Re:Zero #11 — Participation Award

June 12th, 2016


Way to continue to do absolutely nothing, Subaru.


It's reached the point in this show that I groan when it skips the OP because I know that's just going to mean that the already plodding episodes are going to simply plod all the more. So how are we going to stretch things out this week without actually going anywhere? Flashbacks. First an eight minute flashback explaining the idiot twins' past. You see, one was better than the other, but then tragedy struck and it got its horn cut off. The end. Stretch that out for eight minutes. Then for the rest of the episode, we keep flashing back about the depths of their feelings these morons supposedly have for each other.

The most insulting part was probably the 'climax' of this episode and the arc. Subaru stares down the dog, farts some black smoke, pokes it twice with his pig sticker, and then… someone else shows up and kills everything in one attack. All to a glorious insert song exalting Subaru's heroism. Jesus Christ, writers. Somehow even worse, this all wrapped up at around the 15 minute mark, leaving a goddamned third of the episode left to do nothing but go back to sitting in bed, wallowing in their feelings. Again. If you cut out all the parts of this arc that aren't spent sitting in bed or whinging on about their emotions, this arc would've probably been two episodes long, and most of that would've been exposition and flashbacks. 

Posted in Re:Zero | 7 Comments »

7 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • elior1 says:

    now time to see if this third infoumos arc is so bad that all LN readers droped the novel after the first chapter of the arc

    • Aroduc says:

      If this last arc is what they considered good…

      • elior1 says:

        many readers dropped this novel at the first chapter of the third arc becouse of the extreme torture in it so it will be at least amusing to see the reason and what kind of grim suffering made them drop it

    • Longhaul says:

      My understanding is that many dropped it because of how grim the third arc is.

  • fa the third says:

    drop the show already you camel

  • gedata says:

    Well, at least it looks like he’s gonna reach a new save point.

  • Anonymous says:

    The beauty of exposition is that we already learned all this info at least 3 times, we don’t need another ep for it.Hell most of this could have been inferred from stray with Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen and overlord I feel the inner urge to like the show, I try but the shows punish me for it by being garbage.