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Today I bring you a new feature that we started in the Anime Blogging Party happening in Facebook! If you want to join us come here!
What is the idea then? Well, basically each week a person of the group (who wanted to participate) will be randomly picked and they will choose an Anime. Everyone there then gives their thoughts in the comments. At the end of the week the discussion is ended and who wants to do it can feature the discussion in their own blog! 🙂 (Not obligatory though, don’t want to impose work to anyone xD).
So I was the one who started this new series and I chose Another… I know, it’s the third time addressing Another in my blog, but I really wanted to know what people though about it… So here is the discussion!!!!
Jon Spencer was the one starting the discussion:
So I actually wrote up a review of this a long time ago when my site was relatively new. You can read that if you want here: https://jonspencerreviews.wordpress.com/…/another-review/ (Guys go read it!)
I don’t think the show is particularly scary, it’s more humerous than anything, however, I do think that it executes a mystery narrative relatively well. Anime in general is pretty bad when it comes to the mystery genre at actually creating a proper mystery that the viewer can solve. Another is a show that successfully does this. Though, this may no be apparent without a rewatch or two for some viewers.
A lot of folks rail on Another but I would recommend giving it a go, there are far worse “horror” anime out there and this one is entertaining at the very least.
kimchisama: For me the dolls were a creep factor. I think it is a pretty specific trigger though and I really enjoyed how the plot unfolded in the end.
Marth Aurion: I agree that the show ended up being more humor than horror. it’s been a while, so i dont remember all of the details, but i remember liking how the show presented mob mentality. it does a good job of showing how people latch on to superstitions in tense situations and kinda poses the question of how good or bad that tendency is.
kimchisama: Very true. Mob mentality can be the scariest thing. People will believe and do things to protect themselves. As long as they aren’t the ones getting hurt and that they can stay out of the path of destruction
Arthifis: That mob mentality is really true! I also agree with Jon. Although not scary, the Anime really delivers well the Mistery part, making you to seat on the edge of your chair and making all these calculations to understand who the hell is the one that is the ghost (?)… Yeah let’s call it a ghost. For me any mistery kind of enternaiment that makes you to try to figure things out with the clues given is doing a good job.
Couch Cruisin: I’ve never watched Another. Gonna have to give it the whole college try.
Jon Spencer: It’s pretty short. Lot of good memes come out of it too
And that’s it! 😀 Comment down below if you like this kind of posts or not and hey! Come join us in our discussions at Anime Blogging Party!!!