Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 7 [The Experimental Grounds] (Part 2/2)


Translator: TranslationChicken


Editor: TranslationChicken


[Garfiel: G’job, y’passed! Went straight through! Th’Half-Witch…… Half-Elf, though I don’t like’em much, you have guts protectin her, I’ll respect that]

[Subaru: It’s good you came around…… But it really hurts! When are you going to stop patting me? Are you trying to kill me!?]

His enthusiasm unabated, Garfiel’s arm dropped, and Subaru moved a bit further away. Seeing this, the punk tilted his neck, then crossed his powerful arms, and,

[Garfiel: So cold. All that stuff is water under th’bridge now, so c’mon and forget it already. When a man acts petty it means his thing is petty too, y’know]

[Subaru: That’s the first time I heard you use an idiom that sounds familiar…… but my thing is totally none of your business! A-n-y-w-a-y!]

Garfiel shook around a little and gestured with his finger. But seeing him lift up his chin looking smug, Subaru threw his words back at him roughly.

[Subaru: You’re Garfiel, and acquainted with Roswaal, right? Even though we had a fright when we came into contact all of a sudden, there’s no more hostility between us now, right?!]

[Garfiel: Will ya quit making a fuss, it’s getting annoying. Don’t panic I won’t eat ya]

[Subaru: Who do you think will believe that after that savage attitude a moment ago haaaah……?]

Sticking his fingers in his ears with irritation, Garfiel responded to Subaru’s objections with a [Y’got a point I guess] as if understanding him. Even though he’s incomprehensible sometimes, it’s a great relief to see that they can communicate with words. And then, having escaped the dire circumstances, Subaru remembered,

[Subaru: Yeah…… Hey this is no time for that! Emilia collapsed all of a sudden, what am I doing talking normally just now]

[Garfiel: Collapsed, y’mean the Half-Elf? Oy, of course she collapsed. Where do you think this is? What you panickin’ about?]

Rushing over to Emilia’s side, he found her still asleep and breathing irregularly, as if in pain. As Subaru was worrying by her side, Garfiel didn’t seem to think much of it, and only shrugged. Noticing his knowing expression, Subaru asked [What do you mean?], which brought an incredulous frown onto Garfiel’s face,

[Garfiel: Y’already heard from Roswaal and Frederica what this place was, right? They must have…… No way, y’don’t know?]

Even as he was just beginning to explain, Subaru shook his head from side to side, and Garfiel clicked his tongue in frustration. Spitting out [Th’pervert bastard……], it was easy to see who that insult was referring to.

[Garfiel: Frederica didn’t say anything either? That’s messed up, before y’know it her personality’ll become like her owner’s. Hopeless]

Shaking his head, Garfiel snorted out in irritation. Then, noticing Subaru’s questioning eyes, he raised up his hand and said [Yeah I gettit I gettit], and,

[Garfiel: It looks pret’bad, but her life’s in no danger. Only, if you don’t want to see any more of that pain on her face, we needa get goin’ right away. I’ll guide you up to th’village]

[Subaru: When we move from here, her consciousness will return?]

[Garfiel: That’s what I been sayin’ isntit. Hurry up, we’re gonna go, oy, how long are ya gonna keep sleepin? Get up]

Even though there wasn’t much explanation, Garfiel didn’t seem intent on explaining further. Turning around without even trying to conceal his thuggish expression, he went out and gave Otto a kick. Receiving the kick, the “still-passed-out” Otto let out a painful yelp [A-uu].

[Garfiel: Yer the driver aren’t yer, son of’a. I’ll set the turned’over carriage upright, and y’drive it up to the village. If yer slow I’ll kick yer ass flying, yeah?]

[Otto: Say, what’s with this situation!? Following what I just heard, I get the feeling I’m just on the losing end of everything!]

