ERASED – ADB

Alternative Titles

English: ERASED
Synonyms: The Town Where Only I am Missing, BokuMachi
Japanese: 僕だけがいない街

 

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2016 to Mar 25, 2016
Premiered: Winter 2016
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:55 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)

Synopsis

When tragedy is about to strike, Satoru Fujinuma finds himself sent back several minutes before the accident occurs. The detached, 29-year-old manga artist has taken advantage of this powerful yet mysterious phenomenon, which he calls “Revival,” to save many lives.

However, when he is wrongfully accused of murdering someone close to him, Satoru is sent back to the past once again, but this time to 1988, 18 years in the past. Soon, he realizes that the murder may be connected to the abduction and killing of one of his classmates, the solitary and mysterious Kayo Hinazuki, that took place when he was a child. This is his chance to make things right.

Boku dake ga Inai Machi follows Satoru in his mission to uncover what truly transpired 18 years ago and prevent the death of his classmate while protecting those he cares about in the present.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Review

Erased had a massive following initially, and from what I can tell everyone pretended to not like it nearly as much once the show had ended. Probably because of it’s disappointing reveal at the end which many people didn’t like even though I was ok with it.

So a guy has his mum murdered and travels back in time to try and find the killer. The idea of a man trapped in a boy’s body, his own body from the past, is interesting because it makes you think about what you could have done differently when you were a kid.

If you could go back to your past and change things I wouldn’t really want too because I wouldn’t want to repeat everything, I’ve put a lot of work in to get to this point so I’d rather not have to do it again! That’s more the arguments for why I don’t want to wind back a few months in time but if you transported back into your child body then there is no doubt that you would capitalise on this, buy a bunch of bit coin and never work again. This premise is what attracts me to the show so much.

It’s not perfect, the characters act a lot older than they should and there’s a lack of suspects, making me think it was this mysterious genius hiding in the background that we’ve not seen ever, kind of, that’s what I wanted it to be because it made the most sense to me at the time. A big problem with the mystery genre that I have is that the criminal always has to be one of the characters and can’t be a psycho genius so good at covering his tracks that we never see him! That plot point would kind of suck anyway but it seems like a genuinely possible thing to happen for me!

The environment and world seems really cool to me and I love the interaction between the characters. Most popular runaway shows like this have a strong start and fall towards the end and that’s definitely true here.

I can assure you that you have a high chance of being sucked into this show’s world and ideas, it’s not just interesting and I like the interaction and crime solving that goes on in the background. It has plenty of flaws but I reckon it’s still worth your time!

Recommended

Re:Life

Shows from the same genre: Mystery, psychological, Seinen, Supernatural

Shows from the same studio: A-1 Pictures

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8 thoughts on “ERASED – ADB

  1. I really enjoyed Erased. It isn’t a great mystery given the lack of suspects making it more or less impossible not to figure out who the villain is early in the piece, but I really enjoyed the characters and the story. After watching Erased while it was airing I almost immediately talked a friend into binge watching it with me over the weekend and she absolutely loved it as well (though the OP may have had something to do with that).

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    • The OP is really good, I like the visuals and it’s just great to listen too! I have it saved in my music folder as well! With a mystery story it’s not a good show if the process of solving it isn’t interesting. This one didn’t have a good mystery but interesting episodes which made up for it for me.

      I read ahead in the manga so I didn’t have the annoyance with the main villain because I found out who it was on the same day so the way it was done felt less bad to me as well.

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  2. I think I’m one of the few people who didn’t like Erased, even at the beginning. I didn’t like any of the characters and I thought it had a total lack of any style.

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    • Yeah I can see why you wouldn’t like it, I thought it was insanely stylized and loved the snow aesthetic, it felt cool. The characters weren’t the best and the reveal at the end wasn’t good either. I guess I liked the time travel idea and more dark nature of the story.

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