At long last, Subaru can finally enjoy a breather...until an envoy visits to discuss the royal selection. Determined to help Emilia win the throne, Subaru accompanies her to the capital, but Emilia herself stubbornly refuses his assistance. As the tension grows between the royal candidates, so does the friction in the pair's relationship. Has Subaru's devotion gone too far?
It seems no matter how many times Subaru returns to Sanctuary using his ability Return by Death, nothing ever goes the same way twice. Unexpected things keep happening, and the truth he learns threatens to crush him. He'll have to get backup if the world is to have any hope of avoiding the impending whiteout...
With the Witch Cult and the Archbishop of Sloth defeated, Subaru Natsuki is finally reunited with Emilia. As soon as they reconcile though, the curtain rises on new troubles. Half of the evacuated villagers have yet to return. Hoping to meet up with Roswaal and the missing residents of Earlham, Subaru and the others head toward the Sanctuary. Waiting for Subaru there are the recalcitrant residents and Roswaal, who shows him a suspicious smile. And, residing alone on a grassy field in the dreamscape-a Witch?!
Breaking free of his death loop in the royal city, Subaru awakes in an opulent mansion, being tended to by the twin maids Ram and Rem. After sustaining terrible injuries, he has been taken to the home of the Margrave Roswaal, Emilia's guardian. The two maids, along with the young librarian Beatrice, are the sole guardians of the mansion's forbidden library, but their quiet, peaceful days come to a violent end when another cycle of death begins! Subaru is the only one who remembers the time he's spent with the people he cares about, but will he be able to save them?
Resets aren't a promise things will get better... After suffering terribly at the hands of Petelgeuse, the Archbishop of Sloth, Subaru has returned once more to the capital with his ability, Return by Death. Swearing revenge, he'll need to find allies and borrow their strength to strike back at the Witch Cult and save Emilia. But how will he manage that when he has nothing to offer, powerless as he is...?
What's the point of having a save if nothing stays the same? The first person ever to kill Subaru is back and she's ready to make good on her bloody promise! Even though he's managed to overcome the Trial, reaffirming his resolve to support Emilia and save Rem, nothing is going to be simple if the Bowel Hunter, Elsa, has anything to say about it. Still, Subaru knows there's no need to panic even after she butchers him again. In the end, no matter how strong the enemy, Subaru can just use all he's learned before his death to make a foolproof plan...unless his second visit to the Sanctuary and Roswaal Manor changes everything he knows!
Having lost his deadly duel with Petelgeuse Romanée-Conti, Subaru Natsuki goes back in time once more. Subaru returns to the world and, yet to shake off the effects of the ferocious battle, works with his allies to weave a new strategy - all to foil the wicked plans of the body-hopping Bishop of the Deadly Sins. Emilia, remaining behind in Roswaal Manor, also realizes that something lurks in the vicinity of the mansion. She urges the populace to take refuge, but the circumstances of her birth prove to be a wall she is helpless to overcome. Yet the arrival of the "Sword Devil" offers her a ray of hope-"If you tell me ten things you hate about yourself, I'll tell you twelve that I love about you."The ninth volume of the popular web novel, a tale of encounters and farewells. The third arc, Return to the Capital, reaches its conclusion-!!