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Higurashi When They Cry – Sotsu Episode 5 & 6 Review

The club’s carefree days of cook offs and other challenges come to an end as the Hinamizawa Syndrome takes over Mion. Shion’s increasing closeness to Keiichi sparks a paranoia in Mion which only becomes more volatile after she learns of their sneaky adventure during the festival. Mion become obsessively convinced that she needs to protect… Continue reading Higurashi When They Cry – Sotsu Episode 5 & 6 Review

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Higurashi When They Cry – Sotsu Episode 3 & 4 Review

As Rena’s paranoia continues to build, despite all of Rika’s interventions, the arc ultimately comes to a bloody end. Rika ends up resetting the loop, and Satoko follows behind shortly after. Despite the setback, Rika resolves not to give into despair and continue fighting. But with the start of a new loop, Satoko sets her… Continue reading Higurashi When They Cry – Sotsu Episode 3 & 4 Review

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Higurashi When They Cry – Sotsu Episode 1 & 2 Review

Higurashi Fridays are back (or Thursdays if you live on the other side of the globe)! Dropping two episodes at once, Sotsu takes us back to the first arc, but this time we gain a deeper look at Rena. Already suspicious of her father’s late nights, Rena becomes even more agitated after being injected with… Continue reading Higurashi When They Cry – Sotsu Episode 1 & 2 Review

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Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 24 Review (Final)

At long last, here it is – the final episode of Higurashi Gou. The episode opens with Eua questioning Satoko on her uncle’s change of heart. Satoko resolves to put the ‘new’ Teppei to good use and sets her sights on Takano who has experienced the ripple effects of Satoko and Rika’s looping. After dreaming of… Continue reading Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 24 Review (Final)

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Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 22 & 23 Review

Now with the power of looping at her disposal, Satoko does everything she can to change Rika’s mind about St Lucia’s. But Rika refuses to give in, and with each refusal, Satoko merely resets the loop and starts again. The mysterious spirit tells Satoko of Rika’s own 1983 looping and to understand her friend better,… Continue reading Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 22 & 23 Review

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Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 21 Review

In the Meta-World Satoko meets a mysterious entity who promises to give her the power to achieve her wish – the power of looping. Satoko is, understandably, very confused and that confusion turns to fear when the entity tells her to restart a loop she must die.But even though she tries to run away, the… Continue reading Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 21 Review

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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