Believe it or not, China Replaced lines about love with Friendship in ReZero Sub.
According to what the Chinese otakus published on the internet, what happened was this .
ReZero was available on bilibili (China streaming service), and then the anime was removed, and it was no longer possible to watch it.
After a while ReZero became available again on bilibili (Director’s cut version), and since it is a very popular anime, we had those who watched it for the first time and those who went to watch it again.
What was the surprise when fans noticed changes in the subtitles of the episodes? Or lack of surprise knowing bilibili?
Basically, bilibili removed mentions of love that the characters made during the series and replaced them with things like “friendship,” “help,” “companion,” etc.
China Replaced lines about love with Friendship in ReZero Sub, examples:
Chinese otaku gave some examples of some of the changes in the anime subtitles by posting some prints online, so here I took some examples they gave and with the help of a Chinese friend, you will see the new subtitles below.
First we have the classic episode 18 of the first season of ReZero. In this episode we have an emotional conversation between Subaru and Rem.
Original: “I Love you”
bilibili: “Rem cares about you”
From the last episode of the first season we have the following:
Original: “I will tell you two thousand things I love about you”
bilibili: “I’ll say two thousand good things about you”
Original: “you can take the time quietly, gradually falling in love with me”
bilibili: “You can enjoy the time quietly, gradually falling in love with me”
And finally from the epilogue of the Director’s cut:
Original: “Rem says she likes me”
bilibili: “Rem also said that she wants to help me”
According to some Chinese users, the probable reason for this is because the characters are underage, so they can’t date.
But we don’t know for sure.