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


Score: 6.661 (scored by 8582685,826 users)
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Ranked: #56212
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Popularity: #1048
Members: 198,394
Favorites: 580

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Clannad and Rewrite were both written by Key and had similar male main characters, the story unfolds around the interaction of the MC with the the girls around him while he becomes closer to them. These two series have a similar art and story lines, filled with romance, comedy and drama. 
report Recommended by Ginko5904
Both are adapted from Visual Novels by Key. Both feature a hero in a school setting surrounded by cute girls, each with their own story, and both feature subtle elements of fantasy and supernatural, mixed with tragedy. Also, MintJam does the theme music in both.  
report Recommended by lightavion52
They both have multiple heroines with a male protagonist as the main character at the center of everything. Each heroine has a unique past later found out through the anime. However, "Rewrite" has a supernatural theme to it unlike the series of "Grisaia".  
report Recommended by DomoTheOriginal
-Both of The Main Characters in their Perspective Series (Touma and Kotarou) are known as the Weak ones But They have some kind of Overpower Ability tho. -Similar Fighting Style and Some of The Attacks they use are similar to one another as well tbh. -Both of The MC's have a Harem. -Accelerator and Yoshino have Similar Personalities and Likes To Fight for no reason Whatsoever (But Accelerator is a little bit more Crazy tbh). If you Like Toaru or Rewrite Then you Might Like those two Anime tbh. 
report Recommended by AdrielAnimeBro
Both based on visual novels which is very apparent in the style of adaptation which is something I personally enjoy a lot.  
report Recommended by unnamedhuman
I think you will like YU-NO if you liked Rewrite, for basically four reasons 1- both shows are parallel worlds and time travel based 2- main character, well characterized, fights against "destiny" for his love/family 3- several plot twists 4- the mix of so many genres will drives you crazy!  
report Recommended by LightSteve
both talk about a man with alot of girls around him and also there is a bit of drama in both shows, both shows have a bit of mystery in the episodes 
report Recommended by usef-sama
If you like the frustrating feeling of seeing the main character die multiple times in gruesome ways and having to start all over again, then this is especially for you. 
report Recommended by NatoBoram
Both based on visuals novels by Key, one guy helps out lots of girls with their problems. Supernatural theme 
report Recommended by Najia111
Both revolve around a girl who is crucial to the end of the world, and both girls have an organization chasing behind them. 
report Recommended by TimeWasterianN1
Rewrite has a very impactful ending, as well it has the same energy. 
report Recommended by AwfulPerson
Both explore the option of world lines and the whole time travel theory whereby our timelines diverge from one another. Rewrite has superpowers though, if you're into that. Warning though: If you watched Steins;Gate first, you may not like Rewrite. If you watched Rewrite first, you'll feel that Steins;Gate is much deeper and has better character development. Regardless, both anime are interesting.  
report Recommended by GreatUnifier
Both main character hide their power Both have a "harem" In both animes its about the survival of the world/ their city 
report Recommended by LLyokina23
- visual novel adaptions with similar pacing - the stories have similar climaxes - similar fighting system with monsters / spirits existing, but only visible to certain people - op main character 
report Recommended by Sayaznk
Both anime series revolve around the story of students who posses supernatural powers and mix it with a touch of romance. The approach to both aspects is really similar and watching Sakurada Reset (first 2 episodes or so) reminded me of Rewrite. 
report Recommended by ShiroIsNotKuro
Both Main Characters are chasing after a supernatural creature/phenomenon happening withing their school. Both anime also employ comedy/supernatural atmosphere.  
report Recommended by salamander02
Both are VN adaptations from Key/Visual Art's. Both series shows on how our world can be destroyed by humanity. Both have a male protagonist with atleast 1 main female heroine. Both are drama stories, but Rewrite is more focused on world building/development, while Planetarian is focused on the character's interactions.  
report Recommended by Murasa22
Both anime deal with environmental themes; the main characters are confronted with difficult questions which doesn't only involve those dear to them; but the fate of all of mankind. Rewrite has a male main character with a harem of 6 females, and has more comedy than Arjuna, which mainly revolves around one female character. 
report Recommended by Khalan
Kyoukai no Janata is similar to rewrite as both the main male protagonist have the same nature Akihito Kanbara and kotorou tennouji have free nature but still they have some super power which they try to hide not only that they both have blond hair color .(: 
report Recommended by sunflowers_sun
Rewrite and Shoushin Shoujo Matoi share some similar characters and similar atmosphere/feel to the show. In each there are supernatural things that mesh into society. There are also several organizational groups in each show that all seem to be after one goal. Each of these shows throw a lot of information at you at once and they also try be comical. Shoushin Shoujo Matoi involves magical girls and rewrite has much more supernatural plot twists in each character. If you enjoyed one I would recommend the other. 
report Recommended by Nikoru-san
Both are about highschool students with superhuman abilities. Both also has similar artwork since they are both made by key. As you guys already know, key makes mostly emotional animes so i am sure you guys can be hyped to get ready for the feels (sadness, happiness? Anything... i wont spoil) I m sure you guys will like this anime even if they have different plots. They are similar in one way or another. 
report Recommended by kuroneko199