Manga lovers were thrilled when this Kei Sanbe illustrated series was selected for an anime adaption which was realized in 2016. In Japanese, it's known as Boku Dake ga Inai Machi which literally translates to "The Town Where Only I Am Missing".
It’s a fictional story about a guy named Satoru Fujinuma who suddenly possesses the ability to go back in time and prevent life-threatening situations to save people’s lives.
But the story takes a turn when this ability takes him eighteen years back to the moment when his mother was murdered and gives him a chance to save her. Will he be able to save her? If yes, then HOW? All these questions will be answered once you start watching this series.
Fans were desperately waiting for any news about Erased season 2 after the first season was a hit which left them craving for more. But unfortunately, no news has been announced yet regarding Erased season 2 so you will have to wait for a little more!
Although the series ended 5 years ago on a satisfactory note so it is highly unlikely that there will be another season but continuous love and support from fans may change the minds of the creators. Because everything is fair in love, war, and anime!
However, the following are some other versions of this series that will keep you entertained while you’re waiting for Erased season 2.
It was decided to make a live-action film on this series which debuted in the theatres of Japan on 19th March 2016.
Seeing the gaining popularity of this series Netflix picked it up and soon after announced that they will be reviewing a different take on this series and will present it in the form of a 12 episode long live-action web drama.
This version was released on 15th December 2017 and attracted many people including the individuals who don’t even watch anime. It was highly praised by all of them as it fully covered the storyline from the manga as compared to the film and perfectly depicted the emotions of the characters.
The cast of this series consists of Tatsuya Fujiwara as Satoru Fujinuma, Kasumi Arimura as Airi Katagiri, Kento Hayashi as Jun Shiratori, Seiji Fukushi as Kenya Kobayashi, and many more who made this series successful with their acting skills and most likely to be seen in Erased season 2 if that ever happens.
For all the readers, there is also a spin-off novel adaption to this series available named Boku Dake ga Inai Machi: Re, written by Hajime Ninomae. This novel pays more attention to the story of Kayo Hinazuki who was one of the child victims in the original manga.
Are you new to the anime world and don’t know where to start from? We are here to help! If you’re not ready to commit to Naruto or Dragon Ball and want to start with some short ones, then ‘Erased’ might be the perfect one to start from. Instead of reading a manga, you can switch to this live-action web series which is only 12 episodes long.
WARNING! This drama has a lot of cliffhangers which might make you complete it in one go! So for all the people looking for a good murder mystery or interested in fiction, you can add this to your watchlist.
Every episode creates a lot of suspense which makes it more interesting than the film which is shorter and has left out a few scenes from the original storyline. Nevertheless, the film does satisfy the viewers for the most part but after watching the anime people mostly preferred the web series.
The plot has so many elements that can be explored through Erased season 2. For instance, the time-travel concept can be used to create more different and complex stories.
Another option can be to explore the story from the killer’s perspective or simply picking up the story after Satoru and Airi meet again maybe with a hint of romance?
In other words, Erased season 2 can be headed in various directions if the creators decide to do so. Fans have loved the first season and would be delighted to go on this time-travel adventure again.
All in all, ‘Erased’ is one of the few successful books to screen adaptions in the industry which is a perfect watch for our mystery & thriller lovers. The various adaptations make it possible to please different kinds of audiences whether they love manga or not!
It deserves to continue and explore different angles of the plot and we’re all sure that Erased season 2 would receive just as much, if not more, positive response from all fans around the world.
Yes, the anime will end at 12 episodes with the same ending as the manga. Yes, the manga has also ended. But the author is going to do a spinoff.
It's called Erased in English because Satoru is “erased” from his town, even though he saved 3 lives to end up that way.
Despite Satoru succeeding, by the time Gaku reveals himself to be the killer, Satoru ended up taking the place of the three original victims on the day of the killing. Fortunately, Satoru survived but would be in a coma which he would not wake from until 2003.
After beating Kayo, Akemi dunked her head into a cold sink filled with water, nearly drowning her. She did this so her wounds would heal quickly since she would otherwise be found out. When she was locked up in the shack, the kidnapper broke in and killed her.
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