Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 50 [A Distant Roar] (Part 2/2)

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Translator: TranslationChicken

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Editor: TranslationChicken

(Thank You Aaron, Kizarat, Roanz, Vimal, Chris, Soriosh, Nero, Fox, for helping me with proofreading on the Live Draft! <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/216/

Previous Part 1/2: https://translationchicken.com/2017/10/27/rezero-arc-4-chapter-50-a-distant-roar-part-12/

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Seeing the girl standing there at the back of the clearing, watching him with her vast, boundless gaze, Subaru wavered.
Surely, Garfiel had just told him that she was swallowed by the shadow.

But that was clearly at odds with what he was seeing.
If he had to choose which one to believe in, he could only choose to believe the reality in front of his eyes. In that case, was all their previous conversation just a lie?

[Subaru: Garfiel, what is this……]

[Garfiel: ……Don’t go jumpin’ t’conclusions. I know what y’wanna say ‘n ask, but we ain’t got time for that, now that we lured that thing here]

Dismissing Subaru with a wave of his hand, Garfiel cast his gaze over his surroundings. Then, lifting his chin and drawing in a deep breath,

[Garfiel: ――――oooorrrrrrrrrRRRRR!]

Although its volume fell short of covering the entire expanse of the forest, like a distant howl, the call pierced through the wondrously silent air.
Hearing it, for a moment, the rather out-of-place thought occurred to Subaru, “That guy’s super good at making animal noises”, but it soon gave way when he saw the answer to that howl.

[Subaru: ――――!?]

Accompanied by the sound of rustling, one after another, small silhouettes stepped out of the foliage and into the clearing.
Short in stature, their long, pink hair was almost dragging on the ground. Their skins were translucent-white, and their eyes devoid of emotion. The robes they wore seemed unfitting for their size, with sleeves dangling way past the tip their hands. They didn’t seem to be wearing any other garment underneath, and, peeking between the gaps, he could see that they were barefoot.

The number of figures stepping out of the treeline must have totaled about twenty or so.
Lining up to fill almost half of the clearing, they all bore the exact same face. Not just the same expression―― but the same face.

[Subaru: What kind of, joke is……]

[Garfiel: Woulda preferred if I didn’t have t’show ya]

Garfiel’s pained mutter failed to enter Subaru’s stricken ears. Or rather, despite entering his ears, they failed to register any proper meaning in his brain.

Seeing the girls with identical faces lined up before his eyes―― all looking exactly like Lewes, gave Subaru the illusion that he might be dreaming.

Truth is, Subaru had these kinds of nightmares before, and he had hoped that this was just another one of them. But,

[Subaru: The scratches from the branches hurt… and my heart too…… this is real, isn’t it]

Checking the blood seeping from his arms, and pressing against the sharp pounding of his heart, Subaru took a deep breath. And then, having resolved to accept this scene as reality, he scanned his eyes over the girls once more.

They all looked exactly the same as Lewes, and even their expressions were identical. That is to say, they were all emotionless, unmoving, and doll-like.
Even though Subaru knew that Lewes was never an especially lively person, she was always abundant in emotion, and, more importantly, her every action resembled that of a living human being.

[Subaru: ――――]

But that characteristic feeling of living human beings was entirely absent from these girls.
They were like dolls. There could be no description more accurate than that. One could even say they were dolls.
Despite breathing and carrying life, they were no more than moving dolls―― such, was the abnormality of seeing twenty identical faces arranged in a row.

[Subaru: Clones…… this world can’t have that kind of technology. Is it some kind of replication magic……? But then why make so many Lewes-sans……]

When the term “Somatic Cell Cloning” flashed across his mind, Subaru suddenly realized it.
Why the Sanctuary was called the Experimental Grounds, and why its master, Echidona, was so reluctant to talk about it. And then, there was also why Garfiel repeatedly cursed this place as a deadlock.

[Subaru: Unless, this is the result of the Sanctuary’s experiments……? Replicating Lewes-san? No… but, what’s the point of doing something like that……]

[Garfiel: Sorry t’do this when yer busy ponderin’, but looks like it’s about time]

While Subaru’s mind was turning at an incredible speed, beside him, Garfiel’s arms began to expand.
His arms, covered over with golden hair, swelled to rip through his clothing as muscles bulged to three times their original width.
Atavism―― if the giant tiger was Garfiel’s true form, then this partial transformation was merely the first stage of his trump card.

