MAPPA’s original sports anime belongs to the summer slate with Re-Main featuring water polo and the journey of a former player, Minato Kiyomizu, to get back on the game after an unfortunate accident. It easily got the interest of many, especially those who play and those who are curious about how it is done, and this got them wondering how many episodes will Season 1 have.
Since it is an original anime television series, there is no light novel or manga it is based on though there are times that the show comes first and an adaptation on print happens subsequently. It is directed by Kiyoshi Matsuda, written and sound directed by Masafumi Nishida, character designs by Kaori Futō, animation designed by Shiho Tanaka, and music by Kana Utatane.
The show is filling the TV Asahi's NUMAnimation block and it is opened by the song “Forget Me Not” by Enhypen, and closed by "Kowareta Sekai no Byōshin wa" performed by Shugo Nakamura.
Funimation officially streams Re-Main online with English subtitles in their streaming platform known for giving their premium access subscribers the privilege of an earlier screening of the episodes of the anime shows for the price of $5.99 per month or $59.99 a year. They also release the episodes for free the week after the premium release. However, there is no confirmation yet as to whether the show would have an English dubbed version.
The story follows Minato Kiyomuze who got caught in an unfortunate accident during winter while he was in his third year in middle school. This put him in a coma for 203 days and when he regained consciousness, he was surprised that he lost three years' worth of his memories. He catches up on what he lost and despite having no memories of his skills on water polo, he remained interested in it, even deciding to join the team of his current school.
Re-Main has 12 episodes as confirmed by its DVD/ Blu-ray release and it will be running straight in a single-cour having no breaks in between but the interval of the weekly releases. Recently, it paved way for another sport, the British Golf Open, staying true to what sports could bring to the table.