Jan 10, 2012 to Mar 27, 2012
24 min. per ep.
R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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SynopsisIn 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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Opening Theme"Kyoumu Densen (凶夢伝染)" by ALI PROJECT
Ending Theme"anamnesis" by Annabel
Another is one of the few anime with decent horror elements. Horror is still (and will likely always be) a work in progress in the medium but this series managed to at least accomplish something. The anime isn't all that good itself and it does have its faults in creating a creepy environment but it has some sense of direction.
Another starts out very promising and has a sense of calm before the storm that helps send shivers down one's spine. There is a nice nightmarish feel to it and the first episode wins for setting the stage. Unfortunately, a lot of the rest of the series are very slow. Nothing feels like it gets accomplished at times and there are a load of clichés and conveniences that make it very predictable. The gore catches attention and while the deaths aren't always presented well, they still aid with the tense, albeit a bit silly environment. Despite the fact that the ending was solid, it made the horror completely fall flat on its face. There was complete nonsense in the last episode and the tone was far more chaotic than uneasy.
The story itself isn't very well-written. Ignoring the snail pacing and pointless dialogue, there isn't much plot to get invested in. The mystery seemed great at first but then got completely ignored and, similar to the horror, fell flat on its face. They don't bother explaining many things and the lack of credibility with many of the events is annoying. In terms of creating a satisfying conclusion, the ending did the series justice. There was a plot twist that was handled very well and the it had a great sense of being over. Plus, it was decently cathartic.
All of the characters are generally useless and have weak personalities. Kouichi is the main character yet he isn't very interesting and rarely tries to seek out the mystery of what is happening. He feels like he is just another student mixed into the bunch. Mei was boring since the beginning and seemed more like a poorly handled mystery element to the show. She was interesting at her mysterious nature quickly played out exactly like the mystery of the curse. The character development also extremely silly to the point of it being near forgettable.
P.A. Works is great at using bright and vivid colors for a lot of their shows with a fluffier nature but weren't as good at handling horror. It looks like a slightly darkened school romance and never has very spooky visuals. That said, it still looks fantastic. There is a lot of detail and the whole picture looks very realistic. The animation is very fluid and there is a lot of movement in both the foreground and the background. The character designs as well as a lot of other features look distinct and also very smooth.
ALI Project has never been one of my favorite composers. The opening theme had okay visuals but the song was ridiculously messy, silly and unfitting to the series. There are a few decent tracks, the first of which being my favorite for its creepy mood, but most of the songs are forgettable. There was rarely a disturbing scene with good music to go along with it and considering that this is horror, that's not a very good thing.
Voice acting was very mediocre. A lot of the voices sound too similar and there were very few good roles, with a lot of them sounding very dry. This doesn't do the show that much of a favor since the dialogue is also very bland and dull. The characters sound like robots when talking and their interactions are fake and cheesy.
Another will bore many viewers, especially those who've no respect for horror. I urge some of those who want a few decent horror/mystery elements that fell flat in the middle but I can't recommend it to everybody. It is still one of the best horror anime, even if that doesn't really say much... read more
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 not. Although the violence means that this is not for the faint of heart (or weak of stomach), I would nevertheless wholeheartedly recommend watching it, as it is well worth your time.
Have you heard of Tantalus? (No, a knowledge of Greek mythology is not essential to watch Another, I am simply at my wits' end with trying to describe the story without giving anything away). Tantalus was a man condemned by the gods to eternity in the underworld, immersed to the neck in a pool of water which he could not drink from, and underneath a tree laden with fruit which he could not reach, no matter how hard he tried. Now, if this is not too swift and broad a leap, this is how the storyline of Another will make you feel; every time you seem to be tantalisingly close to the answer, a new development occurs, and you have to start all over again. This series never goes where you expect it to, but it manages this without being a particularly complicated story, which is quite an achievement. I've read and watched many mystery stories, and I have found that nothing ruins the story more than confusion caused by an overloaded storyline and a huge ensemble of characters. Here, it is simple: one tightly-written, carefully thought out storyline involving a relatively small number of characters, which proves surprisingly durable as a twelve episode series, having avoided the trap of the same cliff-hanger ending every time; they always manage to throw in a new and interesting variation. The resolution of the storyline was amazing; it managed to bring all the strands of information which we had gleaned and wrap everything up in a style which was paced exactly right; fast, but not hurried or rushed. I certainly didn't see the final twist coming- not many people did- but it was masterful. It was also the most emotional moment of the series; even those of you who have laughed like maniacs throughout the entire series will suddenly become sombre during the final five minutes. Being mindful of the strict limits on what I can actually say about its specifics, I shall merely say that it was a perfect ending to a brilliant series.
The art is simply beautiful. This might actually be quite near the top in terms of the best series I have ever seen art-wise. The characters aren't that different from any other series, but the backgrounds are amazingly well defined; they really are just bliss to watch. The art mostly depicts death, lots and lots of death, with some dismemberment and impending doom thrown in. In almost every scene, there's a sense of decay, everything looks decrepit and rusty, the buildings look deserted, and there's gratuitous use of deep, dark reds wherever possible. If it's outdoors, there are crows perched on the roofs, looking hungry. If it's indoors, like the hospital, then the lights are dim and flickering occasionally (and for the provision of information to those who have watched the hospital scenes and noticed the missing fourth floor, it's because four in Japanese is either 'shi' or 'yon', depending on the context, and 'shi' can also mean 'death', so they tend to avoid using four when numbering things, like we do with thirteen. Right, fun fact session over). The use of dolls, often missing limbs, is prevalent (whether they're scary or hilarious just depends on the viewer) and appears to have more significance to the storyline than I originally thought. And every so often, in case you haven't got the message, there's a split-second image of a blood-stained knife which is lying on the floor. I mean, what could possibly happen next? (This was intentionally ironic. For those of you who don't get irony, just assume that this means it was hilarious). To sum up, the art sets up the atmosphere perfectly.
