Boku dake ga Inai Machi


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Alternative Titles

English: ERASED
Synonyms: The Town Where Only I am Missing, BokuMachi
Japanese: 僕だけがいない街


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2016 to Mar 25, 2016
Premiered: Winter 2016
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:55 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Manga
Genres: MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: PsychologicalPsychological
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.331 (scored by 10742761,074,276 users)
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Ranked: #2042
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Popularity: #30
Members: 1,667,903
Favorites: 40,075

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When someone you hold dear is met the fate of losing their life, and you have the ability to go back in time to that moment to try and save them, do you have what it takes to do it? In Steins;Gate, science is used to create a time a machine, rewinding the clock and changing the course of fate and time by saving the one life (or two) In Erased, it is a slightly more chaotic as there is no science involved, only a lingering sense of guilt and the ability to rewind the clock before a drastic event occurs. These parallel lines were what  read more 
report Recommended by Midori-tan
Similar concept of adult going back in time into body of his younger self and tries to change the past to save a girl close to him. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
Imagine a world where fate demands to be corrected and it is willing to go through an endless binding cycle to achieve that purpose. The curse of time travel being portrayed at its best where the ones involved either witness gruesome deaths or experience it themselves. Happy endings are hard to come by but the future remains uncertain, it is up to the individual to decide the closure they deserve. ‘Boku dake ga Inai Machi’ showcases a game of cat and mouse that has seen it being dragged on for over 10 years in which all the tragedies that unfolded before us are planned by one  read more 
report Recommended by ShanaFlame
If you want a good story, supernatural forces, and a tear-jerker, this is a great show. 
report Recommended by 21_Wishes
Both series feature a main character that, through a miraculous event of self-justice, are put in a youthful setting in hopes to solve a major problem in their lives. While Erased focuses on the character progression of those around the main character, ReLIFE is primarily focused on the main character himself. Although both stories are presented as a mature personality in a younger body-- there are still clear differences in the tone, considering Erased is based on a middle school life, while ReLIFE is set in a final year of high school. Tension is much lower in ReLIFE, since it's not a  read more 
report Recommended by ishJJx3
Surprised there aren't more people drawing connections between these two... Similar in terms of genre and tone (psychological suspense/thriller), in addition to overall visual style (initially thought they might have been the same studio). In terms of plot, both follow the travails of powerful children facing dark/sinister, still-more-powerful antagonists, which leads to the cat-and-mouse pacing of each episode. Prime differences would be in setting ("Boku dake..."/"Erased" is more realistically grounded, despite the key plot device motivating the central arc of the story, vs. the futuristic sci-fi/fantasy world of "Yakusoku..."/"Promised Neverland"), and protagonist focus ("Boku dake..."/"Erased" largely centers on the perspective of one MC, vs. "Yakusoku..."/"Promised  read more 
report Recommended by KVM117
Anohana is a dramatic, intense and emotional train ride about overcoming childhood trauma. Erased is similar, with a science fiction twist with more of a mystery element.  
report Recommended by HaruHaru304
Both are anime about how to find the criminal among usual people and to prove his guilt. Also, both have supernatural moments, though Boku is a smarter one. 
report Recommended by Laora-inn
In both cases the main character becomes a child after get involved with a criminal act. Then, he has to discover the reason behind with help of their "new" friends, hiding the true of himself and what he really knows. 
report Recommended by DJackerick
Very similar. Extreme plot twists and many other similarities that I can't say without spoiling one or the other. If you like one, you're sure to like the other! Lovable characters and great, captivating, gripping plotlines. 
report Recommended by PoptartGladiator
Both these shows kind of give off the same vibe. Something weird is going on due to the past events of character's childhood. Mystery and serious undertones.  
report Recommended by Lylaaz
There are several factors that provide some similarities between both shows. For one thing, the main protagonist's have a mental age that surpasses far more than they appear to be, giving them the advantage of years of experience and wisdom. The key theme between the two is mystery solving for the purpose of finding out the truth and uncovering the culprit behind the murders and preventing it by whatever means possible.  
report Recommended by IchiroEX
- Both share psychological and supernatural genre. - Both are trying to explain the disappearance of children. - Both reflect the differences between the mind of a child and the mind of an adult. - Both are destined for mature people (R+17 ranking). - Both made by A-1 Pictures studio. 
