ERASED: Tatsuya Fujiwara Stars in Manga Adaptation
Information, Trailer and High-Res Photos from Warner Bros. Pictures Japan
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures Japan, Hakuhodo DY Music & Pictures Inc.
Official Site: warnerbros.co.jp/bokumachi (Japan)
Why am I here in the past?
If he does not stop the “incident”, a man involved in the phenomenon called “Revival” must repeat the same hour over and over.
He reaches back to protect an important person in the world of 18 years ago.
Actor Tatsuya Fujiwara — internationally known for his performances in the BATTLE ROYALE (バトル・ロワイアル, Batoru Rowaiaru, 2000) and DEATH NOTE (デスノート, Desu Noto, 2006) films — stars in ERASED (僕だけがいない街, Bokudake ga Inai Machi), the live-action adaptation of the hit manga by Kei Sanbe. The movie was released by Warner Bros. Pictures Japan on March 19th and is now being offered to foreign distributors by Hakuhodo DY Music & Pictures Inc.
Co-starring with Fujiwara is Kasumi Arimura (SPEC series, WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE, I AM A HERO). The supporting cast includes Mitsuhiro Oikawa (SINKING OF JAPAN, PARTNERS: THE MOVIE III), Seiji Fukushi (L♡DK – LIVING TOGETHER, THE NEXT GENERATION -PATLABOR-) and Yuriko Ishida (PRINCESS MONONOKE, MW, FROM UP ON POPPY HILL).
Also known as The Town Where Only I am Missing, the manga has been nominated for the Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize and Manga Taisho Awards. A 12 episode anime series debuted in January 2016.
Satoru Fujinuma is a struggling manga artist and he works as a part-timer like many others. That is, as long as his special ability of “revival” does not manifest itself.
Revival is an involuntary time travel ability that allows him to jump back to the moment right before a life-threatening event. This continues to happen until the cause of the threat is erased.
Incidents around town begin reminding Satoru of a childhood trauma he’d sooner forget. Convinced that the perpetrator who murdered his mother Sachiko in 2016 is the same one who committed a number of serial murders in 1998, he travels back and forth between the two eras. As he does so, Satoru finally begins to question what caused his ability to surface and whether or not it’s powerful enough to change the past.
Japanese Theatrical Release: March 19, 2016 (Roadshow)
Running Time: 125 Minutes
Screen Size: 2.35:1
Satoru Fujinuma: Tatsuya Fujiwara
Airi Katagiri: Kasumi Arimura
Kayo Hinazuki: Rio Suzuki
Young Satoru Fujinuma: Tsubasa Nakagawa
Jun Shiratori: Kento Hayashi
Manabu Yashiro: Mitsuhiro Oikawa
Kenya Kobayashi: Seiji Fukushi
Shin Sawada: Tetta Sugimoto
Sachiko Fujinuma: Yuriko Ishida
Director: Yuichiro Hirakawa
Original Story: Erased by Kei Sanbe (published by KADOKAWA/Kadokawa Young Ace)
Screenplay: Noriko Goto
Executive Producer: Hiroyoshi Koiwai
Producers: Kei Haruna, Jungo Maruta, Masahiro Uchiyama
Cinematography: Shigetomo Madarame
Art Director: Chieko Kashiyama
Lighting: Junichi Ikeda
Sound: Shinichi Toyota
Editor: Naoya Bando
Hair and Makeup: Akemi Kurata, Akiko Uchino
Special Makeup: Etsuko Egawa
VFX Supervisor: Akihiro Nakamura
Music Producer: Kyoko Kitahara
Music: Yuuki Hayashi
Theme Song: “Hear ~Proof That you Can Trust~” (Hear 〜信じあえた証〜, Hear ~Shinjiaeta Akashi~) by Chise Kanna (Universal Music/EMI RECORDS)
Production: “ERASED” Film Partners
Production Company: Office Crescendo
Distributor: Warner Bros. Japan
International Sales: Hakuhodo DY Music & Pictures Inc.
© 2016 “ERASED” Film Partners