Film Review – Netflix Erased

How if you could turn back times? Will you be able to prevent others from danger? 


The story follows Satoru Fujinuma, a young man who somehow possesses an ability known as “Revival” which sends him back in time moments before a life-threatening incident, allowing him to prevent it from happening again.

When his mother is murdered by an unknown assailant in his own home, Satoru’s ability suddenly sends him back eighteen years prior to when he was still in elementary school, giving him the opportunity to prevent a kidnapping incident that took the lives of three of his childhood friends, two classmates and one young girl studying at a different school nearby.

Different from other time-slip dramas, the main storyline is about the childhood time of the main character. The drama is so warm when you see how kids are trying to help each other, given that some of them are not close at all. My favourite scene is Satoru re-meet Kayo when his second time of re-wind back to 1980s.

For the first time of re-wind, Satoru failed to save Kayo and didn’t receive her present. It was touching when Kayo gave him the birthday present, which couldn’t be ever happened without the effort put by Satoru.

Live the moments: whatever and whenever we are, we couldn’t turn back times. “What if” is not a condition but an excuse of what we didn’t do.


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