report Recommended by Tomaton
These shows are very similar and are both awesome. Both shows deal with time travel to help victims, investigations, psychopaths and similar societal issues. A lot of heartwarming moments in both too, prepare some tissues! The aesthetic is also very similar, and episodes of both shows end with suspens. 
report Recommended by -Shion
These two are very similar in the way that the mc wants to "save" or "help" a female character, in their childhood years. Koe no Katachi is more about regret and the mc is trying to make up for it, while Erased is just trying to prevent something from happening. There are no "fantasy" elements to Koe No Katachi however. Both are kind of about human bonds. KNK has a more emotional growth to it, while Erased it's just Satoru trying to fix his problem, but not necessarily becoming super close to the girl (they have moments but i wouldn't say theyre close.) Both are  read more 
report Recommended by Asstastic
Basically same story but Madoka is much darker and depressing. 
report Recommended by DeidaraSanji
-Both anime are full of mystery and suspense. -Both share psychological genre. -They both deal with serious topics (murder in Subete ga F ni naru & murder/child-kidnappings in Erased) -Both have great soundtracks. -Also, both are from "A-1 Pictures" studio. 
report Recommended by vishalingle92
-Both are about the male protagonist trying to save the heroine from the clutches of the opposing force -Both have a similar time travel element to them -Both have a similar method of developing and presenting their characters to the audience, which sees them with obvious surface level traits that are easy for the audience to attach to 
report Recommended by thelectricow
Both anime have to do with time travel and changing the past. tatami galaxy is more comedic and erased is more serious. Both are very enjoyable. 
report Recommended by Weeaboi420
Boku dake ga Inai Machi involves a main male character who is working things out mostly by himself and solving a mystery. It is suspenseful and psychological. Gosick is similar in the aspect that there is a main male character, and there are many mysteries to be solved, although the main character does not do it alone. Time is a key element in both shows, and flashbacks and other imaginings are common in Gosick. Some female characters show resemblance in both shows, and one of the only major differences is the time setting.  
report Recommended by cleokei
Erased is faster paced and not all the plot development is as justified as ghost hound. Both psychological mystery anime, both have similar looking MC, both do a good job at a similarly creepy and atmospheric feel. 
report Recommended by jetkn
Adult protagonist with unsatisfying life gets send back in time and ends up in his childhood in his body as a child. One chooses to take this opprotunity to endgage in ecchi escapades while the other one tries to solve a murder mystery. Both are seinen. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
If Steins Gate and Higurashi had a child, it would be Boku dake. Boku dake has the same dark vibes as Higurashi. The aim of both is to stop a tragedy by gaining new knowledge with each iteration of events that have happened. 
report Recommended by xxwattcherxx
Both have suspenseful themes revolving around the mystery of the death of a person. Even though Boku dake ga Inai Machi has a more supernatural sense, I believe that the two are alike due to their similar "dark" themes. 
report Recommended by Dignity
Both these series play with the idea of time travel and its consequences. Both deal with interpersonal relationships as well as the loss of a loved one really well. Honestly, both had me on an emotional roller coaster and were good at investing the viewer into their world. They reminded me of each other not only plot-wise, but atmosphere-wise as well. If you like one, try the other.  
report Recommended by typicalotaku
Both are thrillers/mysteries featuring MCs who can manipulate time. 
report Recommended by me_here_me_there
Transcending universal logic for the sake of an individual may seem like something common, but the feat is not an easy one at that. Both Erased and WEP follow characters who will do their utmost to save those with varying importance to their lives. Erased does this with Satoru jumping through time for the sake of saving 3 individuals soon to die due to a serial killer. WEP does this with teenage girls wanting to save those dearest to them through fighting against evil. Both are pretty somewhat good psychological anime. WEP having action to add on than the mystery/detective type story in Erased.  
