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Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 20 Review

With each school day that passes the relationship between Rika and Satoko only worsens. Where Rika is now lauded as an almost idol amongst her classmates, Satoko continues to be scorned and looked on as a trouble maker. Just when Satoko seems ready to explode, a letter from an old friend acts as a lifeline.… Continue reading Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 20 Review

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Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 18 & 19 Review

Higurashi Gou’s newest arc takes us back in time to answer the question – what made Satoko snap? We see the village settle and life go on after Rika saves Hinamizawa and stops the loops for the first time Mion and Shion begin high school and Keiichi and Rika become the leaders of the after… Continue reading Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 18 & 19 Review

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Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 17 Review

It seems Higurashi has taken to opening each episode with a murder and this week we see Takano executing the gang.  As we try to decide if that’s a future or past event, we’re taken back to the night of the Watanagashi festival. Takano tearily apologies to Rika for planning to murder her and her friends… Continue reading Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 17 Review

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Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 15 & 16 Review

We left off Higurashi Gou with Rika discovering a sword remnant she can use to kill herself and resolving to save Hinamizawa within five loops. In quick succession we watch Rika begin and end these new loops, with her deaths only growing more brutal and tragic each time. In the final loop, she awakens in her home… Continue reading Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 15 & 16 Review

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Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 14 Review

As if the last episode wasn’t traumatic enough, Higurashi‘s first episode of 2021 is a real punch in the gut. Previously, we only had a brief yet harrowing description of the massacre at the Watangashi Festival  but this episode showcases, in vivid detail, Oishi’s rampage. During the rampage, Rika is brutally beaten to death and… Continue reading Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 14 Review

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Akudama Drive Episode 12 Review (Final)

Swindler, Courier and the Children crawl out of the wreckage of the once revered Shinkansen. While the Children are unscathed, Swinder and Courier have significant injuries of their own. Knowing she’ll just slow them down, Swindler asks Courier to take the Children to the ‘safe place’ Hacker gave her the co-ordinates to while she stays… Continue reading Akudama Drive Episode 12 Review (Final)

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Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 13 Review

Goddamnit. I really though they had it in the bag. Ok, I’m getting ahead of myself, let’s start from the beginning. Hinamizawa village comes together to protest in front of the CWS, it seems everyone is town has turned up in support of Satoko. But, unfortunately the law is again not on their side as… Continue reading Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 13 Review

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Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 12 Review

This week’s episode opened up with one of Higurashi‘s biggest no-nos – someone (presumably Teppei) messed up Oyashiro-sama’s shrine. This leads to some of the Hinamizawa villagers thinking that the Hojos will be this year’s victims of curse, although let’s be honest, they were always on the list. On the other side of town, Keiichi continues… Continue reading Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 12 Review

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Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 10 & 11 Review

The full extent of Satoko’s abuse becomes shockingly clear, along with the group’s inability to do anything to stop it. After enlisting the help of their teacher and the Child Protective Services, Shion makes a startling suggestion – to murder Satoko’s uncle. The rest of the group refuse to go along with it, and instead… Continue reading Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 10 & 11 Review

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Akudama Drive Episode 10 Review: Babel

Kansai threatens to tear itself apart as the anti-Akudama protests reach fever pitch. On the quieter side of town, Courier and Swindler race to catch up to the Executioners holding Brother prisoner. But they’re not the only ones on the move, Hoodlum and Doctor are following close behind. All three groups face off back where… Continue reading Akudama Drive Episode 10 Review: Babel