, which she needs to possess in order to be eligible to participate in the election, is stolen by Felt. She is from the Frozen Forest, and is over a hundred years old (although most of the time she was frozen in the forest). Her mental state is still that of a teenager. The name Emilia first used when introducing herself to Subaru, "Satella", is also the name of the "Jealous Witch", whose appearance is said to resemble her own and is responsible for the discrimination against half-elves. Among the half breeds and other discriminated or disfranchised races and people in Lugunica, she is seen as their hope for a better future due to her ideal of democracy and better social equality. Because of her heritage and resemblance to Satella, however, Emilia is often shunned and hated by most people, leaving her lonely and without any friends prior to meeting Subaru. Initially, she regards Subaru as a mischievous child who always needs to be taken care of. After he risks his life to save her from the Witch's Cult, however, Emilia starts to develop deep feelings for him, as Subaru is the first person to ever make her feel truly happy, accepted and loved.
- Rem (レム Remu)
- Voiced by: Inori Minase (Japanese); Brianna Knickerbocker (English)
- One of the twin demons who work at Roswaal's mansion as maids, Rem is Ram's younger sister. She has blue hair which she wears parted on the left, and still has a full horn, which grants her magical power. She does work at the mansion, although her ability to cook is better than her sister. She used to have an inferiority complex towards her sister. Bearing an intense hatred for the Witch's Cult, Rem initially accused Subaru for having the Witch's scent, that resulted in her killing him twice. After Subaru saves her from the mabeasts of Elior Forest, becoming her "hero", Rem discards her suspicions and falls deeply in love with him, and even when he turns her down in favor of Emilia, she still becomes one of his most loyal followers. An extra story in Arc 3 of the novel tells a "What If" story about what could've happened if Subaru and Rem had decided to run away instead; they lived happily ever after with two children.
- The character has become popular with fans of the series, leading to a hug pillow featuring the character being delayed due to unanticipated demand. She was also the eighth ranked female character in the August issue of Newtype's monthly character polls, and fifth ranked in the September issue, before rising to first place in the October issue. Her rank began to decline after that, slipping to third and then seventh place in the November and December issues. She won the award for Best Character (Female) in the 2015–2016 Newtype Anime Awards, as well as first place on a list of "most popular two-dimensional character" based on a poll of Otamart users.
- Ram (ラム Ramu)
- Voiced by: Rie Murakawa (Japanese); Ryan Bartley (English)
- A demon and Rem's older twin sister. She has pink hair which she wears parted on the right. Together, they often make sarcastic remarks towards Subaru. Ram always calls Subaru "Barusu", and rarely shows any respect for him. Despite twins being prohibited in their clan, the two were spared due to Ram being a prodigy at a young age. She lost her powers after her horn was cut off during the attack on their village by the Witch's Cult. She does the cleaning and laundry for the mansion. Ram is attracted to her master, Roswaal, and when she uses too much mana, Roswaal is the one who "heals" her.
- Puck (パック Pakku)
- Voiced by: Yumi Uchiyama (Japanese); Erica Mendez (English)
- Emilia's familiar and a spirit in the form of a cat. His work time is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., similar to a salaryman's. He has an empathic ability that allows him to read people's minds through their emotions/intent. Should Emilia ever die, Puck turns into a huge beast intent on destroying the world, since Emilia, the purpose of his existence, is gone. His true identity is that of "Beast of the End of the Eternally Frozen Lands", one of 4 Great Spirits of the world who can control heat.
- The character won the award for Best Character (Mascot) in the 2015–2016 Newtype Anime Awards.
- Beatrice (ベアトリス Beatorisu)
- Voiced by: Satomi Arai (Japanese); Kira Buckland (English)
- A mysterious mage who was contracted by Roswaal to keep his ancient magical tomes safe in his enormous library. She has the ability to warp any room in the mansion to this library whenever she chooses, but can't completely leave the mansion. Despite her cold behavior and verbal abuse towards Subaru, Beatrice can't stand if people are hurt in front of her and becomes one of the people that Subaru can trust. During Arc 4 of the web novel, she is revealed to be an artificial spirit and forms a contract with Subaru at the end. She is about four hundred years old.
Roswaal L. Mathers
- Roswaal L. Mathers (ロズワール・L・メイザース Rozuwāru L Meizāsu)
- Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (Japanese); Ray Chase (English)
- A Margrave, as well as an Imperial Wizard and Count who is a benefactor and sponsor for Emilia's bid for the throne. He has an appearance and affect that lead to Subaru initially mistaking him for a clown. He is a highly influential individual who is also one of Lugunica's most powerful mages. It is revealed that his reason for supporting Emilia is for him to kill the Dragon.
