Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 71 [Ending List] (Part 2/2)

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Translator: TranslationChicken

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Editor: TranslationChicken

(Thank you Dorlock, Brototype, Poppy, Tamas, Kam, Roanz for helping me with proofreading on the Live Draft!)

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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/236/

Previous Part 1/2: https://translationchicken.com/2018/03/02/rezero-arc-4-chapter-71-ending-list-part-1-2/

 

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In front of the corpse’s shattered skull, a young girl was kneeling.

Having fallen from such heights, no human flesh could survive the impact without shattering. His black hair, along with the contents of his scalp, were splattered over the ground, blooming into a crimson flower of death.

{――――}

The sensation of his consciousness being switched wasn’t surprising anymore.
He had expected this the moment his awareness was forcibly cut.
But what he did not expect was the sight he would be presented with when his consciousness awoke――

[???: Spewing nonsense until the very end…… when nothing… can……]

Fallen to his death, Subaru’s body was sprawled out over the ground. Standing beside him, spitting this out, was a girl with peach-colored hair――Ram.
Her usually impeccable grooming had been flustered, and visible rips and tears riddled the ends of her maid’s uniform. On her face, which she had always consciously kept expressionless, was some unbearably complex and enraged emotion.

Rather than regret for Subaru’s death―― it was closer to fury at this outcome.
Ram violently scratched her head, and turned around.

[Ram: So, was this all according to your designs, Beatrice-sama? You stood in my path just so he could……]

[Beatrice: ――――]

Just as she was setting off her accusation, Ram’s face stiffened as she stopped mid-sentence.
For reflected in her light-pink irises, was Beatrice, kneeling beside Subaru’s corpse. Unworried about dirtying her dress, the girl just sat there on the ground―― while Ram’s gaze wavered, seeing her like this.

[Ram: Beatrice-sama……]

[Beatrice: ――why]

She softly murmured.
Paying no mind to Ram’s existence, Beatrice single-mindedly kept her eyes on the dead Subaru.
Tears were trailing from the corners of her blue eyes, even Subaru could see it.

――Beatrice was crying.
At Subaru’s death.

The fact plunged a knife of guilt into Subaru’s heart.
Feeling the depths of his non-existent eyes heat up from the heart-gouging pain, he wanted to run up to that small, little girl, and say something, anything to her.

Yet he lacked the legs, arms, and mouth to do so.

[Beatrice: You… aren’t, that person…… I know that… at least…… but……]

Her face devoid of expression, Beatrice whispered as if in a daze while the teardrops continued to fall.
Before that heart-rending figure, Ram gave up trying to say anything further. She exhaled a sigh, and turned her scornful eyes towards Subaru’s corpse, and its neck, bent upwards at an outrageous angle,

[Ram: What nonsense… Love us―― you’re truly beyond saving]

 

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{Witness, a present that was not to be}

 

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As if the very air was being frozen, a white, misty cold presided over the world.

The frozen forest broke apart at every gust of wind, and, unable to maintain their existence in this mana-starved environment, all was returning to dust.
The trees, the streets, the creatures, and the world all fell to white, crystalline particles in the sweeping gale, as the White End slowly consumed the earth.

{――――}

This time, Subaru was witnessing the ending of the world.
Mirroring the white void that was his consciousness, the world awaited its cold and merciful end.
Except,

[???: ――So, you’ve come]

The sombre voice, quaking the atmosphere as it bellowed, was one of agreement.
Immediately, followed the deafening boom of earthshaking tremor as the impact of the behemoth’s fall reshaped the landscape. Trees snapped and toppled, shattering upon each other like icicles as the forest was wiped into flat, barren land.

The one that flattened the frozen forest was an enormous, four-legged, almost feline creature coated in grey fur.

Half of the beast’s overflowing teeth were broken, while white mists escaped the gaps between its sword-like fangs. Collapsed onto its side, its radiant, golden irises turned to look at something in front of it.
And, with trembling, almost convulsing motions,

[Beast: A shame…… I knew this would happen, and yet I couldn’t change a thing]

[???: ――I’ve more or less grasped what had transpired. Indeed, it is regrettable]

The beast spoke, not to lament its defeat, but simply in knowing acceptance of the truth. And, it was a strikingly clear and elegant voice that replied.
In a world that was ending, that voice did not suffer the slightest loss of vitality or strength. Standing tall and straight, with red hair fluttering in the ivory wind, was a blue-eyed youth.

[Youth: Emilia-sama and Subaru are no longer in this world, I take it?]

