Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 45 [Conditions For The Tea Party] (Part 2+3/3)

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Translator: TranslationChicken

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Editor: TranslationChicken

(Thank you Aaron, Roanz, Kizarat, Jason, Lucky, Josh for helping with proofreading! <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/210/

Previous Part 1/3: https://translationchicken.com/2017/09/17/rezero-arc-4-chapter-45-conditions-for-the-tea-party/

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――With this, the tea party, or rather the question and answer session, began.

The Witch Echidona possessed tremendous knowledge in the form of a book she called the “Memories of the World”.
He hadn’t been able to even mention Return by Death to anyone up to now. But to suddenly be able to speak of the information gained from this ability without constraints was simply the utmost blessing Subaru could have hoped for.
In front of her, all the countless belated questions pent up inside him flooded to the surface. But the first that came to his lips was,

[Subaru: The one who allows me to Return by Death…… is the Witch of Envy, isn’t it?]

[Echidona: More or less, you’re not wrong in that understanding. But as for the mechanisms behind Return by Death, I wouldn’t know unless I have personally observed your death. But, since you cannot lose your life in my Citadel, that condition could never be fulfilled]

[Subaru: As long as I’m here, I can’t die?]

[Echidona: This is only a fleeting dream, a temporary perch of the soul. If you died inside a dream, do you believe your real body would die as well?]

[Subaru: Well, if the dream got really bad, it’s possible I might die of shock or something……]

Tropes like deaths in dreams being reflected in real life shows up quite a lot in fictional works. With all those stories as examples, Subaru got the feeling that it wouldn’t be all that strange if dying in a Witch’s mental realm could cause his real body to die as well.

[Subaru: Well, it would be kinda weird to keep insisting on dying when I’m already told that I can’t. Anyways, so basically I won’t have to worry about dying no matter what kind of stupid stuff I do here?]

[Echidona: If your mind was pulverized and scattered to dust before you return to your physical body, you might still end up a cripple]

[Subaru: If I become a living corpse I might as well be dead…… if I can’t Return by Death from that, that’s even worse, isn’t it!]

Subaru once came to the verge of mental collapse during the loops inside the Capital. Perhaps it was a self-defense mechanism, or an unconscious act to prevent himself from truly shattering. He didn’t know what it was that swept him along at that time, but, in the end, it was only through rage that he had been able to regain himself.
Nevertheless, Subaru somehow instinctively knew that if his mind were shattered here, no sort of shock therapy would be able to cure him.

[Subaru: If I can’t even choose the timing of my own death, there’d really be nothing worse than that. ……Although honestly, not dying would still be the preferred option]

[Echidona: I can’t judge the virtue of a mindset which would think of “Death” as a tool to procure victory. For not even I have experienced my own death and admitted it to the stores of my knowledge]

[Subaru: ……? But, you died and got turned into a ghost. You don’t remember your own death?]

She was dead and without a physical body, that was what she herself had explained to him. Only the soul of the deceased Echidona was sealed and confined here by the Divine Dragon Volcanica.

[Echidona: It wasn’t quite like that. Indeed, my physical body, the vessel of my soul is dead and gone. But, my soul was sealed by Volcanica before it could meet its death]

[Subaru: ……So then, your body died and your soul didn’t. And since your essence didn’t die, it’s slightly different from actually experiencing death?]

[Echidona: Precisely. So while it may be a selfish thought, I am actually quite jealous of your situation. To be able to observe your own “Death”, and not only once, but to taste it many times over, no one would ever have permitted me such an opportunity]

[Subaru: ……That sounds awfully masochistic depending on how you hear it. And it’s not like I just went around happily welcoming death, you know, not even once]

She probably didn’t mean anything by it, but Subaru nonetheless cringed at Echidona’s morbid curiosity.
For Subaru, “Death” at the end of his actions only ever proved his failure to achieve his objectives.
His aversion to Death had never diminished, and this sentiment had not changed since the first time he experienced it. Although, Subaru couldn’t deny that he had grown somewhat accustomed to that sensation, and was becoming more capable of facing it.

