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Visual Novel 'Rewrite' Gets TV Anime Adaptation

by Stark700
Sep 26, 2015 9:35 AM | 611 Comments
It was announced during the final episode of Charlotte, that Key's visual novel Rewrite will be receiving a TV anime adaptation. More information will be announced at a later time.

Staff
Director, Series Composition: Motoki Tanaka (Grisaia no Kajitsu)
Composition & Script Assistance: Romeo Tanaka (Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita light novel), Kai (Shinigami no Kyou light novel)
Original Character Design: Itaru Hinoue (Kanon)
Character Design: Masayuki Nonaka (Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic)
Studio: 8bit

Synopsis
Rewrite is set in the fictional city Kazamatsuri where tree-planting and afforestation have caused the city to become overgrown with trees and flowers in much the same way that other cities are filled by buildings. However, while most of the city appears to be rural, there are many traditional city elements as well. While set in a modern setting, the city also gives off a strange sense of nostalgia.

Tennouji Kotarou lives here. He's a high school student who has the ability to rewrite his own body; he can become stronger and faster at any time he chooses. He investigates supernatural mysteries with five girls from his school. (Source: VNDB)

Official site: http://www.rewrite-anime.tv/

PV


Source: Yaraon

Rewrite on MAL

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Rewrite confirmed for Summer 2016; and new PV on the 29th at Comiket. Thread here for those who don't know
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1465087

Dec 24, 2015 10:53 AM by sanata50lbsb

Red_Tuesday said:
There's no guarantee of that, Sachi is best girl in Grisaia and got like 1 microsecond of screentime in Kajitsu adaptation.

Sachi is best girl? Did I miss something?

Dec 23, 2015 3:54 PM by VarunaBles

Snappynator said:
Red_Tuesday said:


There's no guarantee of that, Sachi is best girl in Grisaia and got like 1 microsecond of screentime in Kajitsu adaptation.

Well if they only plan to do a 1-cour, chances are they'll atleast adapt Kotori's route.

Which is crap, because Kotori's route is one of the weakest (if not the weakest) ones in the VN.

Dec 23, 2015 10:57 AM by sanata50lbsb

Red_Tuesday said:
MrNTR said:
Oh well, at least I'll get to see Kotori and Akane again.


There's no guarantee of that, Sachi is best girl in Grisaia and got like 1 microsecond of screentime in Kajitsu adaptation.

Well if they only plan to do a 1-cour, chances are they'll atleast adapt Kotori's route.

Dec 23, 2015 4:39 AM by Snappynator

MrNTR said:
Oh well, at least I'll get to see Kotori and Akane again.


There's no guarantee of that, Sachi is best girl in Grisaia and got like 1 microsecond of screentime in Kajitsu adaptation.

Dec 23, 2015 2:54 AM by Red_Tuesday

I don't know how to feel about this, visual novels are hard enough to adapt as it is but Rewrite is even harder than most. At least half of the routes are absolutely mutually exclusive to the others so there's gotta be a lot of clipping out since adaptions almost always goes for one continuous timeline.

Oh well, at least I'll get to see Kotori and Akane again.

Dec 23, 2015 12:22 AM by MrNTR

hazerddex said:
this is news no offence but i cant think of a key visual novel that does not have an anime adaptation

Tomoyo after
Kud wafter
Planetarian

andddd that pretty much it.

Nov 6, 2015 11:27 AM by Thai777

Valaskjalf said:
JewellTH said:
It'll be awkward if the eyes are even bigger in the adaptation.


I would have believed you if you changed the colors of the eyes instead of simply copy pasting xD

You're only supposed to focus on the size. It's a comparison to the eyes in Kanon and Clannad.

Nov 6, 2015 1:08 AM by JewellTH

this is news no offence but i cant think of a key visual novel that does not have an anime adaptation

Nov 6, 2015 1:07 AM by hazarddex

JewellTH said:
It'll be awkward if the eyes are even bigger in the adaptation.


I would have believed you if you changed the colors of the eyes instead of simply copy pasting xD

Nov 3, 2015 8:02 AM by Valaskjalf

JewellTH said:
It'll be awkward if the eyes are even bigger in the adaptation.

This could work.... as a horror story that is.

Nov 2, 2015 10:41 PM by Thai777

JewellTH said:
It'll be awkward if the eyes are even bigger in the adaptation.

Oh god.... As if the girls' eyes (aside from Akane) were big enough.

