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ERASED/Boku dake ga Inai Machi Anime to Portray Ending of Original Manga

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Director Tomohiko Ito posted on the official Twitter account of the ERASED (Boku dake ga Inai Machi) anime on Thursday that the show will portray the original manga's ending, although the manga has not yet ended. The anime is listed with 12 episodes, and is slated to end on March 24. The April issue of Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine (where the manga is serialized) is slated for March 4.

The anime adapts Kei Sanbe's original Boku dake ga Inai Machi manga. The story follows Satoru, a struggling manga artist who has an ability that forces him back in time to prevent deaths. When his mother is killed he's sent back in time to solve the mystery, but ends up back in elementary school, just before the disappearance of his classmate Kayo.

Aniplex of America licensed the series. The series began streaming on Crunchyroll and Funimation on Thursday, the same day it debuted in Japan on Fuji TV's Noitamina block.

Tomohiko Ito (Sword Art Online, Silver Spoon) is directing the series and Taku Kishimoto (Silver Spoon, Haikyu!!) is handling series composition at A-1 Pictures. Keigo Sasaki (The Seven Deadly Sins, Blue Exorcist) is designing the characters for the anime and Yuki Kajiura (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Sword Art Online) is composing the music.

Sanbe began the original manga in 2012. Kadokawa published the manga's seventh compiled book volume on December 26. The manga was nominated for the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize 'Reader Award' in 2014 and this year's Manga Taisho Awards.

Update: The April issue of Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine will ship on March 4, not the May issue as previously stated.

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