In the town of Sakurada, half the population possess unique powers.
Its inhabitants live in peace, with the special powers observed by the Administration Bureau.
“I want to erase the tears of the person in front of me.” “I want my voice to reach somebody.”
The town’s powers were born to grant kind, tender wishes such as these.
Kei Asai has the power of ‘Memory Keep’, which allows the him to fully remember past experiences.
Misora Haruki has the power of ‘Reset’, which can make the world go back up to 3 days.
When Misora uses this power, she herself also loses her memories of the time before the Reset, but she teams up with Kei, who will not forget no matter what happens. Together they can remake the past and change the present.
However, there is a ‘past’ that they cannot change. 2 years before, Kei’s classmate, Sumire Souma, was lost thanks to the effect of a Reset.
Kei and Misora spend their days as part of the ‘Volunteer Club’ , where they fulfil requests from other students. At the same time, they search for a way to bring back Sumire.
They suddenly get a very unexpected request- “I want you to bring back my dead cat.”
In order to erase the ‘sadness’ of the past, this boy and girl will jump through time, changing the world.
Sagrada Reset is based on a light novel series written by Yutaka Kono with illustrations by You Shiina. There are currently five volumes available. A manga adaptation was serialized in Kadokawa Shoten’s Monthly Shonen Ace, written by Masahiko Yoshihara with seven chapters available. A two part live action movie adaptation was announced and the first part aired on 25 March 2017. The second part is scheduled to be released on 13 May 2017.
Kei and Asuna are high school students and members of the ‘service club’ at school. Members of the club use their abilities to solve a variety of problems. One day they get a request from a girl named Youka Murase, who wants them to revive her dead cat. However, there were many things that were unclear with the request. When they request information from Utsuuchi-kun, the mysterious item ‘MacGuffin’ comes up.
Minami Mirai, the girl who appeared before Kei, has lost her memories. According to ‘Hitsuchi-kun’, someone sucked out all the information with their ability. The accident they worked on turns into a murder case.
Youka Murase has the ability to ‘Erase all the things she touches’. She got closer to Kei for the sole purpose of getting her hands on ’McGuffin.’ Now she wants to take the lives of Kei and Haruki using her ability.
Three months earlier. Kei and Haruki had just had their high school entrance ceremony and were convinced by Tsushima to join the Service Club. They then get their first request. A girl named Sawako Sera is trapped in a marble because of her ability. Tsushima tells them to do a reset and look at the situation before the incident. Instead of commanding a reset, Kei instead talks to Sawako Sera.
Eri Oka, the girl with the red eyes, doesn’t trust Kei and says she will steal Haruki’s ability to reset. Back in the day, Kei helped her get over a difficult time with her family, but she says she hates the Kei now, who had changed compared to before. Murase, who starts to investigate Oka due to Kei’s request, has an encounter with her and gets attacked.
Eri Oka, who managed to steal Kei’s ability with the picture ability, tries to rob Haruki’s reset ability, while the ‘System without a name’ known as ‘Witch’ advances with the plan. Sasano also starts to advance, without revealing the secret to his ability. And Eri Oka, who wants to make the ability of the witch her own as well, starts to attack the bureau.
Four years ago, it was the summer vacation in the 6th grade of elementary school when he was invited in Sakurada. It was the first time Kei saw an ‘ability’ and because he became interested in Sakurada and the abilities that come with living in the town, he started to investigate them. And while doing it, his own ability started to develop. And then Kei got contacted by the bureau for his memory ability. That’s when he met a woman called Sakuin-san.
Kei was absent from school due to a cold. Mirai Minami tells Haruki to go and visit Kei to see if he is all right, because it shows you care and because a cold and love have nothing to do with each other. And then she tells her how to cure a cold, ‘If you kiss, the cold will be cured.’ Without having anything to say against it, Haruki goes to visit Kei.
