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33 Anime Like Erased That Are Thrilling To Watch

33 best anime like Erased
33 best anime like Erased

Erased, popularly known as Boku Dake ga Inai Machi is an animated mini-TV series that was released in 2016. As soon as it was released, it won the hearts of people all over the world. To date, the series has its place in the hearts and memories of millions of fans. 

So, what is the mini-TV series about? Erased is an intense anime series that unfolds the story of a 29-year-old Manga artist who is falsely accused of his mother’s death. Although the accident happened many years ago, he cannot get his head out of the incident and is deeply disturbed by the events associated with it.

Hence, he decides to go back in time and unfold the mystery of his mother’s death. During this journey, his path crosses many interesting events. Erased is a psychological thriller that is a must-watch for anybody who enjoys stories with intricate plots and well-rounded characters.

Erased

Erased

In this article, we will talk about 33 more such animated series, which are a must-watch if you have liked “Erased.”

Steins; Gate

Steins; Gate is a thriller anime series that revolves around the protagonist Rintarou Okabe’s attempt to connect with the past through a gadget he invented by himself. It is similar to Erased in several ways. Both series involve time travel and explore the consequences of altering the past.

In Steins; Gate, a group of friends discover that they can send messages back in time using a modified microwave, but they soon find that their actions have unforeseen and potentially disastrous consequences.

Steins gate

Steins gate

Like Erased, Steins; Gate grapples with complex themes such as the butterfly effect and the weight of responsibility that comes with the ability to change the past. Both series also feature compelling characters and a nail-biting plot that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Overall, if you enjoyed Erased, you will likely also enjoy Steins; Gate.

2. Your Lie in April

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, popularly known as “your lie in April” outside japan, is an anime that starts with its young protagonist Kousei Arima at the pinnacle of success and fame for his talent of playing the violin.

However, as the show unfolds itself, her mother dies, which leaves him aghast. Young Arima, unable to get over the unfortunate incident, leaves violin and starts living a normal and monotonous high school life. Will he ever be able to return to violin again and get back his old fame?

Your lie in April

Your lie in April

Your Lie in April is an emotionally powerful anime series that shares some similarities with Erased. Both series explore complex themes, such as the effects of trauma and the importance of moving on from the past.

Like Erased, Your Lie in April features compelling characters and an intricate plot that will keep you invested until the very end. If you enjoyed the emotional depth of Erased, you might find a lot to love in Your Lie in April.

3. The Pet Girl of Sakurasou

Sakura-sou no Pet na Kanojo, or The Pet Girl of Sakurasou, is an anime that revolves around the life and adventures of Sorata Kanda. Sorata is a 17-year-old boy who is kicked out of his last residence because of his reluctance to let go of a stray cat. Thereafter, he finds himself in a strange dormitory.

The dorm is not strange in itself, but rather it is strange because of the people living in the dorm. They have strange characteristics and struggle with daily activities. However, they all are exceptionally talented at a specific niche skill. Sorata finds himself at odds with the place and decides to escape. Will he succeed? What interesting plot twists are awaiting us as the show unfolds itself?

 

The Pet girl of Sakurasou

The Pet Girl of Sakurasou

 

The Pet Girl of Sakurasou and Erased are both anime that explore the theme of time travel and its consequences. Both shows feature main characters who are transported back in time and must navigate their way through the past while trying to fix the present.

Both stories also deal with the idea of changing the course of events and the impact it has on the characters and their relationships. Moreover, both The Pet Girl of Sakurasou and Erased have strong character development and focus on the personal growth of the main characters as they try to correct their mistakes and come to terms with their past actions.

4. Charlotte

Charlotte is an animated TV series that revolves around the life and happenings of a high school student Yuu Otosaka, who is gifted with supernatural abilities. He can possess a person’s mind and body for a short period of time. He has been admitted into a prestigious high school by abusing his abilities. However, he finds himself in trouble when Nao-Tomori, the head of the student council of his high school, discovers his tricks.

