Here it is! The volume that is FINALLY up to date with the anime. The reason why I didn't review the other volumes because I want to save the best for last until the volume is up to date with thr anime. Anyways, let's get started.
I wanna say is how well done are the characters are fleshed out a lot more in the novels. Their personality, their traits, every characters I like in the novels have a meaning and how they are critical in the plot. And every time they appear in the novels makes you like them a lot in their own ways.
Now let's begin with the cut content. Oh boy where do I begin. No wonder the later half of the 3rd arc was rushed. Because they cut a lot of content in the anime and wished it would've stayed there, including critical plot points and Ricardo's screen time and wished they could've give him more. Yes I said it because he is by far one of the better characters in the series so far(sorry Rem/Emilia fans, but he is best boi/best girl). And the ending, oh man the ending is crazy and I'd rather not spoil it for the anime only audiences because this cliffhanger ending can lead up for a potential Season 2 of the anime.
Now that's all of the positives, now let's get it down with the negatives. Because my only 3 criticisms is: 1, Character translations. And OMG WTF Yen On/Yen Press? Some of these translations is a huge train wreck. Tivey = TB, Patrasche = Patlash, Irlam/Arlam = Earlam, and they even accidentally called Ram "Rem" more than 3 times in this volume. Yen On/Yen Press. If you're reading this, PLEASE hire a new a legitimate translator that translate from Japanese to English, because this is ridiculous. You even got Goblin Slayer and Overlord under your belt and have high-quality translations, why not do it to this series? The 2nd criticisms in the English translations is that this translated volumes doesn't contain Side Stories. And that's ashame because I would love to read the characters' backstory. But sadly, this doesn't contain them. Hopefully(and I hope you're reading this Yen On and/or Yen Press), what they'll have to do is release the art book that contains the collection of Side Stories. If not, then I'll have to buy the Side Stories with the art book raw. And the 3rd criticisms is the release are super slow comparing to other light novel companies. Someone has to tell me why is YP/YO is THIS slow while other companies have a faster release schedule.
Anyways, that is my 2-cents of my "up-to-date" review of Re:Zero. And just to forewarning, I am purposely gonna skip the 4th arc and head streight to the 5th simply because it's: 1, one of the longest arc in the series currently. And 2, I've already read the web novel, so there's no point in spending extra money on a very long arc. So yeah, see you in 2021.
- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Yen Press (5 March 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1975356292
- ISBN-13: 978-1975356293
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.4 x 21 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 295 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,649 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)