From this, Another seems like one of those anime that people HAVE to watch. And, I’ll agree. Another is a very strange mystery anime surrounding the idea that some sort of ‘force’ is affecting this very class. However, there are a few key points that mark down the story from being good. For starters, they reveal pretty much the whole mystery in episode 5, shifting the whole idea of the anime in a different direction which is pretty disappointing considering how hooked I was from the beginning. Because they spoil it so early on, the anime just felt really bland, but there was still a mystery aspect, so I’ll give it that.
Art and Sound:
For the art, the anime is very into the darker color scheme where everything is gloomy, and every ray of light is consumed and destroyed. Because of the “gloomy” atmosphere, it’s supposed to make the anime darker then it really should be. I’m not saying it’s bad, but, come on. At least shed some light on the situation. Although, not gonna lie, the art is great and very well detailed. For the sound, the voice acting is so expressionless and monotone for the most part, that it just seems so boring to watch. The only real emotion they show is when someone is dying, and well, I have to say the blood-curdling screams are pretty damn good. The OP and ED are good as the OP has a dramatic feel as well as a sort of sadistic one as well. Although, it did sound a bit strange to me though. The ED has a very somber and piano background which is actually pretty calming. As if they were trying to keep the audience sane by what they just watched. Though the music is good, it felt pretty out of place, seeing as how they don’t really fit with the anime’s feel in any way.