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Kaizaki Arata is a 27-year-old, out-of-work man who has failed at each and every job interview he has had after quitting his last company where he only lasted three months. His life changes after he meets Yoake Ryou of the ReLife Research Institute, who offers him a drug that can change his appearance to that of a 17-years-old again. Taking the drug, he becomes a subject in a one-year experiment in which he begins his life as a high school student again.

Note: Nominated for the 39th Annual Kodansha Manga Awards in 2015.


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إعادة الحياة

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15 Volumes (Complete)
222 Chapters [Web] (Complete)

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Starts at Vol 01 Ch 1
Ends at Ch 108

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Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (692 votes)
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So.. happy ending.  
by Draggador
February 20th, 2020, 2:25pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
The final volume was out February 2020, with a final chapter, although the series' ended in March 2018. I'd say that it was a great ending for anyone waiting since the last two years.
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Translation from Tankōbon needed.  
by Oppai_Senpai
July 20th, 2019, 9:58pm
Rating: N/A
It is kind a pain to read the Long-Strip Web manga. Hope someone will pick up the series from where crunchyroll has left it.
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I can't help but wonder...  
by enaikelt
June 12th, 2018, 7:46am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
If ReLIFE Laboratories ever considered going into the beauty industry?

They'd make millions.

Ahem. This was a pretty fantastic webtoon. I enjoyed re-reading it after and seeing just how long the mangaka has been setting up for certain reveals - it's nice to know that a lot of the twists were plotted out ahead of time.
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by agartha
March 12th, 2018, 7:59pm
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
This is so worth the read, once, twice or many times more. The ending is a bit rushed but is in no way unsatisfying. The pacing is kinda slow and there are a few outstanding character traits between the main roster that get a bit worn/creates unnecessary drama, but we see great growth from these flaws. I really dare to call this a masterpiece for its genres and am glad for the open-end ending and hope for a sequel.

... Last updated on March 12th, 2018, 8:00pm
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Not enough content for so many chapters  
by Mytskine
October 6th, 2017, 8:23am
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
This manga is mostly a highschool slice of life. Up to volume 6, it's a pleasant read, where the adult minds in young bodies add comical seasonning, and sometimes original behaviors. Much refreshing.

Unfortunately, as time goes by the author seems to struggle with its story. After chapter 100, the story becomes more and more erratic, with many flashbacks, retakes with another POV, focuses on secondary characters, etc. Later on, the "report style" is used frequently, which mean that instead of viewing the situation as it happens, we are shown a report of the situation filled with comments from the observers. This focus switch obviously lengthen the content but kills the mood.

Though I really prefer hand-made B&W to these flashy colors that lack subtlety, the quality is okay, nothing like the mainstream web comics. At chapter 98, the manga switches from a paginated view to the "eternal scrolling" web view. This simpler, more linear view, fits the simpler, more empty story of ReLife post volume 6.

... Last updated on October 28th, 2017, 3:45pm
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by Day Dreamer
November 19th, 2016, 6:11pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
The ReLife experiment gives you the ability to redo a part of your life after a critical setback. You get paid but you have to hide this secret from the rest of the world. ReLife is one of those webtoons that leaves you invigorated. It is a slice-of-life story that gives important implications about relationships and living in the present moment. One of my favorite aspects of this work is Sou Yayoi’s beautiful artwork. The drawings are immaculate and the mirage of colors illustrates extraordinary talent. But you should start this webtoon for the comedy if for nothing else. There are many comical moments that are well done and made me laugh unexpectedly!

This isn’t finished’s currently on chapter 152 and I honestly don’t know when it will be completed. But, I’m not anticipating anytime soon and if you enjoy realistic comics that give you happy feels and hope that there is more to life than a series of unfortunate events, then I highly recommend it! At least try the first few chapters and see how it goes.

... Last updated on February 21st, 2017, 1:13am
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LINE stickers tho  
by Yama_San
February 29th, 2016, 3:14pm
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
ReLIFE tackles the rather serious topics of maturity, growing up, and ethics while maintaining a rather cheery veneer. Unlike other series in a similar vein though, ReLIFE has the quality of accessibility; a fun, poppy aesthetic coupled with a good sense of humour allows for the more mature discussions more palatable, while a full cast of rounded (if slightly caricatured) characters keep the manga fresh. Its execution is well-done, and the plot as a nice sense of balance as it heads towards a satisfying and rewarding ending without redundant fluff.

TL;DR - Very good. Handles mature topics in a way that makes it appealing to a very wide audience. Likable and fleshed-out characters.
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Nice Nice!  
by MinatoAce
January 5th, 2016, 8:03am
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
It's a really good Slice Of Life manga.
Ignore the small stuffs about pills part and indulge in the fun.

