Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 1 [The Place They Returned To](4/5)


Translator: Nicholas Ipsen


Editor: TranslationChicken


Start Reading from Interlude II after Episode 25:

Continued from Part 3:

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On the road home, a strange, stifling gloom descended on the dragon carriage.

The carriage itself, Crusch had gifted to Subaru along with Patrasche, as another sign of gratitude. Even without the ornamentation, it was clear that it was an expensive piece of craftsmanship. But from the softness of the seats to the glamour of the interior, everything felt a bit excessive.

The spacious interior could fit ten people and still have room left over, so it’s no wonder they didn’t know what to do with themselves, with only three passengers riding inside.

In the carriage, Emilia, Subaru and Rem kept the silence. Rem was, of course, sleeping. Sitting next to her, Subaru was waiting, without even the thought of moving from his place. Perhaps out of consideration for the unconscious Rem, Emilia held back her words.

[Subaru: ……m]

This is bad, Subaru thought, crossing his arms. Though it’d be outrageous to have a lighthearted conversation under these circumstances, there is so much they need to talk about. They have to decide on their stance regarding the Royal Selection, they need to get up to date on the Alliance with Crusch’s faction, and they still haven’t even talked about what happened over the past few days.

Then there was Rem. How would she be taken care of at the mansion if no one but Subaru remembers her? Even though it’s inevitable, just the thought of what Ram might say, when she sees the unconscious Rem, sends shivers down his spine.

[Emilia: I know you’re worried, but right now I feel the atmosphere might have been better if the kids were riding with us…]

Of course, the children were also in the entourage heading back to Roswaal’s domain. But they are riding with their parents right now. If they asked about Rem, it would be difficult to explain, and what if the villagers think it’s a disease… Unfortunately, the result is the current silence.

What to do now. — It is unusual for Subaru to feel so restrained, he looked up at the ceiling thinking.

[I don’t know what, but can’t you two think of something to talk about!? Aaaah, I can’t take this awkward silence anymore!!]

[Subaru: What are you saying!? Sneaking in out of the blue!? Wait, were you there all along?]

[Otto: That’s rude! Of course I was here! Do you even remember the conditions under which I agreed to help you out!?]

Otto said in an over-exaggerated way, sticking his head into the carriage from the opening in front, sending a bit of spittle flying along with his voice. Otto was the one driving the carriage, sitting outside in the driver’s seat. He stuck his head through the hole connecting to the carriage’s interior just to comment on the quietness inside the carriage.

At Otto’s objections, Subaru tilted his head and nodded while muttering [Ah, ah]

[Subaru: I remember, I remember. Right, I remember you asked me to help you meet Roswaal, right? … Ah, but, what can I say…]

[Otto: What is it!?]

[Subaru: Well if you’re just chasing after guys it’s one thing, but when the guy is Roswaal… I’m straight by the way, and I already have Emilia, so please don’t come after me]

[Otto: That’s not why I want to talk to him at all! What do you think I am!?]

[Subaru: A trader looking for some excitement?]

[Otto: Why do you treat me like a pervert!?]

Looking at Otto as if pitying him from the bottom of his heart, Subaru shook his head sadly from side to side. Emilia, who had been quietly observing their conversation, suddenly opened her eyes wide and said with a surprised expression

[Emilia: You two… are really good friends, aren’t you? I’m surprised!!]

[Subaru: Oy, oy Emilia-tan. Please stop it with the jokes. Putting me in the same basket as this money-grubbing merchant… The only thing I’m greedy for is your love!]

[Otto: You’re greedy too then!! Ah, wait, I’m not greedy to begin with!]

[Subaru: Otto, shut up]

Sighing at the travelling merchant, Subaru got up and took hold of the flap to close the window to the driver’s seat.

[Otto: Ah, wait, don’t just treat me like I’m in the way!]

[Subaru: Ok, shutting you out!]

Pulling the flap shut with a clap, the face of the man who had been trying until the very end to say something finally disappeared. Joining his fingers and stretching his arms like someone who had just completed a rough task, Subaru turned around to see Emilia blankly looking up at him.

[Subaru: …Puh]

[Emilia: Hihahaha!]

