Are all the re series connected?

Answered by Jason Smith

Are all the “Re” series connected?

As an anime fan and enthusiast, I can confidently say that not all the “Re” series are connected. While some of them may be sequels or spin-offs of previous anime, many others are independent works that simply happen to have “Re” in their titles. Let’s take a closer look at some of the popular “Re” series and their connections (or lack thereof):

1. “Tokyo Ghoul:re”: This series is a direct sequel to the original “Tokyo Ghoul” anime. It continues the story of Ken Kaneki and explores the aftermath of the events in the first season. The “re” in the title stands for “rebirth” or “reawakening,” symbolizing the protagonist’s transformation and evolution. So, yes, “Tokyo Ghoul:re” is connected to the original “Tokyo Ghoul” series.

2. “Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World”: While the title may suggest a connection to something else, “Re:Zero” is actually a standalone anime. It follows the story of Subaru Natsuki, who is transported to a fantasy world and gains the ability to return to a specific point in time upon death. The “Re” in this case represents the protagonist’s repeated attempts to change his fate. There is no direct connection to any other anime.

3. “ReLIFE”: This anime tells the story of Arata Kaizaki, a 27-year-old who gets the chance to relive his high school years through a mysterious experiment. The “Re” in the title refers to the protagonist’s second chance at life. “ReLIFE” is not connected to any other anime and stands on its own.

4. “Re:Creators”: This unique anime explores the concept of fictional characters coming to life in the real world. While the title suggests a connection to something else, “Re:Creators” is a self-contained story with no direct ties to any other anime.

5. “Re: Hamatora” and “Re:␣Hamatora”: These are sequels to the original “Hamatora” anime series. They continue the story of the Minimum Holders, individuals with supernatural abilities, as they face new challenges and mysteries. The “Re” in these titles indicates that they are indeed connected to the previous “Hamatora” series.

6. “Re-Kan!”: This lighthearted anime follows the life of a high school girl with the ability to see and interact with ghosts. The “Re” in the title represents her ability to communicate with spirits. “Re-Kan!” is a standalone series without any connection to other anime.

It’s important to note that the use of “Re” in anime titles is not exclusive to a particular theme or connection. Each series has its own unique interpretation of what the “Re” signifies, and it is not always related to a sequel or continuation of a previous story. Therefore, it is essential to approach each “Re” series individually and not assume a connection based solely on the title.

While some “Re” series may be connected to previous anime or serve as sequels, many others are independent works with no direct ties to other series. It’s always best to research and explore each anime separately to fully understand their connections, if any exist.