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AlternateNu
May 5, 2005

"すやぁ~じゃなくて!"



Yeah. It's ambiguous from how it's portrayed in the anime.




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Nitrousoxide
May 30, 2011

do not buy a oneplus phone





Tuxedo Catfish posted:

So something doesn't sit right to me. I had an idea about what it might all mean, but there are enough points that weaken or contradict my theory that I can't call it a slam dunk either, so instead I'm going to pose some questions.

Q: What is the purpose of the Sanctuary?

Imma be honest, this is a good question because the Sanctuary seems to have a bunch of disjoined and unrelated effects and it being powered by Echidna's body makes approximately 0 sense since they were activating it well before her death in the flashback.

AlternateNu
May 5, 2005

"すやぁ~じゃなくて!"



Nitrousoxide posted:

Imma be honest, this is a good question because the Sanctuary seems to have a bunch of disjoined and unrelated effects and it being powered by Echidna's body makes approximately 0 sense since they were activating it well before her death in the flashback.

I thought the Sanctuary was powered by the original Ryuzu, and it was just the temple's trials that were connected to Echidna's body/vessel. Wasn't that the whole point of Ryuzu and Betty's sad goodbye when the attack started?

Nitrousoxide
May 30, 2011

do not buy a oneplus phone





AlternateNu posted:

I thought the Sanctuary was powered by the original Ryuzu, and it was just the temple's trials that were connected to Echidna's body/vessel. Wasn't that the whole point of Ryuzu and Betty's sad goodbye when the attack started?

But why would Echidna's body disable the barrier? It's clear it was a central component to it since it was only once the runes connecting it to the Sanctuary were destroyed that the barrier disappeared. That doesn't make any sense if it was already started and operational before she died.

LostRook
Jun 7, 2013


If there are two Echidnas it is entirely possible the second one altered the original system after the fact to incorporate the trials and tied it to the original's corpse.

ninjewtsu
Oct 9, 2012



AlternateNu posted:

Yeah. It's ambiguous from how it's portrayed in the anime.





When I watched I definitely took that first screenshot to literally mean "I stabbed your family" lol, guess it was more ambiguous than I thought

Conspiratiorist
Nov 12, 2015


He let it happen, swooped in to save them after Ram got her horn cut off, and then spilled the beans to Ram (and not Rem) after taking them in.

Whatever greater plans he had (or still has) beyond the Sanctuary required Ram, it seems.

Ytlaya
Nov 13, 2005

0.000% of Communism has been built. Evil child-murdering billionaires still rule the world with a shit-eating grin.

A couple questions regarding the anime vs WN (no real spoilers for anyone who has seen the full new anime season):

- Doesn't Subaru use the sloth witch factor more than once in the WN? I feel like I remember him using it 2 or 3 times, as opposed to once in the anime.
- I feel like I remember there being more stuff involving the Ryuzu clones, but I could be misremembering.

The one thing I think worked a bit better in the WN is that the various "character gives inspiring speech to other character" scenes felt much more spaced out in the WN, while it feels a little awkward having these big moments literally like 1+ times an episode during the latter half of this season. This isn't really the anime's fault, though, since it had to compress all this content within a single season.

ninjewtsu
Oct 9, 2012



I think the pacing of it in the anime wasn't great. Every episode having an inspiring speech was fine, but they also tended to have the lengthy character backstory explaining why the character was making the speech happen immediately before the speech itself, which feels like a cheap slog once you get to the third or 4th time they've done it and gets confusing quickly. Switching around the timing of some of these events/when the backstories are explained would've helped a lot

Taima
Dec 31, 2006




Hey so Iím nearing the end of season 2 on Crunchyroll and Iím pretty confused. The english s2 dub has 44 episodes but the original has 50Ö?

Wicked Them Beats
Apr 1, 2007



They don't dump the English dubs all at once, so once you catch up you get to enjoy six weeks of cliffhangers as they release each episode.

Taima
Dec 31, 2006




Wicked Them Beats posted:

They don't dump the English dubs all at once, so once you catch up you get to enjoy six weeks of cliffhangers as they release each episode.

This is loving horrible news. Thank you for explaining. I just caught up last night. Maybe I'll watch it again or something, this is my first anime and I have super enjoyed it. Waiting a week per 30 minute episode is horrifying after binging the entire rest of it.

Just so I'm clear here, when season 3 drops, we have to wait for the English dub and THEN have to wait again for the whole thing to get slow rolled at one per week? hosed up if true.

Taima fucked around with this message at 18:03 on Apr 9, 2021

Pilfered Pallbearers
Aug 2, 2007




Taima posted:

This is loving horrible news. Thank you for explaining. I just caught up last night. Maybe I'll watch it again or something, this is my first anime and I have super enjoyed it. Waiting a week per 30 minute episode is horrifying after binging the entire rest of it.

Just so I'm clear here, when season 3 drops, we have to wait for the English dub and THEN have to wait again for the whole thing to get slow rolled at one per week? hosed up if true.

Why not try the subs?

I canít say Iíve watched the dub for this show, but the dubs are typically much worse.

RevolverDivider
Nov 12, 2016



The Re Zero dub is fantastic

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Taima
Dec 31, 2006




Pilfered Pallbearers posted:

Why not try the subs?

I canít say Iíve watched the dub for this show, but the dubs are typically much worse.

My main concern is that I'm so used to the dub voice actors that the show would feel weird/disconnected if I went sub now.


RevolverDivider posted:

The Re Zero dub is fantastic

Obviously I have no clue about anime but I agree that the dub version has been great! This show has really floored me, it's so loving good.

It's so good that it makes me want to read the novels, but that would also spoil the show I think...

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