Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (Erased) – Episode 11 – FUTURE Anime Review



The episode opens with Yashiro narrating a story of his past. When he was in sixth grade he received some hamsters from a fellow classmate who couldn’t take care of them anymore. He drowns the hamsters at home but one survived and used the lifeless hamsters to stay above water. Yashiro names the surviving hamster Spice. This reminds him of another story The Spider’s Thread where a sinner named Kandata is in Hell. Shakyamuni decides to do a good deed and give him an opportunity to go to heaven. Shakyamuni lowers down his spider thread and Kandata climbs the thread while kicking the other sinners back to Hell. Then the thread is cut. The conclusion of the story is Satoru is Spice for Yashiro and he must cut his thread.

Satoru’s mother Sachiko is wondering around aimlessly, traveling, doing daily chores but something seems faint, and strange about her personality. We soon see adult Satoru lying down in a deep sleep because he has been in a coma for 15 years.

Satoru wakes up from his coma after 15 years. You hear the 11 year old Satoru’s voice narrating compared to earlier episodes of 29 year old Satoru narrating. The doctor explains to Satoru that his mother attended to him everyday. She helped his muscles and joints to continue moving. The doctor asks Satoru if he remembered the last thing that happened to him. He tries hard to remember but all you see are his flashbacks of everything looking real blurry.

While at the hospital he is visited by adult Kenya and Hiromi. He senses Kenya wants to ask him something important but he believes his Mother told Kenya not to say anything. They enjoy their time chatting and then the guys leave.

Satoru begins to attend rehab to help him walk again. It is very difficult for him at first. You witness him falling and struggling. While he is attending rehab you see a little girl named Kumi in the room watching. Hinazuki visits Satoru after his rehab class. She has her baby with her and she is now married to Hiromi. She speaks with Satoru for a bit, then goes into a serious moment to tell him she felt guilty that her and her family were happy while he was in a coma. Especially, since he was the one that helped her in the past. You see Satoru trying to remember what he did that helped her.

Later, Satoru asks the doctor when can he walk again. The doctor says it is up to him. Satoru decides he wants to do rehab twice as much. He is determined to walk. The doctor leaves the room for a second and is on his phone. He is speaking with the director about Satoru. He mentions his memories could come back any time. The person on the other line says something that has the doctor say my patient is not a mouse. You wonder who he must be speaking with.

You see Satoru back at rehab but this time he is pushing harder and walking better. The rehab doctors are surprised with his fast recovery. After, Satoru is in the garden of the hospital speaking with Kumi that was watching him throughout his rehab. He is talking to her about her surgery she has coming up. He encourages her to be courageous. There is paparazzi taking pictures of Satoru in the garden with Kumi. Then an unidentified man comes over, he breaks their cameras and tells them to leave. This man then approaches Satoru. He takes off his hat and you find out that it’s Yashiro, Satoru’s 5th grade home room teacher. The same guy who is the cause for Satoru’s coma. The man who was the original killer of all the kids that Satoru saved. Yashiro asks Satoru if he remembers him and he doesn’t.

They are back inside of Satoru’s hospital room. Yashiro is telling him about how he changed his name. He now goes by Manabu Nishizono. He married into a family that adopted him as their son-in-law. His father-in-law was the head of council. When his father-in-law passed he took his inheritance. As Satoru and Yashiro speak everything seems so innocent and friendly as if Yashiro is there as a real friend. Yashiro goes on to mention that he met Kumi at a charity event not too long ago. He then not too long after found out that Satoru regained consciences. He said he was anticipating this for 15 years (we all know why).Β After this convo, Satoru is back to his daily routines at the hospital, doing his rehab, hanging with Kumi and being visited by Kenya.

The day of Kumi’s surgery Satoru heads to her room, but is stopped because Yashiro just came from it. He tells Satoru she is sleeping and asks Satoru if they can speak in a quiet place away from the media. He starts to push Satoru’s wheelchair to an elevator that is somewhere hidden. Yashiro is wearing gloves which seems really suspicious. While they are in the elevator, Satoru’s head is down. You do not see his face. Yashiro is tapping on Satoru’s wheel chair like he did when they were in the car when Satoru was younger. He takes Satoru to the roof of the building. Yashiro is looking very suspicious and says the rooftop is a better place to talk. Satoru has been quiet this whole time. Next thing you see is Satoru scream YASHIRO, MY MEMORIES BACK! Then I died!


This episode was kind of sad and so thrilling. I felt so bad for Sachiko because her son was in a coma, no matter what she still stayed by his side and took care of him. Then when Satoru wakes up he doesn’t remember anything, I wanted to jump in the screen and tell him everything. I wanted to say you are a hero. The killer is Yashiro and he is the reason for your coma. Ugh so much I wanted to say. I loved that his childhood friends came to visit him. Last, the suspense with Yashiro, knowing he is the reason for all these problems and he is acting like a so called friend. OMG I wanted to jump at him. Now, I cannot wait for the next episode. What will happen next? God my stomach hahah

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