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Yukito Ayatsuji's Another Horror Novel Gets Anime

posted on by Egan Loo
School horror mystery from Tsukidate no Satsujin creator

The wraparound jacket band on new copies of Yukito Ayatsuji's Another horror novel has announced that an anime adaptation project has launched. The story centers around a school class that has a curse, and the string of unavoidable deaths that befall the boys and girls in that class.

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 Kōichi 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.

Kadokawa Group Publishing printed the novel in October of 2009, and Hiro Kiyohara (Shisso Holiday) began drawing a manga adaptation in Kadokawa's Young Ace magazine this year. (The first compiled book volume of the manga shipped last month.) Ayatsuji also wrote the story of the mystery manga Tsukidate no Satsujin, which is drawn by Noriko Sasaki in Shogakukan's Monthly Ikki magazine.

[Via Livedoor, Uri-Sure Matome R]

Update: More background information added.

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