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ReLIFE


Alt Names: alt リライフalt ReLIFEalt إعادة الحياة
Author: Yayoi Sou
Artist: Yayoi Sou
Genres: Comedy ComedyDrama DramaRomance RomanceSchool Life School LifeSeinen SeinenSupernatural SupernaturalTragedy TragedyWebtoon Webtoon
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Ongoing
Description: The story follows Kaizaki Arata, a 27-year-old jobless man who fails at every job interview he had after quitting his last company which he only lasted three months. His life changes after he met Yoake Ryou of the ReLife Research Institute, who offers him a drug that can change his appearance to 17-years-old again and to became a subject in a one-year experiment in which he begans his life as a high school student again.

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Chapters

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Ch.155: report155. Impossibility • Unknown • Possibility
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Ch.155: Informe 155. Imposible. Números desconocidos. Posibilidad
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Ch.154: report154. And Every Time, Another Night Comes to an End
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Ch.154: Informe 154. Incluso Muchas Veces la Noche se Aclara
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Ch.153: report153. Sun Setting into the Depth of the Sea
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Ch.153: Informe 153. El Día Cae en las Profundidades del Mar
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Ch.152: report152. Did You Mean: Love
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Ch.152: Informe 152. Esto Significa Amor
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Ch.151: Informe 151. Siempre Tú
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Does nobody else get the feeling that the company only uses them for the experiments and then, because there's no real way to erase EVERYONE'S memory they get. ..bumped off? Am I the only one who is terrified of this?

Honestly, from the beginning I always kinda figured that the ReLife people would erase people's memories MIB-style, but by using a more.... roundabout approach. Like maybe secretly installing some app in the student body's phones that conveniently wipes a whole year's memory clean from their heads when they take selfies at graduation day or something. As I said, it's a roundabout method, but I can sorta kinda see that working...

Oh, for...

 

If not even the company wants it to happen, let alone Yoake and Onoya, it's a non-issue -- even if the vaguely-described magic spell memory wipe is on an automatic trigger they can't undo. Diaries are a thing. Photographs are a thing. Hell, video cameras are a thing. They can record as many prosthetic memories of Kaizaki and Hishiro's relationship as they want (much of which they've already collected), then after the memory wipe:

 

"All right. Now. Do you recognize the name 'Chizuru Hoshino'?"

"Who?"

"...You're not messing with me. Ah, man, I was hoping it'd all be a waste..."

"What are you talking about?"

"Okay, promise you won't freak out on me, but there was a teensy complication when we wiped your classmates' memories, though we found out about the risk beforehand and took precau-"

"Yoake. What. Did. You. Do."

"You promised you wouldn't be mad if it happened! I swear you did!"

 

Kaori Fujimiya's dealt with worse. Suck it up.

*cough* my stick-figure is better *cough*

Forgive me, I may have unconsciously didn't read your post completely (heck all of the comments) due to the un-spoiler-tagged wall of texts, now it looked like I copied the whole thing from you lmao.

 

I seriously thought that your graph was a cycle (i know mb), I guess that's the reason why I thought that it's not a relationship figure

Anyway here's a summary

Spoiler

 

And also guys, why aren't you using spoiler tags.

*cough* my stick-figure is better *cough*

Anyway here's a summary

Spoiler

 

And also guys, why aren't you using spoiler tags.

I just realized that Kanzaki and Hishiron have 0 privacy in their relationship. They are just like guinea pigs in cage which are observed by many people. In real life it would be terrible and disgusting. After that I started to hate the whole idea of "Relife" program in this manga.

 

I wonder what would happen if Kanzaki and Hishiron meet in their "adult forms" and help each other not in school but in work.

@Zephiris: You sure made a lot of effort with regards to your theory which still leaves one simple, very very simple solution for this problem. Considering the higher ups also like the idea of Hishiro and Kaizaki to keep their memories, why not just have them NOT take a memory wipe drug? It'd obviously shouldn't come from the side effect of the "get young" pill or else Hishiro would've forgotten Ohga and such because, if you guys already forgot, she repeated a year. So that should remove the "delayed time effect" of the "get young" young pill.

