There are instances that despite the anime only having 1 season, it still became popular. Erased is one of those. If you’re wondering what Erased is all about, we will be giving you background info free from any major spoilers! It will give you an idea of why this anime became popular and worth the watch. Decide whether or not this will be included in your anime watchlist at the end!
Genre: Thriller, Magic
Erased combines the thriller and magic genres in its series. There is the daunting reality of crimes, yet there is also magic that can counter the dark subject matter. In essence, it is magic that can essentially serve as the solution to the crime conflict. So do not need to worry about watching a very depressing anime. However, there were still instances in the anime where tragedy is ever-present.
Since it is considered a thriller, there is also a considerable amount of suspense. It can leave you on the edge of your seat, and it is what makes it a fun rollercoaster ride.
Erased is an R-rated anime, as it has violence and gore. It also has mature subject matters that cannot be easily understood by children. At most, it is R-13. There were scenes that can be quite disturbing, especially depictions of child abuse. It is also advisable to skip these scenes if they are found to be triggering.
Story (Major Spoiler-Free)
Erased is about a young man named Satoru Fujinuma, who is a struggling manga artist. He lives a relatively normal life when he discovers he has the magical ability to turn back time before an accident occurs. At first, it was just mere minutes before the accident that he was able to prevent. This mysterious ability is called the “Revival”. But when his mother got killed, Satoru used this ability to turn back time 18 years ago. The various killings that transpired in his school seemed to be related to his mother’s death. Satoru then turned back into an 11-year-old kid. He then investigates and plans accordingly to prevent his mother’s death in the future and several others as well.
Considering that you do not mind the genre, trigger warnings, and are compelled by the story, then Erased definitely deserves a spot on your watchlist. It has the mystery factor, which can leave viewers hooked and itching to press the “Next Episode” button on Netflix. The anime is also very easy to follow as it only has 1 season and 12 episodes. It is recommendable for those who are anime beginners, or those anime watchers who do not feel like investing in seasons-long anime. If you’re yearning for the thrill of suspense and mystery, Erased is a perfect anime for you.
Those viewers who are interested in crime or detective work will be in for a treat, especially those who did not mind having a little bit of magic.