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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
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.141 (scored by 223,194 users)
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Ranked: #3852
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #125
Members: 402,370
Favorites: 4,164


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
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 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 series feature adult characters living under assumed identities while dealing with work pressures and life in general.  
report Recommended by gum_rummy
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 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 place an emphasis on connecting and relating to others. 
report Recommended by Nathan_B
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 vasplar
In both anime, the protagonists get to redo their lifes in high school. 
report Recommended by toumei_
- 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
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 kyoyamagata
High school and lots of romatic stuff....lalala, if you're a fan than you know what to do. 
report Recommended by susan00
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
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
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
-Both are about high school life -Good graphics, beautiful characters -Same genres: school, comedy, romance 
report Recommended by NightmareFear
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
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
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
School, Romance and Slice of Life, the concept of "forgetting" is not entirely focused on this one though. (every 3-5 episodes the story starts over) 
report Recommended by snazzz
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
Both animes have this low tone comedy and focus on struggles to deal 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
Throughout these series the main female protagonists go through a similar mental journey while encountering some romance along the way. The comedy that is woven between the story are also presented within a similar fashion, and is primarily used to enhance the notable quirks and personalities the cast has. In addition to the uniqueness of the cast, these anime both have an interesting setting/exposition, ultimately turning watching a regular romantic journey into one that keeps your attention grasped. For anime watchers that enjoy a humorous romantic ride, either of these shows are the ones to watch! 
report Recommended by Sandrean
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
- 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
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 vasplar
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
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
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
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
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
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
The protagonist goes through a life changing experience comes through a rare chance. 
report Recommended by Niveen_Sleem
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