Re:Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (WN)


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Suddenly, high school student Subaru Natsuki has been summoned to another world on the way back from the convenience store. With the biggest crisis of his life being summoned to another world, and with no sign of the one who summoned him, things become even worse when he is attacked. But when he is saved by a mysterious, silver-haired girl with a fairy cat, Subaru attempts to return the favor by helping her track down something that was stolen from her. When they finally manage to get a clue, Subaru and the girl are attacked and killed by someone. Subaru then awakens in the place he was summoned and notices he gained the ability “Returns by Death” and has become a helpless boy that only has the ability to rewind time to a certain point by dying. Beyond the despair, can he save the girl from the fate of death?

Note: v3 epilogue 2 part1 (or interlude as written on the translator’s web) starts after the anime’s episode 25

Re:Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (WN) average rating 3.8/5 - 118 user ratings
Associated Names
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Re:Zero - Restarting Life from Zero in Another World
Related Series
Re:Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (LN) (Light Novel)
Grimgal of Ashes and Illusion (3)
The Trembling World (1)

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captain crunch
captain crunch
January 8, 2017
Status: v4c13 part2
Synopsis: Synopsis above is good.

Translation 5/5 (Best I've seen so far)
[[5/5 = Minor spelling and grammar errors. 4/5 = occasional serious grammar errors, may need to reread sentences, but no loss of meaning. 3/5 = common serious grammar errors, some loss of meaning, but no loss of overall story. 2/5 = difficult to read, difficulty understanding parts of scenes. 1/5 entire scenes unreadable.]]

Rating: 2.5-3/5 for now. I didn't officially vote because there seems to be many chapters left to translate. I saw the 1st and currently only anime season... more>> of this series, and wanted to read ahead. I started reading from the epilogue of V3 of this WN, because that's where the anime season ends. It's incredibly boring. Most of the chapters are conversations, and they talk so much for having said so little.

As an example, the characters have already decided to go somewhere, but then they sit down in a room and spend the entire chapter talking about going to that place. Then they begin traveling in the next chapter, and the whole chapter is almost the same exact dialogue all over again. When they finally arrive at their destination, hoping to find answers, it's another chapter of dialogue. Instead of Q&A, they talk in an extremely roundabout way to reveal almost no new information. It makes me want to put the WN away and do something else.

The next issue is the content of the dialogue. Most of it is the MC one-sidedly flirting with the girl, and teasing a side character, with little reciprocation. I guess it's supposed to be cute and funny, respectively, but to me it doesn't convey well and just feels creepy and douchey.

Last main issue is that the MC also sounds possessive, jealous, arrogant, and angry. I got a hint of that from the anime, and I guess it's not unusual since the guy dies over and over again and sometimes loses his mind. But he still seems like an asshole during the calm chapters.

I really want to like the WN, because I enjoyed the anime. But the 1st 2 issues are huge. I'd give it 2 stars for terribly uninteresting chapters and dialogue, maybe add half a star because there are interesting chapters in between the boring ones. Fans of the anime, like me, still want to know what happens next, so that anticipation might bump up the rating to 3 stars for some fans.

[[5 star = most readers will enjoy, the rest will probably not think it a waste of time. 4 star = majority of readers will enjoy, but the rest will be hit or miss whether they thought it was worth their time. 3 star = hit or miss on whether a reader will enjoy, hit or miss for whether anyone thought was worth their time. 2 star = a niche audience might enjoy, the rest will probably find it not worth the time. 1 star = even the niche audience may not enjoy.]]

Other: This WN version is supposedly ahead of the LN. The English LN has also been licensed, so you may have some trouble finding translations. WN should still be free. I'm not sure if there are large differences between the 2 version, but I heard the plot isn't too different. <<less
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NoobyReader rated it
December 30, 2016
Status: --
Best part of this novel is

Mc is a real average person from our world. From intellect, wisdom, and physical abilities are weak to average.

