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Another (Novel)

Another

Alternative Titles

English: Another
Japanese: Another

Information

Type: Novel
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 21
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 29, 2009
Authors: Itou, Noizi (Art), Ayatsuji, Yukito (Story)
Serialization: None

Statistics

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Synopsis

In a third-year classroom of Yamakita Middle School 26 years ago, there was a student named Misaki. As an honors student who was also good at sports, the charming girl was popular with her classmates. When she suddenly died, her classmates decided to carry on as if she was still alive until graduation. Then, in the spring of 1998, a boy named Sakakibara Kouichi transfers to that classroom, and he grows suspicious of the fearful atmosphere in it. In particular, there is a beautiful, aloof girl named Mei Misaki who wears an eyepatch and is always alone drawing pictures.

Background

Another was originally serialized in Kadokawa Shoten's literary magazine Yasei Jidai (野性時代) intermittently from the July 2006 issue to the May 2009 issue. It was later published as a 677-page hardcover novel on October 29, 2009. Later it was re-published in 2-volume format on November 25, 2011, and again in 2-volume format under light novel label, Sneaker Bunko with illustrations by Noizi Ito on March 1, 2012; the cover art in the original was done by Enta Shiho.

The novel ranked third place in both the 2010 Kono Mystery ga Sugoi! and the 2010 Honkaku Mystery Award.

Another was digitally published in English by Yen Press from March 19, 2013 to July 23, 2013. Yen Press published the series in print in a hardcover omnibus on October 28, 2014.

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Characters

Misaki, Mei
Misaki, Mei
Main
Sakakibara, Kouichi
Sakakibara, Kouichi
Main
Akazawa, Izumi
Akazawa, Izumi
Supporting
Teshigawara, Naoya
Teshigawara, Naoya
Supporting
Mochizuki, Yuuya
Mochizuki, Yuuya
Supporting
Fujioka, Misaki
Fujioka, Misaki
Supporting
Sakuragi, Yukari
Sakuragi, Yukari
Supporting

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ren6
Jan 19, 2016
"Another" is that kind of work that has several of the most different adaptations, so you probably already heard of the anime, the manga or the live action.
Here I'll talk a little bit about the work that originated all these different versions of the story: the original novel written by Yukito Ayatsuji.

The story starts with a series of events leading our main character to be transferred to a school in the countryside. Because of some complications he has to start the classes a month after the beginning, and that's how things will start to go downhill not only for Koichi, but for all read more
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