Of course, we can't leave out the sound, as this is key (bad musical pun; I apologise) to the aforementioned atmosphere. From the start, the music creates a sense of eeriness, from simple melodies to electronic effects and string sections. As difficult as it is to describe, I would like you to imagine a full orchestra having a psychedelic freakout (think of that section of A Day in the Life) with a hair-raising selection of electronic hums and whines added, and then multiply that by about ten. That's about what it's like (or as best as I can put it into words). The music never quite goes away, unlike in other, lighter series; it drops right down to a few notes on a piano, but still gives you the sense that something's always just about to happen. The opening has some weird and unsettling vocal melodies going on, creating tension, stress, and suspense. But after a few episodes, I'll express a preference for the ending theme; it proves that strong vocals and a few chords on a piano are more effective than the aural blitzkrieg which we are usually subjected to, and it brings a sense of peace and serenity to the end of the episode. Basically, the soundtrack works perfectly with what's on screen.
Now, the characters; obviously, we know very little about any of them right up until the end, otherwise it wouldn't be a mystery, would it? They're all quite weird and unusual, and they're all either ruthlessly blunt or very obviously trying to avoid certain topics of conversation. As you can imagine, this makes the dialogue quite awkward. Kouichi Sakakibara, our horror story loving main character, seems to have more than half a clue what's going on, which makes a nice change from the average clueless/in denial character in the horror genre. Although it cannot be denied that he is of that genus most favoured by scriptwriters lacking inspiration, the transfer student, he does actually get some background to why he transferred. Mei Misaki develops a bit from the 'weird loner' presented in the first episode to someone who is frustrated by their situation and yet cannot change it. While near-silent and emotionless girls seem to be very common at the moment, I can promise that there is more to Mei than being a mere tribute to consumer demand. If you have watched only a few episodes, she might seem a bizarre person, but she becomes more understandable as the series progresses. Izumi Akazawa, the class representative, is blunt to the point of being rude, but is quite the deceiver and manipulator behind the scenes, as it later turns out. Reiko, who was at first glance a stereotypical 'ridiculously youthful, kind and caring female relative', turns out to have quite a temper, and appears to have a few secrets. In a sentence: don't judge them too soon.
If you are still with me (and it's quite likely if you are indeed reading this sentence), I recommend you go and watch Another now. It's only a few hours out of your spare time and you really have nothing to lose except a night's sleep if you are easily scared. If you are going to watch it, I can recommend watching it at midnight, it's surprisingly good fun (if your idea of 'fun' is the same as mine, that is). Personally, I reckon that from a fairly dull season, Another will come to shine as easily the best new release this season, and possibly one of the better of the year.
(Author's note: I started writing reviews because decently written reviews with no spelling or grammatical errors are almost non-existent on MAL, as very few people can be bothered with such trivialities these days, and this desperately needs redressing. While many people aren't with me on this, I believe that a review is not worth reading unless it is well written, and so I have put quite a lot of effort into writing this without making it too formal or verbose, whilst avoiding flippancy, in order to inform and entertain the people in the audience who are on my wavelength. My apologies if you are not one of those people. If you do have some constructive criticism to make, PM me or just post a comment, I'm quite happy to take it under consideration when editing this. And on that note, good night!).
Creating an horror anime that will become popular isn’t that hard if you think about it. You throw in some rotting corpses, countless decapitations and tonnes and tonnes of blood. That should be enough for people to tune in to see which dumb bitch gets killed next. However, creating a horror anime that will send shivers down your spine and make you paranoid- is something that is a bit of a challenge to create. So, does Another, an anime considered by majority to be the best horror anime in recent times - succeed in beating that challenge? Well, I will talk more on that in today’s review.
Another is a 2012 horror- mystery anime centering on the students of Yomiyama North. In 1972, after the death of a popular and beloved high school girl, the students of her batch began pretending that she never died. Forward 26 years into the future, and a new student named Koichi Sakabara transfer into class 3-3 of Yomiyama High where he is attracted to Mei Misaki, an eye patch wearing quiet girl who has this aura of mystery around her. But, to Koichi’s surprise none of her classmates don’t acknowledge her existence- it’s like as if she is a ghost only he can see. And you know what’s all the more creepy is that the student who died is called Misaki. *dun dun dun music*
The story then follows Koichi trying to figure out the dark secrets of this school, while he and his classmates deal with a series of misfortune and tragic events all due to the curse of this dead student!
Before I sat down to watch Another, people were constantly saying that it’s the best see and hands down the best anime of 2012. I am a huge fan of the horror in case you didn’t know, so I myself was also pretty excited to see what this show was all about not to mention that the description really grabbed my attention. However, the anime suffers from major problems that even when not viewing this show as a critic I still could not ignore.
The story of another had the potential of being something amazing, but towards the end instead of answering all the questions it made me pile even more questions on top of the questions which were left unanswered. The show didn’t bother exploring the curse, not to mention it tried too hard to have a creepy atmosphere even throwing an anime opening that didn’t suit the show one bit. It’s like Another had no idea what type of horror anime it wanted to be? So, it tried being creepy, mysterious, gory, thought provoking and shocking where it failed in being all of them, well except for gory and I will go more in depth on that later.
For the first few episodes, the show really did give me hope that it might end up being something great however half way through it went downhill. It actually ended up more or less a rip off of Final Destination- where in every episode the only source of entertainment you would get was from seeing somebody getting creatively murdered. That was so annoying because the show forgot to move the story forward. At least Final Destination had the decency of making sure it had somewhat of a plot that was going somewhere. And that’s coming from someone who dislikes the Final Destination franchise.