[Beast: Lia is sleeping, eternally. A world without that child has no reason to exist. And I, having failed to protect that child, am just as guilty as that man――]

[Youth: So for that reason, you would destroy the world?]

[Beast: I knew that I would be obstructed. But doing so was my oath]

Unsheathed from its dragon-talon scabbard, the glinting steel was pointed at the beast’s snout―― at Puck, in his true form, while, wielding it, the Sword-Saint Reinhard quietly shook his head.
Harbored within his saffire eyes, was a deep, and compassionate sorrow.

[Reinhard: I understand your regret. And I feel the same. But that does not mean you may ruthlessly vent that regret upon this land. Your actions, and your oath would bring chaos to this world. ――And I shall never permit it]

[Puck: Because that would be unjust?]

[Reinhard: Yes, because that would be unjust. ――I am the exemplar of Justice. The sword to rectify error. And thus, I shall slay you here. Great Spirit-sama]

Despite their overwhelming disparity in mass, which side the balance of power favored was too plain to see.
Even Puck, in his true form, failing to marr Reinhard’s unfazed expression, was on his dying breaths. By simply drawing a silver arc with the point of his outstretched sword, Reinhard’s blade would carve the spirit’s existence in two.
Expelling an outward surge of his Swordmanship-Aura, Reinhard was loudly proclaiming this fact.

[Puck: ――kh]

The sound led Reinhard to furrow his brows.
Even Subaru’s disembodied consciousness felt something akin to confusion in his scant emotions.

Brief and intermittent, it was difficult to make out what that sound may be.
Difficult, simply because it was so hard to believe that it was precisely what it sounded like.

[Puck: Kh, kheheh……haha, hhahaha!]

[Reinhard: ――What’s so funny?]

With his throat trembling, and on the verge of death, Puck’s face twisted as he burst into laughter.
Even with his life and death in another’s hands, and having had his actions impeded, Puck was laughing. Unable to fathom his meaning, Reinhard asked this question.
But Puck only seemed to find his reaction even more hilarious.

[Puck: What’s so funny? It’s funny, of course it’s funny. Reinhard, you…… no, what would this upstart possibly know?]

[Reinhard: …………]

[Puck: I remember now. How it was meant to be. It took me long enough to understand it. And, having understood, when I saw how you still don’t know, it’s so funny I couldn’t help myself]

There was something different about the tone and volume of that statement that was completely unlike Puck.
For Subaru, who had plenty of memories of seeing Puck in his cat-form, this was the first time he had heard such malice in his words.

This was different from his loathing towards Subaru and Petelgeuse after Emilia was killed. At that time, Puck was still Puck.
This time, the laughter directed at Reinhard was nothing like what he had ever seen from Puck before, but something else entirely――

[Reinhard: ……I will make sure that there are no more casualties. If you want someone to hate, then hate me]

[Puck: I don’t hate you, Reinhard. You are a hero. And a hero has a hero’s role to fill. I don’t resent or fault you for following your creed]

[Reinhard: ――――]

[Puck: You are a hero, Reinhard. ――A hero is all you will ever be]

At the end of the end, he uttered the most spiteful remark of them all.

With the fall of the last syllable, Reinhard lifted his sword over his head, and in a single flash of his Swordsmanship―― from the glint of his blade’s edge an intense heat shot out.
Cleaving through the air, piercing the atmosphere and shattering the earth, the maelstrom of up-swept mana severed everything along the line of the swung-out blade―― and, as the light settled, the world parted before Subaru’s disembodied eyes.

[Reinhard: ――――]

At the close of the torrential sword-slash, the world that was covered in the white, encompassing cold was born anew.
The parted world was mended, as the spiral of mana faded into a ring, returning to the atmosphere. From the shattered earth, flowers budded and bloomed. The pierced-through air was imbued with warmth, as sunlight peered from the severed sky.

The Sword-Saint’s strike simultaneously brought about the world’s end as well as its rebirth.
――While the colossal beast that was rent by that strike vanished without a trace.

Indisputably present only moments ago, the enormous body was gone, and no indication of its destruction remained.

{――――}

With a shrill ring, Reinhard returned his Knight’s Sword to its scabbard.
The wind caressing the bangs of his red hair, Reinhard squinted his eyes as he looked up to the sky while spilling an all but inaudible sigh.

[Reinhard: ――Felt-sama will surely be saddened]

He whispered, closing his eyes.

