Erased

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This one is  different from the last 3, this anime is definitely a fantasy, slice of life anime. The summary explains that the main character is a manga ka who lives with this ability that he calls revival. Revival is an ability that transports him back in time a few minutes to stop bad this from happening. That, however, is all that’s written.

After watching the first 2 episodes I can say that I really like this anime. It is different and interesting. The characters are still a little flat but I am intrigued by the story. It turns out that the revival doesn’t just take him back a few minutes it takes him back to the point in time where the threat no longer exists, whether it be a few minutes or 18 years. The plot is dark, but it makes it interesting. This anime is something that I will watch till the end and encourage anyone who likes dark anime to do so as well.

Now:

I’ll be honest I was put off watching this anime because I was warned that the ending was crap, and personally I liked the ending and I’m not sure how it could be different. This anime is also known as Boku dake ga Inai Machi or Boku Machi in Japanese, and it’s based on a manga of the same name. There are 12 episodes and 8 volumes of the manga. That last manga was released in Japan on May 2nd so it looks like that might still be ongoing. There is also a live action movie that features the talented Fujiwara Tatsuya as Fujinuma Satoru, I’m excited when I can get my hands on this movie.

The story revolves around Fujinuma Satoru who has this ability to go back in time to stop bad things from happening. When he was 8 some of his classmates were abducted and killed. Now 21 years later the same threat comes back and kill his mom. He gets sent back to his elementary days to stop the person killer and then have the butterfly effect to save his mom.

The story is well constructed, and the characters are relatable. The ending is a little abrupt but I don’t know if that’s because of the manga or the fact that they only have 12 episodes so the focused on the important things first. This is a definite suggestion on my part and I like how everything doesn’t end how you would expect it.

 

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One thought on “Erased

  1. Glad you enjoyed Erased. My issue with the ending is more that the last episode they just keep talking. They actually could have cut half of the last episode out to no consequence. It was really unfortunate given everything else in the anime served a purpose and felt like it belonged. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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