Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 36 [At The End Of Incomprehension] (Part 2/2)

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Translator: TranslationChicken

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Editor: TranslationChicken

(Thank you Aaron, Axl, Alex, Matthew, Jason, Roanz for helping me with the editing on the LiveDraft!! <3)

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ALL RIGHTS BELONG TO TAPPEI NAGATSUKI, THE ORIGINAL AUTHOR OF RE:ZERO, THIS IS A TRANSLATION OF THE FREE JAPANESE WEB NOVEL INTO ENGLISH
JAPANESE WEB NOVEL SOURCE: HTTP://NCODE.SYOSETU.COM/N2267BE/202/

Previous Part: https://translationchicken.com/2017/07/19/rezero-arc-4-chapter-36-at-the-end-of-incomprehension-part-12/

 

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――Subaru’s mind had actually already reached an answer about where this unfamiliar space was.

In the first place, there was barely a single room in Roswaal’s Mansion where Subaru hadn’t set foot in, and he even had free access to the Forbidden Library in a sense―― so all that was left was the door which he had only touched twice, but never got to see the other side of. That is, the door inside the “Escape Passage”.
The first time, he was hindered by a spirit with gray fur, and the second time, he was chased away by a murdering maniac. So Subaru was never able to pass beyond that point.
And that was why, despite harboring a certain sense of distrust towards whatever was waiting beyond this room, he did not have any doubts that it would be a part of Roswaal’s Mansion, but,

[Subaru: Where is…… this?]

Stumped, he muttered this question stupidly at no one in particular.
Beyond the opened door, what panned out directly in front of Subaru was a cold, dark underground passage―― or not. Rather, it was a luscious green forest in the midst of vibrant nature, and what was even stranger, was that,

[Subaru: It’s, morning……?]

Gazing up towards the sky through the gaps between the trees, he saw the rising sun. Seeing the height of the sun, and the sensation of the morning wind blowing against his skin, Subaru’s mind was further racked by doubt.
By the time Subaru returned to the Mansion, it was already right before dusk. Counting the time spent in his conversation with Frederica, along with Elsa’s attack, Subaru would have been wounded just before midnight―― which would mean that, at this point, half a day had already passed.

[Subaru: While I was unconscious……!?]

As soon as he bit down on his tongue to commit suicide, Subaru fell unconscious. When he woke again, his wounds had been healed and he was so preoccupied with his failure to kill himself that he had forgotten to consider how much time had passed. Just how long had Subaru spent unconscious in the Library?
He remembered Beatrice calling it “A Place Detached From The Passage Of Time”. And while Subaru wasn’t sure just how literal that was meant to be,

[Subaru: If the savepoint gets overwritten because of this……!]

That would be an unthinkable situation.
Before his worst fear comes to pass and the state of reality is overwritten, he must immediately end his own life. And yet, another feeling was asserting its existence in direct conflict with this anxiety. That feeling was screaming:

――You must find out where this place is.

He didn’t know what would be the purpose of doing so. Considering all that had happened so far, and the malicious nature of Return By Death, he knew he should kill himself now.
But there was a horrifying calmness within Subaru that insisted this, despite fully understanding the circumstances he found himself in.

[Subaru: ――Kh, damnit!]

Kicking his foot into the ground and sending spit flying, Subaru sprinted into the forest ahead of him. Dashing through the gaps between the trees, his conversation with Petra in the escape tunnel surfaced in his mind.
The escape passage leads deep into the mountains behind the Mansion to a small cabin, where one might pick up emergency supplies and the like.
If that information can be relied on, then this should be that cabin in the mountains just now, and he would be running through the back mountains which he had already trekked though so many times before. But,

[Subaru: Was that the cabin? Where were the supply bags? And, in the first place…… looking like it’s been abandoned for ages, what kind of disaster relief infrastructure is that…… !?]

That strange place that Subaru saw contained more than enough evidence to support his sense of foreboding. There were too few similarities that actually matched Petra’s description. More importantly, if Frederica and Rem had been periodically maintaining it, there would be no explanation for the horrendous state of disrepair. This was something Subaru could say with confidence, knowing the work ethics of those two maids.