Looking at each others faces, they suddenly burst out laughing.

For a while they let themselves be taken along by their laughter, but after a little while, their laughter started to wane, until silence once again descended upon the carriage.

At that moment,

[Subaru: Letting this heavy atmosphere be, really isn’t like me, is it?]

[Emilia: You’re right, it’s not like you at all. The Subaru I know is a much more spirited, unreasonable, lively person. So much so that no matter what I’m feeling at the moment, he completely blows all my bad feelings away]

[Subaru: I feel like that could also be translated into an airhead who can’t read the mood…]

In any case, Otto being there had actually cleared up the mood tremendously. Thanking Otto for this would probably make him angry, but nevertheless, Subaru thanked him in his mind while getting up and sitting down next to Emilia as if it were the most natural thing in the world. Seeing this put a wry smile on Emilia’s face.

[Emilia: You always just naturally sit next to me huh, Subaru?]

[Subaru: Well, it’s natural for someone to want to sit next to the girl they like, so I want to sit as close as I can, and breathe the same air as you]

[Emilia: Geez, the first half of that sentence was embarrassing, and yet somehow the second half of that sentence gave off a really bad feeling]

Being hit straight with an earnest confession of love made Emilia’s face turn red, but the pervertedness of the second half made her scowl. Leaning his head toward her at her reaction, Subaru said

[Subaru: Hmm, I was just trying to act like I always do, you know]

[Emilia: Come to think of it, I guess you’ve always been like this. It’s because you’re like this, that I’m never able to just take in what you’re saying…]

As Emilia looked at him, her voice turned into a quiet mumble, then faded completely. Subaru scratched his head, considering whether or not he should pick up the conversation…

[Subaru: Guys just can’t mentally handle being straightforward, and not pretending to be kidding around when it comes to this sort of thing. Me loving Emilia-tan, me looking at Emilia-tan in a perverted way, and me wanting to help Emilia-tan are all my true, honest feelings. You can believe that you know?]

[Emilia: I believe it, but believing and accepting are two different things…]

[Subaru: That’s fine with me, believe me, and I’ll work hard until you accept my feelings]

Thinking about it again, that was a pretty aggressive proclamation. In fact, hearing that from Subaru, Emilia’s face was blushing.

Fighting hard to remain unflustered, her cheeks and ears already turned so red that her expression couldn’t keep up. She must never have had anyone confess their unconditional fondness for her before. Of course Subaru, the one trying to hit on her, didn’t have any experience either, so his face was also completely red.

Even so,

[Subaru: Rather than walking on with a downcast expression, this is more like me. Right, Rem?]

[Emilia: …just now, did you say something?]

[Subaru: I was just thinking how nice it would be to lift up your hair so I could stare at your neck pervertedly]

[Emilia: Right there, you are trying to distract me again… You care a lot about Rem-san, don’t you?]

Subaru still trying to wisecrack his way out, Emilia’s incisive words blocked his escape. Accepting defeat, Subaru smiled bitterly, and turned toward Rem, still sleeping on the bed.

[Subaru: I do, yes. Immensely… I care about her. I’m always thinking I must do something, and I think, and I want to keep on thinking. Even though I wanted Emilia-tan to be the first in my thoughts, this can’t be ranked… I’m sorry]

[Emilia: I’m not a bad child that will get angry and throw a tantrum. I won’t get angry about something so important… I can tell just by looking, she is very important to Subaru]

Like Subaru, Emilia turned her narrowed gaze to Rem in her sleep. Her lips trembled. Then after a short moment of hesitation, she asked

[Emilia: You… like her. Don’t you?]

[Subaru: I like her. I love her. I love her as much as I love you]

[Emilia: I don’t know how I feel about this, but… Subaru, are you the kind of guy that flirts around?]

[Subaru: I thought I was supposed to be a pretty faithful guy, but having someone be so devoted to you is… a  guy whose heart isn’t moved by that, I don’t think he could have a drop of blood or tear in him]

Thinking back to the loops over the past few days, he remembered, how many times he had received Rem’s unconditional love. Receiving it all, how could his heart not move? By the time he noticed, her existence inside his heart had already grown far too large to ignore.

