ERASED(Boku Dake ga Inai Machi) – #02
- Summary of Episode 2
KONNICHIWA! Emi again!
ERASED (Boku dake ga Inai Machi) is the anime I like the most in this season. And today, I would like to talk about the highlights from ERASED (Boku dake ga Inai Machi) Episode 2.
The murder of Satoru’s mother has caused Satoru’s ability (Revival) to send him back to 1988 (eighteen years ago) when he was still a kid. Now he is physically a child that is emotionally an adult.
Summary of the Episode 2
Satoru was sent back to 1988 by his ability ‘Revival’, which gives him the opportunity to go back in time and fix stuff in order to avoid his mother getting killed in the future. He swears to himself that he will save his mother and fixes what he thinks is weird.
But why 1988? What needs to be fixed here?
Just when Satoru runs out of thoughts, a girl passes through him.
Highlight 1 The reunion with Satoru’s mother
The moment when Satoru sees his mother, still alive, he bursted into tears. This moment really got me. I bet Satoru must be overwhelmed with all kinds of feelings when he sees his mum. In this episode, Satoru really appreciates that he could spend time with his mother again and feels responsible to save his mother from getting killed in the future.
Highlight 2 The distance he has with Kayo Hinazuki
The reason why Satoru is back in 1988 is because there is something not right 18 years ago. Satoru suspects that the death of Hinazuki, his classmate, might be the key to save his mother. He starts approaching Hinazuki since then, though no matter how he approaches her, she seems to be keeping a distance from him. Yet, Satoru decides that he will not give up and continues his approach towards Hinazuki by inviting her to his birthday party.
Through being with Hinazuki, Satoru becomes more positive and starts to build better relationships with people around him. What sort of relationship will Satoru build with Hinazuki is something to look forward to in
the next episode!
©Kei SANBE 2015／KADOKAWA