In front of Subaru’s sentiment, Echidona only let slip a little laugh, [That’s a terrible way to put it],

[Echidona: Your condition which allows you to retry after Death, or rather, the power which denies you the peace of Death, is no doubt a thing of Envy. When did you notice it?]

[Subaru: From all the things everyone’s told me, it’s pretty much implied that the Witch had something to do with it. Although I honestly don’t remember ever meeting the envious Witch-sama herself…… seeing how her name keeps popping up whenever something happens, I can only imagine maybe she’s the hand model who shows up now and then]

Two arms, and a black shadow forming the vague outline of a body was all he had ever seen.
A contradictory existence which at once tormented Subaru with pain and showered him with such love whenever he spoke the forbidden words. Tormenting, and loving, a deranged sadistic delusion which Subaru had never considered to be a blessing.

[Subaru: Why would she care so much about someone she’s never met before, I can’t understand it at all…… can you?]

[Echidona: Well, who knows. It’s not just me, I doubt anyone would be able to understand her mentality. In fact, even if I could, I wouldn’t wish to]

[Subaru: For someone who wants to know everything in this world, you seem awfully bitter when it comes to the Witch of Envy. Actually, considering what she’s done to you, I guess it’s only natural]

In Subaru’s mind, Echidona was something transcendent, and in fact, she had reached heights no humans could have ever hoped to reach.
She had created a whole other world, preserved her likeness even after death, and possessed the knowledge to answer any question Subaru could possibly ask.
All of which were proof of the transcendental nature of the girl who was the Witch of Greed.

But even this transcendental existence could not escape the emotions of love and hatred. It was not something Subaru could change, and he couldn’t help but feel powerless in that sense.

[Echidona: You seem to have overestimated me. I may be a Witch, but I was a human first. I am not free from pleasure and rage, sadness and joy, nor the love and hatred of things, nor whether I can get along with a person or not. Compared to the other Witches, however, I do pride myself in the fact that I am far more tolerant]

[Subaru: Well you said it yourself that your curiosity about others is endless, guess there’s no way to satisfy that curiosity by being too picky about people]

[Echidona: Precisely. And so, I can tolerate the existence of most things. No matter how unseemly or vulgar the existence, I’d still believe there is reason to endeavor to understand its mind to a certain degree. To satisfy my desire to know all things. However,]

Pausing her words there, Echidona’s expression suddenly darkened.
The Witch, who always carried an easy smile as she watched him with her unforgettable gaze, for the first time, he saw the corners of her lips twisted with clear displeasure――and brooding rage,

[Echidona: The Witch of Envy is the exception. Only her, I cannot forgive, nor will I endeavor to do so. Whether it was in the time before my death or the time after my death or out of all the Memories of the World, I have never met an existence so unforgivable]

[Subaru: ……It’s not just because she killed you… is it. This kind of rage…]

[Echidona: “Death” doesn’t mean so much to me. Well, considering how I am still here. But beyond that, she did something far more intolerable to me. Even though I consider any action taken to be an effort to obtain a conclusion…… this alone, I absolutely will never accept]

Expelling this bitter sentiment, Echidona closed her eyes and shook her head.
With this one gesture, all traces of passionate rage dissipated and vanished from her face. Emerging in its stead, was once again the familiar, perceptive smile,

[Echidona: Let’s put aside the topic of that Witch for now. I do have some hypotheses regarding the underlying principles of your Return by Death, but I don’t have conclusive proof. And even if we could understand it, it would have no impact on your actual “Deaths” at all. So, do you have any question for me other than its origins?]

[Subaru: Other than its origins……]

Having the root of Return by Death so easily confirmed actually forced Subaru’s mind to deliberate. Setting the intentions of its originator aside, Subaru was aware that in exchange for the pain, he was making good use of this powerful Authority residing within him, if he wasn’t being used by it.
As much as he hated to admit it, without this power, there would be so many outcomes that he could never have achieved.
And, most likely, he would have no choice but to continue relying on its power in the future. If that much was given, then,

[Subaru: ――My Return by Death… do you think there’s a limit to how many times it can be used?]

[Echidona: Hmm……I see. Knowing that you could retry after “Death”, that would be the natural question to ask]

As far as Subaru could remember, he had already died sixteen times in this world.