The characters to be honest, I don’t give two shits about them. Every single one of them where bland, boring as hell and even annoying at times. The worst of them all would be the main lead Koichi, whose personality is completely non-existent. He hardly does anything and contributes nothing to the anime. He is hands down one of the most forgettable anime characters I have ever come across.
However, there is one character I truly loved and she happens to be the most appealing thing of this anime. Yes, you guessed it, I am talking about Mei Misaki. She is a weirdo, who deserved getting the spotlight shone on her. She got a good amount of character development and her involvement in the story helped it to be better- but sadly not enough to keep me constantly entertained.
The animation and art style on the other hand is one of the best parts of Another. Even though, I had no idea in which direction this show was going even towards the end- the animation made sure that the show had the same tone as an horror anime by painting it with mainly dark colours. The animation however is something truly noteworthy during those gory scenes- as the blood did look real and not like ketchup.
Music especially in a horror anime is important as it gets our hearts racing and making us anxiously wait for what’s to come next. But, in Another I didn’t get that feeling- in fact the music alone is nothing worthwhile to listen to. I’d rather listen to Hare Hare Yukai for the tenth billionth time- then again I don’t know what that says about me though! O_o
The dub also is as average as the show, which was really disappointing. It’s not the worst dub ever, but it didn’t make things any better. I did like Monica Rial as Mei Misaki, but other than nothing else did stand out not.
They tried really hard to make the ending memorable but all in all it was just lame. Yes, grotesque in a good way but stll lame for the most part. Not to mention, they included a plot twist that was so stupid that even M Night Shyamalan would be disappointed.
So, after hearing me say so many negative things about Another you might think I hate this show. Well, actually I don’t because it wasn’t anything offensive or down right cringy. But, I will admit that is a boring show which is disappointing because horror is not supposed to be boring. So, I am going to award Another with a 5, and say that it was pretty meh! I can understand why people like this show because it is filled with dumb teenagers dying left and right- but that kind of shit is just not for me.
For something legit scary with a great story I recommend you check out Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni. Now, that is a horror anime done right!
Another is quite the horror anime. It spends episode after episode weaving in an intricate story, which often leaves you in suspense. Out of all of the aspects of this anime, I believe it executed (no pun intended) the atmosphere the best. Even by the first episode, I was on the edge of my seat, feeling off because of the eerie atmosphere this show gives off. Separately from the show, I would not listen to the soundtrack on a daily basis. Even so, while watching, it is the perfect background music, giving off a vibe of suspense and horror. Even if nothing is scary onscreen, you will still be given the creeps. Now, this show was not the perfect horror anime. The character development wasn't noticeable, and the animation wasn't amazing. Even so, I think this show would be good to watch on a rainy day or a weekend. read more
Guy moves into a town which holds a mystery that unravels troughout the show. Higurashi has some lighter slice of life episodes, but that's cool because it's pretty long including -kai.
Highly reccomend both
These both have an extremely eerie and dark mood to them making the viewer curious and wanting more. Both start out relatively calmly, with the tension gradually building up into something a lot more gruesome. No holding back with the terror and blood!
Small towns with big secrets. Horror series that show how terrifying normal school kids can turn out to be when pushed to their limits by the darkest horrors their towns have to offer. Both also have themes of cyclical repetition, with Another's events happening year after year and Higurashi repeating the same summer over and over again. The main character are very similar.
Both anime show the same theme of mystery and random deaths. However, If you continue to watch "Higurashi", all is explained towards the end of the series. Throughout "Another" the conspicuous deaths and murderers are somewhat explained all together towards the end.
Both have a main character who moves into a town where mysterious deaths occur. In Higurashi, however, the deaths were caused by murder, rather than other circumstances found in Another.
During watching both of them you get the same feeling. The plot is simillar - a boy going to a new school, meet new friends and everything seems great till.. boom, everything is getting creepy, there's a lot of blood and inexplicable deaths. If you enjoyed one of theese you should see the other one.
Both anime are misleading in that everything "looks" normal when they arent. Blood and death is prominent in both series with a mysterious undertone.
Both are some of the best horror animes out there. Both have violent scenes.
Characters go mad in these. Great suspense and atmosphere. In the beginning (of both) is hard to the viewer to understand the story.
In both you will frequently ask what's going to happen next.
If you liked one of them you should also like the other. :)
Another and Higurashi have lots of similarities
A new boy comes to town;
Mysterious murders starts to happen
something about a curse
Another feels like Higurashi compressed into one arc. Dieing people, classmates hiding something, dark feeling overall. One thing Another lacks in comparison to Higurashi is comedy.
Main character's family moves him to a new town with dark secrets. Blood and murder and sinister atmosphere. The classmates of the main character have secrets that they'd rather keep hidden from the main character, and are willing to go to great lengths to do so. They also both start off calm, lulling you into a false sense of security before turning up the horror.
A normal boy moves house and settles in fairly easily, only to later discover that -his new home (and friends) harbour dark secrets.
Both are very eerie and tense throughout, and they both contain plenty of horror violence.
While I was watching Another, the entire time I kept thinking 'this is so similar to Higurashi'.
An ordinary teenage boy moves into a strange rural town where his classmates seem to be keeping a dark secret from him. There's a horror and a mystery atmosphere. Both are set in the past (Higurashi in 1983, Another in 1998).
Just like another, Higurashi is a bit darker anime, with a lot of mystery, suspense and gore. It'll keep you guessing till the very end, and the atmosphere is simply amazing. The series is also spiced up with various funny moments, which surprisingly enough don't take away from the creepy feel, but only reinforce it in turn. Definitely a must watch.
Both of these anime lean towards a dark aspect with many creepy undertones. However from what I've seen of Another it has much less gore an insanity than Higurashi, so if you want something with more of a creep-out factor than gore, watch Another.
