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

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Translator: TranslationChicken

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Editor: TranslationChicken

(Thank you Anni, Aaron, Roanz, Tamer, Jean-Loup, Danny89, White Rice, Julian, Brototype, Sir Fox, Kam, Jeffry, Vojta, Luis 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
JAPANESE WEB NOVEL SOURCE: HTTP://NCODE.SYOSETU.COM/N2267BE/245/

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Previous Part 1/2: https://translationchicken.com/2018/05/05/rezero-arc-4-chapter-78-a-voice-that-was-about-to-cry-part-1-2/

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Subaru’s body should still be in the Tomb inside the Sanctuary.
What had been summoned here was Subaru’s spirit-body, or otherwise, his soul. If his spirit died here, would it carry over to his physical body? Could souls even die?
None of it mattered. If it meant another death and respawn, he’d be fine with that.

He would not take the Witches’ help. Instead, he would move forward with even greater self-abandon, scouring away anything that wasn’t necessary, and, if he could just stay true to his course, surely, the path would open―― if I could do just that, I,

[Minerva: That, idiot――!]

The instant she noticed Subaru’s attempted suicide, Minerva rolled up her sleeves and jolted forward, hurrying to punch Subaru to heal him. But, cutting in front of her was Typhon, who had been standing at Subaru’s side.
The small Witch stretched out her little body, blocking Minerva’s path.

[Typhon: Baru made his own choice! Nerva, no interrupting!]

[Minerva: Self-harm or suicide or injury or murder, I won’t allow any of it under my watch! I don’t care what kind of anguish is going on inside! I can’t do a thing about wounds that I can’t see! That’s why! There’s no way I’d overlook a wound that I can see!]

The ground caved in beneath her single step as Minerva’s fist pierced through the wind, driving towards Typhon’s face.
The shrieking fist advanced with enough force to rupture a mountain, but the moment it connects with a living being, the destruction would transform into healing. Although, the shockwave of the impact would still be transferred to the recipient of the strike.

Producing a resounding boom, Minerva’s full-forced strike sent Typhon flying.
The prepubescent girl was blown away as easily as a leaf, dancing through the meadow’s artificial sky. It was a rather brutal sight―― but Typhon wasn’t the only victim.

[Minerva: ――――Tch!]

Minerva’s right arm, from her shoulder onwards, shattered like ice-crystals.
This was the consequence of touching the judgment of the Witch of Pride, and thus being deemed a “Sinner”.
Minerva tilted back her head in pain for the loss of her arm, opening her mouth wide to shriek――

[Minerva: A scratch――!!]

Or not.
Though she was sensitive to other people’s pain, the Witch of Wrath completely disregarded her own.
Even as she criticised Natsuki Subaru for his outlook, she was in fact guilty of the same.

[Minerva: Anyway, now――!]

Having removed her obstacle, Minerva leaped towards Subaru, readying her remaining left arm. Aiming the mighty arm for a full-forced strike from above,

[Sekhmet: I’ll be getting in your way next… haa]

In an instant, with her blonde hair fluttering, Minerva was slammed into the ground.
Her entire body pinned to the earth creating a person-shaped crater in the grass, Minerva lifted her face, flushed red with indignant fury, as she screamed at the seated Sekhmet.

[Minerva: Don’t get in my way――! Sekhmet――!]

[Sekhmet: That won’t do, huu. Sentimentally speaking, I’m on the kid’s side, haa. And adding to that, I’m also on Typhon’s side, huu… So I have no reason not to get in the way, haa…]

Hearing Sekhmet’s declaration of war, Minerva ruefully bit her lip as she looked around her.
But Daphne and Camilla were staying neutral in this conflict, and Echidona was merely watching with piqued interest for the outcome. And, Satella――

[Satella: Hhh……hha……]

Crumbling to her knees, her voice trembled as she watched profuse blood spouting from Subaru’s mouth.
With his pouring blood and severed tongue clogging his throat, Subaru was experiencing the sensation of drowning as he caught Satella in a corner of his consciousness.

She’s crying, isn’t she?
Witnessing Subaru’s “Death”, she looked more shaken than he had ever seen her before.