Every single Death had been accompanied by agony and loss, but, savoring that pain, he would try again in the world he returned to.
Yet, even while it allowed him to reach for the outcomes he needed, every visit of Death was accompanied by the natural terror―― that this might be last time.

[Subaru: It’s only natural… isn’t it]

After all, “Death” was supposed to happen only once in the first place, and he had already defied it so many times over.
Precisely because this was a world he could not overcome without that power, he couldn’t help but imagine how unbearably powerless he would feel if he were to ever lose it.
Until the instant Return by Death hit, Subaru couldn’t know whether it would truly be the end.
The despair of having failed partway to his goal, which he had tasted so many times before―― would all cease and give way to this. So terrible was the dread of Death.

[Echidona: What I am about to say is purely my conjecture, so let me put this out there first. I do have some vague ideas regarding the principles behind your Return by Death, so I hope you’d allow me to proceed from these assumptions]

[Subaru: ……yeah, let’s hear it]

[Echidona: Your “Return by Death”, while we can assume that it comes with limits and conditions, in terms of a limit on the number of uses――]

Subaru held his breath.
Looking directly into Echidona’s eyes just as they were gazing into his, to Subaru, the small pause in between those words felt like an eternity.
And to this anxiety to reach the answer――

[Echidona: ――there most likely, isn’t one]

[Subaru: …………]

[Echidona: To you, “Death” is not the end. No matter how many times you die, or how many times you decay, your soul is sent back in time and you are granted the chance to retry until the fate of “Death” is broken. Regardless of how brutally you are killed, and no matter how shattered your heart may be, it seems]

Hearing Echidona’s conclusion, for a moment, Subaru’s mind was replaced by a complete blank.
As if his mind was wiped clean by that blankness, the next thought that began to fill his emptied head was,

[Subaru: ――is that, so]

Quietly taking in the fact he had just been told, he desperately tried to keep his whole body from trembling.

Covering a hand over his mouth, Subaru lowered his head and closed his eyes.
He did not seem to be distraught, but neither was he calmed by the knowledge that there was no limit to his Return by Death.
Seeing this, Echidona furrowed her brows with some traces of doubt,

[Echidona: You don’t look as surprised as I thought]

[Subaru: …………]

[Echidona: I had thought that for you…… or indeed, for anyone, overturning the absolute finality of death should have been something exceedingly significant. Especially when you yourself are powerless, while countless obstacles and dangers stand ahead of your path. I really thought there would’ve been a bigger reaction than that]

[Subaru: Sorry the BAD REACTION didn’t live up to your expectations…… but…]

The possibility of unlimited retries―― had always been one of Subaru’s rather optimistic theories about Return by Death. So when someone else gave it their affirmation, it did not come as a complete surprise. But even so,

[Subaru: It’s not like I’m just gonna take that in and immediately think: “IT’S ALRIGHT TO DIE AS MANY TIMES AS I WANT, THIS PARALLEL WORLD IS TOTALLY JUST A GAME” or anything idiotic like that]

[Echidona: So you’ve already guessed what the answer would be? You are a cleverer human than I thought. For better or for worse]

[Subaru: Every time I Return by Death…… and every time I try to tell anyone about it, I can feel the Witch’s presence, like a black shadow is drawing closer]

The first time he spoke the forbidden words, all Subaru could see of the shadow was an arm touching his heart.
But the more he violated the forbidden, the more vivid the shadow’s faint outlines became, and now, he could already faintly see the shape of its entire body.
And when the shape of that shadow becomes clear, what would happen then?

[Subaru: When it becomes completely formed, that’s when I’ll have reached the limit of Return by Death. When that shadow becomes real, I don’t think I will be able to reject it]

[Echidona: Hm, and what is your basis for this?]

[Subaru: A hunch]

Hearing these two words, Echidona’s eyes opened wide.
Subaru rested his elbow on the table and his cheek in his palm, looking up at Echidona’s face,

[Subaru: In fact, it’s a feeling which only someone who’s seen that shadow can understand. Besides me, the only other guy who’s seen that thing was……]

The only other person who shared in this pain, was probably that madman who had his heart broken in half when he did.

