Re:Zero was first ever written on Ncode Syosetu as a free, unlicensed Web Novel. The first ever chapter was released on the 20th of April 2012. Ever since, the author Tappei Nagatsuki used the Web Novel as a draft for the upcoming Light Novels and releases chapters occasionally whenever he has time to write further.

Arc 1: First Day of Furious Waves

First Day of Furious Waves is the first Arc of the Web Novel. The first chapter was released on the 20th of April 2012, and finished on the eighth of may 2012.

The first arc is about Natsuki Subaru's arrival in the new, mysterious world he has been summoned to. There, in the Kingdom of Lugnica, he decided to help a silver-haired, amethyst-eyes girl with recovering her stolen insignia. However, he ends up being murdered by someone, but Returns from his death, and decided to use this ability to save that girl from her predestined death.

For more information, including adaptation notes and synopsis, see Arc 1.


  • Prologue: The Remaining Heat of The Beginning
  • Chapter 1: The Grooved Ten Coin is Unusable
  • Chapter 2: And God Said, Don't Get Carried Away
  • Chapter 3: Magic's First Time
  • Chapter 4: The Knee Pillow's Repayment
  • Chapter 5: What is Your Name
  • Chapter 6: The End of the Beginning
  • Chapter 7: Incomprehensible Reunion
  • Chapter 8: The Taste of Bitter Alcohol
  • Chapter 9: Method to Trump
  • Chapter 10:
  • Chapter 11
  • Chapter 12
  • Chapter 13
  • Chapter 14
  • Chapter 15
  • Chapter 16
  • Chapter 17
  • Chapter 18
  • Chapter 19
  • Chapter 20
  • Chapter 21
  • Chapter 22: A Life in Another World From Zero

Arc 2: Week of Agitation

Arc 3: Kingdom of The Future

Arc 4: The Everlasting Contract

Arc 5: The Stars That Engrave History

Arc 6: The Corridor of Memories


  • Currently, only one Web Novel chapter was removed from the Web Novel, with it being the Butterfly's Dream What IF Story.
  • According to the author, there will be eleven arcs.
  • The Web Novel does not feature any illustrations, except for the End of Sloth chapter, which is the only Web Novel chapter featuring some sort of art.


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