Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 66 [A Crimson Snowscape] (Part 2/2)

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Translator: TranslationChicken

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Editor: TranslationChicken

(Thank you Kizarat, Roanz, Patrick, Axl Knight, Kam, Mohamad, Aaron, White Rice, Old Poppy, Relaxing Gaming 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/232/

Previous Part 1/2: https://translationchicken.com/2018/01/29/rezero-arc-4-chapter-66-a-crimson-snowscape-part-1-2/

 

 

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[Roswaal: ――We~~ll now, you two ce~~rtainly look a~~ngry]

Laying on the bed in his allotted residence, Roswaal greeted Subaru and Garfiel with these words, cheerfully smiling in his usual clown makeup.

[Subaru: Yeah. I’m super pissed right now. And this one over here wants to jump on you this minute, you know? So you might wanna be careful what you say]

Standing there blocking the doorway, Subaru spread out his arms and nudged his chin at the person beside him. On the other end of his gesture was Garfiel, who was quietly growling.
The sound of his bestial breathing was proof that he was using the last of his rationality to maintain his human form. Although they were indoors, the coldness had penetrated the masonry of the walls and passed inside. Both Subaru and Roswaal were breathing white, while only Garfiel’s were bordering on red from the sheer heat of his breaths.

[Roswaal: This is an i~~nteresting pairing, no? I was sure I remember Garfiel saying something about ri~~pping Subaru in two when he comes back?]

[Garfiel: Things’ve changed a bit. I’ll have to put off decidin’ who t’crush into paste till I figure out what’s true or not]

[Subaru: Don’t say such scary things so naturally. Roswaal too, you shouldn’t accept that kind of scary statement like it’s normal, you know]

Subaru’s exchange with Garfiel as he left the Sanctuary for the Mansion had left him with a deep sense of self-loathing. Unable to forget that humiliation, Garfiel’s resentment towards Roswaal and Emilia wasn’t too difficult to understand.

Seeing Subaru furrow his brows, Roswaal shook his head with [No~ no~~o], as he turned his single yellow eye between Subaru and Garfiel,

[Roswaal: I was simply telling it as it i~~s, Subaru-kun]

[Subaru: Sounds like I’m pretty despised. I’m hurt, Ros-chi. Weren’t you gonna do anything even if Garfiel ate me up?]

[Roswaal: A~aya aya, now isn’t that too hard on yourself? If Subaru-kun went head to head with Garfiel, I’m not so sure that Garfiel would come out on to~~p?]

[Subaru: You think I have a chance? If you heard my combat record you’d be shaking in your boots, you know]

Ever since being summoned to this Parallel World, Subaru had just been constantly taking damage, with barely a single combat victory to his name.
He did manage to beat up the weird trio in the alley, kill a few Wolgarms, and finish off the dying Petelgeuse, but that was about it.

[Subaru: Actually, that’s a lot better than I thought… but if I’m pitted against a pissed-off Garfiel, I won’t last two seconds before I get turned into meat cubes. I can at least see that much]

[Roswaal: I wonder. Perhaps, under the right conditions, you could put up a good fi~~ght, I think]

Narrowing his eye, Roswaal looked Subaru up and down as he spoke. Unfortunately, no matter how Subaru tried to reflect on those words, he just couldn’t seem to agree.
Subaru shrugged and decided to set Roswaal’s statements aside for now, while almost simultaneously beside him, Garfiel stomped down his foot, shattering the floorboard beneath it.

[Garfiel: None’a that crap matters right now! Ain’t there somethin’ more important here, hah!? Are y’two assholes asleep?]

Leaving a deep footprint in the center of the floor, Garfiel bared his fangs and shouted at Subaru and Roswaal.
He didn’t seem too fond of their little sparring match before moving into the main topic. But then again, it didn’t suit Subaru too well either.
Following Garfiel’s prompt, Subaru gave a single nod, and,

[Subaru: You’re the one making it snow outside, aren’t you, Roswaal]

He cut straight to the chase.

[Roswaal: ――――]

Hearing Subaru’s question, Roswaal closed his mouth.
Subaru followed suit, and quietly waited for Roswaal’s answer. Silence descended on the room, as the only sounds audible were the howls of the freezing wind outside the window, the rhythmic ticking of the clock hand, and the clicks of Garfiel’s gritting teeth.

[Roswaal: Subaru-kun]

[Subaru: Yeah?]

[Roswaal: ――Did you hear that from me?]

