Live-Action ERASED Film Opens in Indonesia on August 31

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Film opened in Japan in March; Aniplus HD aired TV anime

Film distributor Encore Films Indonesia announced on Sunday that it will open the live-action film adaptation of Kei Sanbe's Boku dake ga Inai Machi (ERASED) manga in Indonesia on August 31.

The manga's story follows Satoru Fujinuma, a 29-year old struggling manga artist who possesses a strange power: a largely uncontrolled ability to turn back time before a life-threatening accident occurs around him. When his mother notices a serial kidnapper in action, and is later murdered for it, Satoru unwillingly turns back time to arrive 18 years in the past in his elementary school days, some time before an incident that has haunted him his whole life: the disappearance and murder of his classmate Kayo Hinazuki.

The film opened in Japan on March 19. 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 Gaku Yashiro, 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

Yūichirō Hirakawa directed the film off scripts by Noriko Gotō.

Sanbe began the manga in 2012, and ended it in Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine on March 4. Kadokawa published the eighth and final compiled volume on May 2.

A television anime adaptation (titled ERASED in the West) premiered on January 7 on Fuji TV's Noitamina block. Aniplus HD aired a simulcast of the series in Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand.

[Via Kaori Nusantara]

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