We watched Japanese drama ‘Erased’ on Netflix, known as the manga Boku dake ga Inai Machi (僕だけがいない街, lit. The Town Without Me) the series is written and illustrated by Kei Sanbe and in 2012 and 2016 was featured in Young ace magazine. It’s been marked as fantasy, drama and mystery, it’s first release date was on the 17th of february 2017.
Also known as: 僕だけがいない街 Boku dake ga Inai Machi
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Airing period: December 17th 2017 on Netflix.
Yûki Furukawa as Satoru Fujinuma
Reo Uchikawa as Satoru Fujinuma (age 10)
Rin Kakihara as Kayo Hinazuki
Tomoka Kurotani as Sachiko Fujinuma .
**Warning spoilers might be below. Do not read if you want to see the drama without any major spoilers**
The drama begins in 2006 with Satoru Fujinuma, an aspiring manga writer who has his manga once again rejected by his publisher, forcing him to continue working as a deliveryman to support himself. Satoru has the ability to “Rewind”, in which he is sent back to a point in the near past to prevent a person around him from enduring a fatal accident. One day, Satoru’s mother, Sachiko, stays with him for the weekend. While the two are outside, Sachiko senses a man about to abduct a girl and makes Satoru remember a tragedy that happened 19 years before. Sachiko passes this information to a friend of hers, but when she is alone in Satoru’s apartment, she is murdered. Satoru unsuccessfully gives chase to the killer; before he is captured by the police, who accuse him of Sachiko’s murder. Satoru’s Rewind activates and, to his surprise, he is sent 18 years into the past, back to his elementary school life in Hokkaido.
From here on out Satoru jumps back and forth in years, trying to safe people who had become his friends, but in the end he finds out who the actual killer is and he does his best to try and stop him.
This is the type of drama’s I really enjoy, it kept making me want to watch more and more and I binge watched the entire season in one night. I absolutely loved it and I felt a lot of strong feelings for Satoru.
It’s based mainly around Satoru but he isn’t just a boy of ten, he’s the older Satoru in his ten year old self. It adds a lot to the mystique of the show.
It’s too bad it’s just one season but I got sucked in from the first episode and I had to know who the killer is, why this is happening to Satoru. I’d tell everyone to watch it and you can watch it here: WATCH ERASED HERE ON NETFLIX