In the spring of , Kouichi Sakakibara transfers to Yomiyama North Middle School. In class, he develops a sense of unease as he notices that the people. Another (アナザー, Anazā) is a Japanese mystery horror novel by Yukito Ayatsuji, published on .. A re-release of the bunkobon edition featuring illustrations by Noizi Ito was released under the imprint Sneaker English version by Yen Press . Free shipping. Another by Yukito Ayatsuji (English) Hardcover Book Free Shipping! . Free shipping. Battle Angel Alita Deluxe Edition 4 by Yukito Kishiro: New.

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There’s a rawness to the story that makes me believe that a child dictated to the writer rather than the writer inventing it. It has the aura of an old-school Hitchcock psychological horror blended with a modern Japanese horror such as Runju, wh Another was originally written in Japanese and it’s obvious that this version is a translation. The novel was originally serialized in Kadokawa Shoten’s literary magazine Yasai Jidai in intermittent periods between the August and May issues.

Select a valid country. All clues are given before Sakakibara’s told anything, so it’s really easy to miss the important hints, even if they’re bolded. Another 1 by Yukito AyatsujkHardcover. Ayatsuji is one of my most favorite Japanese detective novelists, I love his famous, imaginative ‘Mansions series’ to pieces.

ANOTHER (NOVEL) by Yukito Ayatsuji

Although she started off seeming like a very weak character — always speaking in a Gothic and flowery way which left you wondering if she was a ghost — her presence grew a lot stronger as the story progressed.

Things start out jus This is my second read of this story first time was the novel, second time was the manga. It’s also worth noting that there are differences between the novel and anime, so don’t pass this up just because you’ve seen the anime. I could forgive that to a certain extent, but what I can’t quite bring myself to forgive, neither here nor in the anime, was the one important detail that Ayatsuji artificially hid from readers.

The afterward to the paperback edition printed at the back of the English edition mentions that the book was originally serialized, which probably accounts for that. I felt like the anime gave a little more focus on the other members of the class as the book was heavily focused on Koichi and Mei. When he starts a few days into the month of May, he meets a mysterious girl name Mei Misaki and he is warned about the “North Yomi Fundamentals” – superstitions that apparently exist to prevent the occurrence of untimely accidents.


Some things could be improved with better translation, but others are flaws inherent to the novel itself. Even if I hadn’t known the plot in advance again, thanks to having watched the anime based on the bookI still would have gotten frustrated. I do think that some of the information presented in the narrative could have been left out, as it is re-explained in Sakakibara’s POV.

However, without spoiling things, there was one major reveal towards the end that left me feeling cheated, especially when most of the other developments were so engaging. Going on knowing the answer, means you can pay more attention to the clues that are given for the solution to everything.

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If you like creepy Ayagsuji high school stories with characters that are pretty messed up and a main character is so naive at times you wonder how they survive the rest of the book? When he’s finally able to start school, Koichi soon notices that his classmates and teachers are behaving strangely, but he isn’t able to pinpoint what’s going on.

I enjoy it, but do not love it. I do want to say that the description is somewhat misleading. I liked it but I was meh about it at the same time. While I enjoyed getting to revisit the mystery surrounding North Yomi’s third-year Class 3, I was a little disappointed at how stilted the writing or translation?

Retrieved January 16, Another 3 in Japanese. Another was originally written in Japanese and it’s obvious that this version is a translation. Nov 15, Mizuki rated it liked it Shelves: You have this kid starting last ediyion of High School at a new school with a mystery, but NO ONE will actually tell him what is it, and when they are about too, he gets distracted eddition goes away.


Anime and Manga portal. I later learned incorrectly that this was a novel based on a manga, which in turn spawned an anime.

Hardcoverpages. Aside from one detail that could be considered cheating more on this laterthe clues were all hidden very smoothly and yet were available for observant readers to find and piece together.

I was so sure it was ghost story Now, I’m not fluent in Japanese, so I’m not going to say something stupid like how I could have done a better job. There is so much open for interpretation and so many aspects that are left unexplained. Members Reviews Popularity Average rating Conversations 56 43.

Also, this does have both volume 1 and 2 which I was confused about before.

You do learn a lot about Sakakibara and Misaki especially Misakibut some of the others As her past is slowly revealed, her behaviour at the beginning of the novel begins to make a lot more sense and she becomes a very loyal and capable friend for Sakakibara.

This makes sense because most of the characters, even main ones, tend to die off fairly quickly, and with such a large cast to murder, you kind of expect it.

Another by Yukito Ayatsuji

But still, I enjoyed this story. I only recognized them because I’m already well aware of what was going on. So I can’t find fault with the realism of it all. There are elements of culture and events that the non-Japanese person or anime fan will miss unless they spend a bit of time googling, but I didn’t find syatsuji enough of an issue to deter me.

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