[Subaru: ――――]

What kind of question was that?
Subaru had run multiple simulations in his head about what Roswaal’s response might be.
Perhaps a boldfaced laugh like [Aha, you got me], or a pathetic [W-what a ludicrous…… proof, where’s your proof!]. Most likely, it would have been an evasive [I’m afraid I have no idea what you’re ta~~lking about], or something along those lines.

But Roswaal’s reply was completely different from anything Subaru had imagined.

[Subaru: What? We just got here, how are you supposed to have told us? You sure you’re not confused?]

[Roswaal: Hm~ mm……is that so. Is that so. I~~s that so. ……Unfortunate]

Despite chewing over the meaning of his words, Subaru only looked at Roswaal with an expression of non-understanding. After leaving him those words, Roswaal cast down his gaze, and let out a feeble sigh.
The side of his pallid face seemed even more devoid of strength than usual. And Subaru could see that it was not a result of his injuries, but a reflection of the state of his heart.

[Roswaal: ――I~~n that case. I misspoke, I misspoke. I said something strange just now]

Lifting his face again, Roswaal revealed a faint smile as if taking back what he had just said.
Somehow, Subaru just felt like there was something off about that red-painted smile.
But, paying no heed to Roswaal’s subtle change, Garfiel stepped forward,

[Garfiel: Y’ain’t denyin’ it, oy?]

[Roswaal: Don’t you think that if I throw up a bunch of excuses when I’m already under suspicion, it’ll just sound like I’m lying? But on the other hand, my u~~sual behavior hasn’t earned me any trust from you two ei~~ther]

[Garfiel: So y’fuckin’ noticed? Then y’can probably guess what I’m about t’do next……yeah!?]

Exhaling a sharp breath, Garfiel instantly erased their distance from several steps to zero.
Approaching the foot of the bed, Garfiel reached out his hand to grasp Roswaal by the throat. The split-second movement happened so fast that Subaru didn’t even have the time to call out to stop him.
But,

[Garfiel: ――You]

[???: I will not permit such insolence in front of Roswaal-sama, Garf]

Flying out of the adjacent room, Ram caught Garfiel by his torso and the wrist of his reaching hand.
With his right arm restrained to his chest, Garfiel leered at Ram with a growl.
Subaru was surprised that he hadn’t noticed Ram’s presence in the house until now, but, with a sigh of relief, he was at least grateful that she had managed to avert needless bloodshed.
Then――

[Roswaal: Ram. You really are an excellent servant]

[Ram: Yes, Roswaal-sama――]

Subaru couldn’t find anything strange about their exchange.
Ram had placed herself in harm’s way to protect her master, and Roswaal praised her. There should be nothing wrong about this. Ram was simply carrying out her duty.
So where was the problem? Subaru looked up, furrowing his brows, wondering.

Standing near the door, Subaru could see Garfiel’s back in front of his eyes, and Ram’s delicate figure opposite him. Beyond them, was the bed which Roswaal had taken for his recuperation, but,
――Since when was Roswaal standing?

[Subaru: ――――]

It must have happened in an instant.
In the time it took Subaru to blink, Roswaal had stood up from his bed, and walked up to the standoff between Ram and Garfiel.
And,

[Subaru: ――――]

What the hell is that?
Protruding out of Garfiel’s back was what looked like a human arm.
Penetrating from the front of his chest to the center of his back, it had five writhing fingers, and Subaru was certain that it was someone’s right arm.

[Garfiel: Hhg, bh……h]

Before his eyes, Garfiel’s body violently convulsed.
Little by little, crimson blood stained into the back of his jacket as his legs dangled from his torso. With nothing to support his body, Garfiel dropped to his knees as the arm disappeared into his back.
And, having lost its plug, mass volumes of blood instantly spouted from the hole.

[Garfiel: ――Hh]

Garfiel collapsed to the floor. Looking down at him, were Ram and Roswaal.
And sticking out of Ram’s chest, was,

[Ram: ros……]

[Roswaal: You truly were an excellent servant]

Ram tried to call his name in a feeble voice, but Roswaal gently interrupted her.
He tenderly stroke his left hand on Ram’s peach-colored hair, while Ram seemed to accept it with a soft blush on her intoxicated expression.
――From the corner of her smile, a belated trail of fresh blood leaked out.

But of course.
Since her chest had been pierced through from behind.

