Live-Action Drama of ERASED Announced by Netflix

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Netflix have revealed that they will be producing a Japanese live-action drama series adaptation of Sanbe Kei‘s Boku dake ga Inai Machi (ERASED) manga. The series will be available in 190 countries or territories, later this year during the winter season.

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 filming is already in production and is being shot in Tomakomai-city, Hokkaido, where the manga story of Satoru’s youth days was taken place. Unlike the anime and the live-action film, the live-action drama will tell the same climax with the original manga for the first time.

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.

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 novel series by Hajime Ninomae was released in Kadokawa’s Bungei Kadokawa magazine between November 2015 to March 2016 and a spin-off manga series by Sanbe began its serialization in Young Ace on June 4, 2016.

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.

Source: Mantan Web

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