Subaru felt an emotional twinge in his chest. And seeing this, Echidona narrowed her eyes as if peering into the depths of his heart, but then, she immediately shrugged,

[Echidona: The fact that I can’t understand this feeling of yours is all itching me up inside, but that’s largely confirmed my speculations. There is no limit to your Return by Death. However, it is subject to certain conditions]

[Subaru: Certain… conditions]

[Echidona: What enables you to Return by Death, is the deranged will of the Witch. Unless the source of that delusion is severed, you will not be allowed to meet your end]

[Subaru: What do you mean sever…… the source of the delusion…]

[Echidona: By killing the Witch who has so fallen for you, or having the Witch’s love for you run dry…… although, as I see it, both of these tasks seem to be difficult to the extreme]

To kill the Witch of Envy―― was, four hundred years ago, the universal wish which even the combined strengths of the Dragon, the Sage, and the Sword Saint had failed to accomplish.
Unable to kill her, they had only managed to seal the Witch of Envy who had covered half the world in shadow. Yet, what Subaru had to do would have to surpass even this monumental feat.

[Subaru: Feels like I’ll have a much easier time having her fall out of love with me……]

[Echidona: But that is absolutely impossible to accomplish. Surely, you must be able to see this?]

[Subaru: ………]

[Echidona: Perhaps only you could understand the sensation of directly interacting with the Witch’s shadow, but I, having known that thing in its former existence, cannot help but think so]

There was bitterness in Echidona’s expression. Although he didn’t know what kind of conflict arose between these two Witches four hundred years ago, it certainly wasn’t something that faded with time. In fact, the passage of time seemed to have only deepened the rift.

Unable to refute her words, Subaru only exhaled through his nose and leaned into the back of his chair.
Just as Echidona said, the likelihood of the Witch of Envy giving up on Subaru―― was as hopeless as it could be.

Subaru never imagined he would be loved so blindly by someone whose face he didn’t even know. Someone who literally destroyed half the world.

[Echidona: You sure accepted it easily]

[Subaru: ――Huh?]

[Echidona: It might be strange to say this, but everything I’ve said up to now had only been the sum of my conjectures. I cannot support it with proof, nor is there nearly enough material to make it convincing]

Echidona closed a single eye, apparently perplexed by why Subaru so readily accepted her opinions.
In fact, Subaru felt the same way.

Subaru hadn’t known her for all that long, and not to mention that the other person was a Witch. With that in mind, it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that there wasn’t a single reason to trust her.
But,

[Subaru: That’s also my hunch, I guess]

[Echidona: ……hunch]

Subaru realized that, for some reason, he just naturally felt inclined to believe whatever came out of this girl’s mouth.
Perhaps it was her respect for knowledge, and her openness with what she knew in the brief conversations he has had with her, that made him so inclined to believe her.
Out of her excessive thirst for knowledge, he had seen her do such impulsive or even outlandish things, and yet――

[Subaru: If I overlook those parts, you probably wouldn’t lie to me―― I think]

[Echidona: ……is that also a hunch of yours?]

[Subaru: Yeah. A hunch. But then, the fact that you’re hearing this from a guy who’s died sixteen times pretty much discredits it right off the bat, huh]

Hoping to lighten the mood, Subaru threw out that self-deprecating quip and scratched his head.
Hearing this, for a moment, Echidona held her breath. Then, she reached for the cup on the table, brought it to her lips, and allowed the liquid to pass across her tongue,

[Echidona: You might just have a talent for flirting with Witches, you know]

And, for the first time, a completely different smile was carved into the corners of her lips.

 

-=Chapter 45 End=-

 

Next Chapter:  https://translationchicken.com/2017/09/25/rezero-arc-4-chapter-46-locusts-part-12/

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(The thumbnail fan art is by @mebarunrun! Thank you Lucky for finding out the source for me!)

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Sorry this one took a few days! I will be flying out of the country next week (hopefully), but I’ll be bringing my laptop with me wherever I go. 

Also if anyone knows the source of the thumbnail image please let me know, I’ll try to find it before I go to bed.

