History Literature / Another

1st Apr '17 5:33:02 PM Godzillafan93
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** Kouichi describes Teruya's Lakeshore Manor as looking like the house from ''The Amityville Horror.'' Mei, characteristically, doesn't get the reference.
1st Apr '17 5:27:55 PM Godzillafan93
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* ParentalAbandonment: Kouichi's father is a professor who's currently in India (leaving him in the care of his grandmother) while his mother passed away while giving birth to him. Mei stays at her aunt's house while her father's in Germany.

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** The novel also features Naoya Mochizuki, Yuuya's twin brother who, while never shown, shares his name with Kouichi's closest male friend. ''Another S'' stars Teruya Sakaki, whose real name is the same as Naoya's nickname for Koichi; Mei describes him to Kouichi as "the other Sakaki."
* ParentalAbandonment: Kouichi's father is a professor who's currently in India (leaving him in the care of his grandmother) while his mother passed away while giving birth to him. Mei stays at her aunt's house while her father's in Germany. Likewise, in ''Another S'', both of Teruya's parents died suddenly within a few years of each other, leaving him their sole heir.
29th Mar '17 8:04:15 PM Godzillafan93
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* GirlishPigtails: Izumi.

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* GirlishPigtails: Izumi. Takako has them in the manga and film; Sayuri is a carbon copy of Takako from the former, and so she also has these.
25th Mar '17 7:31:55 AM Smeagol17
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* ArtisticLicenseEngineering: The kind of catastrophic ElevatorFailure depicted is ''very'' unlikely because of the multiple safety mechanisms in modern elevators. In the first place, there are usually multiple hoist cables, which can individually hold up the car's entire weight and collectively hold up multiple times the car's weight. It would take a ''real'' freak accident to sever them all at once. If the computer controlling the elevator detects anything unsafe, it will shut off the motor and apply the brakes, which include both a clamp that closes on the pulley above the car, and safety brakes underneath the car that jam a metal brake into the guide rails along which the elevator travels. Lastly, there is a set of counterweights on the opposite end of the cables that attatch to the car, which weigh slightly more than an empty car and slightly more than a full car, so that even if every other safety system failed the ascent or descent would accelerate only slowly, and the car would eventually come to a rough but hopefully survivable stop. Whatever the case, the elevator would not immediately plunge uncontrolled down the shaft in the manner depicted just from some cables snapping. Granted, a supernatural curse could contrive such a catastrophic failure across multiple systems, but the police talk as if the cables snapping was the only thing that caused the accident.

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* ArtisticLicenseEngineering: The kind of catastrophic ElevatorFailure depicted is ''very'' unlikely because of the multiple safety mechanisms in modern elevators. In the first place, there are usually multiple hoist cables, which can individually hold up the car's entire weight and collectively hold up multiple times the car's weight. It would take a ''real'' freak accident to sever them all at once. If the computer controlling the elevator detects anything unsafe, it will shut off the motor and apply the brakes, which include both a clamp that closes on the pulley above the car, and safety brakes underneath the car that jam a metal brake into the guide rails along which the elevator travels. Lastly, there is a set of counterweights on the opposite end of the cables that attatch to the car, which weigh slightly more than an empty car and slightly more less than a full car, so that even if every other safety system failed the ascent or descent would accelerate only slowly, and the car would eventually come to a rough but hopefully survivable stop. Whatever the case, the elevator would not immediately plunge uncontrolled down the shaft in the manner depicted just from some cables snapping. Granted, a supernatural curse could contrive such a catastrophic failure across multiple systems, but the police talk as if the cables snapping was the only thing that caused the accident.
24th Mar '17 8:22:06 AM IAmNewBillTell
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* DemotedToExtra: Kazami in the anime. Despite being one of Kouchi's friends and a member of the mystery-solving gang in the manga, he's pretty much sent off-screen after the beginning of the anime. [[Spoiler: And then he starts killing people.]] In a literal sense, [[spoiler: Chibiki]] becomes this in the film adaptation.

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* DemotedToExtra: Kazami in the anime. Despite being one of Kouchi's friends and a member of the mystery-solving gang in the manga, he's pretty much sent off-screen after the beginning of the anime. [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: And then he starts killing people.]] In a literal sense, [[spoiler: Chibiki]] becomes this in the film adaptation.
22nd Mar '17 10:30:09 AM whizzerd
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** Sanae Mizuno is a lovely-looking SchoolNurse, and once the camera focuses on [[http://imgur.com/aFXYD1j her nice ass]]. [[spoiler: This takes place when she falls victim to an ElevatorFailure, so her butt's on sight ''right before she's crushed to death''.]]

