Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Series
Keiichi Maebara moves to a small village named Hinamizawa and joins a little club for playing fun games with his new
friends at school: Rena, Mion, Satoko, and Rika. But as the days pass Keiichi starts to suspect that there is something
unusual at Hinamizawa. As he learns more about the Watanagashi, a festival in Hinamizawa, strange things started to
happen around him... Murders, disappearances, and the deadly wrath of Oyashiro-sama!
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Higurashi continues to have it all. There's plot twists galore. You'll be sure you have finger on the facts only to have the rug pulled right out from underneath you. There are characters that are fun to watch when they are friendly and chipper and even when they go completely insane. There's music that makes the hair stand up on whatever orifice you have hair on (which in Jak's case is probably his back, his ears and the palms of his hands). It's got everything that still convinces me anime may have the best entertainment value for my money. Oh, and it gave me my new most hated character in anime. Poor Shinji, I've hated you for so long... and now your position has been usurped by Miyo.
It's evident by my reviews of season 1 and 2 that I absolutely adore this show.
This anime starts out like any other Shoujo: it's all happiness, play and friendship... until something completely messed up happens, EVERYTIME. This series will keep you cringing at all the gore and very disturbing turn of events in every single episode. As a whole, it doesn't have a sequence, rather they're different versions of a single event. If you don't want to sleep or go to bed with a revolted stomach, I recommend this.
I'm a fan of horror and supernatural stories and shows, so when I started watching this I was expecting certain things I've seen before... but I was so wrong. This anime doesn't rely on visuals to scare the audience, it's merely the psychological part what scares the hell out of you. Throughout the anime, you'll see different stories, each one leading to a different tragedy. Yes, there's a lot of blood, but that's not what makes this anime special or attractive. It's merely the way they portray how a person can change and how far they can go when put under pressure, fear, stress or simple suggestion. I enjoyed this anime a lot and I'd recommend it to anyone who loves horror stories and has the stomach to endure a lot of blood.
The most thriller Anime in all my life, the story is so well planned and the suspense that each arc caused me. Everytime I watch a chapter of Higurashi I'm so excited to see what happens with the characters I can stop loving this serie it's just too perfect
I cant descide if I wanna watch it or not o.o and Im confused on wich order... is it ni, hai then rei? cuz I watched "rei" and the first episode was ridicullas to the extreme o.o *seriously? hiding curry in his speedos!?? and over-reacting to it?? WTF??* anywho I kinda liked "ni" but yeah I just cant descide if I wanna watch it or not o.o odd
A really good anime as a Mystery, Horror, Psychological thriller, with a lil´comedy and room for the unexpected. ;)
The first seoson of "When Cicadas Cry " (or Higurashi no Naku Koro ni) is a bitt too Bloody for the sensitive but still very interesting in the second season " When Cicadas Cry Solutions" (or Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai) A new character (Hanyuu)and everything you didn´t get in the first one you get it in this one ! The third season "When Cicadas Cry Gratitudes" (or Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei) is really cool too :)
Higurashi is a murder mystery where a boy ( Keiichi) just moved to Hinamizawa and easily made friends. Her
friend Rika is revered by the villagers as the heir of the local shrine and plays the role of a miko in the annual Watanagashi Festival. Every year at this festival someone is killed (or "Demoned Away")and is known as the Oyashiro-sama curse. Not just that, in erery story one of her friends goes crazy and ends up beeng the killer...but everything is explaned in the second season :) Its a lil´bit creepy but the mystery is what keeps you whaching it ;)
I dont think anyone who watches this anime didnt fall in love with it. I totally loved it and watched all the episodes in a row. Even though the is no chance for the mystery to be solved till the second season its still a great watch and the second season is even greater.
About the first season:
Sure it can be confusing.. a lot. You have more questions all the time than you get answers... acually there are no answers for some time. We see alternative versions of one story (if you already get it, that they are alternate versions), but we can find out a bit of the truth in each. They are all real, some things just have to happen, but some are mutually exclusive, paradox is created. You don't know what to believe. Well, its amazing how some nonsenses are actually explained afterwards (spoiler alert-... the version where Mion is the killer, its a total nonsense in the end when Kei is in the hospital, but it the Shion arc it makes a perfect sense! amazing!). Its like playing Heavy Rain or some rpg that have many endings to get, you found out new things with each one, but can't say which one is true... but I really like the concept. its intriguing.
Well some things still have to wait to be explained anyway. Overall you must have some nerve to watch it, theres a lot of gore, hardcore scenes, ya know... but I like it, now I'm watching Kai and looks like we will have all the answers we want!
And I love Keichi's seiyuu! the same that Sanada Yukimura has in Sengoku Basara, you can feel the fighting spirit in this voice hahah XD
Ok, after finishing Kai I get all the answers and all makes perfect sense and is well ended^^ wonder if I didn't like the first season more, cause of all the gore, psychic games and madness... well I can call the S1 "questions" while S2 stands for "answers"^_^
Rei is alright too, nice additional eps.
