Sentai Filmworks really do have a number of licenses under their belt, increasing further with the recent announcement of their acquisition of the anime series Another which as the press release states – dares to ask the viewer an all important question… “What do you do when your classmate’s school locker is a locker in the morgue?“. Based on the novel series by Yukito Ayatsuji, this 12 episode series joins the manga and live action series as one of the latest horror franchises within Japan. Another will soon be available through a number of digital outlets (I believe CrunchyRoll is already streaming) with a home DVD and Blu-ray release scheduled for this year. Interestingly enough, there is no word on if it will be a subtitled or dubbed release.
Mei Misaki was cute, athletic and one of the most popular girls in her school. Why should a little thing like death change that? Now, 23 years after Mei’s mysterious demise, a new transfer student discovers that not only is his school’s student body one corpse short of a full roster, but that some secrets never leave high school. And what’s more, all of this may somehow be tied into his own family past. What is the secret and how does it all connect? And even if Kouichi does figure it out, will that knowledge help save him? As the school bells toll a deadly dirge and students begin to die, things that were never properly buried come back to haunt the high school of the damned in ANOTHER!
There is no word on if this will be picked up in Australia… but read HERE for my thoughts on the matter.