A while back I listed a bunch of shows from Summer 2016 which I was excited to watch. ReLife was one of those shows, but unlike others all the episodes of the series were released together.
So I watched all the episodes in one go on Crunchyroll and I must say the series was true to it’s source material but was it any good?
So have you ever thought, “What if I could redo my life?” Of course, you have, haven’t you? I mean isn’t that something which we think when life hits us hard. Well, the series kinda scribbles around that idea.
So our Protagonist, Arata Kaizaki is sort of a NEET (Not in Employment or Training), he wasn’t supposed to be one though. Due to some situations at work he quits his very first job in just three month. After which he is unable to fetch a good job and as a result of which he only works part-time. This surely isn’t something he hoped for in his life. And if that wasn’t enough, his parents threaten him that they would completely cut his allowances.
Drunk in his sorrow and pain, Arata crosses path with Ryo Yoake, who offers him a unique job. A job where Arata will be a test subject for a strange drug which turns anyone consuming it, younger. Although that’s just the appearance. And now this 27 year old begins his life as a 17 year old high school student.
Now that description surely makes the show sound something extraordinary, but beyond age alteration thing the entire show is pretty much like any slice of life show.
ReLife tries to showcase how we can overcome any worst situation in life if we try hard enough, at any point in life. If you are anything like me, you’ll might have already read the source material. Although the original graphic novel establishes deeper relations beyond the point in the Anime series. Even after that the Anime series never fails with character development, although feeling a bit rushed but every character gets his proper onscreen time.
As a whole package, I think I really enjoyed the show, although it has it’s downfalls I would still recommend this show to everyone for being totally fun to watch. I sure hope this show gets a second season down the road, as the series only gets better ahead, trust me I have read the source material.