Live-Action ERASED/Boku dake ga Inai Machi Film's Trailer Previews Theme Song
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The official website for the live-action film of Kei Sanbe's Boku dake ga Inai Machi (The Town Where Only I Am Missing) manga began streaming a trailer for the film on Friday. The trailer previews the film's theme song "Hear ~Shinjiaeta Akashi~" by Chise Kanna.
Narrator: A masterpiece mystery manga that won many awards gets a long-awaited film adaptation.
Satoru: It happened again. Time turned back. Revival.
Narrator: If he doesn't stop an incident, time turns back.
Narrator: A man who is wrapped up in a phenomenon called "Revival."
Satoru: Mom, don't you feel anything weird?
Narrator: If he only knew the future, he could save the lives of those he loved.
Satoru: Time is moving again. Mom noticed something.
Satoru: Mom! Come on, Revival, just work!
Text: 18 years ago.
Satoru: No way. Why am I back in elementary school?
Teacher: What's wrong, Satoru? Take your seat.
Satoru: I know. I came back to before Kayo Hinazuki was murdered.
Text: A classmate killed during his boyhood years.
Kayo: Don't come any closer.
Narrator: To solve the mystery of both cases.
AiRI: Why would they suspect you, Satoru?
Narrator: He travels between past and present.
Satoru: Why is AiRI being targeted?
Narrator: He must protect the ones he loves.
Satoru: This time, I'll finish what I started.
Text: To protect you...
AiRI: Satoru didn't do it!
Satoru: Thank you, for believing in me.
Text: I'll redo the past.
Mother: Don't give up halfway.
Satoru: I just feel like making you happy.
Text: Even if the future changes.
Satoru and Logo: Boku dake ga Inai Machi
The website also revealed a new poster for the film.
The film's cast includes:
- Tatsuya Fujiwara (live-action Death Note, Rurouni Kenshin) as the protagonist Satoru Fujinuma.
- Kasumi Arimura (When Marnie Was There, live-action Strobe Edge) as AiRI Katagiri, Satoru's part-time job coworker.
- Yuriko Ishida (Princess Mononoke, From Up On Poppy Hill) as Satoru's mother.
- Mitsuhiro Oikawa (Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie, live-action Nodame Cantabile) as Satoru's elementary school teacher.
- Rio Suzuki as Kayo Hinazuki
- Tsubasa Nakagawa as elementary school age Satoru
- Tetta Sugimoto
- Kento Hayashi
- Seiji Fukushi
- Kanna Mori
Hirakawa is directing the film off scripts by Noriko Gotō. The film is slated to open in Japan on March 19.
The manga's story follows Satoru, a struggling manga artist who has the ability to turn back time and prevent deaths. When his mother is killed he turns back time to solve the mystery, but ends up back in elementary school, just before the disappearance of his classmate Kayo.
Sanbe began the manga in 2012 and it is currently serialized in Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine. Kadokawa published the seventh compiled volume in December. The manga was nominated for the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize 'Reader Award' in 2014 and last year's Manga Taisho Awards.
An anime adaptation (titled ERASED in the West) premiered on January 7 on Fuji TV's Noitamina block. Crunchyroll and Funimation are streaming the series as it airs in Japan. The anime will depict the manga's ending.
Source: Comic Natalie