 

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{Witness, a present that was not to be}

 

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{Witness, a present that was not to――}

 

 

-=Chapter 71 End=-

 

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Next Chapter: https://translationchicken.com/2018/03/05/rezero-arc-4-interlude-i-chapter-71-5-tea-party-part-1-3/

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I’ll be getting on a plane home tomorrow (hopefully)!

With the transfers, it’s going to be 25 hours or so journey to get back to Canada. I’ll try not to make any predictions beyond that since it always jinxes things >_<

I thought I could translate in the airport last time but there was a lot more I needed to do there than I thought. I’ll release the next live draft when I can get a few pages done, either before I leave tomorrow or once I get home!

Nope… had to reschedule the flight >_<

I’ll go home around the end of March, I’ll try to get more chapters done while I can!

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Arc 4 Interlude I [Tea Party] Live Draft:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/re-zero-arc-4-i-17370266

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Next Chapter: https://translationchicken.com/2018/03/05/rezero-arc-4-interlude-i-chapter-71-5-tea-party-part-1-3/

113 thoughts on “Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 71 [Ending List] (Part 2/2)

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    1. Have a safe trip chicken.
      Man he’s gonna witness all his deaths, i’m so glad tappei isn’t cruel enough to show every single one in a detailed manner and just did the important after-death scenes

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          1. This whole story’s premise is about repetition. Our boi Subaru goes through the same events on a constant basis. If I can read about him spitting out dirt from waking up at the ground of the tomb, I can read about all his deaths, too.

            Especially since I love the drama and tragedy of it.

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      1. It’s less all his deaths but that was all of his suicides. When he saw rem. When he was possessed by Petelguese. And when he jumped off a cliff.

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        1. At the end there you can see that it kept repeating the “witness, a present that’s not meant to be” so you can think that it kept showing him more but it was just left out being written

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    2. Trees snapped and toppled, shattering upon each other like icicles as the ‘the’ forest was wiped into flat, barren land.
      There’s an extra ‘the’ n there

      Thank you chicken!!

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  1. The two suicides were the ones I was waiting for. Wish they did his deaths in order so the one where he lost Rem came last because it hit a lot harder & would have made a nice climax before the repeat, repeat, repeat, end, “next time on DBZ, Dona-Tea”

    As always, thanks chook 👍

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  2. OoF, Thanks for the chapter Chicken~Dono!

    I sincerely hope Subaru will rely on His Betelgeuse powers now. Now that he knows he’s messing with other timelines and all…
    …Or what I think it could also just be the trial messing with his mind and all, but knowing Subaru’s displaced guilt, I’m sure he won’t be betting as much on Rbd. “——“

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      1. While it could slightly be considered a spoiler it has been hinted at quite heavily for a while now. To be honest until I saw your comment I just assumed they were like me and it was just a prediction. Although even now I’m not sure they weren’t just posting a prediction with the assumption they’re correct.

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      2. Well, it’s not exactly spoilers, but it hasn’t been said explicitly. Remember when Garf went full weretiger and killed the villagers? When he pounces on Subaru he gets mysteriously flipped over his head by an invisible force. Also Dona implied in the first tea party that drinking her fluids allowed her to activate something dormant in him, maybe because he killed Petelgueuse?

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        1. Another time its been hinted at (a while ago) was while he was looking at Emilia from behind and Puck had to stop Su-Bo… I think that was in Arc 3…

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      3. That was just my prediction and/or hope that it will go along these lines. I am a writer myself and seeing as this is what I would do, I wanted to lay out my predictions. :p (;
        As for now knowing that it’s possibly true..
        Welp, I’m actually quite glad I’m right. I’m actually quite mentally exhausted of Subaru’s failed attempts piling up. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
        Though to be honest my hope was the he actually snapped and went full crazy Betelgeuse, sorta like the ‘present that was never supposed to be,’ when he attacked Puck. But as I’m assuming that was the witch from his reaction, it wasn’t Subaru who was actually rampaging.

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        1. I didn’t get it to be honest, I just thought that Subaru did something crazy and had luck back then but Betelgeuse’s hands? So I thought that it was a spoiler since you said it straightforward.

          That’s some crazy shit to be honest. Would be nice if it turns out to be true. x)

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    1. I’ve taken this trial as a hint that Subaru needs to do a MUCH BETTER JOB at valuing each and every one of his lives. He’s been saying he is resolved to do everything in his power to use them to the fullest but I can’t help but think Subaru, at some rate, is still very much a man of more words than true actions.