 

Charlotte

Charlotte

Charlotte and Erased are both anime that involve characters with extraordinary abilities and the difficulties they face as a result. In Charlotte, the main character, Yuu, has the ability to transfer his consciousness into the bodies of others, which he uses to help those with supernatural abilities.

Similarly, in Erased, the main character, Satoru, has the ability to travel time, which he uses to try to prevent a tragedy from occurring. Additionally, both Charlotte and Erased feature characters who must confront their past and come to terms with their own flaws in order to move forward.

5. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

This is yet another animated series with a tremendous fan following all over the world. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Erased are both alike in the way that they involve characters with extraordinary abilities, which entangles them into extraordinary conflicts.

In The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, the main character, Haruhi, has the ability to manipulate reality, which she is unaware of. She is a high school student who is bored with normal people with their ordinary pursuits.

Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

 

She decides to form her own gang, in which she recruits four fellow classmates. However, each of the classmates bears a unique secret about their leader Haruhi. This leads to a series of events that have a significant impact on the characters and their relationships.

Similarly, in Erased, the main character, Satoru, has the ability to travel time, which he uses to try to prevent a tragedy from occurring. Both shows also explore the idea of the impact of one’s current actions on the future and the importance of personal responsibility.

Add to that, both The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Erased feature characters who must confront their past and come to terms with their own flaws in order to move forward.

6. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Fullmetal Alchemist is an animated series that was released in 2009. It revolves around the tale of two brothers who suffered a tragic loss while trying to revive their mother through alchemy, i.e., trading a valuable object for something that has equivalent value.

However, it was against the law of alchemy to trade for a living being; hence, they suffered a tragic loss. One brother’s entire body got deformed, while the other lost one leg. As the show further unfolds, we see the journey of the two brothers as they set out on a journey to upskill themselves in an attempt to restore their bodies and perform alchemy beyond the conventional laws.

Fullmetal Alchemist : Brotherhood

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Both Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and Erased have similar themes of time travel, fate, and the consequences of trying to change the past. Both shows also have intense, emotional storylines that keep the viewer engaged and invested in the characters.

Additionally, both shows feature complex characters who struggle with difficult choices and personal demons, and both have well-developed plots that keep the viewer guessing until the end. Overall, both shows are highly regarded for their compelling storytelling and strong character development.

7. Death Note

Death note is yet another thrilling animated series that is arguably the most popular anime among all the others mentioned in the list. It follows the story of Light Yagami, who finds a diary that was dropped by a god. It gives him the power to kill anyone whose name he writes in the diary, and the victim will die a natural death.

Initially, he starts with only the convicted and the outcasts of society, but soon, the dictator-like power possesses him, and he starts killing anyone and everyone he dislikes. 

Death Note

Death Note

Death Note and Erased are both suspenseful anime series that explore complex plot twists and psychological battles. Death Note follows a high school student who gains the power to kill anyone by writing their name in a mysterious notebook and must confront the consequences of his actions.

Erased follows a struggling manga artist who can travel back in time to prevent tragedies and must use his power to uncover the mysteries of his past and clear his name after being falsely accused of a crime. Both series have elements of mystery and psychological drama but have different plots and themes.

8. The Time Traveler’s Wife

The Time Traveller’s wife is a science fiction and romantic novel which was originally written in 2003 by Audrey Niffenegger. Later in 2009, an entire movie was made on the plot of the story, which was an immediate blockbuster. The main concept of the story in the plot is somewhat similar to the Time Traveller’s Wife. 

In The Time Traveller’s Wife, the story revolves around Henry DeTamble, a librarian by profession, who has a genetic disorder due to which he travels through time randomly. Although his experiences are often full of adventures, his relationship with his wife takes a toll due to his sudden disappearances.

The time Traveller's wife

The time Traveller’s wife

The movie is similar to the animated series, Erased from the angle that the plot of both these series are time travel based, and both the protagonists undergo a lot of self-introspection and change during their respective journeys.

9. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

The series follows the adventures of the protagonist – Makoto Konno, an average senior high school student who is caught in the dilemma of choosing a particular niche subject for studying in her future. Although she possesses a supernatural power of leaping through time, at first, she is shown to be ignorant of her ability.