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Chapter 46 Live Draft:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/re-zero-arc-4-46-14553807

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Next Chapter:  https://translationchicken.com/2017/09/25/rezero-arc-4-chapter-46-locusts-part-12/

147 thoughts on “Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 45 [Conditions For The Tea Party] (Part 2+3/3)

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      1. Same here and I’ve been spoiled to the current chapters of volume 6 through the summaries, but actually seeing Dona’s interactions with Subaru is making me like her more and more.

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  1. “Subaru never imagined he would be loved so blindly by someone whose face he didn’t even know.”

    Being loved so blindly, that’s the same with Subaru loving Emilia. It wasn’t really explained so maybe the relationship between Satella and Emilia is far more bigger than we though.

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          1. That was nearly 400 years ago though, plus it was said that she couldnt die, so they froze her body or something, which means she could have never activated return by death if she had the ability herself. If for some reason there was already a Subaru that already existed that met Satella and the present Subaru doesnt know anything about that because he didnt experience it, I find it odd how that would come into play. Unless it is some form of reincarnation.

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          2. She’s a half-elf which makes her life a lot longer than humans and if she’s owns return by death then she probably knows how to use it properly and better than subaru

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          3. Does Return by Death actually work like that, even for the original owner? Was she really able to set where she would end up if she used Return by death and how she would use it if she couldn’t die. It wouldn’t really surprise me, but I cant think of anyway that would be possible.

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          4. What if it isn”t that she can’t die , but because she has return by death she manages ( after many deaths ) to find a counter attack to every possible strategy they used to try to kill her .

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          5. That’s only if the Witch is truly the source of Subaru’s power, which I don’t think is so.

            SPOILER: There is after all an another character from Japan with a time travelling power. SPOILER

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        1. Yeah I guess thats true, but that was Return by deaths fault, if the 1st timeline stayed the way it was and they all lived it wouldn’t negate the fact that they both knew each others face but anyways, in that timeline after Emilia brought Subaru to the mansion she chose to trust Subaru and now they know each other. So I still stand by the fact that it isnt 100% the same

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          1. Well if satella gave subaru the return by death power, that means it was hers originally which mean she could’ve known subaru before but she returned by death

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    1. Subaru has known Emilia for a month now and before spent entire day with her which eh got to see multiple sides to her.

      Satella on otherhand is someone he never talked to let alone existed unless somebody told him about her. That is not even close to being the same.

      You make no sense.

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        1. But that is a different thing here. The current Subaru knows nothing about her, has never interacted with her on personal level. She is akin to a stalker in this life regardless of her true intentions are from his perspective. Her situation and the symbolic like relationship with him is not normal.

          With Emilia and Rem he’s at least met them and got talk to them and formed a bond through many events. If the theory about Subaru being a reincarnation of certain personal holds true, and if Emilia possibly is Satella, he fell in love Emilia for what he knows her as now. Not what he doesn’t or might have been.

          Remember a big thing for Emilia is she others to give her a chance and appreciate or hate her for herself, not somebody else.

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          1. But if the authority of return by death originally belonged to satella, there could’ve been a time where they got to know each other. But satella had to end up using return by death to sacrifice herself being sealed in order to protect subaru of some crazy situation thus ending up not meeting subaru but satella remembers him completely 😏

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          2. Isn’t that the same thing with Subaru? He started to like Emilia in his first life, he started clinging on to her and saving her in his second/third life even though Emilia didn’t experience Subaru’s first life.

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        2. If you think that the authority of return by death originally belongs satella it all works out. Satella met subaru and fell in love with him but in order to save subaru for impending death or blame/accusation, satella had to you use return by death taking the blame and gets sealed thus ending not meeting subaru at all

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          1. Wouldn’t Echidona already know of Subaru then if Subaru existed in the past already? If Satella and Subaru already had an encounter before She got sealed, and Echidona and the other witches all knew each other then wouldnt Echidona and the other witches know of Subaru.