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** Sanae Mizuno is a lovely-looking SchoolNurse, and once the camera focuses on [[http://imgur.com/aFXYD1j her nice ass]].ass. [[spoiler: This takes place when she falls victim to an ElevatorFailure, so her butt's on sight ''right before she's crushed to death''.]]
21st Mar '17 11:20:26 PM oshiridaisuki
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** Sanae Mizuno is a lovely-looking SchoolNurse, and once the camera focuses on her nice ass. [[spoiler: This takes place when she falls victim to an ElevatorFailure, so her butt's on sight ''right before she's crushed to death''.]]

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** Sanae Mizuno is a lovely-looking SchoolNurse, and once the camera focuses on [[http://imgur.com/aFXYD1j her nice ass.ass]]. [[spoiler: This takes place when she falls victim to an ElevatorFailure, so her butt's on sight ''right before she's crushed to death''.]]
7th Mar '17 8:34:33 PM Scabbard
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* LoveDodecahedron: The chain of attraction within the group of main characters is hinted in the anime: Teshigawara -> Izumi -> Kouichi -> Mei. [[AllLoveIsUnrequited The last one may be reciprocated]]. Yukari Sakuragi and Aya Ayano seemed to be interested in Kouichi too [[spoiler: but both girls die]], and Kazami apparently had a thing for Yukari, [[spoiler: as the audience learned [[{{Yandere}} when he went nuts partly because of it]].]] [[spoiler: Izumi explains Takako's emotional instability is due to their previous trip to the beach, wherein Junta was very horrifically killed. While everyone else is horrified speach less, Takako screams very loudly, and is very nearly inconsolable at his funeral in the next episode. After surviving an encounter with the homicidal inn-keeper, she also admits to Izumi if the other girl had died ''too'', she'd probably not be able to keep going her self.]]

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* LoveDodecahedron: The chain of attraction within the group of main characters is hinted in the anime: Teshigawara -> Izumi -> Kouichi -> Mei. [[AllLoveIsUnrequited The last one may be reciprocated]]. Yukari Sakuragi and Aya Ayano seemed to be interested in Kouichi too [[spoiler: but both girls die]], and Kazami apparently had a thing for Yukari, [[spoiler: as the audience learned [[{{Yandere}} when he went nuts partly because of it]].]] [[spoiler: Izumi explains Takako's emotional instability is due to their previous trip to the beach, wherein Junta was very horrifically killed. While everyone else is horrified speach less, speechless, Takako screams very loudly, and is very nearly inconsolable at his funeral in the next episode. After surviving an encounter with the homicidal inn-keeper, she also admits to Izumi if the other girl had died ''too'', she'd probably not be able to keep going her self.]]
22nd Feb '17 4:46:27 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* FanDisservice:
** Sanae Mizuno is a lovely-looking SchoolNurse, and once the camera focuses on her nice ass. [[spoiler: This takes place when she falls victim to an ElevatorFailure, so her butt's on sight ''right before she's crushed to death''.]]
** The BeachEpisode features many cute teenagers of both genders in swimsuits. Then, [[spoiler: Nakao suffers a fatal aneurysm when he's swimming.]] ''Then'' [[spoiler: Nakao's lifeless body is accidentally chopped up by a speeding boat's propeller.]] And the kid's still swimsuit-clad schoolmates, including the very pretty Izumi whose light-blue bikini flaunts her curves and the PrettyBoy Kouichi who is [[ShirtlessScene just in his swim trunks]], can only look in horror.
** The [[spoiler: massacre at the inn]] takes place one night and it involves many good-looking teenagers [[spoiler: snapping and killing one another in rage and despair after Mei is believed to be the Extra.]] It includes "lovely" scenes like [[spoiler: the cute Matsuko being almost blown up when she's in a top crop and shorts]], [[spoiler: a shot of Takako's long legs as she's about to be slowly strangled with cables]], [[spoiler: the PrettyBoy Makoto having his long hair blow in the wind right before he's fatally incinerated]], etc.
17th Feb '17 10:35:17 AM CosmicFerret
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* CounterpartComparison: Sums up the whole anime as it is [[FinalDestination Final Destination's]] [[SpiritualSuccessor spiritual cousin]].

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* CounterpartComparison: Sums up the whole anime as it is [[FinalDestination Final Destination's]] ''Franchise/FinalDestination'''s [[SpiritualSuccessor spiritual cousin]].
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