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Old 2011-12-28, 00:24   Link #1
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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

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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.
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Old 2012-01-09, 14:47   Link #2
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it has 2 volumes? i've read around and all said it was a single volume novel
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Old 2012-01-09, 15:16   Link #3
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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.
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Old 2012-01-09, 15:51   Link #4
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it has 2 volumes? i've read around and all said it was a single volume novel
Both according to Wikipedia:

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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.
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Old 2012-01-09, 21:32   Link #5
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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.
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Old 2012-01-10, 02:33   Link #6
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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.

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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:
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Old 2012-01-10, 10:51   Link #7
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well but if is only 2 book the anime will probably cover the whole story i hope
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Old 2012-01-10, 10:51   Link #8
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Most definitely. It's not very long.
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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.
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Old 2012-01-11, 02:27   Link #10
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Just wondering BTW, how many chapters does the manga have?

Yep...Spoilers here are really SPOILERS.
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The manga is already finished. I believe there's around 18 chapters for the whole manga.
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20 chapters in total for main series.

There is a new "Another 0" that tells story from 15 years ago.
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Old 2012-01-13, 12:48   Link #13
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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.
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so i just finish the manga.

Spoiler:


was it better address in the LN?
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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.
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Old 2012-01-31, 16:46   Link #16
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so i just finish the manga.

Spoiler:


was it better address in the LN?
It is not a LN to start with.

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.
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spoliers pleeeeeaaaaaasssssseeeeeeee.. hahaha!
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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.
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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.
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Old 2012-01-31, 23:03   Link #19
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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.
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As for the novel ending:
Spoiler:
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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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