Hearing this unacceptable version of things, Otto boiled, suddenly standing up to voice his objection to Garfiel. Considering the beating he got just a few minutes ago, this must have seemed tremendously courageous, and Garfiel, who appeared to share this opinion, turned to look at Subaru,

[Garfiel: Oy. This guy, is he always such an energetic bastard?]

[Otto: If you ask that guy there’s no way you’ll get a proper appraisal so please stop that! Can’t you just make your own observation of what I am! And apologize! Please apologize!!]

[Garfiel: Hah!? The hell, son of’a bitch’s healthy lively all of’a sudden, ya underestimatin’ me? Yeah I beat up a guy that didn’t need a beatin’, get over it!]

[Subaru: Can the two of you shut up! Emilia is still in pain, hurry up and grab the reins! And you, get the dragon carriage upright!]

While the three men were making a commotion, and started cursing at each other on the coachman’s stand… placed aside on the luggage bed, Emilia, who had been unconsciousness up to now, still didn’t wake up. However, a faint frown was stirring up on her pretty face, irritated by the noise,

[Emilia: ……Shut up]

She murmured in a little voice, as if talking in her sleep.

※ ※ ※ ※ ※ ※ ※ ※ ※ ※ ※ ※ ※

[Garfiel: Didn’t introduce m’self did I? Name’s Garfiel…… Ah, just Garfiel ‘s good. The strongest man alive. Need anything, just ask]

[Subaru: Oh, I’m Natsuki Subaru …… Eh? What was that? You said you’re the strongest? Are you saying that sober?]

As the dragon carriage got moving, sitting face-to-face inside, Subaru and Garfiel exchanged their self-introductions. Seeing Subaru suddenly pull back his outstretched hand with an astonished look, Garfiel also took on an incredulous expression,

[Garfiel: Isn’t that what I said? What’s so strange ‘bout that?]

[Subaru: No no, I just never expected to meet someone who’d straight-out say “I’m the strongest man alive”. Even so, isn’t saying that going a bit too far?]

[Garfiel: Y’don’t think I’m fit to be the strongest?]

[Subaru: Well you’re very strong I’ll admit, but if you’re talking about the absolute strongest, how should I say it…… No matter what, I have a guy who always comes to mind]

The form of that red-haired Knight emerged in his thoughts… compared to Garfiel in front of his eyes, Subaru’s mind tried to work it out. From their previous exchange, with just his bare hands, Garfiel was a formidable fighter, and could kick a house flying if he wanted to―― No, he had flipped the carriage upright with a stamp of his foot just now. But would all this be enough to contend with the Sword Saint, after all?

Even with this in mind, Reinhard’s advantage doesn’t seem to disappear, and Subaru himself wasn’t exactly sure why he held that Knight in such special regard.

[Garfiel: Hah, as you like. I’ll correct your mistaken view sooner or later, and prove with my own hands that I’m the strongest. For now, let’s just say “Th’red nosed sea-lion’s afraid o’th’cold”, and think of it like that]

[Subaru: I totally don’t know what you just told me to think about……]

Subaru tilted his neck at that last part, and Garfiel didn’t seem to be planning to explain it, and instead crossed his hands behind his head and relaxed his weight onto the back of his seat. Anyway, their conversation having come to an end, Subaru looked out the window, and brushed his fingers through Emilia’s silver hair as she slept in his lap.

While Emilia has not woken up, her expression had become more restful than before. Just as Garfiel said, moving away from that place seemed to have a positive effect. So then, the next thing on his mind was,

[Subaru: Ah, I didn’t get a chance to properly ask before but, you’re a close acquaintance of Roswaal…… aren’t you?]

[Garfiel: You must’ve heard my reputation, right? I’ll say this one more time then, out of all the people associated with Roswaal, I’m by far the strongest]

[Subaru: That’s not really the point…… But I do remember hearing you are an influential person, though]

Unless brute-force was the only reason he was considered “Influential”? Unlike what Subaru had expected, Garfiel was not much of a supporter in the political sense, but would perhaps be more of a supporter in the muscle-brained sense.

