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Erased, Volume 1

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Twenty-nine-year-old Satoru Fujinuma is floundering through life. Amid his daily drudgery, he finds himself in the grip of an incredible, inexplicable, and uncontrollable phenomenon that rewinds time, a condition that seems to only make his drab life worse. But then, one day, everything changes. A terrible incident forever changes Satoru's life as he knows it...and with it ...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published February 21st 2017 by Yen Press
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Raeleen Lemay
Jul 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Finished my first BTAT 2017 book! This completes the challenge "read a book about somebody completely different from you"!
Jun 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic, memory
Very interesting contrast, reading this and "A Distant Neighborhood" on the same weekend.
Annoyingly, they share the abrupt ending of volume 1 as well as the concept of returning to your childhood self to live over the experience.
Willow L
Mar 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
i've already seen the anime so it was absolutely wonderful to immerse myself into this world and story again as it's one of my favourites.
kenzie may
Aug 30, 2018 rated it liked it
*actual rating 3.5

I don't love this, but I didn't dislike it either. it was a cool concept though, and I will be reading the next two
Neko Neha (BiblioNyan)
**Please note: These are my first impressions of the manga series.**
Erased by Kei Sanbe is a seinen, crime thriller manga series that has been adapted into both an anime and a Japanese live-action. I watched the anime first while it was simulcasting a couple of years ago, and then watched the live-action about a month or so ago on Netflix. The story really intrigued me, and I felt it was one of the better crime mysteries that I had seen in a long time. One of my goals for the summer is to r
Sarah Baker
What is this Book About?: 29 year old Satoru Fujinuma is struggling. He works part-time delivering pizzas and keeps trying to sell his manga, with no luck. Never socially adept, his only friend as a child was a young man named Jun Shiratori, who is later blamed for the murder of three children. As a result, Shiratori is on death row, awaiting his final days. Oh yeah, Fujinuma also has something he calls Revival - a power that sends him back in time to stop bad things from happening to other peop ...more
Damaris M
Jan 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
entertaining and intriguing. Really enjoyed it and can't wait to read the next one.
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
I am coming to this fresh from the live action series and the adaptation was wonderfully spot on that it felt like I was re-watching the series. I cannot recommend this enough, it reminded me a bit of one of my favorite movies The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.
Sep 14, 2018 rated it liked it
So I haven’t read many manga comic stories,or whatever you want to call them, before so I am still new to the style of writing but I felt this took awhile for the story to kick in. By the middle of the book though things started to pick up a little and I must say I will read the next one to see where the cliffhanger leads.

The idea of someone going back in tome to try and change things is always an interesting plot when written well. The fact that terrible event happened in his past and he has su
Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Before I say what I’m about to say, you need to understand that I am a person who doesn’t give a shit about manga and has been very resistant to try the genre. I basically assume it is printed anime, and I have a very hard time getting into anime.

So ok, now you know.

But this book is amazing. Everyone should read it. I’ve only read this first volume so far, and I do not believe I will stop thinking about it for a long time.
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
I love the show very much. Can't wait for my local library to get the other volumes of this so I can read the manga ^-^
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: japanese-manga
Very imaginative, poignant and creepy.

P.S. Its series is quite good too.
Domini Phillips ~My Bookish Friends~
SO GOOD!!! If I could give more stars I surely would. Officially book hung over!
My daughter let me borrow her copy of Erased and I really enjoyed it. It's an intriguing story, and I'm curious to know what happens next!
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
I can’t remember the last time I was this into any manga series.
Oct 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I wanted to read this before watching the Netflix series and was pleasantly surprised by it. I really enjoy time travel stories and this has quite a unique premise and is definitely one of the more mature manga’s I’ve read in awhile. There are no battles, magic schools or supernatural creatures to be had here and that is okay and is actually a refreshing thing to read in the manga format. The mystery and how it was all going to unfold kept me turning pages and had me thinking about it even when ...more
Hannah Heath
Feb 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Full Constant Collectible review here:

This is the kind of story that, when over, leaves you staring blankly at a wall, wondering how you’re supposed to move on. This story is the full range of human emotion painted onto 384 pages in a beautiful, gut-wrenching display.

Love. Despair. Gratitude. Pain. Friendship. Guilt. Ambition. Defeat.


