Japanese mobile publisher NHN Play Art have announced that an anime adaptation of Sou Yayoi’s ReLIFE web manga is currently in production for this year. In addition, new details have been released of the anime’s new website.
The website has revealed that TMS Entertainment (Yowamushi Pedal, Detective Conan) will produce the upcoming anime. The first members of the anime’s voice cast will be revealed in the manga’s 5th volume, which will be released in Japan on February 12. The cast for main characters Arata Kaizaki and Chizuru Hishiro will be announced in the volume. Additional information will also be revealed at the series’ event on Anime Japan, on March 26.
In addition, a new visual has been revealed for the series:
Here is the announcement video for the anime:
ReLIFE is a romance slice of life web manga written and illustrated by Sou Yayoi. The series began in late 2013 being released on NHN PlayArt’s comico web application. The series has a total of 4 compiled volumes, with the 5th volume releasing on February 12. The first two volumes of the manga has more than 450,000 copies in circulation. The series will also be adapted into a live action stage play.
Here is the series synopsis from MAL:
The story follows Kaizaki Arata, a 27-year-old jobless man, who fails at every job interview he had after quitting his last company. His life changes after he met Yoake Ryou of the ReLife Research Institute, who offered him a drug that can change his appearance to 17-years-old and to become a subject in an experiment for one year. Thus, he begins his life as a high school student once more.
The ReLIFE anime adaptation is currently scheduled to be broadcasted this year. Additional information will be revealed with the manga’s 5th volume and at the live event at Anime Japan on March 26.
You can visit the anime’s website here: http://www.comico.jp/special/index.nhn?docno=2
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