ERASED, or Boku Dake Ga Inai Machi, is considered as one of this winter 2016 season’s best anime, by both critics and fans alike. Kei Sanbe’s mystery manga is also getting a live-action movie adaptation, and its official YouTube channel has now started streaming the movie’s latest trailer, which introduces us to the manga’s protagonist, Satoru, played by Tatsuya Fujiwara (live-action Rurouni Kenshin’s Makoto Shishio) as an adult, and Tsubasa Nakagawa as a grade school boy.
The trailer also features the movie’s theme song, “Hear ~Shinjiaeta Akashi~” by Chise Kanna. The video gives us a peek at Satoru’s time travel powers, known as “Revival,” and the mystery he must solve in order to prevent his mother’s death from happening. That mystery involves a girl named Kayo, who Satoru knew as a classmate back in grade school, and her death in the past will affect his life in the future. Here is the movie’s cinematic poster:
The movie’s cast will comprise of:
- Tatsuya Fujiwara as Satoru Fujinuma
- Kasumi Arimuraas Airi Katagiri
- Yuriko Ishida as Satoru’s mother
- Mitsuhiro Oikawa as Satoru’s elementary school teacher.
- Rio Suzuki as Kayo Hinazuki
- Tsubasa Nakagawa as Young Satoru
- Tetta Sugimoto
- Kento Hayashi
- Seiji Fukushi
- Kanna Mori
Meanwhile, as for the manga itself, Young Ace Magazine has announced that the manga itself will be ending in March, and that the anime will be able to catch up with the manga’s ending. The final chapter will be coming with the April 2016 edition of Young Ace Magazine, which will be released on 4 March.
Not only will the manga end in March, but the month is also very important to the series as the live-action movie is slated to premiere on 19 March, just a few weeks removed from when the manga’s final chapter will be released. The manga itself has been nominated for the Manga Taisho Awards, and the awarding ceremony will be on 29 March. Should ERASED win the award, this would truly mean that next month would be the biggest one in the franchise.