Natsuki Subaru Anime
Natsuki Subaru
 Kanji ナツキ・スバル (菜月 昴)
 Alias The Half Elf's Knight
Lolimancer/Little Girl User
Purge King (粛清王 Shukuseiou)
 Nickname Barusu (バルス)
• Characteristics•
 Race Human
 Gender Male
 Age 18 (Arc 5+)
17 (Arc 1-4)
 Hair Color Black
 Eye Color Brown
 Height 173 cm (5'8")
 Weight 70 kg
• Professional Status•
 Affiliation Kingdom of Lugnica
Emilia Camp
 Previous Affiliation Japan
 Occupation Knight
• Personal Status•
 Status Alive
 Relative(s) Natsuki Kenichi (father)
Natsuki Naoko (mother)
• Abilities and Equipment•
 Magic Yin
 Authority Authority of Sloth
Authority of Greed
Return by Death
 Weapon Whip
 Equipment Tracksuit
• Debuts•
 Light Novel Volume 1
 Manga Chapter 1
 Anime Episode 1
• Portrayal•
 Japanese Voice Kobayashi Yuusuke
 English Voice Sean Chiplock

Natsuki Subaru (ナツキ・スバル) is the main protagonist of the Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu. He is a shut-in NEET who is sent to a fantasy world. He officially becomes Emilia's knight following the incident at the Sanctuary and later revealed to have the necessary qualities to become a Sage candidate.


Subaru has short black hair and brown eyes. He is described to have an ordinary look and an evil gaze due to his sanpakugan. He usually wears the tracksuit that he was wearing when he was summoned but other outfits have included the butler's clothes he wore when serving at the Roswaal mansion.


While Subaru tends to not read the situations he encounters, ultimately leading him to make irrational decisions, he is loyal to those he holds dear, willing to help them, even if that means taking the thorny path. He has his resolve confirmed through the many situations and circumstances he faces in the fantasy world, originally having been one to always take the 'easy' route. As a shut-in NEET, he is hopeful of the possibilities that being sucked into a new realm brings, but later realizes the realities of the predicament he is in. Eventually, he resolves himself to be faithful and protective of the ones that he cares most about.

Currently, Subaru has lost any of his memories from the moment he came to the other world.


Subaru is at a local Japanese convenience store, buying consumer goods. After leaving the store, he somehow ends up in a fantasy world, after the atmosphere around him distorts itself. Confused by the happenings around him, Subaru later recognizes the fact that he has been sucked into the world.


Return by Death (死に戻り Shinimodori): Returns the user to a "save point" after death. This ability was given to him by Satella as a means to help him save the ones he loves should he need it. 

Authority (権能 Ken'nō): Subaru is currently able to use two Authorities, Sloth and Greed. His Return by Death is also rumored to be an Authority but nothing has been confirmed.

  • Authority of Sloth (怠惰の権能 Taida no Ken'nō): Subaru gained the ability to use the Authority of Sloth after Petelgeuse Romanee-Conti's death.
    • Unseen Hand (見えざる手 Miezaru Te): The user can cause physical interference by creating an invisible force field in the shape of a hand. Subaru later renames this technique as Invisible Providence (インビジブル・プロヴィデンス Inbijiburu Purovidensu), though he is only able to control one hand and its range is minimal.
  • Authority of Greed (強欲の権能 Gōyoku no Ken'nō): Received after the defeat of Regulus Corneas in which Subaru became it's current holder.
    • Cor Leonis: An reverse  form of Regulus' "Lion Heart" which Subaru gained in Arc 6. As such it works inversely to how Small King does in which Subaru takes on the burdens of others, be it physical or mental  and transfers them to himself temporary in-exchange for increases in their combat abilities. It seems to only work on people Subaru has a emotional connection to whom he can sense by seeing them points of lights when the authority is active. It can be used to derive the relative locations of everyone and their emotional states to himself.

Magic User: Subaru was formerly able to use Yin Magic before his gate collapsed, though he is still able to use it to a certain extent with Beatrice's help by using her as a gate instead. He later comes up with three Yin Magic that he is only able to use with Beatrice. Of the three magic, the third one is still incomplete, and each magic can only be used once per day.

