Re:Zero #15 — Limbo Time

July 10th, 2016


"I've tried nothing and I'm all out of ideas!"


My god. He doesn't even have the good graces to kill himself to show any sort of control of his life or effort to make things better. He stumbles around until he's spontaneously magicked to death, whereupon he… you guessed it… spends the entire rest of the episode feeling sorry for himself and being taken care of/enabled by his mindless, brainless, spineless female playthings. Then everyone dies again, so he… stands in place feeling sorry for himself until his head gets magically popped off by a giant ice cat or something, so again, he chooses to do feel sorry for himself instead of anything useful. And no, him dying twice in one episode does not make any of it better.

And who are the antagonists causing all this suffering? Some completely insane, cackling cult with a guy who literally does the limbo while ranting. Multiple times. That's an entire third of the episode. And then the plaything shows up to die in front of Subaru for extra super maximum angst, despite this being what, the fifth time that's happened? Take a little goddamned responsibility for once in your imbecilic life, you pathetic waste of everyone's time. That's the problem with him and this entire story, and it hearkens back to Punch Line's massive failing. The protagonist doesn't try. He just suffers and whines about how much he's suffering because of the unfair world and never bothers to even try to change his fate. There's grace in failure, but this is not failure. It's just masturbatory angst.

Posted in Re:Zero | 8 Comments »

8 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Paulo27 says:

    At least Punch Line was still entertaining to watch and didn’t make me want the MC to kill himself and stay dead.

  • algorithm says:

    15 episodes in and they still forget to put the laugh track?

  • Neclord X says:

    I think Rem should have been the MC of this thing. It would improve a lot. Haven’t seen this much lives wasted doing nothing since my last DS3 run

  • anise_punter says:

    I kind of enjoyed that guy’s over the top craziness, definitely more than say, the symphogear guy.

  • The Phantom says:

    The crazy bad guy was fantastic, this episode overall was just crazy, I have to say it was fantastic as well, sure it does not redeem the show for MC stupidity, but was very entertaining to watch, brutal in some cases like the little girl corpse it felt disgusting, but damn this was one of the best single episode I have seen in a long while.

  • O-(-'.'Q) says:

    Interestingly they actually skipped the full 2nd cycle of torture-porn, which in the novels was the cycle that broke him into comatose mode and sickened readers so much the book series temporarily declined in sales (and given the last bit of info I’m not really surprised they skipped it).

    On the positive side, Subaru starts to actually do shit at long last. On the negative side you still aren’t going to like it, as every episode of this series seems to have offended you. Is that a catch-22?

  • Ashlotte says:

    God his head popping off at the end made me laugh my ass off. Probably not what they were hoping for but then I don’t know that anyone involved in the original or this understands normal human reactions.

  • arknoir says:

    Rasputin wannabe = first decent character.

    Must admit the ending scene was awesome. His head popped off by the wolf from arcade Rampage(hence the smashed mansion) then the badly timed insert of credit and music like an old hammer episode while the snow built up on his worthless carcass cracked me up.