Unfortunately we are a few days late, but Rem from Tappei Nagatsuki and Shintarou Otsuka’s Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Re: Life in a Different World from Zero) celebrated her birthday last week on February 2nd. In celebration for the popular character’s birthday, a special cake was made available for fans to purchase.
The Ichiban Cafe have teamed up with Japanese restaurant chain Italian Tomato to produce a limited edition cake to celebrate the birthday of Rem. The cake itself went for ¥4,000 (~ US$35.55) and is 12cm in diameter. The purchase also comes with a special matt, a decorative plate, and two coasters. All of the products are of course centered around the blue hair maid.
Japanese figure manufacturer FigureX recently revealed a 1/1 scale figure of Rem. Standing at 149cm tall the statue will retail for ¥1,598,400. which converts to approximately US$13,795. In addition to its absurdly high cost, only 30 statues are being sold.
In addition to being a life sized rendition of the maid, the product is made from a special PLA plastic that is safe and not harmful to the environment. The material is used to meticulously shape her body via a 3D scan, being able to sculpt her finer details with hair, muscle tone, center of gravity, wrinkles and clothes. One last caveat is that the statute speaks via a speaker built into the base, voiced by Inori Minase (Chino Kafuu in Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?).
If the $13,000 figure is not enough, a double sided Dakimakura cover of Rem is also avaliable. At a full sized cover at 1600mm × 500mm, the cover is retailing for ¥12,000 (~ US$113.00) and you can order it on the official Kadokawa shop.
Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Re: Life in a Different World from Zero) is a fantasy light novel series written by Tappei Nagatsuki with illustrations by Shintarou Otsuka. The series started in early 2014 being published under Kadokawa’s MF Bunko J imprint. To date a total of 8 volumes have been published. There have been two manga adaptations produced thus far. The first manga is drawn by Daichi Matsue and published under Monthly Comic Alive where the series ended at 2 volumes. The second series is by Makoto Fugetsu with the first volume releasing in March under Square Enix’s Big Gangan magazine.
Here is the series synopsis from MAL:
Suddenly high school student Subaru Natsuki has been summoned to another world on the way back from the convenience store. With the biggest crisis of his life being summoned to another world and no sign of the one who summoned him, things become worse when he is attacked. But when he is saved by a mysterious silver-haired girl with a fairy cat, Subaru cooperates with the girl to return the favor. When they finally manage to get a clue, Subaru and the girl are attacked and killed by someone. Subaru then awakens in the place he was summoned and notices he gained the ability “Returns by Death.” A helpless boy that only has the ability to rewind time by dying. And beyond the despair can he save the girl from the fate of death?
Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu‘s Rem celebrated her birthday last Thursday on February 2nd. Maybe next year an even bigger celebration will occur.
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