Erased Volume 1 Blu-ray
About Erased Volume 1 Blu-ray
Erased Volume 1 contains episodes 1-6 plus the Original Soundtrack 01 (by Yuki Kajiura), original short manga by Kei Sanbe, deluxe booklet.
"I’m gonna do what I didn’t the first time to change everything!"
Erased is a sci-fi thriller series based on the award winning manga series (2014 Manga Taisho Award) by Kei Sanbe.
29-year old Satoru Fujinuma is a struggling manga artist who works part time as a pizza delivery man. But he has a secret ability which he names "Revival." This ability allows Satoru to go back in time to prevent life-threatening incidents from happening.
Now a series of tragic incidents are unfolding before Satoru's eyes and they may change his life forever...
The dream production staff includes director Tomohiko Ito (Sword Art Online), character designer Keigo Sasaki (Blue Exorcist), composer Yuki Kajiura (Sword Art Online, Fate/Zero, Madoka Magica), and animation studio A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Your lie in April, Blue Exorcist).
Special Features: Audio Commentary by Ben Diskin (Satoru), Cherami Leigh (Airi), and Alex von David (English Voice Director & Script Writer), Trailer Collection, Textless Opening, Textless Ending.
Spoken Languages: English, Japanese with English and Spanish subtitles.
Due to licensing and contract restrictions, this product can be sold and shipped to the US, Canada, Central America, and South America only. It cannot be shipped to Japan. All sales are final. It may be returned for an exchange if defective, but unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds.
- Publisher: ANIPLEX OF AMERICA
- Media: Blu-ray
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English, Spanish
- Genre: Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction
- Age Rating: 13+
- Run Time: 150
- Release Date: 10/18/2016
- Dimensional Weight: 0.5
- Region Code: A
Ratings & Reviews
by Anime Fans Everywhere
If you are interested in this product, then you have almost surely seen it already and would likely find the above rating for the show itself somewhat accurate. The problem is that, like veritably all Aniplex properties, Erased is the victim of absolutely ridiculous pricing schemes, and it is getting way out of hand. For $90 you get 6 episodes in a pretty box, and if you are one who doesn't care for the premium bonuses or packaging, then too bad because that's your only option. I'm not suggesting Aniplex imitate Funi's marketing strategies, but more people would probably find the price tag justifiable if, at the very least, it were for the whole series. ANIPLEX, PLEASE TAKE NOTE that your ludicrous pricing is why most people torrent your titles and why the honest ones reluctantly don't buy your products.
A definite once-in-a-while gem!
by Eric P. -
I'm not going to complain about the price like most people continue to do so to this day about Aniplex USA's releases--it's gotten old, this is their business model, they've explained themselves why, it's just the way it is, like it or not.
Instead, it should really just be mentioned how distinctively good 'Erased' is. There really is no other anime series having come out at the same general time that's like it, what with its intriguing writing, charming characters, and a story that keeps you hooked all the way to the end. Price be damned, I'm getting it!
by fernando -
I like it
Must own for fans and collectors alike
by COLBY -
First for those who haven't seen this show it is a must. Top tier in all ways.
Now for the set review. As an obvious fan of the show it was a must own for me regardless of how it was released or priced but luckily aniplex got it right. The art work and bonuses feel clean and well done. As far as only getting half the show in one set, feels like an ok compromise. Seeing this could have easily been a 3 episode a set release with its fan base and popularity.
Now for the collector side of me. The packaging is clean and sturdy. The art work is bright and clear. Mine is sitting next to my fate zero sets and looks gorgeous.
Be sure to get this set before it's gone. Missing this would be a mistake for sure.
