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Mar. 6, 2012by: Jared Pacheco

Well folks it's a pretty slow news day out there today so I've decided to take this time to show you all a new Japanese horror flick heading our way. But don't worry, this one isn't about some lame ghost!

No, this time we're getting a live-action adaptation of the popular Japanese anime ANOTHER. Coming from director Takeshi Furusawa, ANOTHER stars Kento Yamazaki, Ai Hashimoto (below), Yoshihiko Hakamada and Ai Kat. Here's the rundown for the anime:

In 1972, a very popular honor student named Misaki died partway through the school year in Yomiyama Middle Schools 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 schools 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 1972s Misaki and the "calamity" that has struck Class 3-3 ever since.

So it's safe to assume the live-action adaptation will follow along those lines. To get a better idea of ANOTHER you'll want to tap the teaser trailer I've gone and tossed up directly below. So get scrolling and enjoy!

Opening in Japan this August, ANOTHER should be hitting the US soon after. Or at least we hope so. As soon as we hear more on this one we'll be sure to pass that shite right along to all of you.

Extra Tidbit: Takeshi Furusawa brought us the 2006 horror flick OTOSHIMONO (GHOST TRAIN).

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