"This school is in a place close to death, especially 9th grade's class 3. It's much, much closer to it than any of other classes."
— Mei Misaki
A horror/mystery novel by Yukito Ayatsuji, adapted into manga and an anime for the Winter 2012 anime season
Twenty-six years ago, in the 9th grade's class 3 (Class 3-3) of Yomiyama North Middle School, there was a student named Misaki. As an honors student who was also good at sports, the charming boy was popular with his classmates. When he suddenly died, his classmates decided to carry on as if he were 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, he becomes curious about an aloof girl with doll-like beauty named Mei Misaki who wears an eyepatch and is always alone, drawing pictures.
For those in the US, the series can be watched legally at Crunchyroll
and The Anime Network
A Live-Action Adaptation
in a form of a movie aired in Japan on August 4, 2012.
A spinoff light novel, entitled Another: Episode S
was released on July 31, 2013, and a sequel tentatively entitled Another 2
is in the works.
This series provides examples of: