|Stand by Oneself|
|Air date||March 27th, 2012|
Stand by Oneself is the twelfth episode of Another, and the series finale. It aired on March 27th, 2012.
After the explosion, everyone is desperate to escape from the building. In this chaos, Yukito Tsujii, San Watanabe, Sayuri Kakinuma, and Kenzou Kawahori are running terrified. Then the chandelier falls over them, but didn't kill anyone. Kenzou wasn't affected by its fall and when he starts to run again he was hit and crushed by a pillar and dies. The others escaped with Chibiki's help. Naoya Teshigawara is pushed out of a window by Yuuya Mochizuki as Keiko continued to chase them. Mochizuki tries to jump out as well but he's grabbed by Keiko Numata, who tries to pull him back in.
Naoya jumps up and tugs back, sending all 3 crashing to the ground. Keiko then jumps on Naoya and is about to stab him when Tatsuji Chibiki comes and kills her. He then leads them to his car where he tends to Naoya's wound. Tomohiko Kazami for unknown reasons believed that Kyouko Kaneki and Aki Matsui are the extra, killing them from behind. On discovering that Kouichi remembers Aki, he decides Kouichi is the dead one and he tries to kill Kouichi saying that because of him Yukari is dead.
Izumi knocked him out with an iron rod. She says he doesn't deserve to live as he killed two classmates, and when she's about to kill him saying that now he can follow Yukari in death, Izumi is stopped by Tatsuji Chibiki, who tells her that classmates shouldn't kill each other. However, Tomohiko dies later because of his injuries and Naoya Teshigawara seemed very affected by his death as he screamed "Damn it!" a few times and cried loud. Kouichi returns in the building searching for Mei who was still inside. He found Mei and Izumi face-to-face. Izumi tries to kill Mei and Kouichi protects her. When Izumi finally gets a hold of Mei and Kouichi Sakakibara, she attempts to kill them both, but at that moment the lightning strikes.
The lightning shatters the hall's giant window, and large glass shards are sent flying towards them. Izumi ends up being skewered against the wall by the glass shards; Kouichi and Mei somehow escape getting hit by any of them. Kouichi is shocked and removes her from the wall. While lying on the floor bleeding, Izumi Akazawa tells Kouichi that they had actually met before, one and a half year ago.
She was upset over the loss of her brother and kicked a can from the top of the riverbank, which hit Kouichi who was down below. She rushed down to apologize but tripped and fell and had to be helped up by Kouichi. She asks whether Kouichi remembers this and he replies that he doesn't. She then smirks and tells him that he should at least pretend to remember and dies. Mei Misaki had disappeared while Kouichi was tending to Izumi. Kouichi called her and asked her where she is. She told him and also said that he doesn't want to come there. Kouichi realized Mei is trying to kill the dead one and goes there only to find out that, his aunt, Reiko Mikami as Mikami-Sensei is the dead one. At first, he didn't believe it, but Mei comes with strong reasons, claiming that she saw when Reiko was assaulted and thrown in the river, resulting in her death and finally, he admits that and offers himself to kill her.
They are later seen at Reiko's grave, and briefly joined by Chibiki, discussing that they, Kouichi and Mei, are the only ones who remember Reiko Mikami in the current year. Kouichi and Mei then walk together, talking about what happened and that only they can see Reiko in the photo taken in the class trip. The anime ends with Naoya and Mochizuki putting a CD they recorded about how to stop the calamity into the cleaning supplies locker in their 3-3 classroom.
- Takako Sugiura is replaced by Sayuri Kakinuma, Noboru Saruta and Makoto Ouji are replaced by Tomohiko Kazami, and Yumi Ogura is replaced by Matsuko Arita in the opening sequence.
- This is the most drastic change to the opening in the series; it also makes Noboru the only character dropped from the opening who didn't actually die. Likewise, Tomohiko is the only character killed in the episode whose opening he first appeared in.
- This episodes includes most deaths on-screen with six, not including those killed in flashbacks.
- Tomohiko and Izumi are both killed, even though Tomohiko survives in every other iteration of Another and Izumi Akazawa survived in the manga. This makes Tomohiko the first character who survived the original novel to be killed in an adaption; he is joined in this distinction by the film versions of Naoya and Chibiki.
|Anime||1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • 11 • 12|
|OVA||Episode 0 (OVA)|