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English: ReLIFE
Synonyms: Re LIFE
Japanese: ReLIFE


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 2016 to Sep 24, 2016
Premiered: Summer 2016
Broadcast: Saturdays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation, Crunchyroll
Source: Web manga
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.011 (scored by 459247459,247 users)
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Ranked: #5342
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Popularity: #132
Members: 830,090
Favorites: 8,185

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Both series feature a main character that, through a miraculous event of self-justice, are put in a youthful setting in hopes to solve a major problem in their lives. While Erased focuses on the character progression of those around the main character, ReLIFE is primarily focused on the main character himself. Although both stories are presented as a mature personality in a younger body-- there are still clear differences in the tone, considering Erased is based on a middle school life, while ReLIFE is set in a final year of high school. Tension is much lower in ReLIFE, since it's not a  read more 
report Recommended by ishJJx3
in both stories NEET is trying to rehab. :) 
report Recommended by KijoFaia
Both series are a "deconstruction" (that is a very overused term.) of teenage social relationships. ReLIFE explores them from the point of view of a grown up dude who is shrinked into the body of a teenager and has to attend highschool, while Kokoro Connect makes its own entire cast go over and analyze their friendships because of some mysterious spell, bringing empathy and hostility between the group flourish. 
report Recommended by Haizel
Both shows: - are about a man who just lost his job but are given a chance to change their lives as they get to relive a school experience. - have some social commentary on so-called "black companies" in Japan. - have nostalgic music from the 90s/00s in their soundtracks In ReLIFE, the protagonist Arata turns into a teenager and attends a highschool to put his life back on track and help himself and others in the process. In Remake Our Life, the protagonist Kyouya mentally time travels 10 years into the past and makes the decision to enroll in art school for university instead of business school. He  read more 
report Recommended by Fortress_Maximus
they're centered around similar themes mainly the scholar environment and its problems. The characters are also similar in terms of characteristics. 
report Recommended by lightningfalcon
Top Wingmen/Bro-est of Bros by the male protagonists. In ReLife, it's Arata helping his fellow classmates out in their own romances and not their own; in Orange it's Suwa & Hagita helping out their own brofriend where it might sacrifice one of their futures. A true bro, one that places his bro above himself and with self-sacrifice that it's admirable and actually heart-touching (since they're not doing their actions out of the interests that'll benefit themselves but those that they're looking after). 
report Recommended by Oniikami
In both anime, the protagonists get to redo their lifes in high school. 
report Recommended by toumei_
In both shows there are characters that have social struggles with their classmates. The relationship between main characters is also similar, as the male lead is more "happier" type of person and the female lead more "timid" type of person. In both shows the female leads both surprise you so if you have seen one, give other a try :)  
report Recommended by Lylaaz
both main girl characters are very similar in terms of lacking in social skills but is very talented and lonely. Both are dead pan but also funny and lovable, delievering some very good dry humour. Both deals with themes of being talented viewed from the perspective of the genius and the untalented. Both has a good balance of romance, comedy and drama 
report Recommended by PoLoBreak
Both series feature adult characters living under assumed identities while dealing with work pressures and life in general.  
report Recommended by gum_rummy
Similar in the fact that there are lots of tertiary romances and drama on top of the main story. Main difference is the setting, college vs highschool and Golden Time is more "in depth" with it's drama. 
report Recommended by reluctantbeeswax
- High school life; - Lovable characters; - Relationship between the MCs is well paced and develops beautifully; - The male MC is more intelligent than people give him credit at first; - Somewhat dramatic but with lots of good comedy in between. 
report Recommended by Alinex29
The cinematography, characters and overall atmosphere of this anime feel very similar to what it was like watching ReLife. I'm sure if you enjoyed ReLife you will too Higehiro. 
report Recommended by MrRojano97
Similar in slice of life and romance, the main characters in both deal with struggles that are more or less the same. 
report Recommended by Hiroshiru
Both place an emphasis on connecting and relating to others. 
