Key Visual Novel “Rewrite” Gets Anime Adaption

It was announced during the final episode of Charlotte, that Key’s visual novel Rewrite will be receiving a TV anime adaptation.  No date as to which season or year it will air in.

Director: Motoki Tanaka (Grisaia no Kajitsu)
Script: Motoki Tanaka, Tanaka Romeo (Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita), kai
Character Design: Masayuki Nonaka (Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic)
Studio: 8-Bit

Rewrite is set in the fictional city Kazamatsuri where tree-planting and afforestation have caused the city to become overgrown with trees and flowers in much the same way that other cities are filled by buildings. However, while most of the city appears to be rural, there are many traditional city elements as well. While set in a modern setting, the city also gives off a strange sense of nostalgia.

Tennouji Kotarou lives here. He’s a high school student who has the ability to rewrite his own body; he can become stronger and faster at any time he chooses. He investigates supernatural mysteries with five girls from his school.

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  • Comments

    • IceHism

      Writer of this article here, some thoughts on the announcement.
      The original VN was not penned by Key’s lead writer Maeda Jun(Clannad, Air, Kanon) but by Romeo Tanaka(Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita, Aura, Cross†Channel) with other writers including Ryukishi07(Umineko, Higurashi) and Tonokawa Yuuto. This series is very different from the usual Key works and is one of Key’s best offerings so it is definitely an anime to get excited about. My main concern is the length of the series. This will probably need 2 cours (24-26 episodes) for it to even turn out okay. Also, the studio is worrying as they have not had a big project before and the amount of funding and talent of the animators will matter and can affect the final product. The only good thing announced so far is that they are involving Tanaka Romeo in the project to some extent to help with the script as he is a critically acclaimed writer even outside of otaku media.

    • speaking of Charlotte… that was the worst last episode I’ve ever watched from an anime