Anime Review: Another Episode 11

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Well, There is something special for this post, thanks to somebody that I talked with over at the support section for Habari, the platform that powers this blog. For the longest time, you guys did not get images in the feed, though they could be viewed on this server. To remedy this, I asked about a plugin that works like MediaWiki, so I can still do things the way I want, so this post is officially the first post, using such a plugin, though I updated the database recently so that all images use the plugin now. However, that is not what this post is about today. Today, I will be reviewing episode 11 of Another.

As I gave a series synopsis in an earlier post, I will not go over it again.

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In this episode Misaki tries to tell Kouichi the identity of the one they seek. However, Teshigawara, one of Kouichi's classmates, interrupts them and says that he thinks he killed somebody and asks if they remember the person. When they say that they remember the person, Teshigawara realizes that he had confronted the wrong person. Kouichi tells him that the person may still be alive, since he only fell from the second floor. A few moments later, Takao appears right in front of Kouichi and Misaki, attempting to kill the latter. However, she fails and decides to have the whole class go after Misaki by playing the tape with Matsunaga's revelation of how to stop the string of incidents, then accusing Misaki of being the one they seek. Now, Kouichi and Misaki not only have to go after the real target but also run for their lives.

Before I go on any further, I have something to apologize about, even though it is late to do so now, and most would have found out through the link to Crunchyroll. I have been misspelling Kouichi as Kouchi. Many of you probably already know, but in case this is your first time at my blog, I think I should just let it off my chest. I will try spelling it correctly from this point on, but I may forget.

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I enjoyed this episode a lot. The creepy atmosphere is still around. However, the only thing fueling it this episode, and much of the past episodes, now that only one question remains, is the number of deaths that occurred and the amount of blood present. Then again, it makes sense that there is a lot of blood and death, since there is a killer roaming around, along with the students who are trying to kill Misaki. Another nice thing was that it showed that Kouichi could still move, even though he was kicked in the groin. I remember getting hurt there at least once, in my adolescent period of life and I will tell any girls out there is that it only slows a person down, not make them incapable of moving. The way to keep somebody from moving, except for stabbing or breaking both the ankles and knees, as well as the elbows, wrists, and the place where the arm connects to the shoulder, is to deal a blow to the neck. It works on both males and females because air passes through neck and almost anybody will take quite a while to regain the ability to breathe. However, the neck also has a lot of vital points, so I do not recommend anybody to do such a thing. It was also nice how the emotions of almost everybody in Kouichi's class, except for Kouichi and the rest who found the tape, were played in order to have much of the class chase Misaki with the intent to kill. It not that unusual, since mass hysteria that is caused by fear and/or imminent danger does cause people to do things that they normally would not. In this case, the students do not want to die and are put into the mindset of kill or be killed. The one thing that does seem strange is why Misaki took something that was previously used in an attempt to kill her. Now, in situations where somebody is using a weapon originally targeted at them, we normally see it being used in self-defense in fiction. However, many of those trying to kill Misaki have died during their attempt, since their intent seemed to blind them from things that could kill them, so Misaki has no reason, at least right now, to use the weapon. Right now, my guess is that she is going to use it to kill the true target, since she stated that she knew whom the dead one is. As for the creepy atmosphere being mainly due to deaths and blood, I am glad that it is this way, since from the beginning the mystery of this show has been about what is causing the mysterious string of deaths and how to stop them.

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At First, I had a complaint about this episode, but when I looked up my suspicions, they turned out to be incorrect. So, I do not really have much bad to say about the show, since this is the penultimate episode. There might be something next episode, but otherwise I probably will not have anything to say until the series review, which I plan to do in April, even though the last episode is now available on Crunchyroll, unless, like me, you do not pay to streaming shows through them.

What are your thoughts of episode 11 of Another? Do you agree or disagree with my views? Do you have anything to add? Feel free to comment.

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