Passing through the forest, there was now another question, which would be the lack of a slope. The cabin was supposed to be in the mountains, but was it built somewhere without the slightest change in elevation for a hundred meters or more? Losing track of where he was, Subaru was racked by frustration for failing to see what he was trying to see.
Then, when his frustration and doubt had reached their limits, they were quickly and unexpectedly shattered.

Where the trees opened up, suddenly clearing his line of sight, Subaru skidded to a stop. The pavement, if it could still be called pavement in spite of the ragged condition it was in, was evidence that there were people frequently passing through here. And, more importantly, the rows of houses visible in the distance further indicated that there were people living on this land.
Taking this into his eyes, Subaru’s thoughts were taken hostage by shock in the truest sense of the phrase.
Because the scenery he saw was――

[Subaru: The, S-Sanctuary!?]

The place he had bid farewell to only half a day ago, and which by his estimation would require a whole day to return to.
He lifted his right hand in accordance with his horror. His fingers were still missing. Lost. Return by Death had not been activated. And yet, he was now standing in a place he did not belong.

[Subaru: Why…… am I here? Was it… Door Crossing……?]

There could be no other answer.
After being kicked out of the Mansion’s Forbidden Library by Beatrice, Subaru had been sent to a corner of the Sanctuary through Door Crossing. But how did this happen?

[Subaru: Is distance…… irrelevant? Yes, that one time I got transported from the Mansion to an animal stall in the village, but……]

Thinking in terms of distance, even that was still within permissible range. But considering the distance from the Mansion to the Sanctuary, this kind of long distance transportation was, to put it simply, beyond imagination and common sense.
Yet, considering the overabundance of supernatural powers he had witnessed so far, Subaru didn’t have much choice except to scratch his head and swallow it down.

[Subaru: Screw it! If I’m back in the Sanctuary then……ROSWAAL!!]

Sprint forth to that clown’s location and make him spit out every single one of his intentions.
Roswaal had always treated Beatrice cordially at the Mansion. That sorcerer must certainly know her origins and how she came to possess a Gospel.
If he knows but tries to toy with the ignorant Subaru, that will be fine as well. Even if he has to punch his nose in, burn him, rip him apart, and bite out his throat, he’d do it until that clown spills everything.

[Subaru: ――――!]

At this moment, completely forgetting the need to kill himself, Subaru started to run. His thoughts dyed red with the pure color of rage, he dashed to the edge of the forest, to the residence where Roswaal would be sleeping.
Transforming into an incarnation of Wrath, Subaru sped through the Sanctuary, forgetting his exhaustion and agony, drawn only towards his destination.
Kicking the door open with the same momentum, Subaru pushed into the house, baring his teeth,

[Subaru: ROSWAAL! SHOW YOUR FACE! THERE’S A MOUNTAIN OF THINGS I WANNA ASK YOU!]

Plunging forward violently in a way that would normally earn him a scolding from a maid, Subaru barked out his demands. Hearing no reply coming from the room, Subaru stomped forward with deafening steps and wrung the final door open,

[Subaru: No more playing dumb and no more lies. Start spilling everything you’ve been hiding and……]

As he was about to go on, Subaru’s voice trailed off.
Because, not only was the target of his condensed dissatisfaction absent, there was no one in the room to listen.

Gone. This fact only sent more boiling rage churning through Subaru’s mind. Kicking the bed as hard as he could, the pain on his toes only escalated his anger further as he stormed out of the house.
In that case, Roswaal must be at Lewes’ house―― meeting with Emilia, or perhaps discussing something with Lewes and Garfiel. Either way, becoming so active the moment Subaru was out of the picture, he certainly had the audacity. His timing to get up and running was so perfect, one might even suspect whether he had been faking it all this time.

As soon as suspicion was set on its course, negativity spiraled without interruption. With this completely dominating his thoughts, Subaru glared with sharpened eyes into the Sanctuary―― and, once again, realized too late.

[Subaru: ……Ah?]

It was early morning. As far as Subaru knew, that should be when the residents of the Sanctuary would begin preparing breakfast and washing themselves. Now that the refugees were gone, there was no need to cook mass meals, but each of the families would still need to cook.
They should, but there were no signs of such daily activities in sight. Rather, even before that,

[Subaru: It’s not just Roswaal…… where did everyone else go?]

