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Characters from the novel and the anime series Another.

Main characters

Kouichi Sakakibara

Voiced by: Atsushi Abe

Originally from Tokyo, 14-year old Kouichi is forced to transfer to his mother's hometown of Yomiyama, at least for the duration of his father's trip to India. While confined because of a collapsed lung in the local hospital, he experiences a chance encounter with a strange girl, an event that foreshadows that things aren't quite right in the town, specifically in the school he eventually enrolls in.

  • Bad Dreams: He has a couple.
  • Berserk Button: Do not even think about hurting or blaming Mei Misaki, even if it's for the curse. If you do, he will do all he can to protect her. Even if you come at him with a knife.
  • Bishonen: More so in the anime.
  • Blood-Splattered Innocents: In Episodes 7 and 11. Poor Kouichi.
  • Break the Cutie: Whenever he watches someone die, which is often since most of the deaths happen in front of him. Episode 3 was the worst so far.
  • Brutal Honesty: Even though Izumi is dying in front of him and asks if he remembers their first meeting, instead of lying and letting her die happy, Kouichi just says 'no'. Izumi even lampshades this trope before she dies.
  • Determinator: He takes a lot of damage in Episodes 11 and 12, but it doesn't stop him from trying to find and protect Mei.
  • Famous-Named Foreigner: The novel explains this more.
  • The Hero
  • I Will Protect Her: Strongly hinted to be this in Episode 10 towards Mei. Confirmed in Episode 11.
  • Missing Mom: His mother died after she gave birth to him.
  • Nice Guy
  • Ordinary High School Student: Or is he?
  • Red Oni: To Mei's Blue.
  • Secret Keeper:To Reiko and Miss Mikami being the same person. Made obvious early on in the manga and original novel, but only revealed in the last episode of the anime.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In Episode 11, he protects Mei Misaki from his entire Ax Crazy class, alone.
    • And took a direct knee hit to the crotch before disarming the perpetrator.
  • Unlucky Everydude
  • Would Hit a Girl: If it means protecting Mei from being killed then he'll do it.
  • You Leave Her Alone: Kouichi says something similar to this to Izumi in Episode 10, when she tried to place the blame on Misaki Mei. He does it again in Episode 11.

Mei Misaki

Voiced by: Natsumi Takamori

Quiet and more than a little mysterious, Mei is the strange girl that Kouichi meets one late night at the hospital. This encounter, as well as the strange circumstances surrounding her while at school, prompts Kouichi to try to get to know her. In the process, this gets him involved in uncovering the truth behind class 3-3's dark secret.


Yousuke Sakakibara

Kouichi's father, a professor currently abroad in India due to research-related work. Kouichi's transfer to Yomiyama was prompted partly because this fact. He periodically keeps in touch with his son via calls to Kouichi's cellphone.

  • Catch Phrase: "Hey son! You'll never believe how hot India is right now!"
  • Disappeared Dad: Not really, but as mentioned he was overseas when the events of the story occur.
  • The Unseen
  • Foreshadowing: His talks with Kouichi over the course of the series indirectly provides hints related to the events surrounding class 3-3's situation, particularly concerning the supposed irregularities related to the "Phenomenon".

Reiko Mikami

Voiced By: Naoko Sakakibara

Kouichi's aunt, Reiko is an alumnus of the school that Kouchi transfers into, and was even part of class 3-3 at one point. As such she has first-hand experience about what exactly is going on, but is hesitant to reveal any details about it.

Yukiyo Misaki

Misaki Fujioka


  • Laser Guided Amnesia: She seems to develop a lapse in memory repeating the same greeting to Kouichi, when he enters the doll shop twice. This hints that she may have some form of dementia.

Class 3-A

Naoya Teshigawara

Tomohiko Kazami

  • Chekhov's Gunman: In the anime; he's introduced early on, then doesn't show up again until Episode 10 due to being Demoted to Extra.
  • Class Representative
  • Death by Adaptation
  • Demoted to Extra: In the anime. Despite being one of Kouchi's friends and a member of the mystery-solving gang in the manga, he's pretty much sent off-screen right after the beginning of the anime.
  • Heterosexual Life Partners: With Teshigawara.
  • Killed Off for Real: First thought to be after Teshigawara pushes him off a balcony (a cliff in the manga). Actually happens in the finale of the anime.
  • Megane
  • Not Quite Dead: After falling from a two story balcony and being assumed dead he's able to get up and start walking around again with little problem. In the manga at least he suffers a head wound and has to be carried by Teshigawara.
  • Sanity Slippage: In the anime, he starts killing off other students in a desperate attempt to find the extra.
  • Ship Tease: Episode 12 hints that he might have had affections for Yukari Sakuragi.

Yuuya Mochizuki

  • Dude Looks Like a Lady
  • Heterosexual Life Partners: With Teshigawara in the anime.
  • Hot for Teacher: Apparently has a crush on Ms. Mikami.
  • Nice Guy
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: He was the one responsible for letting the countermeasures group listen to Matsunaga's confession, unintentionally leading to the whole school becoming an angry mob against Mei.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: A mild version. He likes Edvard Munch's "The Scream" because he feels uneasy when he looks at it.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: When both Mei and Kouichi were non-existence students, they decided to visit the Art Club, since the students were not from Class 3-3 and would talk to them. However Yuuya, the only class 3-3 member other than Mei shows up, he makes it his business to keep the club away from her even though he coulda just left.

Izumi Akazawa

Yukari Sakuragi

Ikuo Takabayashi

Takako Sugiura

  • Ascended Extra: Despite not appearing in the manga, she is existent in the novel, just as a completely minor character whose only role is getting killed. In the anime she's not exactly a prominent character either, but at least she gets some action.
  • Ax Crazy
  • The Stoic
  • Killed Off for Real
  • Sanity Slippage
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: You have to give it to her, she decided not to kill Kouichi when given a chance, because she thought he wasn't the dead one.
  • Yandere: Episode 11 shows us she's got an... interesting view of her relationship with Izumi.

Yumi Ogura


Tatsuji Chibiki

Misaki Yomiyama

The popular honors student whose death resulted in the class 3-3 curse.

Sanae Mizuno

Katsumi Matsunaga

=== Tomoka Inose