Much like the original manga and its anime adaptation, the live-action movie adaptation of ERASED, or Boku Dake Ga Inai Machi, is promising to keep audiences at the edges of their seats and wondering what will happen next. To keep fans excited for the film, Natalie has started streaming a clip from the movie itself, and it features Satoru, played by Live-Action Death Note’s Tatsuya Fujiwara, and Airi, played by Kasumi Arimura.
The manga follows struggling mangaka, Satoru Fujinuma, who has powers to rewind time, known as “Revival.” One day, he finds his mother murdered in his home, and must now use his “Revival” powers to solve the mystery of her death.
That mystery involves a girl named Kayo, who Satoru knew as a classmate back in grade school, and her death in the past will affect his life in the future. The movie’s cast will comprise of:
- Tatsuya Fujiwara as Satoru Fujinuma
- Kasumi Arimuraas Airi Katagiri
- Yuriko Ishida as Satoru’s mother
- Mitsuhiro Oikawa as Satoru’s elementary school teacher.
- Rio Suzuki as Kayo Hinazuki
- Tsubasa Nakagawa as Young Satoru
- Tetta Sugimoto
- Kento Hayashi
- Seiji Fukushi
- Kanna Mori
Meanwhile, March is shaping up to be a big month for the franchise, because not only will the manga end in March, but the live-action movie is slated to premiere on 19 March, just a few weeks removed from when the manga’s final chapter will be released. The manga itself has been nominated for the Manga Taisho Awards, and the awarding ceremony will be on 29 March. Should ERASED win the award, this would truly mean that next month would be the biggest one in the franchise. A spin-off novel has also been announced for release during the same month.