ReLIFE Anime's 4-Episode Finale Previewed in Video
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official Twitter account for the anime of Yayoiso's ReLife manga revealed a visual and a promotional video for the anime's four-episode finale on Saturday. The staff also announced that, in addition to the Blu-ray Disc and DVD release on March 21, the episodes will stream on Amazon Prime Video in Japan.
Aniplex also began streaming a 15-second commercial for the Blu-ray Disc/DVD release. (Note: The linked video is region-locked to Japan.)
(highlight the following white text to read spoilers) [The finale will follow the story after the 13th episode until the end of Arata Kaizaki's ReLIFE experiment.]
The arc will feature the returning cast:
- Kensho Ono as Arata Kaizaki
- Ai Kayano as Chizuru Hishiro
- Ryohei Kimura as Ryō Yoake
- Haruka Tomatsu as Rena Kariu
- Yūma Uchida as Kazuomi Ōga
- Reina Ueda as An Onoya
- Himika Akaneya as Honoka Tamarai
- Daisuke Namikawa as Nobunaga Asaji
- Noriaki Sugiyama as Akira Inukai
Tomo Kosaka (episode animation director for Giant Killing, Yowamushi Pedal) is also returning to direct the new anime arc, and Kazuho Hyodo (Himegoto, Wanna Be the Strongest in the World, Big Windup!) is in charge of the series scripts without the original anime run's co-writer Michiko Yokote (Shirobako, Princess Tutu, Big Windup!) credited. Junko Yamanaka (Kamisama Kiss, Servamp) is again adapting Yayoiso's character designs for animation.
TMS Entertainment is returning to produce the new arc with Double Eagle, and the "ReLIFE Kenkyūjo" (Laboratory) is again the production committee. Other returning staff members include art director Kentaro Akiyama (Studio Pablo), art setting artist Tomoko Zama (Studio Pablo), color key artist Miyuki Isogai, director of photography Nozomi Shitara, editor Kumiko Sakamoto, sound director Shoji Hata, and music composer Masayasu Tsuboguchi.
The story of Yayoiso's original 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.
The entire first anime run was released in one day on the Comico app in June 2016, followed by a weekly television broadcast in Japan beginning in July 2016. Crunchyroll streamed the entire run in July 2016. Funimation then offered the episodes with an English dub. A live-action film opened in Japan in April.
Source: Comic Natalie
Thanks to Dennis R for the embedded video.