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Japanese: Re:CREATORS 〈レクリエイターズ〉
English: Re:CREATORS
Spanish: Re: Creadores
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Type: TV
Episodes: 22
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2017 to Sep 16, 2017
Premiered: Spring 2017
Broadcast: Saturdays at 23:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: TROYCA
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MechaMecha
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.551 (scored by 180562180,562 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #15202
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #422
Members: 456,652
Favorites: 3,241

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Preliminary Spoiler
Sep 16, 2017
Re:Creators the definition of CREATIVITY! Everything about this anime is unique and special especially the recap episode. From mecha to magic girl, any types of the character that you could ask for will be appear in this anime.

Story: 10/10
Just when "Isekai" trend is everywhere, this anime use the concept of reverse Isekai where the character from the fantasy world coming out to join the real world instead of the protagonist blend into some parallel world.

Art: 9/10
The animation is not the best but is good enough in the year of 2017. Nothing outstanding but you will realize that the ...
Sep 16, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Oh boy, Re:Creators. It’s a modern example of how a show that could have been a big hit of the year that ultimately translated into a messy series that self-destructed. It’s not just a flop but serves as a metaphor for how original series struggles to keep ideas effective. Don’t get me wrong. The series’ premise about story worlds clashing with sci-fi and fantasy elements sounds very intriguing. Yet somehow, it found many ways to ultimately make this look like an attempt at easy crash grab for the unexpected.

At first glance, this series sounds really interesting. As an original anime, the creators seems to have ...
Sep 19, 2017
I believe I mentioned this before, but I find it consistently harder to write in praise of an anime than to bash it, to the point that the only manner in which I could be satisfied on doing so, would be to break down each episode while highlighting why I believe certain scenes or bits of dialogue are so great and important to the big picture. As you can imagine, the highest I value something, the harder it feels to explain, so let it be known right from the start: I do see Re:Creators in VERY high regard!

Story and Characters

To begin to understand why the ...
Sep 16, 2017
Re: Creators is an awful but in the same time a unique series in a sense that it directly tells the viewers the reasons for its existence: the fact that hundreds of thousands of people can spend their time on and, most importantly, breathlessly enjoy and pay money for an ugly badly-written constantly fourth-wall breaking horribly directed nobody-on-the-staff-list-ever-cared pissing-on-the-other-shows pack of completely unrelated action scenes.

When making an anime from some source material (manga/light novel), writers usually have trouble packing all the events in a video format. This is one of the reasons why so much shows are filled with exposition, scenes of characters thinking and ...
Jun 3, 2017
Preliminary (8/22 eps)
Probably my 4th review, and boy did this anime become a let down quickly. Don't get me wrong, the premise is a great idea, but the execution is poor with Re: Creators. Episode 1 is promising, but from there it falls into cliche valley.

What began it's descent from a really, really good anime, which I saw a different review suggestion this could be a classic--which I find a joke--is I think the second episode which provided us a theory as to why everything is happening.

This theory was poorly placed because the characters from the anime worlds were just introduced and with no evidence supporting the ...
May 6, 2017
Preliminary (5/22 eps)
what happens when you bring your favorite anime character to our world. considering the copious amounts of shows where we have the opposite and we go to their worlds it's a little refreshing.

the art is good but I don't really care enough because the show is mostly people sitting around talking and giving exposition. for the action scenes, we do see it is fairly original and fluid it is worth the sitting around.

the music isn't that memorable to me but I like the casting choices. it feels like they belong with the characters.

the characters are amazing, going in you may expect basic mainstream anime tropes ...
Sep 16, 2017
*Beware of massive spoilers*

Creativity is something to be cherished, at least when it's not used for malicious intent. Creativity is part of the soul of all good stories, and even the most generic, lifeless trite has at least something creative to call its own, for better or worse. Creators of fiction create their own worlds, characters, situations, etc., and exploring what would happen when their creations transcend fiction and leap into the realm of reality is, well, one of the most creative premises ever conceived in fiction, inevitable puns aside. However, premise draws is to a show, but execution is what keeps us away or ...
May 14, 2017
Preliminary (6/22 eps)
Decided to drop it after a terrible build up to a fight in episode 6 between these 3 characters that I realised I couldn't care less about if I tried. That and the long ass build up was too cringey to stomach the entire show after experiencing.

The characters in general are the main reason for this show being a massive disappointment, which it was as it had some potential as an initial idea. They all seemed to have no real development or anything interesting about them, especially after listening to their long boring and tedious conversations. Each character seemed like they could be the interesting ...
Aug 9, 2017
Preliminary (11/22 eps)
I've dropped it

To summarize it: it is an anime with nice visuals, that is ruined by a very badly written story. It is possible to figure out the rough idea of what is going on in the first 5 minutes of the first episode, and slightly adjust information in the second.

Detailed breakdown below:

Story: 2/10
The story writing is exceptionally poor, and the main issue is that the story writer did not have a good idea about presenting new events. So, when the story needs to introduce you to some sort of idea, characters sit down in a circle and talk for 15 minutes. Sometimes they ...
Jun 25, 2017
Preliminary (12/22 eps)
12/22 jun-25-2017

The truth behind Re:Creators

When I first saw this work was originally written by Rei Hiroe I got very excited and the reason is quite obvious: He created Black Lagoon. And who the hell doesn't want another slice of that amazing cake? I miss his amazing and well developed characters, his mature approach to write Seinen with all the deepness of works like Cowboy Beebop but without the psychological thickness of works like Evangelion.