Kei starts to investigate the ‘World of Dreams’ as requested by the bureau. Honoka Katagiri, who has been in a coma for nine years, is said to have created an exact copy of Sakurada, because that is her ability. He plans to have an experiment that has something to do with Sumire Soma. But when Kei and Haruki enter the World of Dreams, they meet a girl named Michiru.
In the dream world, Kei learns about the ‘Stray Cat House Man’. It is said that he holds an ability called ‘scenario manuscript’. From Seika Nonoo, he is asked to remember ‘Number 407 in the script’. Using information he gains from Chiruchiru, he heads to the old man’s place. Meanwhile, Sumire Souma is in the dream world and meets Michiru.
When Michiru was still ‘Honoka Katagiri,’ she could do anything in the dream world, and grant those who came any wishes. But the Stray Cat House Man warns her, ‘There are some things you lose by giving.’
Sasane Ukawa judges the dream world to not be right and she announces that she will destroy this world.
In the real world, Honoka Katagiri’s condition suddenly worsens. The dream world, in which she is supposed to be, starts to disappear and she doesn’t wish to use her ability any longer. It isn’t much different than a suicide, seeing as she can’t wake up in the real world an she is losing the dream world. In the meantime, Nonoo is visiting the Stray Cat House Man. In the real world, he is an old man that can’t even walk.
Today is the school festival of Kei’s school. Kei and Haruki are playing lovers in the play, but in the last scene, Haruki just can’t manage to smile. Haruki realized how she feels about Kei and can’t face it honestly. Thanks to the help of Youka Murase and Tomoki Nakano, Kei manages to get some time alone with Haruki. And then…
Kei has managed to memorize ‘Scenario 407’. That’s where was written what happened in the first year that the bureau was founded, about forty years ago. There were only three people with special abilities in this world and they would become the first members of the bureau who started planning the future of Sakurada and of the abilities. Then Kei gets contacted by Hitsuchi-kun with some very unexpected information.
The bureau starts to regulate those with dangerous abilities through Eri Oka’s ability. In the middle of it, Sasane Ukawa receives a request to use her ability. Due to the incident that occurs because of this, they bureau makes further regulations. Kei has predicted this outcome and asks for Youka Murase and Seika Nonoo to help him with their abilities to look for Ukawa.
Kei has found out the real intentions of the bureau. While he is worrying about Haruki, Sumire comes to his place just like she announced. There, Sumire starts to reveal various mysteries she has kept so far. Then she proceeds to make chicken curry like she promised and tells Kei she wants to use his shower.
A day like nothing happened. Sagrada is peaceful. A day like any other. While eating lunch on the school roof, they talk about future dreams. Kei Asai remembers the taste of his mother’s chicken curry. It was similar to the curry Sumire Soma made yesterday. Kei wants to see his mother and visit the city in which he was raised. There he meets an unexpected person.
Urachi started to have doubts about the progress of his own plan. Urachi is starting to target Kei and those involved with him together with Sakuin-san and Kagaya. In the meantime, Kei starts to gather those he met around himself and with the trump card Sumire Soma entrusted him, he starts to look for Sumire’s whereabouts. And then Kei collides with Urachi and the others head first.
Eri Oka, who is helping Urachi with his plan, and Kei face each other. Kei is completely defeated by Eri. He then guides Eri to the place were Haruki and the others are waiting. Ukawa is waiting there and then they get a message from Urachi. Kei is telling Urachi what he knows and has thought about so far.
Kei and Urachi have a direct talk mediated by Tsushima. They talk about the request to not take any hostages or kidnap anybody. Meanwhile, Kei’s friends are looking for a way to escape. Haruki, who is trusting Kei and is waiting for him, gets chased by Sakuin-san and Kagaya. And then Kei tries to persuade Urachi…
While doing everything she can for the future of Sakurada, Sumire Soma falls into a crisis. Kei tries to save her, and there is also Haruki, who tries to save Kei. All three of them are determined, willed and sure of their choice. Kei and Haruki are forced to make a decision that allows no mistake…