Looking left and right, there was not a single person in sight.
Come to think of it, from the moment he left the forest and returned to the Sanctuary, he couldn’t recall having run into, or seen anyone on the way.
Even if he considered how there weren’t that many residents in the Sanctuary, to not bump into a single person in the dead center of the village was too improbable to ignore.

[Subaru: There’s no way……]

Shaking his head and trying to cast aside the nauseating sense of foreboding, Subaru knocked on the door of the nearest residence. He knocked, but confirming that there was no reply, he opened the door and peeked inside. ――No one.
In this house, there were supposed to be two beast-eared sisters living here.

One after another, Subaru looked inside every recognizable house, and every time his hope was betrayed, his disappointment mounted.
Everyone was missing, and there was no one here. The people of the Sanctuary had simply vanished.

[Subaru: Somebody! Anybody!? Where’d you all go!?]

The nauseating premonition accumulated.
He felt an anxiety and an inexplicable sense of loss.

During his showdown with the Witch Cult, the tragic memories of the Arlam village that welcomed Subaru, who had returned too late, resurfaced―― contorted, overlapping corpses, and innumerable faces of death in anguish and despair. Familiar faces drained of color, and Petra who would never move again.

[Subaru: ――――Aaaaagh!]

With terror coursing up Subaru’s back, the endless unease pushed him into a dash. A sound like a shriek escaped from his throat as he sped towards one singular place.
A one-of-a-kind building at the edge of the Sanctuary, a symbol of respect towards the matriarch of the village, and a place now lent to a single girl for her to place her bed.

[Subaru: ――Emilia!!]

Sprinting in while calling the name of the lovely girl, Subaru scanned the room.
A silver-haired girl with sleepy eyes looking back at Subaru, blinking several times with a surprised expression, saying [Good morning, Subaru] with a smile that made his chest ache――

[Subaru:――――]

In the place where she should be looking back at him, there was no one at all.

Running over to the bed, he touched his fingers to the disheveled sheets. There was no warmth, and whoever slept here had already left for a considerable amount of time.
Having made sure of this, Subaru dashed out of the house and directed his legs towards the final place he could go. The only place that could grant him an answer to this absurd, unreasonable senselessness.

[Subaru: Hahh……hahh……!]

Out of breath. Tasting blood in the back of his throat, Subaru arrived at the very end of the Sanctuary, at the Tomb in which the Witch of Greed, Echidona, was sleeping.
There was no Garfiel, sitting in the middle of the road, obstructing him. Nor was he in front of the Tomb, waiting for him. Was that a blessing, or would he rather have been blocked just so he could see a familiar face――?

[Subaru: No…… how could I even face him……]

As the one who couldn’t save his only sister, how could he bring himself to see him as though nothing had happened?
The relief Subaru felt at his absence, in spite of the unbearable anxiety of being unable to find anyone, and the way he was glossing over his own weakness, was truly grotesque.

Shaking his head to cast off such sentiments, Subaru stepped towards the Tomb before anything could interfere.
It was not time to initiate the Trial, but perhaps some action would be taken on the Witch’s side. Hoping this, and clinging to this hope, Subaru sought the Witch who might give answers to his questions――

[Subaru: ――Kh, hhu]

The moment he stepped forward, Subaru received a feeling as though something had passed through his body.
He slowly looked down. Under his chest, and above his lower abdomen, in the dead center of his torso―― there was a round, gaping hole the size of a fist.

[Subaru: Fff……ehh?]

Reaching out his hand, he tried to cover over the hole. A loud noise accompanied the massive volume of blood exploding out from the gap. Despite stuffing his palm over the opening, the hole penetrated all the way through his body and was still open on the back side. Unable to plug both sides at once, and having lost so much blood, his body could not even maintain its current posture and toppled to the ground.

――No, pain. Can’t, understand. What, happened?

