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Jul 31, 2016 12:01 PM

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This episode is one of the reasons this is probably the best deconstruction of the reincarnation/new world genre out there.

I've read tons of web novels and light novels where far too often does the protagonist get sent to another world and becomes OP in every category. Even if they have a struggle in the beginning, like Tate no Yuusha or Arifureta, they quickly overcome it with their own ridiculously rising strength and usually spend the rest of the time living the good life. They get a harem, actually have relationships with them (most web novel MC's aren't oblivious or pussies when it comes to women), save the world, and live the good life.

Re:Zero is what would happen if a real person got sent to a fantasy world and not become OP. Subaru isn't inherently smart or powerful, he can only do what he can. But in a world he knows nothing about, where everything is beyond the bounds of his old world, he will inevitably run into problems. And just because he's the main character doesn't mean help or strength will magically come to him. He has to work and persevere to accomplish goals which in other series with OP MC's would be easy tasks.

It's nice that this series is showing that despite it being another world, it's still real life. If you didn't do anything in your previous world, you probably won't be able to do anything in a new one either. The only choice is to change, and changing isn't easy. You have to go through a lot to finally learn something and change yourself, which is the most important thing Subaru needs to do right now. And this episode forced him to take a big step forwards.


i love the way you think bro :D ..
 
Jul 31, 2016 12:01 PM
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Wow I bet I am wasting my life just like Subaru and do some things for the same reason


Same here, lets take it like a lesson or an advice?
 
Jul 31, 2016 12:01 PM
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It's starting to feel like Subaru only likes Emilia because of her role as heroine. Even in the afterwards of volume 1, the author says something along the lines of, "aren't silver haired heroines the best?". Really feels like the author is fulfilling his own desires instead of paying attention to the feelings of the characters. I hate to sound like a Rem shipper but who wouldn't choose Rem after an exchange like that? Well, at least the author had the decency to end the ship so the audience wouldn't be mislead in the future along with Rem.

Don't get me wrong, I'm on Emilias side but I just hope that Subaru would have a more genuine reason for going after her besides the whole "she saved me when I first got here". Good will is not a good reason to fall for someone. Rem has been a companion to Subaru who's stuck with him through thick and thin, but mostly thin. To have someone pour their heart out for him and then to reject them just does not feel like the realistic choice.
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Hey LN readers, can we maybe not be fucking dickheads and talk about future developments like it's the general thread? Ah who am I kidding...



Anyway, this was the best episode yet. The voice acting was indeed godly, directing was the best stuff yet, and the way they dug into the human nature that nobody here wants to admit they'd fall to in Subaru's situation, was absolutely fantastic. There were constant subtleties in Subaru's character leading to this, and the not so subtleties that everyone's been bitching about recently were what drove this home. Weekly reminder that you or I would be little to no different in Subaru's shoes.

And Rem best girl forever. This was the only way the episode could have progressed, but it huuuuuurts. That smile needs to be protected
 
Jul 31, 2016 12:03 PM
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Homonculus said:
Really loved the episode.

I have one question, why does Subaru starts laughing when he is being frozen to death by Puck. Sorry if this is an obvious one.


I would think it's just extreme stress that makes him go crazy. Like when someone cry-laughs at absolute despair. He feels weak, helpless, and unable to cope with the hopeless situation.
 
Jul 31, 2016 12:03 PM

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@AvidAnimeViewer nice thoughts Pal
 
Jul 31, 2016 12:04 PM
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Best girl is right in front of you!!! You son of a bitch!!!!

Damn fine episode.
Well.....Subaru ask her if she want to escape with him. Maybe he realized for a couple of minutes?
 
Jul 31, 2016 12:05 PM

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Amazing character development, introspection, and character interaction. This episode also had some great romantic elements until Subaru said he loves Emilia. YOU GIANT FUCKING IDIOT! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU! I was team Emilia and am not really a big shipper, but come on... it is clear he should be with Rem. Forget about Emilia you fucking tard. Anyways that was my complaint.

Episode score: 5/5
 
Jul 31, 2016 12:05 PM
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3 words for this episode.... Fvk u subaru!!

Rem make u move on, giving all his might to make u sane again, the most loving u one.. AND U STILL FVKING SAY "I LOVE EMILIA" like u trying to say "I LIKE BIT*H." here SERIOUSLY WTF.... OMG if i were be u, will go take rem and give up for that BITCH ARGGGGH!!!

after this episode i just cant watching rem dead again... i just cant... i cant see my waifu hurt like this... i cant, i am so FVKING DONE M8.
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Jul 31, 2016 12:06 PM
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Just because he choice emilia people are saying shit
one of the best episodes so far, nice charachter development.
 
