Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 78 [A Voice That Was About To Cry] (Part 1/2)

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Translator: TranslationChicken

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Editor: TranslationChicken

(Thank you Anni, Aaron, Roanz, Tamer, Jean-Loupe, Danny89, White Rice, Julian, Brototype, Sir Fox, Kam, Jeffry for helping me proofread 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
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Previous Chapter: https://translationchicken.com/2018/05/03/rezero-arc-4-chapter-77-all-alone-part-2-2/

ARC 4

THE EVERLASTING COVENANT

Chapter 78[A Voice That Was About To Cry]

 

 

[Sekhmet: Curling up, being stubborn…… isn’t that just like a child? It’s so painful, I can’t bear watching… haa…]

Listening to Sekhmet calling him a child, Subaru, closed off in his shell, couldn’t help but think that maybe she was right.
Obstinate and conceited, he was stubbornly shutting out the voices around him―― but surely, his way would be the most reliable for minimizing losses.
Being granted an unlimited number of chances to rewind the world, with his life as the only price, Subaru could keep trying indefinitely. In the process, over and over, Subaru’s heart would steadily be abraded away.
But just when he was on the brink of shattering, he was given the words to make him stand again.

{――You’re my hero, Subaru-kun}

That. That was all he needed.
After his soul is finally worn to the core, if he could just hear those words with everyone there beside him―― he would be satisfied.
What’s so wrong with that?

[???: ――Baru is crying~?]

Suddenly, a child’s voice pierced through the silence of the scene as the Witches held their breaths.
Curled into a ball, Subaru felt his head being caressed by a little palm. Glancing up through his teary vision, he saw the murky shape of a tan-skinned girl.
Subaru’s gaze had landed on the “Witch of Pride”.

[Typhon: Poor Baru… he’s cry~ing. ……Who made him cry~?]

The kneeling Typhon stood up, glowering at the other wordless Witches.
A perilous gleam twirled in her eyes as she looked at each of the Witches in turn, then she raised her brows when she finally spotted Satella.

[Typhon: Tella? Tella’s here? Why? It’s been so long~]

Typhon waved as she called to Satella, but the war-like gleam in her eyes hadn’t diminished. Seeing this, the first to address her was Sekhmet, who spilled a languid sigh as she sat up.

[Sekhmet: Typhon……haa… He’s a bit occupied at the moment, huu… Don’t bother the boy, haa. Come here… huu…]

[Typhon: Mama… did you do something bad to Baru? Mama… are you a sinner too~?]

[Sekhmet: Your mother… haa… doesn’t have the energy to be a bad person, huu… I wouldn’t want to give myself more work, and I wouldn’t want to give you more work either, haa]

Typhon gave a little nod at Sekhmet’s answer, but showed no intention of moving away from Subaru like she was told. Instead, she turned to Minerva,

[Typhon: Nerva~~? Did you bully Ba…… nah~]

[Minerva: How come you’re not asking me? It’s not that absurd? It’s not like I only ever go around healing people, sometimes I get carried away and abuse people emotionally too, you know…… I mean, I… can hurt, people…… too, sometimes…]

[Echidona: When your face turns blue just thinking about it, it’s kind of hard to imagine any violence coming from you…]

Echidona shrugged, teasing Minerva for her unconvincing reply. Minerva shot her a sharp glare, while Typhon also followed her gaze, turning to Echidona as her childish face twisted into a frown.

[Typhon: So it’s Dona. Dona, you did something bad again, didn’t you~? Dona… are you a sinner~?]

[Echidona: Now why did that sound like a conclusion rather than a question when you’re asking me? I think I should have a word with the one who raised you about that. So, what do you have to say?]

[Sekhmet: It’s to do with your daily behavior… haa…]

Saying this, Sekhmet languorously held her hand to her forehead. Without leaving Subaru’s side, Typhon was still intently searching for the “Sinner who made Subaru cry”.
Seeing the small Witch like this, Echidona narrowed her eyes, muttering [Anyway…],

[Echidona: Now that Typhon’s here, we almost have everyone. If Daphne shows up as well, it’ll be just like 400 years ago……]

[????: Did.. someone just call for Daphne…?]

In response to Echidona’s remark, a pitch-black coffin abruptly appeared on the meadow.
Inside, with her entire body in bondage and her eyes covered by blindfolds, was the Witch of Gluttony, Daphne.
She made a little twitch with her nose, as if sniffing out all the people present.

[Daphne: Not just Subaruun… Tella-Tella’s here too? Woaaaw… All seven Witches of Sin are here, even the Sage-candidate too……]

[Echidona: Daphne. ――He’s… not there yet]

[Daphne: ……Aaah~, really? Sorry… Anyway…… sniff~ sniff~~ I smell something salty… is someone crying? Is it Neru-Neru?]

