Episode 1 Title
The End of the Beginning and the Beginning of the End
 Kanji 始まりの終わりと終わりの始まり
 Romaji Hajimari no Owari to Owari no Hajimari
 Volume Volume 1 Ch 1-3
 Air Date April 3, 2016
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The End of the Beginning and the Beginning of the End (始まりの終わりと終わりの始まり) is the first episode of the Re:Zero anime.


Natsuki Subaru has been summoned in a different world. He doesn't know why the reason of his unexpected appearance in the fantasy world.

Initially, he set himself upon the belief that he was the destined protagonist of this new fantasy world. Thus, he assumed and acted accordingly to this false belief.

Episode 1

When he meets Kadomon, a vendor, in the streets, he learns that he cannot read the language of this world. The vendor asked him to buy some of his apples. When Subaru showed him his coins in his world, the vendor told him that the coin he was using was foreign, and needed to use the national currency. When Subaru tells him that he is broke, the vendor yells at him, as he was 'disturbing' his business.

Subaru leaves to search for more information on the world. Eventually, he encounters misfortune such as entering the girl's bathroom which results in a slap on his face, entering the demi humans which results in him falling from the bridge to the river, and meet the three thieves named Ton, Chin and Kan who were ready to rob him.