Corpse Party: Another Child (コープスパーティー Another Child (アナザーチャイルド),Kōpusu Pātī: Another Child (Anazā Chairudo)?) is a Japanese manga series written by Makoto Kedouin, illustrated by Shunsuke Ogata and published by MAG Garden from October 2011 to March 2013. The manga is a spin-off series which takes place during the events of Corpse Party and features cameos from the Corpse Party cast.
All seventeen chapters of the series were put together into three volumes; the first volume was released on March 10, 2012, the second one on August 10, 2012, and the third one on February 9, 2013.
With the Satsukiyama Academy shutting down for good, the students of a small town were each heading off to a different direction in life. For Tamaki Minase, who decided to stay in town to find a job, it might be the last time that she gets to see her crush, Yuuma Shindou, who is moving to the nearby city to attend at new school. She asked him to do a little prayer that is supposed to help people meet again, despite being distant. But her classmate, Erina Yuzuki, who overheard their conversation, decided to ruin Tamaki's plans by inviting her entire class to what was supposed to be an intimate spell, out of jealousy
But as soon as the charm went off, the ground split in half, swallowing the entire class. When they woke up, they found themselves in an old school campus. Unable to find a way out, they wandered in the corridors, trying to figure out where they were. But it seemed that the building wasn’t as abandoned as they thought it was. In fact, something evil was lurking in the shadows.
Saki Akagiri A mysterious girl's spirit who wears a black gothic lolita dress.
Spoiler Warning!: Spoilers for Corpse Party: Another Child follow
Corpse Party: Another Child 1 コープスパーティー Another Child 1
March 10, 2012
Chapter 0; (Chapter 0;) Introduces the main cast, and tells us about the school's closing and the relationship between Tamaki and Erina.
Chapter 1; Sachiko Ever After (Chapter 1; 幸せのサチコさん) After the Academy's closure, everyone decides to have a ceremony. When it is over, Tamaki and Yuuma are alone together and decide to talk about the charm. Erina, along with many classmates, join them, and they all do the Sachiko Ever After, divided into two groups. An earthquake then strikes and sends them all into Heavenly Host. Tamaki wakes up ,and with Miyako, they decide to explore the area. They discover the corpse of Mayu and encounter Yui, who is injured.
Chapter 2; An Omen of Despair (Chapter 2; 絶望の予兆) After another earthquake, Yui and the two girls become separated. Yui then leaves them behind, telling them to be safe. The girls then enter another classroom, and find Shinichi along with 4 other classmates. Shinichi goes about with the two girls, until they hear screams from the classroom. When they enter, they see that 3 of the students were brutally murdered, the last one sitting on a chair. He starts laughing and his head is then ripped in half.
Chapter 3; Encounter (Chapter 3; 邂逅) Being responsible for bringing everyone into this mess, Tamaki mentally breaks down, while Shinichi tries to calm her down. While walking around the school, Tamaki goes to use the lavatories, encountering the spirit of Seiko, who is hanged to a rope, as well as the mysterious girl wearing a lolita dress. The girl attacks and seemingly kills Tamaki, but it turns out to be an illusion. The girl then speaks with Tamaki, but Tamaki cannot hear her. Miyako then comes in to check on Tamaki. After they walk out of the lavatories, yet another earthquake hits the school.
Chapter 4; Yuma (Chapter 4; 由真) (From Etina, Yuma and Yuuma's point of view) After being back together, they all find the skeletonized corpses of their classmates, which worries them. After walking around, they finally find the entrance to the school and Yuma goes in to check it out. She finds the three children spirits playing with a corpse, but escapes before they notice her. After being interrogated by Yuuma, she lies about Tamaki being there. He runs in, as Yuma prepares to block the door, so that he could meet his demise.
Chapter 5; Children Spirits (Chapter 5; 児童霊) Yuuma, who is inside the entrance, encounters Yuki and Ryou, who then try to kill him. He manages to dodge then and goes back out the way he came in, only to realize that Yuma has blocked the way. The door opens, revealing Tokiko, who points for him where the two others are. After Yuuma reunites with the two girls, Yuma and Yuuma have an argument, which is interrupted by Erina, who found another skeleton of one their classmates. Erina screams, saying that it belongs to Miyako.
Corpse Party: Another Child 2 コープスパーティー Another Child 2
August 10, 2012
Chapter 6; Dependence (Chapter 6; 憑依) Shinichi, Tamaki and Miyako all enter the reference room and look around. Miyako and Tamaki have a conversation, which is interrupted with Miyako who saw the ghost of the mysterious girl. While panicking, Miyako becomes possessed and runs away. Inside of the classroom that she ran into, there are the three ghost kids. Yuki threatens Tamaki to rip out her face and add it to her collection, but after she sees the mysterious girl, she stops and blocks the door so that they can cut Miyako into pieces.