Both series are about boys who recently move to new towns and are oblivious of the creepy things taking place, but they get dragged into them anyways.
Creepiness and unpredictability are present in both series, yet Higurashi starts off as more lighthearted and funny in addition to the fact that it is composed of several arcs.
Those who loved Higurashi for it's mind-racking mystery and gruesomeness will surely love this one.
Both are horror anime. Both anime start off with the main character moving to a new place where there is a curse in which people die. Both contain many death scenes.
A normal boy moves to a new town. Within the first 3 episodes, we see this boy get involved with many creep factors. Both the series consist of blood, mystery, girls who are more than they seem, and just all out thrillers.
Even before finishing this series, I knew that there was something similar between Higurashi and Another. MC arrives into a small town, meets new people, and let the psychological twists begin. Murders and mystery play a central theme as the thriller-like sequences repeats over and over. In both series, a calamity that has not been lifted repeats in a Groundhog Day-like loop.
Horror animes with some bloody death scenes. New guys move to small towns that hold big secrets. The deaths in both series are believed to be the result of a mysterious curse. Both show ordinary high school students driven to insanity and committing horrifying crimes. Both take place over 10 years in the past.
Both anime are about some curse/a chain of deaths occuring. Also, the story is full of mystery and confusion at the start, and it contains gore.Very similar, yet different.
It gives you the same feeling.. And it is although kind of the same because in the beginning of both animes, Kouichi's classmates seem to hide something dark from him, while in Higurashi, Keichi's friends are also hiding something 'dark' from him. I love both of these anime, they give you a creepy feeling. I highly suggest watching these two.
If you wished Another was longer and more terrifying, definitely check out Higurashi. It really seems like Another drew a lot of inspiration from the series.
Both animes involve a young man who moves into a new (small) town. Certain dark events have happened before and it starts to repeat itself again. In the two animes, both stories keep blowing your mind; changing everything when the main character finds things out.
We're dealing with the same dark atmosphere and horror situation, coming from a curse that we discover throught the episodes.
Small town with big secrets, all keep to themselves until something happens, very mysterious characters, you get the same feel from both animes
Boy moves to a new, seemingly normal and quite town. That is until past events start to unravel and everything isn't what it seems. If you enjoyed Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, you should defiantly give Another a try.
Both involve a main character moving into a new town. The town has mysterious things going on.
Each is a horror anime revolving around a mystery and the graphic deaths of students; however, Higurashi is more light-hearted (at points) and less generic than Another.
Curse related horror animes. Both have gore and suspence.
- People going absolutely crazy
- Involving unknown disease or curse
They are both very extraordinary horrors that have a great plot, story, sound and have a polished art style.
It seems to have much murders and also have a great story behind it, what ever you liked, Another or Higurashi, I can assure you, this is a must watch. I gave it a 9/10, and I'm slightly strict on my ratings.
They are similar in characters, the flow of the story and the flow of the whole series.
(Higurashi has a sequel and OVAs, while I believe the prequel for Another is to be watched after the T.V. series)
But go check it out. You have nothing to lose. You will be hooked by the 3rd episode. Enjoy this masterpiece.
In a remote village in Japan before the great internet age, a group of high schoolers find themselves at the center of a series of mysterious deaths. They must find out how to survive and stop the deaths.
Both of these series also have terrible communication between friends causing most of the drama. Especially in Another where the whole plot could be solved in three episodes if everyone just talked to each other. However, if you like a suspenseful atmosphere and violet, sometimes silly deaths, then try out both of these interesting anime.
Both series start off whit a boy who moves to an unfamiliar town,which holds a curse.
A loth of mysterious,and gory deaths occur due to this curse.The horror in both is very well made,and also they are both confusing at first.
Both are Horror anime and have great animation and music
The starting premises are extremely similar, young man moves to a new town, odd occurrences, both have horror and a bit of gore.
These two animes are horror and everything is mysterious...
If you watched anime Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni then you will definitely like Another.
Genre for Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni : Horror, Mystery, Psychological, Thriller
Genre for Another: Mystery, Horror, Drama, School :3
Another is much more like Higurashi than Elfen Lied. They both have a main protagonist who goes to a school in a new place and both try to figure out the mystery that is killing people. There are lots of murders and bloody scenes in both.
Another and Higurashi are similar because in both stories they have a calamity which people die from but the plots are completely different. Both are very great anime but are different an alike. Higurashi consist on more of a different plot rather where in Another it focuses on the death both have surprise endings and unexpected event. Even though Another has a shocking ending, unexpected, Higurashi has a lot of turns of events and is longer. Both series are different while Higurashi has more than 30 episodes while Another had about 12 or so :]
Supernatural mysteries are indeed interesting, but what if it's being packaged with a little gore scene? Another is more mild but gives a serious atmosphere all the time, while higurashi has a slight changes in the atmosphere but when it comes to gruesome scenes, higurashi offers more.
Both anime are ready to fulfill you desires!
Both have supernatural elements, a somewhat dark atmosphere and are the what-the-hell-is-going-on type of suspense anime. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni however seems to operate at a higher level of the latter, I swear I had no clue what I was watching until after reading up on the series' origin. Plot twists, nail-biting action and suspense that will keep you on the edge of your chair/couch/bed (and at times knock you off of said furniture and into the floor, much like the corpses of characters in both animes). Blood, dementia, and oh did I say blood?
Both series have an unaware main character who wants to find out more about his surroundings. Both anime hold a strong horror element and seem to have an "avoiding death'" feel to them.
Both have a similar storyline.
A guy moves to a new town where mysterious deaths keep happening.
Another and Higurashi both have really creepy scenes, and a few death scenes which are similar because of the amount of blood.
They say you shouldn't watch either of these alone at midnight 0.0
I love both of these shows.