One of the best shows I've ever seen!
by DAVID -
Boku Dake Ga Inai Machi (The Town Without Me), or ERASED, is one of the best shows of 2016. It's a psychological and emotional rollercoaster the whole way through! While the Original Japanese version is great, Aniplex's English Dub is fantastic. The roles are casted excellently and the performances are exceptional. I can't wait for Part 2 to come out in January!
by Wilfredo -
Best money spent can't wait to buy volume 2
One of the best shows ever!
by That guy
One of the best shows ever! Definitely an emotional roller coaster, even though we already know good always wins, it will keep you on the edge of your seat. It's hard to run and read subtitles, but after watching the first six in English, I had to watch the rest to see how it ends immediately. If you liked Clannad, you'll love this too.
A Solid Thriller and Drama
by Chanoc -
This is one of the best anime series from 2016. Its biggest strengths are its tense atmosphere and touchy drama. If you like shows with well written characters, strong direction and thrillers in general, buy ERASED.
Despite the low episodes count, this is a well constructed and sturdy set that comes with a soundtrack, an information booklet and a mini manga. I am not giving the 5 stars because the show has some inconsistencies in its middle episodes, and the price point can be an issue for some.
by ROBERT -
Intriguing anime. Originally purchased on a whim and wound up being very pleasantly surprised. The tone of the show is very adult oriented due to certain scenes of graphic violence. Kept me on the edge of my seat to see how things would unfold.
Good anime but absolutely NOT at these prices
Please allow, I think it's important.
I don't like being treated like a fool, so WILL NOT be purchasing this. Not at THESE prices. I make it a point to support companies bringing anime to the US. But not if being fleeced or treated like a fool.
And "Fleeced" and "Fool" are the correct words here. Aniplex (it's not RightStuf's fault) is even pricing it higher than buying it in Japan. Wow.
There will be a few die-hard fans who'll pay ANYTHING just to "have" it, but they will be losing out on SO MANY MORE SALES from those who would snatch it up INSTANTLY it if the price was even CLOSE to a fair price.
I don't HAVE to buy this -- I'm already set. But ironically I'm someone who DOES try to support the industry, and purchase things legitimately, because doing so is not only the right thing to do, but important. But NOT when we're treated like fools.
So Aniplex, just raise the price to $999.95. Then you can claim it's $600 off the "MSRP" of $1600.
Yup. Not buying.
by Rob M. -
As others have mentioned before this is one of the best titles of 2016. I was on the fence for awhile on picking this up and I was glad I bit the bullet.
What!?! Where's the 'Asian Kung Fu Generation' opening credit song?
by Mr. Eclect -
I bought this, and Volume 2 as well, so I could get the Yuki Kajiura soundtrack, which is solid like everything Kajiura-sensei does. 'Erased' is a great series, a mystery/thriller that watches like a strange fusion between 'Quantum Leap' and 'The Wonder Years', only way cooler. The animation and characters are excellent as well. For those who cannot watch subs, this has a very good English dub. But I do feel like I was gauged a bit; no reason why six episodes cannot fit on one Blu-Ray disc, and to be frank, I'm unimpressed with the booklets--which, if you read them first, renders watching the show pointless due to spoilers, but most importantly, the soundtrack does not have its own case(like 'Fate/Zero' and 'Unlimited Bladeworks' OSTs did). Not helpful, Aniplex. The series itself: 5 star, but pricing and packaging lower this to a 3. If you're not a Kajiura fanatic, wait for a more affordable DVD release.
Good Anime, So-so Release
The episode commentaries (ep 1/6) are some of the people from the Dub team rambling about nothing in particular. Most of their conversation was about how they got the job in the first place with a few comments about how they tried to vocally portray their characters. There was essentially no commentary about the show itself - something they easily could have done given that the booklet included clearly shows that they had access to the original Japanese directors notes about various choices that were made to portray the show.
- The manga short from the original author is a tiny booklet that shows you what Satoru did back in 1988 the day before what the audience begins to see at the start of the time jump, but much of it felt rehashed from what you see in the show. Nothing that adds to the overall story.
- The other booklet pretends as though its giving you really insightful commentary about the show, but really its just a rehash of the show itself in a spoiler fashion.
