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ReLIFE Anime Teased With Project-Launching Video

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Anime of 27-year old who changes back to 17 to become high school student and redo life premieres in 2016

Free manga-reading website Comico opened a teaser website for the anime adaptation Yayoiso's ReLIFE manga on Monday. The website opened with a video celebrating the launch of the anime project:

Ryo: Starting this spring, I want you to become a high school student and attend high school for one year.
Ryo: I'm not a NEET! I'm working part-time, and I'm looking for work!
Ryo: Oh, excuse me.
Kariu: That's Chizuru Hishiro.
Text: The anime adaptation fans wished for!

The manga 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 her manga on the Comico free manga app in 2013, and it was green-lit for physical publication last year. The third compiled volume shipped in Japan last Saturday. The manga ranked eighth on the Japan Publication Sales' Distribution Reform Group Comic Team's list of best-selling first volumes for new manga series that went on sale last year. The series also ranked sixth on Japanese online bookstore Honya Club's list of manga series, recommended by bookstore employees, that had fewer than five volumes as of November 2014.

Thanks to Rachel S. for the news tip.

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