If you like Another, you'll probably love Higurashi..
- New guy moves in to town
- Both Keiichi and Kouichi are very similar.
- Classmates won't tell them the secret of the "curse."
- Both involves a "curse" where someone dies every year.
- Overall mood very similar.
It's similar for the mysteries and the curse
both has the same creepy aura
People start dying in a high school class. Both are super gory and both heavily focus on the reactions of the people in the schools.
Both are school anime
Both are gore
Both have mysterious girls
both shows involve people being slaughtered to death. even both of the main characters are similar.
btw, I wouldn't recommend watching these in the dark
Both shows have sudden plot twists and their endings are both just 'wow' when the culprit is revealed.
The main characters' names for both of the show are almost the same:
Another: Koiichi Sakakibara
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Keiichi Maebara
Both of them move into a new town/village and school only to find out that people are hiding terrible secrets from them.
The supernatural theme is in both anime, though very different (one more to do with death, the other to do with, well, you'll find out).
One great similarity is how they both make you think that something specific is happening at the start, however, they lately reveal something entirely different is happening or is at work.
Both are horror series involving a city boy moving to a small town and discovering the bizarre tragedies that occurred there years earlier. His friends act strangely when he asks about these events. Another is very short (12 eps) whereas Higurashi is very long (50 eps)
Both series have that sort of "Guy transfers to a small, new village and goes to school and everything is quite dandy until OH WOW okay people are dying frequently and brutally... well then" feel to them. While both plots have been done before, they're done in a verry riviting way that kept me watching intently form start to end. Highly recommended!
The main characters move to a new town. Both series start off calm, but things soon take a turn for the worst as gruesome murders begin occurring. Mysteries are solved as the shows progress.
both Higurashi and Another are centered around what is called a curse, and both have more of an in depth complex idea at the very end. For example in Higurashi the main character, Maebara Keiichi only recently moved to Hinamizawa and has been there for around a year or six months, which is quite like the main character in Another, Kouichi Sakakibara who only recently transferred to Yomiyama north and stayed in the town. If you're looking for violence and gore both of these share an equal amount, and are very well made. You also find out what's going on through each one, bit by bit, so it's quite suspenseful and has an element of mystery. The story lines are quite different yet they have similar ideas, so give another or higurashi a try, you won't be disappointed.
Both of these spine-chilling horror animes have a surprisingly similar setting: Your somewhat typical highschool guy MC moves to a small village, only to find himself in the middle of a vicious mystery. However, they are definitely not completely the same - The 'Higurashi' series is more focused on the story and suspense with it's super complex plot, while 'Another' is more focused on the artstyle, atmosphere and the fountains of blood.
It is also a horror story. If you like another you might as well like Higurashi....
-both of the anime has the exact atmosphere for the entire season
-both are horror and mysterious :p
-Higurashi has murder and so on while Another doesnt really have(except for the last episode)
-Higurashi's horror is centered on one specific at a time while Another isnt
Both give a similar feeling: New guy arrives to a little village, and certain dark events start happening that are somehow related to a young mysterious girl. Slow and creepy atmosphere that makes you want to find out what´s going on. Brilliant ost and VA´s. Personally I enjoyed Shiki more, because it gives a deeper development to its characters and a more intricate plot. Still, Both are awesome animes that will keep you thrilled till the end, so if you enjoyed one, you will probably enjoy the other.
Well, both series are Mystery genres..
They give the same scary feeling due to the lots of creepy deaths all over the stories.
Yet, both show the main male character wiling to stop this "supernatural phenomenon".
Also a special mention to the cure of the music, which both serie have.
If you enjoyed one of those, you might probably enjoy the other as well!
The difference in shows is that in Another we don't know what is happening and why so it has to be investigated. However, in Shiki we know the cause of the deaths from the start and are simply observing everything from the distance, watching how characters will deal with the issue.
Other than that, shows are very similar. In both shows people suddenly start to die.In Another people from one class die and in Shiki in one of the villages.
In both shows characters try to find the cause and stop it. Both shows start slow but eventually end up in blood bath. Both shows have quiet a lot of under developed characters though in Another it is more eye burning.
Shiki and Another are mystery and horror anime that share the same type of overall dread for the viewer. They take place in a quiet and sleepy town that soon gives way to the chaos and paranoia flowing within everyone's psyche. They also feature mysterious girls whose presence and existence psychologically bash everyone else's sanity and causes a train-wreck, chain-reaction-like phenomenon, that leaves many dead and others messed up from the sheer horror and unspeakable events that unfold. Both series, especially Shiki, also offer really unique animation and creepy background music. If you liked watching one of them I highly recommend trying out the other.
Both fall under the horror genre and give off similar vibes by establishing a slow-paced mystery in order to create suspense. Shiki focuses on character and buildup, while Another uses foreshadowing and atmosphere.
Perhaps creepy at times, and shocking at others.
Worthy of mentioning is that the writer for Another is the husband for the writer of Shiki. Truly, the greatest love story ever told.
Shiki is similar to both Another and Mirai Nikki. This is because again the anime shares characters and themes. The main protagonist in Shiki could be argued of being either the girl or boy, but I myself think it is the boy. Though this might sound as if it juxtaposes with the recommended anime's it doesn't. It is really quite similar. Shiki's main theme is that of death. Death is like the central for the plot as the town gets consumed by it one by one. Without giving too much away, this anime also shares the theme of fantasy, or rather, supernatural. This is another positive point to this anime that may lure many viewers in. Personally, I think that this anime is a little more retro feeling rather than the luxury art you gain through Another and Mirai Nikki. I would highly recommend this anime to those who have enjoyed the other anime's I have recommended.
While Shiki is more of a thriller than a horror, they both take place in a small rural town. Mysterious, supernatural deaths are also something the two series share. The protagonist in each show tries to uncover the truth behind the deaths.