Mc is damn loyal to his love interest which is the reason i read this!! (Sadly i do like the maid but i really like his determination to get the heroine's heart which is damn rare this days)

Girls are damn girls not dolls!! As i said the maid is damn cute but
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so sad to what happen to her


Every character is cunning except the mc on early part lol.

And the most important and best the part is the maid! Yes the maid. I never seen a maid this cute! If you read this surely you will get a maid fetish!!! So read my fellow brothers and get charge by her cuteness!!!!

Sorry getting emo here. Score 10/5 due to maid!! If she is not in the volume only 3/5. You will say that the maid should be the main heroine if you read this. The real heroine is a little blad for my taste other than her bravery, kindness and looks she a little hallow for me. I rather select Princess Altina for princess category lol. In short the main heroine is getting over shadowed by the maid lol. Deredere maid will nuke your minds lol.

Real score 5/5. Due to drama is intense sadly for me the gore is too much for me. And the madness is in the air every volume. Still i can read this due to the lovable side characters. <<less
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BlackMazino rated it
September 15, 2016
Status: v3c5
Seem interesting at first because MC is the weakest creature and have cheat ability that when MC die he will goes back in time. The story is quite interesting but MC only focus to save people who he like and if MC cannot save them then MC die repeating until he can save them. Somehow I feel that MC is stupid like shit because he keep repeating a same mistake. Why don't MC go to the guild heir someone or find some powerful people, make contract with devil/demon, find good... more>> weapon, learn making trap, learn alchemist, use knowledge form japan to make some weapon, gathering information enemy weakness. Yeah I'm agree with Joshan that this loop get longer and sometime I feel frustrated because when MC almost win suddenly MC die again (F**K!!). <<less
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hwang92 rated it
September 16, 2016
Status: v2c1
To save only one girl, MC have to cowards die many times before his death. To make better understanding of story, MC is tools of saved story. Every progress story have checkpoints. When MC die generally re spawn at the last checkpoint that MC have reached. A respawn is most often due to the death of MC, but it can also be caused by the failure to meet an objective required to advance in the story.
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joshan rated it
July 14, 2016
Status: v3c68
Well the MC is the weakest creature in the multi-verse with a time cheat (its in the description. It goes back in time u know) but thanks to it he gets tortured a LOT and somehow hes more afraid of dying than getting tortured (by the end of the serie hes gonna get addicted i bet). The loops get longer (more episodes per volume) with more and more deaths/fails to the point u gonna yell: [WIN ALREADY DAMN IT! im tired of reading!] Yeah, needlessly long volumes, also the... more>> author seems to want to convey that if u get very lucky or have a time cheat u can do a lot of things despite being the weakest. <<less
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Fritdz rated it
September 20, 2016
Status: --
Don't be fooled by the 'summoned to another world' setting. The story may have started with the protagonist, Subaru, suddenly appearing in another world but unlike other stories of the same genre, he is completely weak and pathetic. Nothing in the story goes well at first and honestly that's a good thing.

Being thrown into an unknown world where nothing goes as planned and no one to rely on, he was saved by the main heroine, Emilia. The story revolves around her whether you like it or not. She is the... more>> driving force and the cause of despair for the protagonist.

Although the 'Returns by Death' ability may seem to be overpowered, you can't turn a blind eye on the fact that Subaru has no idea how or why he has the ability and that he has to experience the pain of death, both himself and possibly others. Even if he has the knowledge to prevent a disaster, its not certain everything goes as planned and he only 'returns' just a few days before the incident giving barely any time to prepare.

Through repeated failures and mistakes, he has to again and again stare death in the face and watch helplessly as everyone dies around him. The story has a horrible habit of making the protagonist fall into madness every time he 'returns'.

Though the protagonist's miserable character and personality may disgust you, I assure you the story isn't all about despair. The comedy in the story really showcases the relationships between the characters. The love in the story is anything but superficial. The characters learn valuable lessons from each other and the change shows. Nothing beats the satisfaction at the end of the multiple 'returns' faced where finally Subaru obtains victory. <<less
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