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5 out of 5: Loved it!
 
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4 out of 5: Liked it
 
95 21.69%
3 out of 5: It was OK
 
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2 out of 5: Disliked it
 
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02-06-12, 1:03 PM

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I think I'd be disappointed if the ghost wasn't someone we've already gotten clips of so far. When Mei was telling Kouichi everything, they showed little snips of characters who the dead person may or may not be, and, there were a few I didn't really recognize.
I want to be able to say "I did NOT see that coming!" when it's finally revealed. At the same time I want it to be someone we saw at the very beginning and had a speaking part.
Now that I think about it, it makes me wonder about the one line from Tomohiko to Teshigawara, where he said "I know more about you than you think" (or something to that effect) .. Maybe he knows more about the extra person than we think he does? Who knows, this is getting so good!
 
02-06-12, 1:11 PM

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Wordsmith said:
I expect that they will now start to look for the dead person (I suspect the male teacher - he teaches like a Zombie XD)


I LOL-ed at that xD
 
02-06-12, 1:15 PM

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Still, the phenomenon will continue. Sakakibara didn't ignore Misaki and started the phenomenon. Now the rest of Class 3 is ignoring Sakakibara and Misaki. But Sakakibara and Misaki is still in Class 3 so as long as they don't ignore each other the phenomenon will not stop. Am I right? I wonder who's the "dead" person..
 
02-06-12, 1:17 PM

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When he met with Misaki in the basement... I found that moment feckin heartwarming. I also have my suspicions that the protagonist himself is the dead person.
 
02-06-12, 1:22 PM

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-MgZ_ said:
I wonder who's the "dead" person..


Dun, dun, duuuuuuuuuun... Sakakibara.

xD
“See the good in that which is evil, and the evil in that which is good.
Pledge yourself to neither side, but vow instead to preserve the balance that exists between the two.”
― Hayao Miyazaki
 
02-06-12, 1:22 PM

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Lestrade said:
This episode mainly served as infodump, however, not one minute felt dull even disregarding the fatality due to the great direction of this show. There are still a few questions open but I'm confident they will get answered in the next few episodes.

It's unfortunate that Kouichi was eventually the one who caused this string of events but his behaviour is understandable. One of the most assertive human traits is curiosity after all and to be honest who wouldn't have acted the same way as he did.

I wouldn't exclude a non-supernatural reason for the happenings at this moment, though, no matter how unlikely it sounds. There's a possibility that the elevator last episode could have been rigged by some people.

Without regard to this speculation now the main goal will probably be to find the "extra" student. To achieve this it's probably the best that Kouichi receives the same treatment like Mei, he has at least one person now who he can speak about this issue directly. In retrospect it's kinda obvious that studio M is Mei's home which is pretty stylish for that matter.

^You, sir or madam, have absolutely taken the words right from my text; there wasn't a single word that you had written that I could agree with more~

I really loved this episode, and--to be honest--I wasn't expecting such a game-changing move from this show; it's always instances like this that I love--the unexpected turning point of awesome~
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02-06-12, 1:37 PM

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Takabayashi's death wasn't too gory, but creepy nonetheless. And I felt really bad for him too :/

So. We know there's a direct correlation with people telling Sakakibara about the curse. However, Sakakibara now understands the curse so I'm confused.

I was right about how they "treat the student like they don't exist". And that Mei really does exist. So I'm happy :)

Off to some pleasant Natsume Yuujinchou Shi! xD

4/5 - Lots of information, but I'm losing the excitement I had earlier for the show. Basically the pace is slowing down.

But like others, I'm thinking Sakakibara is the dead person too, especially when they mentioned that the victim doesn't know it themselves. It could either go two ways: Sakakibara goes really crazy questioning his own existence and identity as he gets more clues that he was someone who died from the past; or that he does not develop psychological trauma.... idk. There's probably a lot of other possibilities, but I'd enjoy the show if Sakakibara was going crazy like that :)
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Takeuchi said:
We never did anything wrong. Just...time has passed and changed it all. Promises to tears. Vows to wounds. A dear person...into a wonderful memory inside the eternity.
 
02-06-12, 1:42 PM

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This was like a cool-down episode from the two previous deaths -- which is good. At least, now we have a gist of what's happening.

So...to strike a balance huh...Hmmm But, with the new countermeasure, I doubt it would stop. Once triggered, curses don't end so easily. Hmmm which means that if they found the "extra" or "dead" person...it would stop? Would they have...to "kill" the dead person again?

Hmmm which reminds me...as much as the rest of the class is a suspect as a dead person, so is Sakakibara. I believe Akazawa has said enough about seeing him before, but she couldn't remember.Could he have not gone out of Yomiyama in the first place? If the dead person has memories...altered...so was the others, right? I mean how else would they be convinced that he or she "still exists" after all?