[Emilia: Even though you told me that you love me]

[Subaru: Just to make it clear, I love Rem a lot, but Rem still loves me WAY more, you know? She’s completely fallen head over heels for me, and I seriously can’t understand why]

Hugging his shoulders, he wondered how she could love him so selflessly. To be loved this much by a girl like Rem, was he really worth it?

He still couldn’t help but wonder why. But even so… as the man she fell for, the very least he could do, is to try to live up to what she sees in him.

Seeing Subaru’s downcast self appraisal, Emilia’s lips relaxed.

[Emilia: I think I understand her]

[Subaru: Huh?]

[Emilia: The reason Rem-san came to reeally love you. I’m sure it’s because she got to see Subaru’s good side up close, a lot. You’re kind of like a disease that sometimes becomes really incredible, and does some reeally incredible things]

[Subaru: A disease? I… can’t actually deny that]

Subaru scratched his cheek and pouted, showing his dissatisfaction. Emilia, unaffected, held her stern expression as if to say “it’s true you know”, then, closing her eyes

[Emilia: I won’t fall for you that easily you know]

[Subaru: That makes the effort all the more worth it! One day, I will make Emilia-tan go all gooey and fall for me, wake Rem from her sleep, and settle this in a nice way. Aaaah, I’m smiling just thinking about it!]

To have Emilia and Rem each pull on one of his hands, fighting over his one and only body. That would be a such a blissful, incredible sight.

Which is why definitely, definitely one day—

[Subaru: I’ll have you two pull me until I split into a thousand pieces!]

[Emilia: I have no idea what you’re thinking, but I feel like I have to say this: I’m not going to do anything like that!]

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Next Part 5/5:


Thanks to Nicholas for translating the draft for this segment!! Most of your humour actually made it into the final version because they’re just so funny the way you worded it! Really awesome!!

This is the first time I am editing from a rough draft translation, and it’s a lot of fun! Time-wise it took me 5 hours yesterday and 4 hours today to finish editing a 2000 word segment, which is about 30-50% less time than if I translate this from scratch. The important thing is, all that time is spent on editing, which I absolutely love to do! And having more time to do it thoroughly is just wonderful.

Nicholas, Tynkerd(Darren), and Safin will all be working with me starting this weekend! Tynkerd has already finished the draft for Chapter 2, and everyone is working on the drafts for Chapter 3 now(except for me I have to catch up on all the editing still!)

The next and final part of Chapter 1 is translated by Safin! I’ll try to finish editing it tonight!


Once again thank you Jonathan K, Saranyu P, Jonathan B! And Kirt T and Stephen S! and Alberto G! and Jeffrey N! And Jonty J! MattErnest A! Justin F and Oleg Z! And Michael M, and Bentley M, and Micolo C! Zachary K! Marcel O!! Luis R! Guillaume C! Krzysztof C! Martijn T! Sergeev D! Julien/Terence T! Blake L! Macaulay K, Daniel K! Martin S, Vincent M, Brian D, Tim K, Julian H! Flavio T! Lennart W! Mohammed M! William W! David M! Mark M! Dawid K! Otto B! Steve B! Jason B! Alexandre M!! Chris B! Jun P! Philip H! Laurence T! David L! Samir O! Miguel S! Nabil D!

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131 thoughts on “Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 1 [The Place They Returned To](4/5)

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      1. It just feels like an incomplete sentence or rather broken english. “Ok, I’m shutting you out!” or “Ok, you’re shut out!” might transfer the meaning of being denied/left out of the the eavesdropping, better?

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        1. Interesting!
          I never thought about what Puck did when he’s not materialized from 9-5.

          But he didn’t know to defend Emilia when she is attacked outside his business hours!
          So I think he might actually be sleeping or in a different dimension without access to this one during that time except if Emilia(or Subaru?) calls him.


  1. [Subaru: I like her. I love her. I love her as much as I love you]

    This is all it took for the anime Subaru X Rem fans (which I’m not a part of) to go wild again. Still love Rem though, but I was actually happy Subaru stood by his feelings instead of just answering someone else’s feelings and ditching his own. Oh well, if he wants a harem… this is his story after all. The fabulous legend of Natsuki Subaru!

