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English: Another
Japanese: Another


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


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In the spring of 1998, Koichi Sakakibara transfers to Yomiyama North Middle School. In class, he develops a sense of unease as he notices that the people around him act like they're walking on eggshells, and students and teachers alike seem frightened. As a chain of horrific deaths begin to unfold around him, he comes to discover that he has been placed in the cursed Class 3 in which the student body head count is always one more than expected. Class 3 is haunted by a vengeful spirit responsible for gruesome deaths in an effort to satisfy its spite. To stop the vicious cycle gripping his new school, Koichi decides to get to the bottom of the curse, but is he prepared for the horror that lies ahead...?

(Source: Yen Press)


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. Two side stories have been released: the novel Another: Episode S and the manga Another: Episode 0. Ayatsuji is also planning a sequel novel.

Another was published digitally in English by Yen Press in 2013. Yen Press published the series in print in a hardcover omnibus on October 28, 2014.

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Jan 19, 2016
ren6 (All reviews)
"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 had to start the classes a month after their beginning, and that's how things will start to go downhill not only for Koichi, but for all read more
Aug 9, 2016
HousekiGirl (All reviews)
I'll keep this review short, do not fear.

The first thing I would like to say is that this novel is very clever, absolutely perfectly planned out, and its story is told very well.

Story: 10/10

This novel is one with a dark atmosphere, as it is about a chain of deaths which occur once Kouichi Sakakibara transfers into the school.

I became hooked as soon as I started reading it. Sure, the beginning may be slow at first, but as you progress deeper into the story, all of the pieces come to light and connect together beautifully. Everything is so well connected, as I said earlier, and read more


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