Jul 31, 2016 12:06 PM

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Best anime episode of the year, it hit me as much as episode 116 of Hunter x Hunter and that's saying something
Sup...
 
Jul 31, 2016 12:07 PM

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Nitralon said:
IZEROII said:
Best girl is right in front of you!!! You son of a bitch!!!!

Damn fine episode.
Well.....Subaru ask her if she want to escape with him. Maybe he realized for a couple of minutes?

He asks her to escape with him

he said

makes darned sense ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
 
Jul 31, 2016 12:08 PM

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LOL
I literally laughed my ass off on his reply to her confess.
This episode was hilarious.
The closer you get to the light,the greater your shadow becomes.
 
Jul 31, 2016 12:09 PM
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If I wanted to listen to 20 minute long confessions and summaries, I would go to funerals.

..wew... what a time waste... This shit is far too over rated, it even surpasses overwatch. Im watching it for sake of seeing how bad anime can be actually made, and this surpasses my expectations every signle time.
 
Jul 31, 2016 12:09 PM
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say whatever you want regarding this episode, but damn all of those rem's line to subaru is romantic as fuck.
 
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Subaru are so lucky to have Rem in your life, it's beautiful to see how the Rem loves, even if the way it is. I wanted so much that in the end he stayed with Rem instead of Emilia, but it is almost impossible, and it seems that Rem lit the mind of the Subaru and made him rethink everything, it seems that now he takes a turn. THAT SCENE LINDA Rem declaring, Subaru taking way and getting the story from zero, in the end he speaking the title of the anime, it's like here was the moment the anime really begins, finally, beautiful episode, very worth the worth waiting one week (sorry my very bad english, please).
 
Jul 31, 2016 12:10 PM
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I have been rooting fot emilia all this time, but you know what? FUCK emilia. Rem is the real deal and i still dont understand how subaru loves emilia and not rem -_-
 
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If I wanted to listen to 20 minute long confessions and summaries, I would go to funerals.

..wew... what a time waste... This shit is far too over rated, it even surpasses overwatch. Im watching it for sake of seeing how bad anime can be actually made, and this surpasses my expectations every signle time.

Please leave and don't come back. Literally nobody wants you here.
 
Jul 31, 2016 12:10 PM
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All theses 1/5 are rem faggots, certainly.....
A man can't be honest to your sentiments, we know since the start that he love emilia, why complain just now? makes so much sense.
 
Jul 31, 2016 12:10 PM

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Okay screw the ship thing puck was so badass in this episode
 
Jul 31, 2016 12:10 PM

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And ladies and gents, Rem is officially one of the best waifus ever--protect that smile pls
 
Jul 31, 2016 12:11 PM
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Sorry, wasn't this the ep where they torture subaru or emilia and rip her skin
 
Jul 31, 2016 12:11 PM

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love this episode.. finally the story starts.. xd
 
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The episode was really good but I had one problem with it. I felt like nothing happened, but what did happen was really important. The episode was really good but I didn't feel the same sense of adrenaline/entertainment as much as other episodes. But hey, that could be just me.
 
Jul 31, 2016 12:12 PM

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Langley_Lu said:
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Doesnt really matter because he truly loves Emilia always


eh...As a LN reader, I can't talk too much, but from the latest chapter, Rem is equal with Emlia in Subaru's heart, maybe more.
In the whole book Subaru just suicide twice, and both for Rem.


Well yea the LN is really slow and basically is where the anime is, theres way more stuff after the LN which is also after the anime

 
Jul 31, 2016 12:12 PM

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I teared up. From Rem's <3
>I like it when Subaru pats my head. When your hand brushes through my hair, I feel like we’re connected.
>I like Subaru’s voice. My heart feels warmer every time I hear you speak.
>I like Subaru’s eyes. I like how even though they’re usually sharp, when you’re gentle to someone, your eyes will be the same.
>I like Subaru’s fingers. Even though you’re a boy you have such pretty fingers. But whenever you grip them it lets others know that they’re undeniably a boy’s, those thin, strong fingers.
>I like Subaru’s way of walking. I like how whenever we walk together, you always tilt your head back to make sure that I’m following you.
>I like Subaru’s sleeping face. It’s defenseless like a baby’s, and the eyelashes a little long. When I touch your cheeks it becomes an expression of relief, and whenever I playfully touch your lips you never notice…my chest hurts when I see it, but I still like it.
>Subaru says he hates himself. Looking at it this way, then Subaru has many good qualities. Rem wants Subaru to be aware that she knows these points.