With the Sanctuary not far ahead, picking up someone who he at once needed to be cautious of, and who he could have friendly interactions with, really only added to the headache.

[Subaru: That’s just more questions I’ll need to ask Roswaal at the “Sanctuary” I guess. You know I’m supposed to be solving problems, but it feels like the number of questions just gets more and more as I go, what’s with this?]

Hugging his own head, seeing the difficult road ahead just getting more difficult, Subaru’s expression clouded over. Listening to this, Garfiel made a small click with his tongue, revealing just a small glimpse of his sharp canine teeth,

[Garfiel: “Sanctuary”―― eh]

Sensing some meaning in his murmur, Subaru’s face raised up, and Garfiel gently waved his hand. Then, he stood up, facing the direction ahead, ―― that is, towards direction of the Sanctuary.

[Garfiel: It’s because you’re gulping down Roswaal’s words whole without’a second thought, that you keep callin’ it by that name. Things you don’t know aside, the things he did tell you are all full of shit y’know that right?]

[Subaru: Even though I have the same opinion, it’s not good to gossip behind someone’s back…… Say, did he piss you off or something?]

Garfiel became visibly displeased upon hearing the word “Sanctuary”. Subaru wondered if he misspoke, and waited, but the reaction was more extreme than he anticipated.

That is, Garfiel twisted his mouth into an ironic smile that did not seem to fit,

[Garfiel: Well well, it’s about time the princess-sama wakes up now. Since we’re pretty far from the barrier]

[Subaru: What’s the barrier…… Ah, Emilia-tan?]

Just as he was about to ask his question, Subaru saw Emilia turning over in his lap and called out to her. She opened her eyes faintly, and looked around the inside of the carriage hazily. As though she wasn’t completely awake yet, she stared at Subaru with her violet eyes,

[Emilia: Morning, Shubaru……]    *(not a typo :3)

[Subaru: Just waking up is suuuper cute, Emilia-tan, but maybe now’s not a good time. How are you feeling, does your head hurt?]

[Emilia: Ehh, not at all? I don’t feel strange or anything……!]

In the middle of her answer Emilia suddenly became wide awake, and got up so fast that Subaru had to dodge his head backward. After being an inch away from banging their heads together, Subaru looked back at Emilia, who didn’t seem to have noticed how close it came,

[Emilia: A,are you alright, Subaru? I said I will protect you but I passed out……]

[Subaru: I managed it somehow, so there’s no need to worry! We came to an understanding through dialogue. People form ties with each other through conversation, and we took the first step in that regard. Though I ran into some communication problems at first……]

As Emilia was shoving closer and closer, Subaru touched her shoulder to try to calm her, while observing her as he spoke. It seems she could stand and walk, and the movements of her eyes and the color of her complexion, and her words and her voice were all impeccable. Also, super cute. Just like always.

[Garfiel: Right? Just like I said, yeah?]

And, as if waiting for Subaru to settle down, Garfiel laughed. But hearing this, Emilia suddenly jumped up in surprise, protecting Subaru behind her, as if only just now noticing the existence of this new stranger in the carriage.

[Emilia: ――Who are you!? I warn you, I won’t let you lay a single finger on Subaru]

[Subaru: Emilia-tan, it’s alright! Also would you please stop reinforcing my role as the female-lead please! My gauge can’t take much more of it!]

Pulling Emilia out of her combat mode from behind, Subaru turned to Garfiel and introduced him,

[Subaru: That’s Garfiel…… Right after Emilia-tan collapsed, he atta…… I mean came to ride on the carriage. Not that he’s welcome or anything, but he’s coming along until we get to the “Sanctuary”]

[Emilia: ……This is Garfiel? The person Frederica mentioned?]