 

That would imply the memory wiping would happen through a different, external method. In which case, the question still stands.

 

WHY DO IT?

 

It wasn't stated that the company wants to wipe the subject's memory after the experiment to hide the company's existence, which is solely the reason that I can think off that could be the reason for this dilemma. Instead, the deal was simple. "You go to HS, finish it, everyone else but you gets memory wiped."

 

Now, you can argue that Yoake could've withheld information here, but that's beyond the point atm since we're really in the dark right now.

 

They arn't taking the memory wipe drug, I think I wasn't quite clear in that regard, it is described as an unavoidable side effect of the pill they already took to look young.

I think a lot of you are missing a bit of information. Pay attention and you'll notice that they aren't saying they MUST erase their memories, but rather, that there's no way to avoid it. This makes me think that it could be an unavoidable side-effect of the process instead of something that was arbitrarily decided by the higher-ups. We see their boss even asking the researcher if there's truly no way to avoid it, and the researcher shows a very pained look through the entirety of the chapter.

 

It can't be a timed after effect of the other pill... but maybe there's something about the process? There's still a bunch of stuff we don't know, so jumping the gun and calling out the author for being a hack right away seems a bit too much. The researcher clearly knows something, and the characters are obviously being vague on purpose.

 

I mean, is it even truly a memory wipe? The rejuvenation pill is actually pretty straightforward: it doesn't really make them "younger", just makes them look that way temporarily. Their 20-something bodies are still the same. It's a bit out there, but it's not an unthinkable drug out of a realm of sci-fi. Tampering with the memories of an entire student body, on the other hand, is waaaay more sci-fi-ish, so I've always wondered if there was something more to it to explain it (I think there is).

@Zephiris: You sure made a lot of effort with regards to your theory which still leaves one simple, very very simple solution for this problem. Considering the higher ups also like the idea of Hishiro and Kaizaki to keep their memories, why not just have them NOT take a memory wipe drug? It'd obviously shouldn't come from the side effect of the "get young" pill or else Hishiro would've forgotten Ohga and such because, if you guys already forgot, she repeated a year. So that should remove the "delayed time effect" of the "get young" young pill.

 

That would imply the memory wiping would happen through a different, external method. In which case, the question still stands.

 

WHY DO IT?

 

It wasn't stated that the company wants to wipe the subject's memory after the experiment to hide the company's existence, which is solely the reason that I can think off that could be the reason for this dilemma. Instead, the deal was simple. "You go to HS, finish it, everyone else but you gets memory wiped."

 

Now, you can argue that Yoake could've withheld information here, but that's beyond the point atm since we're really in the dark right now.

This is bullshit. The plot hole is bigger than the moon.

 

When was said that the subjects also must have their memories erased? when? where? did i miss something? Till now they have always talked about erasing "others" memories but NEVER about erasing the memories from the subjects for all i know. They have been always talking about how they are the only ones (the subjects) that are gonna remember those time while the others (the students) are gonna forget them. But now you are saying this?

 

This doesnt make sense. Not at all.

 

Oh, they /were/ talking about erasing the memory of others - with this "others" being the other subject in addition to the students. Because they are both subjects, the logic is slightly confusing, I believe the author intends that "the subject themselves will remember of themselves, but everyone around them will forget, including other subjects, of the subject's existence." And since both are subjects, they will remember themselves as being in the program, just that the other subject will not be present in their memory and the memory of all other students. In short, i think the author is trying to get that "its not that we make the students forget, the pill user is simply forgotten," Since the wording may be confusing:

 

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p.s. Ignore the typo, to this very day, I still call him Kanzaki... For some reason it just feels natural.