[Satella: Why can’t you understand……? That of all the things you want to protect, you should be protected too]

Why would she think this way about Subaru?
Within her delusions, just how much support did Subaru lend to her heart?

[Satella: Just like everyone else, struggling in the dead-ends of fate, it’s the same for you too. It’s just that you have a way of overturning it…… but… you need saving too… so why…]

She was completely wrong.
Subaru was a hopeless bastard who couldn’t even hold onto the things within his grasp, much less save those he wished to save. A half-assed, useless bastard. There was no escaping from that.

To overcome that useless self, to no longer leave things half-way. Wasn’t that what he had promised?
To become the best self he can be. Wasn’t that what he had decided?

――That weak, useless self, and the self that no longer wanted to be weak were fighting inside him.

No one would see Natsuki Subaru’s weakness anymore.
He must become that strong, dignified, unshakable hero he needed to be.
Because there was a girl who wanted this from him. It was the curse he had placed upon her, and it was his duty to repay her for accepting that curse. Or, actually. It wasn’t so much of a duty. It was just that, since that girl believed this about him, he wanted her to keep on believing.

Yes. That was it.
That was it.

If there was anyone who would grieve over Subaru’s death, it would be her.
Choosing “Death” was a betrayal of the girl who believed in him. Though of course, to Subaru, “Death” would not be the end. Using “Death” as his stepping stone, he would eliminate his cause of “Death” and retrieve everything he had lost.
But what would this mean for the others whom the Death-bound Subaru had left behind?

He mustn’t think about it.
He mustn’t know it. Those were dangerous thoughts.
It was fine. Natsuki Subaru was fine just the way he was.

He mustn’t think that anyone would grieve for him.
He wasn’t someone worthy of such a thing. Subaru’s life was a consumable resource. To be used, and used, and used, until they reach the very end. That was all it was meant to be.

To use death without reservation to its greatest effect, he mustn’t balk at his own “Deaths”.
Be decisive. It’s fine to think nothing. In order to take back what he needs to take back, he must be prepared to abandon what he has to abandon. Everyone does this. It’s fine for Subaru to do this as well.

He just has to save the ones precious to him
If he could do just that, Subaru――

[Satella: What did you see…… in the Second Trial……?]

The Trial. ――The Trial. The Trial, the “Trial”. Trial Trial Trial, “Trial” Trial Trial Trial, Trial――?

Shock and deprivation of oxygen had slowed his thoughts to their limits.
His vision blurred and blurred into a flickering red, as a storm of television noise ran through his mind. “It’s about time this ended”, he vaguely thought.

The end was slowly approaching.
How many times was it now, that he had welcomed “Death” like this? It was far too tiresome to count, but that was fine.

Eventually, he would have repeated deaths so many times that counting would become sickening.
He didn’t think he could stay conscious long enough to count all the “Deaths” anyway.

That heart of steel.
To have, that unshakable, heart of steel――

Slowly, and slowly, Subaru’s consciousness departed,
And faded,

 

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{I’m counting on you, son}

A voice.
Through the noise, and through the rebounding cacophony, he heard a horrifically clear voice.

{――Have a safe trip}

He heard another.
A different voice. But it brought the same emotions to his chest.

{I would have liked to call you friend}

Another voice, bringing a different feeling.
Somehow, it agitated him to hear it. But, there was also a pleasantness to it.

{Subaru-dono…… please forgive me……}

Yet another voice.
Flooding his chest with a passing loneliness and something similar to yearning. A voice he wanted to apologize to.

{You… aren’t, that person…… I know that… at least…… but……}

Here was a voice that gripped at his chest.
Hearing this voice, he could no longer control himself. This voice, that was about to cry. This voice that mustn’t be allowed to cry. This voice that he must protect. This voice. This voice. This voice.

{So show me how amazing you can be. Subaru-kun}

*Thud*, something thumped inside him in answer to this voice.
His body heated. Compelled by a sense of duty to move. At this voice that had always supported him.

And,

{Thank you, Subaru}

There came a voice.

{――For saving me}

――The voice that announced the beginning of everything.

