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Is there even a chance that you haven’t heard of Redo of Healer yet? I don’t think so! This anime is a hit in sparking controversy.
Kaifuku Jutsushi no Yarinaoshi (Redo of Healer) is a Japanese light novel series written by Rui Tsukiyo and illustrated by Shiokonbu.
An anime TV series adaptation by TNK premiered in January 2021. It’s still airing.
It tells the story of Keyaru, a healing magician, who is exploited against his will by others endlessly.
After years he realizes the potential of healing magic and uses it on the world itself to go back four years into the past in order to redo everything and get revenge.
After the first episode was released, I even made an article about similar anime to it.
One would think that according to this description it could be a really dark isekai anime. Which is true. Although, I personally have problems with it being classified as an anime. I will explain why below!
Redo of Healer’s Controversial Plot
So my biggest issue with this anime isn’t about the fact that it has too much abuse, rape, and violence in it. My hugest problem is that it seems to be glorifying sexual abuse. Everyone abuses everyone from the beginning. (Almost) no one is innocent. And the abusing hero gets away with it and even builds his own harem of slaves. And the abuse continues. What the heck?!
That ONE memorable scene you might have seen is Flare (the princess) getting raped by Keyaru as a part of revenge. I mean, I get it – he endured the same abuse from her. But why the heck did have to do the same thing (or even worse) to her? Why did he have to continue this abuse of her by changing her face, erasing her memory, and making her his slave? She becomes his sex doll after that and follows him like a mindless loyal dog. This anime could provide some guidance about how to ruin an anime character.
Now, the controversy does not stop there. He gets more girl slaves and builds a harem. He gets some of them by lying too, and abuses Flare further.
My personal problem is that he tricked Flare into thinking that she loves him because he modified her mind with his healing magic. Heck, he even changed her face so she looks more like his ideal girl. She did not change because of something relevant. She changed because the main character loves to get his revenge by using his overpowered magic and simply decided to ruin her. And he clearly enjoys it. This is shown in multiple scenes where he laughs about it inside while looking like a psycho. And she doesn’t realize this at all. She is happy to be a part of his harem and has no needs of her own. Her only needs and purpose are to serve him.
The worst scene for me is them sleeping together after he modified her mind and face. The reason for that is that he does not treat her right even though she is basically a different person after this change. Not only he tricks her into thinking that they are lovers, but he also dehumanizes her and demands from her to beg him for it by saying that she is his sow who wants a reward. Just never-ending abuse.
Could Redo of Healer be a good anime?
Definitely YES. It could have been a good dark isekai if the author did not build the whole anime around glorified abuse, harem, and hot naked anime girls with big bewbs.
Redo of Healer has a rating of 6.24 on MaL. More than 200k+ members on MaL too. There are tons of Redo of Healer wall scroll posters on Amazon. So clearly it is popular despite being meh. Just for the comparison, Wonder Egg Priority has fewer members on MaL than this “anime”.
Don’t get me wrong. There can be physical/sexual abuse, mental torture, and other terrible things because they are real and we face them too in our world. But it needs to hold some meaning. It seems like the only purpose of these horrible scenes are
ecchi borderline hentai scenes and shock value.
It could be a great anime if Kaeru mended their messed-up relationship and changed Flare in a ‘normal’ way. So we could actually see some character and relationship development. I was more than disappointed when I saw that he changed her face & mind. This basically ruined all my hopes for this anime. And I was right. It got only worse from there…
I can tell you that Redo of Healer is not a good anime, but it can be a somewhat watchable hentai. But why the hell is even anyone thinking that this is an anime? It clearly does not belong there. This anime seems to be blurring the line between anime and H in a way that I am confused about what’s even considered anime anymore.
Also, Redo of Healer has an uncensored version so we all know that classifying it as an anime is simply not right. This uncensored version is already uploaded to one of the biggest H sites – hanime.
Is Redo of Healer Canceled?
Partially, yes. Generally, NO!
HOWEVER, it’s is still available on HDIVE, so it’s definitely not completely canceled as some sites seem to be claiming.
Also, Sentai announced that it had acquired exclusive rights to Redo of Healer. Sentai’s licensed territories include the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Greenland, Faroe, and Åland Islands, Scandinavia, Spain, Portugal, and Latin America.
Should it be canceled in your opinion? Let me know!
Hi, my name is Mia and I’m the founder of 9 Tailed Kitsune. I love anime, games, and esports (I am also a bit weird).
My passion for anime sparked when I was about 7 (Phantom Thief Jeanne, hello!) and has never stopped.