Chapter 7; Naho Saenoki (Chapter 7; 冴之木七星) Yuma and Yuuma comfort Erina, who is desperate over finding her friend's corpse. They all enter the infirmary, where Erina goes to rest, locking herself out from the two. Yuma and Yuuma have a conversation. In the mean time ,Shinichi and Tamaki enter the infirmary and find Naho, along with their last missing classmate, Mayuri. Naho explains to them that the two groups are separated by the closed spaces and that they can't meet up. Yuuma, while exploring, is being stalked by Tokiko.
Chapter 8; Outsider (Chapter 8; 異分子) When Yuuma encounters Tokiko, she sees the illusion of his death. He then throws her aside. She gets closer to him, not meaning any harm and explains to him about the girl Tamaki brought along with her and about her two fellow child spirits. In the mean time, Naho continues to explain to Tamaki and Shinichi about the closed spaces and other things. She then leaves, leaving Shinichi, who heads for the lavatories with Mayuri and Tamaki behind. Mayuri then mocks Tamaki.
Chapter 9; Suspicion (Chapter 9; 疑心) After being mocked by Mayuri, Tamaki yells at her and runs away, looking for Shinichi. She trips and realizes that the mysterious girl is right behind her. They then talk and the girl wants Tamaki to join her. Tamaki almost accepts, but Shinichi stops her. In the meantime, Yuma and Erina both enter the third floor. Yuma then trips over while running.
Chapter 10; Promise (Chapter 10; 約束) After the cabinet falls on Yuma's foot, Erina tries to get it off. Seeing as it's help by some strong force, Erina runs to get Yuuma's help. Meanwhile, the two children spirits appear and mock Yuma, who yells at them. The kids then smile menacingly. Erina finds Yuuma and both go back to the place. In the end, Erina finds Yuma in the classroom, who doesn't respond. After that, it is revealed that she was cut in half, already dead.
Chapter 11; A Ray of Hope (Chapter 11; 一縷の希望) As Erina is crying over her best friend's death, Yuuma and Naho, who appeared behind them, go to a classroom. In the meantime, Tamaki and Shinichi talk and Shinichi trips, falling into a hole. He grabs on the ledge, but gets stabbed in the foot by the two ghost kids. After looking up, he sees the mysterious girl behind Tamaki and the ledge he was holding onto breaks, making him fall to his demise. Meanwhile, Yuuma finds out that Erina lost her sanity.
Corpse Party: Another Child 3 コープスパーティー Another Child 3
February 9, 2013
Chapter 12; Searching (Chapter 12; 探し物) With Erina's mind clouded by Darkening, Yuuma is alone to search for Ghost's tongues, encountering Yuki in the process. Tamaki has another encounter with the mysterious girl, this time interrupted by Mayuri. The two recognize each other, and the girl breaks one of Mayuri's fingers. Mayuri, after a conversation with Tamaki, gives her the two tongue pouches she found. After, they part ways and the protagonist meets Ryou and Tokiko.
Chapter 13; Reunion (Chapter 13; 再会) Tamaki is quickly pinned to the wall by Ryou, who is ready to kill her. In the meantime Yuuma finds the third tongue pouch in a crack of the wall, shortly before Yuki stabs him to the shoulder, injuring him. Tamaki then manages to get through to the two ghost kids with her words and grabs the two pouches, purifying the kids. The earthquake caused by this gives Yuuma a chance to give the pouch to Yuki, fully purifying the three kids. The two then finally meet each other as the spaces merge.
Chapter 14; Erina (Chapter 14; 絵里奈) With the two of them now together, they quickly realize that there is a chasm in between them. Yuuma runs to find another way around and Tamaki gets attacked by the darkened Erina, who holds a grudge for the former. Tamaki is saved by Shinichi, who reveals to the girls that he fell on a pile of corpses. Yuuma runs up and sees the scene, trying to get through to Erina. Unfortunately, Erina commits suicide by slashing her throat.
Chapter 15; Tenacity (Chapter 15; 固執) The group then ponders on how to escape, but before anything comes up Tamaki is pulled up by an unknown force. Yuuma runs off, trying to catch her. He then meets up with Mayuri, who reveals that it was her who set the mysterious ghost girl to Tamaki and that it was the cause for her previous classmates' deaths. Tamaki then has a final encounter with the girl, who reveals that she killed her classmates. Yuuma and Mayuri reaches to the girls and the girl attacks them.
Chapter 16; Saki's Wish (Chapter 16; サキの望み) Mayuri then reveals the ghosts' backstory and how it began. Mayuri is then killed by the girl, whose name is Saki. Saki then destroys the floor beneath Yuuma, dropping him down. Tamaki, in the fit of terror, jumps after him in hopes of saving him. Saki then realizes her mistake.
Chapter Final; Return Home (Chapter Final; 帰還) Tamaki is sent to the past to see Saki's story. After Saki is purified by Tamaki, she forgives Saki for her wrong-doings. The group reunites and Yuki tells them to do the charm quickly before she comes. They are too late and the girl in red already saw them. Saki then says that she will hold off her while the three others escape. The group then does the Sachiko Ever After and returns home. Back in the real world, the group realizes that their friends are forgotten. A bit later, Tamaki and Yuuma have their last goodbye at the train station.