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Cosmic Eagle 2011-12-28 00:24

Another - Novel Discussion
 
Seeing as how it's getting animated, I might as well make a thread for the novels....

Another is a school horror story by Ayatsuji Yukito and published by Kadokawa Bunko.

Story spans two volumes.

Novel site: http://www.another-anime.jp/goods/#booksInfo

Synopsis:

Spoiler:



Finished the first volume and it's really good so far. The kind that keeps you turning the pages to find out what happens next.

endarion88 2012-01-09 14:47

it has 2 volumes? i've read around and all said it was a single volume novel

Kleeyook 2012-01-09 15:16

It has 2 volumes. i want to know the ending though. I looked at the manga last chapters but i don't understand Japanese so I have no idea what the whole deal is. I wish someone could explain me the whole deal.

Utsuro no Hako 2012-01-09 15:51

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Originally Posted by endarion88 (Post 3940041)
it has 2 volumes? i've read around and all said it was a single volume novel

Both according to Wikipedia:

Quote:

Another is a 677-page novel written by Yukito Ayatsuji. The novel was originally serialized in Kadokawa Shoten's literary magazine Yasai Jidai in intermittent periods between the August 2006 and May 2009 issues. A compiled tankōbon volume was published on October 29, 2009[8] and a two-volume bunkobon version was released on September 25, 2011.
There's a teaser project at BT, but the comments I saw in their forums mentioned that this isn't a light novel so it'll be a lot more work to translate than anything they've done so far. I guess we can hold out hope that Vertical might publish it through traditional means.

Exether 2012-01-09 21:32

I'd also would like to know how it ends. Read the summary on wikipedia but it doesn't cover the whole thing. A kind soul that has read the book would be appreciated.

Cosmic Eagle 2012-01-10 02:33

Quote:

Originally Posted by endarion88 (Post 3940041)
it has 2 volumes? i've read around and all said it was a single volume novel

There's one IIRC which is both volumes bound into one book...mine is the bunko version which is the split one.

Quote:

I'd also would like to know how it ends. Read the summary on wikipedia but it doesn't cover the whole thing. A kind soul that has read the book would be appreciated.
Haven't finished it since I'm reading other stuff but....

Spoiler:

endarion88 2012-01-10 10:51

well but if is only 2 book the anime will probably cover the whole story i hope

Cosmic Eagle 2012-01-10 10:51

Most definitely. It's not very long.

Kokukirin 2012-01-11 02:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by Exether (Post 3940539)
I'd also would like to know how it ends. Read the summary on wikipedia but it doesn't cover the whole thing. A kind soul that has read the book would be appreciated.

I finished the manga.

IMO it's best to avoid any kind of spoiler in this series. It is not only a school horror mystery story. It is also a kind of detective fiction. The story gives you various hints from the very beginning. Revealing the ending will ruin the entire story.

Cosmic Eagle 2012-01-11 02:27

Just wondering BTW, how many chapters does the manga have?

Yep...Spoilers here are really SPOILERS.

Kleeyook 2012-01-11 02:44

The manga is already finished. I believe there's around 18 chapters for the whole manga.

Kokukirin 2012-01-11 12:13

20 chapters in total for main series.

There is a new "Another 0" that tells story from 15 years ago.

Exether 2012-01-13 12:48

Started reding the manga. So basically this has some supernatural stuff but is for the most part a horror thriller with some detective themes?

Just hope it doesn't end with a Deus ex Machina thing that throws everything in disarray.

Xellos-_^ 2012-01-23 14:44

so i just finish the manga.

Spoiler:


was it better address in the LN?

Cosmic Eagle 2012-01-23 21:18

From what little I've seen of the manga, it's basically the novels condensed with certain details left out.

The novels actually furnish you with enough detail to make speculation fun.

Doraneko 2012-01-31 16:46

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Originally Posted by Xellos-_^ (Post 3964350)
so i just finish the manga.

Spoiler:


was it better address in the LN?

It is not a LN to start with. :p

I haven't read the manga yet, but seems like its approach of ending the story is a bit different from the novel. Maybe the plot in the manga has been adjusted accordingly because of the spin-off manga.

I can't say I am happy with the ending in the novel though, so I am interested in how the anime will handle it.

rakusukira 2012-01-31 19:28

spoliers pleeeeeaaaaaasssssseeeeeeee.. hahaha!

haguruma 2012-01-31 20:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by Doraneko (Post 3979147)
I haven't read the manga yet, but seems like its approach of ending the story is a bit different from the novel. Maybe the plot in the manga has been adjusted accordingly because of the spin-off manga.

I can't say I am happy with the ending in the novel though, so I am interested in how the anime will handle it.

I'm still waiting for the 4th volume, but up to the end of volume 3 it's pretty much the same plot except for Akazawa having a more prominent role and some events being condensed. Don't know if you know anything beyond that, but I expected the finale to be a little longer anyway.

And can I ask which part of the ending exactly you disliked? I found it to be the best part of the novel (for me).
Do I actually need to put information about the novel in spoilers?! Well...I better do.
Spoiler for novel ending:


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Originally Posted by rakusukira (Post 3979426)
spoliers pleeeeeaaaaaasssssseeeeeeee.. hahaha!

I'm writing a summary for the novel right now, but due to sickness it's tacking longer than I initially planned. :heh:

Doraneko 2012-01-31 23:03

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Originally Posted by haguruma (Post 3979500)
I'm still waiting for the 4th volume, but up to the end of volume 3 it's pretty much the same plot except for Akazawa having a more prominent role and some events being condensed. Don't know if you know anything beyond that, but I expected the finale to be a little longer anyway.

Spoiler:


As for the novel ending:
Spoiler:

Xellos-_^ 2012-01-31 23:05

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Originally Posted by Doraneko (Post 3979736)
Spoiler:


the manga did reveal who "the other" is but there wasn't any clues in the manga itself for the readers.


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