Erased Anime Ending Explained. Boku Dake Ga Iani Machi, also known by Erased, was originally a manga series. It was broadcast in the form of a magazine between 2012 and 2016. A TV series was also produced, but the best adaptation came from an anime miniseries that aired twelve episodes. The manga/anime series’ concept was very cool. It featured a 29-year old man with a unique ability to stop deaths and casualties by returning to the time before the incident occurred.
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Many fans of Erased were intrigued by the anime. In this article we will share our view and compare it to other manga series endings. Stay tuned for the Nntheblog article if you’re interested!
Is Erased a happy ending?
Satoru Fujinuma is a 29-year old manga artist and part-time delivery man at a local pizza joint. He is shy and introverted, with poor communication skills. He pretends to be a friend so that he doesn’t get left alone. His rude, anti-social behavior also gets him in trouble.
He tried to ignore the kidnappings as he felt guilty for similar incidents that had happened to his classmates and friends. Sachiko Fujinuma, his mother, was a news reporter who witnessed a man kidnap a child. She tried to warn Satoru about the kidnapper and possible killer, but it was too late. Satoru was stabbed the same man.
He has another “revival”, this time he saves a young girl who was being hit by a truck. Satoru discovers his mother dead at their home, and is falsely charged with her death. He is able to “revive” himself 18 years ago, when he was elementary school. His mission is simple: Save Kayo, his classmate, from kidnapping und death.
The story is continuing steadily, but some fans were confused by the ending. After Yashiro, Yashiro’s real killer, attempted to drown him, Satoru is taken to the hospital. Satoru survived, saving all his classmates. However, he lost all his memories and was in a coma for 15 years. Yashiro, who goes by another name, takes Satoru to the roof and confronts his condition.
Yashiro doesn’t know that Satoru’s memories were reconstructed and that he had planned everything with his friends before he died. Satoru mocks Yashiro and makes fun of him, telling him that the killer needs his help and that he has all the answers to his problems. Yashiro believes he is in control, but Satori challenges him to throw himself off the hospital roof.
Yashiro realizes he doesn’t have any reason to leave. He wants to jump, but he also realizes that Satori is still alive and well under the care of his friends. Gaku Yashiro is finally caught by authorities and sent to prison. Satoru meets Airi Katagiri in the anime’s final scene. She was a woman he first met in 2006 and who believes he didn’t kill his mother. After Satoru was woken from his coma in 2003, their meeting marked Satoru’s second chance at expressing his feelings for her.
We can say that the end of Erased anime was happy. Not to mention that the three children who were originally killed are now alive due to Satori.
Kayo is a married man in Erased
Many fans wanted Kayo and Satoru to be an endgame couple. However, this did not happen. Kayo and Satoru saved her, but she kept in touch with Hiromi and Kenya. Kayo moved away from her mother, and she stayed with her grandmother. She was able to leave her abusive mother behind for the rest her life.
Kayo, a classmate and friend of Hiromi, married Kayo during Satoru’s coma. They have a son named Mirai. He bears strong resemblances to his father. She visited Satoru in hospital every day even during his coma.
What does Ending of Erased Animals Mean?
The conclusion of Erased is straightforward – everyone deserves another chance. Kayo’s story in the manga was more detailed. Yashiro is her school teacher and she kills Kayo. She was abused by her mother in her youth and is now suffering from depression. Satoru saved her and became her friend, giving her a second chance at life.
Same goes for Hiromi Sugita, and Aya Naganishi, their classmates who were also alive in 2003. Satoru’s mother, Hiromi Sugita, is also alive and allows her to see her son, who is a mature man who loves helping others. Yashiro is a sadistic, murderer from his childhood. After his abusive brother pushed him into murder, Yashiro killed his brother and has been killing young girls ever since. This is to satisfy his desire and purpose for life.
Interesting symbolism is also associated with the spider thread. All of Yashiro’s victims had a spider string attached to them. This was a reference to Akugatawa’s famous story, which Yashiro told in the anime. A terrible sinner is given the chance to perform one act of kindness in his life of wickedness. He decides to spare one spider and offers it to him to climb out of hell in exchange for a chance at redemption.
The spider thread was cut by the sinner when he climbed out of hell. This ended the road to redemption. The anime ends with Yashiro cutting Yashiro’s thread. This is to show that Yashiro doesn’t have any redeeming qualities, and that Satoru has finally shown him that he was just using innocent souls to climb out metaphorical hell.
Yashiro is motivated to live by Satoru because of the boy and then the man who stopped him doing what he loves most: killing innocent girls. Yashiro is fascinated with Satoru, as he stopped him from having the pleasure of “ruling” over others. With the death of Satoru, the killer’s purpose in life is lost and Yashiro also wants to die.
Another symbolism is found in the scene where Satoru appears to kill himself. The original murder children in 1988, Kenya and Hiromi, Kayo and Satoru’s mother Sachiko are all waiting for Satoru to save their lives. Yashiro finally leaves the spider web, and it snaps. This prompts another quote: All is well in the End if you act well.
Satoru is an introverted, antisocial man. He pretends to be around his friends at times. Airi Katagiri, a woman who ignores his disapprovals, worms her ways into Satoru’s heart and never gets a chance to tell him how he feels.
Satoru is taken shelter by the heavy Japanese snow at the end of the anime. He discovers that a woman ran to his shelter, trying to escape the snow. Satoru also realizes that it was Airi, a girl he had loved in another time, who supported him through the worst times and changed him. Satoru didn’t stop believing.
Who was the Girl at the End of Erased’s Final?
Satoru, his family and close friends were able to live a normal lifestyle after Yishiro was sent to jail. Satoru is seen drawing manga under the bridge. A blue butterfly flies next to him and he is astonished when a girl stumbles upon him. Airi, whom he had met under the same bridge in his past lives, is revealed to be it.
They have another chance: they can finally express their feelings and live the life they’ve always wanted.