Ex Volume 1
Re:Zero Ex Light Novel 1 The Dream the Lion King Saw
 Kanji Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活Ex 1 獅子王の見た夢
 Romaji Re:Zero Ex Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 1 Shishiō no Mita Yume
 Pages 292 (Japanese)
224 (English)
 Release Date June 25, 2015 (Japanese)
November 21, 2017 (English)
 ISBN 978-4-0406-7685-2
 Cover Crusch Karsten
Fourier Lugnica
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Re:Zero Kara Hajimaru Isekai Seikatsu Ex 1 The Dream the Lion King Saw (Re:ゼロから始める異世界生活Ex 1 獅子王の見た夢) is the first spinoff novel of the Re:Zero light novel series.


Their dream for the future was born long ago...

During the royal selection, Duchess Crusch Karsten declared her plans for the Dragon Kingdom of Lugunica: to destroy the covenant with the Dragon and rebuild the nation stronger than before. But where did her radical vision cone from? Why does she want to change the country so badly? The answer lies in her past...

This collection of short stories chronicles Crusch's growth into a noble duchess vying for the crown, her vassal Ferris's struggles with knighthood and family, and they love for the warm-hearted prince who inspired them both.

---The bestselling series from author Tappei Nagatsuki continues in this spin-off where some of your favorite characters capture the spotlight!


  • A Dream's Beginning
  • Felix Argyle Is a Pretty Boy
  • The Valkyrie of Duke Karsten's Lands
  • Felix Argyle's Curse
  • The Dream of the Lion King