I loved ERASED. Absolutely loved it. It made me raise the bar so high that the ending ended up to be a little disappointing. I guess there are a few things that I don’t fully agree with after all I’ve seen during the past three months.
I don’t like the idea of that lunatic sparing Satoru’s life because he couldn’t live without him anymore. What is up with that? I understand that he’s a total head case. I just cannot understand why he would spare Satoru’s life fifteen years ago, I certainly don’t understand why he didn’t take Satoru’s life during the fifteen years he’s been in coming and I absolutely do not understand why he didn’t kill him on that rooftop when he had the chance, especially after Satoru remembered everything. Could it be that I’m not crazy enough myself to understand such a mind-set?
I also don’t really like the way it ended in general. Satoru still lost fifteen years of his life, even though he technically already lived all those years before he went back in time, and he could only catch that lunatic by throwing himself off that roof in order to bait out that psychopath once and for all.
Not all of it was bad though. He ended up becoming a successful mangaka after all and he even ended up meeting the one girl that believed in him when no one else would. That makes it a bit more painful since it’s up to our imagination from this point forward. In my mind they get together eventually and have 2 kids.Read More
This episode was both annoying and heavy. I am truly glad that I chose ERASED to write about. Never regretted it at all. It’s been fantastic since the start. Normally it would be pretty easy to spot the culprits. Not here though. It took me quite a while.
Our poor protagonist was forced into a coma after that lunatic drove that car into a frozen lake. He was asleep for fifteen years and his mother took care of him every day during that period. That‘s seriously heavy stuff. He managed to save the lives of his friends (although others may not have been so lucky) by sacrificing fifteen years.
What annoyed me is that the guy didn’t remember a thing. I don’t blame him; it happens. What annoyed me even more is that the maniac that did that to him showed up and pretended to be a friend. I got really annoyed. Our protagonist remembers again so I hope that he finally deals the final blow next week, even though he’s in a wheelchair, told his killer that he remembers and that he’s alone with him on a deserted rooftop. Not a very good combination…Read More
This week is not starting out great. I was nearly late for work, ended up spilling my lunch and when I finally got home I ended up slightly burning dinner and then I forgot that I was out of pretzels as soon as I wanted to start watching backlogged anime.
There is not much I want to say to be honest. There is only one thing I can say; I told you so. That homeroom teacher was the insane killer all this time. It became so painfully obvious after the third of fourth episode. Sure, I was still pretty hesitant at first, but after the sixth episode I already knew for sure that it was him. All the signs were there to be honest. I’m just surprised that the protagonist’s mother, whom seems to be able to read people like open books, didn’t pick up on any of that. Maybe she’s not as good as she has been portrayed.Read More
The protagonist’s homeroom teacher actually seemed to have helped save that poor girl from that dreadful mother. It would almost make me want to change my opinion of that guy. I won’t. There’s something off. I’m positive it’s him.
I won’t celebrate prematurely. Kayo seems to have been taken from her unstable, abusive mother and entrusted to her grandmother for the time being, but the problem isn’t solved yet. Kayo may have been saved (for the time being), but the killer is still on the loose and there are plenty of other kids that he can target. Satoru may have saved one girl but there were other cases during that time that he has to focus on now. Even if he manages to save those two other girls, he still has to find out who’s behind it so that the culprit doesn’t go after other kids.
The worst part is that Satoru’s mother, whom supposedly can almost read people’s minds, is completely oblivious to the fact that she may have been helping a killer by making his ‘hobby’ a little bit easier. Even she must’ve thought that there was something wrong when all that candy appeared out of nowhere, dispute him claiming that he yearns for it after giving up smoking.
I’m also a little bit worried that Satoru is going after the victims that he knows of and that he won’t think about the possibility of having changes the timeline, thereby forgetting to factor in the possibility of there being more and/or different victims now that he’s saved one of the girls. Now would be a good time for him to talk to his mother.Read More
The madness just won’t end, will it? Every time the protagonist gets a little bit closer to saving poor Kayo-chan something bad happens. Other kids get abducted and/or killed and it would seem as though Kayo-chan might be next.
