I already remember the first time I have watched Another. Even though it was an animated series, it was more creepy and mysterious than those spooky, haunted and possessed movies. I am writing this content under the title of Another review and interpretation.
This anime has a total of 12 episodes, and the episodes are in the range of 20-25 minutes on average. I finished it in one night. Moreover, I even regretted why I didn’t watch this series slowly after finishing it. It’s in the category of Mystery, Tragedy, Horror and Thriller, so it is not that funny. While watching, you will feel that tragedy and brutality to your bones.
This anime series was translated from a novel/manga that came out in 2009. Well, if we ask why it has so many fans? I will try to describe all of them in our review briefly.
What is the plot of Another ?
A middle school senior, Mei Misaki is the most popular girl in school with her beauty, intelligence and personality, but she dies in an accident before she graduates. Then her friends and teachers begin to act as if Misaki is still alive. There is even a celebration for Misaki at the graduation ceremony. 26 years later, Sakikabara Kouichi comes to the same school as a transfer student. There is also a mysterious schoolgirl named Mei Misaki, who has an eye patch. Other students avoid talking about this girl. When Kouichi goes to talk with Misaki, Misaki says that the students in this school are very close to death, she says she will learn everything soon and walks away.
Another Review and Commentary
At the beginning of another review, I would like to say these comments, topics, etc. Contains huge spoilers. If you don’t like this kind of series, I recommend you to read it here. If you like it, you don’t want to get some spoilers. Every sentence after this section may be a spoiler. Be careful!
Sakikabara Kouchi is a character, who does not die in the series, that we can call the main character. The reason why I say not dead; Another writer sends the characters to the afterlife as if he is putting them to the sword since this situation is unusual, it made me nervous at first, BUT the events were handled so well that this situation is a drop in the ocean.
First, I thought only Sakikabara was seeing this Misaki. Then the poor girl was kicked out of the classroom because of a stupid theory by her classmates. Wow! Anyway, Sakikabara, whom we call “Here’s foresight, here’s virtue, here’s humaneness“, begins to solve these events with Mysterious Misaki. So what’s going on? Not every character in every series is smart, here we also have some stupid characters in this series as well. I can’t even count how many innocent people died because of these characters. Especially the last 2 episodes…
Speaking of the last 2 episodes, let me explain the series briefly to keep it in your mind. We have a beautiful and intelligent character named Misaki Mei. This character is pointed at around and loved. Blind luck affects this innocent Misaki, and she dies in her last year of middle school. Despite her death, someone in the class shows Misaki’s desk and says she is here… STILL alive, and everyone in the class, including the teachers and the school principal, pretends to be there. As the time passes like this, land in on, the last day of school comes and they take a class photo. What do they see in the photo? Misaki Mei is there…
The year after this mystery, senior students in the same class face a terrible situation. Every month, 1 student or 1 student’s closest relative dies. They call it Misaki’s curse. 26 years after this Misaki incident, our main character falls into this class. Things continue like this. I hope it is understood. Let’s move on to the last 2 parts.
Man! these last episodes have officially turned into The Purge. Those who watched know what Misaki and Sakikabara suffered. A lot of blood has been spilled. The death of our beloved daughter was also very absurd. Anyway, I won’t question the deaths. Let me finish my review here. A quality series. I highly recommend it.
My Another Rating
It has a 7.6 rating on IMDb. Normally, pleasure can’t be questioned, but come on, 7.6 can’t be given to it. At least one gives 8-9. I’d better pass on to my score without being too critical. I gave 9.7 points to this series. If you ask from where did you break 0.3? I broke it because it finished. Enjoy the movie…
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