Death. Dying. Going to die. At least, it’s certain that death was coming.
How, why, why here? Elsa? She tracked him this far? The distance between the Mansion and the Sanctuary… Beatrice, impossible. Gospel? Her, why? Rem… Who was it. Dying. Scared. What. Who. Emilia. Witch. Witch. Witc――

[Subaru: ――――a]

His vision began to haze. The end was approaching.
His anticipated death came in an unanticipated form. Subaru felt no relief that he was finally dying. Only, just briefly, he was afraid of death.
Even if he claimed to have resolved to die, death came to him in a different way than he had envisioned. His heart was thrown into disarray, his pathetic desire for life screamed, while his soul refused to be peeled away from this world―― yet, “Death” was slowly eroding Subaru,

[Subaru: ――so…weak]

His own powerlessness streaming down his useless cheeks, Subaru’s heart stopped beating.
His long-awaited death having arrived in this unexpected form, his lifeless face contorted in anguish and horror. The wretchedness of this death would be disputed by no one.

[???: ――――Kch]

With that sound, he was chewed.

 

-=Chapter 36 End=-

 

Next Chapter: https://translationchicken.com/2017/07/26/rezero-arc-4-chapter-37-the-initial-impulse-to-k/

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A special thank you to Aaron, Axl, Alex, Matthew, Jason, Roanz for helping me on the Live Draft!!! (And everyone who’s helped me with the previous chapters)!! The chapter has become so much better with your help!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

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This month I’ve been sorting out some things in my life. I usually don’t like to mention them, but don’t worry, everything is fine… and all you guys’ wonderful support have cheered me up more than you an imagine. Thank you ❤

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Chapter 37 Live Draft:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/re-zero-arc-4-37-13246443

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Next Chapter: https://translationchicken.com/2017/07/26/rezero-arc-4-chapter-37-the-initial-impulse-to-k/

125 thoughts on “Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 36 [At The End Of Incomprehension] (Part 2/2)

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  1. Thank you chicken
    Sorry to hear you are going through stuff. I am too and having something to look forward to really helps me.
    Take your time, no need to worry about us.

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    1. Was what I put there in that way really going to be taken seriously? I put it down like I did because people would think it was me talking BS.

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  2. Here I am all, “Just kill yourself already! You’re wasting time!”… And then someone does it for him in THAT place, of all places… Whaaaat is going on?!

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      1. リゼロEX 『ゼロカラカサネルイセカイセイカツ』
        The link is here just copy and paste: http://ncode.syosetu.com/n2267be/430/
        It is an alternate route where Subaru DOES start “Just killing himself”. I hope we can get a REAL translation of this instead of just a short synopsis.

        If it doesn’t let me post the address of the IF then oh well.

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      2. @Jim
        It seems that IT (whatever that could be…) won’t let me give you the address for the Kasaneru IF chapter.
        リゼロEX 『ゼロカラカサネルイセカイセイカツ』is what you are looking for.

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      1. >What kind of spoilers does it contain? I might translate it after Arc 6 Ch 36.

        don’t it spoiles whole arc4 and it only make sense if you finished arc4 , it was released last year

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  3. Seriously what the hell is going on. Is Subaru has gone to past or everyone has gone on vacations. waiting for next chapter to find out about it. As always you did superb work chicken.😍😋

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    1. Tbh, Im thinking that the Sanctuary barrier got broken. Afterall think about it. How did we learn are barriers made? With crystals, right! Where did Subaru come into the Sanctuary? Some hidden passage with alot destroyed crystals and magic circles that just have been destroyed some while ago. Something like that is quite considerable.

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  4. I have to say the live draft being done for a whole day was a complete joy, hope the problems get settled like your diet lol

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  5. So my thoughts with the last bit went from something like “oh, what if the place is empty because he’s actually in the trials right now” to “oh look, Puck is back.”
    And then I realized something terrible. Puck would be heralded by cold and ice, so it probably isn’t him. But, we also know of a certain pair of characters that would be more than capable of magically putting a hole in someone and then eating them.
    Also I totally didn’t get impatient and read the live draft before this actually got posted here…

    Great Chapter as always TC.

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  6. Oh pleaseeeeeeEEEEEEEEE……

    why do we always end up with more questions every chapter that comes out??? Just WHYYY??!! xD

    Thank you very much for the translation by the way, I tried to translate it with Reverso traductor and despite I somewhat understood what was happening, it didn’t work quite well…

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  7. Garfiel might have those teeth, but I can’t see him eating Subaru. Punching clean though him sure, but not eating him.

    Thanks again, Chook 🐔

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  8. Thanks for the translation Chicken-sama.
    Just found this awesome translation of re zero’s WN two days ago being reading non-stop finally I’m going to start reading from your live drafts, and again thank you sooooo much for the translation🙄.