Without the slightest regard for the mood, Daphne went on poking at the tense situation in her dopey tone.
To have all seven Witches, including Satella, gathered in the Dream Citadel must’ve been a rare sight even during the golden age of Witches 400 years ago.
With the seven Witches who by themselves had once plunged the world into chaos―― assembled now, in this scene set to explode, was enough power to reshape the world.

The Witch of Pride, seeking to pass judgment upon the one who made the young boy cry.
The Witch of Wrath, clenching her fists, aiming to fulfill the wish of the close friend at her side.
The Witch of Sloth, watching everyone’s every move, ready to crush any who would break the peace.
The Witch of Lust, keeping her uninvolved demeanor, preparing to protect herself should the situation set off.
The Witch of Gluttony, having already lost interest in what was happening around her, now agonizing over whose fingers to munch on to stave off her hunger.
The Witch of Greed, directing her hostility toward one particular Witch, while her eyes went on brimming with curiosity at just how this tea party shall unfold.

And, the one who was not the Witch of Envy, but Satella――

[Satella: I, love you. ――Because you gave me light. It was you who took me by the hand, and showed me the world outside. In the nights when I was lonely and afraid, you held my hand. And when I was all alone, you kissed me on the lips and told me that I wasn’t. You’ve given me so, so much. ……That’s why, I love you. Because you… you gave me everything]

[Subaru: ――――]

Subaru couldn’t recall doing a single thing that Satella had whispered.
He had no part in it, it had nothing to do with him. Whether it was meeting Satella, trading words with her, or sharing a single feeling of warmth. Everything she said had been the product of her delusions. The arrayed, empty fantasies of a woman crazed with longing.
That was how it should be. And yet, “Natsuki Subaru” remembered.

[Subaru: Why is this…… inside me, what is this? I don’t want this feeling. Don’t try to bind me… with memories that can’t exist…… you… you… I…… tk]

“I hate you”, was all he needed to say.
All he had to do was stab the girl who offered him these feelings with the fact that he didn’t have the slightest affection for her. Once he does, he would be able to see the look on the face of the one who had selfishly sought to warp his heart. Surely, it would be an expression magnificently twisted by heartbreak.

――”But, how could you do that to her?”

[Typhon: Baru?]

[Sekhmet: Oh, kid……]

[Camilla: H-he’s……]

[Minerva: You…… tch]

[Daphne: Subaruun?]

[Echidona: ――Ah, well that’s one option… Natsuki Subaru]

As the Witches called to Subaru in turn, Echidona gave a small nod at this outcome.

[Subaru: ――gh, bhu]

――Just like this, curled up on the ground, Subaru had bitten off his own tongue.

Cornered by the Witches, he didn’t know what was anything anymore.
With his heart on the brink of twisting, what was left for him to do when even his will was no longer his own?
If it was just something he couldn’t accept, he could have rejected it and it would’ve been fine.

But, in front of Satella, when even his rejection was being turned into acceptance―― that was truly terrifying.

――Now, just what would happen if you lose your life in a dream?

 

 

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Satella… is she…
And also the Sage-candidate…

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I’ll get started on Part 2 tomorrow!

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175 thoughts on “Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 78 [A Voice That Was About To Cry] (Part 1/2)

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        1. Actually that makes perfect sense. What she describes is what HAS happened to her AND subaru. Its the same situation with Subaru and Emilia. Subaru said, that emilia saved him and gsve him much but she refuses those events because they never have happened before due a, different timeline. It disturbs and baffles me, how Subaru is unable to see this despite showing off he is gonna go with all information he can. Anyway, apperently Satella had something with subaru and rewinded somehow/whyever time, and Subaru KNOWS. HE knows that thats true, otherwise his feelings for her would be hatered but he cant bring himself to hate her because in one sentence it said WHATS THIS SO FAMILIAR FEELING? GG WP SATELLA BEST GRILL.

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          1. I don’t think that’s entirely correct. I do believe that Satella might Emilia from the future or a different universe, or maybe the future of a different universe, but feelings can’t transfer back through time. Subaru doesn’t have any feelings for Satella, except maybe hatred. Satella is literally twisting his emotions right now.

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          2. “Satella is literally twisting his emotions right now.”

            As far as I can tell, this is what Subaru wants to believe, not that it’s actually true.

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        2. really just repeating the same theories pl had almost from the get go of re zero. possible the witches couldn’t find a sage candidate in their world so they dragged sub into theirs. if rbd has no time limit then its possible for this to be the second time sub has ‘come’ to this world. blocking/erasing his memories so he will fall in love with emelia not just focus on satella.

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          1. This sounds like a more logical theory compared to others. The way Satella is speaking shows too much information & familiarity for her to simply make it all up. Also one of the witches, I think maybe Minerva mentioned this a chapter or two ago but she said “I can’t for the life of me understand how roundabout Satella is. Which implies she atleast knows more than she’s leading on. And in the very first episode of Re:Zero it showed him rewinding time holding Emilia’s hand when they were both slaughtered by Elsa. So who knows how many times he could have returned by death or what could have transpired. Idk just brain storming. At the moment lots of theories are plausible.

