YMMV / Another

  • Awesome Music: "Anamnesis" by Annabel, the ending theme.
    • The music for the show itself was composed by Kow Otani, who composed for such well known classics as Mobile Suit Gundam Wing and Shadow of the Colossus. He also did the music for the Heisei-era Gamera films, as well as Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack; you can hear parts of "Determined to Protect the Future" from that film in some of the more desperate scenes involving the Calamity, and bits of "The Sacred Beast's Ambush" appear in Episode 11.
  • Base Breaker: Izumi's treatment of Mei has made her fairly divisive with fans - mostly regarding whether it was justified or not. How sympathetic Takako and Tomohiko were in the last episodes also falls into this category.
  • Ass Pull: The reveal that Mikami is, actually, Kouichi's aunt Reiko. Unlike her being the dead person, this has no foreshadowing whatsoever. ALL the characters already knew that the two of them were the same person, and that she attended that same class in the past and yet NONE of them bring it up, ever. One would think that would be important considering the situation they're in...It should be noted that this whole detail is handled much more gracefully in the original novel.
  • Broken Base: Regarding the ending, and generally split into three groups; those who think it was just as good, if not scarier, than the rest of the series, those who think the quality isn't as good but is enjoyable nevertheless, and those who think it was terrible and relied too much on gore rather than mystery.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The random dream sequence with Kouichi in the middle of Episode 6. The apparently kindly innkeeper Keiko going Ax-Crazy for no real reason beyond an off-hand mention of grief over her grandson's death a good month ago.
  • Cosmic Horror Story: The curse is outright stated early on to be less of a curse, and more of a force of nature. The best guess is that it's trying to even the books by eliminating the person in class that shouldn't be there, but is indiscriminate in choosing its victims. Add that to the fact that it is never explained what it actually is, and how they only stop it for the rest of the year. It will always return the next year...
  • Counterpart Comparison: the anime has been refered to as the anime version of Final Destination.
  • Foe Yay: Izumi and Mei's fight/ Izumi's death scene certainly has implications of this, with Izumi straddling Mei and the latter making whimpering and squeaking noises.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: In Episode 3, we have Kouichi, Teshigawara, Kazami, Izumi, Yukari, and Takako all discussing their futures. With the very nature of this show, only Kouichi and Teshigawara are still alive at the end. Also we start to see the hinting of the romantic feelings that drive Kazami and Izumi mad.
    • Izumi teasing Nakao about being carsick becomes a lot less funny when his anuerysm bursts and he dies.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Minor in-universe one. In Episode 8, Class 3-3 splits in to teams to catch food to eat. An octopus sticks to Mei causing her to panic. She claimed it was trying to eat her. They end up eating it on the BBQ.
  • Memetic Mutation: Pies. Explanation (Spoilers) 
  • Narm:
    • For some, Sakuragi's death goes from horrifying to Black Comedy when you see her hand in the air and her foot leaning on the last stairstep, both twitching in an almost comical manner. That was a bit too much.
    • In episode 10, it's revealed that the calamity was stopped by killing the extra student. Teshigawara says, great, now we just need to figure out who the extra is! Then—he's interrupted by Kouichi and a needlessly loud background track.
    • While the fan-translation of the manga has iffy grammar in general, chapter 16 gives us this narmy little doozy.
    • The... almost the entirety of Episode 11. It's packed to the brim with Shout-Out to other horror movies of the splatterhouse variety. The deaths are so ridiculous and the logic nonexistent that the audience can't help but laugh.
    • Then again, the whole point of the curse is that when death itself is coming for you, not even the laws of physics, probability or logic will save you.
    • In Episode 12, the chandelier falls on a group of students trying to escape. One of them is unharmed and gets out. He runs for the door... and is immediately crushed by a random falling pillar.
    • What's the deal with all the explosions in Episode 12? Were the homeowners smuggling live anti-tank munitions?
      • If they cook with gas, plenty of explosions are to be expected in the case of a fire. (This is the explanation given in the novel).
    • Holy god, the end of Kouichi's "dead one" Catapult Nightmare. The melting seems more like something from a comedy anime.
  • Paranoia Fuel: Some of the deaths seem designed to show that no matter how careful you are, there is no possible way to anticipate and defend against every one of the infinite ways you may die every single day.
  • The Scrappy: When compared to his extremely minor role, background character Kenzou Kawahori has a large amount of hatred. He does two things in the entire series: First, he calls Kouichi an asshole for not wanting to participate in a witch hunt against Mei. Second, as the Sakitani Kinenkan is burning down, Yukito, Sayuri, and San get trapped under a chandelier. He runs away without helping them. Nobody complained at all when a pillar crushed him, and the other three survived.
    • Yu Yamada is apparently this to his own classmates in the film. He's a relatively minor character whose only on screen appearences are very loudly blaming Kouichi for Yukari's death (while she's still bleeding out on the floor) and loudly taunting the Calamity before being run over by a car. His own best friend, Yuuya, bikes off and leaves him without even checking to make sure he was really dead first. The only person who seems even remotely upset is Takako, and she gets upset whenever someone dies.
  • The Woobie:
    • Mei.
    • Kouichi as well. His mother and aunt are both dead, the latter of which he has to kill himself as much as he doesn't want to.
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