The arm was drawn out.
And Ram’s delicate body, unable to withstand even the slightest force, fell forwards onto the floor.
But what caught her was the profusely bleeding Garfiel.
He took the collapsing Ram into his arms, and lifted her upright,

[Garfiel: Gh……Ros……ch. r, am……Ram, Ram, Ram, RAM RAM RAM RAM RAM!!]

The instant of hatred dominating his heart was drowned to nothing by the sight of the one he loved.
Again and again, Garfiel screamed the name of the girl in his arms, roaring blood as he emitted pale-blue light from his hands.
Subaru knew that vivid glow was from the channelling of healing magic.
While it wasn’t Garfiel’s specialization, he was still capable of casting it.

Right now, despite the fatal wound through his chest, Garfiel was pouring his everything into healing Ram in his arms.
As he did so, with each beating of his heart, his body pulsed and transformed.
Fur covered over his exposed skin, his fangs began to grow, and his pupils instantly narrowed into slits. His muscles swelled by magnitudes, as his clothes burst apart from the overwhelming mass of his body.
He was transforming into that mindless tiger, and his bestial instinct to protect his body was furiously clashing with the rational human desire to save the life of the one he loved.
But,

[Garfiel: ――――]

[Roswaal: It would be troublesome if you were allowed to morph]

Slightly tilting his head, with these words Roswaal kicked his leg towards Garfiel.
His long, sweeping leg became wind, and smashed directly into Garfiel’s skull――with the sound of an eggshell cracking, like some slapstick prop, Garfiel’s head exploded into a spray of red.

Garfiel’s body lost everything from the neck up. Blood spouted like a fountain from the severed stump of his neck, filling the room with its bloody stench as his corpse fell on top of Ram.
Underneath, the faint smile on Ram’s expression remained unchanged.
Garfiel’s healing magic had no effect. Ram’s pulse had already ceased the moment Roswaal pulled his arm from the cavity of her destroyed heart.
Garfiel had simply failed to notice it as he wrenched out his lifeforce to save her.

[Roswaal: E~~ven I have trouble casting magic while sustaining a weather-interference spell of this magnitude. ――For a court wizard, it really is an unsightly display]

Roughly scraping his blood-drenched leg on the nearby bed sheet, having murdered Ram and Garfiel with his bare hands, Roswaal turned to the immobilized Subaru.
And, with a tone and bearing completely unchanged from usual, he spoke.

[Roswaal: Now――shall we begin our talk? Natsuki Subaru-kun]

 

 

-=Chapter 66 End=-

 

 

 

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Next Chapter: https://translationchicken.com/2018/02/02/rezero-arc-4-chapter-67-warlock-part-1-3/

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I’ll get started on the next one tomorrow ;-;

Let me know if you find any typos ❤

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Chapter 67 Live Draft:
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176 thoughts on “Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 66 [A Crimson Snowscape] (Part 2/2)

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    1. I was reading some manga and then I thought , hey wasn’t chicken posting right now .
      Scrolled down to see some comments , 0 showed up and I was like damn I can’t think of anything to write , need to write sth .

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          1. Roswaal, Elsa, Puck (for not showing up)
            I just thought about something, does the novel say something about Elsa’s body shape? I mean, those freaking big pair of melons are a creation of Tappei or the anime was trying to catch some attention?

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          2. Id also kill garfiel, he crossed a line of impossible redemption for me. At least rem kept it with the suspicious person.

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      1. well in this loop you will get your wish although i really wish he stay died and someone else is emelias patron-i think thats the word- the thing is he believes that the only path forward is to obey the book and any deviation leads to a dead end. knowing the hare is coming well u might consider it a quicker and therefor a more painless death then being eaten alive. the last loop ends beautifully.

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  1. AHHHH FIRSTTTT!

    Great translating!
    But…I think you should change

    He did manage to beat up the weird trio in the alley, killed a few Wolgarms, and finished off the dying Petelgeuse, but that was about it.
    To:

    He did manage to beat up the weird trio in the alley, kill a few Wolgarms, and finish off the dying Petelgeuse, but that was about it.

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          1. Yeah i remember someone saying, that if you know about the effect of the authority of gluttony, you’ll still remember erased people… i think it was echidona herself saying this to su-bo, not sure though ^^

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    1. I don’t know if he knows the exact method of dying and rewinding, but he’s already shown he knows the gist of how it works.

      In one of their previous talks he realised it was too early (Subaru didn’t know enough) and shut up, so he knows it is reliving the same time over, not simply seeing the future.

