Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 34 [The World That Was Ending]


Translator: TranslationChicken


Editor: TranslationChicken

(Thank you Jason, John, Jeffry and Alex, Aaron for helping me with editing and proofreading in the Live Draft! <3)



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 Chapter 34 [The World That Was Ending]


He sensed the portents of incoming pain.
It was an unpleasant sensation, but ever since coming to this world, there had been no shortage of life-threatening injuries in his life. That sensation told him: these next few seconds will decide victory or defeat.

While Petra’s shriek echoed down the narrow passage, Subaru reached out his hand towards the two skewer-like things sticking out of the left side of his waist. He knew that the instant he touches them, it will begin. And so, before that, Subaru forced his mind to turn at an incredible rate.

Two darts, not fatal wounds. There were still a few seconds before the pain catches up. Petra was frozen in place. Where did the attack come from? His hand was still touching the door. The high-pitched echo went on. And, in its midst, a murderous voice had snuck into Subaru’s ears.


Before his eyes, he saw a shadow lurking in the unlighted void. Its posture was low, almost crawling, as if poising itself to strike. It was Elsa.
The projectile that skewered him through the waist was thrown from the other end of the passage. That disgustingly accurate control, aimed directly at the bowels as a matter of doctrine. He almost wanted to applaud.

A stupid thought, a frivolous idea. Why was Elsa here now? There was supposed to be a grace period. Why was she hiding in a hidden passage that no one was supposed to know about? And how did she know? All that can wait. Questions can come later. At this moment just focus on survival and force all brain cells to fire――!


No weapons, no means to intercept, horrendously unprepared and unready.
Faced with this split-second situation, there was only one thing Subaru could do――or rather, he had already decided in his heart that he would take that one action the moment he encountered Elsa, regardless of appearances.

Answering Subaru’s call, his damaged Gate rallied his body’s Mana at his chant. Black smoke spouted out from the tip of Subaru’s extended right hand―― covering the passage in darkness.
A pitch-blackness darker than light-given shadows engulfed the narrow space, instantly dividing Subaru and the immediate threat before him. The expelled smoke had no effect of restricting actual movement. Charge forward, and it will give way like brittle mist. But,


Before he could finish his taunt, the delayed attack of excruciating pain assaulted Subaru. Beginning with his left hip, the searing heat coursed throughout his body, and his scream sounded out as though the roots of his brain and his lower waist were being pierced by red-hot spits. On top of this were the consequences of spellcasting in his damaged state. Drawing more Mana than his body could afford, he felt the strength of his body sucked dry, and, overcome with exhaustion and fatigue, he fell to his knees.
Yet, it was then that something pulled him from the verge of collapse,

[Petra: Subaru――!]

A small and soft sensation was gripping onto his lifeless hand. He looked, and saw Petra worrying over him, her long lashes trembling and on the brink of tears.
Within her eyes, was fear of circumstances that were beyond her comprehension, as well as rejection of the existence of the preposterous threat closing in before her. But most of all, they held the deep colors of worry for Subaru’s safety.

The moment he recognized it, the wrenching pain of his mangled nerves and the soul-rending sense of loss were all forgotten in an instant. And before that effect could fade, he squeezed back on Petra’s hand.

[Subaru: Anyways, let’s go up――!]

Since they couldn’t go forward, their only escape was to go back the same way they came. Even Subaru himself wasn’t sure how long Shamac would last. So far, the only improvement was that his body didn’t faint after blowing out all his Mana since his body must have grown accustomed after so many uses.
Regardless, he mustn’t allow the opportunity granted by the cover of the black mist to slip away――

[Subaru: Gukh……. aagahhh!?]

The moment he stepped forward to run, again he was struck by the pain of something sharp gouging into his flesh.
Turning his eyes to the source of the pain, he found four more metal darts nailed into his back from his right shoulder to the base of his neck. Fortunately, the piercing wounds weren’t deep, but the pain of having multiple darts as thick as his pinky fingers burrowed into his flesh was only intensified by the sight.

[Subaru: She can see……!?]

She could see through Shamac’s smoke? For an instant, Subaru thought this, but he immediately realized that could not be so. Then, intuitively, he understood what Elsa must have done from the other side of the fog.
Having judged the black smoke to be a threat and deciding that diving in would be dangerous, Elsa had blindly thrown her darts through the mist without aiming at anything in particular.

The passage was narrow enough to be filled with three Subarus side-by-side. If she had the control to aim at the very center of the passage, there was a high probability of hitting somewhere on his back.
The moment he realized this, Subaru yanked on Petra’s arm and embraced her against his chest. [Hya!] she squeaked, and just as she got out of the way, the same metal darts as the ones sticking to Subaru’s body whizzed past.
If he hadn’t pulled her away, the darts would have lined up precisely with her head.

[Subaru: Fuck my life……!]

Spitting out saliva laced with blood, Subaru shook his head as he sprinted down the passage towards the Mansion, pulling on the lagging Petra’s arm to force her onward.
His vision was flickering in pain. The world was flashing black and red. A thin blue light was glowing from the dim passageway. That, and the alternating red and black blended into one as the world grew indistinct.