[Garfiel: Well I am curious what she said about me, but we can put that off till later. Look, we’re coming up to th’village soon]

Hearing Emilia make the exact same comment as Subaru did earlier, Garfiel jerked up his chin without giving them time to organize the situation. He gestured, and ahead of them, the forest was opening up, and the form of the village that was their destination came into view――

[Garfiel: Be welcome, Emilia-sama and her entourage]

He addressed them with proper title ―― however, his words did not contain any of the respect or favor, and had instead been served with more of a color of disdain, and a tinge of darkness.

Without realizing it, Subaru’s gaze had turned severe, and confusion had emerged in Emilia’s. Receiving both their gazes, Garfiel opened his arms wide, his attitude unchanged,

[Garfiel: The place Roswaal calls the “Sanctuary” or whatnot―― where half-wits are gathered to spend their days, in the impasse that is the Experimental Grounds, each to their pitiful ends]

[Subaru: Experimental Grounds……?]

[Emilia: Half-wit――]

While Subaru and Emilia are each drawn to a different part, Garfiel placed a hand over his mouth covering his canine teeth which were showing, smiling, as if to conceal a terribly complicated feeling.

[Garfiel: But we, the residents, call it “The Witch of Greed’s Gravesite”. Laughable, yeah? Heh…]

Echoes of laughter, as if in self-derision, quietly resounded in the car.

Low, and faint, like a curse, like a blessing, it resounded throughout.

Listening, Subaru only silently worried about the girl next to him.

If a Witch stands in front of her path again, he must be the one to put out the flames… firmly and resolutely, he told himself.

The “Sanctuary” approaches.

――To Natsuki Subaru, and to Emilia, it was to be a place that will alter their paths forever.

-=Arc 4 Chapter 7 End=-

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Sorry I made you guys wait so long! Last week I was feeling really tired, and I took some time to rest. I mostly slept when I felt sleepy during the day and watched a few movies, which I hadn’t had time to do for a while :3

I am feeling better now, and Tynkerd (just told me he’s busy catching up with his school and didn’t get very far on Chapter 8 yet, so I’ll be doing Chapter 8 now T_T), Nicholas is on Chapter 9, and Safin on Chapter 10.

Thank you everyone so much for understanding, and for your lovely comments cheering me up when I’m feeling down. Thank you. 🙂


And thank you James Q, Spencer N, Jeffrey N, Dennis W, Luis P, Son Wukong, Raf H, David S, Thomas A, Michal Z, Peganuss S, Guillaume A, Jun P, Andrew B, Nope, Dustin F, Alexander N, Luc C, John W, anonymous Giraffe, Alexander P, Jesse A, Thong N, Gabriel D, Hunter G, Robbie panda, Xuatz, Terry F, Ristelle, Piotr H, Dohmeh, Tyler Y, Sid K, John L, Alora T, Ashley H, Lolfoollor, T.J. S, Aqua Dragon, Mark K, Ben S, Devon C, Ryan S, Quinn C, Daniel B, Zarko B, Edsel R, Aiman Z, Shippolover, Matthew K, Shahril A! Daniel H!

And Litewin, and Johnathan S :3

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117 thoughts on “Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 7 [The Experimental Grounds] (Part 2/2)

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  1. Oh mama, and I was about to go to sleep.
    I kind of knew that clown looking mage was up to something and knowing it its semi-confirmed confuses me, no more than the fact that Barusu is getting other “kind” of harem, If you know what I mean. And Garfield sounds like a rancher, or thats how I picture it.
    Seeing that you guys are working like that made me think in the Power Rangers, don’t ask me why tho, lol.
    Lovely translation as always Chicken-senpai, what a great way to end a day, my thanks to you.
    Good vibrations!

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  2. Thanks for the second part, TranslationChicken! This is my first comment and I would like to say that I absolutely enjoy reading your team’s hard work, especially because it’s mostly grammatically correct! 😀
    On a side note I spotted one tiny error around the middle of the work: “[Emilia ……Shut up]” is missing a colon I think.
    In terms of this week and your break, did you watch Dr. Strange yet?
    Have a nice day!