- Frederica Baumann (フレデリカ・バウマン Furederica Bauman)
- Voiced by: Nazuka Kaori
- A demi-human maid who works in another mansion that belongs to relatives of Roswaal, House Miload. She made a cameo appearance in episode 11.
- Patrasche (パトラッシュ)
- Subaru's female black Land/Ground Dragon which he received as a gift from Crusch. It's of the Diana breed which are known for their fierce temperament and strong pride. Surprisingly enough though, she has taken quite a liking to Subaru, sometimes in a maternal like way.
- Felt (フェルト Feruto)
- Voiced by: Chinatsu Akasaki (Japanese); Christine Marie Cabanos (English)
- A 15-year-old thief who grew up in the slums of the capital. She initially appeared as a thief who stole Emilia's insignia and attempted to sell it to the highest bidder. Subsequently, Emilia's insignia reacted to her, making Felt a worthy candidate for the next ruler in royal election. Due to her difficult upbringing, Felt supports anarchism in order to destroy the current system. It is later revealed that she might be related to the royal family due to her appearance resembling them, but there is no way to confirm this because all of them are currently deceased.
- Priscilla Barielle (プリシラ・バーリエル Purishira Bārieru)
- Voiced by: Yukari Tamura (Japanese); Faye Mata (English)
- One of the candidates for the royal election to become the 42nd King of Lugunica and head of House Barielle. Men are captivated by her beauty. Priscilla has an extravagant self-centered personality and supports totalitarianism where everyone must treat her with divinity, because of how much the world turns into her favor. Even though she is only 19, Priscilla had 8 husbands who have all "mysteriously" died; despite that, lands she has acquired have prospered under her thanks to her almost supernatural good luck.
- Anastasia Hoshin (アナスタシア・ホーシン Anasutashia Hōshin)
- Voiced by: Kana Ueda (Japanese); Cassandra Lee Morris (English)
- One of the candidates for the royal election to become the 42nd King of Lugunica, who speaks in "Kansai" dialect. She is the 22-year-old head of the famous Hoshin Trading Company and has been billed as second coming of the company's founder "Hoshin of the Wilderness" for her near unprecedented success in business, which she hopes to use for Lugunica via capitalism. Anastasia likes it when people benefit while she benefits, despite her greed as an orphan, and is actually sympathetic. She hails from Kararagi, which lies west of Lugunica and has a personal mercenary company known as the "Iron Fang".
- Crusch Karsten (クルシュ・カルステン Kurushu Karusuten)
- Voiced by: Yuka Iguchi (Japanese); Erika Harlacher (English)
- A 20-year-old woman and one of the candidates for the royal election to become the 42nd King of Lugunica. Despite her age, Crusch has become the family head of House Karsten, who are known to have strong ties to the late royal family and has become quite well known as one of the most upcoming prominent women in Lugunica. She has a blessing that allows her to tell when someone is lying, and thus, is not easily fooled. Crusch's ideal is meritocracy, and to free the country from the centuries long heavy dependency on the Dragon's guidance which she believes has led Lugunica into stagnation and stripped the country's will to govern without it, betraying the hopes of the conservative ruling class who pin her as favorite to win the election. She has the pride of being a warrior, but with a dense and strict personality.
Reinhard van Astrea
- Reinhard van Astrea (ラインハルト・ヴァン・アストレア Rainharuto van Asutorea)
- Voiced by: Yūichi Nakamura (Japanese); Robbie Daymond (English)
- An easygoing Royal Guard knight and holder of the title "Sword Saint", who easily becomes friends with Subaru. He exhibits extraordinary powers in combat, and is stronger than all of his predecessors due to his unique ability to generate magical countermeasures to whatever his opponents past or present use. After discovering that Emilia's insignia reacted to Felt, Reinhard becomes Felt's knight for the royal election. He and Satella are the two most powerful characters in the world of the series.
- Felix Argyle (フェリックス・アーガイル Ferikkusu Āgairu) a.k.a. Ferris (フェリス Ferisu)
- Voiced by: Yui Horie (Japanese); Sarah Anne Williams (English)
- Crusch's knight and member of the Royal Guard, who is skilled in Water Magic, which includes healing, and refuses to use a sword. Despite having a feminine and cat-like appearance, Ferris is a male. He often speaks in the third person, using both male and female pronouns for himself; despite this, he has stated that he is a man "in both body and soul". "Beast Human" hybrid, Ferris was locked up at birth, and later rescued by Crusch herself.
The author of Re:Zero has stated in a Q&A that Ferris's girly behavior comes from his and Crusch's promise they made as children. 
- The character ranked number 10 on a poll conducted by Goo Rankings to determine fans' favorite otokonoko characters.