      Subaru will know something this time that the gospel told Roswaal is the key to telling him something or not.

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      1. I think it’s more…. the sorts of things Subaru will say in the final timeline will be impossible. He’ll have knowledge from events that don’t transpire, emotional scars that shouldn’t exist, and he’ll probably say things about conversations that couldn’t take place.

        Something like “Subaru will know the rabbit is coming and when, and he’ll accuse Roswaal of making the Snow and say that Roswaal himself told him.” He has thoroughly explored the area with no time to do so. It’s not a hard logical jump to Roswaal to figure out that Subaru can rewind or see into other worlds.

        Honestly i’m not sure Why Subaru has never tried to explain his ability by saying he’s a seer. “I can sometimes see the future, and I can see worlds that will never be.” I bet that wouldn’t violate his contract, but still let him tell people the gist of his power.

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        1. I think that the condition for the witch coming is not (at least entirely) about what he says as just a couple of chapters ago he told elsa she killed him several times knowing she wouldnt believe him and in the beginning of the anime he talks about RBD while some random shopkeeper (not appa man btw) can clearly hear him so the conditions might have a bit to do with his intentions behind what he says

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      1. Echidona’s book ”the memories of the world” I think it was called, is the source of the complete Gospels, and Echidona knew about Subaru’s multi-lives, but didn’t know the full mechanism of it or that he called it ”Return by Death” but knew the gist of his situation, and I think the same goes with Roswal, but he can’t remember the other timelines, like Subaru, I think in my opinion, Roswal thinks that Subaru doesn’t remember about the other timelines or Roswal doesn’t know which Subaru is in front of him because to him there is only the timeline he remembers…in a previous chapter he asked Subaru ”so you remembered?” or something along these lines

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        1. Pretty much. Roswal also seems to get depressed/defeatist when Subaru doesn’t do what his book predict as it means its not the final timeline and thus Roswal’s efforts are now pointless.

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          1. Isso é um Spoiler Leia por sua conta em risco. (eu acompanhei a web em Japonês) com base na minha interpretação, Rosowall chegou a conclusão que Subaru pode Refazer Tudo de novo por que seu evangelho não prevê as ações de Subaru.

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  2. Damn the devotion of Ram there . Doesn’t know when to give up .

    So much gore in these past few chapters . Can’t wait for it to get animated . Also I am really interested to see how they will go with the pace . I mean there is so much stuff going on . How to present all this .
    For anime that hasn’t even been said when it will start get animated I dream a lot , but I just don’t believe that they will not animate such a great story . ( Ps , anyone knows where [careful, please avoid asking about illegal ln translations -tc] )

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    1. I was asking for the official one . The one they wait to finish so they can start the anime .
      And just where it is in the story , no where to read it . Yea I guess you could interpret it like that .

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    2. what they animate is the Light Novel, last christmas the author released Vol.15 .
      Chicken right now (chapter 66) is at around the second half of Vol.12
      so the LN is probably entered Arc 5 by now last time I checked
      so they can probably animate this arc into a 25-episode anime, without leaving out too many things

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  3. I really didn’t expect direct physical attacks from Roswaal, but if he could have magically made a spike appear in Garf then why not power up his body, I suppose.

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  4. “Garfiel’s healing magic had had no effect. Ram’s pulse had already ceased the moment Roswaal pulled his arm from the cavity of her destroyed heart.”

    Delete 1 “had”

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      1. Pardon my rudeness Chicken san, but I think it seems kinda redundant to make it that way(using had had). Oh BTW, I find it cool that you tried your best to make it creative ^_^ and I’m undeniably greatful for this beautiful translation of yours! However, I think it’s kinda bothering or somewhat awkward to read aloud a sentence with 2 consecutive had or it might just be me.
        Once again, I’d like to ask pardon for having this kind of an unnecessary complain.

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  5. Holyshit, I had my suspicions, but this confirms it…

    Roswaal knows about Subaru’s return by death.

    On another note, I tried reading the official japanese webnovel through google translate, and it’s hilariously bad.. Chicken-sama is the hero we need, not the hero we deserve.

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  6. Kudos on Subaru’s accuracy. I’ve always known it was Roswall’s doing. The moment Elsa first attacked him, the moment he left the mansion for dumb long which led to the witch cult invasion and now this. My theory is that Roswall can interpret that book better than most people? Or he’s psychic because he just seems to know shit. If not that then roswall is the same as all the other roswalls before him. Literally. Usually when it seems like someone is psychic they have tons of experience, talent and information. He would have all of that if Roswall was the same.