[Garfiel: Surround it n’ crush it. Simple, but with e’ryone else eaten, this is all that’s left]

[Subaru: ……I can understand what your plan is, but they’re…]

[Garfiel: Don’t worry. They ain’t like Granny, their insides’re empty. But they can follow orders at least. If they can just create an openin’, we’re set]

Whether it was the details of his strategy, or about Lewes’ replicants, there were still too many questions Subaru wanted to ask. But there was no time for that, or for carrying on a peaceful conversation, for that matter.

With a swipe of his massive arm, Garfiel pushed Subaru to the very back of the clearing. Then, at Garfiel’s brutish signal, the Lewes-formation pressed forward to shield Subaru behind them.
Garfiel stood himself in the dead center of the clearing. Behind him, were the Lewes-clones, and at the tail end, was Subaru. All the while, swallowing the trees of the forest, on the opposite end of Garfiel’s glare,

{???: ――I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you I love you}

With slow, writhing movements, the words of love seeped from the edge of the forest.

Boundless revulsion and blaring alarms crying “danger” rang ceaselessly inside his skull. Then, the Witch’s shadow lifted what should be its head, and caught Subaru within its sights,

[Subaru: ――――]

Before he knew it, he could see the shadow undulating with joy.
Surrounded by a black vortex sweeping the trees of the forest into its spiral, amidst the sound of crushing wood, whispering love, the shadow stepped closer.

Defiling the grass of the clearing, it took only an instant for the expanding darkness to usurp this small patch of earth. Before long, everything here would be sinking into the shadow just as the forest had.
So if Garfiel was to have any chance of winning, it would have to be before this place was engulfed by the shadow. That is, now. This very moment.

[Garfiel: ――――GhrraaaAAAAAAHHHHH!!]

Tilting his head to the sky, Garfiel’s throat expelled a roar that quaked the atmosphere.
The violent tremors tearing through the air petrified Subaru’s every organ with instinctive terror. Before the frozen Subaru, not only Garfiel’s arms, but his legs had transformed into those of a beast, slamming to the ground with all its force.

Instantly, with the ruptured earth under Garfiel’s foot as the pivot, the ground beneath the Witch sprang up like a giant seesaw.
It was every bit a reenactment of Garfiel’s first meeting with Subaru, where he flipped Patrasche and the carriage clean off of the ground.

As the shadow was launched into the air alongside clumps of swept-up earth, Garfiel lowered his posture, placing all four limbs onto the ground. And, with a howl, he spurred on the next stage of his transformation.

Unable to withstand his expanding body, his clothes burst into slithers of rags dangling from his golden fur. Held up by lumbering limbs, his body grew to exceed four meters in length, as dagger-like fangs lined inside his jaw.
This was none other than the manifestation of the great tiger that had once conferred on Subaru such fury and despair.

[Garfiel: ――――WWRRRRR!!]

Roaring, the beast’s body tore through the wind, lunging for the shadow.
Causing the foothold to cave in beneath its paws, the mighty beast leaped with astounding speed, in defiance of its enormous mass.
And, just as it flung open its jaws, threatening to crush the shadow’s slender waist with fangs that could shear through steel――

[???: ――――]

――fingers of shadows reached out from beneath the leaping beast and wound it within its grasp. Intercepted like this, the great tiger stopped mid-air. And, the moment after, a throat-rending shriek rang out.
A mist of blood burst from the tiger’s constricted limbs, practically announcing the shadow’s intent to crush them in its grip. Arms as thick as Subaru’s waist began producing the sound of ripping flesh.
Subaru watched the great tiger, shrieking and immobilized mid-air, but couldn’t tear his eyes away. And from there, the shadow mercilessly snapped the beast’s body into an explosion of organs and blood――

[Subaru: ――ah―]

――was not what happened.
While Subaru watched on in a daze, two Lewes replicants leaped into the fray between the tiger and the Witch.
The little girls shot forward, panting pointlessly with open mouths. With incredible speed, they passed through the shadow, and, landing on the ground, they darted towards the Witch whose gaze was transfixed on the tiger held high in her grip.