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  9. I think he died there in the Sanctuary he has been eaten by Mabeast but far more greater than a Ulgarm Mabeast I think they are many but small beings But still Thanks Chicken sama and the rest of your Group that making this wonderfull translation and fast UPLOAD PART 1-2 NICE Thank you soo much I will you will keep do it guys Thanks you XD.

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  10. Just based on the kck sound and it is different from Ulgarm sound biting like grrk grrk I think but I’m Guesing that is a Mabeast based on my Understanding guys in the story.

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  11. And it is different sound of Garfiel too guys the sound of Garfiel is still the same in the Ulgarm sound but creepy.

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    1. pride doesnt exist(yet,not a spoiler because its probably subaru) i think u meant gluttony and greed. im not sure what is going on but that slime and smell of chemicals seem fishy

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  12. chicken-sama I love you! what an amazing chapter filled with mystery,great work as always!
    please this time try to finish the next chapter quicker I don’t think I can wait a whole week for it!

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    1. I think we shouldn’t exclude gluttony, but judging by the fact that he was eaten it probably isn’t him. Gluttony eats their souls remember?

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  13. Its impossible if that is gluttony because there is no one there in the sanctuary but we will know the next chapter I wish Re:Zero season 2 will release soon so that I can sewe what is happening in the show.

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    1. But what if
      That’s how the authority of gluttony works?
      Like first it shows you some place in your memories while eating your very existence

      You know, like when subaru tries to tell
      What happens when he dies

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  14. Maybe IF they all vanished this is not the work of Gluttony or Greed maybe its a Mystery and Subaru needs MORE SUFFERING just to Figured it out the MAIN PROBLEM poor Subaru. 😔

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  15. Woah, this chapter was kind blowing, his death wasn’t descrubed to this exact detail in the overall Arc 4 summary, this is getting intense! Thanks Chicken-sama for the translation that’s making my heart pound!

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  16. I was playing Theater D (the song that played when Subaru found all of the Arlam villagers dead and a dead Rem outside of the mansion) while reading this and WOW I’M GLAD I DID IT BECAUSE THE THRILL IS MULTIPLIED BY INFINITY

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  17. Say Chicken I’m really really excited what will happen next and by the way I’m really really excited on translating the Arc 6 too and I don’t know what to choose between these 2 Arcs I think I choose bot instead to be fair haha.

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  18. I mean it may as well be Elsa, because she was trying to eat him in ep one, but knowing the author it probably isn’t something as obvious. My bet is on garfiel.

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  19. Now the question is – just how long did Beatrice keep Subaru in her Library? This time Subaru arrived at the Mansion two day earlier, right? Or was it one day? But nothing like that happened in the Sanctuary on the first loop. Even wounded Roswaal left by himself? Did Emilia somehow passed the trials?

    As for the new opened hole, my first thought was – Garfield. But then again, Garfield is not the one to attack from behind without saying a word. And there was no pain? Magic?

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  20. another loop ends, Subaru went through a lot suffering in this one. i never get tired of the vivid dead descriptions. know the reason for this death, so wont participate in the guessing game, but it is interesting reading the theories there are from the first timers.

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  21. I’m confused D: He’s gonna die a lot more in this loop, but his stink will increase, so I like to think it’ll be 2 more deaths.

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  22. Now I’m thinking of who the hell makes the kch sound if it’s not a cough.. Cause I know it ain’t Elsa she was back at the mansion and if it was her she would have been moaning and would have been looking at Subaru’s insides ..hmm and now I can’t wait for the next chapter.. Dammit perfectly writing and translated web novel you always know how to make a cliff hanger

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  23. Could Ram be the Culprit ? She would be able to do such clean cut wounds but then again I can’t see a possible reason why she would kill him in the first place and not to mention that “chewed” part. It has to be someone new and my guess would be Gluttony

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  24. hi chicken! I would really like to lend you a helping hand but unfortunately I can’t read Japanese. is there any other way I can help?

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  25. Could it be Garfiel? Maybe he sensed Fredrikas death (sorta like how Ram and Rem had clairvoyance) and with Roswaal weakened, and Garfiel possibly being the worlds strongest may have raged out and killed everyone.. Idk I’m just spitballing ideas here.

