Thursday, August 09, 2012

Another (2012)


Kouichi transferred from Tokyo to Yomiyama, living with his grandparents. after arriving, he suffered a lung disease and was hospitalized. he met with a beautiful girl named Mei, who also appeared to be mysterious. once recovered, he returned to school, getting to know new friends. however, he sensed that his classmates were hiding a secret that they would not speak off while having an evasive behavior towards Mei. his curiosity drew him closer to Mei, and the truth.

rarely had i came across an anime based on the horror genre, especially not one without exaggerated facial expressions on its characters. Another (2012) might be slow on revealing its plot, it was intriguing enough to hold my attention throughout the series. the anime wasn't exactly scary, but the building tension and eerie atmosphere made it brilliant, especially when further enhanced with satisfying goriness and mysteriousness.

some background on the anime:
- episodes: 12
- director: Tsutomu Mizushima (水島努)
- released: 2012
- language: Japanese
- genre: Horror/Supernatural

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