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        3. I really starting to believe satalla is emilia but don’t you think Dona and the other witches would know?

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          1. Well even if they knew would they say anything about it, like echidona she wouldn’t say anything unless asked and even if she does answer it’ll be a roundabout answer

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          2. Why would they not know lol? It’s only Subaru who doesn’t want to look at her face so it’s only Subaru who sees the shadow that hides her upper body. Or, are you assuming she is using Lust to look like Emillia to Subaru? The problem with this argument is that people know that Satella is a half elf from 400 years ago, and that Emillia is her spiting image (hence the abuse she receives all the time). Why would the witch want to appear as Emillia to everyone she appears to even when she wasn’t even born yet? I can understand choosing this appearance in terms of her relation with Subaru, but if it was true, she would do it to Subaru alone. Not the witches, not the cultists, not the random citizens from hundreds of years. It doesn’t make sense and she gains nothing from this.

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          1. Satella being Emillia as a (forced) vessel is very possible, yes. But the original witch, from which the genes of Envy come from, however, I doubt it.

            The problem here is to know whether it was the vessel 400 years ago through some time travel shenanigans.

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  1. Thanks for this chapter, Chicken-sama.
    The witches gathering started, and that monster once again showed just how adorable she is. Since she’s deeply in love with Subaru, i think we can consider her as one of best girl. In relative terms, of course. Since there’s no perfect waifu in this series.
    At least, she does what best girl should do. When he shows you his pathetic side, dont get mad and leave him. Best girl cant get mad at his bae.
    And Subaru tried to suicide there is kinda cool to me.

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    1. “At least, she does what best girl should do. When he shows you his pathetic side, dont get mad and leave him.”

      Would you care to elaborate on this one?

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          1. Please tell me, what did i misunderstand? “I can’t understand if you don’t tell me, Subaru”, a white-haired-granny once said.

            My point is simple. Best girl will cheer and encourage her bae when he is in sorrow. That’s all

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          2. You’re applying bad logic. “Cheering” someone, and letting them do whatever they want– harm themselves, harm you, harm others– is not okay. “Best girl” will be okay with whatever you do, is a flawed logic beyond imagination. If you jump into a lion’s mouth and the girl tell you it’s the best thing to do, and you think it is preferable for her to tell you so, it means you have a grave problem.

            You seem to be referring to the moment when Emillia “cut ties” with Subaru, using such a twisted argument to insult her when what she did was perfectly fine, in fact, it was the thing to do in her situation. And Rem would have probably done the same too, btw. To say that “best girl” stays always like a little doggy at your side no matter what you do (harm yourself “for” her with no regard to your own life or something) is the most stupid thing you could ever say.

            This is so stupid I have trouble to argument for why you are so wrong, because it is so obvious.

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          3. I agree with Tony.
            Subaru was in the wrong. but what he did was cruitial. I believe one of the what if side stories shown what would’ve happened if Subaru was not around to take the heat during the meeting.

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          4. Now you’re saying delutional things. Why’re you making things up? Is there anyone in this series have ever do like what you say? You misinterpret the meaning of cheer and encourage. It’s not, “Go on. Keep on suffering.” It’s, “Don’t give up. I’ll be by your side to help you.”

            Or perhaps, you prefer it if ep 18 end up with Rem saying, “That’s right, Subaru. Give up is the best choice. You don’t need to save that 100-yo-noob-in-love-granny’s ass. Just go to a far away place with me, have a bunch of kids, and make those if-chapters become the main storyline.”

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          5. You’re twisting my words. Choose one. Either cheer means not abandoning, or it means encouraging. Your first point is saying that it is not abandoning (blind hate, and blame towards Emillia) the second point says the complete opposite.

            What was to be “cheering” in their dispute anyways? Did Subaru go apeshit crazy in front of Emillia like he did to Rem? No. Did he show he needed to be “cheered”? No. Not only your logic is flawed, your point is stupid, and your hate blind and irrational, but you’re also contradicting yourself.

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          6. If i’m saying, “dont leave him. Cheer him”, is that mean my 2nd sentence means the same thing with my 1st sentence? That’s 2 different things. Since when did cheer means not abandoning?
            In my previous comment i was straighting your opinion that cheering someone means letting them harm themselves. That obviously is a misconception.

            And now, about she cant think about some good things to say.
            So, when she doesnt know what to say to cheer him, is that means it’s best to saying “we’ll end this” and leave him? Rewatch the anime. She clearly got pissed and mad of his patheticness.
            And who are you calling blind hate? You’re not the one to say that.

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          7. “We’ll end this because you keep putting yourself in harm’s way without any good reason and you’re going to die if you stay with me. If you can’t understand that you have to value yourself and your own life, then stay away from me, this way, you will not put yourself under the beast’s mouth. And don’t say you’re doing it for me because that’s obviously half of the truth”.

            This is what she means. She didn’t leave him because of his “patheticness” which, yes, he was pathetic. But that’s besides the point.