 

On other note, I think we dwelled on this plot hole long enough, I will offer a solution for y'all:

 

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I would say just pretend the pill erases everyone else's memory and be done with it. There isn't that much a discussion as it have devolved into a basic "I think the plothole is bigger than you described" one-upperance. Shy of one of us hitting a thesis on quantum physics - of how taking the pill creates this separate temporal existence that vanishes after a set period of time, I doubt any plothole can easily be explained away.

 

If this ends and they do

Spoiler

 
As I've said in my earlier response, it is likely, but I would utterly hate it if the author cop-out like that. Without reiterating my entire earlier response; it basically ruined the ending of Angel Beats for me - to the point of denial, I'd hate for it to ruin this series as well. I'd like to see some creativity rather than the olde "loves overcomes all" ending.
 
They are adults: leave clues, leave diaries, leave stuff that will circumvent limitations of the mind. As one episode of SG Atlantis shown, in case of memory loss, your own handwriting is trustworthy, no matter how little you remember of the events. (Or manga specific, Gokukoku no brynhildr) I'd love to see that they "think," rather than they "feel."

This is bullshit. The plot hole is bigger than the moon.

 

When was said that the subjects also must have their memories erased? when? where? did i miss something? Till now they have always talked about erasing "others" memories but NEVER about erasing the memories from the subjects for all i know. They have been always talking about how they are the only ones (the subjects) that are gonna remember those time while the others (the students) are gonna forget them. But now you are saying this?

 

This doesnt make sense. Not at all.

i wish they had explained how the memory wipe is going to work before giving us this drama. i was under the impression that only non pill-takers would forget the subjects' child selves this whole time, and now this and i'm just ???? what??? why???

Well, there have always been plot holes you could drive an 18 wheeler through regarding the memory wipe thing. But the argument in this chapter allows you to drive a fleet of 100 18 wheelers through.

 

It just doesn't hold up. They have to only be selectively wiping the memories of the classmates. They don't normally wipe the memories of the test subjects unless they breach the agreement with the ReLife firm and again their memory is only selectively wiped.

 

So why would they need to wipe either of the test subjects' memories if they aren't in breach of the terms of their ReLife agreement? And even if they were doing so, they can obviously do so selectively or every year every classmate would be left a mindless, drooling blank slate.

 

The argument is absurd, but then again the whole premise of this manwha is absurd (though I like it a lot). So, I have to just say, it's how the author wants to build towards something and I have to accept it, even though it makes ZERO sense even within the logic of the story itself.

 

I wish authors would be consistent within their own story logic. But being good artists and excellent story tellers at the same time can't be easy.

If this ends and they do

Spoiler

i wish they had explained how the memory wipe is going to work before giving us this drama. i was under the impression that only non pill-takers would forget the subjects' child selves this whole time, and now this and i'm just ???? what??? why???

Here's a thought: what if they don't go back to their original forms and decide to relive their entire early adult life together, university years and all?

 

Aoba is an escalator school, so they would be sure to be able to enter the same university. Sure, Kaizaki has a Master's and Hishiro probably went to a more prestigious university, but since their previous lives were a failure, and they don't really have any friends, there would only be the minor trouble of holding their families off and avoiding visits for a few years (which seems easy seeing as their families don't seem particularly close). All in all, they would be discarding a decade of their lives, but so what!

 

Sure, it would be a bad selling point for the ReLIFE treatment, given that it's supposed to be able to re-insert subjects into a successful adult life… well, I don't know, I just thought this would be a solution.

Tough one.  On one hand, I wouldn't mind seeing if I could do a better job of high school a second time around (not a high bar to reach).  On the other hand, my wife would (I hope) miss me and if anything really interesting happened it would be cheating, so no.  Also . . . homework.  I don't miss that stuff at all.

 

Hmm... Hell Naw, I am not taking the SATs again... It was a miracle that I got a 2350 the first time, and I am not risking the score that got me smoothly into Columbia. That and the MCATs were just as painful, I'd rather not have to retake it now that I am in med school.

 

These 2 answers are exactly the reason why ReLife should only be taken by a somehow "failure" person, even the tiniest achievement, memory or happiness from the past and or the present will make people refuse to "redo" their life and taking a full commitment for one year mmm...