The characters in this story are heartrenching. We have Satoru: The boy who cares too much even though he once didn’t
Jul 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: mangas, read-but-sold
Mangas have been a medium of many good stories. From family, romance, comedy, drama to fantasy, science fiction, horror and thriller mystery, it takes a good writer and an artist to craft out an interesting plot to keep the readers kept up following a series. While there are many well-known titles in the market that commonly in love with around the world (like Naruto, Bleach, Dragonball or even Doraemon),there are some titles that is under the radar that is good, that is worth reading. One of th ...more
What if you had the chance to go back in time and change the course of the future? Satoru Fujinuma gets the opportunity to do so almost every day. Except for, for him, it's always small leaps in time (which he calls ‘Revivals’) - maybe 10-15 minutes or so to give him the chance to wake a driver who's had a stroke and is unconscious at the wheel, for example.

When Satoru and his mother witness a man attempt to a kidnap a child, Satoru's reminded of a classmate who was abducted and murdered when he
This is different.

Erased follows the story of a 29-year-old man who can't really remember portions of his childhood. The adults in his life pushed him to suppress those memories because of some grisly murders that occurred. He has an ability he calls "Revival" that sends him back a few minutes into the past, and after something crazy happens in his present day, he ends up flung into his childhood to that fateful time.

Satoru, the main character, has an interesting perspective. He's a (failed) man
Nov 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
The first half of Erased was slow. The saving grace was that it felt like it was slowly building up some grand story (and I would say it was). The characters and Satoru Fujinuma's "revival" abilities were interesting. The art was decent. I've seen better but I did like it.

The second half of this volume was when things really picked up. In fact, I would give five stars to the second half of this volume. The story had a good pace, interesting things were happening, and I really liked some of the i
I like mysteries. I like murders. I like mysteries with murder (+ sci-fi twists).

It took me getting through the first volume to become solely hooked onto the mystery of whom is killing these children. I just love the idea of going back constantly until you solve the mystery.
Emily Wells
Nov 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
That was so good!!! I absolutely love this story and can't wait to read the other volumes!
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga, paranormal
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Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erased, manga
Erased is rated Teen and has some depictions of not only child abuse but deals with the abduction and murder of several children but they are tastefully depicted to ensure the thriving plot and distaste for the abuser.

Satoru Fujinuma has had some success with creating manga in the past but lately his style has been suffering under the critical gaze of manga companies so he is in a bit of a rough spot of his life where he gets by delivering pizza when he really wants to draw manga. However he is
Dec 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Realized I never finished this review -- from 7 months ago. I'll do my best...

The Town Where Only I am Missing, Erased Volume 1 came highly recommended to me from a friend. I had extremely high expectations for this series. I don't know if it is because of that, or that I wasn't quite sure what to expect, that I am not sure what I think about this volume. I am intrigued enough by the story to get volume two however.

Erased follows Satoru Fujinuma, who has developed the special skill of rewinding
Lauren Evatt
Jun 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Erased was a manga I tried on a whim based on its intriguing cover without knowing anything about the story (which I think is the best way to read it). This manga blew me away! Everything about it was so well done. The story was well paced and could evoke emotion and at the same time raise interest in the mystery. I loved how you don't know everything at once and little things are revealed as you go until you see the whole picture more clearly. Also the atmosphere was mysterious but could change ...more
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Satoru is a struggling twenty-nine-year-old manga artist who is criticized for failing to get to the heart of his work. His aloof attitude and social ineptness makes it difficult for him to connect to others, and so he fails to get to the heart of himself, let alone his work. Gradually, it is revealed that he is haunted by the kidnapping and murder of three of his classmates in 1988. Believing he could have saved them if he had just spoken up, he is hounded by guilt.

What he does have is a rare
Aug 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
For years, Satoru has dealt with a strange gift: every time some life threatening event occurs around him, he's sent back to the moment just before it happened, repeating it over and over again until he fixes it. However, when his mother is murdered, his ability sends him back eighteen years: just a month before a series of deadly serial kidnappings will take his childhood friends' and classmates' lives. With nothing more than a vague memory of his childhood life and trapped in his own ten-year- ...more
Colleen Corgel
May 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Really great start to a genre bending manga. The story is great, the characters are engaging, and the art style is really really good. During the first few pages, I thought I'd get too distracted by the art style, which while it is neat and clean, is certainly not the same as a typical manga that gets translated over here. I couldn't really go along with Satoru's mom's pouty lips and sometimes crossed eyes. Those decisions were a little distracting but didn't take away from the overall effect of ...more
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