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Jan 28, 2016 6:30 PM

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Another flawless episode.
I've never cared for an anime character as much as I care for Kayo.
The whole episode, I was genuinely worried that something bad would happen to her,
and then in the final 10 seconds... Yep, something bad happens *sigh*.
Maybe she's just sick or something...
 
Jan 28, 2016 6:40 PM

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"The blood makes us human, makes us more than human, makes us human no more." -Master Willem from Bloodborne.



 
Jan 28, 2016 6:47 PM

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The moment she gave him that scarf I knew something was going to happen.
 
Jan 28, 2016 6:48 PM

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The moment she gave him that scarf I knew something was going to happen.
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Jan 28, 2016 6:49 PM

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So he basically only delayed her death by 2 days? So that mean a butterfly effect won't happen here. The killer must be meticulous and feel like there was something wrong. If he want to stop the murder spree, he have to kill the root of it.

Yoooo, that couple is so sweet. Why is it that an elemantary school romance is so sweet? Am I retarded or something?

I have something truly awful to propose : what if Satoru can't time leap as a kid? That mean he'd have to live on that timeline with the grief of not being able to save her and waiting to be adult (or teenage, whatever) again. That would be a nice twist (though it would create a lot of exposition).
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Jan 28, 2016 6:52 PM

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Yoooo, that couple is so sweet. Why is it that an elemantary school romance is so sweet?
Because it does not involve a boy and a girl getting it on.
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Jan 28, 2016 6:57 PM

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The "death" flags were so real this episode. I kept on losing it at the "I'll see you tomorrow" bits just waiting for something to happen to her... Really hope she is okay and just sick at bed so she couldn't go to school or something.

Now to wait another seven days for the next episode. Dammit.
I need sleep.
 
Jan 28, 2016 6:59 PM

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Fuck. I was watching the timer on the video, thinking that as soon as it ends we're safe, but nope - obligatory short and depressing scene that is used for cliffhangers since the first ''feelz'' anime sprung into existence. If it wasn't for Satoru jinxing it with his victory remarks...

And now I'm seeing these comments on how the worst is almost confirmed. Like, come on, the two of them are adorable. Why does she have to die?

5/5 (as usual).
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Jan 28, 2016 7:04 PM

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Another flawless episode. This made me laugh, smile and almost tear with that cliffhanger at the end. I clapped when Satoru's mom intervened. Really hoping this keeps this perfect. OMGDfjdkshk.jhf.isfjslkfjsdjfsdljfsdkfsf
 
Jan 28, 2016 7:04 PM

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I can't believe Satoru thought that was good enough. Does he not know anything about saving lives through time travel? He needs to use more microwaves.
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Jan 28, 2016 7:07 PM

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I can't believe Satoru thought that was good enough. Does he not know anything about saving lives through time travel? He needs to use more microwaves.


I know right? Such a time travel noob.
 
Jan 28, 2016 7:08 PM

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Great episode as usual. Nice and heartwarming.

Love how Kayo has started warming upto Satoru and his friends. Nice development in their relationship as well.

I expected that cliffhanger ending, I really hope it's nothing but her being late in finishing Satoru's present.
 
Jan 28, 2016 7:15 PM

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Kayo was way too cute in this episode.
Holy shit I hope she's okay D:
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Jan 28, 2016 7:30 PM

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Another awesome episode!
Hinazuki is just so cute when she smiles, it's touching :')

I knew things wouldn't run that smoothly though- I'm pretty sure Satoru's going about the whole ordeal the wrong way! Instead of only thinking about saving Hinazuki, he probably needs to start thinking about the issue at hand: the identity of the murderer. I mean look at all these suspicious characters- Sensei, Kayo's mother and her partner, Kenya, maybe even Yuuki...

Saving Hinazuki one time surely isn't enough to change the events of the past- the murderer could just strike at another time, another place. Satoru also keeps making a lot of the same mistakes he did in the past, I guess he hasn't really changed all that much deep down, but that's prolly the same for a lot of people.


Or I dunno, maybe we're all overthinking this and Kayo just flunked school to finish that present for Satoru (I damn well hope that's the case) :o
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Jan 28, 2016 7:37 PM

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What a great episode....

I wish I didn't have to wait another whole week to see the next episode.

Resisting all temptation to read the manga boards lol
 
Jan 28, 2016 7:39 PM
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Amazing episode!!

