Welcome to Anime Rants! Here are just a few of my thoughts on the first episode of Re:Zero’s second season. I’m quite impressed with it at first. While some aspects seem a bit stale, like having to deal with the Seven Deadly Sins trope again, it’s still shaping up to be an intense, relatively dark isekai adventure drama.
I dislike Subaru as much as I ever have, but that doesn’t mean I feel nothing when he is hurting or crying. In fact it’s thanks to seeing these sides of Subaru that I keep forgiving him and tolerating him despite genuinely hating his personality.
In the scene where Subaru and Emilia are talking in Rem’s room, I love how Emilia continues to try so patiently to understand Subaru and communicate her thoughts to him. Their natural dynamic is rocky, but if they both work hard on understanding, like Emilia does, then things should improve.
As for Rem, it’s a huge bummer that she’s out of commission, maybe for the entire arc. Also, my favorite character (besides Puck and Emilia) is Crusch, so seeing her in this altered state was really sad. Nevertheless, her personality hasn’t changed at its core, and I love that the episode highlighted this fact. Crusch is still brave, responsible, and straightforward, with an independent spirit.
I like Felis as well, and I could understand the way he tried to break the alliance for Crusch’s sake. I’m willing to bet that killing Gluttony is the way to restore the lost memories and identities, but we’ll see. It’s exciting to think about what will happen next!
And that’s about all I’ve got for today. Thanks so much for stopping by.
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