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  26. ummm…
    hmmm…
    whatttt, when, how…
    more enemies? wtf…
    what the…
    so muuuuch questions geez. lol
    PLEASE SUBARU RETURN BY DEATH FROM THE TOMB… well you’re already there tho.

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  27. I’m thinking that a new enemy attacked the Sanctuary here. Making a hole right through Subaru just like that with ease is really unfamiliar, unless Roswaal knew of spell that can do that. No signs of weapon sounds effects…and that chew part… This is one mystery filled cliffhanger.

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  28. Omg..i think his fainted time in the forbidden library is actually more then he thought he is…. So it might be that half a month passed or somethin and emilia cleared the trails then and all left the place. And that guy might be gluttony cause he eats lol. Or some hidden beasts developed in the sanctuary which was set to be unleashed when the trails have been overcome

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  29. This is not a spoiler it’s just a guess but I’m thinking the culprit is Gluttony because he can erase existences by eating people so it makes sense the entire village was gone without a trace

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  30. If it was gluttony I think that Subaru would flip the hell out, he would easily prioritise killing gluttony over Elsa on the account of ram. Hmmm, more witches cult members? I’m hoping with his defeat of sloth, And how some cultists listened to him before, that he might have some control over the members. Would be nice to have a mini army etc?

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  31. OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOo….

    Stuff’s going down (0u0 )

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  32. Chewing suggests something like an animal or whatever, like they were eaten up to the bones so all the inhabitants of the sanctuary are all gone.

    I just rewatched the anime and I’m betting it’s the missing kid with the dog mabeasts that cursed Subaru. If she is, wow, then she must have killed Garfiel AND Roswaal. How will Subaru defeat her then? Reinhardt?

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  33. … WOW! Ok I did not see that cliffhanger coming. I can kind of guess what that “mysterious” room with all the tables was used for, but who the hell put a hole in Subaru’s gut THIS TIME! :O
    It can’t be Elsa because thats not her M.O? Mabye it was Echidna because maybe she knew what happened and wanted to do Subaru a “favor” by killing him so he can return by death. I don’t know, its just a shot in the dark (no pun intended ; P). Thanks for all your hard work in translating the full chapter. That cliffhangers gonna keep me on the edge of my seat for a while.

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  34. Imagine if Subaru had a pill or some kind of poison with him , like many people suggested .
    Would there be any reason for him to not just die on the spot and learn nothing ? So much information would be totally missed , while making Subaru a character that welcomes death and failure in order to not feel any pain when he dies .

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  35. I’m pretty sure it Garfiel in that loop he wasn’t very friendly with Subaru at all, literally forcing him to get Emilia to take the trials and stay out of it. Plus he had that special ability to turn into a giant animal (he said something about atavism was his thing)

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  36. I was thinking that it was Garfiel that killed him for getting too close to the tomb but the eating part makes me think it was gluttony 🤔. Either way thank you soooo much for doing this. I just binged the whole thing in about a week and it has been an amazing experience. Thank you Chicken!!!!

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  37. Its not Gluttony guys and Gluttony can only eats a persons memories and he doesn’t eats peaple lol come to think of it and his ability is to erase the existance of people’s memories and I think only can eat people is a Mabeast Creatures I think that is my opinion guys.

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  38. And btw Garfiel don’t eat people he said it himself and he only eats raw animals and it is a different sound when he bites a prey and it is different from kck to grrk.

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  39. Gluttony is pretty eccentric so I think he would have said more than “Kch”, also he might only eat memories and not the physical bodies of his victims (Rem’s “Name” and “Memories” were eaten but her physical body remained).. I think if its any character that we’ve already seen,…it would be Garfiel (he has joked about eating Subaru several times).
    There’s not really enough info to figure out anything else (Like how Subaru hasn’t met any other peopele), maybe Beatrice made it so that he can’t make contact with other people.

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  40. Chicken, what’s the title of chapter 37?
    Is the live draft ready?
    Please give us atleast a chapter a week, please don’t make us wait any longer.
    You can do it.

