Live-Action ERASED Series Available Now on Netflix U.S.
Netflix U.S. is now streaming its live-action series of Kei Sanbe‘s Erased (Boku dake ga Inai Machi) manga. The stream is available with English subtitles. The 12-episode series premiered in Japan on December 15, and is slated to debut in 190 countries this winter.
Ten Shimoyama (live-action SHINOBI – Heart Under Blade) directed the series, with scripts by Tomomi Ōkubo. The Kansai TV/Cocoon production filmed the show in 4K resolution in Hokkaido’s Tomakomai City, the real-life locale depicted in the original manga. Yūki Furukawa, who plays Satoru Fujinuma in the show, happens to be 29 years old in real life, just like the adult Satoru.
The original manga’s story follows Satoru Fujinuma, a 29-year old struggling manga artist who possesses a strange power: a largely uncontrolled ability to turn back time before a life-threatening accident occurs around him. When his mother notices a serial kidnapper in action, and is later murdered for it, Satoru unwillingly turns back time to arrive 18 years in the past in his elementary school days, some time before an incident that has haunted him his whole life: the disappearance and murder of his classmate Kayo Hinazuki.
The new series adapts the manga’s epilogue story for the first time.
Thanks to Rai for the news tip.