But as soon as she discovers this superpower, her life turns upside down, and she starts doing shenanigans with her newfound power. However, she soon realizes that every action comes with its own set of consequences and that time is more complicated than she thought.

The Girl who leapt through time

The Girl who leapt through time

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Erased are both anime series that involve time travel as a central theme. In both stories, the main characters gain the ability to travel through time and must learn to use their powers responsibly in order to prevent negative consequences.

Both series also explore the concept of cause and effect, as the characters’ actions in the past have the potential to greatly impact the present and future. However, beyond these similarities, the plots and themes of the two series are quite different.

10. Anohana

The Flower We Saw That Day: Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai, popularly known as Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day outside Japan, is an animated series that unfolds the story of a group of childhood friends.

A group of four friends, namely, Jinta Yadomi, Naruko Anjou, Tetsudou Hisakawa, and Chiriko Tsunumi, all four of them were friends to the protagonist Menma who died a mysterious death. After a span of time, the spirit of Menma begins to haunt all four of them. Thereafter, they meet and decide to unfold the mystery surrounding the death of their beloved deceased friend. Will they succeed in their mission? 

Anohana

Anohana

Both the series, Anohana and Erased, are similar in terms of their plot in that they follow the story of characters who try to dig deeper into the mysterious death of their beloved ones, and during this, they confront their personal griefs and guilt.

However, their plots differ in lots of ways. Anohana is a drama about a group of friends coming to terms with the death of a loved one, while Erased is a suspenseful mystery about time travel and solving a crime.

11. Grave of the Fireflies

Hotaru No Haka, Popularly known as Grave of the Fireflies outside Japan, is a 1988 animated movie that won the hearts of people throughout the world shortly after its release. Its story is based on the tragic conditions of the people of Japan after World War II ended in 1945. It follows the story of 2 innocent siblings who were impacted by the war and its follow-up conditions. 

Seita and Setsuko, originally from an upper-middle-class family, whose father is a soldier deployed for the World War, never return alive. Their mother is also killed during the unparalleled and relentless bombing by the USA, thereby leaving the siblings orphaned.

Grave of the fireflies

Grave of the fireflies

The story narrates the inhuman living conditions and sufferings they go through. Despite the adverse conditions, they show commendable courage and willpower to keep themselves alive in the face of starvation, poverty, and disease, among others. However, will they succeed in facing the challenges which have torn apart even the strongest of adults?

Both anime – Grave of the Fireflies and Erased, deals with themes of loss and the power of memories. In Grave of the Fireflies, Seita grapples with the loss of his family and their memories of them as he tries to survive in war-torn Japan. In Erased, Satoru grapples with the memories of the past and the guilt he feels for not being able to prevent the tragedy that occurred.

12. Kino’s Journey

Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World or Kino’s Journey depicts the journey of a 15-year-old boy Kino and his talking motorcycle. Throughout the anime, we observe the world through the eyes of Kino, a traveler. What is noteworthy in this anime is the unique perspectives of looking at different people of the world through the eyes of Kino.

Kino's Journey

Kino’s Journey

He sees them as they exist, does not try to add any layer of fascination, and does not try to influence their lives. This series is a philosophically enriching one which is a must-watch if you have developed a liking for an anime like Erased, which is into intense traveling, self-exploration, and strong character development.

13. Clannad

Clannad is a TV series that unfolds the story of its protagonist Tomoya Okazaki, a high school teenager who lost his mother in an unfortunate accident when he was young, and now he is having a troubled relationship with his father afterward.

His approach toward life becomes overly pessimistic, and he chooses a hooligan way of life. However, over the course of the novel, he meets many people who have similar problems and decides to come together and address their issues. 

Clannad

Clannad

Both the anime – Clannad and Erased are similar in terms of their plot. Both the protagonists have lost their mother and are now struggling to lead a normal life due to the emotions related to the incident hindering their way. 

