Boku dake ga Inai Machi
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Boku dake ga Inai Machi

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Synonyms: The Town Where Only I am Missing, BokuMachi
Japanese: 僕だけがいない街
English: Erased
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 9
Chapters: 49
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 4, 2012 to Nov 4, 2016
Genres: Mystery Mystery, Supernatural Supernatural
Themes: Psychological Psychological, Time Travel Time Travel
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Ace
Authors: Sanbe, Kei (Story & Art)


Score: 8.381 (scored by 4021840,218 users)
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Ranked: #2632
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Popularity: #166
Members: 88,119
Favorites: 3,344


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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 seventh, eighth, and ninth Manga Taisho Award, where it ranked second, fourth, and fourth in the final rankings, respectively. The series was also nominated for the 18th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Reader Award and placed on the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! rankings in the Male Readers division from 2014 to 2016, where it ranked 16th, 9th, and 10th, respectively.

The series was published in English as Erased by Yen Press as 2-in-1 omnibus volumes from February 21, 2017, to September 18, 2018. It was also published in Spanish by Norma Editorial from September 25, 2015, to February 23, 2018; in Argentina by Editorial Ivrea from September 1, 2016, to June 1, 2017; in Polish by Studio JG from April 28, 2017, to October 2018; and in Brazilian Portuguese by Editora JBC from December 2018 to July 2019.

The series was adapted into a live-action movie released in Japan on March 19, 2016, and a live-action Netflix TV series released on December 15, 2017. The other adaptations have altered endings, while the Netflix series remains the most faithful to the manga.

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Mar 16, 2023
Masterful writing and artwork truly a thing of beauty I'd been a fan of the anime for 7 years now I remember waiting after school for it to air but I never read the manga until now, it's great the manga goes more into detail on Kenya who is my favourite character in this whole thing this is a good starting point to get into Seinen series. All of the characters are well developed and I recommend reading volume nine which goes into detail on Kenyas life and childhood absolute gem of a manga can't give it anything but praise Kayo, Kenya and Satoru are ...
Sep 11, 2022
Note off the top: the title's literal translation is "The Town Where Only I am Missing," which is important to keep in mind.

Erased's ending is famously bad, but going into this, I thought that applied only to the anime. While I was wrong, it's not as bad as people say; when your series goes from an easy 10 to a 6, it feels worse than it is. Erased is absolutely still worth the read.

The strength of Erased's early volumes lies with the contrast between the wholesome making friends at school aspect and the intense "let's stop a serial child murderer" aspect, and that the fact ...
Dec 7, 2021
Mixed Feelings
The reason why I knew of this manga's existance was due to it's anime adaptation that was rather popular when being aired yet critisized for the change it made in it's last episodes. Hesitent about watching the anime or not, I chose the manga.

Story: 6
Art: 6
Characters: 5
Enjoyment: 5
Overall: 6

Boku dake ga inai machi starts in a not really interesting way, to the point where I just stopped reading it before coming back.


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