Only a single moment of attack and defense had completely depleted Subaru’s energy and stamina.
Even if he returned to the Mansion like this, he would have no immediate means of breaking out of this situation. And, relying only on the hope in front of his eyes, he clenched his jaw and continued to run.

The terror coursing up his neck in that instant was perhaps the sensation of impending death, which was only perceptible due to his countless experiences with “Dying”.

[Subaru: ――――!]

With that terrible fear guiding his neck to turn, his black pupils saw the tracks of death.
“Slicing through the air” would be too simplistic of a description, for the incoming blade was slaying through the air. The curved blade that was the greatest and vilest weapon in Elsa’s arsenal――the Kukri knife, bearing down with its own momentum, was spinning vertically with tremendous speed towards Subaru and Petra’s backs.

A velocity that made reaction impossible. Sheer power that made parrying unthinkable.
Faced with such a thing, the fact that Subaru could make this sudden motion with his arm was nothing short of miraculous.

He reached out his right hand to catch the tip of the knife with his fingers, and indeed managed to pinch it between his index and middle finger――but without reducing even a fraction of the blade’s velocity or power, the middle, ring and pinky fingers on Subaru’s right hand scattered into the air.
The knife went on to cut vertically through Subaru’s arm straight from the wrist to the elbow, splitting it in two. The chopped off outer flap of the arm slammed into the wall, as the spraying mist of blood dyed the passage and Subaru in dots of red. Screaming. Shrieking. Creating a noise that made one wonder if his throat will break, rip and crack.
His vision filled with red, and his molars fractured under the force of his clenching jaws. He lifted his half-sheared arm. It was red. Only red. He saw something white. But it was instantly turned red. He couldn’t think of this thing as belonging to him anymore. It was only an unnecessary object, giving off pain.

Cut it off. Go away. I have no use for an organ that only gives off pain. I don’t want you. Go away, begone, fuck off. Fuck you! Just die! die! die!―― a touch.
There was the touch of a hand holding onto his. Opposite the limb of nothing but pain, there was still a warmth here. The moment he felt it, his scream stopped. His throat was broken. The neurons in his brain, having gone far beyond their capacity for feeling pain, bursted. He forgot the pain. But not that warmth.

Drawing in his arm, he swung out his steps, and shaking his throat that had lost its voice, Subaru ran through the passage painted with blood. Legs. So heavy. Arms. So heavy. Was he pulling them, or were they pulling him? He didn’t even know. Didn’t know. Didn’t know. And didn’t want to know.

End of the passage. Back to the staircase. Run up the spiralling stairs and he will be in the Mansion. What will he do once he’s in the Mansion? Who will, who could, who can help him there, Emilia, Rem――?

[Subaru: i… wi..ll……!]

Not let it end here. It is not over yet. It cannot end yet.
He couldn’t see a way. He didn’t find anything. He tried to reach, but hadn’t grasped a thing. But how could he throw everything away here?

He looked up. It was a long way to the top of the spiralling stairs. His legs were tangled. His tongue was numb. Life was draining through the blood dripping from his arm. Eroding, fading, he drew up the warmth of his left hand. And,

[???: ――baru-sama!!]

The call of a wild beast. And the sound of a heavy object landing from above. On the steps in front of Subaru’s eyes, he saw a broad back. Shrouded within the smoke and dust, was an expensive black apron-dress. Her long golden hair swaying in the icy wind, she rose up from her crouched landing.
Seeping through the stern face that turned around―― was a familiar emotion of worry,

[Subaru: fre…deric……]

[Frederica: Don’t talk! That wound is…… too serious]

Just as he recognized her and tried calling her name, Frederica’s face turned pale at the sight of Subaru’s wounds. She looked painfully at Subaru’s half-sheared-off right arm, and then, trailing her eyes over the blood that covered half of his body,

[Frederica: a……]

With a gasp so quiet as to disappear, she swallowed her breath. That was probably how shocking Subaru’s dreadful state was. By now, owing to the endogenous anesthetics flooding through his brain, Subaru himself had already lost sensitivity to the pain. Breathing raggedly, there was saliva endlessly dripping down the corner of his mouth. Spitting out the overflowing bloody foam in his mouth, Subaru was trying to tell Frederica something,

[Subaru: auuoAgh――!]

[Frederica: ――Careful!!]

From across the darkness, the Kukri knife came slashing once more.
The revolving blade pregnant with death was aimed directly at Frederica’s head. Seeing the shimmer of steel, Subaru raised his voice, and Frederica reacted by drawing something from her waist. With a flash―― the darkness of the passageway was scattered by sparks, and the curved blade was deflected with a high-pitched ring. What had achieved this was,

[Frederica: It seems we have an intruder]

Crossing her arms as she said this―― there were now clawed gauntlets attached to Frederica’s hands. From that self-possessed reaction, it would seem that she was facing a familiar prey.
In a way, that rugged equipment was all too fitting for someone like Frederica. Ripping the air as she readied her arms before her, Frederica looked back at Subaru,

[Frederica: Get to the Mansion. Signal when you’re at the top. Then I’ll disengage]

[Subaru: bu…t……]

[Frederica: With your injuries you’ll only get in the way. ――Please take care of Petra]

Though he wanted to stay, Frederica’s final pleading words pushed Subaru from behind. Swallowing the rest of what he was about to say, Subaru pulled Petra’s tiny body close. Compared to dragging her by the arm as he ran, he could be faster if he held her. Petra entered his arm without resistance, and Subaru backed away towards the stairs,

[Subaru: d…on’t die……]

[Frederica: Of course not. ――I’m not halfway through yet]

Dragging his legs, reluctant to leave, Subaru dashed up the stairs with his sights set on the top. Making his way up the spiral, the sounds of blade clashing on blade followed him from below. The narrow space robbed Elsa of her mobility, so in a direct confrontation it would be a match of raw power. In that case, Frederica may even have a chance of winning―― at least, that was the hope he wished to cling to.

