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Posted 11/22/07
is it true tht sum stations stopped showing higurashi cuz a girl murdered her father
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Posted 11/22/07
Yep, it was true... because of that anime shows that has blood in it, now is colored black... which sucks, even Naruto's wounds now have black blood...
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Posted 11/22/07
It's a little more complicated than that. I quote Wikipedia:

"As the result of a murder case in September 2007 in Japan involving the murder of a police chief by his sixteen-year-old daughter with a hatchet, as well as the Japanese media relating the case to anime such as Higurashi, the current episode screenings of both Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai and another anime, School Days, have been cancelled by a number of Japanese TV stations; however, AT-X, TV Saitama and Sun TV announced that they would be airing the episodes as planned. Later, TV Saitama announced that they have ceased broadcasting of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai from episode thirteen onwards."

Apparently some people on 2chan were joking about how the incident was very similar to something that would happen in Higurashi... and the media got wind of it.

Never underestimate the power of the Internet!
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Posted 11/22/07
Yeah, its pretty much like what HemNtjrSeth said. I heard that she used the hachet/axe on her father's head, to be more specific...which you could say is sorta similar to Rena with her weapon. It also seems the ending for School Days was really similar to that incident as well.

At that time it seemed like Higurashi would completely stop airing. Which means we wouldn't get the subs til the dvd came out. Good thing that didn't happen though. The suspense of the waiting would have been torture.

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Posted 11/23/07
tv/music/movies/video games don't make people kill people. so stupid. approach it psychiatrically and there's no way. media is so stupid. to tell you the truth, after hearing that it made me watch school days, not deter me from it. Ugh! And i thought the censorship in America was bad!
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Posted 11/23/07
Its like that Korean guy in America. At 1 point they blamed the film 'Oldboy' just because it was his fav film. Which is silly cos if you are stupid enough to kill people you will likely do it even if your fav film was say 'sound of music'. These things just irritate me
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Posted 11/23/07
At that point in time... It was really good that Higurashi was finished with it's question arcs and that the answer arcs had no hard core killing in it. This I think spared Higurashi from being cancelled early... School Days on the otherhand got unlucky.
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Posted 11/23/07
I wouldnt say that school days was unlucky. It should have been shorter if you ask me. The whole series should have been maybe 8 episodes long. They drew it out by tossing in Makoto nailing every girl who said more than 2 words to him. Im just glad he ....well lets just say I like the last episode a whole lot.
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Posted 11/23/07
I agree, the last episode of school days was awesome. The other 11 episodes were just painful.
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Posted 11/23/07
Man that made me mad referring to school days. Ah but the other 11 of the episodes built up that inner rage that made 12 so much better
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Posted 11/23/07
I agree. The last episode of School Days was so satisfying. It had a good insert song too. And oh yes, the whole murder police chief/father by the daughter by a strike on the head with a hatchet does have a remarkable homage to Higurashi. It's kind of scary how coincidental it is.
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Posted 11/24/07
It would have been great if the girl had been a cosplay fanatic who dressed as Rena at every Comifest.....well Not great for the series but I would have gotten a giggle out of it.
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Posted 11/24/07
XD well i'm just glad she didn't make any higurashi references while killing her father. otherwise the show might have really been canceled :X. anywho. i loved the last ep of School days, its hard to believe that was the same person from the beggining to the end... makoto deserved that >.>
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Posted 11/26/07
No kidding, he was a freak at the end, but being a severed head probably put him back in his place, lol
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Posted 11/26/07
Yeah but even as a severed hear he was getting much love....it was creepy.
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