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    1. Notice how every time Roswall talks to Subaru he closes his other eye and leaves only his golden one open? That’s indicative of the original Roswall, who has possessed his descendants through the centuries, being the one speaking and sharing his knowledge. Whether or not the original Roswall still exists inside him, I’m not sure.

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    2. Roswaal spoiler alert!!

      Roswaal now is the Roswaal back then. I’m not exactly sure how, but I know for sure the old Roswaal has transferred his consciousness to the new generation ones. That’s how he knows what he knows and speaks how he does. Hence the echidona saying the old Roswaal was so obsessed with her. And that’s why Subaru told her it’s probably a different Roswaal when she asked about his appearance. He didn’t know that Roswaal was capable of switching bodies.

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  7. He’s a fucking bastard who always knows what to say to break the dialogue the way he wants cause the gospel foresees everything that’s gonna happen to him right?
    Maybe that’s why he killed gaff and rem, cause he already knows that Subaru’ve lived different timelines and maybe he wants to have a proper talk with subo without being interrupted? But that’s just too optimistic, I suppose

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    1. I’d like to see someone who is finally aware of Subaru’s power to be able to communicate with him or something like that. This should be interesting.

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    1. If it’s one on one, then Subaru can not do it. But, since Subaru’s ability is to manipulate situations and make them favourable by learning more and more about them and utilise that information, in some set-up situation, he can.

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    2. He might refer to that time in the forest when Subaru was able to “push back” Garfiel. It was during the time when Garfiel massacred all the villagers. Since Roswaal seems to have an good idea of Subaru’s ability due to his “Gospel”, he might also have knowledge about Subaru’s abilities, while even Subaru himself might not know or think about that. It wasn’t really clear what Subaru did, but he might have an ability similiar to Betelgeuse’s “Unseen hands”.

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      1. Exactly, I also think it was relating to the “Unseen hands”. That’s probably also what the Dona-tee activated inside him – while he might have already recieved it by killing Betelgeuse.

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      1. Because Garfiel is an outstanding character. He’s one of my favorites in the whole story so far.(I’m currently on Arc 5 ch.55)

        It’s hard reading it in English because its immediately understood. When in Moonspeak, I have to mull over a lot of stuff as I read to fully understand a scene.

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          1. I can. I taught myself and I go to Japan frequently to write music with some of my musician friends there. I picked up the volumes there and keep up with web novel, so it keeps me literate.

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          2. Garfiel has a ton of depth, and has a lot in common with Subaru in ways we haven’t gotten to yet here in the translation. Thanks to Chicken-sama, I get to read this in English!

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  8. “Underneath, the faint smile on Ram’s expression remained unchanged.
    Garfiel’s healing magic (had had) no effect”

    shouldn’t it be “Garfiel’s healing magic had no effect”

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    1. It’s actually correct either way. However, within the context of this part, “had had” is better than just “had”

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  9. Wow… I did not expect Roswaal to kill Garf and Ram so suddenly like that, especially physically, using his own hand and leg.
    Well, looks this upcoming convo between the 2 is gonna be deep.

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  10. Mannnn Ram loving a man with great power that sees everyone as pawns and Rem loving a weakling who sees everyone as potential friends and allies. They’re twins but their taste in men couldn’t be any more more different.

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    1. Her savior.

      Saved her from those witches bitches bastard that attacked her village. Also without him she can’t restore mana. So I think she literally depend on him to live 😦

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      1. That’s what you call Stockholm Syndrome. Though by now I doubt he had nothing to do with the Cult attacking her village in the first place.

        *Sidestory spoiler ALERT*

        I read a side-story about Rem’s first few months in the Mansion. How she, being a 10y.o. child, was tricked to confront a prisoner cultist in the basement and almost got killed. That’s where she got her weapon of choice (more like of chance) – the regular prison equipment, as well as habit to torture her victims by healing and crushing them repeatedly.

        After that Roswaal “assisted” her to hunt down every last cultist that survived the attack on her village. It almost felt like someone disposing of witnesses.

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          1. If you wish… though before you go, heed my warning: do not read more than you must. That translation is not a very good one, so try to avoid the main story chapters – you’ll like it so much more in the Chicken interpretation.

            Me personally – I went there for scenes that were cut out from the anime – Subaru/Rem confessions before and after the Whale Hunt. Those are really inspiring.

