ERASED episode 12
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.