English Title: Another
Japanese Title: アナザー — “Another”
Author: Yukito Ayatsuji
Translator: Karen McGillicuddy
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Original Run: 2009
English Run: 2013
Japanese Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten, Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko
English Publisher: Yen Press
Volumes in Japanese: 2 (Completed, plus S/0 volume)
Volumes in English: 2 (Completed, plus S/0 volume)
Average Price Per Volume: Kindle $5 — Nook $7 — Hardcover Omnibus $22
Note: The two English volumes of Another were originally only available in digital format. Yen Press has since released an omnibus hardcover edition.
Synopsis: In the spring of 1998, Kouichi Sakakibara transfers to Yomiyama North Middle School. In class, he develops a sense of unease as he notices that the people around him act like they’re walking on eggshells, and students and teachers alike seem frightened. As a chain of horrific deaths begin to unfold around him, he comes to discover that he has been placed in the cursed Class 3 in which the student body head count is always one more than expected. Class 3 is haunted by a vengeful spirit responsible for gruesome deaths in an effort to satisfy its spite. To stop the vicious cycle gripping his new school, Kouichi decides to get to the bottom of the curse, but is he prepared for the horror that lies ahead…?
Reviews of Another
- Bryce’s Blog: Vol 1 — Vol 2
- English Light Novels: Omnibus
- Fandom Post: Omnibus
- ThrillReads and Reviews: Omnibus
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Note: Though originally released as a regular novel (divided in two volumes), Another has since received light novel-style reprints coinciding with the anime. The English version is a release of the original edition, and thus doesn’t have illustrations. The header image is from the manga adaptation, drawn by Hiro Kiyohara.
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