            [I think this is from an extra LN that came with the Blueray release, so I took out the link – TC]
            [http://rezero.wikia.com/wiki/Re:Zero_BD_5]

            @chicken, If you find this, please feel free to delete the post at your discretion. It’s kind of a spoiler, after all. Me sorry.

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  11. Question and idk if this is a spoiler or not so I’m just gonna give a warning anyways. *Spoiler Alert*…………………………………………………… How far we from Subaru doing the second trial?

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  12. First I have to say, thank you for the translation! Translation Chicken is the best chicken 🙂

    I can’t wait to see how the talk with Roswall goes. Do you think Ram knows that time is going to rewind and that’s why she doesn’t mind that he killed her? Idk man. Clearly, Roswall knows it’s going to rewind though maybe that’s why he was able to kill them like that? Still harsh. Ah, there’s so much more I want to say but I’ve already rambled enough.

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  13. Thanks for the great chapter.
    Honestly speaking, it’s quite interesting how Roswaal behaves. He obviously has somewhat of an idea how Subaru’s Return by Death works. His question about him telling that information (about the weather) is a clear indicator. Aside from that, I guess it is Roswaal’s goal to revive Satella, because he said something about intending to kill the dragon, that is one of the main forces restricting Satella. Since there is a connection between Satella and Subaru, he might act on that basis. I’m not sure whether he can perceive the “smell of the wtich”, but Ram might have just told him previously, so that is open knowledge. Overall Roswaal seems to develop into one of the main driving forces, the question is whether he can improve the current situation of Subaru. Subaru is already in his 5th or 6th loop and still has no real idea how to counter the multitude of dangers. He’s facing Garfiel, Elsa, The Great Rabbit, maybe Roswaal and whoever might pop out next. Each of them is a huge problem with the Great Rabbit probably being the biggest. So it is questionable whether Subaru himself wil bring the solution to his current predicament, I guess that Roswaal could become a major assistance to Subaru if his goal is indeed Satella, but that is hard to predict due to Satella’s very specific behaviour and the lack of information about Roswaal.
    What is also really interesting is that Subaru seems to have some super-strength. As far as I remember, he should be heavily injured and barely able to move forward, despite that he’s just going on and nobody even asked him about it. Maybe the author just forget about his injuries, or was he healed at some point? That is currently the biggest inconsisteny for me, because Subaru was really close to death after the fight with Elsa so it seems hard to believe that he can do so much after that (and where is Rem? Garfiel should have had her, but know she just disappeared).
    I hope the next chapters will provide some new movement that will allow Subaru to escape the current situation.

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    1. Pure speculation here, but I think Roswaal is actually the one behind all this crap happening. Remember he does have a “complete” gospel and that may have tipped him off on Subaru’s ability so now he’s using that to his advantage to steer Subaru towards whatever goal Roswaal has.

      Also, never trust a clown, they always seem to be the villain, or at least act like a good one.

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  14. Wow!!! Ummm, ok. That’s fine I guess…. 😥

    Btw, I think that this part: [Subaru: You think I have a chance? If you heard my combat record you’ll be shaking in your boots, you know] would be better with “you’d be shaking in your boots”. The “you’ll” doesn’t really work there I’m pretty sure.

    Thanks for the quick chapters ❤

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  15. Excellent work, Chicken! You sure picked up the speed, but don’t get yourself fried!

    Roswaal… damn, he really performs like there’s no tomorrow. But I guess he knows there isn’t. His line “Did you hear that from me?” was a dead giveaway – he knows. But even if he knows, killing people in front of Subaru is not the best way to win his allegiance.

    Why the snow though? Is this some kind of attempt to stall the Rabbit? Or just another condition from his book?

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  16. “Roswaal: ――Did you hear that from me?”

    Omg Roswaal knows that Subaru can change the future. I assume every time Subaru dies, Roswaal’s perfect gospel erases the original timeline’s/dimension’s outcome when Subaru dies and new text replaces the old one. Or maybe he can see the whole timeline and he knows all the times Subaru will die

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    1. i think its only a few rbd i mean the book would be massive if it included every detail. probably states what sub will say in certain loops=whether he succeeds or not. why ross gets depressed asking and not getting the ‘correct’ answer. but it seems that its not perfect and keeps surprising rosshit.

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  17. Ram and Garfiels death is sad here, would really like to see that scene in anime format. Rams love for Roswaal have always been creepy, but the way she dont even care when he kills her and her childhood friend(if garf can be called that) is just crazy.