It really got me moved how things where smoothly running.... but that cliffhanger at the end!!!

Couldn't take it; picked up the manga to know what's up.
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Jan 28, 2016 7:42 PM

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Well done episode, but

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Good but there are a few MAJOR problems. He keeps saying he's 29, but he really does act like a little kid. Also why does he think getting past the day will save her, it's not the day that kills her... Really everything he's doing isn't making a whole lot of sense to prevent her from being killed. I mean, think about it, if you went back in time to prevent someone from being killed by a serial killer, would you be doing what he's doing? Maybe if you really were a little kid, but not a 29 year old surely.


Exactly my thoughts, he's caught up in reliving his childhood. Acting like a child.
 
Jan 28, 2016 8:03 PM

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Well done episode, but

Sokah said:
Good but there are a few MAJOR problems. He keeps saying he's 29, but he really does act like a little kid. Also why does he think getting past the day will save her, it's not the day that kills her... Really everything he's doing isn't making a whole lot of sense to prevent her from being killed. I mean, think about it, if you went back in time to prevent someone from being killed by a serial killer, would you be doing what he's doing? Maybe if you really were a little kid, but not a 29 year old surely.


Exactly my thoughts, he's caught up in reliving his childhood. Acting like a child.


http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/review/erased/episode-4/.98079

I recommend both of you read this ANN article about the episode, which delves into Satoru's faults and personality as well as the flaws in his approach to the whole situation much more eloquently then I could. I agree with a lot of what it says, and actually believe that having Satoru portrayed as the fallible character that he is more of a benefit to this show than a burden.
 
Jan 28, 2016 8:04 PM

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There's really not that many characters to be suspicious of except the teacher. So are they gonna inroduce more characters in the future?. And they keep showing the high school girl Satorou met in the first episode in the theme song so Im guessing she's a significant character in the series.
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Jan 28, 2016 8:22 PM

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I had the bad feeling that something will happen to Hinazuki after the party

and I was right, dang it. why do i have to wait for another week (T ^ T)
 
Jan 28, 2016 8:41 PM

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Video suddenly started buffering RIGHT when the clock hit midnight. Fucking tense.
 
Jan 28, 2016 8:44 PM

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This show needs to stop playing with my heart like this
 
Jan 28, 2016 8:49 PM

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Holy Shit, this show's directing is godly.
Even though I already knew what would happen this episode that ending still made me hype as fak.
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Jan 28, 2016 8:56 PM

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Mayuriiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!! Wrong show :D
 
Jan 28, 2016 9:07 PM

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crap, i don't like that ending, it makes me worry so much :/
 
Jan 28, 2016 9:09 PM
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Every-time I watch this show I get the strange feeling that no matter what Satoru does, he's going to be the reason Kayo dies.

I really hope I'm wrong.
 
Jan 28, 2016 9:16 PM

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The teeenseeee, i love this episode.. expecially Kayo's smile she is so adorable

so far this show is still awesome

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Jan 28, 2016 9:22 PM

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I hope she's late because she wants to finish her present for Fujinuma. I think what Fujinuma needs to do now is to be on his Detective Conan and actually search for clues of the killer ASAP, because changing bits of pieces of his actions only delays the inevitable. Especially if the killer is targeting Kayo.

Anyway, another solid episode of ERASED. I just can't seem to get enough of Fujinuma and Kayo moments. Too cute!
 
Jan 28, 2016 9:23 PM

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When the film strip first came up in the museum scene and Satoru mentioned deja vu, I began thinking, "Oh no, I'm sensing some Homura/Madoka shit here."

Guys, this is really an amazing show so far. There wasn't a second I wasn't on the edge of my seat.
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Jan 28, 2016 9:26 PM

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this is it!!

this is the reason why i'm really salty at the manga!! wtf author!!

anyhow AOTS 5/5


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Jan 28, 2016 9:26 PM

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Good job, Satoru!
And, another point of view from Satoru's mom proving that she still loves her child based on her clothes. Man, I don't even think that aspect.


I think they key part there wasn't that the mom is showing her love by dressing her child well but that she wants everything to appear find to everyone else. That's why Satoru's mom said her mom cares about appearances rather than saying her mom cares that she has the best/looks the best. If she's well dressed people won't think she's being abused/mistreated.
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I want to dislike the anime for being generic but it's executed so perfectly I love it.