Hmmm...so that's how it is. ^^ I do think the causality was well-done. Humans make mistakes, and it's always a problem as to how to cope up with it. And only after you'd made the mistake would you usually see what you "should have" done -- which is hindsight. I think...confusion is one of the factors for such a mistake; they didn't know how to deal with a transfer student who doesn't know the curse beforehand. Confusion...hesitation...skepticism...It's not easy to decide when you're really immersed in the situation.

As observers...we can only try to analyze...and hopefully empathize...

Sigh...

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02-06-12, 1:43 PM

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Something tells me Sakakibara's mom has something to do with it.
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02-06-12, 2:28 PM

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Personally, I'd have a shit-ton of fun being the nonexistent. Treat me like I don't exist? Alright. Bring a BB-gun to school, and shoot sensei while he's trying to read to us. See when he snaps, trolol. Or just get up in the middle of class and scribble shit on the board, or even better, people's faces. And how about going into the girl's locker room while they're changing for PE? Priceless. You can go up into the cubbies and just start throwing everyone's stuff on the ground, I mean, what will they do? They have to ignore you, right? You can snatch food of their hands and they can't fight back, lol.

Man, you can be a total asshole and they can't do anything, until they try to kill you of course. This probably isn't even a real curse.
 
02-06-12, 2:28 PM

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lobkestar said:
So... Because 26 years ago class 3 acted like a dead girl was alive they invited the death in their class. But because of that there is always 1 extra classmate that doesn't know he/she is dead. The dead classmate is drawing his/hers classmates closer to death. They solve this problem by acting like 1 classmate doesn't exist. That way the numbers will be normal again. But when someone of class 3 recolonized the student marked as non existing as existing people will start dying.


That seems to be the case.
It'll be interesting to see if that pattern continues. If Sakakibara is indeed the "dead person" as many members have speculated, then I'm assuming that the curse will continue since their ignoring a "dead person" instead of a living one.
 
02-06-12, 2:29 PM

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Finally some answers!
Mei DOES EXIST.

Day before yesterday I saw a rabbit, and yesterday a deer, and today, you.
 
02-06-12, 2:32 PM

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Ardamaeus said:
Personally, I'd have a shit-ton of fun being the nonexistent. Treat me like I don't exist? Alright. Bring a BB-gun to school, and shoot sensei while he's trying to read to us. See when he snaps, trolol. Or just get up in the middle of class and scribble shit on the board, or even better, people's faces. And how about going into the girl's locker room while they're changing for PE? Priceless. You can go up into the cubbies and just start throwing everyone's stuff on the ground, I mean, what will they do? They have to ignore you, right? You can snatch food of their hands and they can't fight back, lol.

Man, you can be a total asshole and they can't do anything, until they try to kill you of course. This probably isn't even a real curse.


You have redeemed part of the show for me, good sir. Still a 'Meh' for me in the manner of acting of the MC and mayyybbeee for the class/school (still have to deduce on that). I suspect I'm only watching this show now for Mei. And Lovecraft. Yep.
きみ は だれ だい?
ぼく は ラムボ!
ぼく は だれ だい?
きみ は ラムボ!
ラムボ なんでし!
 
02-06-12, 2:34 PM

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There are a lot of suspicions that point to Sakakibara being the one that is dead and doesn't know it, like how Akazawa was questioning him in the beginning about whether or not he had been here before and such. But honestly, that would be WAY too cliche, and pull a total "sixth sense" rip off. So while it does seem likely, I really hope it isn't, because the whole "thing you're looking for is actually the main character himself" has become so overused...
 
02-06-12, 2:34 PM

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So Mei exists, I really thought that nobody could see her in fact, it would be more interesting that in part but this version is also good as well, I'm guessing that Sakakibara is the dead person and that his mother has also something to do with the story, it would make sense this way
 
02-06-12, 2:35 PM

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I have a theory:

The person who doesn't belong might be somebody whom never had any immediate family members or relatives from a previous Class 3.

It's just a hunch, but it would make sense being that the person they're looking for is someone who "doesn't belong," and nearly everyone in the current class (including Sakakibara) has made it abundantly clear that they have family ties to the classroom~
 
02-06-12, 2:36 PM

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Poor Sakakibara... I don't think he's dead :(

 
02-06-12, 2:39 PM

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There's only one explanation for Takabayashi's death. KIRA.

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Anywho, im starting to think that Kouichi might be the dead guy...
 
02-06-12, 2:53 PM

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I hope that red head girl with the pigtails dies next! -___-

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02-06-12, 2:56 PM

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It's probable it's not Sakakibara too. It could be a great misleading by the author, and I love it when they do that...make you suspect someone so much...and then it's not him/her after all.

And it's when all the subtle hints are explained that sometimes justifies if it's really good mystery. I want to time-leap to next Monday already...

"Belief is the death of intelligence." ~Robert Anton Wilson~
 
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