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Rough Sketch
Kouichi and Mei
Episode Information
Kanji 素描
Romaji Sobyō
Air date January 9th, 2012
Opening Kyoumu Densen
Ending Anamnesis
Episode Guide
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Rough Sketch is the first episode of Another. It aired on January 9th, 2012.


Over a montage of images foreshadowing events to come, two voices, a boy and a girl's converse over an old story: many years ago, a student from Class 3 of Yomiyama North Middle School was intelligent, good at sports, and generally loved by her fellow classmates. When the student tragically dies, the story takes a mysterious twitch.

In the local hospital, Kouichi Sakakibara, who has moved to Yomiyama to live with his grandparents, is bedridden from Pneumothorax. At his bedside, his grandmother laments that he has to spend his first month in the town in hospital, missing his first day of school in the process. On his way home, he sees a girl looking up at the sky while it is raining, but says nothing. Afterward, he tries to talk to the mysterious girl.

Kouichi sick

Kouichi in the hospital