Curious, what makes it generic? Is there another story out there similar? (because if there is I wanna read/watch it too). I find it pretty refreshing personally.
 
Jan 28, 2016 9:27 PM

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Dat Cliffhanger hit me so hard. NOOOOOOOOOOOO

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Jan 28, 2016 9:36 PM

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I fucking hate the stupid idiots who decided it would be a good idea to leave me on a cliffhanger. Now I have to cry alone in the fucking corner of my room...
 
Jan 28, 2016 9:41 PM

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Yeah, that felt way too easy. I mean, it's not like the killer can't just wait a day...

Hinazuki's smile makes my heart explode. I will never tire of watching Satoru and his friends make her happy.

And yeah, Satoru's mom is badass.
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Jan 28, 2016 9:46 PM

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Well this was a happy episode, until the last minute then it took a turn downhill

Kayo and Satoru are so cute together.
 
Jan 28, 2016 9:58 PM

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It was going way too well until the last 30 seconds.
 
Jan 28, 2016 10:12 PM

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This Show is simply amazing. it just keeps getting better and better.
5/5
 
Jan 28, 2016 10:15 PM

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omg that was such a brilliant execution!! everything seemed to be going so perfectly, but they added just enough tension so I wasn't completely at ease! It was great how the author put all those teeny-tiny hints at history not changing (like mc still spending exactly 5000 on his birthday sandwiches AFTER he successfully kept Kayo alive the day before) just to keep up a little nagging suspicion.

I'm just a bit suspicious of the teacher rn because of that small scene where he smiled at a kid's incorrect homework and still gave the kid the points. "The polar bear bit off the teacher's head" is quite a vicious sentence for a kid too... I can't really explain the nagging suspicion this small scene leaves, but it feels the same as the whole history-not-changing thing so...

But then again, there were also those scenes with Yuuki interacting with a truck driver, Kayo's mom walking home from work and acting sus, and a random guy drinking. Not sure if those are related to the murder, but this show sure does love throwing shade around

And of course the ep had to end on a cliffhanger. Not like that doesn't happen in every show, right
 
Jan 28, 2016 10:20 PM
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Can't wait for the next episode, is perfect, very perfect for me
 
Jan 28, 2016 10:27 PM

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If you want to make a dude look suspicious have a bunch of 10 year old girls flirt with him. There's no way there isn't more to that teacher, but he's a little too obvious to be the killer imo.
 
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It will not work. I just have this feeling that everything Satoru has done will not change Kayo's fate. It's just delaying the inevitable. And I wonder if the way Satoru now spend a lot more time with Kayo & not with Yuuki will change Yuuki's fate. Maybe now he's truly the criminal?


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Hinazuki's smile makes me heart explode. I will never tire of watching Satoru and his friends make her happy.

It's indeed a really warm smile. Her smile actually made me teary-eyed in this episode.


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I think they key part there wasn't that the mom is showing her love by dressing her child well but that she wants everything to appear find to everyone else. That's why Satoru's mom said her mom cares about appearances rather than saying her mom cares that she has the best/looks the best. If she's well dressed people won't think she's being abused/mistreated.

Or maybe her mother actually loves her & it was her father all along? I think the anime is trying to make us think it's her mother. We will see.


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Holy Shit, this show's directing is godly.
Even though I already knew what would happen this episode that ending still made me hype as fak.

I think this confirms how talented the director actually is. He's better than I thought.


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Also why does he think getting past the day will save her, it's not the day that kills her... Really everything he's doing isn't making a whole lot of sense to prevent her from being killed. I mean, think about it, if you went back in time to prevent someone from being killed by a serial killer, would you be doing what he's doing? Maybe if you really were a little kid, but not a 29 year old surely.

But is there even any better way to save her?
 
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It will not work. I just have this feeling that everything Satoru has done will not change Kayo's fate. It's just delaying the inevitable. And I wonder if the way Satoru now spend a lot more time with Kayo & not with Yuuki will change Yuuki's fate. Maybe now he's truly the criminal?


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Hinazuki's smile makes me heart explode. I will never tire of watching Satoru and his friends make her happy.

It's indeed a really warm smile. Her smile actually made me teary-eyed in this episode.