Both Clannad and Erased are emotionally powerful series that depict the complexities of human relationships and the ways in which the past can shape the present and future.

14. Re Zero: Starting Life in Another World 

Re: ZERO – Starting Life in Another World and Erased are both anime series that revolve around the concept of time travel. In both series, the main character is able to travel back in time to a certain point in the past, and they must try to use this ability to change the course of events and prevent tragedies from occurring.

Both Re: ZERO and Erased is action-packed and emotionally powerful series that portray the complexities of time travel.

Re Zero

Re Zero

In Re: ZERO, the main character, Subaru Natsuki, is suddenly transported to a fantasy world where he has the ability to “return by death” and start again at a certain point in time. He uses this ability to try to uncover the mystery of his own death and the deaths of those around him, as well as to protect the people he has come to care about.

15. Wolf Children

Wolf Children is an animated TV series that portrays the tale of a family of werewolves. The show defies the pre-existing stereotypical image of werewolves: fierce, wild man-eaters and introduces a more emotional, soft, and vulnerable version of the same.

It showcases the life and struggle of a single mother who raises her werewolf son and daughter single-handedly without any support and the problems that come her way while doing the same. The show depicts some disturbing sides of society that treat any alien being invariably like any wild animal.

Wolf Children

 Wolf Children

While the two children grow up, they have to make a decision, whether to embrace their werewolf identity or hide their true selves and mix in with society. Both Wolf Children and Erased are poignant and beautifully animated series that witness the bonds of family and the importance of finding one’s own path in life.

16. The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises is a historical drama film directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It tells the story of Jirô Horikoshi, the designer of the Mitsubishi A5M fighter plane, and his relationship with his wife, Naoko Satomi. The film follows Jirô as he struggles to balance his desire to create beautiful aircraft with the reality of the war and the devastation it brings with it.

The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises

The film portrays some real issues in Japan in a fictional form. The film is set at a time when Japan was significantly lagging behind in terms of its technological innovations. It beautifully captures the significance of having a  dream and chasing it down until it becomes a reality. 

While The Wind Rises and Erased are not directly related in terms of plot or setting, both works explore similar themes and explore the consequences of one’s actions and the ways in which the past can shape the present and future.

17. The Garden of Words

The Garden of Words is a romantic drama film directed by Makoto Shinkai. It tells the story of Takao Akizuki, a young man who skips school to work on his shoe design, and Yukari Yukino, a woman who is trying to find her place in the world.

Takao and Yukari form a bond as they spend some quality time together in a park, and they help each other to come to terms with their pasts and find a sense of purpose in their lives.

The Garden of Words

The Garden of Words

The Garden of Words and Erased are similar in that both of them seek to traverse the complicated nuances of a relationship and just how far the emotions of a person can drive him. 

18. Hotarubi no Mori e ( Into the Forest of Fireflies’ Light )

Hotarubi no Mori e is a heartwarming tale of friendship and pushing boundaries set by nature for the sake of friendship. Hotarubi is a six-year-old boy who got lost in the forest, which is said to have been inhabited by spirits.

While he is desperately looking for his way out, he meets a gin which helps him on his way out of the forest. As young Hotarubi extends a hand of friendship towards the gin, he diligently refuses to do so. However, Hotarubi soon learns the reason underlying the gin’s action. The Gin is cursed in a way that if he comes into contact with a human, he will cease to exist.

Into the Forest of Fireflies' Light

Into the Forest of Fireflies’ Light

The theme of the series explores the power of friendship. The two become close friends with each other with time. However, as time passes, they realize that the very base of their friendship is fragile and against the rule of nature. As the series unfolds itself, we see the possibilities the duo creates with the power of strong resolve and firm determination that their friendship has equipped them with.

19. Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei (The Tatami Galaxy)

For most of us, time, once spent, is lost forever and becomes a memory in our life. We wonder if given a second chance, how we would avoid certain mistakes and take certain opportunities that were missed the first time. Similar is the plot of The Tatami Galaxy.

