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Another 

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A young man named, Koichi Sakakibara, transfers to a new school where he finds himself drawn into a mystery involving a mysterious girl and a series of gruesome deaths.
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Series cast summary:
Atsushi Abe Atsushi Abe ...  Kouichi Sakakibara 13 episodes, 2012
Natsumi Takamori Natsumi Takamori ...  Mei Misaki 13 episodes, 2012
Tomoaki Maeno Tomoaki Maeno ...  Naoya Teshigawara / ... 13 episodes, 2012
Greg Ayres ...  Kouichi Sakakibara 13 episodes, 2012
Chris Patton ...  Naoya Teshigawara 13 episodes, 2012
Monica Rial ...  Mei Misaki 13 episodes, 2012
Madoka Yonezawa Madoka Yonezawa ...  Izumi Akazawa 12 episodes, 2012
Naoko Sakakibara Naoko Sakakibara ...  Professor Mikami / ... 12 episodes, 2012
Kazutomi Yamamoto Kazutomi Yamamoto ...  Yuuya Mochizuki 10 episodes, 2012
Hiroaki Hirata ...  Chibiki Tatsuji / ... 7 episodes, 2012
Mitsuhiro Ichiki Mitsuhiro Ichiki ...  Tomohiko Kazami 6 episodes, 2012
Kôzô Mito Kôzô Mito ...  Professor Kubodera 6 episodes, 2012
Seiko Yoshida Seiko Yoshida ...  Sanae Mizuno 6 episodes, 2012
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Twenty-six years ago, in a third-year classroom of a middle school, there was a student named Misaki. As an honors student who was also good at sports, the charming boy was popular with his classmates. When he suddenly died, his classmates decided to carry on as if he was still alive until graduation. Then, in the spring of 1998, a boy named Sakakibara Kouichi transfers to that classroom, and he grows suspicious of the fearful atmosphere in that classroom. In particular, there is a beautiful, aloof girl named Mei Misaki who wears an eye-patch and is always alone drawing pictures. Written by (Summaries provided by ANN and AniDB)

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9 January 2012 (Japan) See more »

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In the opening theme, the title appears and the line in the middle of the capital A is added after. At the end, when the title appears again, the line disappears. This is in reference to the phenomenon of an unknown and "deceased" extra student appearing in Class 3 at the beginning of the year and then disappearing at the end of the year. This is appropriately done simultaneously with the final line of the theme song "I wonder, which one is the illusion?" See more »

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Worth it
25 June 2014 | by Morbius_FitzgeraldSee all my reviews

Okay, I generally don't do reviews on IMDb unless I actually feel as though I could contribute something as a point of view towards the film or TV show. This is not an exception. I was hooked into the show from the first episode onward.

The plot is that a student named Sakakibara Kouichi enrolls in Yomiyama High School, Grade 9, Class 3. It turns out that the particular class he enrolled in has its own urban legend; 26 years ago, a student named Misaki, who was really popular, died during the mid year break. A student eventually said that Misaki wasn't dead and Misaki was in the class, still learning. Back in present day, however, Kouichi meets a girl at Yomiyama high called Misaki and the other students deny she ever exists.

That is all I will reveal about the plot in this review. This is actually one of those horror/mystery genre titles where if you have little to no exposure about the plot, you will be guessing everything. It also is one of those mystery shows where the final twist isn't a letdown. I have seen way too many mystery films where the build up was really good but the reveal as to what was really doing all the damage just ruined everything and made it stupid. The same goes for a TV show. And to see a show where they don't only keep the mystery well hidden but the reveal isn't a letdown, that is just great.

I also have to admit, this show does portray a creepy tone throughout the entire run. It never gets to the stage of truly being terrifying but I have to admit, with some of the things that went on, I was actually creeped out by some of the stuff that happened. Kudos to them for also making the first horror title in years that actually, you know, was creepy.

Now when it comes to things like the animation of this show...it looks fantastic. Okay, if you aren't really into the anime style of drawing then you probably won't like the style of the characters sometimes but the texture of some of the setting and the Gothic anime style makes it seem so rich in atmosphere that it works really well to the shows advantage.

The other thing is that the voice acting (at least in the Japanese version) is spot on. The way they act makes me want to know more about these characters, for example a lot is left in mystery as to Misaki's character and with all the gruesome deaths that happen in the show (none of which are caused by her...I won't say anything else) she mainly keeps to a calm voice throughout all of the show. Some might say thats bad voice acting but it makes the character more interesting. The English dub...well, the animation was nice.

So overall, I loved watching this show. I completed it in 3 days flat and I enjoyed every second of watching it. I will definitely put it on my "Top 10 TV Shows" list. So if you're into the idea of a horror and/or mystery premise which is surprisingly well put together, check it out.


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