Anime starting with Re are just too good. Re: Zero and ReLIFE are prime examples of this. ReLIFE is an intriguing anime and the fans have longed for the second season of the show. It has been 6 years since the show debuted. It was widely successful among fans all over the world. Even though being a massive success, something convinces us that it was not enough for the creators to green light a second season for the show.
Instead, a 4 episode special was made to hastily end the show. Many important things from the manga have been omitted. This has left the fans furious. With not much hope for the second season, I will tell you about some anime similar to ReLIFE.
ReLIFE is a romantic drama and slice-of-life anime and manga. The manga began in 2013 and ran till 2018. The anime began in 2016 and was on air for 2 months. An OVA of 4 episodes was made in 2018 to wrap up the story. But those who have read the manga know that much of the story is not yet covered. ReLIFE follows the story of Arata Kaizaki, who becomes 10 years younger through a science experiment and goes back to high school to fix his life.
Let us look at anime similar to Relife which you can binge on.
Kimi ni Todoke
This show is set on the island of Hokkaido. It is focused on a 15-year-old high schooler named Sawako Kuronuma, also called Sadako by her classmates. She has always been misunderstood by almost everyone in her school. There are even rumors that she can see ghosts and spirits. But in reality, she is a sweet and innocent girl who just wants to help others. Nobody talks to her, pushing her to a limit where she has no friends. When a popular boy named Kazehaya starts talking to her, everything starts changing. She starts making friends, and slowly they both start falling for each other. What happens next is something you should watch. The show is very good and full of wholesome moments so make sure to give it a try.
Kokoro Connect is a very beautiful anime. By beautiful, I do not mean the animation, but the story and its characters. The plot revolves around five high school friends. Taichi, Iori, Himeko, and Yui. These five friends are the only members of the Student Cultural Research Club. Due to some strange supernatural phenomenon, they start switching their bodies. This leads each one to unravel various secrets regarding one another. This causes many problems in the group. As secrets begin to come out, the friendship is put to test. Will their friendship be saved? You will have to watch the show to see what happens.
Banri Tada is a new student in a private law school in Tokyo. He suffers from retrograde amnesia due to falling from a bridge. Banri bumps into a girl named Mitsuo Yanagisawa from his school only. They both arrive at their location. There they meet Mitsuo’s childhood friend Koko Kaga. Banri also meets Linda, his high school friend responsible for his accident. Banri develops feelings towards Kaga. As he is falling for Kaga, he is conflicted by the re-emerging memories from his past.
Naho Takamiya one day receives a letter from herself from 10 years in the future. The future Naho asks her younger self to not commit her biggest regret. This incident has something to do with a new student in her school from Tokyo. This new student is a boy named Kakeru Naruse. Naho learns that Kakeru dies in the future by suicide around Valentine’s Day. Now, will Naho be able to save Kakeru in this race against time? It is up to you to find out. The show is very very interesting and exciting. Make sure to get into the mystery of Kakeru’s death and watch if Naho can save him or not.
Just like ReLIFE, Barakomon is an anime about self-reflection and much more. You are sure to love it. This story is about Seishu Handa who is a professional calligrapher. One day he shows his work to a curator of an exhibition. The elder criticizes Seishu’s calligraphy, to which Seichu becomes angry and punches the man. Seishu is sent to Goto Island by his father as a punishment. He meets the locals there and begins his journey of repentance and rebirth.
The title of the show is very poetic to the show itself. The title means someone who is energetic/cheerful. The 1st episode is named Barakakodon, this resembles Naru Kotoishi, a cheerful and hyperactive kid Seishu meets in the first episode. Handa’s journey on this island is a very beautiful one and something you should not miss out on. There is also a prequel show to the original show. It is named Handa-Kun and tells the story of Seishu Handa’s high school days.
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