The Japanese conglomerate Kadokawa began streaming a 17-second promotional video for the “episode 0” original anime DVD of the anime series Another on Friday. The DVD will be bundled with the “0th” limited-edition volume of Hiro Kiyohara‘s manga adaptation of Yukito Ayatsuji‘s original Another horror novel.

The bundled anime episode will not be aired and is not part of the television anime series that premiered in January. The all-new episode will depict the story of the character Mei Misaki leading up to the main anime series. Kadokawa will release the manga volume and 25-minute anime episode on May 26.


The Another television anime series is being directed by Tsutomu Mizushima (Blood-CXXXHOLiC) at the studio P.A. WorksRyou Higaki (Moribito – Guardian of the Spirit) is in charge of the scripts, and Yuriko Ishii (Persona -trinity soul-) is adapting the original character designs by Noizi Ito (Haruhi SuzumiyaShakugan no Shana) for animation. Kô Ôtani (Shakugan no ShanaMobile Suit Gundam WingHakuōki) is composing the music, and Yoshikazu Iwanami is directing the sound at the production company Lantis. Kiyohara’s manga has been running in Kadokawa Shoten‘s Young Ace magazine since 2010. Crunchyroll is currently streaming the series as it airs in various countries outside of Japan.


Takeshi Furusawa directs August 4 film of novel that also inspired TV anime

The official website for the live-action film based on Yukito Ayatsuji‘s horror novel Another began streaming a teaser trailer on Friday. Like the ongoing television anime, the film centers around a string of unavoidable deaths that befall the boys and girls in a cursed school class.

Takeshi Furusawa is directing the film, which will open in Japan on August 4.


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2 responses »

  1. yankeekun says:

    is that the cast for misaki mei???
    not as pretty as the anime =3=
    fail cast?

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