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  2. Thank you Nicholas and chicken! This was a very moving read for me, Emilia and Subaru’s conversation was great especially when Emilia told Subaru that she can see why Rem loves him so much. Awesome work guys keep it up 🙂

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  3. I was seriously not expecting another chapter today, haha. Nevertheless, thank you for the much appreciated surprise 🙂

    Despite the downtrodden mood with Rem, things feel a bit too relaxed. I’m waiting for shit to hit the fan or something lol. Thanks again!

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  4. Oh, just got up to date. Nice to see a group has formed! If you need a group name, “Keikaku Following Chickens” could do the trick /s

    Now seriously, awesome job as always! Thanks a lot you guys! ❤

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  5. This scene went different in my mind, but it doesn’t matter, I like it as it is.
    I’m glad to see others involved in the translation and you having fun with this project, so thank you Nicholas and my beloved Chicken for giving us this translation!
    Good vibrations!

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  6. That was… a slow but INTENSE carriage ride. Loved the subtle feelings in the air… Although I ship Emilia x Subaru, this segment was a win for both teams.

    Thank you for your translation/edit work as always. I am so happy that you have assistance now! This is just the best reward after a day of work.

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  7. Thx for the chapter chicken and I can’t wait till next chapter so we can actually see Subaru’s real feelings because right now he’s with Emilia and keep them suppressed but when he’s alone…….

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  8. the holly chiken is excited right now :3
    so mutch contents are showing up and it’s not done yet !!!
    love you chiken and u too tynkerd ❤


  9. It would be great if you incorporated words like dunderhead to recreate emilia
    I know it’s hard to translate, it just a suggestion.
    I really appreciate this, thank you sir.

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  10. Subaru: I like her. I love her. I love her as much as I love you

    those words maked me simile

    i really appreciate your work but in a sentence u wrote subari i laughed so much at that i didnt expect that it was soo funny i am not saying its your fault translating all those words is a hard work after all love you guys

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  11. Hi Chicken and the translator. Thank you for everything you did here. Just want to ask how many arc is there so far for the wn??Cause i think its better to just wait all the translation to be done then only i will start reading it.

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    1. 2 people are not harem, he wants pologamy in the novel he already talked with rem about that before the whale battle and after the whale he confess he loves to rem but the anime skipped those scene

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  12. So being super super super thankful, its time for me to be Regulus and be super super super greedy (okay that was lame) but cant you also have multiple editors? that way, the process will be like, 1 chapter in three days or so while is like godspeed. not saying that this already isnt godlike speed, its just a thought
    Love you chicken

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  13. wow I had so much fun reading this am so glad i get these translations at a faster rate chicken and Nicholas did an amazing job. What a great read before sleeping much thanks Great Chicken-Sama.

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    1. It’s only weird if you’re brought up in a culture to be told you can only love one person. There are other cultures around the world and in past history that a man can love and be loved by many women without conflict. Though, more difficult the other way around, while not impossible, just that a women loved by many man are reasons why some wars existed.

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      1. It is weird if the parties involved think it’s weird. Subaru himself doesn’t know what to do with his feelings. On the one hand, he is faithful to Emilia, but he also cannot simply ignore Rem’s feelings for him. Doing his best to be faithful to his own feelings is not a bad thing, and as long as he is earnest from start to finish – then even if Emilia decides that the whole polygamy thing is not for her – then things can still end well for everyone.


  14. Oh! Subaru admitted it! Way to go Subaru. Now more of the Team Rem zealots and Team Emilia acolytes will come over to Team Triangle! You’ve served our interest well Chicken.
    On another note, it’s no surprise that there so many people working on this glorious project. Otsukari-sama deshita!