The Tatami Galaxy is a surreal and whimsical series directed by Masaaki Yuasa. It follows the story of a young man named Watashi who is stuck in a time loop, reliving the same four years of college over and over again. As he tries to make the most of his college experience and find happiness, Watashi must confront the mistakes he has made and the choices he has made in the past.

Tatami Galaxy

Tatami Galaxy

The Tatami Galaxy and Erased are both animated series that revolves around the concept of time travel. While the former is bestowed with the ability to relive his college days over and over, the latter is gifted with the ability to simply visit any point in the past and make necessary amendments to the events that have led to the unbearable present, which he must change.

20. The Place Promised In Our Early Days: Kumo no Mukou, Yakusoku no Basho

The Place Promised in our early days explores the story of Hiroki Fujisawa and Takuya Shirakawa, two young boys who share a common dream, which is traveling across the Ezo Tower, a tall skyscraper.

As they grow up and prepare to change their dream into reality, they come to terms with various hindrances that become impediments to the path of their goal. In addition to that, this series also depicts certain geopolitical conflicts between Japan and certain nations like the USA and USSR in a fictionalized way.

The place promised in our early days

The place promised in our early days.

 

Both series are identical in that their characters are carefully woven to include delicate emotional nuances. Our emotions can drive us to places and lead us to adventures that are beyond our imagination. Both series explore the theme of just how strong a person’s resolve and grit that arises out of their emotion can be.

21. Tokyo magnitude 8.0

“Tokyo Magnitude 8.0” is a Japanese anime television series that aired in 2009. It is based on a disaster survival-based plot that follows the story of a young girl named Mirai and her brother Yūki as they struggle to survive and find their way home after the Great Kanto earthquake strikes Tokyo. 

The two shows – Erased and Tokyo magnitude might not be directly similar in terms of their plot or theme. However, both shows follow the story of a young teenage boy who goes through enormous grief and experiences similar emotional turmoil throughout the series.

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0

If you loved the overwhelming emotions depicted in Erased that is conveyed through Satouru towards her mother, you will surely like Tokyo magnitude, which explores similar interpersonal emotional frails between the two protagonists who are brother and sister to each other.

22. The Anthem of The Heart

The Anthem of the Heart is an artistically aesthetic movie that narrates the story of Jun Naruse, a chatterbox who is so talkative and naive that sometimes she speaks up about things that she shouldn’t have. Her world is a black-and-white fairytale where everything ends well.

Her talkative naive self is evident from the fact that she utters her father’s extramarital affairs in front of the family as if it was a joke. Consequently, her parents get divorced, and people blame her for the same. Thereafter, she goes mum and develops a condition where she faces trouble expressing her true emotions. 

The Anthem of The Heart

The Anthem of The Heart

Both the series, The Anthem of The Heart and Erased, are similar in terms of the depth of the characters and the emotional nuances that both of them explore. In both shows, each character, be it the protagonist or the supporting ones, are breathtakingly beautiful and meaningful.

Both stories feature protagonists who have special abilities that allow them to affect the world around them. Jun has the ability to heal others’ emotional wounds, while Satoru has the ability to time travel.

23. 5 Centimeters Per Second

In “5 Centimeters per Second,” Takaki Tōno and Akari Shinohara are childhood friends who are separated when Akari’s family moves away. Despite their attempts to stay in touch, they grow apart as they get older and eventually lose contact with each other. The film explores the theme of love and longing as Takaki struggles to reconnect with Akari and come to terms with their separation.

5 cm per sec

5 cm per sec

While both “5 Centimeters per Second” and “Erased” explore the theme of characters being separated from their loved ones, the two anime series have different and unique plots and themes overall. “5 Centimeters per Second” is a romantic drama about the passage of time and the enduring power of love, while “Erased” is a time-travel story with elements of mystery and suspense. 

So, if you liked the story of “Erased,” then there is a high possibility that you will also like “5 Centimeters per Second”.

24. Children Who Chase Lost Voices

“Children Who Chase Lost Voices” (also known as “Hoshi o Ou Kodomo”) is a Japanese animated film released in 2011. It explores the story of Asuna, a young girl who lost her father, and a mysterious boy named Shun, who is on a quest to find his mother, who is lost in a place called Agartha.