- Julius Euclius (ユリウス・ユークリウス Yuriusu Yūkuriusu)
- Voiced by: Takuya Eguchi
- Anastasia's knight, member of the Royal Guard and a type of Spirit Arts user known as a "Spirit Knight". He has a strict side for nobility, leading him to put those without respect in their place. As such, it seems that Julius initially looks down on Subaru, considering him not worthy to be called a knight. But after Subaru's realization on his own faults, and his successful exploits at subjugating the White Whale (a great mabeast many knights sought to kill), Julius reveals his true face and develops a deep respect for Subaru, becoming one of his trustworthy allies and friends. Julius is contracted to six Quasi Spirits; each representing an element which are "Ia" (Fire), "Kua" (Water)、"Aro" (Wind), "Ik" (Earth), "In" (Light), and "Nes" (Shadow).
- Aldebaran (アルデバラン Arudebaran) a.k.a. Al (アル Aru)
- Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara (Japanese); Keith Silverstein (English)
- Priscilla's knight who is known as Al for short. Like Subaru, he is a normal person summoned from a different world 18 years ago. Before being enlisted by Priscilla, he worked as a gladiator in the Vollachia Empire which is located in the south of Lugunica, and became a wanderer for a time. Al wears a helmet to hide his heavily scarred and disfigured face. It is hinted that he may have some sort of history with Ram. His age is around 40.
- Petelgeuse Romanee-Conti (ペテルギウス・ロマネコンティ Peterugiusu Romanekonti)
- Voiced by: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Japanese); Todd Haberkorn (English)
- One of the leaders of the Witch's Cult, who represents the sin of Sloth. He was once a respectable man, but was driven insane long ago. In the novel, he was revealed to have been a close family friend to Emilia and her aunt Fortuna. When witches invaded the Elf village a hundred years previously, he accidentally killed Fortuna, which became the source of his devotion to Satella. His true nature is that of a spirit. Petelgeuse wields the Authority of Sloth, which manifests a supernatural ability known as Unseen Hands, invisible ogre strength shadow tentacles that are also capable of phasing through objects. He's usually accompanied by a particularly special group of hand picked cultists called the "Ten Fingers".
- Ketty Muttart (ケティ・ムッタート Keti Muttaato)
- Voiced by: Yanaka Hiroshi
- One of the Witch Cult members posing as a merchant. Additionally he's one of Petelgeuse's Ten Fingers, people that are born with an aptitude of contracting with spirits and have special magic implanted in their bodies to make it easier for Petelgeuse to take them over when his current body is damaged or destroyed. Petelgeuse used him to seriously injure Wilhelm by self-destructing with a fire stone. He's first seen in the town Fleur where he refers Subaru to Otto.
- Elsa Granhiert (エルザ・グランヒルテ Eruza Guranhiru)
- Voiced by: Mamiko Noto (Japanese); Cristina Vee (English)
- An assassin from a northern country called Gusteko. She is the first person to kill Subaru and trigger his time rewind ability. She is after Emilia's insignia for reasons yet to be explained. She attempts to buy it from Felt and Rom, but she ends up killing them instead when negotiations fail during the first and second timelines. She is known for killing her 'prey' by cutting open their stomach. She is also able to sense fear in others as she did when he saw Subaru passing by on the way to the loot house. In the final timeline of the stolen insignia, she is defeated by Reinhard and retreats, vowing to come after Subaru again.
- Meili (メィリィ・ポートルー Meiri Pootoruuto)
- Voiced by: Eri Suzuki
- A blue haired girl who lives in Alam village. In reality, she is an assassin who comes from the same organization as Elsa, who has the power to tame and control mabeasts. She is the mastermind behind the events of the 2nd Arc, and returns in the 4th Arc along with Elsa.
Wilhelm van Astrea
- Wilhelm van Astrea (ヴィルヘルム・ヴァン・アストレア Viruherumu van Asutorea)
- Voiced by: Kenyuu Horiuchi, Kaito Ishikawa (young) (Japanese); Marc Diraison (English)
- Reinhard's grandfather and Crusch's butler who is a retired member of the Royal Guard. Despite his age, Wilhelm is still known as one of the best swordsman in Lugunica, nicknamed "Sword Demon" for his prowess and accomplishments in the civil war. A wise and perceptive man, he could tell from seeing Subaru's eyes that he had experienced death. He holds a strong grudge against the White Whale for killing his wife, Theresia van Astrea. The story of Wilhelm and his first encounter with Theresia is told in the light novel's spin-off. His former surname was Trias.
- Ricardo Welkin (リカード・ウェルキン Rikādo Werukin)
- Voiced by: Kenji Nomura
- One of Anastasia's followers, and the jovial Captain of the mercenary group Iron Fang.