One thing is certain for me; I am now one hundred percent sure that their homeroom teacher is the culprit. Not only does he seem extremely interested (more so than just wanting what’s best for his students), but he also seems to be in control of everything, you know? I mean, how can Kayo’s mother know they’re coming each and every time? She did not escape around the back when they arrived. She was already gone.
Kayo’s death may have been postponed for now. But she’ll end up dying anyway if Satoru doesn’t realize it soon. He knows the culprit’s footprint right now so he can use that as a means of finding the killer. The real kick in the balls is that Satoru’s mother is actually helping her killer to kill a little girl right now. She trusts that homeroom teacher way too much.Read More
Okay, I know for sure now. I want to make it perfectly clear that this post will contain spoilers as I am finally certain of what’s about to happen now. They made quite the slipup if you ask me. I don’t think it was on purpose.
We know that the protagonist’s plan didn’t work out right. The day of the murder was only slightly delayed. That poor girl still ended up being killed. The protagonist ended up going back to his ‘own time’ and found out that things were just as bad as before. He had one person that believed him, Airi-chan of course, but that didn’t make much of a difference.
She tried to help him but instead only became bait to bring the police to Satoru. He got arrested, saw that the killer was there to make sure that he took the fall for his crime, and begged (god?) to get sent back to the past one more time in order to try and prevent Kayo-chan, other girls and his own mother from getting killed by this psychopath.
But like I said; they made a mistake (or did they?) when they decided to have the protagonist go back again to make sure that Kayo-chan doesn’t go home to her parents. He thinks that her parents are responsible for her death, so he decided to make sure that she didn’t go home, that Jun-kun, that anti-social guy, had an alibi so that he couldn’t be framed for murder again and he even told his friends about what was going on in order to get their help. Kayo-chan started living in an old bus and still the murderer found her. Her mother and her boyfriend did not even know she was missing, Jun-kun had an alibi which only leaves their homeroom teacher. I am certain that he’s the one.Read More
I am loving ERASED, but sometimes I get so frustrated with it that I just want to punch my monitor. They really know how to portray a bad guy here. I don’t even know who it is yet and I already want to see him suffer badly.
This episode really added a few new possibilities and now I’m more lost than ever. That reporter guy that his mother used to hang out with joined the picture again and so the list of suspects just grew larger. There’s are plenty of things that I’ve learned when it comes to anime and one of those things is that when a certain character seems too nice and somehow too helpful than that’s someone you want to keep an eye on at all times. They usually turn out to be the suspect or one of the suspects. I’m not saying that’s the case here, but I’m keeping an open mind.
This is actually annoying, but I really have been thinking about that reported guy a lot. I mean, he worked with that poor woman a lot and there’s a chance that she may have discovered what he’s been doing all this time. He knows a lot about her and he knows where she lives so he definitely had the ability to murder her.
It also bothers me that they focussed on one of the protagonist’s friends. Would a boy that gets mistaken for a girl sometimes really do something like this? The list of suspects just keeps growing with every passing episode even though I just want to know now. All in all? I’m still putting my money on the teacher. He was way too interested in Satoru and Kayo.Read More
This certainly was a kick in our protagonist’s nads. He went through all that trouble of going back in time (even though he himself has no idea how he did it) and it only seemed to make things worse if you look at the big picture.
He did not save that poor girl. I imagine that her mother’s boyfriend is the one responsible for her death and that her mother is merely trying to cover it up or something. But yeah, she got murdered a little later anyway. She managed to make it to her birthday but that was all. Our poor protagonist had no other choice but to go back to his ‘own time’.
I will say that I find it kind of weird that his colleague, that interesting girl, is willing to do so much to help him. She even helped him at the cost of her own wellbeing after the murderer set her family’s house on fire with her still in it. It goes to show that our protagonist is getting closer (and making things a little bit worse for the sake of progress). I can’t wait to see what happens.Read More