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Light Novel 'Another' to Get Sequel This Fall

by Dunois
Jun 16, 2014 7:06 AM | 112 Comments
Yukito Ayatsuji has announced that he will begin writing a sequel to his horror light novel Another. The sequel, tentatively titled Another 2, will be set in the year 2001. The new novel is set to begin serialization this Fall.

The original light novel has been adapted into both a manga and an anime.

Source: Twitter Post 1, Twitter Post 2, ANN, Yaraon

News submitted by Stark700

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Animation green-lit announcement when?

Jul 21, 2014 5:36 PM by HowTragic

I'm not sure why I liked Another so much, maybe i was just a simpleton being easily entertained by the ridiculous goings-on and various means of death that made for such great comedy, or maybe I genuinely enjoyed the softer moments. I gave the series a 9/10 for personal reasons, though i certainly wouldn't try to recommend it to anyone.

I know that this is an adaptation, but the pacing of the unfolding details is pretty freakin' slow, not to mention how entertaining the MC i found to be
I find the show more silly than suspenseful or gripping.
And for the
What am I watching, Final Destination? The complete random nature of the brutality made me laugh more than scared.

I certainly will give credit to PA Works for doing another bang-up job with the creepy music score. But even the atmosphere feels wasted when every single thing is made edgy
. Not to mention that alot of things are horribly miscast ; decent horror/suspense requires subtlety (Higurashi came into mind, while this one just casually throws everything right on our viewers' face. In short, the whole series is nothing but a laughingstock.

God, thank you very much for the sequel. This glorious comedy needs more love.


EDIT : If you want the better, more faithful adaptation of the novel, watch the Live-action.

Jul 20, 2014 4:36 PM by Amiluhur

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AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH !!!!!

Oh my... How can something so great happen? It's like a dream coming true ! I really thought the ending was closed. I can't wait for this, and I'm gonna pray for a future anime adaptation.
Yes yes yes. Please be the same cast too

Jul 20, 2014 3:55 PM by Mentalii

The novel should be another high school mystery. Maybe the same setting but with different cast, different story line and somehow they are connected to the first. That's how they go about expanding the "universe"

Jul 15, 2014 7:32 PM by kientran1988

I would think it's better to have a different main character this time around to give us a different perception in another location :)

Jun 24, 2014 4:32 AM by ShanaFlame

Second season? that great then...loved the series

Jun 23, 2014 11:20 PM by Zeneizel

Personaly I don't think the light novel needs a sequel.

Jun 23, 2014 6:10 PM by minimiau

YES BE GOOD PLS

Jun 23, 2014 4:39 PM by Ahmer

First series was legitimately creepy and well done as far as horror anime goes, so I'am keen to see this. Though I'am not sure it can be as good since the anime does not immediately need a sequel

Jun 23, 2014 7:15 AM by eXtacy67

Misaki Mei is classic i hope it's not a new cast. Will be great if it gets adapted.

Jun 23, 2014 5:37 AM by bhaktivinoda

So we get to see more students dying, huh?
Can't wait for another season of Another. OMG YEA! XD

Jun 21, 2014 9:31 AM by Avmugi

really? but i hope not with diff cast tho, really love Mei chan haha

Jun 18, 2014 5:43 PM by leunammi

Not really looking forward to this.

This type of story isn't something that you can pull off more than once. It'll be nothing but gore fanservice and probably garbage.

But I won't read it anyway.

Jun 17, 2014 3:19 PM by Red_Keys

meishika said:
- Fate/Stay Night by ufotable
- Psycho-Pass 2
- Terra Formars
- Gundam G
- Amagi Brilliant Parks
- Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
- Orenchi no Furou
- Now another Another

...Why everything I want to watch are scheduled on Fall?

This is a novel. Not an anime.

Jun 17, 2014 10:13 AM by Botato

- Fate/Stay Night by ufotable
- Psycho-Pass 2
- Terra Formars
- Gundam G
- Amagi Brilliant Parks
- Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
- Orenchi no Furou
- Now another Another

...Why everything I want to watch are scheduled on Fall?

Jun 17, 2014 10:04 AM by mangosteen05

ReaperCreeper said:
I read this on ANN the other day, author said he had 2 ideas, one for a story set in 2001 and one set in 2009.

He asked the fans to choose between them, it will probably be 2001. :)

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-06-15/horror-light-novel-another-2-planned-for-fall-launch/.75314

Jun 17, 2014 8:23 AM by ichii_1

I'll look forward to it!!

Jun 17, 2014 5:52 AM by Meruru_Arls

Honestly the first news to ever make me cry.

Jun 17, 2014 4:24 AM by Zee530

I read this on ANN the other day, author said he had 2 ideas, one for a story set in 2001 and one set in 2009.

Jun 17, 2014 1:52 AM by ReaperCreeper

Can't wait to see more Another!!

Jun 17, 2014 1:33 AM by Roxas_XIII

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