This April Relish Timeless Love Story With ‘Jiisan Baasan Wakagaeru’

‘Jiisan Baasan Wakagaeru’ is a beautiful slice-of-life manga that will make you both laugh and cry. It is wholesome and makes you feel the comfort of love.

The manga is hugely popular and has garnered over 100 million views. Now, the manga is finally receiving a well-deserved anime adaptation.

Kagiri Araido’s Jiisan Baasan Wakagaeru (Grandpa and Grandma Turn Young Again) manga is all set to receive an anime adaptation that will premiere in April 2024.

Kadokawa also revealed the show’s key visual, which features the main characters, Ine and Shozo, in their young avatars, along with their granddaughters, Shiori and Mino.

Relish Timeless Love Story With ‘Jiisan Baasan Wakagaeru’ This April
Jiisan Baasan Wakagaeru, Key Visual | Source: Official Website

Kadokawa has also announced the prominent cast members, and here’s the list.

CharacterCastOther Works
Ine / GrandmaMamiko NotoFairy Tail (Mavis Vermilion)
Shozo / GrandpaShinichiro MikiBleach (Kisuke Urahara)
MinoShiori MikamiThose Snow White Notes  (Mai Tanuma)
ShioriNao TōyamaClassroom of the Elite (Honami Ichinose)

The cast are reprising their roles from earlier voice comics adaptation.


Jiisan Baasan Wakagaeru centers on an old couple who live a quiet life in Aomori harvesting apples. Somehow, they wake up one day and find their physical age restored to their 20s. How this sudden change affects their relationship, and the people around them forms the crux of the story.

It is a rejuvenating and timeless love story, and you should add this to your watchlist if you are looking for an endearing series.

About Jiisan Baasan Wakagaeru

Jii-san Baa-san Wakagaeru (“Grandpa and Grandma Turn Young Again”) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kagiri Araido.

Shouzou and Ine Saitou have been happily married for as long as they can remember. Even in their old age with wrinkles and cracking limbs, the strength of this love is evident by their precious bond. And then, randomly one day, they wake up to find they are young again.

Despite their newfound youthful and attractive bodies, Shouzou and Ine remain the same as ever. Jiisan Baasan Wakagaeru follows the young old couple as they go about their daily lives, spend time with family, and defy the expectations of the youngsters.


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