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If My Wife Becomes An Elementary School Student

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If My Wife Becomes An Elementary School Student is a manga and anime series written and illustrated by Yayū Murata. The series follows the story of a man who remains brokenhearted 10 years after his wife passed away until one day an elementary school girl comes to his house claiming that she's his wife reincarnated. The manga premiered in Weekly Manga Times in July 2018 and an anime adaptation is scheduled to premiere in October 2024. In June 2024, the anime's first trailer went viral on social media, inspiring memes and jokes centered around the premise of the series.



The first chapter of If My Wife Becomes An Elementary School Student[1] premiered on July 27th, 2018, in Weekly Manga Times. It was serialized in the magazine until December 2nd, 2022, amassing a total of 14 volumes and 111 chapters.

2024 Anime Series

On April 15th, 2024, an anime[2] adaptation of the If My Wife Becomes An Elementary School Student manga series was announced. On June 20th, 2024, the first trailer of the anime was posted on YouTube[3], amassing more than 151,000 views and 3,800 likes in three days.

Online Presence

Following the release of the first trailer for If My Wife Becomes An Elementary School Student, netizens started to comment on the anime's premise.

For instance, on June 20th, 2024, X[4] user @DreMeMoTo replied to the trailer with the caption "Supposedly this show is actually a story about grief and loss and doesn’t have any creepy predator in it." The post (seen below) amassed more than 57,000 likes and 3,800 reposts in three days.

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