I do not scare easily. My best friend and I actually went to a “scary” haunted house this past Halloween (Think it was called Nightmare:Fairytales). I did more laughing at her and the ‘monsters’ re-enactment of classic fairytales then screaming. But this anime ^ indeed scared the shit out of me.
During the first few minutes of the first episode we hear fragments about Misaki, a popular well liked student whose sudden death shocked students and faculty alike. One day after the death a student exclaims something to the effect of “Hey, Misaki isn’t dead, their sitting rite here” during class. Everyone follows suit and soon the principal even leaves a chair for Misaki at graduation. The class photo is soon there after taken, and Bam-guess who shows up?
Fast forward 26 years and we meet first year Sakakibara Kōichi-kun, a new transfer student from Toyko who has roots from the town with regards to his mother. His dad is away on buisness in India where is he is left in the care of his grandparents and aunt.
Suffering from a collapsed lung, Sakakibara is at the hospital where he encounters this strange girl who we later learned is Misaki Mei. Weeks later when Sakakibara starts school, he meets his classmates and also see’s Misaki. None of the other classmates awknowledge Misaki, because she ‘doesn’t exist’.
Number of seasons: 1
Episode run time: Approx. 25 mins
If you like horror, check it out. If your like psychological thrillers, check it out. Mystery? check it out. Regardless, you will not regret it [‘;