Time of the Season Winter 2016 Edition: ERASED

OK, the last time I watched an mystery anime….a mystery noitanimA anime made by A-1 Pictures was last season with The Perfect Insider and yeah, that one sucked. HARD!! Now with this one, I’m not exactly looking forward to this one, especially since the same director also directed Sword Art Online  and we know how I feel about that show.

Without further due, this is Boku dake ga Inai Machi…….but I’m calling it by its English title ERASED.

Director: Tomohiko Ito
Series Composition: Taku Kishimoto
Original creator: Kei Sanbe
Character Design: Keigo Sasaki
Art Director: Masaru Sato
Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami
Director of Photography: Toshiaki Aoshima

Animation ProductionA-1 Pictures

Internet Streaming:
Crunchyroll
Daisuki
Hulu
FUNimation Entertainment

Licensed byAniplex of America

Plot Summary: Satoru Fujinuma is 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.

First Thoughts: OH MY GOD!! THIS….is actually a good start to this series. I can’t believe a show from a studio I normally middle of the road actually made a good first impression of this. The concept of time travel has been one to either be hit or miss with media but this one has some interesting twist to it like detecting something awful might happen like a spider-sense.  The main character Satoru is likable enough to have us interested in his tale and the supporting characters are solid, too, although I have to say his mom has some weird lips on her.  Still a good character (well, until she….you know.) and the other one Airi is also good, too. Visuals are solid with it being A-1 and I hope to see more growth to this…..and that the first episode wasn’t a fluke.

So I’m CONTINUING WEEKLY with this. I’m pleased to see how this will turn out.

I’m MAK2.0 aka The Blue Hybrid, and as always time travel is a bitch!

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