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Boku Dake ga Inai Machi  
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Description
A strange phenomenon where one is transferred back to the moment right before something life-threatening occurs. This continues to happen until the cause of the threat is erased. It is as if somebody is forcing Satoru to stop it from happening. Then one day, everything is changed. What truths are revealed when Satoru comes face to face with his own past? How will they affect his future?

Note: Was nominated for the 18th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Reader Award in 2014 and for the 7th, 8th and 9th Manga Taisho Award between 2014 and 2016.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
僕だけがいない街
只有我不在的街道
只有我不存在的城市
Desaparecido
Die Stadt, in der es mich nicht gibt
Erased
The Town Where Only I Am Missing
The Town Without Me

Groups Scanlating
/a/nonymous scanlations
Anonymous Tamer
Café con Lenin
Death Toll
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Latest Release(s)
v.6 c.35 by Norway Scan & Death Toll (19d ago)
v.6 c.34 by Norway Scan & Death Toll (48d ago)
v.6 c.33 by Norway Scan & Death Toll (93d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1

User Reviews
N/A

Forum
2 topics, 11 posts
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User Rating
Average: 9 / 10.0 (262 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.73 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 2nd 2016, 9:14am PST


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Author(s)

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Year
2012

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Young Ace (Kadokawa shoten)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1 (No change)
Monthly Pos #1 (No change)
3 Month Pos #10 increased(+119)
6 Month Pos #30 increased(+269)

List Stats
On 1803 reading lists
On 756 wish lists
On 13 unfinished lists
On 264 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Boku dake ga Inai Machi/ERASED Ends in March 1 days, 6 hours, 33 minutes ago
Obvious bad guy? Or a trap by the mangaka? 83 days, 13 hours, 44 minutes ago

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Good Manga   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by scorcher
February 2nd, 2016, 11:59pm
I seriously don't remember the last time I rate a manga as high as a five. They don't make manga like this anymore. A manga that doesn't need big boobs and annoying loli to make things interesting.
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Phenomenal   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jrwoodwa
February 1st, 2016, 8:01pm
Addicting.

Predictable a bit.

Suspension of disbelief is high among all other mangas. The main character is truly a real design... He blurts out his thoughts in slips. He starts as a fake character and grows into almost a hero. It reminds me of Steins;gate in that way.

Also... "Scorcher"...who rates a manga as a 5 out of 10 and says "they don't make manga like this anymore"? Are you an idiot?

... Last updated on February 5th, 2016, 3:50pm
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Very gripping   
Rating: 9.9 / 10.0
by achyif
December 21st, 2015, 3:04pm
This manga has exceeded my expectations. Super intriguing premise and an unpredictable plot. Can't wait to read the next chapter. It's not as formulaic as the description ("Struggling manga author Satoru Fujinuma...") makes it seem.
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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:

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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 actually good?   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by residentgrigo
March 28th, 2014, 9:44am
Sanbe Kei´s only selling point is his memorable art and all his previous series were either awful exhibitionism hentai or dumb pseudo-shounen horror with an exhibitionism focus. I thus wouldn't have given this series a second glance if it hadn´t been nominated for an award this week and i could believe my eyes. The neat moody art wasn´t a surprise, but the lack dumb fan-service and the engaging mystery writing were. I am not sure how the time travel plot is supposed to be resolved and hope the narrative won´t fall apart or drag along as the mangaka is showing actual promise for the first time in his "career". The series may not be an Urasawa grade masterpiece but the only genuine criticisms i have are the out if place genki female love interest in the present time-line and that all the characters look to similar in age. The more messy Montage (WATANABE Jun) (7,5/10) and the reviewed Spirit Circle (9/10) are somewhat similar recent tales and are further recommendations.

... Last updated on December 21st, 2015, 4:22pm
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Suspenseful but at times 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 October 22nd, 2015, 1:12pm
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READ IT NOW!!!   
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!!!>"<
Recommended!

... Last updated on September 10th, 2013, 9:32am
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