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    1. Hey Colin! Thanks for catching that! I fixed it now!
      At first I thought you meant Dr.Strangelove, which was one of my favourite movies! But I haven’t watched Dr.Strange yet. I watched 2/3rd of the “The Lobster” though, it’s so brilliant so far :3


  3. Welcome back chicken, looking forward to the sanctuary that I’ve been hearing so much about. Just wondering are you the only editor for the translations or does that job switch between everyone? Thanks for the translation. Cheers to good health for you

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  4. Long live the chicken.
    Awesome translation man.
    Waiting for next one.
    And don’t overexert yourself. I can wait for months if it is known that you are translating it man.
    I suppose.

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  5. Ah so Garfiel is part of the welcoming committee. What a weird welcome that is lol!! I’m going to state this again. This faction is such a mess. The communication is horrible. I have a feeling/guess that they’re going to deal with greed before gluttony.

    Anyway welcome back Lord Chicken and thank you.

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  6. Thank you, Mr. Chicken, for another great upload. I’ve been binge reading this for the past three days, and I’ve fallen in love you :$
    Great translation, keep up the good work, appreciate you guys ❤

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  7. WOW, now thats awesome didn’t expect him and subaru to become friends so quick haha, and tysm chicken dont feel down or YOUR chapter release efficiency will drop, need you to smile like garfiel always X3

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  8. Take a wild guess how many times I’ve checked the website for the newest release xD
    And every time I see that new thumbnail ❤ ❤ ❤

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  9. to be honest ive been crying myself to sleep for a week waiting for this thank you(first anime i watched got really sad and then read all your translations took like 9 hours but it was worth it)
    keep it up! hope you feel better man

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        1. There is at least 1-2 new chapter each week, but the timing of releases depends on when I can finish a section.
          When possible, I want to release every day or every other day, but when I have work and school I could only release as soon as I can.
          Each chapter takes about 30 hours to fully translate and edit, and like today I’ll have 16 hours to work on it minus some breaks, so about 14 hours.


  10. O’ Lord TranslationChicken

    I really want to thank you (and everyone else who’s helping you) for sacrificing so much time to translate this fantastic series. I think it’s amazing that you all use so much time to do this, just so we fans who aren’t adept at Japanese can read along as well. The complexity of your translations and the seamless allegories really show that you have a deep understanding of both English and Japanese, and I feel like these quality translations bring a lot of life to the story.

    Simply put: Great work so far!

    Keep up the good work, but don’t exert yourself! ^^

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    1. I knew it!

      On the way back from my father’s place, I couldn’t erase the feeling that I wrote “seamless allegories” instead of “flawless allegories”.

      This probably didn’t make much of a difference, since I’m pretty sure I was able to get my thoughts through nevertheless, but it was bugging me, and I felt a need to correct it (I couldn’t find an option to edit messages, so I made this unnecessarily long reply instead) xD

      Sorry for making you waste time reading this comment, I just had to get it off my mind xD

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  11. awesome work as always 🙂 hope u feel better and take your time, some ppl are impatient here coz they got too much free time and dont understand the moments u dont feel like doing anything at all. watching movies and laze around sometimes is good for your health (but not too much – we still need some subaru once in a while 😀 )

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  12. ”――To Natsuki Subaru, and to Emilia, it was to be a place that will alter their paths forever.”

    The goose bumps!

    Thank you translationchicken!!!!!

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  13. Thanks for the translate chicken. Please Chicken let us know if your cant translate for a day,week,couple week or a month because your tired with this small update to you makes us lessen the expectation for your work everyday and no doubt that your a also a human(maybe chicken.jk) with limitation. Just a a single update/comment from previous chapter will make our feel ease for a day and we always pray you the best of health.