- Mimi Pearlbaton (ミミ・パールバトン Mimi Pārubaton)
- Voiced by: Yukiyo Fujii
- One of Anastasia's followers, and one of the vice captains of the mercenary group Iron Fang. She is the eldest of the triplets.
- Hetaro Pearlbaton (ヘータロー・パールバトン Hētarō Pārubaton)
- Voiced by: Megumi Han
- One of Anastasia's followers, and one of the captains of the mercenary group Iron Fang. He is the second oldest of the triplets and the responsible one.
- Tivey Pearlbaton (ティビー・パールバトン Tibī Pārubaton)
- Voiced by: Hiroki Shimowada
- One of Anastasia's followers, and treasurer of the mercenary group Iron Fang. The youngest of the triplets, he wears a monocle over his left eye.
- Kadomon (カドモン Kadomon)
- Voiced by: Kenta Miyake (Japanese); Patrick Seitz (English)
- A muscular and firmly built fruit seller in the royal capital, often seen holding a twig his mouth.
- Old-Man Rom (ロム爺 Romu-ji)
- Voiced by: Mugihito (Japanese); Beau Billingslea (English)
- Felt's longtime caretaker, who is like a grandfather to her. He runs a tavern and has a storehouse full of stolen goods.
- Otto Suwen (オットー・スーウェン Ottō Sūwen)
- Voiced by: Amasaki Kouhei
- A traveling merchant Subaru meets in Arc 3 en route to Roswaal's territory, who was drunk and down on his luck. While he can be somewhat skittish and cowardly he's generally a well meaning person and very loyal to those who earned his friendship. In the manga, out of all the candidates Otto supports Emilia the most because, like her, he is used to being misunderstood and treated badly for being different. He has a blessing that allows him to communicate with any animal, plant or being in the world. Unfortunately, this tends to unsettle people and makes him come across as shady and sinister when it is in use. In the beginning of Arc 4, Subaru invites him into Emilia's camp.
Thearesia van Astrea
- Thearesia van Astrea (テレシア・ヴァン・アストレア Tereshia van Asutorea)
- Voiced by: Minami Takahashi
- Thearesia is Wilhelm's late wife, Reinhard's grandmother, and one of the key figures who ended the Demi-human Revolt/War 40 years ago. She was the previous generation's Sword Saint. Thearesia was described as an open-minded and sociable person, who had a flaw of shoving aside her own personal feelings only to focus on others. Despite her immense talent and lineage, she never wanted to be a swordsman and take up the mantle of the "Sword Saint". However, certain circumstances forced her to resign to her fate in order to end the civil war and protect the loved ones she had left. This eventually led Wilhelm to "take" the sword from her and free her from a life of bondage by duty. Thearesia was an avid flower lover, and could often be found viewing them in ruins where she and Wilhelm routinely met. She went missing while fighting the White Whale 14 years ago and is presumed dead.
- Petra Leyte (ペトラ・レイテ Petora Reite)
- Voiced by: Marika Kouno
- One of the village children whom Subaru befriends, who planned to become a seamstress in the capital one day. She develops a crush on him after he saves her and the village twice, and later works as a maid in Roswaal's mansion to fill in for Rem in the 4th Arc.
- Marcos Gildark (マーコス・ギルダーク Maakosu Girudaaku)
- Voiced by: Inada Tetsu (Japanese); Chris Tergliafera (English)
- The stern and strict Knight Commander of the Royal Guard. Nicknamed "Boulder" for his specialized magic.
- Miklotov McMahon (マイクロトフ・マクマホン Maikurotofu Makumahon)
- Voiced by: Kiyokawa Motomu
- One of the Representatives of the Sage Council whom serve as the highest ruling administrative body in the wake of the late royal family. A kindly and wiry old man, he was impressed by Subaru's courage and passion to stand up for Emilia against the harsh discrimination directed towards her during the Royal Selection meeting.
- Bordeaux Zellgef (ボルドー・ツェルゲフ Borudoo Tserugefu)
- Voiced by: Jiro Saito
- One of the Representatives of the Sage Council, and one of the most outspoken critics against Emilia's inclusion into the Royal Selection. He was one of the war heroes who fought by Wilhelm's side during the Demi-human Revolt/War 40 years ago.
- Russell Fellow (ラッセル・フェロー Rasseru Feroo)
- Voiced by: Ookawa Tooru
- The Treasurer of Lugnica's Merchant Trade Union. He's a considerably shrewd individual who was initially seen by Subaru helping the Crusch Camp acquire weapons, personal and munitions in preparation for the White Whale subjugation. Along with Anastasia, he helps Subaru legitimatize and finalized negotiations with Crusch regarding the trade with magic stones being offered by Roswaal in-exchange for handling the distribution of the stones in the capital and acquiring Subaru's flip-phone.
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