 

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He was probably crying.

If the people dear to him learned about his death, would they grieve for him?
Those irreplaceable people left behind in the worlds that Subaru had selfishly escaped through “Death”, would they mourn and grieve for him?

Just as Subaru was lamenting his own weakness, repeating through Return by Death in search of the perfect future, those who lost him in the final step―― would they mourn for him as well?

The people who were precious to him.
The people he believed he must protect.
The people he undoubtedly wished to rescue from their fate’s dead-end.

 

――Was he worthy of being mourned by those so precious to him?

 

It’s alright to be a little conceited, isn’t it?
To be so conceited as to think that I’m also precious to the people I consider precious.

It’s alright to have a little faith, isn’t it?
To believe that those I want to protect also want to protect me as well.

I’m allowed to have a little hope too, aren’t I?
That someone would shed tears if I died, and see me as important enough to reach out their hand to save me.

 

――It’s alright for me to think this, isn’t it?

I don’t want to die.
I don’t want to give up, as if this is the only way.
I don’t want to be a stepping stone, even if it means saving the futures of people I love.

In that future where I’ve protected all of them, I want to be there too.
It’s alright for me to think like this, isn’t it?

I… have the right too… don’t I?
If I do, then――

[Subaru: I don’t… wanna die……]

Gurgling through the clotting blood, alongside the escaping air, he spoke.
The severed-tongue clogging his throat broke free, as his mouth opened and closed, gasping for air. His lungs expanded, oxygen cycled through his brain, and his murky vision started returning.
Then,

[Minerva: There, those’re his real thoughts……kh!]

――Despite having lost both her legs, with willpower alone, the red-flushed Witch of Wrath rammed her healing head into Subaru’s.

 

 

-=Chapter 78 End=-

 

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Next Chapter: https://translationchicken.com/2018/05/10/rezero-arc-4-chapter-79-the-ending-of-the-dream-part-1-2/

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Chapter 79 Live Draft:
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168 thoughts on “Re:Zero Arc 4 Chapter 78 [A Voice That Was About To Cry] (Part 2/2)

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    1. If i don’t die on my way home i wanna ask u a few qustions. Why you? Because. And fuck, all these stories and especially this one strongly makes me want to befriend everyone ( if i don’t write to u after like 4 days then mourn me and learn the end of this story for me. Yes. I am optimistic in ife

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  1. Choosing “Death” was a betrayal (probably missing smth) the girl who believed in him.
    In order to take back what he needs to has back, — to have back

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  2. [Satella: Just like everyone else, struggling in the dead-ends of fate, it’s the same for you too. It’s just that you have a way of overturning it…… but… you need saving too… so why…]

    No, don’t give up on life,
    This endless dead end.

    I read Styx Helix as a duet between Subaru and Satella. Subaru’s line would be:
    Oh please don’t let me die,
    Waiting for your touch.

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  3. Holy shit this was such a good chapter! I love it!

    I don’t know where these emotional development is leading, but I like it. Please Subaru, for the sake of all us readers.. Find a way to become stronger during this tea party!!

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  4. Satella has a good point there, he needs saving as well. And wow~ Minerva is seriously hardcore, she lost an arm (and maybe the other one as well) and both her legs, but still she wants to headbutt heal him.
    Thank you for the chapter, Chicken!

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    1. It was Sekhmet. You can find the answer by reading around this line:

      “In an instant, with her blonde hair fluttering, Minerva was slammed into the ground.”

      🙂

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  5. if satella really is a good person, this will gonna break my heart. T.T i really hope the ending would be not heart-breaking and emotional. thanks for the new chapter

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  6. I think i found something;
    “Be decisive. It’s fine to think nothing. In order to take back what he needs to has back,”…
    should the “has” be a “have”?

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  7. Found a typo
    “It’s fine to think nothing. In order to take back what he needs to has back”
    What he needs to have back

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  8. Just caught up on the last few parts in one go, and can’t wait to see where the ridiculous developments lead to. Thanks Chicken! ❤

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  9. Honestly I’m speechless.
    Usually I always have a pun or some classless joke but no. Not this time.
    Something big happened between Subaru and Satella. All her love is focused on him. All of it.
    I hope we get an answer arc in the future.