            I’m shocked that you can’t see something so simpe and obvious. It’s like you need to have it spelt it out for you.

            In this situation “cheering him up” would equal “allowing what he is doing”. Allowing what he is doing is putting him in grave danger. What is there to “cheer him up” at that moment anyway? What and how? Do you think there was a “way” to cheer him up? Do you think it’s even the problem here? Even Subaru told Rem “why do you stay with a pathetic guy like me”. Did she “cheer him up”? No. Why? Because “cheering him up” here is not the point. There is no need to it.

            You’re trying to apply the concept of “cheering up” to something that doesn’t need it.

            And don’t tell me that what she did was bad. Subaru really fucked up. Ah, yes, he was right to tell the elder guys to shut the fuck up. Because what they did was bad. Obviously. He wasn’t right, however, to start the whole mess with Julius and the knights. How can you even “condone” something like this when even the character himself said that it was bad and he was messed up? It’s like you’re trying to cling to every bit of abuse you can think of, because you don’t like the character of Emillia and you will, on the other hand, accept everything and anything when it comes to Rem. Her murdering him. Her torturing him. Her hating him for no reason. Her being hypocritical when she answers Crusch by saying that she never distrusted Subaru. And so on and so on.

            What you are doing is the exact definition of blind hate and abuse. And why am I not the one to say that, huh?

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          8. Why you’re not the one to say that? Just look at your other comments. You’re like a thief shouted a thief.
            And i already said there’s no perfect waifu in this series. I simply stand against every best girl of re zero. It just so happens that you’re on Emilia’s side that i use Rem’s example as my argument.

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          9. And you’re making things up again. She didn’t say any of that. That’s just your opinion. What if i say that what she means is, “We’ll end this because you’re so annoying and i’ve got enough of your shit. Unlike that maid who accept you no matter what and believe in you even though she doesn’t really understand everything, i cant forgive your sins.” That’s also is an opinion.”

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          10. First of all, this is not a waifu wars or whatever. I don’t give a shit about anything like that. And it isn’t like “I’m on Emillia’s side”. You’re twisting it.

            I am just stating a fact. A fact isn’t invalid just because it doesn’t validate you or suit you. No matter how much you try to twist it and say that I am initiating the whole “Emillia vs Rem” bullshit, when you’re the one who actually did that.

            You said that Rem didn’t “abandon” Subaru like a certain someone, or something along those lines, and even then, you’re still dead wrong anyway because, yes, she did in one loop when they were going back to the mansion. She abandoned him and went back to the mansion alone, dying on her own. But I guess, you’ve got a rather short memory or soething… She also sacrificed herself to the whale, leaving him behind as well. That’s starting to weight a lot of abandons already, and then, you can add this to the many suffering she inflicted on him, like the murder, and the torture etc.

            “And you’re making things up again. She didn’t say any of that. That’s just your opinion.”

            Wait, what? This is not an opinion. This is a fact. This is a reflection of what she said to him. This is a reflection of what he didn’t want to hear. This is a reflection of what he accepted later on, saying that he screwed up. That is a reflection, word for word, with y little bit of spoonfeed, because it seems you cannot understand it if it isn’t spelt word for word. You’re just in denial.

            But what you “interpreted” her to say is actually ridiculous. You just need to re-read then part. Or even, just rewatched it. It’s easy.

            Just because she’s pissed and self-erasing doesn’t mean that she doesn’t care about him or what he is inflicting on himself.

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      1. It means to understand despite the consequences and not to deny despite the effort shown. He even said so ‘best girl in a relative way’. So why tf are you making this such a big deal? He’s argument may seem flawed compared to your ‘standards’, but then again it’s his opinion. You may express yourself in any selfish way you want, believing you’re always on the right of things. But then again who tf are you to deny his standards for what a best girl should be?

        Facts? There’s no such thing. Just a bunch of globally-accepted interpretations. No wonder humanity’s being restricted in such a roundabaout way.

        Don’t expect a reply from me. I don’t know how this comment system works nor will i ever bother to know of it.

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      1. |Natsuki Subaru|
        Satella activate her heart manipulating power. What you gonna do?

        -“I hate you”
        -“I kissed you on the lips? I don’t remember that. Lets do it again.”
        >Bit off your own tongue.

        (Save) (Load) (Options) (Main Menu)

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  2. I don’t think Satella is Emilia, there’s enough reasons to believe it’s not just from the sense of her words on this chapter. I think Subaru may have been in the alternate world for way longer than he thinks he is, and lost his memories about it. Flugel may just as well be another earthling, while not Subaru as well.

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    1. “there’s enough reasons to believe it’s not just from the sense of her words on this chapter. ”

      Are you really sure about that? Everything she said screams Emillia to me. Except for the outside world part, that is.