Spitting out his crushed molars, Subaru cursed at his useless legs. Faster, defter, every second he spent climbing the stairs brought Frederica a second closer to her fate. Faster faster, to the top, to the top, to the top――

[Subaru: I…m……here!!]

Reaching the top, panting with ragged breaths, his knees dropped onto the carpet. Crawling in that collapsed state, he stuck his head into the passage and shouted down the stairs.

[Subaru: fre, derica! Now――!!]

He could seal the passage to cut Elsa off as soon as Frederica reaches the top of the stairs. Realizing this as he shouted, Subaru turned and tumbled toward the statue-switch that controlled the door. Taking its head in his hand, he waited for Frederica to fly out of the gap. But――

[Subaru: ――wh]

The overwhelming crashing roar of a tremendous impact and collapse lashed onto Subaru’s ears. Falling building materials breaking into each other spewed up a swirling plume of smoke as it sent tremors through the entire Mansion.
What happened… Subaru left the statue’s side and returned to the passage. Then, peering inside―― he saw that the winding, spiraling stairs had collapsed as if having vanished into thin air.

[Subaru: This…… a]

This destruction was not the consequence of shoddy architecture. Breaking off so cleanly without causing the slightest damage to the passage itself, it was nothing like an unanticipated collapse. It was by design that the stairwell collapsed on its own when some mechanism was activated.
Perhaps it was meant for covering one’s tracks after escaping, or, like now, to guard against the passage from being used as an invasion route, though he couldn’t be sure which it was. The only thing that was certain was that,

――At this point, Frederica could no longer come back up.

The possibility of Elsa coming up the stairs had been eliminated, yet it also meant that Frederica had doomed herself. Maybe she could defeat Elsa through pure combat strength and come back around the mountains, but Subaru knew, deep down, that this was impossible.

The moment Subaru thought this, his forgotten wounds twinged with pain as he spat out clots of blood. The darts that burrowed within his neck, shoulder, and waist began to eat at his flesh. He tried to pull them out, but his fingers kept slipping, and the fear of mass bleeding made his fingers tremble unresponsively.

[Subaru: no..w’s not… the time to be doing this…….idiot, I’m……]

There was no time to stop his feet or his thoughts. Whether Frederica’s survival was doomed still depended on Subaru’s next actions.
Enduring the pain and propping himself on his knees, Subaru tried to stand himself up. But suddenly, he remembered Petra who should still be in his arms. He was holding her when he fled into the office, but where had she――

[Subaru: Pe, tra……?]

Turning his head around, Subaru found her on the opposite end of the room―― Petra was near the statue. She was lying on her side as if sleeping. He must have inadvertently dropped her in the chaos.
Perhaps she lost consciousness from exhaustion, and would not respond to Subaru’s calls. Most likely, in a state of extreme fear and fatigue, she had fainted.

As much as he was worried about Frederica’s safety, he must follow her instruction and keep Petra safe. Forcing his trembling knees to stand, Subaru dragged his legs to where Petra had fallen. And, picking up the little girl from the floor,

――He saw the curved blade sticking out from the back of the fallen girl’s head to the base of her neck.

Large volumes of blood had seeped from the wound, and a part of her brain had spilled from the fracture in the back of her head. Her soft, chestnut colored hair had been dyed the deep shade of blood, and her gentle, warm palm will never move again.
He held up his right hand. A miserable clump of flesh missing three of its fingers. When he reached out to stop the curved blade, it had passed right through his arm and struck Petra. Even offering up this much, he hadn’t protected anything.


From his shattered throat, he howled out that bloody wail.


※ ※ ※ ※ ※ ※ ※ ※ ※ ※ ※ ※ ※


Limping across the Mansion’s carpet, Subaru headed toward the West Wing with the expression of a ghost. Cradled within his arms was Petra’s corpse. He had covered her with a white sheet, so that no one would see the sight of her death.

The look of surprise was still frozen on her lifeless face, which proved the sole consolation that her death was instantaneous. It would have been too cruel if she had to experience the same pain as Subaru on top of losing her life. But he couldn’t save her. There was no consolation to be found anywhere.

[Subaru: iIii……]

Didn’t he come back so that he could save everyone in the Mansion? Didn’t he resolve to do everything in his power to help them?
Once again, he had allowed Petra to be caught in this spiral of death. This was already the third time Subaru had seen Petra die―― all of those times, he could have done something to prevent the way they ended.

