So I’ve been thinking about Rewrite for a little bit, and I think I’ve hit a goldmine.
We all know Ryukishi07 was the writer for Lucia’s route; he also wrote Umineko and Higurashi. He’s also written under the alias “J.K. Rowling.”
In any case, everyone thinks the neat little ‘impossible’ mystery near the beginning of Lucia’s route is his Umineko homage.
It goes much deeper, friends.
Full Rewrite and Umineko spoilers ahead.
You see, I always thought Kagari mapping out all the different possibilities and stuff was a bit crazy. And then inter-route travel? Multiple timelines?
We’ve seen that before, haven’t we? In the Umineko meta world.
That’s right, gentlemen. The truth about Rewrite is rather simple: EVERYONE’S BEEN MURDERED OVER AND OVER AGAIN! cackle cackle
Irrefutable proof (from the game itself! You can tell it’s legit by the incredible art quality. And the writing. Great writing there.)
Whoever drew that art deserves a medal.
Anyway, everyone’s dead and poor Kagari doesn’t believe that magic caused it! So she’s trying to find a way to show how a human actually committed murder. But she fails, because poor little Kagari is a loli, which means she’s like nine years old. So she can’t really escape the fantasy world and just keeps adding more magic into it. So Beatrice wins and cackles away forever and ever. Amen.