Another is a franchise that started out as a novel. It later spawns a manga series and an anime adaptation.
Written by Yukito Ayatsuji and serialized in Kadokawa Shoten's literary magazine Yasai Jidai in August 2006. A compiled tankobon volume was published on October 29, 2009 while a two volume bunko edition was released on September 25, 2011
The spin-off novel was written by Yukito Ayatsuji and released on July 31, 2013.
The manga adaptation was illustrated by Hiro Kiyohara and serialized in Kadokawa Shoten's Young Ace magazine.
An anime adaptation was produced by PA Works, directed by Tsutomu Mizushima, written by Ryo Higaki in January 2012.
The movie is directed by Takeshi Furusawa, written by Sachiko Tanaka, and produced by Kadokawa Pictures. It was released in Japan's theaters on August 4, 2012.