They meet accidentally, and that marks the beginning of their adventurous journey, which is full of ups and downs, self-exploration, and emotional growth. 

children who chase lost voices

Children who chase lost voices

Both the shows “Children Who Chase Lost Voices” and “Erased” have their plots based on the grief of losing near ones and trying to bring back the dead. The beauty of such plots is that they are highly relatable because, at some point in time, we all have lost our near and dear ones. We all wish to bring back to life again, against the laws of nature, only to realize that our hope is futile.

Those who are born must die. However, the plot of a fictional series is not bound under any law of nature, and we can get lost in the protagonist’s attempt to reincarnate the gone. We place ourselves in the place of the protagonist and take delight in the fact of just how far the strength of raw emotions based on the feeling of closeness with the departed can take us.

25. Spirited Away

“Spirited Away” (also known as “Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi”) is an unforgettable anime film that will transport you to a magical world of spirits and gods. When Chihiro’s parents are turned into pigs, she must work in a bathhouse for spirits in order to survive and find a way home.

Along the way, she meets a cast of fascinating characters, including the mysterious Haku, who becomes a crucial ally in her quest. This coming-of-age tale is full of heart and excitement, and Chihiro’s journey will leave you cheering for her every step of the way. “Spirited Away” is a true masterpiece that will have you entranced from beginning to end!

spirited away

Spirited Away

Both the series “Spirited Away” and “Erased” are based on the plot of losing their parents. While in the former, the parents of the protagonist are turned into Pigs, in the latter, his mother dies a mysterious death. However, despite this similarity, both shows are unique in their own ways.

In “Spirited Away,” the parents of the protagonist are turned into animals, and he must strive through difficulties to bring her parents back to normal human beings. In “Erased,” the story is a bit more complicated as it involves elements of time travel and realizing the consequences of one’s own past actions that shape the present and future.

26. Darker Than Black

Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha is a Japanese animated series that was aired in 2007. The show revolves around the story of mysterious gates called “Hell’s Gate,” which appeared in the skies of Japan and South America.

At the same time, mysterious men called “contractors” appeared who are defined by their ability to let go of human emotions and carry out tasks as ordered by their superiors. “Tasks” usually included assassination, cold-blooded murder, and other such heinous crimes. 

The series “Darker Than Black” is a science fiction thriller that portrays the story of human beings devoid of “emotions.” Human emotion is a double-edged sword. Anime like Erased focuses on the positive sides of human emotions and the strength that such emotion provides to a person.

Darker than black

Darker than black

On the contrary, emotions can also hold back a person from making logically sound decisions. In the series “Darker Than Black,” we witness people who have traded human emotions for supernatural power. 

The series makes us think about what would happen if we let go of our emotions. It shows us a glimpse of what a person would become without any emotion. This is a must-watch show for someone who has liked the show “Erased” for its elements like strong human emotions, supernatural ability, and personal growth of the protagonist while undertaking its mission. 

27. Time of EVE

Eve No Jikan, or Time of EVE, is an animated movie that portrays the conflict between technology and humans. This movie is especially relevant in modern times when we are moving towards an AI-driven future. The show is based on a theme where humans and AI robots called “Droids” coexist.

It captures the possibility of robots having human-like emotions. The movie unfolds the story of high school Rikuo Sakisaka and his house droid, Sammy. Sammy discovers a place called “Time of EVE,” where humans and droids are treated alike.

time of EVE

Time of EVE

 

She liked the place instantaneously and started spending time there without informing her master. As the movie proceeds, the robot learns how they are discriminated against and treated merely as slaves by humans. The movie teaches us some important lessons regarding human values and human behaviors. 

