Cover Art Finalised For ERASED Another Record (On sale 3/30) High praise from creator Sanbe Kei!
ERASED (Boku Dake Ga Inai Machi) has sold over 2.9 million comics, and has sourced both an anime and live action movie. The cover design for ERASED Another Record (created by Sanbe Kei, written by Ninomae Hajime) has recently been completed. Kadokawa Inc. is preparing to put the spinoff novel on sale this coming March 30th. Creator Sanbe Kei is on record praising the novel.
ERASED Another Record is the epilogue to the capture of a serial child kidnapper and murderer. The criminal is sentenced to death, but discovery of his personal memoirs leads to a reversal of the sentence based on his psychological state. Although the second court finds him not guilty, the defendant dismisses his own lawyer before the case is to be tried at the final appellate court. Enter youthful Kobayashi Kenya, a court-appointed defense attorney. Kenya himself, however, is close friends with Fujinuma Satoru, who was initially responsible for chasing down and capturing the criminal after a fierce battle. Fighting through the tumultuous feelings that befit his close connection to the case, Kenya must find out what the criminal’s true intent is.
Series creator Sanbe Kei put his own pen to work on the cover for the novel. The cover features two men with everything above their noses out of frame. It is a deeply meaningful design, but who are the two characters? In order to find that out, you will have to get your hands on the book itself!
Sanbe Kei had words of praise for the novel.
“Reading this book I am reminded that when push comes to shove, it is our morals and ethics that we are left with. As far as I am concerned, Ninomae Hajime is another Ranpo [celebrated Japanese fiction author].”
An admirer of Edogawa Ranpo since childhood, there is little more that Sanbe could say in reverence of this work.
This novel delves deep into questions of true justice. A serial child kidnapper and murderer has offered a horrifying confession, but shocking events unfold as this mystery is unveiled and new truths come to light. This powerful story delves deeper into its source material. Don’t miss it!
About ERASED Another Record
A shocking story following the events after a criminal’s capture. Creator Sanbe Kei sings its praises. A powerful work that delves deeply into its source material.
As a result of Fujinuma Satoru’s heroic pursuit, a serial child kidnapper and murderer is finally apprehended. The criminal is sentenced to death at the first trial, but the discovery of his memoirs, filled with reference to spice use form the basis of an appeal in which his mental state is taken into consideration and the original sentence is overturned. He is found not guilty. The prosecution immediately appeals the result, and the defendant inexplicably dismisses his lawyer who had just won him his freedom. Young court-appointed defense lawyer Kobayashi Kenya is selected to replace the criminal’s lawyer at the final appeal trial. Kenya, however, is a close friend of the criminal’s captor, and undoubtedly has a conflict of interest. Kenya, fighting through his confused feelings, must pour over the memoirs to uncover the criminal’s most enigmatic inner secrets, and in the process reexamine his own sense of justice. At long last the trial reaches the highest appellate court, and new truths start to come to light.
The “True Criminal’s Memoirs” are now available in the Bungei Kadokawa issues November 2015 through March 2016!
ERASED Another Record
Creator: Sanbe Kei
Author: Ninomae Hajime (Nitroplus)
Release: March 30 2016 (tentative)
Price: 1000 yen + tax
Page count: 232 (estimated)
Format: Soft cover B6 size
Serialisation: Bungei Kadokawa November 2015 edition – March 2016 edition + others
Publisher: Kadokawa Inc.
Hokkaido-born manga artist. His work ERASED (Boku Dake Ga Inai Machi) has been nominated for the Cartoon Grand Prize (Manga Taisho) three years running. ERASED is a best seller, and has spawned anime and live-action versions. His other notable works include Kamiyadori and Hoozuki No Shima.
Novelist. Affiliated with Nitroplus. Notable works include the Yushiki and Phenomenon series, and Young Girl Kinema.
What is ERASED?
Ne’er-do-well manga artist Fujinuma Satoru (29) has a strange ability that rewinds time when terrible events or accidents occur. The murder of his mother triggers a time slip that takes him back 18 years to Hokkaido, when he was in fifth grade. Now in the past, Fujinuma must do everything in his power to save his classmate Kayo Hinazuki from a serial child kidnapper and murderer that would take her life.
Its seven volumes have sold over 2.9 million copies. It has ranked for two consecutive years (2014, 2015) in the Cartoon Grand Prize (Manga Taisho) charts, and is nominated again in 2016.
“This manga is amazing! (Boys edition) (Takarajima) Ranked three consecutive years.
“The All-Japan ‘You’ve Got To Read This Manga’ Selected by 3000 Manga Stores” (Entermix magazine, February edition) First place.
Currently, ERASED is being serialised to high acclaim in Young Ace. A shocking “retrograde chronology” suspense mystery!
Official Site: http://www.kadokawa.co.jp/sp/bokumachi/