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    2. You sire are comepletely right. I just wait for them her to drop that subaru is fluegel and that he and satella made an pact to escape. WAIT WOWOWOW. WHAT IF EMILIA IS SATELLAS CHILD AND SUBARUS REAL DAD IS FLUEGEL?? LOL

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      1. I very highly doubt that Subaru is Flugel. It is, however, very possible that Flugel is Subaru (see the order, it is important). People believe that Subaru is some kind of reincarnation but it sounds like bullshit to me.

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          1. Flugel is mentionned as soon as arc 3 (Flugel’s tree). He is also the “sage” Beatrice mentions in arc 2 (the sage, the dragon, the sword saint story about the WoE). We just don’t know much about him because he seems to have been secretive. He is talked about more later on, in arc 6.

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      2. I think Emilia is considered half elf, half human, same as Satella. If Satella would be her mother, that would make Emilia quarter human or elf…

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        1. Yeah and Emillia’s father is a elf (full elf too) so Satella being her mother is not possible no matter what. When Echidna and P* talks about a witch being Emillia’s mother, they are certainly talking about someone else.

          Either that, or Emillia is a clone of Satella. Or some kind of homunculus. But it would contradict the facts we know about her family, which seems to be a very established fact.

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    1. Let’s see.

      1 – Emillia
      2 – Satella
      3 – Beatrice
      4 – Patrrasche
      5 – Crusch
      6 – Minerva
      7 – Frederica (Garf’s sis)
      8 – Ram but with her sanity (aka never)



      – Infinite abyss



      – Dirt-under-my-nail
      – Rem

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        1. This was my ranking until we saw Dona’s darkest side. I mean, she doesn’t feel anything beside greed, satisfaction and hostility :c

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          1. even after learning of her book orders which no one has even given an ounce of thought into dona is helping pl but its only to satiate her curiosity/greed she seems to be purposely dragging things along in a roundabout manner. soul breaking sub into a contract just to abuse his rbd more. thousands of times thats just sadistic but yeah ‘best girl’

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        2. i like satella as a loke type of character but she is not really capable of loving so she cant be best girl xd after this ark its 1. emelia, 2. rem- not sure can be on list if in a coma n basically dead- 3. beako, 4. crush if she gets more involved with sub if not she should not be on list but is good wifu material. 5. felt same as 4th. actually my 4th is someone else which explaining would be huge spoilers. the witches are spirits not to mention 1 d personalities that would get hella annoying. patrashe/dragon 1 if she was human lamo

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          1. I don’t think satella is manipulating any memories, it’s just Subaru’s wishful thinking. With that said i think satella’s feelings are true, not sure about envy though

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  3. By the way, chicken. There is something I don’t get in this chapter.

    “――But, how could you do that to her?”

    What is this supposed to mean..? Is he wondering which way would be best to inflict pain onto her, to break her heart? Or is his heart rebelling and he is not managing to tell her to fuck off because of his love?

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      1. Chiken sama. Please tell me. Do u still have a mindset of never stopping translating? Because i need this story to live and help me live!

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          1. So relieved to hear that. And glad that u responded. My mail doesnt notify me for some reason and i thought sempai didn’t notice me >__<

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          2. Oh god where is the rest of my message? It was 10x longer. Noo.i expresed my deepest feelings there. Where did it go??

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          3. It was like this. Almost… So u never ever plan to stop but.. do u still have that ENERGY intact? I really loved your little notes after parts of chapters from the very beginning. It was like.. i was not reading alone. All those notes and stories and thoughts make reading so much more lively. Thank you for that Chiken-saviour. But its just probably 100% me but it felt like u were more.. ehm.. fueld back then? Pls reassure me in that >__<

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          4. Sorry to be of annoyance to you but i hope you can understand that feeling whebn you get out of the 78 chapters of best story and you just cant do anything but to think about it. Im 23yo and still cant help myself with that. Maybe i need help 😆 And thia is not my last big ass message like this. I AM SOWWY but i just have to thank you and ask you a few questions >_<

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          5. It says i duplicate message but i don’t see it posted. Wats going on :S Sorry to be of annoyance to you but i hope you can understand that feeling whebn you get out of the 78 chapters of best story and you just cant do anything but to think about it. Im 23yo and still cant help myself with that. Maybe i need help 😆 And this is not my last big ass message like this. I AM SOWWY but i just have to thank you and ask you a few questions >_<

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          6. Cringeee. Just reviewed some of the first chapters. Really loved how u were talking a lot in comments) Sure 2 years passed but its still something very nostalgic even for a guy who just started reading a week ago ) I really hope to walk all this way till the end of a whole story alongside with you and other wonderful people here

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  4. So after all, Satella isn’t actually so bad as we thought. In fact, she helped Subaru even much better than Rem and Emilia. Just imagine a Subaru in a new world without RBD. The novel would have ended in the old loot house.

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    1. Not really? Satella is also WoE and the one who almost the destroyed the world. She has done her fair share of harm to him too. It’s not that simple.

      Personally, I dislike determining whose the best girl based how much they do or Subaru imo.