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          2. Well subaru hasn’t asked nor have echidona told that he knew him before, also the book that echidona had records the past but does that include the past before the revision by the return by death? It also possible that the other witches haven’t met each other in the “fake” past before the RBD and only met because satella needed to eat the other witches for their power to save subaru. In the “fake” past they could’ve lived happily apart from each other, it’s totally plausible since echidona needs to peer into the book if she needs to know about something or someone specific but that all depends if the book echidona has records or not the RBD prowess of satella if she actually knew how to control it compared to subaru

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          3. So if we try to combine some of the theories from the discussions here so far, we get something like:

            Satella is the original owner of RBD, and after a life where Subaru was sent as a replacement for his father (Flugel?), Subaru absorbs all the witches other than Satella, because they love each other (Natsuki Tappei has actually said in an interview that Subaru refused to kill Satella at some point, though I don’t know if that was in the past or the future). Emilia ends up having to kill both Satella and Subaru (Satella has RBD for herself again/Satella killed first?), which leads to Satella returning to the past over 400 years ago. In this timeline Satella absorbs all the other witches to ensure that there’s no reason to kill Subaru. Then, 400 years later, Subaru is transferred to Lugnica (probably by Satella), which brings us to the beginning of the series.

            Emilia killing Satella/Subaru could also explain why she got killed when Subaru tried to tell her about RBD, since Satella then maybe feared for his life and/or had a grudge against Emilia.

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          4. Hello Chiken, Brazilian fans accompany your translations.
            Reading several theories I felt inspired to also comment, but I think maybe I get a little further xD. Let’s say Subaru meets Satella in the Convention Shop, she felt totally lonely and empty, and after a conversation with subaru she finds her goal to live and soon falls in love with him, Subaru when leaving the convenience store is almost run over by a car, but it is saved by Satella who suffers the accident I his place, and Re: zero that we are seeing now is the dreams of a girl in with the

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  2. Loved it. I can tell Dona wants to monitor Subaru some more. Really hope we have more meetings with her from now on, she’s interesting and knows everything there’s to know about the world.

    So now how will he deal with the current Garfiel crisis… and that f***ing Usagi. ._.

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  3. I’m kinda finding it weird that subaru isn’t surprised that the witch loves him like it’s a natural thing well I’m looking forward to the question we are all wondering about whether it about raswaal and beatris actually I forgot how to write her name

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    1. That’s because the anime cut out a lot of staff from arc 3.
      During the whale fight in the anime we only get a face but no sound, however in the novel she keeps whispering “I love you” into Subarus ears.

      This happens everytime he tries to talk about RbD.

      The anime probably didn’t want to “spoil” the voice actor…

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        1. Talking bout the extra 2 sins which are not even part of the greater sins, is a spoiler since it was not mentioned up to were Chicken translated it.

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  4. Since Satella blindly loves Subaru then Satella is Rem but Satella is half elf so Rem possessed Emilia but the process failed thus they got mixed up and become insane. But then no one bats an eye so she went to the past and everybody looses their minds. Well… is this theory slothful enough? XD.

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    1. I was thinking the same!!!! Cause no one had ever said that to her which is why she ended up falling for him. But then again if you think about it satella is probably the one who summoned subaru to lugunica in the first place so she probably loved him even before subaru saying that satella is a beautiful name

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  5. Here’s a slothful theory for you.

    The witch of envy Satella is bound in Emilia. And is infatuated with him ever since he’s protected her. Don’t forget when Emilia told him her name was Satella and he complemented her. At his first death when they touched hand she imbued the sin power of Prides Authority onto him. Return by Death.

    I’m guessing the witch of envy can see the future as why she has the black gospels. That predict future events. Bringing Subaru in from another world she knew he would protect Emilia and therefore herself. Puck serves as a seal of sorts on the witches power.

    And finally,
    She contacted the arch sin of greed and gluttony to find and erase her competition. Rem.

