Netflix began streaming the first trailer for the upcoming original live-action drama series adaptation of Sanbe Kei‘s Boku dake ga Inai Machi (ERASED) manga on Monday. The video previews the ending theme song “Akane” by Kanojo in the Display. The series is scheduled to premiere worldwide on December 15.
In addition, a new visual for the series was revealed which features Yuki Furukawa who plays lead character Satoru Fujinuma.
The main cast for the upcoming live-action consists of:
- Reo Uchikawa as Satoru Fujinuma
- Mio Yuki (Death Note, Assassination Classroom, As the Gods Will) as Airi Katagiri
- Rinka Kakihara as Kayo Hinazuki
- Shigeyuki Totsugi as Gaku Yashiro
- Yuki Furukawa (Itazura na Kiss, Laughing Under the Clouds, Lychee Light Club) as Satoru Fujinuma
- Tomoka Kurotani as Sachiko Fujinuma
- Noriko Eguchi as Akemi Hinazuki
- Jin Shirasu (Happy Marriage!?) as Kenya Kobayashi (adult)
- Hidekazu Mishima as Sawada
The live-action film adaptation directed by Yuichiro Hirakawa (Tsunagu, Omoinokoshi) was released in Japan on March 19. It received mixed reviews and had mediocre box office success of 1.4 billion yen.
Here’s a trailer for the live-action movie:
ERASED, known in Japan as Boku dake ga Inai Machi, is a Japanese fantasy thriller seinen manga series written and illustrated by Kei Sanbe, which 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 programming 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.
Boku Dake ga Inai Machi synopsis:
Struggling manga author Satoru Fujinuma is beset by his fear to express himself. However, he has a supernatural ability of being forced to prevent deaths and catastrophes by being sent back in time before the incident occurred, repeating time until the accident is prevented. One day, he gets involved in an accident that has him framed as a murderer. Desperate to save the victim, he sends himself back in time only to find himself as a grade-schooler one month before fellow classmate Kayo Hinadzuki went missing. Satoru now embarks on a new quest: to save Kayo and solve the mystery behind her disappearance.