But unlike last time, when everything was initiated by the Witch Cult, this time, there was a decisive difference.
If Subaru didn’t want Petra to be caught in this spiral, he could have opposed Frederica’s decision to take Petra as an apprentice.
He should have known the danger of being at his and Emilia’s sides.

[Subaru: if i… if only…… there’s no end to them]

If he were to talk about what he should or could have done, it would go on forever. Subaru knew this. And yet, although he knew, Subaru’s weakness was such that he could not bear but to think about them.

In accordance to those broken thoughts, his steps dragged on heavily. The unstoppable flow of blood left a trail of dark-red spots on the carpet, and every single step sent wrenching pain grinding at his nerves.
One step, and then another, the sound of his flesh and spirit shaving away, pain. Even receiving this punishment was a grace. If Subaru had sinned, then Subaru deserved to be punished.
So that the girl in his arms, the woman who stayed so Subaru could escape, and――

[Subaru: rem……]

At the end of his path, the girl who went on sleeping ――no calamity must be permitted to touch her.

The West Wing. At last, he had reached the servant’s quarters. Despite choosing the shortest path from the office on the highest floor, it felt like it took a lifetime to drag his wounded body here. The room he was trying to reach was opposite the stairs, at the furthest end of the hallway.
What he would do once he got there was not on his mind even now. His only objective was to get there. His only objective was to touch the girl lying there ――for he had already lost the will to live.

He had lost too much blood, and carried away with that flow of blood, his determination and resolve had already drained from his body. This time he had lost too much. Shrouded in this sense of loss, he didn’t seem to be even capable of raising his head as he walked.
So, at least, let it end by her side.
By the side of the only girl in this world whom Subaru could reveal his weakness to.

Dragging a trail of blood behind him, half leaning on the wall, turning that meager intent into obsession, Subaru’s body arrived in front of his destined room―― in front of Rem’s bedroom.
Setting the cradled Petra down against the wall, he pulled aside the sheets and closed her eyelids. It was the only thing he could do to dress up her appearance in death. Touching her cheek, and lightly tracing his finger on her lip, he lowered his head at her cold empty vessel,

[Subaru: Sorry…… i’m so sorry…… I’m a stupid… useless……h]

There should have been a way, but Subaru’s own stupidity didn’t allow him to see it. The result was Petra being the sacrifice, and his words of apology could no longer reach her.
His falling tears landing on Petra’s knees, Subaru shook his head, and lifted the sheets over Petra’s lifeless face once more. Then, standing up, he turned around.

[Elsa: ――I think it was rather mean to leave me there like that]

On the other end of the hallway, stepping on the same stairs Subaru had just limped down from, was a gorgeous black haired woman. Playing with the ends of her long black braid with the fingers of one hand, she dangled her blood drenched Kukri knife from the other .
A black mantle over a black bodysuit. She was wearing the same combination as when he saw her in the Capital. She was supposed to have been fighting Frederica, but there was not a single trace of battle visible. Whether it was in terms of wounds, or fatigue.

The fact that she appeared here―― and the way she appeared, undeniably proved what must have happened to Frederica.
Adding one more to the list of people his apologies could not reach, all Subaru could do was look up to the ceiling, cursing his own incompetence.

[Elsa: You managed to walk this way with those wounds. I’m very impressed]

[Subaru: is… there a prize for that? your life would do fine……]

[Elsa: Can I take that as a profession of love? That my life is your heart’s desire?]

[Subaru: i’ll trample it to mush… hand it over……]

Wanting to vomit at Elsa’s non-sequitur reply, Subaru glared at the murderer as he stood himself up against the wall. Turning up his gaze, he locked Elsa’s face in his sights. Her eyes were looking up and down Subaru’s torn-up body,

[Elsa: The aroma of blood, the scent of rage, the fragrance of Death…… ahh, you are exquisite in every sense. Your intestines are exactly to my liking too, I’m all too pleased to say]

[Subaru: abnormal bitch…… what’re you going on about……]

Embracing herself, with an expression of ecstasy on her face, Elsa looked at Subaru with a gaze that could not contain its arousal. Even though she was a beautiful woman, those deranged, abnormal eyes injected only disgust and horror into Subaru.
Seeing an emotion of rejection surfacing on Subaru’s face, Elsa retained that debauched glamour on her cheeks,

[Elsa: It’s nice to talk to you, but…… I wouldn’t want to be scolded for losing sight of my objective. That spirit and the Half-Witch girl I met in the Capital, do they happen to be home?]

[Subaru: You should’ve phoned in before coming, would’ve saved you the trouble. We would’ve hired some mercenaries and put on a grand big welcome]

[Elsa: You’re not going to answer. Then, I better ask your bowels]

Opening her red lips, sensuously wetting it with her peach-colored tongue, she lifted up her knife, and smiled in ecstasy as she licked the drops of blood off the side of its blade.
Then, lowering her posture, she made the blade scream as she dashed forward like a spider. Too fast. Can’t imagine intercepting at all. But,

[Subaru: Like hell am I gonna die at your hands……!]

Saying this, Subaru pushed open the door to Rem’s bedroom.
Elsa furrowed her brows at Subaru’s action, unable to understand, and he felt just the slightest satisfaction to see that reaction.

