So, this past weekend, I finished an anime series called Erased (I honestly keep typing “Escaped” for some reason, I don’t know why). It’s a mini series that was released in 2016. Originally, it is a manga series written and illustrated by Kei Sanbe with the Japanese title Boku take ga Inai Machi.
Cadarius is the one who started it first, and I really wasn’t into trying to start ANOTHER anime (since we’re in the middle of watching Naruto Shippuden for the second time, and I’m kinda sorta watching Attack on Titan), but after he watched the first few episodes, he said he thought it was something I’d really like. So I decided to give it a go.
And it was truly one of the best animes I’ve ever watched. I loved the mystery/detective/thriller of it all!
The plot of this anime is that 29-year-old Satoru Fujinuma experiences this thing he calls “revival,” in which he can travel back in time for up to a certain point (only minutes though), and he must hinder a disaster that occurs within that time frame from happening. When his mother is murdered, he is sent back 18 years into the past in order to prevent certain events from occurring that will lead up to this tragic situation.
I won’t give you anymore details so I don’t spoil it, but I loved every episode of this show. It kept me on my toes, always wondering what was going to happen next!
I feel sort of lame saying that the main character is my favorite character (because it usually is for me with anime…Naruto, Goku…), but Satoru was truly the most precious character, and I loved his personality, both as a child and as an adult!
A close second would be his mother, Sachiko Fujinuma. She was always so in tune with her son, both as an adult and a child, to the point that Satoru would call her “witch” several times through the anime 😂 But she seemed like the coolest mom a kid could have within such a dark storyline.
I don’t want to give too much away because you really need to watch it for yourself! It’s only one season with 12 episodes, so it’s an easy watch, and it’s available on Netflix! If anyone who’s reading this has seen it, let’s chat in the comments about it! Otherwise, watch it for yourself, and come back and chat it up with the rest of us!