The Magic is in the Medicine: Relife Review

Imagine, your life isn’t going the way you planned. You’re out of college and doing nothing with your life because you can’t get a decent job. Then, someone tells you that you can take a pill to fix everything. Do you?

This is the story of Arata Kaizaki, age 27. He takes the pill as instructed and wakes up as a 17 year old being forced to go back to school. Sounds great, right? Wrong. Kaizaki isn’t that great of a student, nor is he all that great at socializing. Will he actually be able to make it through his one year trial period and get a job?

I found this series because I am in a similar situation, and wish I could actually start over again with the knowledge of what I did wrong in life and correct it. This series is your typical “slice of life” but with a minor twist. It’s similar to Kokoro Connect in that sense where something supernatural happens, but aside from that small thing, it’s a normal series.

Overall, it kept me interested because of the characters. I plan on reading the manga at some point because that goes beyond the anime and I want to see what happens. I also enjoyed the animation style and the music. The series is only 13 episodes, so it is a series that can be binge watched.

As it was airing in Japan, I watched it subbed, but they also have a dubbed version available with a pretty solid cast. It can be watched subbed here: and I assume Funimation’s website has the dub available.

This show is funny, serious, sad and interesting. If you have the time, be sure to add this series to your list, it will be well worth the watch. It wouldn’t surprise me if it got another season, depending on how far into the manga they went and how long it plans on running.




Rose Rappaport

I have been an anime fan for over 20 years, I have my BA in Japanese language and culture and I cosplay.

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