He had already resigned himself to the fact that there was no way out. His wounds were deep, and he could not stop his life from seeping sway. The fate of this loop was like a candle flame in the wind. In that case, at least he will not give Elsa the satisfaction.
He had no wish to die by those blades. If he will fall into Elsa’s hands, he would rather die first. But before that, he will not allow her to be violated.
It would be a euphemism to call it “the bitter choice”, but it would mean nothing more than a one-sided lovers’ suicide.

If the alternative was the way Petra and Frederica fell under Elsa’s blade,
Then, in this world that was ending, he will at least dispatch her with his own hands――

[Subaru: and follow you right after……]

She will go on ahead, and he will follow behind. With this resolve, he turned into Rem’s bedroom――

[Subaru: ――huh?]

――Lined with bookshelves, row on row, the Forbidden Library welcomed Subaru as he was preparing for the end.


-=Chapter 34 End=-


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Petra ;-;


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  1. I was reading this on the live draft and saw the hints on ”no resistance” and ”it would be faster if I carry her ( or sth like that )” .
    That was a little heartbreaking . Frederica tried to save a corpse and actually killed herself for that ( well for Subaru as well but probably mostly Petra ) . Really sad .

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  2. HOLY FUCK THIS WAS INTENSE. Tappei is a brilliant writer and you’re a wonderful translator, I cringed in pain at some of those descriptions. And the writing really got my heart beating. Thanks, Chicken! Can’t wait to see what happens next. Whewee

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  3. This is the first chapter that I was caught up on (and so read via the Live Draft)! Seriously, I couldn’t have picked a more suspenseful and painful chapter to read one update at a time!! So excited to see where this goes!

    Thank you Chicken-sama and all of the other awesome translators & editors & proofreaders & readers & commentators & so on

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  4. Not like this. NOT LIKE THIS! However, it seems like the constant deaths are starting to improve Subaru’s reactions, so not long until he is completely op!

    But seriously man, thanks for the translations, I don’t comment on things, ever, so this is a big deal. Keep up the awesome work!

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      1. Op ? I wouldn’t say something like that . Not even close .
        I mean how you define ”op” with Reinhard in the same universe .

        Also now that I think more about it Return By Death is an op ability and this is all you need to be labeled as ”op character” in my opinion , and because of that the rest of the power ups he got so far seem a little minor in frond of this one . But he has room to grow in terms of power so in the future he will be reaaaally op .

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  5. huh,i thought he entered rem’s room,but he entered the forbidden library.2 much suspense.what a cliff always thanks for the translations


  6. Hey chicken, when should I expect the next release? I don’t think i can handle this suspense anymore, i might die before you release it

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  7. I know I’ve already read this, Chicken. Just here to let you know one thing. I left a comment proof reading chapter 33, and it’s been buried in the other comments by now. Just to let you know, and I can repost it here if you want me to. (Name is no longer in Hiragana because this phone doesn’t have a Japanese keyboard on it yet)

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  8. I can’t wait to see what’ll happen though. Will Subaru be able to go through with killing Rem? Will Beatrice heal him? Will Elsa get into the library and kill Beatrice along with Subaru? Is Beatrice protection Rem? Is Beatrice already dead? FIND OUT NEXT TIME, ON DRAGONBALL no.

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    1. I think that his wounds are too fatal for her to heal . He wouldn’t accept it anyway .
      I believe that Beatrice can teleport only the library and nothing else . Maybe the original room as well ( now that I think about it where is the original room ?! in a different dimension maybe since in the anime Beatrice said she could do it . If you are inside the room and try to leave what will happen ?! So many questions . ) . So I don’t think she will protect Rem . But we haven’t yet seen her try to protect 2 rooms in the same time so I don’t know .
      Beatrice can’t be dead since the library changed places .
      And as for the possibility that Beatrice will kill Subaru I will say sth that another commend said ”she’s not that heartless I suppose” . Although Subaru might ask for it but it will not happen .

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      1. I always wondered that in the case of different dimension rooms like the library, if you look through the window of the original room would you see the library inside or rem. Since the library just basically connects the door through a different dimension the room where rem is should still be intact in the same place. ???? I’ve been thinking about that since i was young ????


  9. So Frederica saw that Petra is already dead and just wanted Subaru to have an escuse for saving himself since he taught that Petra is still alive?


    1. Or she didn’t know about since she didn’t manage to saw Petra’s back and killed herself for corpse .
      I mean seeing Subaru in this state making him carry Petra’s body might slow him down and maybe kill him . But there is the other thing that is she has said the truth right there Subaru would flip and couldn’t leave anyway .
      I am not sure . Both of the possibilities are equally sad .

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      1. When Subaru sacrificed his hand to protect her ,and it just ended up cutting his hand and then going from his palm , to elbow and finally to Petra’s head .


  10. Wow. Thats a real improvement there. I don’t think he has ever not immediately died without a fight, but he sorta fought back this time. Hope he dies though. if he just survives to see everyone permanently dead that would suck.