Expensive But Worth it for Fans
by ALEX -
ERASED was one of my favorite shows of 2016; a wild roller coaster of a show with a gripping mystery to keep me invested for it's 12 episodes and beautiful music. Onto the BR, AOA pricing is very steep for many, and doesn't look like a standard edition is anytime soon. If you REALLY loved the show then the set is worth it as it includes a booklet with director notes, the original soundtrack by Yuki Kajiura, a great English dub and commentary by the English cast and crew. Sad thing is, the set lacks the impressive cover seen here, rather they're just boxes with very light etching.
by Shauna Larkin -
Yes, this is an expensive box set but, that being said we all know aniplex is a pricey to begin with. The quality of this box set is fantastic. It comes with a preview of the manga and a character guide/ summary, along with a original soundtrack cd and the first 6 episodes on two blue ray disks. The art work on the box and books and blue ray holder is easily missed since it is white one white. But the subtlety of it is also very impressive and lends feeling to the story. If you like this anime you will not be disappointed in this box set.
by Lust4lyfe101 -
Erased was a very popular anime when it came out so I thought I would try it out by buying the AOA vol 1 box since I am a dub watcher an I couldn't find it anywhere legally online to see it in dub.
I watched vol 1 and I loved the story line mainly cause I was getting tired of the highschool based animes so this was like a piece of fresh air.
The Boxset itself was different n from how AOA usually boxes there anime which disappointed me abit, mainly cause I don't like to flip it open when I prefer the boxes come in its individual case set, but other then that still worth the buy for dub lovers and the anime itself.
Get the UK Aniplex releases + region free blu ray player = $AVING$
Go get the uk version its up for preorder and turns out to be cheaper than this release (that includes exchange rates and shipping, but oh it has an art box for each set as well) and invest in a region free blu ray player, so you can get all aniplex titles and save 100's of dollars. Yeah the shows come out later there, but you save so money you look like a fool buying this. Worst part the CEO of Aniplex is now the talent relations guy, so they may invade the UK, so get the shows cheaper while you can.
Expensive, but the show is a gem
by StephenL -
To get it out of the way, yes, this is expensive. At times, however, there are gems of shows that really deserves a premium treatment. While I understand folks wish for a less expensive option, the issue is that once you dilute the value by putting out a non-premium release, you can't put the genie back in that bottle. Given the success Sentai and Funimation have had at putting together more expensive sets, at least you generally get an entire show at that price, not half like Aniplex does.
I get it. Not everyone wants to spend the money, and Aniplex approaches their releases as the stream IS the cheap option, and the physical release is treated like a gem.
And in this case, the show really warrants the premium release. A rich story with likable characters, with some surprises in place that will leave you glad you watched it.
Typical Aniplex release, with great video/audio quality.
by Bryan -
Great dub and lovely box, but 6 episodes (out of 12) at this price is too much. At least the box is gorgeous and the art books are really well done.
by Izak -
This is a great series.
Both the subbed and dubbed versions are great! and as for the product itself the case is super nice subtle detail on the outside sleeve and inner case with a great art/manga booklet.
If you've seen the series, you know how good it is, and well it may be a bit pricey,
if you like it enough it's definitely worth it.
ERASED is must-watch, in my honest opinion.
by Sailor Erin -
ERASED has become one of my top favorite animes alongside Sailor Moon, FullMetal Alchemist, etc. Though it is not perfect, to me, it comes pretty close. I love the way it mixes several genres just like FullMetal Alchemist. There is the science-fiction aspect with the time traveling that is used in the show, there is drama, there is comedy with Satoru's inner thoughts about his mother calling him a "witch" to trying to connect with Kayo at the beginning and constantly telling his younger body self that he is 29 years old, etc. The animation is superb, the music is amazing, and both the Dub and Sub are wonderful. I give high praises to Ben Diskin, Stephanie Sheh, Cherami Leigh, Michelle Ruff, and the rest of the English Dub cast for doing an AWESOME job!