27. Garden of Sinners

The Garden of Sinners, also known as Kara no Kyōkai, is a Japanese light novel series written by Kinoko Nasu and illustrated by Takashi Takeuchi. The series has been adapted into several anime films, with the first film premiering in 2007. The story follows a young woman named Shiki Ryōgi, who possesses the “Mystic Eyes of Death Perception,” which lets her see the death of objects and the flaws in their existence. 

garden of Sinners

garden of Sinners

As the show proceeds, we see Shiki becoming involved in a series of supernatural events and murders and working with a man named Mikiya Kokutō to solve the mysteries and uncover the truth behind them. The series is known for its complex plot, philosophical themes, and supernatural elements and is widely popular in the anime community.

It is similar to the anime “Erased” in terms of the theme, which is based on supernatural powers and investigating mysterious death. But apart from that, the two anime explore completely different plots and stories.

29. The Future Diary

The Future Diary, also known as Mirai Nikki, is a Japanese Manga series written by Sakae Esuno. It depicts the story of 13 high school students who become involved in a deadly game. The players must compete with each other in a battle royal where only one of them will survive and be declared the winner. The winner will be the new god of time and space. 

The future Diary

The Future Diary

The Future Diary is a series that explores concepts like time and space, past, future, and the consequence of the present actions on the future. In such aspects, it is similar to the anime “Erased.” So, if you liked Erased because of its compelling theme, which involved different dimensions of time, this series is a must-watch for you.

30. Death Parade

Death Parade is a Japanese anime television series that aired in 2015. The series was directed by Yuzuru Tachikawa and produced by Madhouse. The story follows the character of Decim, who serves as the bartender at the Quindecim, a bar that serves as a purgatory for souls who have recently died.

When two people arrive at the bar, Decim pits them against each other in a game, the outcome of which determines whether they will be reincarnated or sent to the void.

Death Parade

Death Parade

Through these games, Decim learns about the lives and personalities of the people he judges and begins to question the nature of life and death. The series is known for its dark and psychological themes and its thought-provoking exploration of the human condition.

Both the series: Erased and Death parade explores similar themes like the reincarnation of the dead. However, if I were to rank both of them, I would rank Death Parade slightly above Erased because of the complex topics it deals with. The series beautifully captures some of the complex concepts like the afterlife, reincarnation, the meaning of life, a person’s inherent character, etcetera.

31. Time Travel Tondekeman

Time travel Tondekeman is perhaps one of the oldest anime based on the concept of time travel. Tondekeman is a Japanese anime series that was produced in 1989. The series follows the adventures of a young boy named Tondekeman, who has the ability to travel through time using a special time machine.

Time Travel Tondekeman

Time Travel Tondekeman

Along with his friends, Tondekeman travels to different time periods and meets famous historical figures, all while trying to prevent the evil time-traveling organization known as the “Time Police” from altering history.

Time Travel Tondekeman is an exciting and heartwarming tale that can serve as a good weekend watch together with your family, as the anime is a child-friendly one and was originally made for the age group 8-14.

32. Time Travel Shoujo

Yet another time travel-based anime, Time Travel Shoujo, is a Japanese anime series that centers around a young girl named Ayumi who has the ability to travel through time. After accidentally traveling back in time to the year 1884, Ayumi meets a young man named Kousuke and becomes involved in a series of adventures as she tries to find a way back to her own time.

Time Travel Shoujo

Time Travel Shoujo

Throughout the way, Ayumi and Kousuke encounter a variety of historical figures and face challenges as they try to prevent the alteration of history. Time Travel Shoujo is a fun and exciting series that is sure to appeal to fans of time travel stories and adventure.

33. Valerian & Laureline

Time Jam: Valerian & Laureline is a Japanese anime series that is based on the popular French science fiction comic book series, Valérian, and Laureline. The series follows the adventures of two time-traveling agents, Valerian and Laureline, as they journey through time and space to prevent the alteration of history.

Time Jam

Time Jam

During the course of their adventure, they encounter a variety of strange and dangerous creatures, as well as a group of time-traveling villains who are trying to disrupt the timeline. Time Jam: Valerian & Laureline is an exciting and action-packed series that has its theme based on time travel. So, if you loved the time travel aspects of “Erased,” you can check this one out!

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