Katalis Pustaka Licenses Yayoiso's ReLIFE Manga

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about man who gets 2nd chance at high school life is slated for this year

Indonesian publisher Katalis Pustaka announced last Friday that it has licensed Yayoiso's ReLIFE science fiction manga. The company will begin releasing the manga later this year.

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 fifth compiled volume shipped in Japan on February 12. The manga is getting a television anime adaptation that will premiere in July. Tomo Kosaka (episode animation director for Giant Killing, Yowamushi Pedal) is directing the anime at TMS Entertainment. A stage play adaptation will run in Tokyo and Osaka in September.

[Via Kaori Nusantara]

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