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10 Anime Like ReLIFE

Updated on October 5, 2016
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Cheeky Kid has been watching anime and reading manga for as long as he can remember. Doing so takes him to different worlds.

ReLIFE
ReLIFE | Source

ReLIFE is a story of getting another chance in living a youthful life once again in order to move on in the realities of life. It’s about 27-year-old Arata Kaizaki who has been deemed fit to try the ReLIFE program. In this program, he is asked to take a pill in order to revert him into his 17-year-old self and be subjected to the ordinary school life of a person of such age.

This is Arata’s once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience being young again! In his present life, he’s only known as a loser who shifts jobs because he quit his first one. And so, the quest for change and redemption has shown before him. This is a very rare opportunity that will enable him to experience something novel and something life-changing—all made possible by ReLIFE!

With everything said and the reason you’re her, I’m sure you are craving for more of this ReLIFE. And so, listed here are the anime like ReLIFE that you can watch next. In one way or another, they’re all kinda similar. So, I hope you enjoy!

1. Golden Time

Golden Time
Golden Time | Source

Having had lost all of his memories of the past, Tada Banri is now trying to start a new life for himself. To kick-start his new walk into the future, he decides to attend a law school in Tokyo. There, he gains a new friend in the persona of Mitsuo Yanagisawa. But it’s just the start of everything!

Soon after, Banri is going to meet the most unforgettable girl he will ever come to know ever since the beginning of his new life—Kouko Kaga! She’s perky, classy, beautiful, and super-clingy—much to Banri’s thrill and excitement! Thus begins the new page in the complicated life Banri!

2. Kimi ni Todoke

Kimi ni Todoke
Kimi ni Todoke | Source

Kuronuma Sawaka is one weird girl! Despite actually being sweet and helplessly innocent, she is seen as someone who’s terrifying and malevolent. This is all because she resembles the popular ghost girl from “The Ring”—Sadako! And so, Sawaka has neither friends nor romantic partners due to all the misunderstanding caused by her demeanor.

One day, a guy named Shouta Kazahaya—the most popular guy in class—starts talking to her! As it turns out, Shouta actually sees Sawaka for who she really is. He’s a very refreshing and considerate person after all. Maybe he’s the person who will actually drive Sawako out of her shell and change her for the better.

3. Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (ERASED)

Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (ERASED)
Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (ERASED) | Source

Satoru Fujinuma has a special ability—Revival! With Revival, Satoru can go back in time (usually a few minutes back) to prevent accidents and disasters from occurring. This power doesn’t actually benefit him most of the time. But one day, his power triggers a shocking event that will determine his future for good!

The day his mother is murdered by an unknown assailant, Satoru Revival transports him 18 years into the past. He then discovers that everything is interconnected! His mother’s murder, his past classmates’ disappearances, his beloved crush’s demise, his miserable life—everything has one root and Satoru’s going to crack the mystery and shape the future into what it really should be.

4. Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun | Source

Shizuku Mizutani is considered stoic by many due to her caring only about academics. As a result, she has very few friends and doesn’t even know how to socialize properly. One day she meets Haru Yoshida—a boy who’s very much different, yet at the same time, so much similar to her!

Shizuku and Haru then experiences all sorts of feelings and emotions together—with both of them feeling awkward most of the time. But such are complicated human relationships, no one will truly ever know. This is the story of a boy and a girl whose lives have become intertwined in a sudden twist of fate.

5. Kokoro Connect

Kokoro Connect
Kokoro Connect | Source

At Yamaboshi Academy, extra-curricular activities are mandatory! And so, with nowhere to go and with quirks of their own, five students band to form the Student Cultural Society. In this club, they can do whatever they want. But sooner or later, they’ll unwittingly get caught in a supernatural phenomenon like no other!

Who would have thought that the ordinary lives of these five students in an ordinary club will come to realize a sudden twist? All of them are experiencing a supernatural body-switching phenomenon! From one body to another, all of them take turns experiencing one another! Oh such inconvenience! But they all have no choice. They have to figure everything out that’s happening before it’s too late.

6. Toradora!

Toradora!
Toradora! | Source

When the smug-faced Ryuuji Takasu and the palmtop tiger Taiga Aisaka accidentally learns one another’s secrets, an unlikely duo is formed! Ryujji Takasu is a gentle young man with a delinquent’s gaze while Taiga Aisaka is a cute young lady with a tiger’s personality. Together, they shall tread through daily school life whilst trying to achieve their personal goals!

Ryuuji has a crush on Taiga’s bestfriend while Taiga also has a crush on Ryuuji’s bestfriend. It’s a very complicated situation that will surely only lead to more chaos and wackiness! It’s now up to Ryuuji and Taiga to work everything out themselves and adapt to the blooming wonder of their dubious pairing.

7. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun

Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun | Source

On the day of the confession of her love to a certain young man named Umetarou Nozaki, Chiyo Sakura receives a misunderstood response. Her confession lead to Nozaki giving her his autograph as the mangaka, Sakaki Yumeno. Nozaki thought that Chiyo’s confession was her asking for his autograph! And so, Nozaki hires Chiyo to become his assistant!

Chiyo’s surprised—very surprised! But she can’t say that the misunderstanding wasn’t all that favorable at all. At least now she gets to be closer wit Nozaki. Thus, their comical manga-making adventures, which Chiyo wishes to escalate to a romantic relationship with Nozaki, begins!

8. Barakamon

Barakamon
Barakamon | Source

Seishuu Handa is a prodigious calligrapher. As a matter of fact, calligraphy is his only skill. He’s handsome, charming, and talented, but—he lacks proper social decorum! With this problem, he got himself into trouble with a key figure in the calligraphy industry.

And so, with everything not calm as it used to be, Handa was asked by his father to cool-off and take a vacation in the Goto Islands. It’s a place far from the urban world Handa has always been used to. But who says life in the countryside is completely unenjoyable and inconvenient? With the turn of events, Handa actually gets to start anew, reflect on himself, and experience new sensations.

9. Orange

Orange
Orange | Source

High School student Naho Takamiya just received a letter from the future. It’s a letter that details everything that’s just going to happen. As first, Naho thought that it was just a big prank. But, after the events concerning a new transfer student named Kakeru Naruse transpired, she realizes that the letter is the real deal.

Now, Naho has to make the right choices and decisions. After all, she now a way to determine the things that are just going to happen. The primary content of the letter from the future heavily concerns Kakeru, so Naho has to try her best to live in a future with no regrets.

10. Angel Beats!

Angel Beats!
Angel Beats! | Source

Yuzuru Otonashi wakes up one day only to find out that he’s already dead. He is now in the afterlife, and for some reason, he along with some students are in the midst of a war against a girl called Tenshi! Just what in the afterlife world is happening?!

Battle has always been the main course of action of the students in the afterlife. But for Otonashi, he has a different way of doing things and he’s going to showcase it to everyone. What awaits the afterlife world now that Otonashi has appeared? The mysteries of Otonashi’s situation as well as that of everyone and the afterlife world are about to be discovered!

What are you going to watch next?

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      Cedric Yong 13 months ago from Singapore

      Good list. And at the right time! I'm still suffering from ReLife withdrawal. :P