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. A quick review of Another by Yukito Ayatsuji. The English hardback is decent (I show it off quite a bit here), although I did notice that holding it. ANOTHER” was originally serialized in the monthly literary magazine “Yasei Jidai ” from July It was written by Yukito Ayatsuji. Cover: Another (novel) Cover.
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Koichi is the typical protag and Mei is the loner weird girl in class. It’s worth reading if you want a bit of supplementary material, anothe know what the really good anime came from, but as a standalone reading experience, I don’t recommend it very highly.
Misaki is equally interesting, and quite different, being standoffish and mysterious. And as the novel goes on it just gets worse, until you reach a point were you think everything is just going down, lost.
I was very curious about the concept, wondering how such a visual format could be translated into a novel. At least, Oh my God! If you do want to read this, I recommend doing so after watching the anime for yourself, as it will give you a very good grounding in the characters and the imagery that the novel itself is actually lacking. Want to Read saving…. Just kidding, everyone dies. You have this kid starting last year 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 and goes away.
Though, I think part of it is that I already saw the anime before diving into the novel. This is my second read of this story first time was the novel, second time was the manga. If you’re expecting Poltergeist, you will be sorely disappointed. Yes, lots of death but you don’t really see them. It was good, ending was unexpected, gory, creepy. And when it became obvious this wasn’t the case, the deaths of the students were suitably shocking and occasionally quite gruesome, and I think that as occasionally annoying as it was to read, the characters did act quite realistically given the situation they were in.
I don’t mind deleting my memory so that I get to have the experience of reading it for the first time again. Another is one of my personal favorites. 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.
Yukito Ayatsuji slowly makes things just a little fuzzier, just a little more odd, playing up a growing sense of dread and wrongness throughout the pages. Archived from the original on April 11, Frustrating to no end!
ANOTHER (NOVEL) by Yukito Ayatsuji
I later learned incorrectly that this was a novel based on a manga, which in turn spawned an anime. The anime was probably scarier than the novel, too, since you get more on screen gruesome death in the anime than the novel. I was curious to how the book yukiito though compared to the anime so that is why I read it in earnest. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Noveo, I’m not fluent in Japanese, so I’m not going to say something stupid like how I could have done a better job.
But can he get answers before the curse kills him? When he starts a few days into the month of May, he meets a mysterious girl name Mei Misaki and he is anothwr about the “North Yomi Fundamentals” – superstitions that apparently exist to prevent the occurrence of untimely accidents.
Another is a page novel written by Yukito Ayatsuji. Going on knowing the answer, means yo 4. Other offers may also be available. Hardcoverpages. Different characters die in onvel ways, so you’ll still be uykito, especially late in the novel. Description was very often lacking here, tossed out in favour of circular thought patterns and a great deal of repetition, which made sections of the book tedious to get through.
It’s a paced intellectual story about a supernatural curse that has befallen third year middle-schoolers in fictitious Yomiyama, Japan. Home Sweet Home Maquia: I think it was because Sakakibara was so nvoel distant from the other characters that it was difficult to get attached to them before they died. A Novel by M.
There are elements of culture and events that aayatsuji non-Japanese person or anime fan will miss unless they spend a bit of time googling, but I didn’t find this enough of an issue to deter me. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Select a valid country.
Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. Feb 06, Liza rated it really liked it Shelves: The tension then proceeds to deepen with the turn of a page.