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I think they key part there wasn't that the mom is showing her love by dressing her child well but that she wants everything to appear find to everyone else. That's why Satoru's mom said her mom cares about appearances rather than saying her mom cares that she has the best/looks the best. If she's well dressed people won't think she's being abused/mistreated.

Or maybe her mother actually loves her & it was her father all along? I think the anime is trying to make us think it's her mother. We will see.


richard360 said:
Holy Shit, this show's directing is godly.
Even though I already knew what would happen this episode that ending still made me hype as fak.

I think this confirms how talented the director actually is. He's better than I thought.


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Also why does he think getting past the day will save her, it's not the day that kills her... Really everything he's doing isn't making a whole lot of sense to prevent her from being killed. I mean, think about it, if you went back in time to prevent someone from being killed by a serial killer, would you be doing what he's doing? Maybe if you really were a little kid, but not a 29 year old surely.

But is there even any better way to save her?


You don't know timeline.

Every episode is AMAZING!
10/10

 
Jan 28, 2016 11:10 PM
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Yet again, this show brought in more suspenseful and serene moments. The amount of happiness I felt during this episode was a bit unexpected, but nonetheless felt right. Putting me on the edge of my seat and tugging at my heart's strings. Everything is still running so smoothly!
 
Jan 28, 2016 11:11 PM

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You don't know timeline.

I beg your pardon?
 
Jan 28, 2016 11:14 PM

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"This episode's been great so far, and it seems like we'll have a happy en...wait lol we got nine more episodes. Something's gonna ha - oh come on WHAT."

Why you gotta play my heart like that, Boku dake? I cannot wait a whole week for more of this.
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Jan 28, 2016 11:18 PM

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Whew it's been a while since I've been on the edge so much from a heartwarming episode, idk there's so much foreshadowing and tense atmosphere from Hinazuki's home it just makes you worry for her and the OP doesn't help much either. Reminds me of when I was watching Steins gate when MC was happy he rewrote history, don't take time lightly it's not so easily changed. That ending!! T_T
 
Jan 29, 2016 12:08 AM

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I knew this episode won't be happy my heart was pounding the entire time!!
 
Jan 29, 2016 12:20 AM

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The guy is an idiot.

Who the heck thinks that helping the potential victim go through one day is enough to prevent a murder?

Two other kids are going to end up getting killed as well. This is not some "one time opportunistic" thing. The kid has to try finding the killer. And if he has to make himself the bait to find that murderer, so be it. He should hide a knife and be ready to stab the kidnapper in the spine or vitals.

Events are not always caused because you have to be at the right time and place. Sometimes, an event will happen regardless of a particular cause missing. If you went back in time and prevented the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria during the 28th of June 1914, that doesn't mean you'd have prevented World War one. The Serbian terrorists could have continued their effort or killed someone else. Some other event can have sparked the tension between the European empires. You'd need to put a lot more work than preventing the death of some noble.

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Jan 29, 2016 12:20 AM

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oh my oh my i don't care anymore i can't help myself i really need to change my score to 10!!!! This episode, no this whole series so far is always soooooo good!!!! i feel so involved with the story and especially all the characters....

I couldn't help but cry seeing Hinazuki's smilie and that moment when she's tearing up from overwhelming joys :')
 
Jan 29, 2016 12:27 AM

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Good, as usual.


My thoughts (non-manga reader, obviously):

So they had a birthday together. After the party was over, Kayo went home and into her house just fine - Satoru was with her at the time. The lights turn on in the house, things seem fine. The next day Satoru goes to school, and according to his narration, Kayo did not come to school that day, so have to assume she got murdered/kidnapped again.

Now...

Does this mean that the culprit went into Kayo's house while they were at the party? Maybe the culprit killed her mother and that guy as well, and then they prepared for Kayo's arrival after the party? Or did Kayo's mother go nuts and hurt/killed her? Or did Kayo leave the house during the night for whatever reason, and then get kidnapped/murdered?

I'm just not sure. However I still won't trust the teacher. They made him look good in this episode unlike the previous one, didn't they? Yea, I'm not gonna buy into that just yet. Honestly...... who else is there that would fit? I don't even have another solid possibility in my mind right now. Satoru himself SOMEHOW being the killer is something that could happen, but if that was the case, then it's just gonna get really weird with the timey wimey stuff later (because then there would be two of him in ep1)




I... do not... trust you yet... good sir.
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