    Hey but that’s just a theory a Weeeb theory xD

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    1. But what if satella’s true power is the return by death, she had a fruitful life with subaru but she had to use rbd in order to save subaru, she returns to a time before he meets subaru since she’s a half-elf and lives really long and gets sealed by the sage, dragon and hero

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  6. Thank fuckin chicken GOD for this chapter! I couldn’t contain my thirst for it since having RbD discussed in the story between someone else than Subaru is such a major development for what purpose does Subaru plays in all this. Plus Echidona though… My EMT stands for something entirely different now :3

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  7. thought; given that major characters in parallel worlds have their own parallel equivalent, do you guys remeber subaru’s parents? namely the pridefulness of his father, or perhaps the odd way his mother speaks. what if Subaru is the parallel equivalent of the witches son? pride his father and thus his birth right. I’m assuming that he died as he left the convenience store, and thus freed from his body the witch pulled his soul into her world. he’s been tainted with her from the start, but the moment he chose to really give his all for satella really sealed the deal. The witches love may not be sexual but maternal, or at least based around maternal.

    lastly we know that Subaru is to kill and consume all the other sins so that emillia kills him in the end. I hope……..

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    1. Good theory but I don’t like the maternal part, i accept the part that his dad was from the world of lugunica originally and now the son subaru is transferred to the world of lugunica back to it’s rightful place in order to fix the space-time disposition

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    1. Echidona caused Subaru’s troubles by creating the Gospel so I think she is not really good for Subaru either. As in She intends to break Subaru just to spite Satella.

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  8. Thank you again Chicken sama! 😄
    Whenever you post a new chapter, even the worst of days suddenly become beautiful!
    You know it’s very difficult to not read the arc 6 story line,but I think I’ll wait.

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  9. I think

    [Subaru: Sorry for the BAD REACTION didn’t live up to your expectations…… but…]

    Should be

    [Subaru: Sorry for the (or a) BAD REACTION that didn’t live up to your expectations…… but…]

    Also thanks for the chapter

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  10. Super Intersting chapter!

    Its cool how Echidona more or less feels the same way we do about RBD. The fact that yes technically it is “limitless” but every time he uses it (willingly or unwillingly) The witch gets closer and closer. Also I can’t begin to wrap my head around what could have possibly happened between Echidona and Satella (other then Satella “killing” her).

    Great Work! and good luck with your travel plans ; )

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  11. Wow this is Interesting NOW I understand the Return by Death a little good thing it has an Unlimited use of it but STILL thanks chicken sama for your your translation I really really like when it comes Subaru talk to Echidona its really really Fun and curiosity can’t wait for a LIVE DRAFT keep up the good work as always… XD ❤

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  12. Subaru mentioned dying 16 times, but I only remember 15
    I hear things were cut from arc 3 in the anime, was there an extra loop or am I just forgetful?
    I remember three deaths in the first set, four in the mansion, four in the capital, one offscreen suicide trying to save Rem, then one to Elsa and two to the rabbits in the current arc

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    1. 1. Belly sliced open
      2. Belly sliced open
      3. Bakstabbed in alley
      4. Died from curse while asleep
      5. Died from the Morning Star to the head
      6. Death by decapitation caused by wind magic
      7. Jumped from cliff as an act of suicide
      8. Frozen to death in a secret passageway
      9. Death by decapitation caused by wind magic while carrying Rem
      10. Frozen to death while his mind was in the process of being taken over by Petelgeuese
      11. Killed by Julius because his mind was being taken over by Petelgeuese
      12. Assassinated by Witch Cultists (don’t know details)
      13. Slit throat in an act of suicide because of Rem’s state
      14. Belly cut open (Elsa is back!)
      15. Bled to death because of gaping hole from his back to stomach (while he was being eaten)
      16. Eaten by a horde of rabbits

      Death number 12 wasn’t included in the anime.
      That loop is when Arc 3 Chapter 71 [The Girl in the Forbidden Library] takes place.

      Link to chapter: https://translationchicken.com/2016/10/07/prelude-to-arc-4-chapter-3-excerpt-from-the-girl-in-the-forbidden-library/

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      1. Thank you for taking the time to list them
        In the end it was me being forgetful, it wasn’t in the anime but I did read all the chapters done here so I should have remembered

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  13. I think that Satella killed someone close to Echidona, like a lover maybe. Remember she even said that she was human and had feelings of her own

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  14. Hey, translation chicken. I am a big fan from a really long time, I check your work everyday. Really, thank you, buddy. You made it easier for us to complete this awesome anime, I hope you reply to my comment.

