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Erased 

Boku dake ga inai machi (original title)
29 year old Satoru Fujinuma is sent back in time 18 years to prevent the events leading to his mother's death, which began with a series of kidnappings in his 5th grade year.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ben Diskin ...  Satoru Fujinuma (29-years-old) 12 episodes, 2016
Shinnosuke Mitsushima ...  Satoru Fujinuma (29-years-old) 12 episodes, 2016
Michelle Ruff ...  Satoru Fujinuma (10-years-old) 12 episodes, 2016
Minami Takayama Minami Takayama ...  Sachiko Fujinuma 12 episodes, 2016
Tao Tsuchiya ...  Satoru Fujinuma (10-years-old) 12 episodes, 2016
David W. Collins ...  Gaku Yashiro 10 episodes, 2016
Sara Cravens ...  Sachiko Fujinuma 10 episodes, 2016
Mitsuru Miyamoto Mitsuru Miyamoto ...  Gaku Yashiro / ... 10 episodes, 2016
Stephanie Sheh ...  Kayo Hinazuki 10 episodes, 2016
Christine Marie Cabanos ...  Hiromi Sugita 9 episodes, 2016
Ayaka Nanase Ayaka Nanase ...  Osamu 9 episodes, 2016
Aoi Yûki ...  Kayo Hinazuki 9 episodes, 2016
Ryan Bartley ...  Osamu 8 episodes, 2016
Yukitoshi Kikuchi Yukitoshi Kikuchi ...  Kazu 8 episodes, 2016
Akari Kitô Akari Kitô ...  Hiromi Sugita 8 episodes, 2016
Erica Mendez Erica Mendez ...  Kenya Kobayashi 8 episodes, 2016
You Taichi You Taichi ...  Kenya Kobayashi 8 episodes, 2016
Bobby Thong Bobby Thong ...  Kazu 8 episodes, 2016
Carrie Keranen ...  Akemi Hinazuki 6 episodes, 2016
Mela Lee ...  Misato 5 episodes, 2016
Cherami Leigh ...  Airi Katagiri 5 episodes, 2016
Max Mittelman ...  Jun 'Yuuki' Shiratori 5 episodes, 2016
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Storyline

Struggling manga author Satoru Fujinuma is beset by his fear to express himself. However, he has a supernatural ability of being able to prevent deaths and casualties by being sent back in time before an incident occurrs, repeating time until it is prevented. One day, he is involved with an incident with his mother. Desperate to prevent the incident, he gets sent back in time only to find himself as a grade-schooler. Satoru brings himself to a new journey; using his abilty to prevent the past from changing into a deplorable future.

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Country:

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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

7 January 2016 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Town Without Me See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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In the first few volumes of the manga, Satoru teams up with Airi to use his Ability to save people from trouble, setting up a clear formula that is quickly broken when Satoru is sent back in time to the 1980s, playing it up more as a twist. The anime cut this to save time. See more »

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[repeated line]
Kayo Hinazuki: Are you stupid?
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Remade as Erased (2017) See more »

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An incredible thriller
19 February 2016 | by gugigorSee all my reviews

Erased started out as a very interesting decent anime. It already had gotten attention on just episode one. But it made insane progress on MyAnimeList. On merely episode two it was already rising through the ranks of MyAnimeList. By episode three it was already within the top 20 of the website, and with the release of episodes 4 and 5, it broke through the top TEN, an incredibly rare occasion considering the numerous episodes and efforts put into the other classic shows (such as Your Lie in April or even Code Geass). As I type this up now, with the show having 7 episodes, it is already at 6th place, threatening to overtake the legendary Hunter V. Hunter! Even though it is based on a manga, and its pace may feel a bit quick, it is still excellent for a 12-episode anime. With a very nice soundtrack and voicing, along with beautiful scenes combined with the very tense plot along with good characters, this anime brings the manga to life! With a less obvious display of the murderer than the manga, and with full suspense making the watcher want to know more, tortured by the weekly cliffhanger, Erased is looking to be one of the best anime of 2016--if not of all time! You should watch it if you like murder mystery, mind-games, psychology, tension, along with some supernatural powers.

Even so, be warned that the anime is not perfect. The ending may disappoint some who were expecting a red herring-- but those who have read the manga will not be surprised. Even so, the overall characters are in-depth, the tension is taut, and this anime is very good.

FYI: the highest this anime has been was in 4th place, threatening to overtake Gintama and/or Steins;Gate!


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