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wolf10



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:49 am Reply with quote
Honestly, I can't help but give Re:Zero full marks for fridging the otaku wet-dream waifu meido (you know the one) and focusing instead on believably (or at least interestingly) flawed women with their own desires beyond the potato-graduate protagonist. Ram was always the better twin, and Emilia has more character to her than a dozen other isekai heroines combined.

It's quite a racket, when you think about it: sell a ton of merch for a character who doesn't even appear past season 1, and use that to bankroll the ongoing development of other, better characters.
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Netero



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:33 am Reply with quote
Ram - what use is a girl who forgets everything when you turn her off?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:00 am Reply with quote
Y'all are just jealous because Ram is too cute.

I think she is best girl but more importantly she seems to be the only one who believes in Subaru. The real Subaru. Everyone else believes in their idealized version of him. Ram has few kind words for Subaru but her actions make it clear she believes in him. This is why she taught him the language, why she believed him when he said the village was in danger from mabeasts, why she took a clearly injured human with her to save Rem and why when they got into trouble she demanded that he stop whining and solve the problem. She is very aware of Subaru's flaws and makes sure he never gets full of himself. Her charming message to him is always "You are currently useless but you can be great if you pull yourself together, Once you do that I'll help you."

Personally I think she is the best match for him.
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Animegomaniac



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:01 am Reply with quote
Having successfully stayed away from Re:Zero for its entire run, I can safely say: Who's Rem?

But there's Rem and Ram and they're twins based on the red/blue oni concept, how
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timber



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:24 am Reply with quote
In the absence of Rem, everybody hurts and I am loosing my religion.
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Yuvelir



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:26 pm Reply with quote
Only recently have people started realizing that Ram is the cutest, most charming and most skilled character in the show (only disputed, at most, by Patrasche). Really, what was going through their heads other than air?

Netero wrote:
Ram - what use is a girl who forgets everything when you turn her off?

She's a quick learner.
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Sekaro



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:40 pm Reply with quote
Start appreciating her? I appreciated her from the start! I guess I'm one of the wise ones Laughing
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rizuchan
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:55 pm Reply with quote
I've only seen the first season of Re:Zero, but I remember spending Ram & Rem's arc really surprised that Rem was the fan favorite. Isn't Ram being a poor maid more moe? And then she had the more tragic backstory to boot? The only reasoning I could see was because she dared to have feelings for someone who isn't the protagonist. Or maybe otaku just prefer blue to red, idk.

Anyway, I am the casualist of casual Re:Zero watchers but Ram is best girl. Although I do wish she was the blue one. Laughing
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Xiximaro



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:20 pm Reply with quote
Good god would you stop instigating waifu wars... Sometimes ANN is a joke. Without either Ram or Rem the story would go on. And nobody ever depreciated Ram any less that Rem or Emilia. But I tell you one thing, the most underappreciated female is Subaru mom.
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Blood-
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:14 pm Reply with quote
Sekaro wrote:
Start appreciating her? I appreciated her from the start! I guess I'm one of the wise ones Laughing


Me too! As a dedicated Subaru hater how could I not love a character who is constantly taking the piss out of him? All the cuteness of Rem without any of the annoying, "zomg, I love you!" crap.
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taishou*



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:51 pm Reply with quote
Ram has always been my favorite. I guess I just find her personality more interesting. I'm a sucker for characters that can fail confidently.
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Yuvelir



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:03 pm Reply with quote
taishou* wrote:
Ram has always been my favorite. I guess I just find her personality more interesting. I'm a sucker for characters that can fail confidently.

It's one of her most charming points.
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Sven Viking



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:13 pm Reply with quote
No mention of best girl Patrasche? Obvious junk article.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:17 pm Reply with quote
I've watched all of Re:Zero and while Sabaru loved Emillia and likes Rem he really appreciates Ram when the going gets tough. He knows she won't take any of his self pitying bullshit and literally (sometimes) slaps him back to the reality of his present existence.
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harminia



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:57 pm Reply with quote
Ram has always been the best girl. Rem is, to me, pretty boring, but Ram has an actual personality outside of worshiping Subaru.
I also love Ram's attitude.
But I'm not sure how much my opinion is worth considering my other best girl is Priscilla.
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