Nov 2, 2015 7:33 PM by sanata50lbsb

It'll be awkward if the eyes are even bigger in the adaptation.

Nov 2, 2015 7:31 PM by JewellTH

Thai777 said:
sanata50lbsb said:
I was doing a little bit of 'research' earlier. I noticed that collectively, the Grisaia series got 36 episodes in total (Kaijitsu, Meikyu, and Rakuen).

What. Did you count all the specials or something?

I did at first yes, but I realized after I wrote the message that they were special shorts and not full OVAs. When I searched Grisaia it listed six special 'episodes' for each series, so I assumed they were full OVAs. So a careless mistake on my part.

(do people even watch shorts???)

Nov 2, 2015 7:29 PM by sanata50lbsb

sanata50lbsb said:
I was doing a little bit of 'research' earlier. I noticed that collectively, the Grisaia series got 36 episodes in total (Kaijitsu, Meikyu, and Rakuen).

What. Did you count all the specials or something?

Nov 2, 2015 1:14 PM by Thai777

Red_Tuesday said:
sanata50lbsb said:
I was doing a little bit of 'research' earlier. I noticed that collectively, the Grisaia series got 36 episodes in total (Kaijitsu, Meikyu, and Rakuen).


Your research sucks, Kajitsu got 13, Meikyuu was a 45-minute special, and Rakuen got 10.

24 total.

The production committee for Grisaia consisted of Front Wing and NBC Universal Japan <--- just as big as Warner Brothers and Aniplex, if not bigger.

I was including all the OVA's they got as well (Kajitsu's and Rakuen's). But upon looking further just now, I noticed they are shorts. So my mistake then.

And I wasn't sure if it was Frontier Works or Front Wing/NBC so I just wrote the latter.

So disregard all of that above.

Nov 1, 2015 9:51 PM by sanata50lbsb

sanata50lbsb said:
I was doing a little bit of 'research' earlier. I noticed that collectively, the Grisaia series got 36 episodes in total (Kaijitsu, Meikyu, and Rakuen).


Your research sucks, Kajitsu got 13, Meikyuu was a 45-minute special, and Rakuen got 10.

24 total.

The production committee for Grisaia consisted of Front Wing and NBC Universal Japan <--- just as big as Warner Brothers and Aniplex, if not bigger.

Nov 1, 2015 9:16 PM by Red_Tuesday

So I don't know if anyone addressed this before, but I'll still do it now. I was doing a little bit of 'research' earlier. I noticed that collectively, the Grisaia series got 36 episodes in total (Kaijitsu, Meikyu, and Rakuen). And this was with a Frontier Works budget. Now, Rewrite only has two parts in it's series (Rewrite, and Harvest Festa; which is alot shorter), and it has Aniplex's budget. Now before you say "Angel Beats and Charlotte only got 13 episodes with Aniplex", those shows didn't need to worry about episode count or source material; the original scripts probably only needed 13 episodes at the least, but 24 would drag, so they went with 13. So I think that if Grisaia collectively can get 36 episodes without a budget like Aniplex's, I think Rewrite can get the same amount collectively (even if they choose to animate Harvest as on OVA or something) at the very LEAST with an Aniplex budget. Take for example, Little Busters. Collectively, it got 48 episodes (including the EX OVAs) with WARNER BROS budget. See what I'm getting at here? Just a thought.

Nov 1, 2015 8:41 PM by sanata50lbsb

eplipswich said:
Well, as long as 8-bit learned from their "mistakes" (depending on how you see it) of adapting Kajitsu as a 13-episode anime and focus on adapting Rewrite as a 24-or-more-episode anime, I'm cool with it.


What 8-bit needs is money, not wisdom, as they didn't fund Kajitsu nor are they funding Rewrite. They are simply paid to produce it.

The production committee and IP owner are the ones deciding whether or not to respect the source material or piss on it.

(Feel free to never buy anything from NBC Universal Japan or Front Wing again, if you did before)

Oct 27, 2015 2:25 AM by Red_Tuesday

eplipswich said:
Well, as long as 8-bit learned from their "mistakes" (depending on how you see it) of adapting Kajitsu as a 13-episode anime and focus on adapting Rewrite as a 24-or-more-episode anime, I'm cool with it.

At any rate, I'm still excited for this. There are people who said Rewrite can't be adapted into a proper anime because of its complexity, but we'll see.


It will be quite hard, that's for sure.

Oct 26, 2015 6:52 PM by Stormen

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