ERASED, also known as Boku dake ga Inai Machi (僕だけがいない街, lit. "The Town Without Me"), is a seinen manga series written and illustrated by Kei Sanbe. It was serialized in Kadokawa Shoten's Young Ace magazine between June 4, 2012 and March 4, 2016 and is licensed in English by Yen Press. An anime adaptation by A-1 Pictures aired on Fuji TV's Noitamina block between January 8, 2016 and March 25, 2016, and a live action film was released on March 19, 2016. A spin-off manga series following the lives of Satoru's friends was published between June 4, 2016 and November 4, 2016. A spin-off novel series by Hajime Ninomae was released in Kadokawa's Bungei Kadokawa magazine between November 2015 to March 2016. Netflix announced in March 2017, that it is planning to create a live action web-drama adaptation of the manga series, which will air in Winter 2017.
The story follows Satoru Fujinuma, a man who somehow possesses an ability that sends him back in time moments before a life-threatening incident, allowing him to prevent it from happening. When his mother is murdered by an unknown assailant, Satoru's ability suddenly sends him back eighteen years to when he was still in elementary school, giving him the opportunity to prevent a kidnapping incident that took the lives of three of his childhood friends, two classmates and one young girl studying at a school nearby.
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