ERASED (Boku Dake ga Inai Machi) – Introduction
If you could rewind the time – your personal time, not everybody else’s time – and if such a phenomenon is callled “revival,” you can imagine what it is like to be Satoru Fujinuma, a man who was quite frustratingly brought face to face with his past. The story is a thriller, written and illustrated by Kei Sanbe, including a back-in-time feature and is titled ‘ERASED (Boku Dake ga Inai Machi)’.
The original manga was published on KADOKAWA’s YOUNG ACE magazine in 2012, and has won multiple notable awards concecutively between 2014 and 2015. Celebrities and book store staff sent waves of glowing reviews, making this manga outstanding among the rest.
Get ready to embrace the anime adaptation of ‘ERASED (Boku Dake ga Inai Machi)’. The creative directing is a result of a meticulously calculated approach. The realistic artwork, the soundeffects and music amp up the story. The characters bring the story to life.
Satoru Fujinuma is a young struggling manga artist who hasn’t produced any commercial hit. He is glowingly unpleased with a bizzare phenomenon that only affects himself, but not the rest of the world.
He calls it “revival.” It turns back time to the moment right before something bad happens to him. It keeps rewinding time over and over again, until, the cause of trouble is removed. To Satoru, it feels like someone is forcing him to prevent those bad things to happen.
However, one day, an incident brings a huge turn to the revival phenomenon.
When Satoru comes face to face with his past, what is the truth he would discover? What is waiting for him in the future…?
Original Creator:Kei Sanbe
Series Composition:Taku Kishimoto
Character Design:Keigo Sasaki
Color Design:Azusa Sasaki
Art Director:Masaru Sato
Art Design:Hiroyuki Hasegawa
Director of Photography:Toshiaki Aoshima
CG Director:Shinji Nasu
Sound Director:Yoshikazu Iwanami
Anime Production:A-1 Pictures
Satoru Fujinuma:Tao Tsuchiya, Shinnosuke Mitsushima
Kayo Hinazuki:Aoi Yuki
Airi Katagiri:Chinatsu Akasaki
Jun Shiratori:Takahiro Mizushima
Swako Fujinuma:Minami Tkayama
Manabu Yashiro:Mitsuru Miyamoto
©Kei SANBE 2015／KADOKAWA