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Oculus Rift Founder Wants to Fund More Re:Zero

Re:Zero: Starting Life in Another World fans: you can count among you, apparently, Oculus Rift founder Palmer Luckey, who took to Twitter late last month to float the idea of funding more Re:Zero anime.

Luckey, who’s worth a reported $700 million, is specifically interested in funding an adaptation of the Rem IF chapters of the Re:Zero light novels.

Without going into two much spoilery detail, the IF chapters get their name from a “what if” scenario in which the third arc of the light novel series-turned-anime went in an entirely different direction. IF was originally published online and then as a Blu-ray extra.

Luckey directed his tweet at Re:Zero author Tappei Nagatsuki, who does not seem to have responded. However, Luckey tweeted again today that it’s “time to make it happen.”

Speaking of Re:Zero and VR, Rem is the subject of a VR game in which you can sleep on her lap that was released last month.

Source: ANN

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.