With just twelve episodes, Erased, or Boku dake ga Inai Machi, became an enormously popular anime thanks to its great plot and the beautifully written characters. Erased ended back in 2016, and while the manga had a spin-off and there were some live-action adaptations, the anime was never continued, despite its popularity among the fans. So, will season 2 of Erased ever happen?
Seeing how the original manga is finished and the anime series, albeit not adapting every page from the manga, wrapped up the storyline, we assume that a second season of Erased is highly unlikely to happen. The main reason is that the anime has finished the story and there is no more material to adapt and it doesn’t look like we’ll be seeing any original material.
The rest of this article is going to bring you all the known and unknown information related to a potential season 2 of Erased. You’re going to find out about its potential release date, whether there is a trailer, what the story could be about, and much more about this great anime series.
Erased season 2 Release Date
Erased aired from January 8, 2016 to March 25, 2016; the first season consisted of twelve 25-minute episodes that followed Kei Sanbe’s manga of the same name. Now, the anime didn’t adapt every page of the manga, but the main storyline from the manga has been adapted in the anime, so we’ve seen the whole thing in animated form.
Namely, Kei Sanbe’s manga was relatively short and there would need to be some original material for the show to continue (sequel material, not the Erased:re spin-off thing Sanbe did), and we don’t know whether that’ll happen. As it stands now, Erased seems more like a limited series than anything else, so a renewal seems to be unlikely.
Erased Season 2 Trailer
Now that we’ve given you the main information, you have probably concluded by yourselves that there is no trailer for the second season of Erased simply because the season has not yet even been announced and we have our doubts that it ever will be. Considering the fact that the original anime adapted the manga’s ending, we don’t see a new season anywhere on the horizon. The writers would have to come up with an original storyline, and that seems very unlikely from our point of view.
Erased:Re doesn’t seem to be a likely candidate for an adaptation at this time, but that might be the fans’ only hope for some new material related to the storyline.
Erased Season 2 Plot
Satoru Fujinuma, a twenty-nine year old mangaka apprentice, suffers from a peculiar phenomenon called Revival: in case of danger, he automatically goes back in time by a few minutes, obtaining the possibility of preventing a catastrophe and usually saving someone’s life. One day, however, Satoru, after returning home, finds his mother dead on the ground and, sighted by the police, is found guilty of the crime.
In an attempt to save the victim, he activates his power and from 2006 he is catapulted by surprise in 1988, when he was still in elementary school. Satoru then decides to take the opportunity to save the life of Kayo Hinazuki, his old classmate with a lonely character, who suddenly disappeared in the period in which his mother’s killer himself kidnapped and killed three children by indicting a friend of she.
The above-written paragraphs are a short overview of the plot of Erased, the manga, but also the anime. As we’ve said, the anime didn’t adapt every page of the manga – eight volumes are a bit too much for just twelve episodes – but it did adapt the whole story, so we’ve seen both the beginning and the ending. The Erased:re spin-off manga didn’t really do much for the plot in that sense.
This actually means that we don’t know what a second season of Erase would be about. The plot would have to be completely original and it doesn’t seem likely that Kei Sanbe would write a completely new plot just for the sake of another anime season, and since a new manga doesn’t seem to be on its way, we don’t think we’ll be seeing more of Erased.
Erased Season 2 Cast
The cast of Erased probably would change for a potential season two, since the writers would have to come up with an original story, but probably not by much. We actually don’t know whether we’ll even see a second season of the show, but if we do, at least part of the cast from season one will probably return, and it includes:
- Satoru Fujinuma (藤沼 悟, Fujinuma Satoru)
Voiced by: Shinnosuke Mitsushima (adult), Tao Tsuchiya (child); Ben Diskin (adult), Michelle Ruff (child)
Satoru is a 29-year-old manga artist who also works part-time as a delivery man at Oasi Pizza. Many years ago while he was still a child, his father left him and his mother for which reason he is living in a single parent home. He possesses an ability he calls “Revival,” which brings him back to a time before a life-threatening incident occurs and allows him to prevent it.