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  10. i have a BIG question here in episode 8 when puck cast shamak ….. the onw subaru saw was a fragment of envy not emelia
    ?????????

    can any one help me here cuze im confused ?
    and thanks a lot holy chicken for your effort

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    1. when puck cast shamak, subaru sees only darkness which reminds him of his struggles and previous deaths. i think it just showed that subaru was on the verge of breaking down and tries to fight it. i dont know if its the same in LN

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      1. subaru did see something i think thats why emelia was telling puck b4 that to stop but he didnt listen to her …. as i can say for sure emelia was somehow fragment of envy

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      2. i have been reading the novel tell the latest chapter 43 of arc 6 but sadly when u re watch the anime u found a lot of things make some meaning like why emelia cant use magic by her own as puck explain ..and why did that face showed !! maybe there was some kind of a mistake

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    2. Shamak has a lot of effect when it’s cast on you. You don’t see anything. You don’t particularly feel anything, you don’t know what happens and who you are. Putting him under the effect of the shadows triggered PTSD inside of Subaru, makeing him feel like the witch had done something. He doesn’t see the witch at that moment. It just puts him under a lot of stress. And considering he accumulated a lots of it due to RbD and Rem… he freaked out.

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      1. thx tony sansnom for your replay
        so u r saying that was from the stress then why emelia tried to stop puck and didnt explain the face that emelia appear like that …
        seems im thinking a lot about that but at the same side why emelia dose not use magic and i dont know if u r up to date with the novel but emelia did really use magic on her own and froze a full village and got frozen tell puck contracted with her

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        1. I am up to date but not everyone. Don’t mention spoilers.

          Her memory is sealed. She accesses magic through Puck (spirit art). No one said she couldn’t do it on her own though.

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        2. only cause of mental block and being a spiritualist. i think dona made puck to hold her back mentally/magically. emelia is the one that froze the forest yet unable to unfreeze it (with pucks help?) did it as a kid to boot. dona does not like her, emelia’s goal to be king is to unfreeze her home land by using the dragons blood /or is what she is told by rosswall. i have doubts that that is the only way and its more like dona wants the blood to revive herself >most likely<.

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      2. btw at that sense emelia run away from subaru if u can re watch it when shamak casted she was next to him when puck undo it she was far away from him

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        1. Which one? When Puck casted shamak on Subaru or when Subaru casted shamak to try it?

          In the first case, Subaru just “moved” I suppose. In the second case, they joked about Subaru exploding and she might have tried to avoid being too close to the shadows because she would be put under its effect. When Subaru casted shamak on the ulgarm (that giant dog) he was also victim to his own spell for a moment.

          Well, it would not have worked regardless because of the sheer difference in their power. Subaru can only blind a dog at best and only for a short amount of time.

          (just re read the novel volume to verify right now, there is nothing in this scene so your assumptions about the witch are wrong).

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          1. Sorry to bother but can u inform me on which point of history LN is right now? And.. sure its better to read WN cuz it has more details? Im newb in this sowwy

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          2. The latest of translated LN I found was Vol.6 by YenPress – The White Whale hunt.
            The latest vol. in Japanese is 16th (24/03/18) – the very beginning of 5th Arc.

            As for translations – the English of YenPress is somewhat more fluid and westernized. No -kuns -sans, etc. And LN generally skips quite a lot of trivia.
            So, the WN translation is better for full experience, I think.

            They are also planning to release in Russian here, too. I’m so buying it…

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          3. Russian LN? Hmm, gonna think about it. But i better give the money to chiken, i think tappei will be fine without my 500p) Ty for answer. And one more think. I just read everything in one go. And i loved watching chickens notes and conversations in comments. I kind of miss that even tho it was few days ago for me) So maybe i missed something but if there any info on Chicken-dono? Maybe his personal blog or smth? Not like ive fallen in love but he really is a main character here and also due those nostalgic feelings i wanna know more. Yeah. But still i am intrested in what our saviour is doing, whats with his studies and with that demon girlfriend he dated. And maybe some of his thoughts on all happening in the story. Here i stop before its too strange. Its like i am too grateful to him so i kinda wanna know somethig. Not like friendship of course but like… u know)

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        2. Do u even understand what shamac is?

