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.
This was one of the best mangas I've ever read.
I highly recommend this manga, it has love, friendship and it touch many feelings inside us.
It makes you think twice about your life, where are you, what are you going to do with your future and sometimes wish have the opportunity to be in ReLIFE program.
The characters are like the average students but you see them grow and you can feel all the things that they are going through.
The art is just beautiful and overall is a very easy manga to read. The fact that it came in color pages gives it a big
Search up MAL, and you'll find an abundance of romance manga, but I guarantee you, you won't find anything like ReLIFE. It's just the best. The way it handles the aspect of growing up, school life and most importantly depression, ReLIFE is nothing short of a masterpiece. The way ReLIFE tackled real life problems, I have to say, I am trying to change my life after reading this, such a great impact it had on me.
[WARNING: MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD]
Story: ReLIFE deals with the protagonist Kaizaki, a depressed working man. One day he meets a guy called Yoake, who hands him a strange looking pill that
will revert his appearance back to his high school self. Kaizaki takes the pill, joins a high school and tries to change his life. What happens for one year, is his ReLIFE, a chance given to change his way of life for the better. Here he encounters fellow classmates Hishiro, Kariu, Ooga, Onoya and Yoake.
The story progresses with Kaizaki opening up to his newly met friends, developing bonds and trying to shed away his depressed past. How he grows up, falls in love, takes responsible decisions, and becomes a good man, that's what ReLIFE is all about.
Art: ReLIFE is a webcomic, so don't expect your excellent manga art. But for what it's worth, Yayoi Sou has done an amazing job with the art. The designs are not extravagant, the backgrounds are pleasant to look at, and the characters look just normal, which in my opinion is a very much required point for ReLIFE. You will just love it, and my God, Hishiro is just total adorbs. The first time I saw her, I knew what my future wife should look like.
Character: This is probably the best part of ReLIFE. The characters just feel real and most of you can relate to one or the other. As for me, being a depressed youth in his early 20s, I strongly could relate to Kaizaki. The brooding darkness in his life, the way he failed to make friends, it hit right at home for me. The way Kaizaki, slowly but steadily tries to change, the way he breaks barriers and helps others, the way he makes friends and falls in love, it just felt too goddamn real.
As for the other characters, Hishiro is absolutely the best. She, also being a subject of the ReLIFE experiment, is trying to mend her past, and Kaizaki helps her with it. The two of them form the best of bonds and unknowingly it evolves to love. The other characters, like Kariu and Ooga also develop throughout the manga and changes for the best.
The best part is that, in ReLIFE none of the characters are ignored. You can see each of them evolving and having a separate story of their own, unlike most of the other manga out there.
Enjoyment: If there was a score greater than 10 on MAL, I would have given it to ReLIFE. It's absolutely the best. Not a single chapter feels boring, not a single character feels uninteresting and man, it's just the best. I would stay awake every weekend waiting for the new chapter, read it and then go to sleep. It was just so good. Believe me, just don't think much and read it. You'll be bound to love it.
Overall: A solid 10/10. No other manga has been able to make me happy as much as ReLIFE. It had a tremendous positive impact on me and I am trying to change myself for the good after reading this. As a sucker for happy endings, ReLIFE is just perfect. Kaizaki and Hishiro grows up, and almost forgets each other, breaking the hearts of the thousands of readers. Just when I was about to lose all my hopes, the mangaka brilliantly uses a plot point and it I got my happy ending. I am like, immensely happy with it. There's not a single flaw I found with ReLIFE, except the fact that I'd just love an epilogue showing some cute and happy moments that'd heal my soul.
TL;DR: If you don't want to read my long review, here's a short one, GO READ ReLIFE. It's the best, like no manga ever was. Read it and be a happy.
This is my first review, and I think is gonna be short, but anyway...
After the final chapter of the manga, I can say that is one of the few mangas that have catched me until the end. It has a good story, drugs, love, "comedy", and for me, it is an unique experience.
Btw if you have finished the anime and then you want to read the manga, I recommend you to start over, it has details that aren't in the anime (and after the anime its when the good story starts).
Also, this is the only online manga which I've seen that is in full color,
it's a matter of time that you find one in color if you are reading it like any other.
Of course, the enjoyement of this for the reader is gonna be at least good, that's because how the story is going, it's all connected until the end.
If you are bored, or you don't know what to read, try it, you won't regret it!
Having followed this manga for around 18 months to 2 years now, I've always loved how fun and charming the show is. It's not a critical masterpiece, nor is it a series to be binged. Honestly, I can see how you'd easily hate it if you ended up binging it. It can be very repetitive as the series draws to an end and ultimately less drama itself happens. I usually caught up every once in a while, let a few months pass, and then catch up again.
Needless to say, my review may be a bit biased because of that. It was more of a casual
enjoyment for me - only meant to occasionally bring a smile to my face. I never felt the frustration with the pacing everyone else did. I can absolutely tell you, this series is not perfect. The ending is a bit rushed, and the final arcs ARE drawn out quite a lot. Again, I had no issue with it. If you're getting into it now that it's over though and plan on binging, you probably will.
All in all, I can most definitely say that you should probably check out the anime to test the waters with the show. If you dig the first 3 episodes or so, then you will absolutely love the rest. If you don't, it's clearly not for you. Don't even bother following. The series is just more of the same old up until the end. No real unique twists or turns or insane character depth here. Just an admittedly cheesy romance.
I'm glad to say I've been a fan for quite a while now though. This is the first time a manga I've read has come to an end. I'm pretty emotional ngl. Best of luck to the mangaka on whatever he decides to do. o7