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    1. Remember that one time that he was stabbed in the back by larry, together with moe and curly (lol) he immediately died. This is definitely a huge improvement or maybe his return by death is not currently working since because the witch’s fluids or the witch gene is finally taking effect, just something to think about


  11. Just real quick commen. Sometimes there was a kind of direct speech without it being titled as one. I were quite confused if Subarus talking or not. Atleast it sounded like he would be

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  12. Oh, damn… Hope he doesn’t just walk into library and shut the door, leaving a bored maniac to her own devices.
    He walked all the way to kill Rem before she is found and killed by Elsa. But instead he just led her to Rem’s room. Just beyond fucked up… Should have just jumped out of a window, poor ass.

    Thanks, uberchick. The glory is rightfully yours!

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    1. Actually Subaru doesn’t want Elsa to torture / play with Rem so he wanted to ”kill” her before something like this happens .

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      1. I’m just thinking how he’s gonna kill rem with one hand only in just a split second before elsa arrives


    2. Well he initially thought that he wanted to see rem before dying, i mean anyone wouldn’t be able to think straight when you’re on the verge of death and in excruciating pain


  13. Is the light novel diverging from the webnovels? Well, the WNS are so good that I can’t think of it getting any better, I never trusted anything that changes the main story for whatever reason. Don’t the Japanese learn from the sales failures of the many anime with plot raped?
    Few reads can make my blood boil like this.
    Could only get better with another chapter xd

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  14. Hmm it doesnt even matter that beako let him in the library though since two people died hes going to have to restart either way. Maybe he will get useful info before he restarts?

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      1. That isn’t quite right, chicken-sama? I thought we kinda got teased that Beatrice could perhaps skip the Authority of Gluttony (No Spoiler cuz we learned what the ability is, so Im assuming its the same ability that let others forget about the other “realitys”. Afterall we have seen Sloth and Shamac und Subaru.) and that’s the reason why she doesn’t want to talk to subaru anymore or see him die anymore and all that stuff? I know there was quite another explanation from her but i guess ur gettin my point.

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      2. @Anonymous

        None of that stuff requires you to perceive alternate realities to know. In the case of Gluttony’s victim, her pocket dimension isn’t affect by the effects of his Authority.

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        1. I never thought of it that way, since she pretty much resides in a different dimension the authorities doesn’t affect her huh nice thought.


      3. #B-kun
        I was asking myself the exact same thing . It would probably be the best solution . Maybe something painless . He could get it by asking a person how to make it and then the next time he had the chance he could make it .

        The thing is that being optimistic is a part of Subaru’s character and planning for his future will the ”i will die many times for sure ” mindset doesn’t suit him . Also if he wanted to make every life of his count it wouldn’t really help to have a pill like that since first he wouldn’t want to leave the rest of his friends like that , second it wouldn’t help for him to get even more information and third how do you explain why you have such a thing in you ?

        There is one more reason that I could add , but it doesn’t have to do with how Subaru feels directly and it needs a spoiler to back it up a bit . Also it is a minor reason .

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        1. I’m also worried how we don’t know how his save points are activated, what if he returned to death and his save point is a point that he’s dying which would be a horrible infinite loop of suffering


  15. This chapter was heavy, im not gonna lie. Last time it was this heavy was when Rem confronted the 2 sins with the despair that came afterwards.
    But its beako time, finally.. I hope it goes into the direction i think it goes, its about time, to think this would be the sacrifices for this to happen :/

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    1. This is the beginning. Not gonna spoil, but from here on all the way to chapter 50~ the suspense will not stop. Each chapter will double the previous one.


  16. After reading that part again, does that mean after having is arm sliced, Subaru was dragging/holding Petra’s dead body?


  17. And here I am,
    Curious about how he is going to kill Rem.
    Bit I think it’s better if Elsa killed Rem instead of Subaru. Cause Elsa’s way of killing is more artistic.

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    1. Haha, poor girl. First playing twister with the creepy cultist dude. Now the sexy psycho lady plays with her guts.

      There should have been a:

      [Rem: Fuck my life……]

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  18. I kinda accidentally spoiled myself to what takes place between Elsa and Subaru but because of that I’m anticipating something interesting in the next few chapters.

    I didn’t want to spoil it so that’s why my wording might seem weird.

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  19. I just knew he’d enter the Forbidden Library.
    But damn this chapter was brutal (in more ways than one). Can’t wait for the next one.

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  20. So is letting Subaru in now of all times Beako’s way of saving Rem?

    (Assuming the door is still open, Rem is hidden atm. Hell, when the library appears what happens to the room it replaces? Either moved elsewhere in the mansion or stored in ‘hammerspace’? LOL)

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  21. OMG freaking amazing you guys seriously are awesome wow no words to express the shear gratitude for you guys and what you bring us the fandom for re zero and translation chicken amazing job

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  22. Rem!!!!!! Rem!!!!! This would have been so perfect If when Subaru opened the door and on the other side was rem dressed in her maids outfit ready to save Subaru and kick Elsa’s ass for him.. Petra and federica would be dead.. But come on….rem would make us forget about them quickly


    1. That would be great but I don’t think rem can kill elsa plus if was awake and ready to kick ass she would have a baggage while fighting which is subaru


  23. Man I’m starting to fall for Elsa now, the more pain he goes through, the more he suffers, the more loss and hate and rage, the more he embraces the witch, the stronger he will become

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  24. Doesn’t Elsa know the secret that if she opens all the doors she can get into the Forbidden Library, but I suppose Beako doesn’t know that yet.