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    2. Well would he even be transported into that parallel world in the first place? Without satella’s actions, subaru would just stay as a hikikimori

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    1. if sub contracts with dona…i think that is the only requirement. pretty much just a title given by dona aka apostle of greed …if i am wrong someone please correct me

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  5. Hmmm i can’t shake the feeling that Satella = Future-Emilia, but then i remembered that With of Envy also called Subaru by “Subaru-kun”, just like Rem did. Which angered Subaru back then…
    Also, Sage-candidate? Is that referring to Flugel??

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  6. Yaaaaataaaa I just caught up with your translation! This is my first comment! And I want to thank chicken for all the hard work that you’ve done until now and hopefully in the future as well :)! Tsuyoku ikiru kyodai!

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  7. Thanks Chicken-sama!
    Not regarding the chapter but anyone know how to get the notification to go to the primary box? Instead of social for Gmail?

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    1. I got this to work by moving one of the notification mails from my ‘social’ to my ‘primary’ box. I think you can just click and drag the mail to move them on pc. On Gmail’s mobile app I had to press and hold the mail, then press the ‘more options’ button (three dots) and then press ‘move to…’.
      Hope this helps!

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  8. It seems to me that SAGE is the male version of WITCH. He has the witch gene now, so I think that is the reason why he is a candidate now (just guessing). Can somebody remind me of the sages mentioned so far? Was Fluegel a Sage? I think Roswaal did not consider him a Sage.

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  9. All the witches, woo!

    And sage candidate confirmed. Time travel shenanigans hypothesis with Subaru = Flugel and Emilia = Satella looking more likely. Though now Typhon is here, no mention of Subaru being the apostle of Pride, hrm…

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    1. Do we have any confirmation that the Witches have anything to do with the cult?
      They seem more like whackjobs who somehow got Witch genes and the Authorities after the Witches died. I’m not sure they choose Archbishops, or are even aware of them. The cult might not have even been founded until after they all died, so even if Subaru was the Archbishop of Pride, Typhon might not know. Though I don’t think he is. Beteleguese only wondered that because normally no one but an Archbishop would have that much Witch scent on them and the Archbishops besides Pride are all known. Subaru is just a special case. If anything, he would be the Archbishop of Envy, but the cult doesn’t seem to recognize such a rank

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      1. >The cult might not have even been founded until after they all died

        This may be a spoiler since I don’t know if it has already been said, but according to the wiki of Re:Zero, the Witch Cult has existed for over 400 years since the times when the witches were active.

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      2. I was agreeing with you until I saw “arcbishop of envy” which… well.. cannot exist. I am rather sick of seeing “Subaru envy” everywhere.

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        1. I’m not saying he’s actually a the bishop for Envy, because I know there isn’t one. I’m just saying that he’s roughly equivalent, as he’s got Witch genes and a ton of “Love” on him along with a power that came from Satella. Though I’m admittedly just kinda throwing out ideas, so i don’t have a great argument, apparently i was wrong about a couple other things already so maybe he is Pride

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          1. This isn’t what I meant lol. If it’s something like Satella’s personal one I’d mostly agree with you I think. But the problem is that it’s mostly misleading, might make people think that an arcbishop of Envy actually exists in the cult.

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      3. semi spoilers —

        greed was the one that the sanctuary barrier is built n i also think he was the one that killed dona. the cultist have books that satel is given orders too also ROSSWALL–dona– his book is more accurate on the future. just think of the story so far with this in mind on why some things happen
        beako book is blank except for a few lines. so yes the 2 witches are actively involved with their cultist

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          1. sigh the greed of the era. the witch genes can be past on which is what happen to petel. there been cultist before the witches were killed. is basically what i was saying.

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    2. No one said Subaru was the arcbishop of Pride (not apostle) besides Betelgeuse speculations. Just that what he has is most definitely the genes of Pride, and thus its authority. Well, yes, that would make Subaru the Arcbishop of Pride or… a warlorck? of Pride by default. But you have to differentiate between having the genes, and actually having a seat in the cult and doing things. Subaru is most definitely “Pride” in its essence, but he sure isn’t a cultist, a Arcbishop even less.

      That is, of course, assuming that “Shinimodori” is actually the authority of Pride given “form” by Subaru’s desire to reach the best future, reviving, reverting time, and solving any kind of situation.

      People assume that the witch is controlling RbD for Subaru, “managing it” for him. But it could also be that his “shinimodori” is nothing more than the WoE’s doing through mere shadow control or something along those lines. That they have some kind of contract Subaru isn’t aware of, becuause he has a part of his memory/mind sealed.

      It could also be that the time reversal is not done by the witch. Maybe it is done by Subaru himself. Maybe he has a contract with someone/something else. Maybe it is a certain vilain that will appear later this arc. Maybe it is the dragon? Maybe it is Flugel? We really don’t know to be honest.