Both series involves events in small village involving deaths surrounded by mystery. Both anime(s) have that thriller like atmosphere that leaves cliffhangers and horror themed conclusions.
A great series for viewers interested in horror fiction and mystery alike.
Both have a creepy and mysterious undertone in the beginning, and both turn out gory in the end but Another is more extreme
Both series deal with the supernatural as found in a cloistered community, and the drastic measures which must be taken to deal with the danger to humanity. Shiki is more cerebral and philosophical; Another is more of an excellent demonstration of classic horror tropes.
•Both are small out of place towns, that are surrounded by nature, cut off from the rest of the world.
•they also have a boy moving from the city to live in the town.
•the sense of mystery is more blunt in Another, but they both portray horror thats absolutely wonderful, if you love blood and killing.
•both have outbreak of killings as the story progresses, which are visually graphic, which is the BEST!
•they both question humanity and how their brain works when put under pressure of murder and how •they act accordingly towards finding an answer in different ways.
Both are a horror genre with a bit of mystery. Both are great anime, though I think I enjoyed another's finale more than Shiki. Both have a supernatural element that drives the story forward. Gore is also on the same levels.
If you're familiar with the horror-genre, you probably know that moving to a small town isn't really the recipe for a carefree life. Both protagonists find themselves surrounded by unknown enemies and it is their job to stop either the spreading of a 'virus' (Shiki) or to lift a curse (Another). Regardless which anime you choose to watch, there'll be enough deaths, blood and mystery to the story to leave you wondering what will happen next.
Both seem to be pretty remote towns
Both have an outbreak of deaths
The citizens in both don't seem to have any idea for what to do
Both have a pretty good suspenseful aura
Both don't hold back on showing the killing
In both, a new guy moves to a small town. Shortly after, strange and sudden deaths start to occur, and the main character attempts to find out why. Both anime have gory scenes, involve the living dead, contain mystery, and give off that same eerie feeling.
Both are scary, creepy, and the psychological elements are both well-made!
Most important of all, THERE is MADNESS which leads to people to slaughter each other!
Both animes are in the Mystery genre, they have many deaths in an area, and have unnatural causes of death. Both also put me on the edge of my seat and had a good story in my opinion.
Both are traditional horror, meaning it's more about the human psych and terror that lies within the heart then blood and gore. Both anime shows just how far humans are willing to go when their lives are on the line.
Both have a new kid moving to a new, small town. Slowly, people start dying due to supernatural causes.
New guy comes to town and notices that weird stuff is happening and wants to get to solve mystery. Both anime are full of mystery and horror. They have the same feel. Both also have good likable characters. Both are filled with emotion and have tragic killings.
Both MCs move into villages where something is clearly wrong. Both anime also have their fair share of creepiness and bloody fights.
- Both involve people dealing with a force that is mysterious in nature
- Both have strong psychological moments
- One of the characters becomes involved in the story after moving to the area the story takes place in
At least anyone who likes Shiki would like Another because they have a lot in common. Both have a similar feeling. A new guy moves to a new village and mysterious events begin to occur.
- Protaganists need to solve a problem in the plot.
- Mystery anime, with stories back in the past.
- Much horror.
Both series belong to a similar genre, and have similar stories, if you like horror, this is for you :)
On the surface the shows look completely different, but both shows give off a simlar atmosphere. Dark and forboding, holding back on the true plots for as long as possible.
Both shows also have rather "graphic" endings, leaving you questioning the true nature of evil.
Both anime are set in an isolated village giving off a dark, mysterious atmosphere throughout the whole show with no comedy. As a result the anime gains a very serious mood while dealing with supernatural events. Shiki differs from Another due to that deep narrations of human nature and its values whereas Another inspires thrill and a desire for conclusion as such Another starts the plot right away while Shiki takes a couple of episodes to get started. All in all, if you did enjoy one of them you will without a doubt enjoy the other. :)
- Both anime center around a young boy that is in a rural city and both strange events that occur are (somehow) related to a mysterious, young girl that is less shown to the others but the main character knows her and is a friend of the girl.
-Both anime are not you're traditional "happy end" story since the end is more like a neutral one when the outcome is happy but the loss is far too great to be called an total H.E (Happy End).
-Although the characters were friends they start killing each other at a certain point in the show.
-In the end the main character has to do a choice that it will change the way he thinks forever
If u liked one you should at least try the other. If you're enough patient you'll definitely see the huge similarities.
Both have to do with the supernatural, and are horror anime. Shiki and Another have superb storylines as well. However, Shiki is a bit more... extreme in its horror imo. Not for the faint of heart. ;)
-Both creepy and produce the same atmosphere.
-Both based in a town.
-School boy recently moves to town (both main characters).
-All events appear to center around a girl.
-Both have a good plot and character development.
-Both are "horror".
I found Shiki to be more interesting than Another and felt the character development was also stronger in Shiki. Another is aimed at a slightly younger audience than Shiki.
The Mystery gets deeper when you go through each episode and the plot picks up pace really fast in the end.
Students of a certain school are involved with something supernatural and they experience tragic deaths and accidents.
Groups of high school students are killed in mysterious ways by some seemingly supernatural occurrence. Another goes outside of the school while Corpse Party only takes place inside a school, but the school buildings are similar and creepy (despite Another's being to a far lesser extent). They have similar character designs and the characters have similar psychological breakdowns due to the extreme situations they are placed in, but Corpse Party is about ten times gorier than Another.
Both take place in a supernatural world/school where an unknown force causes many people to die, usually in horrifying ways. There is some sort of curse involved in the incidents and the characters try to escape.
Both contain blood and has a relatively dark atmosphere.
Well, to put it simple, without spoiling anything.
- Loads a gore
-All of the stuff happens at a school, just like Corpse Party
-very strong on the story,and story before the anime.
