Award winning manga Boku dake ga Inai Machi/僕だけがいない街 or The Town Where Only I am Missing is getting an anime adaptation which is set to air in Japan during Winter 2016. The manga written by Kei Sanbe, began its serialization in seinen magazine Young Ace since June 2012. Five volumes of tankubon mangas is out so far with the sixth is coming soon on 4 July 2015.
The manga was a finalist in the Manga Taisho Award 2015, earning fourth place. In 2014, the manga was also a finalist for same award, very close to clinching the title as the runner-up. The manga was featured in the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2015 rankings, earned a 9th place in the category of Male Readers.
The director has been confirmed to be Tomohiko Itou (Gin no Saji) and the scribe will be Kishimoto Taku (Gin no Saji) while production will be by A-1 Pictures (Fate/Zero, Aldnoah Zero). No announcement on the voice acting cast yet at this point.
The official synopsis:
“Struggling manga author Satoru Fujinuma is beset by his fear to express himself. However, he has a supernatural ability of being forced to prevent deaths and catastrophes by being sent back in time before the incident occurred, repeating time until the accident is prevented. One day, he gets involved in an accident that has him framed as a murderer. Desperate to save the victim, he sends himself back in time only to find himself as a grade-schooler one month before fellow classmate Kayo Hinadzuki went missing. Satoru now embarks on a new quest: to save Kayo and solve the mystery behind her disappearance.”
The story is dark with a heavy dose of psychological thriller so this is not an anime to be taken lightly by viewers. Definitely more cerebral and heavy than the usual moe-filled summer or spring anime offerings that most people are used to.
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