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Both mystery series are prime examples of plots that bite off far more than they can chew and, in the end, have disappointing conclusions. Both series have engaging premises and well-developed build-up; however, in both cases, a proper ending is missing. Both series flourish with intriguing questions, but fail where it really matters - the answer.  
report Recommended by Ariscottle
They may not be the same , but both have mystery and thriller in their genres, and both have a deep story plot that would make one glued to it.  
report Recommended by La_Matona301
The main character causes a mistake in their past they need to fix, but don't know what exactly it was. They spend their time in a child's body during elementary/middle school but with a different mentality than what is expected from other students of their age. Both have a heroine who lives a troubled life and the protagonist tries to get them out of that situation. The major difference in Erased is that the protagonist is still alive in the present, while in Colorful they are in the afterlife.  
report Recommended by Jerkhov
They're similar in how both of the main characters are isolated from most people and often have inner narrations throughout the story. They both have events in their past that are often brought up and are relevant to the plot. They share psychological and seinen genres, which makes them feel similar as well. Not to mention, both series deal with very dark topics, like suicide (NHK) and kidnapping (ERASED). 
report Recommended by PaperCutAssassin
Fate is a major part of both of these series. Both revolve around actions taken place in the past, and the consequences those have had on the present.  
report Recommended by TheJCLoser
Both series main villains are serial killers, which is pretty rare for anime in general. If you like that kind of story, you'll probably enjoy these anime. 
report Recommended by Kiwii_121
Hunt for the serial killer. Id:Invaded and Erased both give Sakaido and Satoru respectively a task in which they both have to find a serial killer. Though Id:Invaded is much more psychological, with multiple different mysteries to solve, doing so by jumping into different criminals Ids. Erased is a darker mystery with one solve case which leads to the serial killer as the end target, for the hope of saving classmate Kayo from her death. Despite differences, both anime have an end goal which leads to the target masterminds of serial killers. Id:Invaded is a perplexing bundle of mysteries in which the great detective Sakaido must  read more 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Both revolve around time travel and the main protagonist's prime goal is to save someone using time travel 
report Recommended by SouryaTushar
In both shows main character is framed for murder he did not committ and use his supernatural powers to find the true culprit. 
report Recommended by Piromysl
Same feeling of helpless excitement/tension. Both bring a certain sense of relief when things go right and a feeling of dread when it goes wrong. MCs are a lot alike too. Helpless at first but well rounded and tactical later on.  
report Recommended by seventhproxy
If Winter 2015 has DEATH PARADE, well, Winter 2016 has ERASED. Both anime employ the mysterious and psychological atmosphere in their respective series. Because of the mystery content of these animes, you will be looking forward to watch the succeeding episodes to unlock your curiosity.  
report Recommended by salamander02
- They showcase both main characters embarking on a quest to save their closest loved ones as well as solving mysteries behind certain occurrences in both series. - Both series show a certain psychological sense of tension. - Both Main characters have a certain ability that enables, or rather, forces both of these characters to prevent incidents and deaths. - Both share different dark themes to one another in Common.  
report Recommended by 1nfiniteXcaliber
Psycho-Pass and BokuDake are dark shows involving crimes. The tone is dark in BokuDake, but slightly lighter in Psycho-Pass. Both shows feature the MC attempting to stop someone. 
report Recommended by -Hyper-
She stood alone with the lamplight and snow fluttering down onto her in the glittering darkness of the night. If I call out to her will it change our fate? Thought the male leads of both series. Serial murder mystery, temporally nonlinear plot riddled with suspense, and beautiful music by Yuki Kajiura make both of these worth the watch. Where the series differ: the Kara no Kyokai movies offers a philosophical perspective on murder and a kick-butt female lead; while Boku dake ga Inai Machi focuses on the male protagonist trying to prevent its own serial murders with time travel. 
report Recommended by mantisx
They both had unusual romance that is rather interesting. 
report Recommended by SmileyTheHelper
Both protagonists travel to the past for saving someone. Both anime have a beautiful artwork.  
report Recommended by Cold_Raw
- Both have Junior School Romance - Old Childhood - Most romantic in episode - Maybe netorare xD 
report Recommended by Syureria
Both anime involves timetravelling and correction of either past mistakes or realities. In both a male character tries to figure out how everything shoild be instead of what there is. In both cases the key is a girl.... Anyway both really worth watching due to its its tricky plot and touching story. 
report Recommended by Nikkicat
Both are series that center around time travel. While Erased is more of a real life situation with supernatural and Re:ZERO is fantasy, both feature the protagonists desperately trying to do what they can to save their loved ones. Both are also pretty dark and feature some mystery. 
report Recommended by ag_
Mystery thriller, keeps the person watching in suspense. It also deals a lot with the events of the past and their relationship to the present and the future. 