Report #StateOfMindOfSubjects ~

Subject #1: I doesn't understand what love is. I'm too bold. 0.0
Subject #2: Legal Highschool Girls...Legal Highschool Girl. I shouldn't not be getting involved with them. I'm a responsible old man.

Conclusion: They are confused and I'm enjoying it. ^^

... Last updated on April 9th, 2016, 1:38am
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Barring the unrealistic premise...  
by Jeshia
December 15th, 2015, 7:23pm
Rating: N/A
It's not terrible. It does make me cringe at some parts, but that's not saying that much for the genre. It's an interesting take on high school, and I appreciate that it's told by someone who actually acts their age (even if he's in a kid's body). This plot device is more used than you would probably think, and I've seen supposed 20/30 somethings regress into kids emotionally and mentally. Thus far, that hasn't happened in this manga.
The protagonist at least attempts to be not swept away into the flow of things, and his take on the serious things is significant. I don't particularly like any of the other characters except maybe Kariu, who despite occasionally being annoying, is excused for her immaturity because of her age. Yoake has issues, yet attempts to give advice, and it's kind of painful to watch. Clueless girl is clueless. Clueless boy is clueless.
I'm torn between whether to strongly despise the serious (life advice) elements to this manga, or to appreciate them for their rarity. The problem is that the serious elements drag out humongous plot holes that even the premise can't magically solve. I like the backstory, but the backstory ruins the premise entirely: that he's a NEET chosen for an experiment.
Because, while yes, by definition, the MC is a NEET, he's not the traditionally socially-awkward, worthless, lacking major self-confidence NEET. He's pretty normal, has some baggage, and is struggling to maintain faith in how society runs through because of real-life experience. I think anyone who's lived long enough in the real world can relate to that. I just hate when the other characters, who seem to have way more difficult times juggling their own problems (which IMO, they handle miserably), seek to give him (sometimes terrible) life advice. It's painful. The MC's problems are things that can be 'solved' with a little more self-reflection and some positivity in his life. He's not so, forgive my language, ****ed up, that he needs this kind of premise, which is why this manga can be irritating to so many people. It's like, we finally get a competent MC for the trope, but the fact that he's competent ruins the story. That's more depressing than any plot development.
For now, this is a solid 4.5. It'll go down if there is a pairing for the MC with high school kid, because as we see in this manga, there's a huge (and I mean huge) maturity difference. Being a "pervert" is beside the point---I can't see the high school girls as more than children, and I can't see him forming a successful/balanced relationship with any of the potential love interests, and I'm at chapter 55. I get the whole, "she's cute" angle, but if there was any real attempt at making this a successful relationship, we would also get the, "she's pretty mature for her age" from the serious parts. But we don't.
In summary, this manga kind of funny in some spots, but it would be a stretch to call this manga good. I would recommend it to someone who specifically asked for certain tags, but to no one else. It's not something I would read unless I had time to burn.

... Last updated on December 15th, 2015, 7:32pm
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Strange but Legitimately Good  
by Suxinn
November 23rd, 2015, 1:51am
Rating: N/A
When I first started reading ReLIFE, the premise was so sketchy that I almost didn't continue. A medicine that can turn you young? Having the neet protagonist return to high school to relive (and subsequently fix) his life? I'm not the only one who thought this was either going to go the dark horror route or the harem route, am I?

But, nah, ReLIFE is legitimately good after you get past that initial, "Are you really using this type of setup?" It's a feel-good, slice-of-life, coming-of-age story about youth! And friendship! In other words: expect lots of heartwarm. And character development!

I have mixed feelings about the romance though (the romance for the main character), though the mangaka takes pains not to romanticize it (at least, not too much) or ignore the squick factor, which is nice. My only concern is that I'm worried about how it'll turn out, but the resolutions of the other conflicts were nicely done, so I'm not too worried.

Overall, if you're interested in a sweet, heartwarming coming-of-age story, ReLIFE slots nicely into that genre. If you're not interested, ReLIFE isn't so good that it'll change your mind either. What you see is kind of what you get.

edit: OK, so the mangaka has fixed the squick factor of the romance in probably what is the only way to fix it with zero squick factor left. Overall, I believe it's a good move in that sense, but as a narrative device, it ends up a bit unwieldy, even as the readers realize that the mangaka has been setting up this particular resolution for a while. I'm definitely still enjoying how further developments are unveiling from this revelation, though. And I'm continually impressed with the fact that the conflicts occur so organically, coming naturally from the person's personality, past actions, and interactions with other characters.

Definitely a worthwhile read if you want something with realistic interpersonal drama.

... Last updated on July 4th, 2016, 3:38am
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