Dismissed as a hopeless loser by those around him, 27-year-old Arata Kaizaki bounces around from one job to another after quitting his first company. His unremarkable existence takes a sharp turn when he meets Ryou Yoake, a member of the ReLife Research Institute, who offers Arata the opportunity to change his life for the better with the help of a mysterious pill. Taking it without a second thought, Arata awakens the next day to find that his appearance has reverted to that of a 17-year-old.
Arata soon learns that he is now the subject of a unique experiment and must attend high school as a transfer student for one year. Though he initially believes it will be a cinch due to his superior life experience, Arata is proven horribly wrong on his first day: he flunks all his tests, is completely out of shape, and can’t keep up with the new school policies that have cropped up in the last 10 years. Furthermore, Ryou has been assigned to observe him, bringing Arata endless annoyance. ReLIFE follows Arata’s struggle to adjust to his hectic new lifestyle and avoid repeating his past mistakes, all while slowly discovering more about his fellow classmates. – My Anime List
Based on 16 review scores:
This Anime is perfectly 10 on 10 yet the number of chapter this Anime covers in mere 13 episodes gives me a feeling that the makers have skipped out on lots of important content that i think people would have love to see. But since this review is only on the Anime and i think they perfectly adapted the web comic without skipping any important details so i would give this Anime a perfect score.
Shine Shine Tortoise
At 13 episodes, this series is relatively short and well worth checking out on a lazy weekend afternoon!
ReLIFE blends excellent writing with tinges of hard-hitting nostalgia, all wrapped neatly together in a clean, beautiful package. With so many topics to relate to and so many chances to connect with the unique, endearing characters, it’s not hard to say that forming bonds with a series of this caliber is just as easy as bingeing all thirteen episodes. Even though character development and themes are easily the focal points of the series, everything about it still comes across as nothing short of fantastic. ReLIFE deserves every ounce of positive critical reception it is getting. I am no exception to that. Watch it.
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Boston Bastard Brigade
A unique premise and a carefully crafted mixture of drama and comedy make ReLife a heart-felt experience, making you more than likely make you want to go back to those Year 11 English Literature lessons and lunch time meet-ups in the school court yard. With each episode, you’ll be invested more each time into these adorable characters as you learn and empathise with them but it’s more of the protagonist, Kaizaki Arata himself, that you’ll be cheering on. This character and his story is almost a representation of how we’ve all felt during those low moments and his journey upwards is a well-needed lesson that if you’re ever feeling down on yourself, you’re not alone. Pacing issues with side-story arcs aside, this series is a memorable delight that will leave you grinning and chuckling every time.
If you like your Anime like you like your prime steak, then this is a great choice!
ReLife is a great example of the kind of Anime that puts detailed story telling into a 13 episode window and yet makes it seem natural and progressive instead of rushed and cluttered.
With loose ends tied in the finale and the promise of a happy ending, it left me feeling satisfied and happy at the end.
Definitely worth the time!
ReLIFE is a fun and touching anime that plays strongly with the what-if scenario of redoing high school again. While it’s clear that diving into such a situation would be a lot tougher than one may think, at the very least this anime did a fine task at balancing its pros and cons. ReLIFE shows that every person deserves a second chance at bettering themselves, and while the outcome of Arata’s time has yet to be seen, what is presented here is good enough to warrant a golden seal of approval on such an experiment.
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The big question is why or when should you watch it? Have you ever had moments in life when you thought: “Damn, what if I didn’t do this or what if I would had done that.” Ever felt regret about something in the past? This show will unwind those questions in a really good way for you to relate to.
To wrap this good and well written story and the animation fits perfectly. Best part is wanting more of the story to watch/read.
ReLIFE is a great story no matter which format it’s in. It’s a bittersweet story about how easy it can be to do things better when given a second chance, and how few of us ever get that opportunity. Arata may not have intended to give high school a do-over, but it’s turned into a sweet, fun journey that no one expected.
This is a really great show to sit back and just enjoy watching this season and you won’t regret a moment of it. ReLIFE has succeeded in bringing some new life into this kind of show and has everything you could want from it. The only issue is that now its going to take some real strength of will not to just jump onto the original manga (also available on Crunchyroll) and just devour the entire series in one go to see what happens next!
I have to admit that I was not expecting much when I jumped in to this – A slice of life anime based on a webtoon AND a completed tag when it first airs did not sound promising- HOWEVER, it exceeded my expectations and I ended up finishing the anime in one sitting.
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