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  15. hahaha this chapter is nice. i was smiling the entire time while reading it.
    thanks team chicken. you guys are so useful whether it be as food or as translators lol


  16. “Emilia turned her narrowed gaze to Rem in her sleep. Her lips trembled. Then after a short moment of hesitation, she asked [Emilia: You… like her. Don’t you?]” i got Witch of Envy vibe from this line… that’s bad

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      1. i dunno. with the concept of rewinding time like this i can imagine something like Subaru (possible spoiler alert) being the hero sent from the past and Emelia actually being a witch of envy or something.

        but that’s just my theory
        i can imagine the writer fuck us rightttt in the asshole for one last time tho = =”

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  17. [Emilia: The reason Rem-san came to reeally love you. I’m sure it’s because she got to see Subaru’s good side up close, a lot. You’re kind of like a disease that sometimes becomes really incredible, and does some reeally incredible things]

    Just wanted to make sure.
    Are the “reeally”s in this sentence used for tonal emphasis or are they typos?

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  18. Thnx ur doing a gr8 job with the translation, and i hope we will see more of ur work……espicially stuff like these : [Emilia: You… like her. Don’t you?]

    [Subaru: I like her. I love her. I love her as much as I love you]

    And the rem fans go wild (including me😂😂)


  19. Damn this chapter was really nice! Wasn’t expecting such a reply from subaru, way to go love boy! Seems like emilia feels a little uneasy hehe 😛 He still has second thougts maybe

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  20. Great job guys.

    I know it takes many hours of hard work and sacrifice to get these chapters up.

    Keep up the good work.

    Don’t hesitate to setup an optional donation box as I’m sure some of the readers would like to show their support.


  21. I know some already commented this but dammnn

    [Subaru: I like her. I love her. I love her as much as I love you]

    I know this chapter got us raising the flag of #TeamRem (HECK IT DOES!!!!!) but I want to punch Subaru. Lol How could he say that when he clearly rejected Rem and told her that he loves Emilia.

    So, just like a normal person, you only know his/her worth if he/she is gone. Bakaaaaaa!!

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  22. [Subaru: I like her. I love her. I love her as much as I love you]
    Give me back all the tears I cried for you, Subaru. Just go die again you harem bastard.

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  23. This chapter was amazing. I knew Subaru wouldn’t leave Rem behind (not literally, but in the sense of how he feels about her) and admit that he loves her. I never believed he didn’t have any sort of feeling of love for her and only loved Emilia but, in truth, he did not realize it until late.

    After this, I don’t think Subaru will end up going with Emilia, I don’t see it happening. I know this may just seem selfish and based purely on my own preferences and thoughts, but this is just the feeling I get.

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  24. This was a good change of pace compare to the past chapters, which was all so depressing and full of hate, anger, etc.

    Subaru’s fetish leaking out on this chapter hehe~

    Thank you so much for translating!

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  25. I don’t even know what I’m reading anymore…
    I loved the Anime, it might me scour the internet for the manga only to find out it’s actually behind the Anime&LN, now I’m reading the LN but what am I even reading?
    Really… content 0, after all the drama in the first part(anime) now all I’m reading is the same old back-and-forth school girl bs as in any other LN without anything happening.

    But what annoys me most of everything is that there’s No Fucking Reason Given yet why he wouldn’t try to Reset??
    Seriously wtf is this always with the conveniently brain-dead MC???
    It’s not even that there’s something like “but he never killed himself he was always killed” No he killed himself before so you can’t even say that as an implied reason so WTF.
    Seriously this is pissing me off.
    Feels like the author just continues without content and logic, just because… w/e fuck it gosh


    1. This is the setup for the later chapters. When a new Arc begins there has to be some calm to settle the reader down, the Anime had this too at the end of arc 1 and 2.

      If you want a glimpse of how awesome the content is later on, check out some of the latest chapters.


  26. OMG, thank you so much for this translations. After the anime I read the manga, but only then realized that the end was even before the anime. Then I looked for novels in portuguese, but no succes at all, thanks god I know some english and found this piece of artwork of yours! Keep up the hard work, congrats!


  27. and subaru ending up with rem wouldnt be good bc rem is like a dog towards him while emilia at least questions his actions and the spin off or whatever chap were rem and subaru are a family and leave everything and everyone behind is really sad bc rem leaves her sister and subaru his responsibilities (basically hiding from them with being with rem) this is only my point of view but their relationship is really disturbing


  28. Poor Otto ahaha, he deserves more than being treated like this. I really liked the humor in this section! Thanks for that.


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