Most of the people who I've met say that this series is messed up. However, I found the plot to be very clever. It's a series that belongs in the mystery genre. It contains various scenarios and storylines that make you think. There is some gore here and there. But beyond that, I found it to be very entertaining.
I find it disgusting that the series makes a game of death. People say it's about friendship and trust but I really just think that's a sorry excuse to fake a plot. I mean, come on, what was the point of the whole anime? The art was weird and crappy. The characters were all what I like to say "over-filtered" (stuffed with too many qualities) and the plot was just... ew. I know it appeals to A LOT of people and some people like the gore, think the art portrays the gruesome tale, yeah whatever, it was a crappy series in my opinion, a sorry excuse for a mystery. There wasn't enough REAL psychology in it, just a load of pseudopsychology and unexplained things. Second season wasn't any better it just tried to justify the crappiness of the first season.
I don't get who wrote it is Horror and comedy, because comedy there must really be black or in such little places that is shouldn't be considered much of comedy. In other words it is awesome psychopatic anime with impresive horror theme. We are in Himanizawa, a small village with dark secrets, it consists of few alternate stories of what have happened in himanizawa. The first two have freaked me out, wow that was something a psycho would make and good that the story was so crazy. Later on we are gradually geting to know what is happening in the serie. It began with Maebara Keichi transfer to Himanizawa, and in school he got to know Mion Sonozaki (which is supposed to be new head of sonozaki family), Rena, Rika Furugi (priestess with quite number of mysteries) and Sakoto. All the tragedies in hamanizawa through all the years had something to do with every of this kids, which alone makes them suspicious. Later we get to know Oishi, policeman which tries to unfold the mysteries, Tomitake and Takano (they Must be mentioned together like always) trying to find out the reason and people behind the bizare death and Shion Sonozaki, which in beginning seems nice but later shows how ridiciolous it can be in her head (ahh Mion is the best afterall) and you will know why twins should be killed when born (only one of the twins) I have seen only the first seson so muchfun awaits me and some more crazy stories which more maddness and darkness inside human hearts
Almost done watching it, but I have to say, this is some bizarre shizz with an awesome story. The first season just makes you go WTF the whole time. It's confusing, it's psychotic and it's AWESOME that way xD second season is a lot lighter since it's more about explaining the insanity of season one. The twists and the ways that the characters change with each arc is just so great, I wouldn't mind watching it from the beginning. Beware, though, of the Higurashi Test (or so it's called), which is basically the first four or so episodes. If you can go through that, I think you can watched the rest of it xD first arc is pret-ty creepy. As for the final season, it is also not that creepy, but instead makes you think more. Planning on buying the first season on DVD.
Ah... good ol' gory and psychological anime. Haven't watched all of this one yet, but i'm working on it. At the moment, i'm still watching the 1st season... but it's good. I feel a little sadistic for liking this so much... but it's the same concept as live action horror films, so maybe it's not that bad d: i thought it was really well planned out, and i admire all the people who wrote it because i doubt i would even be able to write out mystery cases/anything horrific. If you don't like scary... don't watch it. ever. Otherwise-- very awsum anime :'3
Just finished the 8th episode and wow... it's a messed up show. I'm not sure what's going on, and every time I want to
sort it out the show changes. I kinda want to know what's going on, like why does the story seem to restart and change?
Currently rated a 5 as I just started this anime, but it's score will probably increase (especially because it's pretty
unpredictable, and the animation style isn't bad).
Update: finished the 22nd episode and it's still a messed up show. This show was nothing like what I expected. I'm catching on to what's happening, and this show is surprisingly good at building suspense. It's more of a bunch of mini series with the same characters and and the murders that involve the characters, but it's not always the same character(s) that die(s). I'm still trying to figure out if it's the same 2 stories, just told from a different character's perspective, with massive amounts of continuity check failures, or if some of the stories are just really similar. Bumping score way up, because it's good and messed up.
Update: finished this series, but heard rumors of sequel, so looking for that (and this website has a nasty habit of lumping sequels, even if they have a different name, under one title, so Not marking complete till I find definitive info on a sequel). I would tell you everything I figured out, but they end up being some decently major plot spoilers, and are more for discussion between people who have already seen it.
I have watched through the entire first and second (Kai) season(s). However, due to the bad reviews I've read, I've gotten a bit discouraged of watching the third season (Rei). Excellent anime, nonetheless.
One of the best I've seen. I'd put it on my Top 5.
I got hooked on the first sec.
I LOVE it, I'd watch it over and over again.
Blood, murders, mystery... black humor, sometimes ecchi, funny...
What else can I say??? Astonishing!!!