Sentai Filmworks Licenses Horror TV Anime 'Another'
posted on 2012-01-16 17:22 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Sentai Filmworks announced on Monday that it licensed the television anime adaptation of Yukito Ayatsuji's Another horror novel. The company will release the series digitally "through multiple outlets" and will then release it on DVD and Blu-ray later this year. Crunchyroll is currently streaming the series as it airs in Japan.
Ayatsuji's 2009 novel centers around a school class that has a curse, and the string of unavoidable deaths that befall the boys and girls in that class. Another will debut on January 9 in Japan with character designs by Noizi Ito (Haruhi Suzumiya, Shakugan no Shana). Tsutomu Mizushima (Blood-C, XXXHOLiC) is directing the anime at the studio P.A. Works. Ryou Higaki (Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit) is in charge of the scripts, and Yuriko Ishii (Persona -trinity soul-) is adapting Ito's designs for animation. ALI PROJECT and Annabel are performing Another's opening and ending theme songs.
Update: Background information added.
Update 2: Press release link added.
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