Based on the 2009 horror novel by author Yukito Ayatsuji, ‘Another’ is a 2012 film directed by Takeshi Furusawa, who co-wrote the screenplay with Yukiko Tanaka. For the first time in North America, it is getting a Blu-Ray home video release by Discotek Media.
Announced in a social media post, they said that the DVD will be released on March 28th 2023, but is currently available for pre-order on the Right Stuf Anime website. It will be released in its original Japanese audio with English subtitles.
You can watch the trailer below:
Released by Japanese entertainment company Toho, the movie stars Kento Yamazaki as Koichi Sakakibara, Ai Hashimoto as Mei Misaki, Yoshihiko Hakamada as Tatsuji Chibiki, Ai Kato as Reiko Mikami, Kiyotaka Uji as Naoya Teshigawara, Kai Inowaki as Yuya Mochizuki, Takashi Waka as Tomohiko Kazami, Mika Akizuki as Izumi Akazawa, Maya Okano as Yukari Sakuragi, Memeco Sakata as Sanae Mizuno, Miho Tsumiki as Kirika, Bokuzō Masana as Shoji Kubodera, Masaki Miura as Katsumi Matsunaga, and Chō Ginpun as Tamie Mikami.
Discotek describes the synopsis as follows,
“One classroom holds an unspeakable secret. In the spring of 1998, 15-year-old Koichi Sakakibara goes to live with his grandmother in the mountain city of Yomiyama. Soon after moving, he’s sent to the hospital because of a recurring illness. While recovering, he sees a mysterious girl in a school uniform with an eye patch. But she only leaves him with cryptic words in front of the basement morgue. After his recovery, he starts Junior High School. When he steps into the class, he sees Mei Misaki, the girl from the hospital. Her presence begins to trouble Koichi, because his classmates and teachers all act as though Mei doesn’t exist.”
The novel was also adapted into an anime in 2012 by the Japanese animation studio P.A. Works.
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