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    1. No the door to the forbidden library can change any time so even if you open all the doors in the mansion you might not make it, that’s why no one can enter when beatrice concentrates on moving the door.

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      1. If you leave all but one door open though, Beatrice can’t shuffle around the entrance… Who do you think knows this?


      2. I don’t think it was mentioned anywhere that this is the weakness on Beatrice ability .

        Unless you know what will happen .


      3. If you read the synopsis for the 4 Arc, you’ll find out that [Careful don’t put spoilers in the comments, I’ve edited it out :3 -tc]. Beako is not omnipotent in her door swapping [Careful don’t put spoilers in the comments, I’ve edited it out :3 -tc]


  25. F..K ME that was Intense! I was crying and shaking like crazy. You would think I would be used to Subaru getting butchered by now but apperently not. Poor Petra T.T that was when the tears started coming. I was not expecting that twist at the end where Rem’s room turned out to be the forbidden library. I CAN’T WAIT to read more. Thank you for your hard work because this was well worth any kind of wait.

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    1. I can already imagine him walking in and closing the door. Then Elsa tries to follow him and finds Rem… f*uck, I don’t want to imagine any more.

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  26. “Spitting out his crushed molars, Subaru cursed at his uselessly legs.”
    Uselessly should be useless. First mistake I’ve noticed in one of these so far.
    Thanks for another great chapter, and holy crap that was an intense one.

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      1. How is that not worrisome if the checkpoint or I don’t know what its name change to after she came or to the point he enter the room then it’s the end for those two i hope he just die in any way I haven’t wanted him to die like that since that time rem was killed by the sloth representing guy in the anime 😭😩


      2. @blackysensei9
        You see, checkpoints are meant to save him in a position far from imminent danger, of right after the danger is cleared (like the White Whale).
        Last time he was gutted by Elsa, was two days in the future from the current point. So the only way for him to get ‘saved’ after coming to Mansion is to kill Elsa, which is not going to happen, I think.


      3. #B-Kun
        Subaru’s checkpoints are not really created with Subaru’s wishes in mind .
        The checkpoint are meant to help Subaru surpass a difficulty sure , but the way they are set are based on one and only thing .
        ”When Subaru makes a significant step forward to the direction the one gave him his powers , then a checkpoint happens ”

        For example : the current checkpoint is right after he completed the first trial , which is one of the main objectives for him to save the villagers and Emilia . If he have done it 3 or 4 days after he wouldn’t be able to stop Elsa no matter what .
        This is why Rem is still in a coma . Because Subaru’s checkpoint happened as soon as he won against Betelgeuse and saved Emilia and the kids , while at the same time Rem was fighting with Gluttony and Greed .

        Long story sort Elsa is not a danger to Subaru’s life , directly at least , and the checkpoints can ignore her completely , and they don’t care about the danger on others ( minus Emilia I guess ) or dangers that will come in the future .


  27. “Spitting out his crushed molars, Subaru cursed at his uselessly legs. Faster, defter, every second he spent climbing the stairs brought Frederica a second closer to her fate. Faster faster, to the top, to the top, to the top――”

    Should be “useless” legs, friend.

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  28. “The projectile that skewered him through the waist was thrown from the other end of the passage. That disgustingly accurate control, aimed directly at the bowels as a matter of doctrine. He almost wanted to applaud.”

    This is truly an amazing translation. Thank you taking the trouble to find just the right words

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  29. What exactly was his plan at the end? It looked like he was trying to protect Rem, but he opened the door to her room with a mass murderer in front of him?

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      1. He wasn’t going to strangle her with one hand, I hope? Don’t remember him carrying any weapons. As for suicide he still has an option to try and bite off his tongue.
        This is too sick even to think about.

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      2. I guess everyone forgot that he got the knife from Petra’s head . I guess everyone wants to forget about this huh .

        But if you don’t remember him carrying any weapons then how do you think hat he would be able to kill her ?! I mean there is no other way to do it .


  30. I just wanna say that I’m very very happy that you translate the Web novel for us. I love rezero and idk what I would’ve done if I had to wait years for a second season XD I just wanna thank you for your hard work and uhhhh I’m sorry I’m not good with praising people 😅 ur just amazing

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    1. No . Subaru knows about Rem because of his ability .
      Although Al might know about it and don’t reveal it , or just Subaru didn’t ask .

      But I am pretty sure that it is linked to Subaru’s ability … also Al might be Subaru …


  31. Well, here’s a thought. When an enemy infiltrates your castle via a secret escape route, it’s 95% chance of a treason. It’s safe to assume someone leaked the whereabouts of the entrance to Elsa.
    Who, and what for?
    Emilia and Puck are her targets, but she didn’t know they left the Mansion few days ago, so it’s not someone from Arlam village, or she got her intel prior to their leave. Only the select members of household are supposed to know about the passage. Even Subaru was not trusted with the knowledge. Though, of cause, she might have found and interrogated a former servant…

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    1. My money is on Roswaal. He’s a noble who dresses up like a clown after all. You’d have to be crazy to trust THAT.


