"What is the colour of death?"
Nobody knows better than Mei Misaki.
“Death isn’t kind. It’s dark and black and as far as you… As far as you can see you’re all alone. There’s no one else.” – Mei Misaki
In 1972, Misaki, a popular student of Yomiyama North Middle School's class 3-3, suddenly died partway through the school year. Devastated by the loss, the students and teacher behaved like Misaki was still alive, leading to a strange presence on the graduation photo. In Spring 1998, Koichi Sakakibara transfers into Yomiyama's class 3-3, where he meets Mei Misaki, a quiet student whom their classmates and teacher seemingly ignore. The class is soon caught up in a strange phenomenon, in which students and their relatives begin to die in often gruesome ways. Realizing that these deaths are related to the "Misaki of 1972", a yearly calamity that has struck most every class 3-3 since 1972, Koichi and Mei seek to figure out how to stop it before it kills anymore of their classmates or them.
I would not say this is a horror anime, instead its a thriller mystery, because it doesn't scare the guts out of you, no horrific faces and no scary background music, although the way people are killed is gruesome and brutal, which makes it a little bit horrific. The first half of the show feels like intolerably slow, seems too prolonged, but once the story gets a kickstart it moves on rapidly. The climax has both, the good part and the weird part. The good thing is until the climax, you won't know who the real antagonist is and you will understand why everything was happening the way it was happening. The weird part is nobody knows that why the innocent looking students who were generally reasonable, went on a rampage only because one of them said that Koichi and Misaki should be killed.
There are few characters, the story keeps revolving around 20-25 students and people connected to them, out of which only 5-6 get long screentime along with the protagonists. The girl named Misaki, remains mysterious until the end and Koichi is a simple rather curious boy of 15 who would do anything to know the secret of class3-3.
#Another is a very crisp and engaging anime which only has #12episodes. Also this anime is available on #Netflix. If you are a fan of #horror ,#thriller and #mystery , then this is one good anime to add up in your list.
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