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  15. Am I the only one who thinks he should have asked about the Witch Gene? What is it? What it does? And finally, what happed when he threw Garfiel in the air with movement of his hand? These are the questions that have the highest priorities imo. P.S: If he does ask these questions later, don’t spoil please.

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  16. Hehehe really loving Subaru and Echidona’s discussion in the tea party. And especially that last part where Echidona smiled differently for the first time because of Subaru’s hidden talent for flirting with Witches 🙂 ❤

    Thanks for the wonderful chapter, Chicken!
    And have a safe trip! 😀

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  17. what does Subaru mean by this: “When it becomes completely formed, that’s when I’ll have reached the limit of Return by Death. When that shadow becomes real, I don’t think I will be able to reject it]”… the limit? reject it? I

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    1. It’s about Satella’s shadow and by completely formed he mean seem her actual form instead of just a humanoid shadow. Than on the following paragraphs Echidona rejected it saying Return by Death probably doesn’t have a limit and the conditions for it to stop would be either killing Satella or making her stop loving Subaru.

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  18. Hello Chiken, Brazilian fans accompany your translations.
    Reading several theories I felt inspired to also comment, but I think maybe I get a little further xD. Let’s say Subaru meets Satella in the Convention Shop, she felt totally lonely and empty, and after a conversation with subaru she finds her goal to live and soon falls in love with him, Subaru when leaving the convenience store is almost run over by a car, but it is saved by Satella who suffers the accident I his place, and Re: zero that we are seeing now is the dreams of a girl in with the
    .

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  19. Douglas..that theory of yours is what we call the coma theory, this is a so famous that doraemon, pokemon and one punch man also got one..example, ash is sick and the pokemon is all a dream..but some people got disturb by this..so dont worry, it just a theory!

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    1. who cares if its just a coma, its a story anyway… and btw its coz ashe never age too that there is this theory for that 🙂 but the never aging syndrome is not that uncommon so it doesnt really mean anything

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  20. Great work, as always!

    There are, however, a couple of things I wish to ask.

    Since you’re translating from Web Novel, how far the original version is, in terms of arcs? I heard that the story progressed up to arc 6, but I may be mistaken.
    What difference would be, in terms of content, between web novel and light novel? And does the LN runs parallel or is behind in terms of content to WN?

    Also are the latest releases of LN available in English version or are they for Japan only?

    I’m a bit confused. It’d be great if you could answer these questions.
    I started reading it a few days ago, and after catching up, I kinda feel disappointed that there’s nothing more for now. Furthermore, being new to WN & LN in general, I do not understand how exactly this works.

    But really appreciate your work. Thanks.

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    1. English translation of the LN is up to volume 4. I think volume 5 is due next month. Latest release in Japan is volume 14 which I think has just been published.

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    2. Total number of arcs so far : 6
      Total number of translated arks / LN : 4 is out and 5 is to be released soon , or so i head .
      Estimated : about 12

      WN Vs LN :
      LN is a more polished version of the WN . It cuts some unnecessary scenes / dialog and changes the way the story progresses in a small way ( like the scene where Frederica tells Subaru about the Demi human war . In the LN i head it is later in arc 4 or maybe 5 ) . Also WB is free , in Re:Zero’s case at least , and you need to pay for LN .

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  21. I loooooved this chapter, thank you so much lord chicken. The way that Echidona said that Subaru might have a talent for flirting with witches got me so giddy. Much love as always! Great work!

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  22. Thanks for clearing that up. @dwilis2013 and xristos1710.

    Since I cannot wait for the next chapter to come out, I am using Google translate to translate the original web novel. Though, unfortunately the translation is horrible. But still, it’s better than nothing.

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  23. I think the Season 2 of Re Zero is on the end of 2018 I think and some say that the Re Zero season 2 will be aired on the end of 2018 or spring 2019 I think because of the article 6 hasn’t finish yet but good thing Chicken sama translated this wonderful translation while waiting the Season 2 to be aired but on the mang I don’t know if they finished it the whole article 3 I think..

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    1. how there will be anime for season 2? almost nothing happened from when rem was erased :/ well alot of talks but almost no action … maybe they will skip some plot, but it will be alot of skips

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