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      1. Not just Return by Death (the Pride of being able to get through any obstacle, no matter how insurmountable it may seem), but also Guarded Memory (the Pride of wisdom gained, knowlege gained, which perfectly fits a Sage). The way Guarded Memory would work is that Subaru is unaffected by alterations to Memories of the World. So when a Name is removed from Memories of the World, Subaru’s personal memory is unaffected. This doesn’t protect him from other powers that directly affect his memory.

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  10. Why does every witch start to get on my good side and then plunge back to infinite hate? First Dona, then Minerva and now I can only guess about Typhon

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      1. Well Typhon is a child with too much power, judgeing people with the mind of a child. I wouldn’t hold it against her. It’s different from, say, Echidna who is an adult, who is very, extremely knowledgeable, and “knows” what she is doing.

        Lastly, they are still witches though. They have their own blue and orange morality. They are actually pretty close to Subaru on that point.

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    1. i have a theory that subaru is flugel and emilia is satella and witch of envy is originally her mother. and the one who responsible for the dead of the witches is flugel because the witches are making chaos at that time and he as a sage had to put the order back and also the one who made the cult by sealing the witch gene and overtime the gene somehow ended to the hands of people like betelgeuse . and i think satella somehow ended killing her mother and received her gene and satella help flugel to kill all of other witches. and her father is puck . and maybe the reason of why satella ended destroying half of the world and also the witches because she need the power to kill p*****a but failed and the witch of envy gradually consuming her soul. in the end flugel seal part of her soul or memory or whatever which is satella’s part and the witch of envy part sealed at somewhere else and the body of satella which cannot be destroyed reborn as emilia . i also think that flugel are the one who knows about the existence of other world and making plan to save emilia in the future because he have limited time he make pacts and sacrificed himself and reborn at the other world as subaru at the cost of all his power and memories

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      1. The problem with what you are stating is that both Satella and Emillia are half elf. So Satella cannot be Emillia’s mother. Not only is there a gigantic time discrepancy, but that would mean Emillia or Satella cannot be half elf.

        Emillia’s father is full elf, so her mother has to be a human/witch. Flugel reincarnating as Subaru is nonsense.

        Emillia could only be either becoming Satella in the future and then travel back in time OR she is a clone in the same vein as the Lewes. This is the only, and closest possible links she’d have IF they are really related to one another. Nothing else makes sense. Satella sure isn’t Emillia’s mother.

        And don’t mention P’s name, she hasn’t appeared yet so it’s a spoiler.

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        1. no what i think is witch of envy (a human) originally is satella’s mother and his father is puck which is elf thus make satella a half elf and something happening which make her inherited her gene from her mother thus make her being witch of envy (possibly killed her mother) i dont think that satella is emilia’s mother. emilia is the body of satella that lost her gene , memory and maybe part of her soul by flugel. flugel wishes to save satella and maybe he discarded his power so he can save emilia/satella somehow by reborn in our world as subaru then getting back again to the other world

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    2. He’s the only one their who has basic human emotions, Everyone else even when they were “human” were a lot more detached being witches and all so frankly they’re throwing sooo much information at him and giving him little to no time to accept it, while also trying to push him to accept that his way of thinking is disgusting and helps noone which probably with everything else being thrown at him here isn’t exactly something that he may want to hear. Let’s see, he’s met a fake rem, learned someone he began to trust was just using him and has no emotions, learned that The witch he’s been so afraid of has multiple personalities (and is being hinted at as looking like someone he knows but doesn’t want to admit it to himself), had a breakdown only to have those feeling rejected, etc. OF COURSE HE WOULDNT WANT TO BE HERE, I DOUBT MOST PEOPLE WOULD.

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      1. really adding insult to injury he came there seeking help not their nonsense bullshit. saving the sanctuary from the rabbits, elsa, losing rem, saving betty, emelias breakdown. too much for him to bear yet none of them are capable of understanding more then just basic human emotions. except satella which i assume only able to show up cus sub never drank ed her tea

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  11. Those statements from satella, was that really happen in the past chapter? I don’t remember subaru ever kissing satella nor emilia. 🤔

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    1. No those things didn’t happen, Emilia kissed Subaru but that was on a whole different situation.
      Maybe those are future events that satella is expecting to happen?,

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      1. be spoilers but yes subaru kisses emelia not saying when btw she believes that kissing between men/women is what makes one pregnant. n it was ann rosswalls relative she is around 7 i think at the time. was cline that told her this

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  12. So, the witch genes of envy where forced onto a woman called satella. Because it was “forced” on her she was able to keep her mind (so you have 1 body, 2 personalities?).
    Satella and Emilia are the abviously strongly linked to each other. Maybe Subaru is the reincarnarion of the guy who loved Satella and Emilia the reincarnation of Satella (recall the strange behaviour of Emilia when she acted like everything was ok when actually Subaru was about to die and was coughing up blood).
    So Satella found Subaru, summoned him to the other world and confirmed that he was the one when Subaru was determined to save Emilia.

