[Manga] RElife by YAYOI Suo

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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.

    (Source: Mangaupdates)

    Author: YAYOI Sou
    Publisher: NHN Entertaiment
    Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, School Life, Slice of Life
    Anime: Yes
    Status: 12 Volumes (Complete)

    In Mangaupdates it says it is already licensed by Crunchyroll, but it is not in crunchyroll manga app nor in amazon so I make the topic anyways

  • Translators

    @menykanzaki I was the translator for it on Crunchyroll. I think they let the rights lapse or something. They never actually told me...

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    I read it on Crunchyroll last year, after watching the anime (which ended maybe halfway through the manga volumes) . I’m curious if there’s a LN adaptation or continuation

  • Translators

    @jon-mitchell You know they did an OAV to finish the story, right? I understand it's a little rushed but it provides some decent closure. Crunchyroll did air that.

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    Yep, Crunchyroll is streaming all 17 episodes subbed and dubbed. It's a shame they're not allowing access to the manga though. I wonder who JNC would have to go through to license the pre-existing translation. Does the Japanese publisher have full rights to the English translation now?

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    @legitpancake Crunchyroll has certainly sold my translations to other publishers before (Arakawa Under the Bridge and Tales of Wedding Rings) and that also happened with Parasyte from Del Rey and Goth from Tokyopop, but I would imagine different it's one of those 'every contract is different' things. Only thing certain is that translators have no control over it, get no bonus, and don't even get copies of the print editions when that happens.