I was very thirsty for some gore animes when i watched corpse party, so if anybody wants just more than corpse party, watch Another, very great characters, story is perfect, animation and sounds are good, really creepy most of the moments, and the deaths.. The deaths are over the top.
For the corpse party, it was just simply glorious deaths.
^ Enjoy! - Wuf
The action takes place mostly at school and it involves supernatural. There are many tragic deaths. A group of students needs to solve a mystery in order to escape a certain "curse".
Both animes are about students who are being killed by something supernatural and they try to solve the mystery behind these tragic deaths. A lot of blood, a thrilling atmosphere, many horror scenes and agonizing feelings are the common characteristics of these two series.
Both series are blood spurting, thrilling anime with a shroud of mystery.
Well, this anime doesn't have any similarities to the protagonist that you liked or loved, but I have created this recommendation to share the similarities of the story.
Both series' story is surrounded by mystery which unknown to the characters, which they are trying to stop.
Both horror animes, with some bloody deaths.
Students are mysteriously killed in horrifying ways in their school. Both have supernatural themes and students try to escape a curse. Corpse Party has more gore but both are bloody and scary. Both have their own twists that you most likely won't have seen coming.
Both are centered around high school students and a mysterious curse that is causing gruesome deaths, though I feel Corpse Party may have been slightly more of a gore-fest.
In both shows there is a supernatural curse in which the characters are being killed by. Corpse Party definitely has a lot more gore than Another but if you liked Corpse Party then you'll most likely like Another.
It has gore and a main mystery in both of these animes.
-They're both gory
-Both set in a school
-Characters have weird and sad pasts
-Both are about/focus on death
Corpse Party is only 4 episodes, and has more tension, whereas Another has 12 episodes, and the story starts off slow. The story does get more tense in the last few episodes though, I thoroughly enjoyed both.
Both shows are rather violent slashers, who will survive? How can they stop the killing?
But Another is a bit like the movie Final Destination where Corpse Party is more like a real horror slasher.
Do note that Corpse Party is alot more violent and graphic as Another, it is not for the feint hearted.
- The amount of Gore (tho I must say that the gore in Corpse Party is about the double of Another)
- Following the path of highschool students, students need to solve a mystery etc.
- Suspense & Plottwists (like those frightening scenes where you sit on the edge of your chair)
- Soundeffects & Music are both important in those animes. The creepy soundeffects let you chill to the bone.
Both genders are horror,mystery,school
They both have gored deaths.
Both students of schools are involved with something supernatural.
Both animes center around a school mystery and they are also very violent anime where no one is safe.
Both are set in a school environment.
Both are of the horror genre with gore.
Both series are set in school theme with gore, horror, and supernatural genres. Many of the characters die in many different ways while facing one true factor that causes the horror in the shows.
Both have mysterious deaths that will be discovered over anime and of course a lot of blood
They are both full of gore and have unique death scenes. They also have very unexpected plot twists that will shock you that it happened. They also take place in a very creepy setting and both involve murders that happened at schools. This is a really good series to watch and I recommend to all horror fans.
both has alot of gore and blood, but corpse party probably a bit more, so if you love to see school students die this is the perfect anime for you (even though that is a sick obsession)
Both animes are about a bunch of students who are in a school where a lot of mysterious deaths happen. These deaths seem to be the result of a curse. Other similarities are that both include ghosts in some way and that a lot of students end up dying eventually. However, there's more gore in Corpse Party than in Another.
Both anime narrate a deaths sequel, one is more like a game that the one who lives will be the new God, and the other is a school tragedy, that the peaple will stop dieying just when they found out the 'ghost roomate'. Blood and drama, characters with tragic stories, despair, two very popular anime from the same year.
It must be acknowledged that both Another and Mirai Nikki are similar in more ways than one can imagine. Coincidentally, both Another and Mirai Nikki are of the fantasy genre as well as the horror genre. The fact these anime's share both of my favourite genre's is enough to lead me in, but there's more. Also, both of these anime's have the same themes present within them. These themes consist of death and teenagers. These themes continue throughout every episode. Both are very dark and have similar characters. I shall explain further. Mirai Nikki's main central focus is around a girl. This is also subsequent of the anime, Another. They both also have the sub-protagonist of a male in both anime's. The male in both anime's also helps further the plot, by being the female's goal. Both anime's also have exquisite art. I would highly recommend this anime if you liked and loved Another, and vise versa.
Both are school-based horrors. Both have supernatural themes. Both are violent and gory. Another has what some interpret as romance, while Mirai Nikki has romance.
•Both have a guy and a girl pairing focused on as the main characters
•both have supporting characters dieing/murdered around them as the anime progresses
•both question the existence of humanity, if one wants to survive in this game/curse, they have to do what ever it takes to win/solve to keep themselves from dieing.
•both have horror in it, that is cringe worthy, and the mystery is more exposed in Another, but mirai nikki is questionable.
•they are similar in the mystery deaths/murders/killings and those who love to watch people die
Both are well made shows involving mass death and killing. The two also both involve a female lead who is nice, but seems a little too willing to kill people when necessary. It also involves a death of many main and supporting characters, as well as each of those characters killing each other. The relationship between the two main characters is similar, where the boy likes the girl and knows she's misunderstood, and she likes him, but there's a hint of distrust.
Both have a dark haunting atmosphere and in both characters resort to violence in case to survive
Both series are very dark and based on horror. The main character in both series is boy who comes in contact with a certain girl that changes his life (and that of everybody else) completely. The element of mystery that suround the story in both series makes in one hell of a ride that will have you marathoning episode after episode in order to know what happens next. If you like gore and situations where people have to fight for their lives, these series are perfect for you.
Like survival games, crazy teenagers, odd romance, over the top gore and wild plot twists? Both of these shows will satisfy you.
