‘Re-Main’ is a sports anime that recounts the story of a young schoolboy and water polo star player named Minato Kiyoumizu who loses everything following his tragic vehicular accident, which leaves him in a coma for 203 days. The talented player not only misses out on crucial months of his life but also has a memory loss due to which he can’t recall anything from his middle school days.
Despite the odds, the once-famous prodigious sports star starts his journey as a beginner to get back his old self, hoping that his memories will also return somehow. The anime premiered on July 4, 2021, and here’s everything you need to know about its upcoming episode.
Re-Main Episode 5 Release Date
‘Re-Main’ episode 5 is slated to premiere on August 8, 2021, in Japan on TV Asahi. The series is developed by MAPPA (‘Jujutsu Kaisen,’ and ‘Kakegurui‘) with Shiho Tanaka as the character designer and Kana Utatane as the series music composer. Masafumi Nishida is the chief director as well as the writer of the sports anime.
Kiyoshi Matsuda has also served as the director along with Nishida. The opening theme track “Forget Me Not” is performed by the South Korean boy band ENHYPEN, while the ending theme track, “Kowareta Sekai no Byoushin wa,” is sung by Shuugo Nakamura.
Where to Watch Re-Main Season 1 Online?
‘Re-Main’ is licensed by Funimation for streaming outside Asia. Subscribers from British Isles, North America, and South America can head here to watch the series with Spanish, English, and Portuguese subtitles. The latest episodes are also accessible on Yamato Animation’s YouTube Channel and Amazon Prime with Italian subtitles.
People from Scandinavian countries can stream the show on Wakanim. ‘Re-main’ is accessible in a number of Asian countries on different platforms such as Ani-One Asia’s YouTube channel, iQIYI, Bilibili, and meWATCH.
Re-Main Episode 5 Spoilers
In episode 4, titled ‘This Ain’t Looking Good….’ Shuugo Amihama refutes the rumors that he doesn’t want to swim because he defeated his brother. He clarifies that although he did break his records when it comes to the individual competition, he never really got the chance to beat him. After securing a win by the barest of margins against Minato’s water polo team, he walks away happy that he will never have to swim again.
However, that quickly changes when Minato’s old teammates pay him a visit. While Keita and Kouki are asking him about his recovery, Riku can’t hold back his emotions. He reminds Minato that he is a “main man,” the most important player of the team, and he can still play like the old days. However, that’s when the disappointed prodigy admits that although he wants to make a comeback, he doesn’t have a team as the most important player that they wanted to recruit just refused to play for them.
Amihama arrives at the scene out of nowhere and claims that he has changed his mind after listening to the conversation. He also reveals that Riku is his brother, and now he can truly beat him with Minato on his side. Such a statement puts the protagonist under pressure, but regardless of that, the team begins training the following day. From physical endurance to strategy, the players discuss and work on every aspect of the game, but lack of actual match experience means they have a long road ahead of themselves.
Jou arranges a practice match against Akihisa Fukui’s team, but at the last moment, they make an excuse and let Mizushima Junior Team play in their place. As the game begins, Minato’s team has a good start; however, the tide soon turns, and the junior team scores a goal.
In episode 5, Mizushima Junior Team will give Minato’s newly-formed water polo team a tough time in the practice match. However, he and his friends will soon pick themselves up and ultimately end up on the winning side.
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