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English: Re:CREATORS
Japanese: Re:CREATORS 〈レクリエイターズ〉


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: Action, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.661 (scored by 87,285 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #12122
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #330
Members: 241,725
Favorites: 1,995


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Sep 16, 2017
ZzLow96 (All reviews)
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 read more
Sep 16, 2017
Stark700 (All reviews)
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 read more
Sep 19, 2017
Goukeban (All reviews)
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 read more
Sep 16, 2017
qirlib (All reviews)
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 read more
Jun 3, 2017
Moe_VII (All reviews)
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 read more
May 6, 2017
BlueEclispe (All reviews)
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 read more
Sep 16, 2017
Pipe (All reviews)
"Being predictable is a sign that the show isn't amazing. It was an interesting ride that ended in an unexpected way."

****Personal comment: Original the score was 8.0 due to all the complaints from certain individuals and the unhealthy criticism about my incoherent score and my review I changed the score to 6.0. However, after consideration I thought, it is my review. ReCreators has several issues as I explain but I liked several parts of the anime so who cares. I thank all the persons that found and will find this review helpful****

A reunion between fictional creations and a real world was possible in Re: Creators. read more
Sep 16, 2017
CodeBlazeFate (All reviews)
*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 read more
Sep 16, 2017
VileKurata (All reviews)
“I understand that this is a complicated world. I know that this isn’t the world where everything you wish will come true. But characters like me from stories, our purposes have already been decided and we can’t escape them. Unlike us, you guys can decide where you go by yourself. It might not be easy but you can choose it and create it for yourself. You can write your own story just for yourself.” – Rui Kanoya. (Re:Creators)

To be honest I had no interest in watching Re:Creators mainly due to the director Ei Aoki. despite him directing Fate/Zero which by the way was a great read more
Sep 16, 2017
Werty800 (All reviews)
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 read more
Aug 9, 2017
GrayRealm (All reviews)
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 read more
May 14, 2017
agcdoctor (All reviews)
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 read more
Sep 16, 2017
XHellLyterX (All reviews)
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 read more
Sep 16, 2017
Rahkshilord (All reviews)
“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 read more
Jun 12, 2017
adeelist (All reviews)
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 read more
Sep 18, 2017
SanaeK10 (All reviews)
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 read more
Sep 16, 2017
Playthingy (All reviews)
A lot of people, including myself, consider Gurren Lagann to be one of the best, most well written, anime of all time. This consideration is given by the fact that it masterfully constructed a world in which the existence of plot-holes was basically null and void, seeing as the Spiral Power, the power to literally do anything with the right amount of fighting spirit, could justify any occurrence whatsoever. If people could understand this, I don’t quite understand why nobody seemed to understand and accept Re:Creators, which not only did about the same thing, but did it in a way that made far more sense.

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Jun 12, 2017
overfl0w (All reviews)
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 read more
Aug 8, 2017
Shiraishiku (All reviews)
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 read more
Sep 30, 2017
BlueSkylark (All reviews)

Story 3.5/5

- Interesting and original idea for a setting and great execution of it

- most of the workings of the world are explained throughout the story

- At first set up to be a battle of two different mindsets with a wildcard in between

- there were not that many fight scenes, however those that were in the show are
well choreographed in their different stages and are set up properly

- Complete Episodes dedicated to exposition and setups

- The Exposition delivery could drag at times with a lot of it being delivered through
monologues and dialogues instead of actions

- Funny and read more