MAPPA recently hopped on the trend of anime about underrated sports with their original series RE-MAIN. The water polo-themed show is eight episodes in since its July debut and has already won many hearts creating a huge fanbase.
The latest episode 8 shocked us all as fate repeated itself and the protagonist Minato Kiyomizu fell off his bike and injured his head again. This led to another memory loss right after he regained the memories from his previous accident.
As the story progresses, MAPPA began streaming a new PV for its original RE-MAIN anime entering its finale.
The PV is a short recap of all the episodes released till now. Minato was a star player of water polo but got into an accident which resulted in him forgetting all about his glory days.
To make a fresh start, he joins another school called Yamanami High and leaves the sport behind. Although, the sport hasn’t left him yet.
The water polo team captain recruits Minato, who is reluctant because he doesn’t remember anything. Soon more people joined, forming the Yamanami High team.
Everything seemed to be going great until Minato recovered his memories revealing the arrogant and stuck-up person he was. He then falls off his bicycle that inflicts another brain injury.
But this time, the memory loss is of the year he spent at Yamanami High. Minato is now back to being a short-tempered arrogant person and even insults his teammates from Yamanami High.
I am genuinely amazed at the change of Minato’s character after he hit his head for the second time. This tragedy is something no one was prepared for.
The biggest problem is how Yamanami High will compete in the upcoming tournament with an incomplete team.
Honestly, this series has me fully gripped, and I cannot wait to find out what happens next.
RE-MAIN is an original water polo anime by MAPPA studio, and it will premiere in 2021. Kiyoshi Matsuda is directing the anime, and Shiho Tanaka is taking care of character designs.
Minato Kiyomizu, the protagonist of the story, had to leave competitive water polo in his middle school’s third year due to a traumatic incident. When he enters high school, he starts playing again while building up his own team.
Source: RE-MAIN Official Twitter