  14. Thanks for your hardwork! I am familiar with manga translations but novel translations are the hardest!! By the way, some people on the comments seems like they know the rest of the story. Are they reading raw( i mean japanese) or is there another source like web novel? Anyway, thanks man, keep up the hard work(and I will keep up the easy work: reading 😀 )

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    1. There are Spoiler Summaries on the Re:Zero Wiki. A while before I started translating, I browsed it briefly, but it’s nothing compared to actually reading the Novel.
      I want to ask anyone who know the spoilers to not spoil other people in the comments :3


  15. As always Chicken Sama, Thank you very much!! Its not a problem having to wait a few days. You are too kind, you don’t have to apologise for that. Gambateh! =D

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  16. Damn…Gud chapter like always . Thank You.👍🏽💪👍💪👍🏽

    Just wanna mention something…When Garfiel said “I gettit, I gettit” I read it as “I get tits, i get tits”. I was like WTF lol.

    Next thing is Emilia saying “shut up” seems out of character.

    Last thing is…when is Reinhard gonnna get back to the story and eff everything up?!?!? 😡 I want him back.

    Anyway guys, thank you so much for translating. I appreciate it this much ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  17. Just curious, but I’m new here. When all of you are able to work on the chapters, and finish them close together, will you upload them within a day or two of each other? Or will you keep it to 1-2 a week?


  18. Just curious, but I’m new here. When all of you are able to work on the chapters, and finish them close together, will you upload them within a day or two of each other? Or will you keep it to 1-2 a week?

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    1. Right now everyone seems swamped with assignments and final exams coming up, mine’s in a few weeks too…
      I estimate if everyone has time we can get about 3 chapters out per week. On the days I’m off, I could finish a chapter in 2 days by myself if I translate non-stop, but I have work and school.
      It won’t be less than 1-2 chapters per week though.

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    1. Hah good luck!
      Yeah everyone seems swamped right now. Nicholas was supposed to be doing Chapter 9, but he went MIA because there’s so much schoolwork…
      My exams are coming too in a few weeks too. :3


  19. oooh finally we are going to escalate the story, other witch and stuff. can’t wait till he meets her. nope garfiel, i won’t accept you as the strongest.
    don’t worry chicken and the team, especially tynkerd, you have done so much for us, we can wait a few days. school is more important than anything, go learn as much as possible. we are not some ungrateful bastards, you guys don’t have to hinder your works/school/etc just for translating.
    as usual, thanks for translating

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  20. Thanks for all the handwork and time and effort you and the team all put into translating! Really am thankful and grateful that you guys take the time to do this. Currently swamped with a gargantuan amount of school work. Take your time 🙂 School is pretty important but don’t let it stop you from doing the things you love and enjoy. Many thanks again Chicken and team ❤

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  21. I know the feeling of being burned out and not wanting to continue working on a project. I do it every day (; Lol! Don’t push yourself into burn-out mode. That would be sad. While I much appreciate your updates and look forward to reading them, it is much better to take some you time than to suffer on behalf of people who don’t have the time to learn Japanese on our own. Lol!

    That being said, I love reading what your team puts together and want to thank you all. I have been following your translation for a little while but have been slammed with work. I have a moment to breathe and take a break, so I am leaving my comment to show support. I appreciate your diligence! Please continue to translate at a comfortable pace for yourself. And please don’t listen to the naysayers who want whole chapters instead of pieces. They could always wait to see if the chapter is complete before reading if it is that troublesome. I am grateful to be allowed to have a few minutes of reading between breaks and am quite happy with the way you are posting presently.


  22. Ooooh~! This is so good! Another Witch’s place and stuff. So excited for them to meet ‘her’.. Ah I love this hype moment :3 ❤
    Oh and, sorry Garfiel but I think Reinhart can beat you. Also, Emilia's "Morning, Shubaru" was so cute, hehehe :3 ❤
    Thank you for the translations, heheh :3


  23. Subaru is really on point when he says things like “I have questions but as time goes on they don’t get answers, they just grow in number”. Witch of Greed? Wait, what?
    Can’t wait to read the next ones.
    Thanks for the translations, Chicken team!


  24. Emilia is so beautiful, always eager to protect Subaru, also when she said ”Morning, Shubaru” my heart melted.


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