Boku dake ga Inai Machi / ERASED Episode 4 Notes

January 28th, 2016.

Running out of Time:

Boku dake ga Inai Machi / ERASED anime Episode 4 - Fujinuma Satorou runs out of the frame

First: (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻) It’s not fair! I don’t want to wait a week for next week’s episode and it’s unfair of you to ask it of me! FUUUUUUU!

With that out of the way, A lateral shot showing how someone runs across and beyond the frame is something you see in anime, especially that covering time-travel, symbolizing gaining victory on the medium itself, of catching up on time.

Here is Hosoda Mamoru’s take on it in The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, though he has a fondness for lateral or panning shots, such as the extremely long panning shot in Summer Wars, but that’s a different subject.

It’s also a nice cinematographic trick, which this show in particular pays a lot of attention to. Not this trick, but cinematography.

Also, this shot was far too cute for me. I might have gone “Hnnnnnnng!” but you’ll never be able to prove anything.

Edit: Of course, I forgot that BokuMachi director Itou Tomohiko was the assistant director for The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. Makes you wonder if he picked this up there, or if he was in fact in charge of the scene in the movie as well.

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