There are various types of Side Content in Re: Zero, all written by Tappei Nagatsuki (the author). To give a brief overview on what they are:
- EX Novels – Side story volumes that have been licensed by YenPress and are available in English. Because these are licensed, fan translations are illegal and will not be linked.
- Shop Specials – Bundled with Re: Zero volumes at select stores in Japan. Some were collected in Re: BOX (released in 2017), which has no official English release.
- Gekkan Comic Alive Stories – Bigger than shop specials, published in a magazine. These are usually adapted in EX volumes (which have official English releases) or Tanpenshuu volumes (which do not have an official English translation). To note that there could be differences between the CA version and the EX/Tanpenshuu version of the same story.
- Bluray (BD) Novels – Bundled with select Bluray volumes. They are limited editions, so they’re very expensive on the used market. There is no official English translation of these volumes.
- Databooks – Basically what it says on the tin. Books with info about characters, which is not necessarily on the anime.
- Others – Given out at events (e.g.: Rem and Ram’s birthday events that sometimes happen at Akihabara), or select OVA screenings.
The status of certain translations will be denoted with the following tags according to the following key:
- (LQ) – Low quality – This translation has various major mistakes (hard mistranslations that affect deeper comprehension of the events) when compared to the original Japanese text.
- (EMTL) – Edited machine translation – This translation has been obtained by using the output of machine translation tools such as DeepL and Google Translator, and editing it to sounds natural, with or without the help of the translator’s own understanding of the Japanese and online dictionaries;
- (TTL) – Translated from another language – This translation has been obtained by translating from a language that is not Japanese; being a second-hand translation means that a lot of the original nuance may be lost between the original Japanese and the final English translation.
Sword Demon Love Story: Wedding Day (Chapter 2)
Sword Demon’s Love Story: Duel of Picoutatte (Chapter 4)
Royal Election Prequel: Sword Saint vs Blue Lightning (Chapter 2)
Crimson Countess and Gladiator
Before Memories Priscilla Part
Bluray Novels and Databooks
[Link] (Chapter 1)
[Link] (Chapter 2)
[Link] (Chapter 3)
[Link] (Chapter 6 Part 3)
@LoremIpsumVerb (Chapter 6 Part 3)
The Head Maid’s Restless Day Off
The Day I Gave Up on Being a Following Star
Emilia in Wonderland
Ram is Order
Librarian Beatrice’s Reluctant Promise
Some Like It Cold
The World Petra Saw
Rem’s Very Ordinary Happy Day
Kararagi Girl Meets Cats
Sunlight on the Water
Royal Selection Life from Zero: The Golden Lion and the Sword Saint
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Otto’s Peddling Record of Joy and Sorrow
Kararagi Girl & Cat’s Eye
The Three Idiots Set Out! Earth Spider Episode
The Three Idiots Set Out! Cursed Goddess Statue Episode
Witch’s After Tea Party / Requirements to be a Witch
Very Very Rough Justice
Shop Specials and Gekkan Comic Alive Stories
The following listings are organized according to the Arc they may contain spoilers which, following the criteria from earlier (e.g.: if a story has an event pertaining to Arc 6, or a character that is first introduced in a certain chapter, then the recommendation will reflect that).
Heretic Translations (EMTL)
Anonymous (P15-18, commissioner)
@LoremIpsumVerb (P15-18, TL)
Puck’s Sunny Day
Emilia Camp I
Anastasia Camp I
Felt Camp I
Arc 1 Revisited
Royal Selection Prequel
Complicated Love Circumstances
Elior Forest Team
Three Idiots Set Out!
Echidna Chronicles (READ ONLY IF YOU HAVE FINISHED THE WN OR LN VERSION OF ARC 4)
Emilia Camp II
Anastasia Camp II
Felt Camp II
Witch Cult Special
Once Upon A Time
A full compilation of the “Those Remaining in the Watergate City, Pristella Reconstruction Journal” series of Short Stories can be found here.
Royal Capital Squad
Watchtower Squad II
Watchtower Squad III
During Arc 7 Chapter 54B
and Like Holding the Oni by the Neck
and Arc 7 Chapter 85
The Land of Wolves
Priscilla Camp’s Travelogue
The Dragon Nation, Alternate
Garmadoncar (P2.5, P3)
* – Interlude at the end of Volume 30; is included with modification in Arc 7 Chapter 61
** – Interlude at the end of Volume 30; relates to Death unto the Weak, No Mercy 4 and 5
*** – Interlude at the end of Volume 32; is included with modification in Arc 7 Chapter 103
EX 1 – The Dream the Lion King Saw
EX 2 – Sword Demon Love Song
EX 3 – Sword Demon Love Story
EX 5 – The Tale of the Scarlet Princess