Genre: psychological, horror, mystery
Related Words: murder, superstition, classroom
In 1972, a popular student in Yomiyama North Middle School’s class 3-3 named Misakipassed away during the school year. Since then, the town of Yomiyama has been shrouded by a fearful atmosphere, from the dark secrets hidden deep within.
Twenty-six years later, 15-year-old Kouichi Sakakibara
transfers into class 3-3 of Yomiyama North and soon after discovers that a strange, gloomy mood seems to hang over all the students. He also finds himself drawn to the
mysterious, eyepatch-wearing student Mei Misaki; however, the rest of the class and the teachers seem to treat her like she doesn’t exist. Paying no heed to warnings from everyone including Mei herself, Kouichi begins to get closer not only to her, but also to the truth behind the gruesome phenomenon plaguing class 3-3 of Yomiyama North.
General Overview (No Spoilers):
Another is one of those anime that keeps you at the edge of your seat for the whole time. The mystery of finding out what is happening with the students and the eeriness of the entire anime keeps you focused on the plot and what exactly is happening. The suspense starts as soon as the first episode begins, with the main character just moving into a new town and a new school.
As the series continues, characters are introduced and the mystery begins to unravel itself. The characters were quite simple and cliched, but it allowed the plot to flow along well enough. There were some parts of the anime that had me questioning the purpose of the entire show and the ending, though interesting, was unsatisfying. However, I did think the build up of suspense and mystery was done well, and it held the audience’s interest until the very end.
Full Review (*With Spoilers*)
PLOT 3/5: The beginning of the plot was interesting enough. A transfer student comes to Class 3 and notices that everyone is ignoring one student named Mei, and there’s a superstition surrounding the classroom that he is in. It was great and developed really well to hold that feeling of suspense and mystery. However, I felt that there were some issues I had with the minor details of the plot. Such as Mei’s eye that can see who’s dead.
I felt that her eye kinda ruined the whole thing at the end since there really was no need for all the dramatic events that happened before. The solution to the problem was too simple and if she had told someone earlier, she probably could have avoided many of the deaths that had happened.
The ending was also very rushed since as soon as we found out who the dead one was, the characters sort of went on with their lives as if nothing happened. As if half their class hadn’t been murdered. I felt that it wasn’t a satisfying ending in that way and I was expecting more to it.
ANIMATION 5/5: The graphics were great and really emphasised the eerie feeling that the anime show brought out. I didn’t understand the dolls that constantly appeared in the first few episodes, but it kept the mood very dark, which fit the show.