[Lewes-clones: u―]

[Subaru: ――――]

Spreading their arms, they threw themselves at the Witch as if to hug her. But the Witch, having noticed their approach, easily skewered them in place with an outstretched shadow.
The sharp, spear-tipped shadow, with the motion of a whip slinging to their prey, severed the two Lewes-clone’s legs from under them before skewering them through the waist. Then, it brought them next to the shrieking Garfiel, as if to show him.

A far too abominable sight, but that laxness was the Witch’s mistake.

[Garfiel: ――wwWWWRRRRRRRRRRRRR!]

When he saw the replicants’ mutilated bodies brought before him, Garfiel’s tremoring throat, already tearing from shrieks of agony, let out a roar of an entirely different hue that forced Subaru’s brows to furrow.
Confused as to the meaning of that change in tone, before Subaru eyes, he saw the hanging bodies of the Lewes-clones rapidly engulfed by an abounding, pale-blue light――

[Subaru: ――――!?]

[???: ――――]

The next instant, the bodies exploded with a blinding flash.
There were no blood or organs, or any gory indications that a living organism had exploded. Their flesh merely transformed into particles of light, blasting clear the surrounding shadows and returning a brief moment of life to the world. Blown and scattered―― but unlike any ordinary death by explosion.

Blinded by the flash of light, Subaru violently rubbed at his eyes. And, hurriedly regaining his vision, his eyes opened in time to see the wall of Lewes-clones that was shielding him rushing towards the shadow just as the first two had done before them.

Dispersing in all directions, with impeccable coordination, the eighteen Lewes-clones surrounded the Witch. Apparently having no other means of attack, their only aim was to stick themselves onto the Witch as they closed in their encirclement with their arms spread wide.

But, even with their coordinated advance, the replicants’ movements were still constrained by human limits. Not to mention that their adversary was the primal calamity of the Witch of Envy.
Just when Subaru thought it was about to be swamped by the Lewes-clones, the tip of the up-surging shadow split into eighteen strands. Each becoming a blade, as if mocking the Leweses’ efforts to evade them, the whips sliced through their skulls, torsos, abdomens, piercing and slashing, rending them to shreds.

Despite spacing out their attacks, the Lewes-clones were annihilated, and, after the passing of a single beat, all the Leweses exploded in a pulse of white light―― temporarily expelling all darkness from the clearing, and stripping away the vortex of shadow that surrounded the Witch.

[Garfiel: ――WRRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!]

There was no way the wound-ridden tiger could allow this opportunity to slip away.

Using the opening created by the Lewes-clones’ charge to free himself from bondage, the moment after the replicants exploded, with a roar that surpassed all that came before, the giant beast lunged for the shadow’s head.

The Witch erected a wall of shade to meet the giant tiger rushing towards her, but the tiger, holding the silhouette of a person on the tip of his claw―― a Lewes-replicant which it had hidden for this very purpose, slammed it into the wall, blasting it apart. Through the pale-blue flash of light, his fangs and claws fell upon the heart of the shadow.

――It was so perfect that even Subaru was convinced that he had it.

An inhumane tactic that unhesitatingly sacrificed twenty-one Lewes-replicants.
If the tiger-morphed Garfiel could land a single direct strike with its claw, surely, even a Witch couldn’t hope to survive――

{???: ――I love you}

Or at least, that was what Subaru implored in his heart,

{???: ――Subaru-kun}

The shadow called sweetly, as Garfiel’s burst-open corpse shattered into dust.

 

-=Chapter 50 End=-

 

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Next Chapter: https://translationchicken.com/2017/11/04/rezero-arc-4-chapter-51-loveloveloveloveloveloveloveloveloveloveloveloveloveloveme-part-12/

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Happy Halloween!! This one’s extra bloody too >_<

Sorry the releases got delayed this week. There were a few things I had to take care of, but it won’t be long to catch up!

