Ranked #565


Alternative Titles

English: Another
Japanese: アナザー


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 2012 to Mar 27, 2012
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.961 (scored by 230,395 users)
Ranked: #5652
Popularity: #23
Members: 363,295
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In 1972, a popular student in Yomiyama North Middle School’s class 3-3 named Misaki passed away during the school year. Since then, the town of Yomiyama has been shrouded by a fearful atmosphere, from the dark secrets hidden deep within.

Twenty-six years later, fifteen-year-old Koichi Sakakibara transfers into class 3-3 of Yomiyama North and soon after discovers that a strange, gloomy mood seems to hang over all the students. He also finds himself drawn to the mysterious, eyepatch-wearing student Mei Misaki; however, the rest of the class and the teachers seem to treat her like she doesn't exist. Paying no heed to warnings from everyone including Mei herself, Koichi begins to get closer not only to her, but also to the truth behind the gruesome phenomenon plaguing class 3-3 of Yomiyama North.

Based on Yukito Ayatsuji's popular supernatural mystery/thriller novel, Another follows Koichi, Mei, and their classmates as they are pulled into the enigma surrounding a series of inevitable, tragic events—but unraveling the horror of Yomiyama may just cost them the ultimate price.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Misaki, Mei
Misaki, Mei
Takamori, Natsumi
Takamori, Natsumi
Sakakibara, Kouichi
Sakakibara, Kouichi
Abe, Atsushi
Abe, Atsushi
Akazawa, Izumi
Akazawa, Izumi
Yonezawa, Madoka
Yonezawa, Madoka
Teshigawara, Naoya
Teshigawara, Naoya
Maeno, Tomoaki
Maeno, Tomoaki


Horikawa, Kenji
Horikawa, Kenji
Producer, Planning
Ito, Yoshiyuki
Ito, Yoshiyuki
Mizushima, Tsutomu
Mizushima, Tsutomu
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director

More episodes Episodes(12/12)

# Episode Title Aired
1 Rough Sketch
Sobyou (素描)
Jan 10, 2012
2 Blueprint
Omowaku (思惑)
Jan 17, 2012
3 Bone work
Honegumi (骨組)
Jan 24, 2012
4 Put flesh
Rinkaku (輪郭)
Jan 31, 2012
5 Build limbs
Kakusan (拡散)
Feb 7, 2012

Opening Theme

"Kyoumu Densen (凶夢伝染)" by ALI PROJECT

Ending Theme

"anamnesis" by Annabel

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Jan 11, 2012 1:12 PM
Another was one of those series which had me waiting eagerly for Mondays to arrive and wishing that the weekend would end sooner. For twelve weeks, it was my priority above all else to watch this amazing series, and to be honest, I'm already awaiting the release of the OVA in May. If I had to say what makes it so incredible, I would cite the short series length, the clever plot with a brilliant resolution, and outstanding animation as the main contributing factors, although the promise of blood will probably be enough for most people to decide whether this show is for them or read more
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Sep 15, 2012 1:17 PM
--- Warning: Contains spoilers ---

When it comes to anime, the horror genre is a tricky one. A fatal flaw arises right from the beginning, as each person has their own definition of horror depending on how imaginative they might be. While some may immediately think of a bunch of gruesome killings, others may think of more eerie supernatural events, and the list goes on, but because of this, the genre has a high chance of failure depending on each person's perception of horror.

Unfortunately, Another just happens to fall way outside my definition of horror, and seems to fit very nicely within comedy.

But hold on a read more
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Feb 3, 2014 1:43 PM
Notice: some spoilers will be present in this review, despite my best efforts; I've made them as vague as possible, but sorry about that anyway.

Another advertises itself as a mystery horror anime; its premise is definitely interesting and right off the bat the production values look promising. Unfortunately, the show starts to fall apart halfway through, the mystery leaves you with many, MANY questions of the wrong kind and is so serious yet so over-the-top that the "horror" tag might as well be read as "comedy".

This show is a prime example of a promising story being told in the worst manner imaginable. The beginning is read more
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Mar 15, 2012 6:22 AM
"Another" is a series that I really wanted to like. The initial premise whilst unoriginal was somewhat promising, but somehow it never quite managed to move away from that initial premise - to the point that it never actually went anywhere.

Here's the problem I have with "Another": the entire series is about unraveling a murder mystery but for the greatest part of the series no unraveling is done. Almost every conversation goes over the topic of mystery, but never is there anything developed. It's frustrating filler which has no right to be there.

The fact that conversations continuously retread the same subject matter read more
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