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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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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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Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 9 Review

With a new arc, comes a new person of interest and for the next four epiosdes it seems we’ll be focusing on the sweet and sour Satoko Hojo. As with the beginning of the last two arcs, this new Curse-Deceiving Chapter opens with a rather light hearted episode. Keiichi is challenged by the group to… Continue reading Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 9 Review

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Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 8 Review

After slipping and revealing her true self in last week’s episode, this week we learn that Rika has gone missing. The class works to try and find her, but to no avail and they’re all sent home for the day. But not before Keiichi has a chilling encounter with Mion who claims Rika is working… Continue reading Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 8 Review

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Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 7 Review

This week’s episode opens with Keiichi and his merry band of idiots entering the forbidden storehouse. Once they begin poking around, Keiichi is surprised to find the storehouse has more farming tools than typical ritual instruments. Takano takes the chance to tell Keiichi more about Hinamizawa murky history and their guardian deity Oyashiro-sama. But that’s… Continue reading Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 7 Review

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Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 6 Review

Keiichi’s relationship with Mion continues to grow as he spends time at the diner and even goes on a sorta date with her. But that’s ultimately turned on its head when it’s revealed that Mion really does have a twin sister called Shion. And it’s Shion who has been hanging out with Keiichi, and perhaps… Continue reading Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 6 Review

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Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 5 Review

The opening shot of this week’s episode places us back to mid-June 1983, a much simpler time with laughs, happiness and no murder. Much like the series’s first episode, this week’s episode lulls us into a false sense of security with some borderline cheesy slice-of-life segments. Keiichi and the rest of the group play games… Continue reading Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 5 Review

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Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 4 Review

I don’t even know where to start this review – what an absolutely insane episode that was! But I suppose the beginning is the best place to, well, begin. After last week’s creepy Rena incident, Keiichi begins to avoid her as he tries to work out exactly what’s going on in the village. Rika confronts… Continue reading Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 4 Review