Yen Press Acquires Manga License to ERASED and Bungo Stray Dogs

At Kadokawa’s panel at Anime Expo, Yen Press announced that they have acquired the manga licensing rights to Kei Sanbe’s ERASED (Boku Dake ga Inai Machi) and Kafka Asagiri/Sango Harukawa’s Bungo Stray Dogs

The first volume of ERASED is slated for Spring 2017 while Bungo Stray Dogs is set to begin releasing this December. 

The story of ERASED is as follows:

When tragedy is about to strike, Satoru Fujinuma finds himself sent back several minutes before the accident occurs. The detached, 29-year-old manga artist has taken advantage of this powerful yet mysterious phenomenon, which he calls “Revival,” to save many lives.

However, when he is wrongfully accused of murdering someone close to him, Satoru is sent back to the past once again, but this time to 1988, 18 years in the past. Soon, he realizes that the murder may be connected to the abduction and killing of one of his classmates, the solitary and mysterious Kayo Hinazuki, that took place when he was a child. This is his chance to make things right.

Boku dake ga Inai Machi follows Satoru in his mission to uncover what truly transpired 18 years ago and prevent the death of his classmate while protecting those he cares about in the present.

The story of Bungo Stray Dogs is described as:

For weeks, Atsushi Nakajima’s orphanage has been plagued by a mystical tiger that only he seems to be aware of. Suspected to be behind the strange incidents, the 18-year-old is abruptly kicked out of the orphanage and left hungry, homeless, and wandering through the city.

While starving on a riverbank, Atsushi saves a rather eccentric man named Osamu Dazai from drowning. Whimsical suicide enthusiast and supernatural detective, Dazai has been investigating the same tiger that has been terrorizing the boy. Together with Dazai’s partner Doppo Kunikida, they solve the mystery, but its resolution leaves Atsushi in a tight spot. As various odd events take place, Atsushi is coerced into joining their firm of supernatural investigators, taking on unusual cases the police cannot handle, alongside his numerous enigmatic co-workers.

Both mangas received an anime adaptation this year. ERASED aired from January to April 2016 while Bungo Stray Dogs aired from April to June 2016.