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Another (Manga)

Another

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Japanese: アナザー

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 20
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 3, 2010 to Dec 3, 2011
Authors: Kiyohara, Hiro (Art), Ayatsuji, Yukito (Story)
Serialization: Young Ace

Statistics

Score: 8.031 (scored by 7360 users)
Ranked: #8982
Popularity: #222
Members: 14,171
Favorites: 465
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.

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Synopsis

In the spring of 1998, Koichi Sakakibara transfers into Class 3-3 at Yomiyama North Middle School. But little does he know…his new class has a horrible secret. When he takes his seat in class for the first day of school, Koichi is unsettled by his fearful classmates. Despite this atmosphere and warnings from fellow students, Koichi is drawn to the beautiful, distant Mei Misaki, another classmate. But the closer he tries to get to her, the more mysterious she and their class becomes. And when a fellow student dies a disturbing death—the first of a long chain of deaths—Koichi seeks to learn the truth behind the curse of Class 3-3. But can he get answers before the curse kills him?

(Source: Yen Press)

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Alternative version: Another
Prequel: Another 0
Adaptation: Another


Characters

 Mei
Misaki, Mei
Main
 Kouichi
Sakakibara, Kouichi
Main
 Izumi
Akazawa, Izumi
Supporting
 Shouko
Arita, Shouko
Supporting
 Tatsuji
Chibiki, Tatsuji
Supporting
 Haruka
Etou, Haruka
Supporting
 Naomi
Fujimaki, Naomi
Supporting


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Apr 8, 2012
Vapz
Another was something new for me. I've never read or watched any horror manga or anime before, so... well, I was prepared to be terrified. I switched to the manga as the safer option--after nearly wetting myself watching the first two episodes of the anime--and it definitely lived up to that. Another wasn't scary. At all.

It started out quite interesting. I was curious to know what was going on, and it did keep me guessing all the way through--whether this was in a good way or not, I'm not entirely sure. In volume two a lot is explained... but badly. Conversations are disjointed and hard read more
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Jan 30, 2015
chubar
The human mind is an amazing thing.

The premise of this curse in this class is that there was a kid, 26 year prior to the story, who was well loved, athletic, smart, and all that wonderful stuff. However, he met an untimely end – but because of how shocking it was and how much they didn’t want to believe it, the class refused to believe his death. So much so, they believed that he was part of the class still. And yet, when the graduation photo was taken and developed, the kid, Misaki, showed up on the picture.

Ever since then, there is an “extra” person read more
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Feb 22, 2013
ZackNero03
The only reason that I read this is because people have been saying that this is very different from the anime version. After reading it, I have to agree with it. Now I'll try not to get into too much spoilers of both the anime and manga versions, but I'll mention the ones that I felt stood out the most in the difference between the two.

Story 8/10: The story in this is very good and very original (to my knowledge at this time). It is about a curse that has occurred 26 years before the main story takes place. It being read more
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Mar 15, 2012
Nitzer
Another is a strange thing to try and describe. So, I'll start with my initial reaction to the series. The first chapter is really interesting, it immediately makes you interested in Mei and gets at least a little attached to Kouichi and makes you wonder about the town and the school.
Sadly, this is the high point. As the series goes on they just talk about the mystery surrounding the incident of the town and all the deaths, they never reveal anything about it. And the deaths, oh the deaths. If you've watched any of the Final Destination movies you are familiar with these deaths. read more
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User Recommendations

Curses affecting a certain class. The characters are lead to discover more about the situation they are in before madness take control of their minds while also trying to dodge death.
Both are about a class where people pay the consequences because of a mysterious person.
Both are supernatural horror series based in a small, somewhat isolated town with an unusual and dangerous secret. Incidentally, both series are based on novels, and the original authors are married; though these series approach fairly different subjects, the similarities in their styles and tastes are clear.
An incident happened long ago in a school. Years passed since then.. A single male stumble upon something they shouldn't be know of which trigger the awakening of ghastly female presence from its slumber.

reportRecommended by Yap30 - Add to favorites
it has the same dark atmosphere and the main character are trying to find the answer of the mystery.
Decent survival-game, horror, mystery manga that have a solid story as a whole.

Doubt is more oriented toward horror, while Another leans on mystery-solving and supernatural.

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