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Boku Dake ga Inai Machi  
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Struggling manga author Satoru Fujinuma is beset by his fear to express himself. However, he has a supernatural talent of "noticing things" that forces him to help people.


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Associated Names
Город, в котором меня нет
รีไววัล ย้อนอดีตไขปริศนา
Die Stadt, in der es mich nicht gibt
The town only I don't live in
The Town Where Only I Am Missing

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Anonymous Tamer
Café con Lenin
Death Toll

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Status in Country of Origin
6 Volumes (Ongoing)

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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (188 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.56 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 31st 2015, 1:03pm PST



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Young Ace (Kadokawa)

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Weekly Pos #426 decreased(-17)
Monthly Pos #401 increased(+19)
3 Month Pos #412 decreased(-68)
6 Month Pos #363 decreased(-20)

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Good, but should end wihtout dragging   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Mytskine
April 17th, 2015, 6:19pm
At first, I thought this series didn't amount to much, though I really enjoy the drawings. Then the volumes 2 and 3 had me hooked: the child abuse threats maintain a tense atmosphere and the violence seems very realistic and quite probable. Some side characters are a bit cliché or over the top, but the overall psychology still feels sincere. From volume 4 onwards, I felt the story was less intense which makes me fear that it will drag endlessly and waste such a good work. Another main reason this should stop soon is that the culprit is quite obvious, and I already feel tired of seeing the fake mystery going on. Up to now this was a enjoyable read, sometimes chilling and sometimes moving.

This series has been compared to Spirit (which I found much less enjoyable, a story going nowhere while accumulating clichés, and not at all close to Boku Dake), and to Montage (which, though very similar in pace and sometimes in atmosphere, has a much more contrived story, with stereotypical characters and far too many tricks, a typical shounen mystery series).

... Last updated on April 17th, 2015, 6:22pm
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Absolutely incredible. No wonder it won awards.   
Rating: N/A
by tameflame
April 16th, 2015, 11:35pm
(Up to Chap 29, I'll edit the review as the manga continues)

An amazing plot and an outstandingly well-designed MC balanced with perfectly paced chapters makes this a wonderful story to behold.

Whenever something bad is about to happen, the MC is stuck in a time loop, time is reset to around 5 mins before the bad thing happens, the only way to get out of this loop is to prevent the bad thing from happening.

This concept would already work great for episodic story arcs, but the mangaka shows foresight with how he interweaves the story, plot concept and character driven strorytelling into a well composed work.

I will get into the brunt of the story here, yes it's spoilers, but well worth reading:

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
The man's mother is murdered, he is framed but the time loop offers him a way to prevent this, however, the loop doesn't reset time to 5 mins ago, he goes 16 years into the past, where he's a 12 year old kid again. Why is this? Because the murderer of his mom is the same serial killer who took the lives of several of the MC's classmates when he was young: the only way to save his mom, is to prevent the murders from happening in the first place!

Compelling storytelling with remarkable characters that are hard to forget. Well done, mangaka!

I've read hundreds of series now, but this one is easily on the top 1% in terms of pacing, entertainment, thought provocation, and overall author's craft.

... Last updated on April 17th, 2015, 12:28am
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Loving It   
Rating: N/A
by BlackOrion
August 18th, 2014, 9:06pm
Really entertaining, I found myself getting mad with the protagonist when he does, and honestly caring for the other characters.
All things seems to have a reason to be so far, and I can't stop making assumptions about who the "bad" guy really is on this story

All in all, worth the read, at least for me.
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How come this manga is good ?   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by residentgrigo
March 28th, 2014, 9:44am
Sanbe Kei is a mangaka i only liked for the art. His series where ether softcore hentai or dumb shonen
(actually seinen) survival mangas that i never cared about and i wouldn't have given this series a second glance if it wasn´t nominated of award this week. And i could believe it! This is is first truly recommendable work.
Nice moody art, no dumb fanservice and an interesting mysteries. I am not sure how he wants to resolve the supernatural aspect but i hope he wont fall on his face because fort the first time in his career he actually shows promise. If you never cared about his work like me you may find something to like here.
The only downside are the pointless female lead in the present timeline. Her genki self feels way out of place and everyone looks too similar in age. That is all the valid criticisms i have. Montage (WATANABE Jun) (7,5/10) and the reviewed Spirit Circle (9/10) are somewhat similar manga and are further recommendations.

... Last updated on April 8th, 2015, 8:58am
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Suspenseful but painful to read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by cecropiamoth
February 3rd, 2014, 8:36pm
This is so amazingly close to the reality of how real people behave in tough situations that I can't get over it. The emotional realism makes the suspense expertly set up by the story all the more believable and intense. From what I've read so far (through chapter 9), I think maybe its emotions will be what will make this manga great. I think many tears and fears are coming down the line, so much so that I almost am afraid to read more. Stories can actually do that to people when they're this good!

... Last updated on February 3rd, 2014, 8:36pm
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by bull3thole
December 3rd, 2013, 11:47pm
This manga is really amazing! I was hesitate at first because the description for this manga didn't grab my attention, but after reading the comments it made me want to read this manga; they were right. After reading chapter and after chapter, the plot keeps drawing you in. I love the mysteries surrounding this manga. I'm really excited after just reading 5 chapters so it made want to comment on it right now so others can share my excitement for this manga.

The thing that captivates me the most is how it makes you feel when I read it. Like the person below me said, it gives me chills too when I keep reading. I'll give this a 9/10 for now because it still hasn't ended yet and I don't know if the plot will get worse or better as the story progresses.

... Last updated on December 4th, 2013, 11:37am
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Beyond my expectation!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Stubborn_kid
September 10th, 2013, 9:29am
Up until now I am totally captivated by it. This series gave me chills and yet many many feels.
I am dying for the next chapter!!!>"<

... Last updated on September 10th, 2013, 9:32am
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by haru_kin
March 3rd, 2013, 9:43pm
I started reading this because I really love sensei's Mouryou no Yurikago and Hoozuki no Shima series.
Unlike the previous two I mentioned here which both of the series started with suspense situations on the first chapter, I thought the plot for this one kinda slow and boring.

But after I read the next chapter, and the next chapter, and the next chapter, I know I'm wrong.

I don't know about others, but after the recent chapters (i'm on chapter 7) whenever I relate the series meaning ' The Town Where Only I Am Missing' with the page where little Fujinuma holding a trowel and a bucket surrounded by the tall grass in chapter 1, I kinda get an eerie feeling.
No, I guess I got mix feelings; eerie, warm, suspense throughout reading this series.

It's good to know Fujinuma really loves his mom. And I think he's really cute when he's a child.

... Last updated on March 16th, 2013, 10:05pm
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good start   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
December 7th, 2012, 7:35pm
I like the plot and characters I really appreciate themes like time loop, time travel, time paradox.

I hope the author don't screw up the ending like Hoozuki no Shima
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Child Trauma   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by jasperv
August 28th, 2012, 6:02am
repressed memories?
I smell child abuse *cold-chills* ><
its a miracle already that he is alive and mentally healthy or is he? *shudder*
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