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One of the main character in the forthcoming Japanese fight flick “Another” has a patch over her eye, indicating that she may or may not sport some sort of supernatural ability. After all, everyone in Japan knows that the schoolgirl who stands out from the proverbial herd probably has ties to the afterlife. So if there’s something funny going on in your high school and you don’t know who to turn to, try the girl with the eye patch. Chances are she can help you out.
Anyway, here’s what “Another” is about:
In 1972, a very popular honor student named Misaki died partway through the school year in Yomiyama Middle School’s class 3-3. His peers, devastated by the unexpected loss, decided to carry on as if the student were still alive, going so far as to keep the desk in place and bringing it to the graduation ceremony. Yet no one could explain why the dead classmate was present on the graduation photo.
In spring 1998, 15-year-old student Kōichi Sakakibara arrives from Tokyo in Yomiyama, to stay with his grandparents while his father works in India. He transfers into class 3-3 but misses the first few weeks as a pneumothorax keeps him hospitalised. While in the hospital, he receives a visit from his classmates and meets a mysterious girl wearing his school’s uniform called Mei Misaki, who seems to be visiting the morgue.
Once recovered, Kōichi goes to school and tries to adapt. His aunt, a teacher at Yomiyama North, gives him a few pointers but, like his peers, remains evasive when it comes to their behavior towards Mei, who is treated by all as if she did not exist. Kōichi is further confounded by the air of mystery around class 3-3 and the fact that it is isolated from other classes, even practicing P.E. separately.
Things go from bad to worse when a classmate, Yukari Sakuragi, slips while running down the stairs and dies, impaled on the sharp end of her umbrella. This is one of many deaths related to Class 3-3 which have Kōichi and his friends Mei, Naoya Teshigawara, Tomohiko Kazami, and Yūya Mochizuki, trying to unravel the mystery of 1972’s Misaki and the “calamity” that has struck Class 3-3 ever since.
That’s one hell of a long synopsis, isn’t it? Here’s hoping “Another” isn’t nearly as convoluted as this plot summary would have you believe. In order to keep the buzz going until the flick’s August 4th, 2012 release date, a pair of posters have been released online. The first one is up there, the second one is down below. Take a look!
Via : Film Smash