report Recommended by Nathan_B
Assimilation. ReLife and Horimiya both follow two individuals who seem to have been rejected out of their class territory due to their quiet presences, though in engaging with the correct people, they are able to make a turn for the better in their lives. ReLife does this with Hishiro joining Kaizaki and his friends in order to improve her social life, regardless of any negative stigma around her. Horimiya does this with Hori and Miyamura having an unexpected meeting, which enables them to look past superficial qualities and discover one within. Both are good rom-com, sharing the same amounts of drama too. 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Both series are about life problems and how to solve them without evading them by keep going no matter how hard they are. Both series use romantic themes and supernatural or imposible in real life situations or artifacts to bring atention to every problem the characters face in a simplistic way. 
report Recommended by moskato
Although, plot-wise they are very different. But, on the overall mood of both these anime are really similar. - Both Funny and Romantic - Both series is in a school settings - Both Dense MCs - FIREWORKS! 
report Recommended by SanaIsLife
Both MCs lead boring, uneventful, colorless lives and are given the chance of a lifetime to experience things they have never seen, felt and loved. In irozuku an introverted colorblind girl is sent back to the past and meets a group of people who help break her out of her shell along with a boy who's drawings allow her to see color. In ReLIFE a jobless 27-year-old man is given the chance to relive a high school life and meets a group of people along with a girl who changes his perspective on things and his outlook on life. Both shows have a fairly similar plot that is  read more 
report Recommended by QuickSilver7259
-Both are about high school life -Good graphics, beautiful characters -Same genres: school, comedy, romance 
report Recommended by WowBreaker
Both of these series protagonist are fairly similar -Both grow and learn to enjoy life -younger people help protagonist grow Both easy watches Difference, -Barakamon's mc is probably more far gone -Relife contains some supernatural elements But overall have similar feelings, great main and supporting cast and both make you feel good  
report Recommended by EliasRock
Similarities: Romance comedy with a high school setting Similar characters 
report Recommended by Yuukinaa
Both male protagonists look very similar and begin stuck at a deadend part-time job. Both series also focus on their relationships with the people around them. I got really similar vibes to ReLife in this first episode of Yesterday wo Utatte. 
report Recommended by donut_jelly
Both give me heart-warming feelings, like a hug i need when i feel weak. Nice story telling. The characters are well built and have good development. They care for the other, accept other's flaws and give them strength to grow and change... I'm bad at phrasing out what i want to say so here's a comment from other reader:"The anime is very light, however touch on inner conflicts that many people face, including jealousy between friends and the "real world" " 
report Recommended by asahi123
Both take place at school and very much based on development of relationships: friendly and amorous.  
report Recommended by GopnikKurisu
The main female characters are socially awkward, have good grades at school, are directs, have the same hairstyle and are cute despite or because of their awkwardness. The story takes place in a school setting with romance, friendship themes. Humour is sometimes similar and very good. Behond the Main femal lead, the rest of the cast is pretty different though and there's no "sci-fi" aspect in tonari no kaibutsu-kun. 
report Recommended by Ysad_Ziwezhan
Amelioration. ReLife and Bottom-Tier both follow people who pretty much have hit the dead-end of life to some point. Though, with meeting the correct people, they improve themselves slowly and carefully. ReLife does this with Kaizaki, a neet, time travelling back to the past, during a time of high school. Bottom-Tier does this with Tomozaki, a stereotypical negative embodiment of a gamer has Hinami aid him into being a better sociable person after his disdain for life and how it works. Both are good rom-com with ReLife being about time travel, Bottom-Tier being about games.  
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Follows the idea of reliving the past to fix one's mistake, acquiring a chance to live and regain what was taken. In my opinion, the two are fun to watch as both incorporate romantic concepts in a fictional scientific series. The vibes that the characters in these series can and might provide are quite similar despite having different character dynamics. Good series to learn and reflect on; if you loved either one, then chances are you will like the latter too. 
report Recommended by Solaris-----
A person observing someone's life or emotion to reach the a specific conclusion or goal. 
report Recommended by Ekusukaribaa-kun
Outcast. ReLife and Say "I love you" both follow an individual who keeps themselves concealed from their peers. ReLife uses a stern Hishiro for this purpose, whilst Say "I love you" is a bit more dramatic with Mei giving herself a bad reputation, with negative rumours sprawling around her. They both, however, encounter one who goes on to become a part of their life in the name of improving their living standards for themselves and others they may associate with. Both are good romance anime with ReLife being way more lighthearted than the somewhat more serious drama Say "I love you" has.  