Please let me know if you see any typos or missing words! ❤

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I’m going back to sleep >_< 

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Chapter 51 Live Draft:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/re-zero-arc-4-51-15147202

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Next Chapter: https://translationchicken.com/2017/11/04/rezero-arc-4-chapter-51-loveloveloveloveloveloveloveloveloveloveloveloveloveloveme-part-12/

107 thoughts on “Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 50 [A Distant Roar] (Part 2/2)

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  1. The power level on the Witch of Envy is way to high. It’s over 9- okay, I’ll stop now. Anyways, it’s pretty crazy that this is only a fraction of Envy’s power.

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  2. Wow, that was a … stunning chapter. With nobody left besides Subaru and Satella I’m really interested what will happen next. Although I’m a great supporter of SatellaxSubaru, that is still an unexpected development, especially if you consider that just two or three chapters ago there was not even the smallest hint, that Satella will show up (ok, besides the fact that Subaru was openly talking about “Return by Death”).
    For now I’m really wondering how Satella is connected to Subaru. If we assume that he was just living a normal life in our normal world there should be no way for these two to have any connection, but it seems that Satella is the one who brought Subaru into this world as such it seems logical that they already knew each other before.
    I think a theory could that Subaru is Satella’s lover from 400 years ago and that the whole calamity that happened back then is somehow connected to him. But that wouldn’t explain certain aspects like rebirth or why she just didn’t bring him back to life like she’s doing now.

    In any case, the story is becoming more and more interesting and hopefully we’ll see a saitfying explanation for the relationship of Subaru and Satella. Now I have to see how I will survive the next days without a new chapter.
    Thanks for the chapter Chicken

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    1. You’ll definitely see a satisfying explanation about the relationship between Subaru and Satella in his 6th attempt, final loop. 😉Can’t wait for it to be translated!

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  3. We were all worried after what happened last night but it’s good to see you’re up and going.
    This is great seeing this right after my calc class

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  4. That ending……i can just barely keep myself from screaming this is sooooo good.

    Btw our presumption leads us to think that the shadow is satella but what if it was rem’s soul reaching out to subaru? Cause the only one who i know who calls subaru subaru-kun is rem. Emilia and the others calls him subaru with no honorifics and felix calls him subaru-kyun so….. is there a possibility that it might be rem???

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    1. My theory so far has been that this is actually the second trial.. The first one was past, maybe third is future.. so that makes this one is present? If that’s the case, then maybe that is Rem, but rather it’s Subaru confronting the soul that he was unable to save.

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  5. Wow.. that.. Satella’s shadow is just too OP. I can’t believe that this is only just a small percentage of her power..
    And she even said Subaru’s name..in that brutal ending. Oooohh! that was sooo good ❤

    Thanks for the Halloween treat, Chicken! And rest well! 😀

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  6. i think it’s satella speaking through emillia’s body, like they said ‘vessel’ or it might be REM, but not original REM but the last ‘witch of lust’ . in mythology it’s said that witch of lust is seen as a different person by different people. ‘ the person they long for’.

    also thanks chicken-sama.
    and can anyone solve my query which I’d asked in chap 46 part 1 under same name , thank you.

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  7. “Subaru-kun” Hmm :thinking: I think the only people that call him that are Rem and Roswall. I doubt the clown is secretly in love with Subaru so that leaves Rem as the only suspect. Perhaps she becomes corrupted due to Gluttony? Assuming it isn’t a complete stranger at least. She’s shown some serious creepiness towards him in some of the side stories so I could definitely believe Envy is a corrupted version of Rem.

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    1. No, my personal theory is a rather eleborate one, but what it comes down to is that Subaru’s dad once lived in the RE:zero world, under the name flugel, who in Arc 6 is revealed to be the actual sage, and if you pay attention to the japanese scribbels on the Flugel Tree, it says “flugel was here” in standard japanese, thus confirming flugel was from our world.

