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Another – 00 (OVA)

「アナザー OAD」
“Episode 00″

If the OVA of Another conjures up anything in my mind’s eye, it’s the realization of just how tragically the final two episodes of the TV series missed the mark.

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May 30, 2012 at 4:52 pm Comments (43)

Another – 12 (END)

「死者」 (Shisha)
“Stand by oneself”

Arrggh… Another, I love you as a series – but this feeling I have right now isn’t what I was hoping it would be when you ended.

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March 26, 2012 at 2:53 pm Comments (233)

Another – 11

「惨劇」 (Sangeki)

After blogging the latest episodes of Mirai Nikki and Another back to back, I may need to take in this week’s Natsume Yuujinchou Shi and Ano Natsu eps directly via IV drip, stat.

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March 19, 2012 at 2:33 pm Comments (188)

Another – 10

「漆黒」 (Shikkoku)
“Glass eye”

Quick tip for new Another viewers – you might not want to watch the last minute of this episode without an extra pair of underwear handy. Fortunately, in Japan they sell those in vending machines.

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March 12, 2012 at 3:08 pm Comments (110)

Another – 09

「Body paint -連鎖-」 (Rensa)

Where’s Gregory House when you need him, dammit?

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March 5, 2012 at 3:24 pm Comments (102)

Another – 08

「Hair stand -紺碧-」 (Konpeki)

Any notion that this would be a laid-back “breather” episode was out the window for me in the first three minutes of Another this week.

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February 27, 2012 at 4:49 pm Comments (155)

Another – 07

「Sphere joint -変調-」 (Henchou)

It’s the small and profound moments in Another that elevate what could be just a fascinating intellectual exercise into something that truly connects on a gut level.

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February 20, 2012 at 2:29 pm Comments (126)

Another – 06

「Face to face -二人-」 (Futari)

So if Steins;Gate can win fan polls for “Best Romance” of 2011, can Another with them for 2012?

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February 13, 2012 at 4:26 pm Comments (160)

Another – 05

「Build limbs -拡散-」 (Kakusan)

It was frankly amazing how many questions were answered this episode. But that doesn’t mean all the answers Mei gave were necessarily the right ones…

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February 6, 2012 at 4:16 pm Comments (181)

Another – 04

「Put flesh -輪郭-」 (Rinkaku)

Memo to self: take the stairs. It’s all about aerobic exercise, though – that’s definitely the only reason.

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January 31, 2012 at 12:18 am Comments (158)

Another – 03

「Bone work -骨組-」 (Honegumi)

Those of you who’ve been waiting for the other shoe to drop better carry an umbrella when watching this episode. But by all means, don’t run with it…

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January 23, 2012 at 11:31 pm Comments (142)

Another – 02

「Blueprint -思惑-」 (Omowaku)

Another is a series that can jar your senses with sound and rattle your nerves with silence.

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January 16, 2012 at 3:26 pm Comments (96)

Another – 01

「Rough sketch -素描-」 (Sobyō)

It’s very hard for a show with the kind of expectations I had for Another to live up to them, and after watching the premiere I have to say it didn’t. It surpassed them.

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January 9, 2012 at 11:41 pm Comments (152)