report Recommended by NextUniverse
- Slice of life centering a group of friends without excessive drama - Warm interaction between characters that makes you want to join in - Comedy with change of art and spot-on dialogue - A heart-warming romance of two ships - Bittersweet scent. ( mostly sweet ) 
report Recommended by Ethan_07
High school and lots of romatic stuff....lalala, if you're a fan than you know what to do. 
report Recommended by susan00
The main characters are both turned back into their younger selves from a drug. Detective Conan has 800+ episodes and focuses more on solving crimes. But just like in ReLIFE, adapting to a new life as a younger version of yourself is part of the plot. 
report Recommended by Xarvyn
- Love story with similar feel, specially about "forgetfulness" and "living the moment"; - Main female character super awkward that doesn't know how to behave properly in society, and gets help by the main male character in order to better deal with it. 
report Recommended by Alinex29
Aside from taking place in a high school, both series are striking similar in the way they handle realism. Slice-of-life issues are addressed from episode to episode while romance serves as an underlying plot connecting all the events. The main leads are similar in the sense that they secretly yearn for someone to understand them even though they appear to reject intimacy at the surface level. If you like one, I think you'll definitely appreciate the delicate romance of the other.  
report Recommended by Demidude
Onlooker. Chu2 and ReLife don't have a lot in common, however, they both have this one MC who feels like an onlooker on the situation, in a sense that they are the most realistic person to go to in regards to the situation. Kaizaki doing this with his adult experience influencing high schoolers, Chu2 doing this with ex-chunni Yuuta trying to make Rikka a more realistic person. Both are good rom-com, with ReLife having time travel compared to the delusions of Chu2 young people have.  
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Taking away the magical drug that turns an adult into teenager in ReLIFE the similarities in both of these shows are far in between. In ReLife and in Hatsukoi Limited we meet characters who are in high school in a coming of age setting they both deal with love and friendship in a somewhat slice of life type of way however the big difference is the humor ReLife is more easy going with cute moments while Hatsukoi Limited is a little bit more ecchi.  
report Recommended by bunnij
Both shows have government agencies imposing their will on what they think best suits their citizen. In koi to uso, government arranges marries, in relife, the government allows one to relive their high school days. I would say that relife is more enjoying to watch than koi to uso. 
report Recommended by reluctantbeeswax
Redo. Aside from Re:Zero and ReLife having "Re" in their title. They both have an MC who wishes to redo the past and make one a desirable one in order to proceed towards a future full of benefits for them. Re:Zero does this with Subaru and a large magnitude of deaths on his side, in comparison to a softer one timely move for Kaizaki in high school. Both are good anime with Re:Zero being a dark psychological isekai. ReLife being a nice little rom-com to enjoy. Both featuring time travel too.  
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Although Yamato Nadeshiko Shichihenge is a reverse harem, ReLIFE also is also a romance comedy anime with the female protagonist being socially awkward, smart but beautiful with friends to help her change for the best. Both are well drawn and have good music and plot. 
report Recommended by keyzc
Both are romance anime. There are bunch of heartwarming moments which is enough to make your heart melt away. But both of them are a bit rushed specially Ao Haru Ride. But Relife is quite good despite it being rushed. 
report Recommended by OtAkU_TaBiB
Similarities: High school setting Similar characters same genres 
report Recommended by Yuukinaa
You know this whole anime is just like a year in high school. It's overt before you know it If you haven't seen it go see it  
report Recommended by Timer04
Ever wondered what it would be like to start again in a younger body with your old self awereness/soul? Both anime work with this question as their main theme, but in compeletely different settings. While ReLIFE is set in modern Japan with school and Japanese society framing the days of the protagonist, Kami-tachi... is set in a fantasy world with magic and beautiful forests. 
report Recommended by Lopika
Both series involves a middle aged protagonist who is depressed in his life because social pressure and hardships... Both series gives the chance to the protagonist to experience his life once again with learning from their previous life's mistakes Where one with fantasy set-up and other with normal world set-up  
report Recommended by Lincanfer
Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou is like ReLIFE because it also is a splice of life, romance-comedy anime set in school. They have portions that gives introduction to characters in a first-person point of view, which makes them reflective and both also have characters which are academically good and competitive that it hinders their life. The characters work their way from school to adult life. 
