Anime Review #1: Erased

Erased, also known as Boku dake ga Inai Machi (僕だけがいない街) had finished airing on 28th March 2016. Even though it has only 12 episodes, nevertheless this had became one of the best and most anticipated anime series in Winter 2016 Anime.

I am an anime lover, and I can proudly say that anime is part of my life. Anime had definitely filled in the void of my lonely heart. Even though it’s only a short moment, I can imagine myself escaping from the harsh and cruel reality and indulge into the world of two-dimensions—where the justice will be done no matter what.

This is the first anime review. Take note that this is my own opinion. May contain spoilers so please proceed at your own risk.

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Erased is a thriller anime series produced by A-1 Pictures. Original manga illustrator is Sanbe Kei (三部けい). The popularity of this anime series boomed when the renowned anime director who directed Sword Art Online, Ito Tomohiko (伊藤 智彦)directed this series. Since he’s popular of turning an anime series into an epic one, so yeah, you can anticipate how he would shorten the manga series into more thrilling sensation.

 

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And know what, Tsuchiya Tao, the famous Japanese actress, took part in Character Voice acting too! You will shocked when she is the voice character of the hero, Fujinuma Satoru as a child. According to a few news report, this is the first time she involved in voice acting and it’s so lucky that she got the main character line in the first run! 😀

Summary of the story:

The story follows Fujinuma Satoru, a man who somehow possesses an ability that enables him to travel back in time moments before a life-threatening incident, allowing him to prevent it from happening. When his mother is murdered by an unknown assailant, Satoru’s ability suddenly sends him back eighteen years to when he was still in elementary school, giving him the opportunity to prevent a kidnapping incident that took the lives of three of his classmates.

Without further ado, I will describe the cons first:

  1. So far, the only cons is too few episodes and the actual story is way more longer than this (Those who read the novel/manga should know). But sometimes a short-and-sweet anime series will leave a deeper impression to the audience isn’t it? Long-winded series aren’t that good all the time (like Naruto Shippuuden with TONS of fillers in-between the main story arcs)
  2.  Just a minor one, the title design can be better!

And now the pros (YAY):

I would like to emphasize more the pros, because this anime is excellent, and definitely it’s the best anime in Winter 2016.

  1. The soundtrack is amazing. As expected from the famous soundtrack composer Kajiura Yuki. When comes to anime soundtrack, you will definitely heard of this name before. She’s the music composer for Tsubasa Chronicles, Sword Art Online, and many more. The background music blends well with the progressing plot of the story.
  2. The storyline is epic. There’s a really huge twistplot at the beginning and the end of the story which had drawn my interest to watch it till the end. Every week, I will always anticipate its release to anime streaming website.

Therefore, what are you still waiting for! Watch this anime now! It’s worth to watch it!

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One Comment Add yours

  1. TPAB~ says:

    I like this series too. I think it’s undeniably a great series, and a lot of people can relate to the main character in some way or form. I also agree about the soundtrack. I like opening sequence, since it’s really a good way to look back on the series.
    The thriller is pretty bad though. One suspect. No thrill. Predictable. I really hoped they didn’t rush the ending.

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