Ranked #837

Another (Manga)


Alternative Titles

English: Another
Japanese: Another


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


Score: 8.011 (scored by 9114 users)
Ranked: #8372
Popularity: #204
Members: 17,337
Favorites: 596
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.


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)


Another was published in English in a complete omnibus by Yen Press on October 29, 2013.

Related Manga


Misaki, Mei
Misaki, Mei
Sakakibara, Kouichi
Sakakibara, Kouichi
Akazawa, Izumi
Akazawa, Izumi
Teshigawara, Naoya
Teshigawara, Naoya
Mochizuki, Yuuya
Mochizuki, Yuuya
Chibiki, Tatsuji
Chibiki, Tatsuji
Kazami, Tomohiko
Kazami, Tomohiko

Write a review | More reviewsReviews

Jan 30, 2015
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
I found this review Helpful
Apr 8, 2012
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
I found this review Helpful
Feb 22, 2013
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
I found this review Helpful
Mar 15, 2012
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
I found this review Helpful


Manga: Ousama Game
Both are about a class where people pay the consequences because of a mysterious person. 
reportRecommended by Liinah
Manga: Tasogare Otome x Amnesia
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. 
reportRecommended by lithiumflower
Manga: Corpse Party: Blood Covered
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.  
reportRecommended by Liinah
Manga: Shiki
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. 
reportRecommended by lithiumflower
Manga: Doubt
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.  
reportRecommended by bunny1ov3r
Manga: The Ring
it has the same dark atmosphere and the main character are trying to find the answer of the mystery. 
reportRecommended by shinomonogatari

Recent News

Japan's Weekly Manga Rankings for August 13rd - 19th

The weekly manga and light novels rankings for August 13rd - 19th Rank / This week's sales by copies / Cumulative sales / Titles Manga *1, 251,837 2,644,567 One P...read more

Japan's Weekly Manga Rankings for July 30th - August 5th

The weekly manga and light novels rankings for July 30th - August 5th Rank / This week's sales by copies / Cumulative sales / Titles Manga *1, 1,754,309 1,75...read more

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Another Chapter 7 Discussion
notsureifsrs - Sep 23, 2011
8 replies by HazelLauYee »»
Oct 14, 8:53 PM
Poll: Another Chapter 6 Discussion
13man18 - Jul 26, 2011
10 replies by HazelLauYee »»
Oct 14, 8:41 PM

Recent Featured Articles

Unraveling the Mystery of Another

Unraveling the Mystery of Another

Part ghost story, part mystery, Another follows an unlucky group of students who must contend with a curse that's taking their lives one by one. What is the curse? How did it begin? Is there any way to stop it? Keep reading to find out!

External Links

MangaUpdates, Wikipedia