Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 2nd Season Part 2
I like Re Zero, it's an anime that I would love to see multiple seasons of. It's interesting and can be very compelling despite its flaws. HOWEVER, I don't think Re Zero is a good anime. The concept is interesting and has great potential, but the author is not able to use it efficiently. As a result, a lot of character development potential is wasted, in this part, for example, it would be Echidna. I still don't understand what her presence in the series is for and why she was degraded from an interesting character to a comedy character. Or why they should have dragged this arc to 25 episodes.
Re Zero is a fluctuating series between bad and good, which sadly leaves me sad. That being said, it has enough strengths to win me and many fans of the series over. Unfortunately, this is not enough to pass as a good series.
This season finally wraps up Emilia's character development and clarifies her past. And I did like it, it was delivered decently. Not just why she is the way she has been. But also what her fears reflected. The fact that she is now becoming more like Suberu is just a chef's kiss in my eyes. I love it when characters behave realistically. That loving couple copying each other is something perfectly normal and beautiful. I haven't seen something like that in anime and manga in ages, where the female protagonist has realistic personality traits. Likewise, Subaru impressed me as a character over and over again. Unfortunately, I didn't like how he kept switching from depressed to super heroic. The transition from that was always a bit weak.
Likewise, this entire arc finally wraps up here with a passable ending. I honestly expected more in terms of how the arc came to its climax. It was satisfying, but significantly weaker than in season 1.
I don't want to accuse the author of too much. With Re Zero he created something really interesting, but sadly he also wasted an awful lot of potential. And didn't try to make up for the constant mistakes.
However, since it was enough for me, I'm more than satisfied.