          Emilia or satella has nothing to do with subaru’s shamac. There is no relation between them at all.

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          1. Meh. Shamac is the most basic of shadow spells. But El shamac, that’s a whole new ball game. Same spell but much much much more effective

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          2. Shamac is pretty worthless lol. Not only shadow element is very rare but shamac is like the most basic stuff of all.

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          3. Not that. It’s about sameh’s question related to subaru’s shamac made that satella shadow appeared and then emilia knew because she is fragment of satella.

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          4. That’s why i asked sameh if he really understand how shamac works. As he keeps on believing those nonsenses.

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  11. Quite a catharsis we got going on here. And it was actually the second trial that let him understand what he meant for other people. Talk about shortsightedness.

    I hope he is finally over this stage of self-loathing and finally starts working his way up. He still has a hero to be.

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    1. Been some time since I’ve said it last, but your work is amazing as always, Chicken-dono. I’m glad I’m on this wagon since day one (well maybe day two or three, but who cares).
      Keep doing your part at bringing fun to the world!

      From Russia with love, and deep appreciation.

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    2. So. Its not allowed to type in other then english here? Wanted to greet you in our orc language. Anyway wana get your friendship here, bro from russia. A mojno bilo i translitom, hm…

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      1. S Dnem Pobedy, comrade.) Let’s not disrespect the great and mighty with the translit tho. Besides, it would bother the locals.)

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        1. Thx and you too (as how we like to say here). I typed like 5 messages before i guessed its restricted here)) But i dont mind, i even like english here more for some reason. Though mine is not that good. Seen you few times in comments while i was reading so i will just stick by you here. I fkken love re:zero and the atmosphere here. Wanna befriend everyone and talk, talk, talk. Probably you know that feeling when u get out of nice story and can think only about it. Cant overcome myself here even being 23yo. Just have nobody to talk to in real life. And here i can imagine people being all cute girls (or cool guys with superpowers at least xD)

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      1. For such a little girl to deliberately bear that responsibility for 400 years… She is even more matured than beako.

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          1. I believe he talks about the gran-loli Lewes, who is pretty much alive and well.
            I’m not so sure about the one sealed in the control crystal, though.

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          2. No, she is dead. She sacrificed herself for the sanctuary and made beako sad. And she was the one who proposed to do it in the first place. No normal kid would do that.

            Granny-lewes is 2nd place, just right under original lewes. Too old to earn best girl title.

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          3. >And she was the one who proposed to do it in the first place.
            Let me guess. Echidona just happened to have a vacant crystal lying around in case a village girl wanted to sacrifice herself in some extravagant way. Didn’t have anything to do with her plans, schemes and manipulation. Right…

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          4. Find out next time on drago… Well with chicken speed, we will get the flashback either 2 or 3 weeks from now.

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      2. Wow man ty for being so kind to me as to answering everything through comnents section. This stupid otto (me) is happy

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          1. They were here. Scattered all around. But forget it, ill come up with new ones. Since we are patiently waiting here for two years already, things here should be done and asked and talked quite slow. Just to get in flow with everything. But its so hard to wait. Always :S

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  12. minerva is doesn’t really fit the criteria to be a witch. considering typhon and echidona are in the ranks.

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    1. Witches will do as they will, without regard to anything else. Disregard society norms, disregard natural law. Minerva is only concerned about healing what wounds she sees and doesn’t care about how taxing exercising her power is on the world. In this way, Minerva is a Witch.

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  13. All of this for Subaru to realize he’s worth more than he’s willing to accept.

    Well, I’m willing to give Satella credit when its due. It’s clear she loves Subaru, but much more normally than previously expressed. Which begs the question…

    Who is Subaru?

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  14. I think I found something towards the end.

    “I… have the right too… don’t I?
    If I do, then――”

    I think it should be “have that right too” or “have the right to”

    Separately, what we’re all the memories flooding Subaru’s head there? I caught the one from Beako. Were the first two his parents?