    Well this is my idea, i don’t see in what other way Satella might be affected to Subaru.

    Maybe Emilia is Satella and what she said where future events. But that doesn’t explain why Subaru was chosen in the very beginning.

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    1. > recall the strange behaviour of Emilia when she acted like everything was ok when actually Subaru was about to die and was coughing up blood.

      I think that in that loop, Emilia was basically gone crazy.

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  13. yup i knew it. i god damn knew it. i called dibs in the last chapter as soon as the witch started talking like emilia.

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  14. I’m just confused. Sage candidate? Satella saying things that haven’t happened at least yet? Some kind of paradox maybe where Subaru helped Satella who in return gave him rbd so he could save her again and so on? I don’t know what’s happening anymore.

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  15. Sage candidate… It can’t be! Subaru is going to stay a virgin till 30?

    Jokes aside, this is rather disturbing. I can see two options: Satella got her time confused and was talking about things Subaru will do in the future, or she and Subaru met before she was sealed 400 years ago.
    Also it appears Subaru was quite a womanizer back then.
    Mmm… can’t say I love time paradoxes or secret past of a character to explain everything. Hope there’s a better explanation.

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  16. Shit I think about in a lazy Sunday afternoon:

    Which songs (aside from anime OST) remind you of Re:Zero and perhaps even work as your own personal soundtrack for the story?

    Living in a country with most metal bands per capita in the world, I can’t help but to relate these songs to Re:Zero

    Nightwish – Weak Fantasy (I mean, come on, it says “witchcraft filling your void” in the lyrics)
    Norther – Frozen Angel
    Wintersun – Battle Against Time

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  17. [Daphne: Not just Subaruun… Tella-Tella’s here too? Woaaaw… All seven Witches of Sin are here, even the Sage-candidate too……]
    I think she’s referencing to Subaru, since tappei-sama made alternate ending where Subaru become one of the archbishop.

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      1. probably just the difference between the ‘good’ title and the ‘evil’ title given to a top cultist. or someone possessing many witch genes n contracts no idea never was explained properly sage seems to be what dona is calling her contractors

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  18. The real question is if Emilia is Satella does that make them both best girl or can we still say they are the same person even though they aren’t really the same person or should we just say they are two different people from altering timelines that happen to be about the same person?

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  19. Just great, all these parts are something I cant wair any longer, my curiosity is getting bigger everytime I read the new posts xD… Muchas gracias for the work

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  20. I think my brain just broke! I have so many thories dancing around in my head I don’t what’s what anymore!?!?!?

    Thanks chicken see you in Part 2

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  21. Typhon is one of the most powerful of the 7 deadly witches.
    But what is her true ability?
    Yeah, we know she can easily DIS-ARM a man. (Pun pun punnn)
    but that can’t the the extent of her ability. I’m saying this because of her name. Err what her name is known as.
    A beast capable of creating gigantic storms or portals

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    1. I do not approve.
      I’ve read things. I saw things. If Subaru is Emilia’s father I’m gonna gave a problem.

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  22. Just a thought, it might be possible that the Subo we are witnessing is someone from the future, one who volunteered to travel back in time to fix a future catastrophe which starts in the past, which would null Subaru’s idea of having been forced to endure the pain of “dying again and again”

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  23. Has anyone yet presented the theory that Satella’s from the future, but rather an Emilia who possesses Return by Death? That she might be the original character to be afflicted with RBD and the ensuing, unending nightmare of trial and error?

    She’s talking the way Subaru tends to when he’s musing over RBD, and from what I gather she (or Envy) is the witch responsible for the Authority that grants RBD. She’s also either possessed by Envy, or a split-personality character with Envy as the other half. Subaru’s well on the way to his own mire of insanity – and with Echidona interfering with his progression through RBD, would Satella not want to intervene to ensure he doesn’t break and die?

    One of the bigger points of curiosity for me at this junction is whether Subaru’s going to have his tongue in future loops or not.

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  24. Well thats a scary gathering of witches. and wow.. Subaru as a sage candidate.. that’s surprising, I thought he would a candidate for a sin archbishop instead, haha.

    Hmm… What if,
    Subaru was really the one who did all of that love and romance to Satella in the past, and when he died, maybe tragically, Satella went mad and devoured half of the world. And used reincarnation magic to reincarnate Subaru to the other world (our world) and when the time was right, pulled him back into the fantasy world again, because she just wants to see him again face-to-face, embrace him and love him once again.

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  25. Maybe, the way Subaru loves Emilia and she has no idea why, because he’s repeated his time with her before— is the same way Satella loves Subaru and he doesn’t know why, because she is capable of repeating her time when she dies. If she offered the power to Subaru, then she must also have that power

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    1. Actually, I’ve been thinking this is a possibility and Subaru is a big hypocrite. Not saying it isactually the case, but he could think about it, think it could actually be the case. Doesn’t even think about asking her. But no, he just doesn’t care. Then he complains when it happens to him. That’s like, hypocrisy at best.

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