I've been waiting for this to be animated sooo long!!! And it was so perfect!!!

Subaru rejecting Rem for his stupid first love made me salty but meh. I like Subaru. He should be a BA now. And Rem's reaction was great.

REM REMEDY <3

Also Puck was friggin epic!! Loved his "U truly are slothful Subaru"
 
Jul 31, 2016 12:12 PM
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Homonculus said:
Really loved the episode.

I have one question, why does Subaru starts laughing when he is being frozen to death by Puck. Sorry if this is an obvious one.


I would think it's just extreme stress that makes him go crazy. Like when someone cry-laughs at absolute despair. He feels weak, helpless, and unable to cope with the hopeless situation.


Yeah I think he was laughing at how useless he was and how helpless the situation was as well.

This is his third time and the more he does the worst things gets.

-First two times ended up with everyone dead, but the second time he witnessed rem's death and it was pretty gruesome.

The third time however was different because he caused the death of everyone around him.

-Rem sacrifices herself to the white whale but it is only following them because of Subaru's scent

- Emilia dies because Subaru tells her his secret

Topping this off with puck's statements it finally made him realize how useless and powerless he is and how his involvement only made things worse for himself and others around him (in this scenario of course). The whole scenario also forced a lot of self reflection from him but unfortunately he only saw the bad and not the good.
 
Jul 31, 2016 12:14 PM
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It's not that I'm too upset about Subaru not shipping with Rem, what makes me upset is the flip-flop in emotions his character takes in this scene. He shifted too easily from wanting to run away with Rem to being stone cold set on Emilia.
 
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And ladies and gents, Rem is officially one of the best waifus ever--protect that smile pls

Yes


We should protect that smile (from Subaru) :)
 
Jul 31, 2016 12:17 PM

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Well at least Subaru admits he is an ass, unlike some people saying he deserves to act the way he did before because of what he went through.
 
Jul 31, 2016 12:17 PM

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It's starting to feel like Subaru only likes Emilia because of her role as heroine. Even in the afterwards of volume 1, the author says something along the lines of, "aren't silver haired heroines the best?". Really feels like the author is fulfilling his own desires instead of paying attention to the feelings of the characters. I hate to sound like a Rem shipper but who wouldn't choose Rem after an exchange like that? Well, at least the author had the decency to end the ship so the audience wouldn't be mislead in the future along with Rem.

Don't get me wrong, I'm on Emilias side but I just hope that Subaru would have a more genuine reason for going after her besides the whole "she saved me when I first got here". Good will is not a good reason to fall for someone. Rem has been a companion to Subaru who's stuck with him through thick and thin, but mostly thin. To have someone pour their heart out for him and then to reject them just does not feel like the realistic choice.


You can't always apply logic to feelings of love.

But I do believe there's some truth in that it could just be the authors desire, but Subaru's love for Emilia is really helping to propel the story. I don't think Subaru would work as hard to save Emilia, if he just wanted her as a friend. But I'm on #TeamRem now after her and Subaru's conversation this ep.
 
Jul 31, 2016 12:18 PM

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Amazing episode, will go done as one of my favorites ever.
 
Jul 31, 2016 12:18 PM
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Oh. My God, this episode. What an amazing way to make me emphathize with Subaru even more. Great character development in showing him acknowledging his faults instead of denying them.

I'm also just glad Subaru was able to smile again, after being put through so much.
 
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Now thats's what you call real character developement

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If I wanted to listen to 20 minute long confessions and summaries, I would go to funerals.

..wew... what a time waste... This shit is far too over rated, it even surpasses overwatch. Im watching it for sake of seeing how bad anime can be actually made, and this surpasses my expectations every signle time.


You have scored SAO... 10, fucking TEN!!
And now you cry like a bitch over this masterpiece rated at 2 in MAL...
Please go away and search for a brain! Thanks!
 
Jul 31, 2016 12:19 PM

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Oh my god 10/10
Don't die again Subaru this is the best checkpoint!