      So, where it comes down to is: Satella is actually Subaru’s mum, Flugel knocked her up after hunting down the other witches but ultimately finding it impossible to kill her for obvious reasons ,resulting in them, in a weird twist of fate falling in love, and it was through Subaru’s inception that she was forcibly fused with incompatible witch genes. Consequently she went completely off the fucking deepend from maternal rage and tried to destroy the world just to saveguard her child

      Satella was defeated, her body and soul seperated, and Subaru was removed by means of a C-section. Most witch genes were soaked up by Satella, but one was shared amongst the 2; Envy. Envy was linked to Satella so strongly that it created a lasting bond and permanent foothold for Satella on the outside world, prompting Flugel to return to the real world, hoping this would prevent Satella from coming back. Of course, this necessitated him parting with the witch genes he already had. it is also for this reason that the bischops exist even though Satella supposedly still has all the witch genes.

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        1. There aren’t any spoilers in that, it’s just his theory. Flugel being the sage wasn’t revealed in arc 6, that’s something we’ve known since arc 2 or 3. Frankly his theory is pretty impractical and doesn’t have much supporting evidence so you don’t have to worry about it being a potential spoiler. The only thing that’s even partially spoiled is the thing about Flugel being from our world but that was hinted at in arc 3 and hasn’t been confirmed.

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      1. LOL. This theory was… uhh… I don’t even know how to say it. From just the hints about Flugel from the previous arc, you came to this, very wild theory that I can’t even express how I feel about it. 😂😂😂

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  8. Oh my god, need the next chapter in my life O.O btw i dont think its Rem. I’m also hesitant to believe Emilia is the vessel, cause if it would be that easy to take over, Satella already would have done it in the past no? Espacially since Subaru gave alot of reasons already in the past for Satella to be jelly xD But im really curious why now, cause Echidna and Subaru have some good moments together? I also hope he goes to her and we get so see what happens to Subaru, if she really would kill him, because she didnt for a long time at the start, until Garfield came. Questions above Questions, my Brain trembles.

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  9. Nice update. Really interested to see how it will go with only Subaru and Satella there. I can’t even comprehend how Subaru will beat all of these odds against him.

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    1. There’s a lot of mystery around Envy, it would be really anticlimactic if it turns out she’s not a character we know. Her saying “Subaru-kun” is a huge hint. It might not mean it’s Rem, but I think it does confirm it isn’t Emilia as a lot of people were thinking. Though there’s still a lot left to the story, she might end up being a character introduced in the future. It’s fun to speculate about stuff like that, that’s why there are a bunch of “conspiracies” about it; and it hasn’t been established who or what envy is.

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  10. So, is he going to die again and recycle, or is this a trial? I don’t think Echidona would do something as tasteless as act the part of Envy, but might that be her? And Envy just lost some yandere cred there. Should be calling him “Subaru-senpai”. Get your act together, yah dang Witch.

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  11. *Satella says {Subaru-kun}*
    THIS IS NOT OKAY
    I AM NOT OKAY
    NOTHING IS OKAY
    HALLOWEEN IS OVER
    CANCELLED FOR BEING TOO NOT OKAY
    NO. It’s an acronym
    Ya know what N.O. stands for?
    NOT OKAY

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  12. Now Subaru can be happy and just except the witch of envys love I mean who would not want to hug that big hot sexy black vortex and she seems so loveing well that’s about the only word she says

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  13. It must really suck to be the witch of envy. Being hated and feared by everyone even the one she loves.

    Im sure theres a reason why she did those mean things in the past but no one spared a time to listen and understand her.

    If I could, then I would marry her.

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  14. I no what you mean its all just a big misunder standing am sure she did not mean to plung the world in to darkness everyone makes mistakes I am sure she has a good reason why she did it

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  15. This whole chapter seems forced as hell.Literally nothing is happening,author is just reciting one single scene in many different ways

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  16. Well sloth had like 20 unseen hands Stella had 2000 confirmed by puck when he attacked him he said if you want to take me down you need at least 1000 hand at least half of what the witch had

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    1. yeah but in the manga i think he said it about echidona and not satella. i think some1 confirmed its the right version as the LN but i dont remember

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  17. I came to this site after I watched the Anime within 2 days (Oct 28 and 29). Then, I read Arc 3 and Arc 4 up to this point (Oct 30-Nov.4) . As an anime fan… you’re so cool TranslationChicken! I hope you continue to translate this free web novel to english although I can’t support you so much with just words… Thank you! I’ll visit this site every week I suppose so I wish you good luck as a fellow Re Zero fan and our cool japanese translator 😉

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