Source: Aniplex of America

Aniplex of America announced that they acquired the domestic rights to Erased. The seires iwll begin streaming on Crunchyroll on January 7, 2016 at 9:30AM Pacific (12:30PM Eastern).

Aniplex also launched an official website for the series, which will be updated with further information on the title and related products.


December 9, 2015

Aniplex of America Acquires

Sci-Fi Thriller ERASED for January 2016 ERASED

©2016 Kei Sanbe/KADOKAWA/Bokumachi Animation Committee

©2016 Kei Sanbe/KADOKAWA/Bokumachi Animation Committee

SAO Director and Blue Exorcist Character Designer to Produce Anime Adaptation of Popular Thriller Mystery Series!

SANTA MONICA, CA (December 9, 2015) –Aniplex of America announced today that they have
acquired the anime series, ERASED (Japanese title: Boku Dake Ga Inai Machi, lit. The town where
only I am missing), for their upcoming winter simulcast season. This highly anticipated anime
adaptation of the award-winning manga currently serialized in Young Ace monthly magazine will
premiere on Crunchyroll on January 7, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. (PST). Aniplex of America has also
launched the official homepage of ERASED ( where they plan to
announce more details on the series at a later time.

ERASED is a sci-fi thriller series featuring the story of Satoru Fujinuma, a struggling manga creator
who suffers from a peculiar phenomenon called REVIVAL, where he is forcibly transferred back in time
moments before a life-threatening occurrence. Satoru soon realizes that this phenomenon continues to
occur only to him until he successfully eliminates the cause of this threat. Originally created by author
Kei Sanbe, the ERASED manga series has won second place for the 2014 Manga Taisho award and has
been featured in Kono Manga Ga Sugoi (lit. This Manga is Amazing!) for the same year. The anime
adaptation will be produced by A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online II, Blue Exorcist, Your lie in April) and
directed by Tomohiko Ito (Sword Art Online II, Silver Spoon) and Keigo Sasaki (Blue Exorcist, World
Conquest Zvezda Plot) will be working as the character designer.
For more details on ERASED, please visit the official homepage:

About Aniplex of America Inc.

Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in
Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and a leading provider of anime
content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite
Blu-ray and DVD releases including Sword Art Online, KILL la KILL, Bakemonogatari, Fate/Zero,
Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Blue Exorcist, NISEKOI, OREIMO 2, Magi: The Kingdom of Magic,
Expelled From Paradise, The irregular at magic high school, ALDNOAH.ZERO, Fate/stay night
[Unlimited Blade Works] and DURARARA!! ×2. The company’s ever-growing line-up of shows includes
our most recent titles Sword Art Online II, The Asterisk War, OWARIMONOGATARI, Your lie in April,
Charlotte, Classroom Crisis, WAGNARIA!! 3 and GOD EATER