report Recommended by Xiandu5000
Both animes follow MCs in their mission to uncover what truly transpired and prevent the death of their precious one while protecting those they care about in the present. 
report Recommended by Shiina_M
I don't like anime with silly characters where decisions don't really make sense and their thinking seems random. Both these anime have intelligent characters, where you can only be pleasantly impressed with their decisions and thinking patterns. I guess both have a psychological aspect. They're not at all similar in terms of the plot. It's weird to say this since they both involve supernatural elements to the plot (time travel for Boku Dake, and Ajin creatures in Ajin), but they're both very realistic in a sense, I guess because of the way the characters respond to situations and the internal consistency. You won't feel like  read more 
report Recommended by Yoyogamura
In both animes the main characters can go back in time and alter things that they didn't wanted to happen + both passes through traumatic situations.  
report Recommended by madiasmcc
These two Animes both resemble the pain of being parted from their dear friends.The plot of these stories are great!! 
report Recommended by aneendyadg
Both anime share a similar plot: time-travel and mystery, but boku dake is by far a better show. 
report Recommended by Kona64
It's a bit of a stretch, but nevertheless, there is an uncanny similarity between the characters of Hinazuki Kayo (BokuMachi/Erased) and Isurugi Noe (True Tears). Both anime are emotionally intense, and share that certain / get it right / feeling. True tears is more of a Romance, but Erased has it too, in a way. Great stories. Relatable characters. Feels. What else do you need, srsly? )  
report Recommended by jokengle
Mature titles which have similar dark and deep atomosphere and feature protagonist who can see future in a form of visions-warnings. Both titles focus on protagonist's feelings towards this ability. Is it future so inevitable or you can change it if you know it? 
report Recommended by BEPA
-similar aspects of being reincarnated into past self -both try to save their family/friends  
report Recommended by ms137
Quite a literal similarity, with both stories having their MC go into a younger one's body and continue their adventure from there. The two MCs also start at a somewhat dead-end position living a slightly low-tier life. With Erased being a murder mystery, MT is about redeeming oneself from the harsh onslaught reality can throw. Highly acclaimed stories you should watch to see where the glory lies if nothing else.  
report Recommended by NextUniverse
-They both have a very strong mystery element, with strong thriller vibes -Both shows are very psychological and really make you think, and question things you thought you knew & who you trust -Both have an almost cat & mouse game going on where the good guy tries to catch the bad guy, but the bad guy is always one step ahead - but it's executed in a very intriguing way that always keeps the viewer on their toes -Both have amazing plot twists -Both have legendary banger OPs/EDs -Both have character motives that use Litterature/Philosophical references -Good cast of loveable side characters (more-so Moriarty's) -Fast paste, never boring episodes that are  read more 
report Recommended by Starlit_Abyss
I believe both series have a perfect thrilling psychological side behind them. Both are really exciting and I think that if you enjoyed Kakegurui, you can enjoy Boku dake ga inai machi as well. 
report Recommended by KamekoChan
Both have some element of special, superpower-like "abilities" and a strong, mystery-oriented plot.  
report Recommended by capnmerriment
In both shows the plot revolves about travelling back in time to prevent some terrible event from happening. Though in Vivy the focus is more on the actual time travel and their timelines. Both are also short which makes it easy to binge watch!  
report Recommended by julirby
Both animes are about a protagonist that goes back in time to change some big event in their past. While Bokutachi No Remake, is mainly about an academic decision and romance. Erased (Boku Dake ga inai Machi) is about avoiding a crime in the past and in the present. 
report Recommended by devotaku
I don't know, just watch em' there good. Also they both have the same kind of suspense. You know like woa someone just died, yea that kind of suspense.  
report Recommended by 4_Otosaka_Yuu_4
The hero time travels to fix the past 
report Recommended by PsyCGhost
both follow great character developement and get you invested in each person and the plot even if not everything is explained. (both made me cry) 
report Recommended by Rose_animenz
Both shows have a number of important similarities despite having opposite and completely different themes with Sangatsu being more light-hearted compared to BokuMachi's serious content. The male protagonists wear eye-glasses and tend to be silent or serious. They have their own dark and trouble pasts that often keeps on haunting them and they have to face them before moving on. They have friends who are ready to support them when they are sad and troubled. Aside from characters, there is also symbolism portrayed on both shows. If you like Sangatsu No Lion but want a more serious twist, then I recommend watching BokuMachi.  
