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"Another" Ending Explaination
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Posted 1/9/13
I am beyond confused about the ending of Another I dont understand was Reiko the assistant teacher the whole time? was that ever explained? and why after the main guy kills Reiko does he call out mother? plus why were the grandparents greiving reiko when reiko was in the same room as them at points? Can they not see her? Please Explain!
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Posted 1/9/13
rewatch the series it was pretty straight forward
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Posted 1/9/13 , edited 1/9/13

Narwhal911 wrote:

I am beyond confused about the ending of Another I dont understand was Reiko the assistant teacher the whole time? was that ever explained? and why after the main guy kills Reiko does he call out mother? plus why were the grandparents greiving reiko when reiko was in the same room as them at points? Can they not see her? Please Explain!


I think I can answer the first part, not 100% certain because its been a while since I've seem Another but I'm sure it goes something like this
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the reason they were grieving her is because she is dead... that was the curse a dead person comes back and reeks havoc on the class. Return the dead to death.
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Posted 1/13/13 , edited 1/13/13
Yes, Reiko was the assistant teacher. He calls out mother because Reiko was like a mother to him because a) she took care of him b) they were very close and he ended up being forced to kill her, again. Since she already died once. The grandparents (mainly the grandfather) were grieving because they know she died, as I said before. I'm pretty sure they can see her, but deny her presence as real because like I have said, she's supposed to be dead. It's very easy to figure out and follow if you pay attention.
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Posted 1/13/13
I guess it was a little confusing seeing Reiko at home and Reiko as the assistant teacher. I think I remember hearing that Reiko was voiced by two different seiyu, but I'm not sure.
Posted 1/13/13 , edited 1/13/13

Narwhal911 wrote:

I am beyond confused about the ending of Another I dont understand was Reiko the assistant teacher the whole time? was that ever explained? and why after the main guy kills Reiko does he call out mother? plus why were the grandparents greiving reiko when reiko was in the same room as them at points? Can they not see her? Please Explain!


Yes, Reiko was the assistant teacher the whole time. Apparently she just wanted her professional and personal life separate. He calls out 'goodbye mother' because due to his real mother dying off before he got to know her he always viewed Reiko as his 'mother figure'. Kinda makes the whole ending more sad :/

...the rest is a little confusing for me too. This part actually seemed to be a big plot hole. Considering the fact that when the extra is added to the class memories and documents etc. are edited then why would the parents remember her death? Kinda didn't make sense but still loved this show!

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The curse affects the memories, thus people don't really notice the details. Especially with the grieving, cos sometimes you think you see them as if they are still here. For some people it's hard to fully grasp that they're gone and not coming back.
Also there was two different voice actresses just to hide the twist.

I can't wait to re-watch this, loved the twists cos you kinda of guess where it's going but most of the time they throw you in the completely opposite direction. The scares where fantastic in this show. Really hope it comes to dvd, or even dub.
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From the main character's perspective/altered memories, the grandparents never mentioned Reiko's name when at the altar in the house. They were only burning incense for Ritsuko, from Koichi's perspective at least. At the end of the series when the truth was revealed, Koichi had flashbacks and thought about some things such as the bird Rei-chan, how it was named after the deceased Reiko, and his grandparents actually said Reiko's name along with Ritsuko's, at the altar.
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Posted 1/14/13 , edited 1/14/13
Reiko was his Aunt, and looked a lot like his mother

not to mention being his mother figure


what I wondered was how she was driving the car before if she was actually dead. . ..
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