Anime 31043 Boku Dake Ga Inai Machi

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: The Town Where Only I am Missing, BokuMachi
Japanese: 僕だけがいない街
English: ERASED
German: ERASED - Die Stadt, in der es mich nicht gibt -
Spanish: Desaparecido
French: ERASED


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2016 to Mar 25, 2016
Premiered: Winter 2016
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:55 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Manga
Genres: MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: PsychologicalPsychological, Time TravelTime Travel
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.301 (scored by 13343101,334,310 users)
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Ranked: #2542
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #28
Members: 2,046,880
Favorites: 47,502

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Ranked #254Popularity #28Members 2,046,880


When tragedy is about to strike, Satoru Fujinuma finds himself sent back several minutes before the accident occurs. The detached, 29-year-old manga artist has taken advantage of this powerful yet mysterious phenomenon, which he calls "Revival," to save many lives.

However, when he is wrongfully accused of murdering someone close to him, Satoru is sent back to the past once again, but this time to 1988, 18 years in the past. Soon, he realizes that the murder may be connected to the abduction and killing of one of his classmates, the solitary and mysterious Kayo Hinazuki, that took place when he was a child. This is his chance to make things right.

Boku dake ga Inai Machi follows Satoru in his mission to uncover what truly transpired 18 years ago and prevent the death of his classmate while protecting those he cares about in the present.

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Boku dake ga Inai Machi is based on Kei Sanbe's manga series of the same title. The anime adapts the full story of the manga, though it condenses and alters the events that take place in volumes 6 to 8.

The first two episodes were shown at an event on January 5, 2016, at Shinjuku Ward 9. A live-action movie adaptation was released in Japan on March 19, 2016 which also featured an alternate ending. A live-action Netflix TV series was released on December 15, 2017.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Ishii, Toshimasa
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director

Opening Theme

"Re:Re:" by Asian Kung-Fu Generation (eps 2-12)

Ending Theme

1: "Re:Re:" by Asian Kung-Fu Generation (eps 1)
2: "Sore wa Chiisana Hikari no Youna (それは小さな光のような)" by Sayuri (eps 2-12)


Nov 2, 2023
The butterfly effect, any and every action, no matter the size, has a ripple effect larger than you can imagine. Every good and bad thing we do, has a ripple effect. It impacts us, those around us, and the world at large. But most importantly, it determines the trajectory of events to follow. Even the smallest alterations to our pasts can have a huge impact on our future. Enter Satoru, a failed mangaka tasked with going back in time to prevent the murder of his mom, three young kids, and the incarceration of a victim who was framed for murder. Just how well does Erased ...
Jul 23, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Title: Erased (Boku Dake Inai Machi) - A Disappointing Mystery Drama

Erased, also known as Boku Dake Inai Machi, presents an intriguing premise of time travel to prevent tragedies and a murder mystery intertwined with the protagonist's personal life. Unfortunately, the anime falls short in delivering a compelling story due to a myriad of issues, particularly with its characters and numerous plot holes.

The concept of time travel and altering events is not unique to Erased, but the problem lies in its randomness. Instead of using time travel to develop the characters, the narrative often changes direction abruptly, leaving viewers feeling disconnected. While this approach does create ...
Apr 5, 2022
I wanted to like this show; I really did. But it just isn't good. At all.

Conceptually, it's really interesting. I love time travel stories, so I was excited to watch this show. Unfortunately though, this is probably the worst piece of time travel media that I've ever watched. I seriously can't think of a single one that I dislike more.

I get angry just thinking about this show, just because of how hard they fumbled the bag. This anime could have been something great, but it is so far from that.


Story: 4/10
The story is not good, frankly. It's good as a concept, but not in execution. ...

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