Saturday, February 20, 2016


Thriller...with kids?
Beside "Showa Genroku Rakujo Shinjuu" the anime to watch this season is "ERASED."  Satoru is a mild mannered pizza delivery guy/mangaka...with the ability to go back in time to prevent accidents.  Just a few minutes, just enough to say, save someone from being hurt in a car accident.  Crimes that happened during childhood come back to haunt him when his mother becomes involved in a possible recurrence of the crimes.  Satoru goes back in time 18 years to become his 10 year old self.  Can he protect the victims from the past and his mother in the future?  The show is very well paced, almost like a well paced movie thriller. Each episode ends in a cliffhanger that leaves you frustrated that you have to wait another week to see more.  There is something compelling about these little kids confronting these life and death situations with their limited power as children.  The time travel gimmick actually works and gives a sense tension as if watching a live action movie.  Hopefully, the show will not crash and burn at the end, which is entirely possible with these types of plot driven shows.  Waiting for episode 8 right now...

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