I’So much of Remake Our Life! evokes nostalgia: while I was only in high school in the late aughts, I still have these vivid memories of my dreams of working in the anime and manga industry. Of course, like a lot of fans, I eventually put them on shelf. Unexpectedly, I’m here now, working in the industry in multiple ways, whether that’s as a journalist, an anime review, or as a J-E localizer. I have fingers in as many pies I can, and much like Kyoya’s second chance, my own second chance feels like a dream.
I’m not sure I’d call Remake Our Life! good: at least… well, not yet. It has a lot of potential, but as it stands, things are One of the most intriguing things about Remake Our Life! is how it’s starting to really explore Kyoya’s studies. It’s hitting those Shirobako-esque notes I mentioned wanting way back in the premiere, though…to compare this to Shirobako is a disservice to both series. They’re different, and that’s good. Shirobako feels like watching adults find their footing in a field they’ve got experience in: Remake Our Life! feels like watching my past self fumble through college and trying to be young adult.
I’m not sure I’d call Remake Our Life! good: at least… well, not yet. It has a lot of potential, but as it stands, things are still coming together and the show just getting its legs. It’s at a tipping point of sorts: it has the potential to go from average—which like, isn’t a ding at all; average anime are necessary to every season, and can often be satisfying—to a compelling story about getting a second chance to find happiness. Remake Our Life! also has the potential to really dive into everything Kyoya’s learning in a Shirobako-esque way.