  • Shamak (シャマク Shamaku): Shamak enables Subaru to trap his opponent in a area of darkness that confuses their senses. As it was the only magic he could use before his gate collapsed, he used it a number of times, and even came to grow attached to it, calling it "Shamak-san".

Spirit Affinity: Subaru has a rare innate gift to form contracts with spirits.

Spirit User (精霊使い Seirei Tsukai): Subaru is contracted with the Artificial Spirit Beatrice, though according to her he isn't a true Spirit User. She also has a terrible mana consumption rate and formerly got around this by draining mana from people in the mansion using the library as a medium. Like Julius, Subaru is also considered be a Spirit Knight (精霊騎士 Seirei Kishi). As she is an Artificial Spirit, she also has several conditions Subaru is forced to follow:

  • Subaru cannot form a contract with other Spirits
  • Beatrice cannot restore mana on her own
  • Beatrice cannot use the mana in the atmosphere
  • Beatrice can only drain mana from Subaru

Spirit Arts (精霊術): Following Arc 4 Subaru is able to use this.

  • E・M・M (エミリアたんマジ女神 Emiria-tan Maji Megami, "Emilia-tan is Seriously a Goddess"): E・M・M is an "absolute defense magic". Beatrice uses Yin Magic to interfere with the time and space around Subaru, and while he can't move during activation, he experiences no interference from outside the barrier. It is similar to the Authority of Greed but doesn't have the same risk, and can be used until mana runs out.
  • E・M・T (エミリアたんマジ天使 Emiria-tan Maji Tenshi, "Emilia-tan is Seriously an Angel"): E・M・T is an "absolute negation magic". A spherical field several ten meters long with Subaru and Beatrice at the center is created which negates effects from mana within it. Julius remarks that it is useful against mages and those who use mana to assist their techniques. However, the magic only negates the use of mana, and so it has no effect against opponents who fight without it.

Melee Fighter: While he is not a skilled warrior like Reinhard and his other companions, he is shown to have a basic grasp of melee combat and was able to briefly hold his own against Elsa, as well as shown by his aptitude in dodging Felt's swings when confused for an intruder. He also demonstrates strength in holding back the thugs that assailed him.

Parkour: During the several months after the incident at the Sanctuary, Subaru learns the basics of parkour from Clind and begins training himself.

Equipment: Subaru uses a whip as his main weapon. Like his Parkour, Subaru learned the basics of using it from Clind. In the Light Novel, it was revealed that his preferred whip was made of the Demon Beast they fought in Arc 4, the Jet Black King of the Forest Guiltylowe. He named said whip the Guiltywhip.

Patrasche Light Novel

Patrasche (パトラッシュ Patorasshu): Patrasche is Subaru's black Earth Dragon that he officially received from Crusch for his efforts in the Hakugei battle. It is female and of the Diana species. Despite being of a species known for being feisty, Patrasche is extremely loyal to him, as she is willing to put her life on the line to serve him.

Defective Gate: After the events of the Sanctuary Subaru completely ruptures his "gate" due to over-stressing it by casting magic while it was still recovering from demon beast incident in Arc 2. Now he can no longer use magic on his own at all becasue he cannot expel the mana which puts him at risk of dying from "Mana Poisoning", a state when too mana builds up in one's Od due poor mana circulation. Fortunately his now permanent contract with Beatrice allows her to absorb the excess mana via physical contact which they do daily.


  • According to the author, Subaru's birthday is April 1, and his birth flower is a Gypsophila elegans, or annual baby's breath.
  • According to the author, Patrasche's birthday is April 15.
  • In astronomy, "Subaru" is the Japanese name for the constellation Pleiades. Of which, seven stars in the constellation are named after the Seven Sisters, the daughters of Atlas and Pleione in classical mythology.
  • He's surprisingly talented at sewing. Can even make stuffed toys
  • Did kendo in middle school for a bit so he had some basics in swordsmanship.
  • Before My Fair Bad Lady, he had corssedressed once in his old life.


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