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  18. “record you’ll” – should be “you’d”
    “without barely” – should be “with barely”
    “withstand the” – should have “even” in between
    “of eggshell” – missing an “an”

    Oh. That just happened. Well then. I’m both excited to see this animated and not, but man that next chapter is gonna be interesting

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  19. the only solace i could find in this chapter was when ram was mutilated. how i wish to see her sliced bits by bits while she’s still alive. btw thanks for the chapter chicken.

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    1. i hated ram for a long time. she knows ross is just using her like a tool and even said so. after her memories of rem were not only erased but twisted to make her even more of a devoted puppet. its hard not to assume ross wanted that to happen the only hint that ross might not wanted it is the order ross gave to rem to stay by subs side no matter what. the moment she leaves she gets attacked if not thats a huge coincidence. but if thats the case and she wasnt supposed to be in a coma then things are already off course from the book and thats why ross cant 100% predict sub.

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    1. Single had:
      “Garfiel’s healing magic had no effect [just now]”

      Two hads:
      “Garfiel’s healing magic had had no effect [earlier].”

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      1. I’m no specialist in English, but I was taught that past-perfect “had had” refers to a very specific event, and past-simple form means [in general], which also works in a sense. So, imo, [had had] works fine.

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  20. i still think… roswall maybe knows that subaru can change the future, but does it mean that everytime subaru goes back in time, then the other world keeps on going (the infinity worlds theory)? coz if roswall killing so easily in 1 dimension just means he probably thinks like “whetver it doesnt matter what happens now coz it will change”. coz what it benefits him if he will live in the “bad” world? it doesnt have a meaning.
    well time paradoxes are annoying

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  21. … BASTERD MUST DIE!!! In one single moment Roswal went from being suspicious to just down right EVIL. So much RAGE! though I should not be shocked but I never thought it would escalate this quickly.

    AWESOME work as always Chicken. Thank you : ) I can’t wait to read the next chapter

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  22. Roswal went hisoka real quick.
    But wats the purpose of killing ram tho???
    From the beginning roswal came in the story I wanted to train subo n now I need it to happen

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  23. Nein! What is that clown doing! Someone bring me my sword, I gonna castrate that clown, fucking pierce his chest with my whole leg (cuz an arm is just too narrow to count as a punishment for his deeds), slice his head in 68 pieces like i’m playing real life fruit ninja then burn his corpse to ashes.

    [XXXXXXX]|======================>

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  24. this is all my theory….nothing is concrete
    I think Roswal is the one that sent Elsa to the mansion, she always arrives just around the time subaru does, I think Roswal tips her whenever subaru leaves the sanctuary, and that explains how she knew about the secret passage and about betty’s door cross ability. if that’s the case then,the reason for his actions is, if he knew full well about Subaru’s RBD then he would send Elsa to kill him to activate it cause only Subaru can prevent what’s gonna happen with the great rabbit….so he doesn’t want Subaru away when it happened cuz if he the only one to survive, that might change the save point, and killing betty is kinda a way to break her contract, as for killing Fred, she might say something to subaru that roswal doesn’t want subaru to know, that’s all assuming Roswal knows about RBD my theory might be very wrong tho

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  25. [Roswaal: Subaru-kun]

    [Subaru: Yeah?]

    [Roswaal: ――Did you hear that from me?]

    Despite the bloodshed, nobody noticed this unusual exchange? This basically confirms that Roswaal knows everything about Toyota-kun, specifically his Return-by-Death. Roswaal is possibly asking Toyota-kun if at one point in his past lives did Roswaal tell him that he’s causing the snow.

    Bloody fuck.

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  26. So, Rosswall knows that Subaru can go back in time and remember things from another timeline and is not as injured as we thougth (maybe not at all).
    That’s all the information we got from this chapter right?

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  27. I think Roswaal knows Subaru can loop. The evidence is all there, the way he says did I tell you that and the way he says that Subaru will win if he fights garfiel

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  28. If Roswaal just do what the gospel tells him to do, isnt that means the real brain of all those bad things Roswaal did is the one who gave him those commands? And if i remember correctly, isnt Echidona the one who gave him the gospel? Is that means Echidona is the real bitch all the time?

    Aargh.. my brain cant wait for the next chapter

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  29. Yknow… Now that I think about it, I wonder if Roswall is one of the witch cult archbishops. Maybe he’s the “pride” they keep talking about.

