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Boku dake ga Inai Machi

Boku dake ga Inai Machi

Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 9
Chapters: 49
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 4, 2012 to Nov 4, 2016
Authors: Sanbe, Kei (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young Ace

Statistics

Score: 8.481 (scored by 18766 users)
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Ranked: #1522
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Popularity: #116
Members: 38,877
Favorites: 1,804
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Synopsis

Satoru Fujinuma is a 29-year-old who works part-time as a pizza deliveryman in order to make ends meet due to his unsuccessful career as a mangaka. But there is more to this struggling adult than meets the eye, as he possesses a mysterious ability which takes him back in time right before a life-threatening incident occurs. When "Revival," as he calls it, triggers, it will continue to send him back again and again until he is able to save the lives of the individuals involved.

But Satoru's life is about to take a turn for the worse when a loved one is killed by an unknown man and he is framed for the crime. Desperate to get away so that he can assess his situation, he is inexplicably sent 18 years into the past—right before the disappearance and death of his classmate, Kayo Hinazuki, an event that has plagued him since childhood.

Satoru, now an elementary school student, must get his wits together and save the young girl from an untimely demise by figuring out the identity of the person responsible. But just how is Kayo's murder connected to the present?

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Background

Boku dake ga Inai Machi was nominated for the 7th, 8th, and 9th Manga Taisho Award, where it ranked 2nd, 4th, and 4th again, respectively. The series was also nominated for the 18th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Reader Award and appeared on the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! rankings in the male readers category from 2014 to 2016 where it ranked 16th, 9th, and 10th, respectively.

A live-action movie adaptation was released in Japan on March 19, 2016. A spin-off novel, Boku dake ga Inai Machi: Another Record, written by Hajime Ninomae was serialized in Kadokawa's Bungei Kadokawa digital magazine.

The series has been published in English as Erased by Yen Press in 2-in-1 omnibuses since February 21, 2017. It has also been published in Spanish by Norma Editorial since September 25, 2015, in Argentina by Editorial IVREA since October 2016, and in Polish by Wydawnictwo Studio JG since April 28, 2017.

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Characters

Yashiro, Gaku
Supporting
Shiratori, Jun
Supporting
Sugita, Hiromi
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Osamu
Supporting
Hinazuki, Akemi
Supporting


More reviewsReviews

Dec 1, 2016
Tetragon (All reviews)
This manga is one of those rare gems that you sometimes stumble across. To be honest, I did not expect much, especially because the title isn't particularly catchy nor is the artwork especially powerful or elaborate. But within the first five pages, this manga had me hooked: I had this uncanny feeling that I was reading something that was bigger than life. Boku Dake ga Inai Matchi reads like a Greek tragedy; by going back to save lives, to save himself, the protagonist destroys his own future.


Although the panels are very clean, almost to the point of being bare, the mangaka managed to keep the read more
Jun 28, 2017
Leegf (All reviews)
I've longed to read the manga since the moment I had finished watching the anime. I had the feeling something wasn't right about the way anime ended. Fortunately, I was right.

The story begins quite smoothly and slowly giving the time to get to know the characters, their way of thinking and living.
There are some things which are just given to a reader without any further explanations. You just have to assume them. I wouldn't say I liked it but that's not the most important part here so let it be.
The story tells us about a "detective game", involving time traveling. The most read more
Nov 8, 2017
Gandeloft (All reviews)
This manga has had it all for me, up until nearing the end of the story.
It was perfect. I was excited and wanted to know more, wanted there to be more of what I'd grown to thus far like.
It was even good after the "major change" in the story, but that was only for a short while.
In the last few chapters my connection with the story dropped.
I was attached, but then that what I was attached to disappeared.
I just think that this manga, this story has had something perfect up until a point, but then had unsuccesfuly taken a turn, aiming for an effect read more
Sep 24, 2017
incepted (All reviews)
Beautiful story. Extremely creative. Left me in tears. Read it a few more times. Very clean art, not too gory, good for readers that like to read something that challenges their minds/mystery. Overall one of my favorite mangas/animes of all time. Satisfying ending. I really recommend it.

No big titties or booties. No sexual tension, not much romance, really something different and outstanding. This deserves more attention!!! I definitely wish the story could further continue. Characters have a lot of personality, a lot of depth, and there are definitely some plot twists/big reveals in there, which I enjoy. Now stop reading my review and go read read more

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