Netflix to Stream "ERASED" Live-Action Drama Next Winter
Following the 12-episode TV anime series by A-1 Pictures (January-March 2016) and the Tatsuya Fujiwara-starring live-action film (March 2016), a live-action web drama adaptation of Kei Sanbe’s mystery manga series Bokudake ga Inai Machi/ERASED is now in the works. It is confirmed to be streamed by Netflix to 190 countries/regions in the world in the winter of 2017.
29-year-old Yuuya Furukawa, best known as Naoki Irie in Itazurana Kiss ~ Love in TOKYO, the 2013-2014 live-action TV drama adaptation of Kaoru Tada’s popular shoujo manga, is cast as the protagonist Satoru Fujinuma in his 29-year-old day, and 12-year-old Reo Uchikawa, who was cast as Ciel Phantomhive in the Black Butler ~NOAH’S ARK CIRCUS~ stage play last year, plays the character in his childhood. 17-year-old Mio Yuuki, recently joined the Assassination Classroom live-action films as Yukiko Kanzaki, plays the main heroine Airi Katagiri.
The filming has been underway in Tomakomai-city, Hokkaido, where the manga story of Satoru’s youth
days was taken place. Unlike the anime and the film, the web drama will tell the same climax with the
original manga for the first time.
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The four-year serialization of the manga ended in the April 2016 issue of Kadokawa’s Young Ace published
on March 4, 2016. A total print run of its nine tankobon volumes has reached 2.95 million copies in Japan.
Manga tankobon 1st and 9th volume covers
The live-action film directed by Yuichiro Hirakawa (Tsunagu, Omoinokoshi) was released in Japan on
March 19. It received mixed reviews and had mediocre box office success of 1.4 billion yen.
Source: Mantan Web