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  41. Great chapter, Thanks for going through all the effort translating just so we don’t suffer from withdraw. So until next chapter we will be waiting patiently, even if it’s really hard☺❤

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    1. Translation of one 200-word page takes one hour ONCE the translator starts working. A professional translator should translate about 2,000 words per day. this last article was actually just a hundred over 2000. Chicken has been going through some things so you will notice him skipping a few days of work then just doing it all in one or three days, follow his patreon for updates on live draft and you can read whatever he decides to type up.

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      1. As a translator myself, I can translate about 8000 words a day, without stress. That is plain translating, and the editing takes no longer than an hour for my co-worker. For example, once in my boring weekend, I translated TC’s Arc 3 Interlude “To Each, Their Oath” translation from English to my native language, roughly 11,000 words, and it took two days including editing. My work as a UI translator is even more intense. It is NOT that I am complaining about TC’s work, in other words I appreciate it very much. Just to point out 200 words per hour for a PROFESSIONAL translator is somewhat underestimating us. Makes my brain trembles. You know.

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        1. But… you’re translating from my English translations. I try to make my translations as clear and smooth as possible, so it is understandable that you can do it quickly if you are translating from my translations.
          The industry standard is around 200-500 words per hour. But the average is irrelevant, it’s more a matter of crafting something worth reading. Something that elicits emotions and brings enjoyment to the reader and myself.
          I don’t just want a translation, I want a translation that people want to read.
          I can certainly translate 600 words per hour(and sometimes do) but no one including myself will want to read it.

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    2. Angelo ? Whut . This is the name of the editor on the Re:Zero wiki .

      Is chicken Angelo as well ? I really don’t think he is . Can anyone clarify this ?

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  42. Just got caught up I’m so excited!
    MY thoughts are that it can’t be gluttony like everyone is saying. Mainly because Subaru took damage, and the hint at him literally being eaten.
    Gluttony “attacked” Rem and Crucsh (Can’t remember her name). Neither of the received physical damage just the loss of their memory and/or person. Therefore, Gluttony feeds not on physical food, but on what makes people individuals.

    As for who attacked Subaru I think it could maybe be a possessed Emilia. Frederica hinted at an unlikable scenario should the barrier be lifted, and Echidona is supposed to fight Envy should she escape (unless it’s a battle on the spirit realm or something). Even Ram said to Subaru something along the lines of you’ll be possesed by the Witches will. We also know that Emilia is a candidate to become a vessel for Envy which means she could become a vessel for any witch, right?

    Sorry for the long post I’m just really excited now, especially since I’ve caught up with the story.

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      1. My bad, TC, I’m truly sorry. Though I know some Japanese, only your translation could bring strong emotions to me, yet I didn’t think about your feelings as a reader too and spoiled it. Maybe I should stop reading the Japanese novel with a dictionary and enjoy along you guys. Much sorry.

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    1. No. I think she had one of her own.i think that’s why she was surprised when Subaru gave her betelgueses gospel in the prev loop

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  43. dear translator, I (and maybe others who lurk often, maybe everyday like I do, to see for new stuff) have noticed, or maybe it just feels this way cause you arent doing parts anymore, but i feel like youre writing less, youve said things are going on but never really leave us any information other than that. Maybe we could help you? you have thousands of people looking at your page and averaging hundred in the live draft. I don’t know what you do in your everyday life since you said youve quit work, but I honestly can only interpret it right now as not much since you dont really tell us anything about you, or about your plans. You may be a translator, but there’s people in here willing to help you if youre depressed or something (i have no idea what to assume at this point only negatives), of the thousands here did you not think there might be a few psychiatrists? Or open ears at the least.

    Please do not reply by email. I only have a buisness email which i do not disclose publicly.

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    1. I think complaints will become real when they are spoken out loud, so for some things, it might not be the best option to communicate them.

      What I’m doing now is concentrating all the work on the days I feel well and not fall below a whole chapter per week. I plan to gradually shorten the release schedule to 6 days and then 5 and get into a balanced routine this way.

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      1. It’s not speaking outloud which makes things real, its the fear, the dread of waiting on that moment that makes it worse, either way, even if you could write just to yourself, tell yourself your problems, pretend youre someone else replying.. it may sound retarded but if youre going through something and you think you are smart enough to healthily council yourself, i believe you, do it. I’ll be here for the months/years as long as you continue translating, and if i notice youre down, don’t be annoyed if I ask why, again.

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