I thought this was the best episode so far, although that isn’t saying much.
The Big Reveal
The mystery surround Misaki isn’t working for me— yet. So far it’s been way too predictable. Her eye? Called it. And the fact that no one else could see her? It was too obvious to even bother calling it. They shouldn’t have bothered acting like this was a big mystery.
Alternatively, they should have taken a play from the book of Tokyo Magnitude 8.0. In that show, there were hints that he was dead (you know who I’m talking about if you’ve seen it), but it wasn’t obvious. It took a few episodes before you really latched onto the idea that he had died. In Another, it was fairly clear from the first episode that she was dead. So I wasn’t surprised at all when it was revealed. The hints were too heavy handed.
I will admit, I wasn’t expecting the girl who died in the hospital to be Misaki’s cousin. I’m guessing that the spirits of the dead are trapped in dolls or something. Hence the doll that looks like Misaki whose eye she has (I assume it’s that doll’s eye) and the doll she brought with her to the morgue.
They sure aren’t skimping on the gore! What a terrible way to die. Although I suppose most ways to die are pretty terrible.
She did trip a lot of death flags though, with that shared umbrella scene. Was her blush and unrequited crush on the blue haired guy or on the main character? I thought it was the blue haired guy, but I wasn’t sure after she offered her umbrella.
Speaking of the blue haired kid, I’m guessing he will be the next to go. It’s either him or the cheerful guy, after they made such a big deal of how they’ve been together since second grade. I’m going with the blue haired guy since idiots in anime are immortal.
What this show needs though is more of the class president!