Mirrai Nikki and Another is similar in the sense that it is all mystery, thriller, and somewhat school-relatred. They both contain death of many people related to the game(Mirrai Nikki) and the curse(Another).
If you enjoy horror I would recommend Mirai Nikki
Death is the main subject in both of the anime.If you are looking for better story line involve dramatic death scenes,then mirai nikki would be likely a best choice.
Both are really cool horror anime with a strange mystery going on in the story. And both the main protagonists are boys who don't fully understand what's going on.
These series are known to have dark atmospheres, suspense, and horror. As the main characters (usually a boy and a girl) progress, they mostly survive these obstacles, but several other characters either, become missing or get killed off in the end. If you are a big fan of horror and suspense, then these two will fit your time.
Mirai Nikki is based on competition and is mostly action where the characters use a phone as their weapon. Another is based on a mysterious girl gallivanting around the school with a strange horror phenomenal around them.
It's similar in terms of dark and psychological. More supernatural than Mirai Nikki and is more eerie than Mirai Nikki too. Overall a good anime though, would highly recommend the watch.
Both anime's are horror anime's. They include gore and have a female protagonist and a male protagonist.
Both anime are very gruesome in nature and involve blood being shed. Both anime have a mystery component and are suspenseful.
They're both about a killing game - Mirai Nikki is survival-oriented but Another is deaths at random. There's a fair bit of gore in both of them, and they both have psychological thriller elements. Music is also similar.
Both Mirai Nikki and Another are based on a group of people being picked off one by one, the whole event caused by a supernatural force. They're both complex and tricky to follow at times, and have some real gory deaths.
-Both about high school students
-Both focus on death
-Sad character pasts
-Great character development
Both anime focus on a relationship between a main male character and a main female character, but Mirai Nikki is more of a one-sided relationship, whereas Another isn't. I found myself hooked on both.
Lots of violence and blood.
It has a mystery side to it similar to the "who is going to win" feeling of Mirai Nikki.
Another becomes off the wall crazy!
Both anime are very dark and make you think all the way till the end. Both Mirai Nikki and Another are very bloody and violent. Very awesome series.
Gothic ghost mysteries of some form. A girl is invisible to all except one for a particular reason. There is also a lack of trust at times, which results in negative things happening.
Both series have a high school boy protagonist joined by an unusual female student who goes overlooked or is ignored by others (Another because of curse-related superstitions, Tasogare Otome because she's a ghost), and deal with the frightening and dangerous results of curses and superstitions relating to their school. Overall they both have a similar dark ambiance and ocassional disturbing moments, resulting in both series giving off a similar feeling.
Same Genre, you get a similar eerie feeling while watching. Both series also contain that same "mystery" that makes you curious and want to keep watching.. to find the answer in the end.
They both have a supernatural/horror element while involving a very peculiar girl who is in a way directly connected to the supernatural element. Besides that they both have some mysteries, both stories develop in a high school and they both have a dark atmosphere.
Revolves around the similar theme of someone who already has died but keeps their presence in the world of the living. Another has a more serious tone while Tasogare Otome x Amnesia has more comedy. Both series however involves mystery.
Both have:people who see dead, mysteries involving things that happened in the past,normal boy with a mysterious girl,terror school.
Both are Horror/Dramas where their is a mystery surronding the girl charcther and the guy finds out about her past in both when noone else knows.
They are both similar in the sense that in both shows someone has died but has comeback. They're both horror/supernatural/mystery with some romance ( well dusk maiden more). I honestly liked them both if I had to choose I prefer Dusk Maiden of Amnesia just because of the comedy added to it as well.
Both are dark school mysteries. Dusk Maiden of Amnesia focuses a bit more on romance and comedy. Whereas Another is more suspenseful. Of the two I prefer Dusk Maiden of Amnesia.
Both animes pass in the school year. In both the people of class thinks that a curse is being pursuing them. In both animes an air of mystery was breathing, but, in Tasogare, exists a lot of comedy and the ghost main character is real, isn't created by the teenagers, but the real story of Tasogare is very seriously, and we will discover it as they go chapters.
Ambos animes pasan durante la edad escolar. En los dos la gente de la clase piensa que una maldición se está llevando a cabo en ellos. En ambos animes un aire de misterio se respirando, pero, en Tasogare, existe mucha comedia y el personaje principal fantasma es real, no es creado por los adolescentes, pero la verdadera historia de Tasogare es muy seria, y la vamos a descubrir a medida que avanzan los capítulos.
Both are entertaining if you want to switch your brains off and enjoy some fair amount of gore paired with ridiculous writing and character development.
Even though the stories are different, the similarities are defined in the horror. Both anime's tend to build up some sort of suspense as the series comes to an end, and as a complex story starts to unroll, it really does get your imagination to go somewhere.
Well, it has some gore and a very interesting, well-thinked strory and awesome characters, that has you longing for more and watching one episode after another.
Lots of mysteries, little dose of horror, good drama and brilliant story.
Both begin with a mystery, have great character development, have a fair amount of gore in it, all of which ends in a very emotionally intense final series of events
People have tendency to die around the lead characters in most brilliant and creative ways. Plus the both stories are about guy moving into a new town and finding himself surrounded by weird stuff.
Both are gore but Elfen Lied has a better plot so you may even like more Elfen Lied then Another
Horror, gore, great plots and unfolding storyline. This is a great horror anime that is a must watch for anyone who aren't sensitive to blood and gore.
With intense splatter and great mystery, both these series had me pinned to my TV for the whole show.
Another will, just like Elfen Lied, have you constantly switch sides and give you a hard time "choosing sides" since new information and unexpected discoveries makes you doubt what you thought about the characters so far.
Sit back and enjoy the bloodbath that awaits you!
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