 

 

Sure, a guaranteed job follows after all

But then again, ReLife offers great opportunity which can't be achieved by any other method, and ofc a direct advantage like this mmm...

 

 

Now back to the new chapter, if they can selectively erase only the memory of the students (CMIIW) why can't they selectively avoid erasing the memories the 2 subjects of each other too mmm...~?

Fake drama with fake science, fascinating.

 

In b4 they both stay forever on the pill.

Spoiler

Thank you so much for the people who are working hard to bring us Relife! Can't thank you enough :')
I don't understand why they didn't just make it some magical laboratory or something. It's a bit easier to stomach stuff like this if it's magic with some bullshit rules.

It could actually be simply a side-effect of not using the "youth-drug" any longer. Kinda like withdrawal symptoms.

What could?  It's been established that if there were only one of him, he wouldn't be forgetting anything--each of them is supposedly forgetting the other one because the other one's whatever is going to make them forget.  They're doing it to each other, not to themselves.  It's like, because to subject A's treatment, subject B is just a classmate (but the handlers aren't) and classmates forget, while to subject B's treatment, subject A is a classmate.  It seems weird that other people forgetting who didn't take the drug (and pretty precisely specific other people) could be a withdrawal symptom of the person who did take it.

Just joining the chorus here, this is ridiculous.  How can it be technically impossible NOT to wipe someone's memory?  Have they considered . . . NOT doing whatever they would have done to WIPE the memory?!  I can dig the concept of not leaning too hard on the magic technology, but this is just like smacking me in the face and saying "This makes no logical sense, bitch, I dare you to call it out!"  All that to pump the cheap drama a little more, when just letting the corp be a little more dysfunctional would have worked just as well and been more interesting/fun.

 

This is like if the hospital people told you, "I'm afraid there's bad news.  Turns out you have a rare disorder that means the minor surgery you have scheduled is going to kill you."

"Ah, good thing you found out ahead of time.  So what should I do instead of surgery, then?"

"No, no, you don't understand.  It's already been scheduled; unfortunately it's technically impossible now for the surgery not to take place."

Like, wut?

Spoiler

 

It could actually be simply a side-effect of not using the "youth-drug" any longer. Kinda like withdrawal symptoms.

Yeah, on top of the drama surrounding Kaizaki and Hishiro forgetting one another, I keep wondering how exactly they're going to get an entire school to forget both of these people. Kaizaki and Hishiro took the pills so how on earth would that affect other people's brains/memories? Unless you're going to drug all of those people, which is so absurdly unethical, there's no way it would be legal. And it also wouldn't support this whole 'it's technically impossible to avoid' issue.

 

So many plot holes here.

 

lol Ethics here is honestly beside the point. It's not a matter of "is it okay" since, if you look at how shady the organization really is, they'll do it with or without ethics considered. Also, while the "how do you get everyone to forget" is too vague for comfort as well, that at least could be left to the imagination. In my imagination, the entire student body will be "gassed" (no I'm not making a Nazi reference :<) where they'll selectively forget the test subjects (don't ask me how it works, DNA or shit maybe).

 

What's bothering me is what Violet BookMuseum Dude was talking about. 

 

This is like if the hospital people told you, "I'm afraid there's bad news.  Turns out you have a rare disorder that means the minor surgery you have scheduled is going to kill you."

"Ah, good thing you found out ahead of time.  So what should I do instead of surgery, then?"

"No, no, you don't understand.  It's already been scheduled; unfortunately it's technically impossible now for the surgery not to take place."

Like, wut?

Spoiler

Fucking love the analogy here lol. Its exactly like that. How can they just NOT do it?

Spoiler

I was actually pleasantly surprised that the company itself seems to want to keep both Kaizaki and Hishiro together, instead of that terrible cliche of asshole bosses telling people to follow the rules. 

Terrible cliche?  Dilbert is life, my friend.


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