report Recommended by keyzc
Both series deal with the theme of memory-loss-of-loved-person. I would argue, however, that the ReLIFE is definitely the superior story. To be quite honest, 3D Kanojo was touching, but definitely not as memorable as ReLIFE. I always keep coming back for ReLIFE's sweet, hilarious and heartbreaking moments. 
report Recommended by Alex796
Retry. Tokikate and ReLife both follow two individuals who can take it upon themselves to go back in time to try again on what the past had to offer. Though Tokikate follows a naive Makoto and the constant disordered leaps in time in the name of fixing minor daily life mistakes, ReLife separates with its base time travel to high school life in the name of retrieving qualities lost within Kaizaki. Both are good anime with Tokikake being a movie, in comparison to ReLife's TV show with comedy to add onto. They share the same amounts of romance and drama too.  
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Both deal with adult characters who are at a crossroads in their life. Yoshino ends up helping out a small town and learns new things about herself, while Arata does the same only he goes back to high school. 
report Recommended by MonoJuMal
In this anime the main character go back in time to solve personal issues among other things. It is very profound and in the same time funny. Some drama but very sweet. 
report Recommended by Hoshijiro
Cool and sociable protagonist likes a shy girl with no social skills but intelligent and very charismatic secondary characters . the two animes are slice of lifes of comedy and romance so ligth to watch.  
report Recommended by BillianWonner
Whenever i saw Kaizaki, he always reminds me of Yamada.. Both school life anime with good friendship, romance and comedy. Both Kaizaki and Yamada always try to help people around them. 
report Recommended by renzospark
School setting slice of life drama romcom anime with focus on a class of "outcasts". Not everything as it seems to be with the characters or dynamics between them... 
report Recommended by -chronos
Both animes have this low tone comedy and focus on the struggles of dealing with day to day problems of living in modern society. ReLIFE is a bit more serious in places, but over all both of them carry positive tones and share heartwarming moments.  
report Recommended by Lomeo
Both protagonists feel like they can't continue living their adult life the way they are. Shortly thereafter, they experience rather drastic changes to their lives. 
report Recommended by lukii
Unsolicited gift. Clannad and ReLife both have a similarity of two individuals who feel as if the world goes against them at times, have their lives changed for the better with an unsolicited experience swiftly placed among the individuals, blooming evermore. Clannad does this with delinquent Tomoya and his encounter with Nagisa, and the other girls of Clannad. ReLife does this with the neet Kaizaki going back to high school life, and the learning of young people's actions, he also reforms the solitary Hishiro into a life that betters her social life with others. Both are good rom-com about the different people who renovate the old emotions  read more 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Both involves characters whom were having a shitty life, until they got some sort of second chance opportunity that has change their lives completely, but they both have some difference where one voluntarily becomes a live tester for a fountain of youth drug while the other is an old man who has obtain by accident an array of weapons and tech that would make him Cyborg's grandpa.  
report Recommended by Whoahoho
The school and romance elements are also present within Nagi no Asukara. Overall, Nagi no Asukara has a more fantasy feel, and I personally believe contains more enjoyable drama.  
report Recommended by whiteshadowdj
These shows take place in a school setting but are grossly different from the typical slice of life shows that are set in a school in terms of the theme of the story. The usual school-set shows are usually light hearted in nature and typically revolve around the romance or the mischiefs of the main cast but in these two shows present scenarios that break away from the usual – most notable would be the absence of a beach episode and the focus on the characterization of the cast instead of just showing their day-to-day shenanigans.  
report Recommended by ALLONA
The protagonist goes through a life changing experience comes through a rare chance. 
report Recommended by Niveen_Sleem
Without going into too much detail on either side, ReLife and Madoka Magica follow those full of regrets and loss of hopes only trying to get by in life, very similar characters too. With people who do well with most and those gloomy people with underlying secrets. Would recommend both as a nice shift in the genre though somewhat similar storytelling.  
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