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Japanese: リライト
English: Rewrite
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 2, 2016 to Sep 24, 2016
Premiered: Summer 2016
Broadcast: Saturdays at 23:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: 8bit
Source: Visual novel
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.651 (scored by 9035590,355 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #59262
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1162
Members: 210,108
Favorites: 608

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Kazamatsuri, a modern, well-developed city renowned for its burgeoning greenery and rich Japanese culture, is home to Kotarou Tennouji, a high schooler least privy to the place's shared values. Content to fill his pockets with frivolity, the proud and nosey boy whiles away his time pestering the self-proclaimed delinquent Haruhiko, and indulging in his amorous feelings toward the oddball Kotori.

Equipped with the superhuman ability to permanently rewrite any part of his body to multiply his strength or speed, Kotarou is naturally drawn to the supernatural. One special meeting with the lone member and president of the Occult Research Club, the "Witch" Akane Senri, leads to Kotarou reviving the Occult Club by recruiting Kotori and three other members: the clumsy transfer student Chihaya, the strict class representative Lucia, and the unassuming Shizuru. As Kotarou unveils hidden secrets of each member of the Occult Club through their shared adventures, he will inevitably encounter a fate that only he might be able to rewrite.

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Rewrite is a Japanese visual novel developed by Key, a brand of VisualArt's. It was released on June 24, 2011 for Windows PCs and is rated for all ages. Rewrite is Key's ninth game, along with other titles such as Kanon, Air, Little Busters!, and Clannad.

The game ranked as the best-selling PC game sold in Japan for the time of its release, and charted in the national top 50 twice more afterwards. There have been four manga adaptations based on Rewrite published by ASCII Media Works and Ichijinsha. Comic anthologies, light novels and an art book were also published, as were several music albums.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Characters & Voice Actors


Kamei, Hiroshi
Kasai, Tsutomu
Producer, Planning


Opening Theme

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1: "Philosophyz" by Runa Mizutani (eps 2-4, 6-7)
2: "End of the World" by Anri Kumaki  (eps 8-12)

Ending Theme

1: "Sasayaka na Hajimari (ささやかなはじまり)" by Runa Mizutani (eps 2-3, 6-7)
2: "Koibumi (恋文)" by Nagi Yanagi (eps 4)
3: "Sunbright (サンブライト)" by Ayaka Kitazawa (eps 5)
4: "Word of Dawn" by Aoi Tada (eps 8-9, 11-12)
5: "Itsuwaranai Kimi e (偽らない君へ)" by Nagi Yanagi (eps 10)
6: "Yami no Kanata e (闇の彼方へ)" by Runa Mizutani (eps 13)

Episode Videos


Sep 25, 2016
Have a great story and long stories like Key usually get them done, are priceless to see in animation, this one, even with its own factors, it's one of them...

The characters are the basis in all stories, and in this one the characters have a great color because each one tell its own story and with that, the story change itself to its true colors.

The sound and art are nostalgic to the novel, even the 3D sprites, and the usual BGM, so you gonna have a great environment with the luxury of a visual novel material in animation.

The story, good this animated route, it explain ...
Oct 17, 2016
Mixed Feelings
As someone who has played the Visual Novel, this adaptation is disappointing. It is not impossible to create a perfect depiction or adaptation of a VN, a fine example would be Clannad which just happens to be another Key VN.

I am not saying it has to follow through the VN's story completely, I am fine with many new plot twists because new content actually excites me. However it is obvious that 13 episodes is not long enough to condense the story of a VN no matter how much you twist and turn the storyline. I wouldn't hold my breathe for the announced 2nd season either.

My ...
Sep 24, 2016
Since Rewrite is a visual novel by Key, a lot of people will compare it to the likes of Clannad, Angel Beats, Air Cannons, etc. But, I propose some new comparisons.

1. Shitcom, because both are pretty shit comedies.
2. The sensation of hitting your head against a brick wall for six hours.

If you enjoy either of these, then Rewrite might be the perfect show for you. Otherwise, I consider it one of the worst anime of 2016: a fucky jambalaya of overdesigned characters, dumb memes, and a plot that was probably written by someone putting a bunch of sticky notes on a dartboard and writing in ...

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