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Japanese: ReLIFE
English: ReLIFE
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 15
Chapters: 238
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 12, 2013 to Mar 16, 2018
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Romance Romance, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Theme: School School
Serialization: comico
Authors: Yayoi, Sou (Story & Art)


Score: 8.641 (scored by 8023880,238 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #772
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #61
Members: 161,350
Favorites: 12,156

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Volumes: /15
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When the responsibilities of being an adult and the ugly side of corporate bullying betrays one's childhood dreams, many would wish to return to their innocent childhood to relive their life and make the right decisions. Dumbfounded by the offer presented to him, 27-year-old Arata Kaizaki hopes to turn his life around through a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Returning home from his part-time job, Arata is persuaded by Ryou Yoake, an employee of ReLife Research Institute, into participating in an experiment which will help him overcome his difficulties and re-enter corporate life. As part of the ReLife experiment, Arata's physique is reverted to that of a 17-year-old, and all he must do is relive his high school life for one year. Waiting for him at the end of the experiment is a job offer that he has been struggling to get ever since he left his first company.

With few other options, he decides to go along with this plan. However, with adult-like tendencies and many years since his last formal education, Arata steps into an unexpectedly challenging territory—a normal day of high school.

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ReLIFE was partially simulpublished in English by Crunchyroll from December 21, 2015 to April 30, 2017. It has also been published in Polish by Waneko since October 1, 2016.

The series was nominated for Best General Manga at the 39th Kodansha Manga Awards in 2015.

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Dec 26, 2022
ReLife is a heartwarming and insightful anime that explores the theme of second chances. The premise of the show, in which a 27-year-old man is given the opportunity to return to his high school days and start over, is a unique and compelling one.
The main character, Arata Kaizaki, is relatable and easy to root for. His struggles with adult life and corporate bullying are all too familiar, and his desire to turn his life around is something that many of us can relate to.
The supporting cast of characters is also well-developed and adds depth to the story. Ryou Yoake, the employee of ReLife Research ...
Oct 15, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (200/238 eps)
ReLIFE... aah, ReLIFE. I remember, a few years back, every morning I'd wake up, prepare a cup of coffee, and read a chapter of ReLIFE before heading off to college. It was a pretty simple, but still satisfying routine of mine, and I kept it until translators caught up with raws. Then, bit by bit, I began losing interest in this manga. Recently, though, a wave of nostalgia hit me, and I decided to pick it back up and see how things are playing out. Oh boy.

I enjoyed ReLIFE a decent amount. The art is nice, clean (and being in full color doesn't hurt ...
Dec 22, 2017
Preliminary (237/238 eps)
ReLIFE certainly had an interesting setting, but it fails to take advantage of it. The manga is terribly paced, the plot makes no sense half the time, and its attempts at creating drama feel contrived and unrealistic.

Now, most of its flaws wouldn't be so bad if ReLIFE was a gag manga created solely to be laughed at, but it takes itself extremely seriously. There are often chapters dedicated to Kaizaki monologuing about his mundane issues with a sad expression the entire time, but realizing absolutely nothing new by the end of the chapter. Just because the manga takes a serious tone, doesn't make it ...

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