Romance rating: (Not rated)
🇯🇵 Boku dake ga Inai Machi
Adaption from: Manga
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|Title||Episodes||Release date||Release season|
|Season 1||Boku dake ga Inai Machi||12||08. January 2016 ‑ 25. March 2016||Winter 2016|
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Kayo Hinazuki had developed feelings for Satoru Fujinuma, and at first it might look like she would end up with him.
But as soon as she is safe and he falls into a coma, she is admitted and cared for by the child protection authorities.
She often visited Satoru Fujinuma in the hospital, praying for him to wake up soon.
The mother of Satoru Fujinuma could no longer bear that Kayo Hinazuki wasted her life like that.
She transported him to a hospital in Chiba without informing Kayo Hinazuki, leaving only a letter of thanks for her support, but with the request for Kayo Hinazuki to cherish her “present” so that she could have a bright future.
(For more information ➜ Will the couple get together?)
The Age gap needs a bit of explaination, because time traveling takes a big role in this anime.
Satoru Fujinuma is 29 (or 26?) years old.
He travels back in time, where he is 10-11 years old (physically).
Kayo Hinazuki is also 10-11 years old there.
So they actually have a big age gap when Satoru Fujinuma is in the past because he is mentally still an adult.
But something happens and he is in a coma for 15 years sleeping.
(For more information ➜ Time skip?)
So after he wakes up from the coma, Kayo Hinazuki visits him and then there is no age gap anymore.
They are then the same age. (They even have their birthday on the same day)
Age gap between Satoru Fujinuma and Airi Katagiri?
Circa 12 (or 9?) years.
Satoru Fujinuma is 29 (or 26?) years old and Airi Katagiri is 17 years old.
Actual age of Satoru Fujinuma?
In the end, Satoru Fujinuma returns to his true timeline, where he is actually 26 years old.
This confuses me a bit, but was Satoru Fujinuma 26 years old the whole time?
Or is he only 26 years old physically, but he is 29 years old mentally?
Well, it’s a bit complicated.
Satoru Fujinuma can travel through time.
He travels 19 years into the past to stop a serial killer.
When the serial killer later tries to kill Satoru Fujinuma, he travels (while drowning?) back to his true timeline.
And while he was transported back to his true timeline, he was in a coma.
When he wakes up, 15 years have “passed”.
Strong violence including murder and physical child abuse.
Will the couple get together?
In the very end, Satoru Fujinuma and Kayo Hinazuki do not become a couple, although they have been through a lot together. But at the end…Kayo Hinazuki?
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Kayo Hinazuki married Hiromi Sugita.
When Satoru Fujinuma awakened from coma Kayo Hinazuki visited him with her son Mirai.
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In the last scene of Erased it looks like Satoru Fujinuma and Airi Katagiri will get closer in the future.
It’s not sure, but it’s pretty obvious that they maybe will come together.
Will the couple stay together?
Well, since the anime shows how the relationship between Satoru Fujinuma and Kayo Hinazuki developed and made it quite obvious that the two should end up together at the end, then this is definitely a: YesWhat?
Satoru Fujinuma wakes up from coma and is visited by Kayo Hinazuki.
And surprise surprise, she appears with her son she had with her husband.
Dead of a love partner?
So, regarding the romance between the main couple it is a bad end.
If you thought like me that the couple will get together, the anime will disappoint you.
But in general the ending is a happy ending.
Even though Satoru falls into a coma, he manages to save his friend and everybody lifes happily.
Once he wakes up (represented as destiny), he meets Airi Katagiri under a bridge, which implies that they could end up together.