or the Japanese name which means “The Town Without Me”, is a famous old, anime series and manga, it is widely known for the non-fiction, thriller, super natural activity and quite famous as an anime where time travel is possible or some type of time loops are created so that anyone can go across time and possibly change it, which can really affect the future. This anime to some percentage reminds me of some movies like Dr. Strange and Edge of tomorrow, where the time factor plays a role of like the fourth dimension as most people says it to be.
Genre – Seinen, Fantasy, Mystery, thriller, super natural, non-fiction
Key elements – time loop, revival, past, friendship, youth, manga artist.
Writer – Kei Sanbe
Main characters – :
Satoru is a manga artist or a mangaka who he do part time job like deliveryman at Oasi Pizza, possesses an ability “Revival,” which he had named it, which would bring him back to a time basically take him to the past when the incident had not happened or to a placed connected to it or someone related, before a life-threatening incident would occur and allow him to prevent it.
Sachiko is a former news announcer Satoru’s mother and Satoru’s mother, she takes care of satoru all by himself as his father left them years ago, this may be the reason for the strict and detective personality she possesses a sharp eye and is quick to observe any irregularities. This event when satoru’s mother was killed triggered his “Revival”. In the changed timeline, it is seen that the boy loves his mother and is quite close to her, and we often get to know this by his words and also she takes care of him daily during his coma.
Airi is Satoru’s friend and co-worker at Oasi Pizza with him; she is a high school student. She trusted him and we can see that when she Satoru when he was framed for his mother’s murder. She became involved with Satoru due to his abnormal behavior such as when he managed to save people from certain life-threatening situations. Satoru believes she is Kayo’s reincarnation; Airi is the key to unlocking Satoru’s lost memories when he went to coma.
Kayo is one of his childhood friend and his primary school classmates, and she was one of the original victims of the serial kidnapping case 18 years ago. She was saved by him through his “Revival”. She was given another life by him, and both shared some feelings towards each other as seen in the story
The plot here is quite strange and non-fiction based, the main character have to do all the things that can save his friends and his mother and have to solve the mystery behind the murder and other in the past which he does by using revival.
He was wrongfully accused of murdering his mom, and her death triggered his power, he is sent 18 years back in time, and as a when 11 years boy he tries to solve one mystery of serial abduction and murder going around the school and to prevent his mother’s murder in the future as this both had some sort of connection or they were the same person.
Satoru eventually attempts and succeeds in preventing the original three victims from their deaths, so he saved his mother’s life, this drove the kidnapper to attempt to drown Satoru in a frozen lake due to which he went to coma, and woke up 15 years later and lost most of his memories. This is truly very mush thrilling in the half of the part and seemed to go in a less thrill direction later, but the use of mysteries powers and events were quite great.
If you are interested in some time skip events and so on then you will definitely like it, it also includes a vast part of thrill and you will find the suspense in its every part, it’s quite a short and a good anime, for those who prefer a great story, with an unbelievable conclusion. Be sure to watch it if you haven’t It is believed to be the most popular Winter Season Anime of 2016
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