I’m going to suggest reading the write ups on MAL or Crunchyroll because having watched this I still don’t really know what this is about.
Review Episode 1:
I know that there are some anime that prior knowledge is needed in order to get what is going on (see D.Gray-Man review), but Rewrite takes obscure to a new level. Weird dream sequence followed by normal school day (meet all the girls because it’s based on a game) and have a few laughs. Another night, another weird encounter. So on and so forth until we end up running around the school at night and weird stuff happens. Right. Don’t get me wrong, everything is interesting and while the animation isn’t amazing it is hardly problematic (unless you were a fan and were disappointed in how your favourite character looked). I actually would really like to know what is happening and where this story is going because it could be really good. I also really like the interactions between the characters and the pace of the dialogue. This episode however (double episode or not) left me feeling like I was missing a lot. Like someone had given me the cover pages of a novel and one or two scraps of pages still in-between.
I’m going to keep watching but if the show decides not to offer any explainers in the next few episodes I’ll probably pass.
Review Episode 2:
Worse than offering no explanation, the show plunges straight into generic single boy in all girl club of no apparent purpose. Wow. I knew this was going to get dropped when my internet failed a few minutes from the end of the episode and I was relieved. I didn’t bother reloading the video once internet was restored. All that intrigue and mystery and now the ghost girl is just another one of the many girls swarming around our protagonist and he’s just kind of going through the motions of initiating conversations with a wide cast of characters I guess we’re supposed to care about but unless you already had a vested interest in them this episode was offering nothing.
Rewrite is available on Crunchyroll.