  32. Hoooolllly absolute shite!! Subaru finally got into the library, but now’s really not the time XD. Sometimes, when Subaru gets in this deep I just really want to see him die already so aaallll thiss suffering could just end and he could restart. Ugh. Poor Petra… It’s times like this when you pray for Subaru’s death 😥

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  33. Wow…. Except for the deaths of Petra and Frederica, hopelessness of Subaru, and of course Rem’s safety. This chapter is just so intense, and thrilling. Love the action parts, but that brutal, painful, desperate, and exhausting chase was so exciting… Especially when Elsa threw those darts and kukri knife, so powerfully and deadly, slicing through the wind and her target.. OooOoooohhh!
    How in the world did Elsa pull that off?? Is she even human?? If she is, then wow! she is one badass assassin!

    Well, at least now Subaru can get more info from Betty before he dies to restart the loop and choose a different route.

    Thank you for the awesome and exhilarating chapter, Chicken!! ❤ 😀
    Hoping for more exhilarating and emotional chapters like this in the future! 🙂

    Ok, kinda unrelated, but I ended up imagining Re Zero's Elsa vs Elsa from Frozen…. Hahah… Ok.. It did not end well with Elsa from Frozen…

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  34. I think this chapter is taking too long and soo manu chapters just to subaru figired it out to deal with elsa I think but still thank you soo much chicken sama btw your Translation is far more awesome and I can’t believe it you translated it the Whoke chapters no Part 1 etc NICE WORK AS ALWAYS ❤ ☆☆☆☆☆♡♡XD

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  35. Hey Chicken. I’m just another one of your fans of your translation. I just wanted to say thank you for taking time to provide me and many others with the tale of Re: Zero that most of us English speaking natives wouldn’t be able to enjoy otherwise. I would LOVE to donate to your patreon, but due to personal circumstances I am unable too. I hope that my thanks is enough. I would be pleased to proof read your rough translations anytime and every time, I’m always open to contact.


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  36. A soliloquy? At first i was thinking I wouldn’t get when he was taking by himself or not but knowing Subaru’s attitude I didn’t have a hard time figuring out when he was talking to himself


  37. Subaru should realize every time he spent on bad end path have chance to replace his checkpoint further. He should have killed himself as fast as he recognized the danger.


    1. I really wish someone had properly translated the Kasaneru IF where Subaru started to do the stupid thing that you are saying he should do…


  38. well, this was one hell of a bloody chapter… 😭 i cannot… i did imagine that petra was already dead, and subaru was just dragging/carrying her dead body all along… it came true holy shhhht. petra… frederica… noooo!
    woooooh. that cliffhanger tho, he’s in beako’s libraryyyy wtfffff… next chapter pleeeeease.

    anyway… lol chicken sama you already came back from canada, here i thought you’re still there, no maple leaf for me then (cuz i commented last chapter to have a leaf from canada) 😭 anyway. yeayss more chapter to come. thank you as always 😘


      1. I am still waiting for the reading to end and see more things about the ”book” .
        This is a really long dinner .


    1. I was thinking the same thing . Most of the scenes would be really weird and/or miss judged without Subaru’s thoughts at that moment .


  39. Am I the only one who wants to see all the girls suffer, scream and die from extreme fear and pain, or I’m just a fucked up pervert?

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    1. Why would you want to see rem or emilia in pain? Especialy rem she has supported him through everything and without her subura would still be seeing the cult killing everyone.


  40. Hey, does anyone know why arc 6 chapter 36 is taking so long? What’s going on with tappei.
    And thanks again for another great translation. I do hope a little in a super none rude way that the next few will come faster. It’s so super addicting. I’m not a reader but you make me one so thanks 😊


    1. Well one of the most recent chapters took a little more than a year to come so let’s not be too optimistic about the release times .


  41. Still eating dinner . Come on . I mean it is vacation and you have many more things to do . I get it . But at least update that .


  42. http :// ncode.syosetu . c0m/ n2267be/201/ original source <— (that is only arc4 chap 35 i think)Still got a shit ton of chapters left before we’re out of content boys n girls and then we gotarc 5 and 6. 4 years of writing from author left at this point of time so chicken has alot of work, i think it would take 2-3 months to read all that and translate


  43. Holy crap, that was quite a chapter. It was so good it made me little sick. Can’t wait to see what will happen next.


  44. Hey, Translation Chicken, I sent a message/email a bit back about volume 3 chapter 13. It being a chapter your not interested in, I went an translated it. Do you want to host it on your site, or do you mind if I place it on mine?


  45. Of everything I’ve seen and read, the injuries Subaru gets in this chapter always makes me cringe like crazy. I dunno why lol.

    I wish Subaru wouldn’t be so hard on himself when something goes wrong like its always his fault… Tis just one man after all.


  46. Nooooo Petraaaa 😥 .
    WTF Subaru, this is not how love works anyway!
    What the hell Beatrice, where is your timing at?
    What is with this chapter, it is crazy!!!
    Thanks for the translation!

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