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  15. Awesome chapter, damn… fantastic work as always, Chicken! Btw, it’s no big deal but you got my name wrong. I don’t mind since i’m In the credits anyway :3

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        1. No. “His” = “Subar’s”. Subaru’s real thoughts. What he wants.

          He tried to suicide = he wants to die.
          He then said he wants to live = his real thoughts. What he wants.

          Minrva is telling the others “see that guys? I was right. Even he wants to live. You’re all dumbasses”.

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          1. Japanese speaker iunderstands Minerva said to only Subaru.not ito other witches

            When she says to other witches –
            聞いたでしょ?これが彼の本音よ!!
            in this way, she considerably changes way of speaking

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          2. Oh you went to verify the raw? I see. Got really confused.

            Then who is the person she’s mentioning?

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          3. Anyway, this is the words that Minerva said to Subaru that committed suicide against the real thoughts with feelings of “Wrath”, but she explained it to other witches.

            I think that it is right to translate as
            [Minerva: It`s your real thoughts……kh!

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          4. Oh so you’re saying I was right but the wording was misleading, so I was wrong on what she said exactly to whom, but not on the idea of what she meant itself.

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  16. Correct me if I’m wrong,but now that Subaru don’t want to die if thing go south like with Rem during 17th episode(where she dies and he tries to run away with Emilia(basically accepts that Rem is gonna die for good and OK with that)) he’s gonna do the same thing(abandon forever the ones who died and live for the sake of himself and the ones who is still alive)?If this is going to go like this I can’t understand why everyone is so pleased and happy(I mean,a lot of characters may die for good from now on if I’m correct).I can be wrong,so please confirm.

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    1. Even when Subaru commited suicide to “save” someone, do you think he wanted to die? And in this case, it refers to this one moment. Dying right now. In Echidna’s dream castle. Away from his body. Which we have no idea what would happen to him, his soul, if he can truly revive from this. I am pretty sure even Echidna told him some time ago, that she doesn’t know what would happen to him if he died in the dream citadel.

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    2. Subaru decided to stop wasting his lives like they don’t matter. Guess, now he will be much more careful while chewing.
      Not much going to change I think, but his attitude did at least, for the good.
      Subaru accepting death like nothing special is no fun. His suffering and agony is what we are here for, aren’t we?

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    3. i have read the what if on the contracting /summary/ things turn out a lot differently he doesnt let people he like die /rem/beako/emelia/villagers/etc. but no one is really happy and in fact otto leaves. emelia is mind broken and dependent on him. beako became even more of a hikkimori >loner< and scratches his face when he tries to hug her. somehow gets gut hunter to help in secret. gets Reinhardt help /gets felt to run away /unnoticed/. subaru just becomes an idiot. was both interesting and depressing.

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        1. i was convinced if he sealed it sub would have left the villagers to die. other then tricking Reinhardt n getting elsa help everything else was really stupid. the April fools thing was gold. could not help but noticing rem/ram were not mentioned at all so probably died too. yeah you think ……would have stopped the att but i guess not. almost spoiled things again. well if anyone actually thought about things then it would not be spoilers

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    4. No because this is about the reasons he dies. Subaru has been viewing himself as expendable in order save everyone without realizing everyone cared about him due to his self-loathing about his inadequacies to solve situations without RBD and sometimes making things worse. It’s why he also took Echidna’s contract without verifying the details. RBD or however he is important to others hm around.

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    5. The irony is… At the currently on going arc 6, subaru’s deaths count is crazy. Pretty opposite of the previous arc, arc 5. Wish chicken would spare some time for arc 6.

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  17. Wow! That was incredibly powerful. This was probably one of the best emotional moments in the series since Subaru said his finally good byes to his “parents.” I wish I had more to say but this whole chapter left me speechless.

    Thanks a bunch Chicken!

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  18. “There came voice.”