      He’s made a lot of progress, sure, but at this point he’s got to be pretty shell shocked thinking that he may not have made any progress at all without his RBD power. That’s got to sting. Add that to the fact that his super cheat code power is causing many timelines where the ones he loves are hurt beyond belief and / or repair and the pressure and pain is stacked upon him like never before.

      He has less answers about getting Rem back, he has Emilia acting in a way that is probably his most alarming issue beyond his own trial and personal situation, and it seems the forces aligned against him are not only infinitely more powerful than him but they have allies placed all around him — even some who are probably acting as friends and have been for quite some time.

      I still wonder if all of those who have kept such great poker faces about certain omissions (like holding a gospel or knowing certain things about cults, among other things) are also hiding the fact that they remember Rem. I don’t see how those against Subaru would benefit from revealing that info quite yet. While it may seem like the perfect card to play to unravel him completely it doesn’t seem like it’s needed to be played quite yet. The person I trust least beyond the obvious Roswaals and Garfiels) is Ram. While I understand that the Apostle who “ate” Rem also distinguished the memory and existence of her it seems that, at least, Roswaal has powers or knowledge that allows him to understand things that would normally only be able to be gleaned by being able to carry memories along multiple timelines. He did make his assessment by deduction of Subaru’s reaction to losing such close loved ones but what is that those good enough to trick Subaru this long aren’t hiding the information they know about Rem to play that card at the moment when Subaru finally builds up the strength, arsenal, magic power, and knowledge to finally oppose the forces against him as their trump card and ultimate tool to unravel him?

      I think Emilia being taken over by her witch-doppleganger is probably up there if not higher than the Rem speculation I have but that seems inevitable and very near but the entire Rem situation seems to be incredibly downplayed considering how much she meant to him and how often Subaru seems to set Emilia aside to do what she needs to do and focus on saving Rem.

      Just some thoughts, I’m probably off base, over thinking, or just grasping at nothing here but I love this story and THANKS SO MUCH CHICKEN AND EVERYONE ELSE WHO HELPS! ❤

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  3. Goodness. Just how strong is Reinhardt?!?

    Damnnn. No wonder Subaru said which one is the beast to Reinhardt when he fought Elsa.
    Ahahaha.

    Anyway, great work Chicken-sama~

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  4. “Having fallen from such heights, no human flesh could survive the impact without shattering.”

    I’d replace “flesh” with “body/bones” because the latter word doesn’t visually work with “shattering”…or so I think.

    “Before that heart-rending figure…”

    I’m not sure how best to read this, but maybe replace with “Before that heart-rending scene…” / “Before Beatrice’s painful state…”

    “Immediately, followed the deafening boom of earthshaking tremor as the impact of the behemoth’s fall reshaped the landscape.”

    Might want to add “an” before “earthshaking”. And maybe replace “behemoth’s fall” with “behemoth’s falling body”.

    “Half of the beast’s overflowing teeth were broken,”

    Could replace “overflowing” with “large / massive / sizable”

    “Harbored within his saffire eyes, ”

    It’s spelled as “sapphire”

    “While the colossal beast that was rent by that strike vanished without a trace.”

    Rent? Maybe “decimated”?

    Great work by the way, GOD!

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    1. Rent is definitely more appropriate for the last one, as it was a single slash of his sword. Rent is the past for rend if you’re unaware.

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  5. that scene with puck and Reinhard was interesting.i really want to know what it is Puck remember, but sadly i feel like it will take an eternity to get to that point, think it is related to things that will be in the later parts of the full story.

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    1. It was when rem cursed to death in place of subaru. At that time subaru never left the mansion, leading to rem got bitten by the witch beast instead.

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  6. Wow… I know that Reinhard was imba in the anime, but wow! What he did to Puck, was just an awe and WTF kinda moment for me.
    Oh man.. Subaru’s gonna end up really broken after this trial..

    Thanks for the chapter and safe travels, Chicken!

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          1. Ram is more of a C rank cuz of the fact that since her horn is gone made her so much weaker. Almost making her a liability when her and Subaru went for rem and she lost all her magic. Garfiel I think is a A rank cuz he would’ve lost to roswall in a fight. The reason why Roswaal had to do that petty trick was cuz he was covering the whole city in snow so it would’ve been difficult for him to fight and cause snow at the same time. But I could be wrong he probably could overpower Elsa 🤔

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          2. Wait until u see ram & otto vs garfiel. Oh btw, otto is rank C, and subaru is rank D just like petra. I think rank B level is around the mercenaries accompanying whilhelm on white whale subjugation.

