Ranked #584


Alternative Titles

English: Another
Japanese: アナザー


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


Score: 7.951 (scored by 240,925 users)
Ranked: #5842
Popularity: #23
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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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Nov 21, 2015
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 read more
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Jan 11, 2012
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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Nov 16, 2015
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 read more
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Nov 13, 2015
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, read more
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