- Kayo Hinazuki (雛月 加代, Hinazuki Kayo)
Voiced by: Aoi Yūki; Stephanie Sheh
Kayo is one of Satoru’s primary school classmates and is one of the original victims of the serial kidnapping case that occurred 18 years ago.
- Airi Katagiri (片桐 愛梨, Katagiri Airi)
Voiced by: Chinatsu Akasaki; Cherami Leigh
Airi is a high school student and Satoru’s friendly co-worker at Oasi Pizza. She becomes involved with him when she witnesses oddities such as when he manages to save people from certain life-threatening situations.
- Sachiko Fujinuma (藤沼 佐知子, Fujinuma Sachiko)
Voiced by: Minami Takayama; Sara Cravens
Sachiko is Satoru’s mother and a former news announcer. Her husband left the family many years ago, causing her to raise Satoru on her own. She possesses a sharp eye and is quick to observe any irregularities.
- Jun Shiratori (白鳥 潤, Shiratori Jun)
Voiced by: Takahiro Mizushima; Max Mittelman
Jun is a stuttering food delivery worker who lives in Satoru’s hometown and often approaches lone students around his house. He and Satoru play with paper airplanes. Because he advises lonely children to be more “courageous” and make more friends, he is nicknamed “Yuuki”, which means courage.
- Kenya Kobayashi (小林 賢也, Kobayashi Ken’ya)
Voiced by: Yō Taichi, Tasuku Emoto (adult) (Japanese); Erica Mendez, Xander Mobus (adult)
Kenya is one of Satoru’s primary school classmates who has a strong sense of justice and is very mature for his age with his intelligent choices. He is an aspiring lawyer who has a keen eye.
- Gaku Yashiro (八代 学, Yashiro Gaku)
Voiced by: Mitsuru Miyamoto; David Collins
Gaku is Satoru’s homeroom teacher during his youth and the closest thing he has to a father figure.
- Hiromi Sugita (杉田 広美, Sugita Hiromi)
Voiced by: Akari Kitō, Atsushi Tamaru (adult) (Japanese); Christine Marie Cabanos, Kyle McCarley (adult) (English)
Hiromi is one of Satoru’s primary school classmates who appears feminine even though he is a boy. He is one of the original victims of the serial kidnapping case.
- Osamu (修)
Voiced by: Ayaka Nanase; Ryan Bartley
Osamu is one of Satoru’s primary school classmates.
- Kazu (カズ)
Voiced by: Yukitoshi Kikuchi; Bobby Thong
Kazu is one of Satoru’s primary school classmates. He is much taller and heavier than the rest of Satoru’s friends and goes out of his way to appear “masculine”.
- Aya Nakanishi (中西 彩, Nakanishi Aya)
Voiced by: Sayaka Kaneko (Japanese); Corina Boettger
Aya is a student who attends Izumi Primary and is one of the original victims of the serial kidnapping case.
- Misato Yanagihara (柳原 美里, Yanagihara Misato)
Voiced by: Hina Kino(Japanese); Mela Lee
Misato is another classmate of Satoru’s. She has a strong dislike for Kayo and she often likes to pick on her.
- Akemi Hinazuki (雛月 明美, Hinazuki Akemi)
Voiced by: Akemi Okamura (Japanese); Carrie Keranen
Akemi is Kayo’s abusive mother, whose abusive nature was exposed to the public.
- Kumi (久美)
Voiced by: Reika Uyama
Kumi is a nine-year-old patient who suffers from leukemia.
How Many Episodes Will Erased Season 2 Have?
The first season of the Erased anime had a total of 12 episodes. As we have elaborated, we think that a second season of Erased is highly unlikely and no one has said absolutely anything about it, so we don’t know anything yet, but if we do see a second season of the show, we assume that it will have at least 12 episodes like the first season, if not more.
Where to Watch Erased Season 2?
Erased season two cannot be watched anywhere at this time, simply because the season hasn’t even been announced yet and we have stated that we think it unlikely that it will. Still, based on how the first season was broadcast, we expect the show to be broadcast on Fuji TV in Japan and via Netflix, which has the anime on its roster, internationally.