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Hello my fellow nerds!

Do you like horror, mystery and just gore in general? If so, then I have the perfect manga recommendation for you. Another!

Yep, the manga title is Another. There is also an anime adaptation, and the anime is definitely way better because you get to see the gore and blood splattering in animation. I normally prefer reading manga instead since I find it faster, but for Another? The anime is definitely worth the watch. Not to mention you can experience the creepiness of the scenes and it'll give you goosebumps for sure.

For extra creepiness/ horror, watch at 3am. I guarantee you'll feel the full effects the anime will have on you.

So, moving on. What's Another about?

"26 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 girl was popular with her classmates. When she suddenly died, her classmates decided to carry on as if she was still alive until graduation. Then, in the spring of 1998, a boy named Kouichi Sakakibara transfers to that classroom, and he grows suspicious of the fearful atmosphere in that classroom. In particular, there is a beautiful, aloof girl named Misaki Mei who wears an eyepatch and is always alone drawing pictures."

Sounds confusing? The beginning is, but as the story progresses, it's quite simple. As the summary states, 26 years ago, a popular girl died, and her classmates decided to carry on as if she was still alive. And after their class photo taking, they realised that the dead girl was in their class photo as well. 


Creepy? Yes, it is. 

Fast forward to the now, that specific class has been cursed. The story then brings you through the plot through the eyes of a new transfer boy (Kouichi), who does not know the school's backstory, and gets rather confused over the rest of his classmates ignoring a certain girl with an eyepatch (Misaki). Hints are dropped left and right, and strange events start happening. 

Death by umbrella (yes, umbrella), death by a super sharp knife, death by a lift, you get my point. To stop the curse, the new transfer has to find the 'extra one', which is the ghost in the classroom. It's pretty well written, because you'll probably never have guessed who the extra one was. To add on to the creepy factor, there are many many doll appearances, so that's a bonus for those of you who love dolls. 


Ahh, if I talk anymore I'm going to reveal some plot spoilers, so I'll move on to the artwork! 

If you've read my yaoi recommendation post, you'll know that I'm a stickler for pretty artworks, and Another certainly meets my standards. There are many close up eye drawings, given the plot and the flow, and I love the way the eyes are drawn. Deep, dark, mysterious. 

i love this the best
Not only are the humans drawn really well, the scenery as well as the background are pretty good to boot. The anime's artworks are alright, I suppose. I like the manga better. The gore is better in animation though, the blood splatters and the sound effects of the anime.. Thumbs up! 

I think their sound effect selection is hella good, it matches up with whatever that's going on and it certainly compliments the atmosphere of the specific scenes. 

Do watch/ read it! I read, then watched, but you can choose to just do one. If you're only picking one choice, then definitely watch the anime! 

blood, blood, and more blood

Written by: ninetylives 

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