            Satella is of course SSS. Reinhard vs satella would never have conclusion. It could be an endless battle until reinhard dies from old age.

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          3. That’s all bad 😂 Petra and Subaru both rank D I wonder who would win in a fight. But okay I’ll wait till the fight with Otto ram vs garfiel to see if he is truly an S till then he’s an A in my eyes 🤔

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          4. How could Reinhardt beat someone like Satella who can even cheat death and revive Subaru?
            Also the last Sword Saint lost to the Whale, how is Reinhardt better than that?

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          5. Wait wait sorry read yo comment wrong. But it’s like puck was stronger then then the whale cuz he had the potential to cover the whole world in ice when Reinhard the one with the red hair beat him you can scale it to him being stronger then the last swordsman but I think he’s weaker then the witch cuz he had to use his special sword while the witch only needs to use half of the hands she can produce wapuck<Reinhard<witch

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          6. Frederica is not really strong and same for Ram,

            >wait until u see ram & otto vs garfiel.

            prep time and she got all the mana from otto, without that she could do nothing and beastform garf is weaker because he can’t control it

            Q: It’s one thing for Subaru’s Shamac work on a badly injured human-form Garfiel, but why would it work on beastform Garfiel?
            A: It’s the opposite. It wouldn’t have worked on human-form Garfiel. Beastform Garfiel is so much dumber that it works. Not only is Garfiel a half-beast, he didn’t properly learn the beastform method from his parent, so when he goes beastform, he becomes stupid. Ram took advantage of that as well to beat him up.

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  7. Damn so puck is basically saying Reinhard will never be anything else. Like he’s stuck as a hero and if he ever lost that title he would just be nothing. Just a op man with a sword. A nameless swordsman

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  8. Wait, am I missing something? I wonder where was the loop when subaru killed by rem in the mansion due to suspicious thought of the maids?

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    1. Wasn’t that the first death that started the loop? Wait no the 2nd, since the first was just him waking up like “oh shit I died”

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      1. Ya that one when before subaru died, his right leg got cut off and flew. But then the curse killed him first before rem could execute him.

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        1. Oh i remeber that it was
          Roswall
          Emilia (serious mode) (idk what that means)
          Echidonia
          Beatrice
          Ram
          But if you were to add Reinhardt where would he be placed?

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    1. Reinhardt is easily stronger than any of them. Roswaal and Puck are likely similar in strength overall, but I would give Puck a slight edge. Beatrice is probably as powerful as Roswaal when she has unlimited access to mana, but she is severely restricted, something that isn’t explained in detail until later on.

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    2. Well Reinhard can pulverize the rest of the cast (Satella/Witch of envy excluded) in 1 second if he takes it seriously.

      Aside from that the second strongest would be Ram if she did not lose her horn. She could one shot the white whale and stuff…

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  9. Wait wait, we’re going straight to the Tea Party on next chapter? I might be wrong but, aren’t we supposed to read few more details of Subaru’s after death experience?

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  10. “But what” – extra “but”
    “her head, and” – extra comma
    “The fact” – “That fact”? It makes it more dramatic
    “followed the deafening boom of earthshaking tremor” – should be “the deafening boom of an earthshaking tremor followed
    “escaped the” – missing a “from”
    “saffire” – *passing mention*
    “deep, and compassionate” – extra comma or extra “and”
    “marr” – should be “mar”
    “I [saw] how you still don’t know, it’s so funny I [couldn’t]” – should be “see” and “can’t”
    “only moments” – “just” or “mere” instead of “only”?

    Would’ve liked to read those other presents that weren’t to be but oh well

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  11. Idk what interludes are, but with arc 3 they were the last chapters before it ended. Arc 4 is like 100 chapters I believe… so what’s going on? Also amazing chapter Chicken, nice work. Seeing all these aftermaths of Subaru’s deaths are finally painting a picture that I’ve always been imagining.

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  12. I was hopping that in this fight Reindard would draw all the mana from the atmosphere so that Puck couldn’t sustain his true form and win that way .
    Well you don’t need strategy when the fight is so one sided .

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  13. I have finished the anime about 20 days ago. It had left my with questions and unsolved mysteries ever since. And since i am writing this comment right here and at this time, you could probably have a rough estimate of what have i been doing ever since 😉

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    1. Satella’s power is… not exactly a power. It’s more like universe level of calamity. Reinhard and satella are the two strongest in re:zero world, but they have different affinity.

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  14. Oh God, Reinhard is OP. Plus I didn’t understand a thing about Puck’s words of malice…
    Thanks for the chapter!

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