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Posted 11/20/07
mwa ha ha its creepy
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Posted 11/21/07
Its a classic example of "You got your chocolate in my peanut butter" goodness. (Does anyone remember that commercial?) Basically It means that you take things that wouldn’t normally go together and create something that far surpasses its parts. Ex. Lucky Star is about as cute as an anime can get without turning people off of it. Well Higurashi has that same Cuteness to spare. Then take say.....Berserk. Not at all cute...not once in the series will you hear anyone utter the word Kawaii. It aint happening. Berserk is all about mystery, gore, suspense, and perseverance. That said lets see how this would apply to Higurashi. Lets use the last Chapter of season one.

"Cuteness"
Yay Rena and the others are playing games! Yay Keichi is in a dress again! Yay Rena is Trying to take him home!
See?
All very cute and making many guys who don’t know about this series feel a little gay.

"Mystery"
Hey? What’s Rena's dad spending all his money on? Hey? Who is this Blond Lady Trying to act like Rena's mom. Hey? Why is the blond lady talking to Satoko's Uncle in such a suspicious manner? Hey? What’s with Takano and her weird notebook? Hey? Why is Satoko's Uncle beating the crap out of Rena's dad and demanding money?

Doesn’t usually follow so much cuteness but your hooked and the guys forgot all about the slightly gay feeling from earlier.

"Gore"
Oh Shit! The Blond Lady is trying to kill Rena! Oh Shit! Rena Shived that bitch with a piece of glass! Oh Shit! Rena is going off Silent Hill style with a lead pipe and wrecking shop on that blond bitches face! Oh Shit! Rena just hacked Satoko's uncle in the head with a machete! Oh Shit! Rena's cutting up the bodies and hiding them in a fridge!
Woooo! Any Cuteness has been all but forgotten at this point and everyone is wondering what could possibly make this better.

"Suspense"
Uh oh. Looks like Keichi and everyone discovered Rena's murders. I wonder what will happen next. Uh oh. Rena's looking a little psycho. I wonder what will happen next. Uh oh. The bodies have vanished and Rena is getting really paranoid. I wonder what will happen next. Uh oh. Rena has taken the school hostage and is threatening to blow everyone up as she whips the hell out of Mion with the back of her Machete! I wonder what will happen next.
You can tell that things are really coming to a boil at this point and whatever happens its going to be huge.

"Perseverance"

Woo hoo! Keichi managed to talk Rena's crazey ass down after almost getting killed in the best rooftop battle ever. Woohoo!! The bomb has been found thatks to the hard work of the students and its looking like everything will be fine and dandy. Woohoo! That damned cop is fucking things up again but Rika wont ever give up. Go Rika!

And it all comes to a close and a new beginning at the same time leaving the veiwer both satisfied and craving more. Its a circle of awesome that pulls you through tons of different emotions and never once disappointing. And that’s why I like Higurashi...I guess.
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Posted 11/21/07
Hmmmm I don't know, I just want to keep watching? Maybe it's just sort of like those animes which makes people want to keep watching. Season 2 is better than 1, 1 is just a plain show of the different worlds, while season 2 starts the real thing.
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Posted 11/21/07
Yeah. actually the last chapter of season one may have been the best episode so far, it really combined everything good about higurashi. I like the series because I like dark, difficult stories, and I don't like stuff that's just a complete downer, like ninja scroll. I get depressed easily. This sort of schizophrenic "ohhhh, Shion is crazy and everyone is DEAD! except, wait, now their not!" story is just perfect for getting all the drama in without leaving a bad aftertaste.
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Posted 11/21/07
I like the mixture of suspense and comedy. And that they showed how dark a person's heart can be, and what a person is truly capable of doing when pushed to the edge.
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Posted 11/21/07
i like higurashi cause it makes you think. it really, REALLY makes you think. simple as that. it has the comedy, but EVERYONES got a dark past, its almost frightening.

And what? ninja scroll? depressing?Thx, ive found something to watch while waiting for new higurashi eps

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for some reason, i like being depressed. but im not emo. i like being depressed, but when i get to depressed i watch some lucky star or school rumble to set myself right again.

And also, its really fun rewatching the whole series, kuz youre jus sitting there like, you would NEVER guess that that guy would slive his best two friends apart, NEVER guess that rena would be packing sliced up bodies in a fridge, NEVER guess that mion would torture her own sis, never if youre watching for the first time. and i like how the first ep fools you. that ALL it does, jus fool you, nothing more, nothing less
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Posted 11/21/07

ThaJunk wrote:

And what? ninja scroll? depressing?Thx, ive found something to watch while waiting for new higurashi eps

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for some reason, i like being depressed. but im not emo. i like being depressed, but when i get to depressed i watch some lucky star or school rumble to set myself right again.


You wouldn't be the only one. I myself like to feel melancholy (not exactly depressed, but melancholy), from time to time.


I like Higurashi, because it's the most psycho show I've seen, and it's a constant headgame (until the second season anyway). It's got a deep plot. It's the closest to a mystery/suspense novel you can get in an animation.
Posted 11/21/07
because the horror is not really scary i like the funny parts and because it seemed interesting when i looked it up in the beginning
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Posted 11/22/07
I like the storyline and this anime is diff from other = ) !
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Posted 11/22/07
i love the storyline but the anime didnt translate it fully >:(

the game / manga is wayyy more elaborate
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Posted 11/22/07
The exciting blend of mystery, horror, and random comedy of course. Everyone loves a good mystery story. Especially one as intricate as this.
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Posted 11/22/07
Gotta love the way it messes with your mind
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Posted 11/22/07
Its genius 1st season they all ended bad minus last one and in the 2nd season they build u hope of breaking the cycle only to break that hope again
Posted 11/22/07
I like Higurashi because it made me scared of little murderous girls with deadly looks and a bad temper. It made me feel sorry for the main characters and hate them at the same time. It made me hate blondes even more because of Takano's good looks. It made me have unpleasent dreams about what Rena and Shion might do to Keiichi if he was alone in a dark alley with those two torturing him til he cries for forgiveness. It made me feel alot of things to tell you the truth. It made me type all of this information down.
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Posted 11/22/07
I don't know... I just do. It's awesome.
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