Katalis Pustaka Releases ReLIFE Manga's 1st Volume on September 15
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Indonesian publisher Katalis Pustaka announced on Friday that it will publish the first volume of Yayoiso's ReLIFE science fiction drama manga on September 15. Katalis Pustaka will publish the manga in full color. The company licensed the manga in May.
The manga's story revolves around Arata Kaizaki, an unemployed, single 27-year-old who has just been cut off from his parents' financial support. Unable to find a job due to his leaving his previous employer within three months, he is stuck. One night after drinking with a high school friend, Arata meets Ryō Yoake, a man who offers Arata pills to turn him back into a 17-year old so he can redo his life. After agreeing to the experiment, Arata joins a high school class, and meets Chizuru Hishiro, a socially awkward silent beauty who yearns to have friends. Through connecting with her and other classmates, Arata must find what he lacks to live a happy life in the real world within a one-year time limit.
Yayoiso began the manga on the Comico app in 2013, and it was green-lit for physical publication in 2014. The sixth compiled volume shipped in Japan on Friday, August 12. The manga received a television anime adaptation that premiered with all episodes on Comico on June 24, with a television broadcast in Japan that began on July 1. Tomo Kosaka (episode animation director for Giant Killing, Yowamushi Pedal) directed the anime at TMS Entertainment. A stage play adaptation will run in Tokyo and Osaka in September.
[Via Kaori Nusantara]