In a nutshell, I expect quite a lot of Rei Hiroe. And when I looked into direction, I got a very amazing surprise to know it was going to be directed by ...
Sep 16, 2017
Anime community has been berated for many years now. I've seen it, you've seen it, everyone's seen it. I think it's safe to say that, while certain individuals are to blame as well, the major fault lays in the thing that we're gathered around. Anime isn't particularly subtle about its tropes or its origin. Stuff that's acceptable in Japan is often times seen as weird, unnaturally obscure or even morally wrong in other parts of the world.
What I always believed was the major issue however, was the way anime itself has been presenting its fans over the past couple of years. How many characters that ...
Sep 16, 2017
“We can’t introduce a new character this late into the story, the audience won’t accept an ending like that” ~ Character in Re:Creators two minutes after the show itself does exactly this for their climactic battle scene of the final ‘arc’ of the ‘story.’

I can’t recall any other time where the series I was watching is actively aware of what’s wrong with itself to a degree that they say not to do the terrible ideas they themselves are doing at the same time, as if this somehow justifies them. (it’s meta commentary on storytelling guys, it’s deep!)

This Modern Classic example of how not to ...
Jun 12, 2017
Preliminary (10/22 eps)
Now-a-days many good anime become mediocre or plain out boring due to the repetition of the almost identical storyline/plotline and the audience (us) being exposed to these clichés or developments numerous times. Thus, whenever a new anime with a different plot arrives, it peaks my interest. Re-Creators belongs to that category and the criminally low score and constant online bashing of this anime spurred me to write my first review on MAL.

It sets itself apart due to its somewhat opposing setting to the ‘Isekai’ (other world) genre, where typically the MC gets transported to the imaginary world and becomes the hero. In this case, the ...
Sep 18, 2017
Fool me once, shame on you.

Fool me twice, shame on you too.

It was a mistake to have any hope for this series. Even after the impressive first episode, the director and the studio attached to this project was enough to raise some eyebrows. it's almost a curse of sorts, after Aldnoah Zero wasted the talents of the Fate/Zero director and writer (for the first few episodes anyway), Re:creators seems to follow the same formula. Only this time it's the writer for Black Lagoon. Surely by now Troyca would have learnt their lesson? Wouldn't they?

Join me, dear reader, as we examine what went wrong with ...
Sep 16, 2017
Mixed Feelings
I’m certain that at some point, you’ve envisioned getting transported into one of your favorite works of fiction so that you could interact with and fight alongside your favorite characters. However, in all honestly, we would most likely fail spectacularly in many of these vivid yet grueling worlds due to our lack of special abilities and general mediocrity when compared to fictional characters. But now I want you to picture the better and more convenient alternative; the characters that you’ve dreamed of meeting get teleported to OUR world. This sums up the general premise of Re:Creators, thus instigating a tale of the interactions between creators ...
Jun 12, 2017
Preliminary (10/22 eps)
Re:Creators is being criminally underrated this season because it had a cliche sounding premise and very meh first episodes. But if Re:Zero and Madoka have taught us anything it's that cliche sounding premises may not be so cliche after all, and that sometimes shows need time to get the ball rolling especially for a two cour. This show is ballooning with potential, I'm just hoping that balloon doesn't pop

Re:Creators is truly a gift that keeps on giving, as it really does have 9s across the board so far for me and is set to keep up that pace. The first thing I have to praise ...
Aug 8, 2017
Preliminary (10/22 eps)
As of chapter 12 i decided to drop the series. This was far from good, instead it was disappointing. Chapter 1 was promising so i kept watching. It kept my hype until episode 6 where it dropped, plain and boring. Episode 7, 8 and 9 where the most boring of them all. Boring fights as well as boring dialogue. They talk about the same topic over 20 minutes, yet the story doesn't go on. We get to see some action scenes in all episodes, yet they don't finish them in the next one, they cut it with interruptions of some sort. I get that not ...
Jun 9, 2017
Preliminary (9/22 eps)
First few episodes shows promise. I didn't mind the talking at first, but after 9 episodes full of convoluted mishmash philosophical nonsense, I gave up. They use it as filler to extend time. I think this anime would have been over in 5 episodes if not for the senseless talking. It got me so frustrated I almost had a heart attack from shouting at the screen to move the stupid plot along.

The only thing I liked about the show is Mamika, and how her character is developed and killed off. I like that plot. The rest is just mishmash

Just ...
Mar 25, 2020
Sometimes when different kinds of things get mixed together. A miracle can happen, forming a new thing that is greater than all of the mixed.

Cliches, negations, inadmissible. Those kinds of things. They often appear a lot inside anime series and movies. Because they are unavoidable. Nothing is perfect. Anime is simply just a form of representation for those kinds of things. Acting like a mirror that we, anime fans, see everyday and judge it’s imperfectionness despite the fact that we too are as imperfect as, or even more than the anime, the mirror itself.

Story ( 10/10 )

Re:Creators is such a mess. Yet ...
Oct 5, 2017
I believe that it was near the halfway point of the show (about 10 or 11 episodes in) that I come to expect that this mediocre show would go into a downward spiral. At this point all the known pieces have been placed, and even though the characters weren’t well developed at least they had a speck of motivation going for them. However that wasn’t the case at all as there was still another dozen episodes to go through, and with each new episodes my tolerance of the show would continue to go down.

Re:C is a show about fictional characters being pulled into the real ...