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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


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


Score: 8.491 (scored by 17365 users)
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Ranked: #1422
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Popularity: #115
Members: 35,578
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Volumes: /9
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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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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 between October 2015 to January 2016.

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 as Desaparecido by Norma Editorial since September 25, 2015 and in Argentina by Editorial IVREA since October 2016.

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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
Jul 20, 2017
Whimsical_Nermin (All reviews)
Well it was certainly different from the anime ending, but good nevertheless.
Actually, it was great with lots of flaws.

Story - 7 (good)

It was a little failure in my opinion. The time travel aspect was never explained. The mystery part was rather obvious. But the storytelling was beautiful and engaging.

The characters -8 (very good)

I liked them all, even the bad guy. Satoru was likable, Airi was brave, Mother was badass, Kenya was clever (too clever for his age), Kayo was sweetheart, Sensei was too nice to be true.
And I liked killer's motives, he was a real psychopath. The only unlikable character was Kayo's abusive read more
Jan 19, 2014
DragonCactus (All reviews)
At first, the protagonist, Satoru, is merely a struggling mangaka, working part-time as a pizza delivery boy. But then it is introduced that he has a peculiar, interesting ability. Specifically, before something like a 'preventable crime' or 'preventable death' is about to occur, the scene will replay in his mind several times, in which he has to find what is out of place and save the situation if he can. Key words 'if he can'--this is a chance, not a prerequisite.
Okay, cool. So, is this going to be some episodic story dealing with all the people he meets after saving them with this ability read more


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