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]
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!
Shows from the same studio: A-1 Pictures