 
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This is the episode which RE:awakened the fan boy in me,
perfect characterization and dialogue
It have been a while since I cried in an anime episode .The emitions were so powerful.
And I wil stay REM IS THE BEST GIRL
just that subaru doesn't deserve her
 
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White Fox is slayyying this season tbh, I've never thought of them as a particularly amazing studio, but Re:Zero is seriously making me reconsider that.

 
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Honestly I have to say having watched anime for well over 14 years....this has got to be one of the best episodes I have ever seen. On a side note I am so glad I have a woman like rem by my side n.n. Over all 10/10 for amazing dialog,voice acting, animation, ost. This episode had it all. Well played.
 
Jul 31, 2016 12:20 PM

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I'm not actually bothered cause Rem is too good for Subaru.
 
Jul 31, 2016 12:21 PM
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Mustakurmu said:
TokyoGhost said:
If I wanted to listen to 20 minute long confessions and summaries, I would go to funerals.

..wew... what a time waste... This shit is far too over rated, it even surpasses overwatch. Im watching it for sake of seeing how bad anime can be actually made, and this surpasses my expectations every signle time.


You have scored SAO... 10, fucking TEN!!
And now you cry like a bitch over this masterpiece rated at 2 in MAL...
Please go away and search for a brain! Thanks!


wow, someone has been badly triggered. Sorry for expressing my honest thoughts and tastes, while respecting others. I love to give both good and bad feedbacks, not only good ones, but I am aware many dislike such people ^^ Cheers dude
 
Jul 31, 2016 12:22 PM

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"I humbly accept."
Damn, what an episode.
Do not let yourself be blinded by fear or anger. Everything is only as it is.
 
Jul 31, 2016 12:23 PM
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I died from overwhelming feels during Rem speech, especialy when she talks about fammilly and children ;_;

Also, fuck you Suzuki...

 
Jul 31, 2016 12:23 PM
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It's starting to feel like Subaru only likes Emilia because of her role as heroine. Even in the afterwards of volume 1, the author says something along the lines of, "aren't silver haired heroines the best?". Really feels like the author is fulfilling his own desires instead of paying attention to the feelings of the characters. I hate to sound like a Rem shipper but who wouldn't choose Rem after an exchange like that? Well, at least the author had the decency to end the ship so the audience wouldn't be mislead in the future along with Rem.

Don't get me wrong, I'm on Emilias side but I just hope that Subaru would have a more genuine reason for going after her besides the whole "she saved me when I first got here". Good will is not a good reason to fall for someone. Rem has been a companion to Subaru who's stuck with him through thick and thin, but mostly thin. To have someone pour their heart out for him and then to reject them just does not feel like the realistic choice.


You can't always apply logic to feelings of love.

But I do believe there's some truth in that it could just be the authors desire, but Subaru's love for Emilia is helping to propel the story. But at this point, I'm really loving Rem (especially after her and Subaru's monologue this ep).

Logic does exist within love to an extent though. Love is a culmination of attraction and attachment. Considering how heavily reliant Subaru has been on Rem and how she hasn't failed to put him at ease and reassure himself, it seems like an odd choice for him to go with Emilia seemingly only because of her role in the story.
 
Jul 31, 2016 12:23 PM

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This episode was amazing...Literally gave me some heavy feels. But bruh how you gonna say you like emlia after all that wtf dude I was shocked af Hahaha.
 
Jul 31, 2016 12:23 PM

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Ok did anyone paid attention to what Puck said at the beginning?

"If you truly want to kill me then grow a thousand shadows, half of what satella could."

Can someone explain me what he's trying to say without spoiling? Satella here refers to the witch right. And what are shadows?
 
Jul 31, 2016 12:23 PM
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Even though I don't like the show anymore, I can tell this episode is perfect in everything. Goddamn Rem destroyed my heart. This episode alone made me fall in love with this show. The entire episode is why I love anime so much.

Fuck you Subura. HOW THE HELL CAN REJECT THIS GODDESS.


Oh, also this why u can't judge a show until it's over, remind me of Cowboy Bebop when the first episodes were nothing good until episode 4 came and slapped me hard in the face.

So much emotions.
 
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How am i not surprised to see all the 1 star ratings
Honestly dont even care anymore, this was an amazing episode and an amazing show, this shit happens anytime something gets popular and its really irritating.
 
Jul 31, 2016 12:24 PM

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Entire episode full of Subaru stupid screaming.


Hey he came clear about most thing people had against and is going to start over.

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Rem got rejected and Sabaru just manned up! 10/10!!
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