report Recommended by FalloutShounen3
Both shows deal with the topic of family bonds and how important they are. If you look for something more in anime than just comedy or action, then both of these masterpieces are labelled 'must-watch' for you.  
report Recommended by chvdy
It is also based on changing the future.  
report Recommended by philosophrsapien
-Both protagonists repeat a period of time -Characters share similar issues -The protagonists save lives 
report Recommended by Slimmin
Both has similar plots. The protagonist trying to rescue people close to him while traveling back in time and not having full control of the ability. Also the element of surprise is really there in erased. If you like one, you'll definitely like the other. 
report Recommended by varkey98
> The MCs are adults who become young again to resolve the problem. > Both have likeable characters and similar vibes. > Different genres, but both manage to combine dramatic scenes with comedy. 
report Recommended by Miachh
dimentional/time travel is mentioned in both anime. the MCs in these two anime is able to save someone by using their special abilities. - In erased the MC save only 2 person, while in KFOS saves multiple people and make all the girls to be part of his harem. - In erased, is more serious and thrilling while in KFOS is started to be funny but later on it became serious and dark.  
report Recommended by Luuji222
Both stories involve crimes - murders and the story development in both animes is similar. At first you can see there's some kind of mystery in the whole enviroment and story and you go from one case to the next, but then, the characters show a bit more of themselves and we start to follow a grand scheme. The chara design is a bit different between those two, Sakurako-san being much more pleasing to the eye and the colors are more vivid, and Boku Dake being more dark and in faded colors, but they both have their charm. I recommend you to watch it  read more 
report Recommended by micc
If you want excellent character development, a flair of supernatural, and plot-driven tension that's a bit faster than the Natsume Yuujinchou series, PLEASE watch Boku dake ga Inai Machi (in English: Erased). There's a similar rural/psychological feel, and the protagonist also is a highly empathetic, responsible individual who is trying to protect people.  
report Recommended by Sorelliena
The protagonist can go back in time, to stop a catastrophe. 
report Recommended by OtakuNote87
The only reason why I say it's similar is because of the character dynamics between Satoru and Airi feel much the same as Yato and Hiyori's relationship. Other than that, one's a on-off serious fantasy, one's a supernatural mystery show.  
report Recommended by Saikaici
Both have similar dark themes, Ranpo Kitan: Game of Lapace is more about solving murders but they have similar vibes. 
report Recommended by Nezumi-Chibi
Two short animes about love, friendship, supernatural stuff and serious topics that aren't usually mentioned in anime. 
report Recommended by Sir-up
There's NTR somewhere in both series 
report Recommended by ThatOneBoi
Both anime share many common thropes: - As in Erased, in the first episode of To Be Heroine main characters travels to sort of different world to fix something that is going on in the current, or real world. Erased deals with time travel tho. - Main character is then forced to deal with children. - Also, in both cases the upbeat and happy initial setting of the world hides dark secret. - Adults are corrupted. And some others, but I don't want to go into details of comparing every character and event in both. 
report Recommended by Yasuzume
Persona 4 is based on a game with a silent protagonist and the anime style reflects that. Lots of puzzle solving and game-like dialogues. Erased is on anime original but the style is very similar to a visual novel. In both the characters are developed through dialogue with the protagonist and you get the feeling that there are certain set routes one could go down through interaction choices. Persona adds a battle system to the mix as oppose to being purely puzzle-based. - Mystery solving - Murders - VN/game-esque style - The main antagonist share similar characteristics/motives 
report Recommended by Lemon
-Both male protagonists have the same view of the world and its people although one of them tries to compromise while the other tries to fix the problems of others his own way. -Both of them make great monologues and comments about currently happening events. -Both series makes you think about the nature of human relationships. 
