Rewrite (リライト Riraito) is a Japanese visual novel developed by Key, a brand of VisualArt’s. It was released on June 24, 2011 for Windows PCs and is rated for all ages. Rewrite is Key’s ninth game, along with other titles such as Kanon, Air, and Clannad. Key released a fan disc expanding on the game’s story titled Rewrite Harvest festa! on July 27, 2012 for Windows. Rewrite was ported to the PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, while Harvest festa! was ported to the PlayStation Vita. An English version of Rewrite and Harvest festa! for Windows will be released by Sekai Project. The story follows the life of Kotarou Tennouji, a high school student with superhuman abilities who investigates supernatural mysteries with five girls from his school in the fictional city of Kazamatsuri. This ultimately leads him into the middle of a conflict between familiar summoners and superhumans with the fate of the world at stake.
The gameplay in Rewrite follows an interactive branching plot line with multiple scenarios, and focuses on the player character gaining the favor of the six female main characters. There are additional minigames and questsadded into the gameplay, which are necessary to complete the game. The game ranked as the best-selling PC game sold in Japan for the time of its release, and charted in the national top 50 twice more afterwards. There have been five manga adaptations based on Rewrite published by ASCII Media Works and Ichijinsha. Comic anthologies, light novels and an art book were also published, as were several music albums. A 24-episode animetelevision series adaptation, produced by 8-Bit and directed by Tensho, aired between July 2016 and March 2017.