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  30. Hello Chicken! This is my first time commenting, been reading the web novel since 11/4/2017, and I really want to thank you and your team of helpers for your amazing work! As someone hung up on words and the style of writing, even without knowing Japanese I can tell you’ve done spectacular work! Everything reads flawlessly.

    Now, for anyone reading this…am I alone here, am I in another universe (also cookies for anyone who recognizes this semi intentional pun lol)?! Has no one simply mentioned it before me, or am I the ONLY one who has a major problem with Beatrice?! I mean come on, barely a few loops ago she outright SAID she doesn’t care about saving Rem or Petra, meanwhile not allowing Subaru to kill himself, even though that would’ve reset the whole situation?! Or from her perspective, at least ended his suffering. And why not? Because boo hoo, don’t leave me alone, I don’t want to be ALONE and SUFFER. I mean, come on. And Subaru just forgives her?! The guy’s heart is WAY too big, personally at this point I only care about Subaru, Rem, Emilia, Petra and Patrasche getting their ultimate perfect HAPPY END, I could give two diddlysquats about everyone else, and Beatrice has no small part in that, honestly. Even though I seriously dislike the tsundere archetype of pretend-to-despise-you-but-secretly-TOTALLY-NEED-YOU, I eventually actually allowed myself to mostly like and trust Beatrice in the anime, while already distrusting Roswaal and even Ram to some extent. But then Beatrice goes and pulls this nonsense. And then she dares call Subaru selfish? And talk about how traitors shouldn’t be let off easy? When she’s only ever helped Subaru out of the selfish hope that he can “save” her? When did she ever do anything for anyone just because it’s the good, decent, right thing to do? SHE COULD HAVE SAVED REM AND PETRA EARLIER AND SHE DIDN’T. No forgiveness points from me, and her pity play of being a poor lonely little girl is nothing short of nauseating, though I’m sure it doesn’t help at all that I vehemently dislike children (fictional children are often the exception, as they are unrealistically sweet, like Petra, but here we go, Beatrice’s realistic child-like behavior is totally hateable to me, manipulation, guilt-tripping and selfishness all bundled up into one SEEMINGLY cute package. Ugh.) That “why didn’t you come sooner?!” from a few chapters ago – BITCH, HE DOESN’T EVEN GO HERE, tf you expect?! Goddamn.

    TL;DR: I’m emotional and angry at everyone except the golden 5. Roswaal sucks, Beatrice sucks, Elsa sucks, and Subaru is way too good, way too pure, always prone to forgive the unforgivable and turn the blame on himself. My poor heart, how much more can it take. ;____;

    #PROTECTNATSUKISUBARUSQUAD2K18

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    1. I have a feeling like deep down on some level he already knows, just there’s too much going on all the time for him to fully come to that conclusion yet.

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      1. I was just anticipating a moment where it clicked for subaru during the entire conversation. I can’t wait for the next chapter !

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    1. Btw, Imma ask that in the next chapter again. How does the light novel books work. I really dont. At some point they look like they are way ahead of, like, everything, yet they aren’t, I guess? Did Arc 6 continue thus far?

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      1. The Light Novels are condensed and edited paperback releases. The anime will be based off of the LN.
        The plot remains the same, but events are sometimes shifted around or shortened.
        The WN is in Arc 6, while the LN is just after the end of Arc 4. Tappei consistently confirms that he will resume releasing WN chapters as soon as he isn’t so busy.

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  31. Keep hating Roswaal, people. Why? Because not even bastards want to be affiliated with him. On the other side, Do NOT hate garfiel, or even saying he is beyond redemption. You will find out more in the following dozen chapters that he is a “cute and adorable little kitten”. You all are gonna love love love love love love LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVR LOVR LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE garfiel, guaranteed.

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  32. “Subaru’s exchange with Garfiel as he left the Sanctuary for the Mansion had left him with a deep sense of self-loathing. Unable to forget “

    Who is the “him”? they seemed to both have the self-loathing lol but curious who was the him in the sentence. Maybe can add that

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  33. Hey Chicken, first comment down here.
    I began reading not that much time ago, and it seems I almost got to the last translated chapters.
    You’re awesome, keep up this wonderful work (please) !

    I think it might be a typo, I feel like a word is missing here (Subaru’s first talk is this part)

    [Subaru: Yeah. I’m super pissed right now. And this one over here wants to jump on you this minute, you know? So you might wanna be careful [ABOUT] what you say]

    Another thank you for being awesomely you, and I hope I will be able to read your hardwork further !

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