report Recommended by --blueRose--
Both have aspects of redoing past events to correct a problem or an issue 
report Recommended by Batbatman
Erased (Boku dake ga Inai Machi) and Wandering Son (Hourou Musuko) are two anime that are on two different ends of the drama spectrum, as one is a Slice of Life, and the other is Psychological - Though I do have a few reasons to find them similar: - The two main characters are a young boy and girl, who become/are close friends and the anime somewhat focuses on their relationship. - Similar art-style, both different compared to most shows, while having qualities alike to one another. - Doesn't shy around sensitive and heavy subjects (Erased: Murder, Child Abuse, School bullies, etc - Wandering Son: Transexuality, School bullies,  read more 
report Recommended by puckerjugs
Time Travelling within Supernatural power and both share similar concept .. Both MC are get back to their childhood for saving a girl and changes the future .. In Monogatari 2nd - Kabukimonogatari, MC use Legendary Vampire's power for travelling time, but in ERASED the MC have a unique power that makes him able to repeating moment before the tragedy from the past for save the future... 
report Recommended by ExTz_Thomazz
Both stories are focused on the MC being tasked with saving or guarding a young girl. Both main characters have a super-human ability of sorts that really just functions as a plot device. If you enjoy the "bodyguard" style of show, both of these shows are great examples of that genre being done right. 
report Recommended by Srakin
The main character tries their hardest to save a person but for different reasons in each anime.  
report Recommended by Niveen_Sleem
In both anime time travel use to save someone. In Boku dake ga Inai Machi to save his mother but in Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete to save his friend. Also,Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete is a romance and comedy anime. 
report Recommended by hunterking
The protagonist almost shares the same ideology as the protagonist in this anime has. This is also an interesting anime to watch as it may complement each other. 
report Recommended by Pandellon
Both series mess with your emotions in different but so strong ways. I strongly recommend them, being my rating 10 out of 10 (masterpieces). Boku Dake is a time travel story where the main characters need to find the assassin of their colleagues in the past. Shigatsu is all about music and a romance between two teenagers. The main character in the last one is becoming death for his own songs, but everything changes after he meets his soulmate.  
report Recommended by chuckdam
Both deal with complex familial situations. Erased focuses on the main girl and her physical abuse, while Hoshiai no Sora covers a range of different family scenarios also including abuse from a young age. If you enjoyed Erased, but felt it was lacking due to the poor execution of time travelling/fantasy, then I highly recommend Hoshiai no Sora as it is more grounded in reality. 
report Recommended by CynixSera
Mousou Dairinin is probably what you should get as a rebound for Erased if by chance you get hung up when Erased finishes. Both these mysteries are about a serial killer (as what most mysteries are. Actually in Mousou Dairinin's case, it's more of a serial knocker) and revolves around kids...-ish. What makes Paranoia Agent (english title) unique is it's more psychological than Erased. And oh yeah, no time travel. And while Erased is heavily focused on just one victim (two including the mom but that's a bit of a stretch), Paranoia Agent explores the daily life of the victims of Shonen Bat (the series'  read more 
report Recommended by Cludensyo
They both have very interesting and well thought out plots. Both series has a thriller aspect to it. One difference is that Eden of the East's plot has more of an impact on Japan and the world compared to Erased which is self contained between a few characters own issues. 
report Recommended by SeasideLua
Different settings but sharing the thriller suspense, pyschological drama, and a bit of hope and emptiness, with great character development. 
report Recommended by PxHC
Both heavily use time travel as part of the actual plot to save someone. There is also romantic elements involved in both of these anime. However, Boku dake ga Inai Machi does a much better job 
report Recommended by RishRaff
Both stories present a relation with something that happened in the past and both protagonists have to solve all the problems that the past left. Furthermore, every chapter, specially in Boku dake ga Inai Machi, leaves you with an intrigue that urges you to see the next chapter. 
report Recommended by Kenel
- The Main Characters get the chance to fix something in the past with a mysterious power. - The Main Heroines have problems with their parents, Main Heroes try to save them from that. - Boku dake ga Inai Machi is darker, because it involves mystery & murder. 
report Recommended by renzospark
The main similarity between both these animes are the fact that the character(s) are placed in a strange situation (exchanging bodies, etc... / leaping in the character's personnal timeline) and are going throughout the series to try to understand what's going on and solve the problems created by these anomalies. The drawings are quite similar too. 
report Recommended by biguest
Both are Mystery, School, and Slice of Life. Not only that, but they are almost identical in terms of the old mystery being solved in the future. Both are terrific anime. 
report Recommended by Puritenda
True arts works with captivating characters and a lot of opening a suppositions , with an ending that may be disappointing , but very good subjectively . 
report Recommended by FilipeJourney
Both are anime about friends and making friends. Also both have many scenes that can make people move 
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