ReLIFE Anime's 2nd Promo Video Previews Penguin Research's Theme Song
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for the television anime of Yayoiso's ReLIFE manga began streaming the show's second promotional video on Sunday. The video previews Penguin Research's opening theme song "Button." The video also reveals that the show will premiere on July 1 at 24:00 (effectively July 2) on Tokyo MX, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, and BS11.
The anime will star:
- Kensho Ono as Arata Kaizaki
- Ai Kayano as Chizuru Hishiro
- Ryohei Kimura as Ryō Yoake
- Haruka Tomatsu as Rena Kariu
- Yuma Uchida as Kazuomi Ōga
- Reina Ueda as An Onoya
- Himika Akaneya as Honoka Tamarai
- Noriaki Sugiyama as Akira Inukai
- Daisuke Namikawa as Nobunaga Asaji
- Ryoko Shiraishi as Sumire Inukai
- Wataru Hatano as Kōshi Usa
- Miyuki Sawashiro as Kokoro Amatsu
Ono will be reprising his role of Arata Kaizaki in a stage play adaptation this fall.
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.
Tomo Kosaka (episode animation director for Giant Killing, Yowamushi Pedal) is directing the anime, and Kazuho Hyodo (Himegoto, Wanna Be the Strongest in the World, Big Windup!) and Michiko Yokote (Shirobako, Princess Tutu, Big Windup!) are in charge of the series scripts. Junko Yamanaka (Kamisama Kiss, Servamp) is adapting Yayoiso's character designs for animation. TMS Entertainment is producing the adaptation, and the "ReLIFE Kenkyūjo" (Laboratory) is the production committee. A different musical act will perform the ending theme song in each episode.
Yayoiso began her manga on the Comico free manga app in 2013, and it was green-lit for physical publication in 2014. Taibundo released the manga's fifth compiled volume on February 12, and Crunchyroll is releasing the manga in English digitally.