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Fujinuma Satoru is an aspiring manga artist who has the ability to travel back in time moments before a life-threatening incident, in which he is able to prevent those from happening. When his mother is murdered by an unknown assailant, Satoru’s ability suddenly sends him back eighteen years 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 school nearby. (Source: MyDramaList) Edit Translation

  • English
  • 한국어
  • 中文(台灣)
  • Arabic
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Dec 15, 2017
  • Aired On: Friday
  • Original Network: Netflix
  • Duration: 30 min.
  • Score: 8.4 (scored by 6,562 users)
  • Ranked: #743
  • Popularity: #1164
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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Completed
heartaem
12 people found this review helpful
Jan 18, 2020
12 of 12 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 8.5
My first Japanese drama, “Boku dake ga Inai Machi” was something I previously did not want to watch. In fact, Netflix shoved this at me in a highlight merely because of my previously watched Japanese content – they did this 20 different times. Eventually, I caved, watch the trailer and decided to go for it because it seemed pretty interesting.

Oh boy, I absolutely adored this.

This drama took me to the edge, it reeled me back in and then it chucked me in the deep end. Full of wonderful twists and turns, surprises, harrowing moments and as equally sweet moments, it’s hard to summarise this fully. I’ll keep this as spoiler free as possible since there’s a lot going on and each was a wonderful moment on it’s own, spoilers definitely take it away.

First of all, I’m not too much of a fan of crime or time travel. I find often that directors tend to do too much or too little in both genres and it never maps out the way it should – especially in content that is both crime and time travel. Ho boy, we did not have any issues with that here. We stuck with one plot that divided into one or two sub plots, but each had it’s own place within the content, didn’t seem out of place, nor did it come across as being odd in the drama. This is pretty rare from my few encounters with time travel and/or crime dramas.

Secondly, the casting was absolutely superb. I find often with time travel/flashbacks/etc, the children don’t really much look like their adult counterpart. This was not an issue at all with any of the cast of “Boku”. Every cast member looked like their child/adult counterpart and it wasn’t hard to imagine any of the children growing into their adult versions. The cast all also did absolutely stunning. Again, all the personalities of the children and adults matched their character and the children didn’t seem out of place for child counter parts of the adults we’re introduced to. It all felt finessed, and like these children genuinely grew up.

These two points alone are enough for me to give it such a high rating, but I also want to take a moment to speak on the cinematography as well. Cinematographer Kiyokawa Koshi made such beautiful shots in this they absolutely took my breath away, left my jaw hanging open and left me glued to the screen. I definitely want to go on to watch everything this man has choreographed because it was just pure art. There’s no other word for it – the shots that Kiyokawa made are just pure art.

All in all, after watching this, I want to watch the live action movie, watch the anime and read the manga. This is pretty rare for me – usually when I watch one part of a universe’s content, I’m done with it from then on. For me to want to go on and consume every piece of media of this that is available to me… this is probably only the third piece of media to ever do this for me.

Give this drama 6 hours of your life and give it a go. I cannot recommend it more highly enough.

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Completed
Lyyu
20 people found this review helpful
Dec 17, 2017
12 of 12 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
This review may contain spoilers
I watched the anime, but I didn't read the manga, so here is my review:

Story: 9
The story is really good, and people who watched the anime will not be disappointed. The ending (no spoilers) is a little different than the one in the anime, but still worth it. It's a story with good characters, and a envolving plot. I don't give it a 10 because there are some minor plot holes, but nothing that will affect the main story.

Cast: 8
Some of them were really good, and some didn't convince me. But it's still watchable.

Music: 10
The music is really good, it suited well with the series.

Rewatch Value: 10
Yeah, I would definitely watch it again.

I also want to say the photography and sceneries are amazing. They did a really good job! It's a good J-drama, it has been some time that I watched one so good.

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Details

  • Drama: Boku Dake ga Inai Machi
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Dec 15, 2017
  • Aired On: Friday
  • Original Network: Netflix
  • Duration: 30 min.
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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  • Score: 8.4 (scored by 6,562 users)
  • Ranked: #743
  • Popularity: #1164
  • Watchers: 13,892

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