Aniplex of America Acquires Sci-Fi Thriller ERASED
Aniplex of America announced today that they have acquired the anime series, ERASED, for their upcoming winter simulcast season. This highly anticipated anime adaptation of the award-winning manga currently serialized in Young Ace monthly magazine will premiere on Crunchyroll on January 7, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. (PST).
ERASED is a sci-fi thriller series featuring the story of Satoru Fujinuma, a struggling manga creator who suffers from a peculiar phenomenon called REVIVAL, where he is forcibly transferred back in time moments before a life-threatening occurrence. Satoru soon realizes that this phenomenon continues to occur only to him until he successfully eliminates the cause of this threat.
Originally created by author Kei Sanbe, the ERASED manga series has won second place for the 2014 Manga Taisho award and has been featured in Kono Manga Ga Sugoi for the same year. The anime adaptation will be produced by A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online II, Blue Exorcist, Your lie in April) and directed by Tomohiko Ito (Sword Art Online II, Silver Spoon) and Keigo Sasaki (Blue Exorcist, World Conquest Zvezda Plot) will be working as the character designer.