    Shouldn’t this be ‘there came this voice’? It sounds awkward to me, but I’m not a native speaker so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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  19. I wanna see another character from Subarus world one who’s been in this world longer and has more experience

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    1. Aldebaran u mean? Or maybe Kararagi Hoshin? Sadly hoshin dead, and he was subaru and al’s senior in this fantasy world. Hoshin’s legacies will be explained later, early in arc 5, including why kararagi people speak kansai dialect.

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    2. There is still no info about flugel’s origin. He maybe from subaru’s world, or maybe from that fantasy world originally, or maybe just a “flu” in the form of “gel”.

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      1. Flugel is 100% from Earth from the very little we know. First of all, there is the matter of his name being a german word with a specific meaning. Him knowing about stars and constellation of Earth whome people of Laguna should know nothing about. And writing japanese on the tree, in the same style as Subaru in one of the mansion loops.

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        1. so is al but he is not sub but the reincarnation thing just makes so much sense if satella was talking about flugel subs pass self. stupid i know but theres no other decent theories that would make sense either.

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  20. In other news:
    The first episode of Funimation’s English dub has been released. Initial impression is that Subaru’s voice might be a little higher pitch and youthful than the original VO. Talent won’t show until later, when the truly emotional scenes happen. For my love, I’ll bet that I can enjoy the dub, but it’ll take getting used to I’m sure.

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    1. Continuing the trend of English adaptations using Western name order (Subaru Natsuki): -5 points.
      Emilia’s voice is a bit mature: -5 points.
      Inflection on Satella’s name is at “el” instead of “Sa”: -10 points.
      Felt’s voice appropriately youthful: +5 points.
      Referring to Satella as Witch of Envy instead of The Jealous Witch: +15 points.

      Interestingly, watching this in English was the first time it felt like Emila was trying to put on a Tsundere act, maybe due to the more mature voice. “It’s not like I healed you ‘cause I like you or anything (b-baka). I just need you to answer questions.”

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      1. The “El” inflection flows more normally, and is the default in the speaking pattern naturally expressed in English, so this is understandable.

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    2. I feel a lot of the tropes that are present will lose face even worse in English than they do in Japanese. It all feels so forced. The talent will always lack when tropes are involved. Cookie-cutter personalities that hamper a lot of great work. Nagatsuki has a few in this story that are just disappointing.

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    3. I feel a lot of the tropes that are present will lose face even worse in English than they do in Japanese. It all feels so forced. The talent will always lack when tropes are involved. Cookie-cutter personalities that hamper a lot of great work. Nagatsuki has a few in this story that are just disappointing.

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  21. Oh boy, Subaru is really stubborn brat and anti-hero character. It seems Satella knew him all along from her previous life. Could it be…. he is really summoned 400 years ago? Why though?

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    1. Dyeye mean Kodomon and his daughter Parumu.
      Side characters? Maybe.
      Or Typhon and her father taking some kind of extrademensional vacation.
      Naaahh. Who works on vacation?

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    2. Unintentional. Satella, even before becoming a Witch, was a yin mage with far more power than a mortal being is meant to have. More than she could control early on. There was at least one point when her mana was so out of control than the overflow of yin mana was so massive that it destablized dimensional barriers. Subaru, being yin-attuned, just kind of fell through the cracks between worlds.

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        1. No, but Witch Genes appear to halt the aging process. Regulus Corneas, from the attack on the dragon carriage chapter, is over 100 years old, and the Witch of Vainglory is over 400 years old (they’ll both be seen toward the end of the story arc). It’s fairly certain that Subaru has the Witch Genes of Pride, along with now having Sloth from when Petelgeuse died. As much as he seems to be a magnet for these things, while he doesn’t have Envy itself, I suspect we could call him Apostle of Envy.

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          1. Aaah. All this talking about authorities. Only two authorities have been confirmed. And pride is not one of them. We done know what RBD actually is Buuu~t… Who knows? The answer my have been right in front of us the whole time.

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  22. YEEES!! I loved it. Finally Subaru is returning to be a little human, and thanks to the Witches! I can’t help but feel that these girls are not that bad after all…
    It was really touching, my eyes were wet all the chapter long.
    Thanks for these emotions, I couldn’t have experienced it without your translation, Chicken! ❤

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