Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni

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Postby angelx03 » Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:12 pm

Bwahahaha, oh yeah isn't it awesome?! :twisted:
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Postby AaronAMV » Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:59 pm

angelx03 wrote:Bwahahaha, oh yeah isn't it awesome?! :twisted:

VERY :twisted:
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Postby Hareoic » Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:52 pm

Just wait until the last few episodes of the first season. They will BLOW YOUR MIND.
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Postby Garridy » Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:45 am

Those first four episodes got me hooked in a good way. While the rest couldn't keep the awesomeness level at the same hight the whole way through (a hard thing to do imo), it is still one of my favorites.
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Postby Kosmit » Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:47 am

AaronAMV wrote::shock:
Just watched the end of the fourth episode... Aka first arc "Spirited Away By the Demon."
This show is way F***ed up. I've never watched anything like this before.

Yeah, it kinda is. The second series is weaker though. Doesn't have the atmosphere anymore.
And if you want really f***ed up try watching Shigurui. Higurashi is violent, right? Well, compared to Shigurui it's laughable. :D
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Postby Hareoic » Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:22 pm

DaMetzger wrote:
AaronAMV wrote::shock:
Just watched the end of the fourth episode... Aka first arc "Spirited Away By the Demon."
This show is way F***ed up. I've never watched anything like this before.

Yeah, it kinda is. The second series is weaker though. Doesn't have the atmosphere anymore.
And if you want really f***ed up try watching Shigurui. Higurashi is violent, right? Well, compared to Shigurui it's laughable. :D
I don't think it's the fact that Higurashi is violent is as disturbing as the fact that it's violent and creepy. With creepy violence, in fact. (episode 19, for example)
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Postby Garylisk » Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:32 pm

I dunno, I felt the second series was the concrete that binds it all together into a single package. The gore is not as high, but it just blows my mind how everything eventually got weaved together.

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The whole series gets an A+ from me, though. My favorite arcs are the ones where Mion and Shion were trading places. When the "answer" arc for that one came, and you saw all the stuff that was going on in the background, and see just how demented Shion had become... man, it sends chills up my spine. I cringe every time I see the fingernail pulling scene. :shock:
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Postby LivingFlame » Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:17 pm

Garylisk wrote:I dunno, I felt the second series was the concrete that binds it all together into a single package. The gore is not as high, but it just blows my mind how everything eventually got weaved together.

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The whole series gets an A+ from me, though. My favorite arcs are the ones where Mion and Shion were trading places. When the "answer" arc for that one came, and you saw all the stuff that was going on in the background, and see just how demented Shion had become... man, it sends chills up my spine. I cringe every time I see the fingernail pulling scene. :shock:
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I'm just gonna go ahead and say that I feel the exact same way as you.
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Postby Hareoic » Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:38 pm

LivingFlame wrote:
Garylisk wrote:I dunno, I felt the second series was the concrete that binds it all together into a single package. The gore is not as high, but it just blows my mind how everything eventually got weaved together.

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The whole series gets an A+ from me, though. My favorite arcs are the ones where Mion and Shion were trading places. When the "answer" arc for that one came, and you saw all the stuff that was going on in the background, and see just how demented Shion had become... man, it sends chills up my spine. I cringe every time I see the fingernail pulling scene. :shock:
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I'm just gonna go ahead and say that I feel the exact same way as you.
Agreed. [spoiler]To be honest, I didn't expect some sort of Spanish Inquisition style torture.[/spoiler]
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Postby Ishbalan » Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:48 pm

Hareoic wrote:[spoiler]To be honest, I didn't expect some sort of Spanish Inquisition style torture.[/spoiler]


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Postby Kosmit » Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:59 am

Garylisk wrote:I dunno, I felt the second series was the concrete that binds it all together into a single package. The gore is not as high, but it just blows my mind how everything eventually got weaved together.

Yes, the second series does bind it all together and explains everything, but to me it just doesn't have the great feeling of the first one. It's like the thing with magic tricks - when you watch them, you're fascinated. Upon hearing how the whole thing worked you go "meh". The tense, paranoid atmosphere is no longer present (not as much at least). Also the characters get somehow naive... [spoiler]Ooishi is a good example - at one point he believes everything the kids tell him, no matter how weird it sounds[/spoiler]I know it's a simplification in order not to repeat the same scenes over and over again, but it bothered me nonetheless.

Garylisk wrote:[spoiler]My favorite arcs are the ones where Mion and Shion were trading places. When the "answer" arc for that one came, and you saw all the stuff that was going on in the background, and see just how demented Shion had become... man, it sends chills up my spine. I cringe every time I see the fingernail pulling scene. :shock:
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True, thaose were really the best of the lot.
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Postby Hareoic » Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:03 am

Yeah, the second season wasn't nearly as exciting as the first season.

Which is why I'm so excited about the third season OVA containing Saikoroshi-hen, which I like to call the Ultimate Irony Chapter.
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Re: Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni

Postby ultimateX021 » Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:09 am

Damn!!! Seeing the first four episodes up to episode nine so far makes me want to watch more. Basically, the entire anime is based in Arcs. So, I'm in the middle of the Question Arcs right now. And I do have some questions that need answering, but I'll continue watching to find out.

One thing I gotta say about this series is that all the psychotic laughs, expressions, and actions got me thrilled because at first some of these characters look quite "innocent" until their mood shifts dramatically. My eyes grew wide open. :shock:
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Re: Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni

Postby jonhmaster » Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:56 pm

I finished watching the first season of Higurashi and so I say something is beautiful.
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Re: Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni

Postby Ishbalan » Wed Dec 24, 2008 7:00 pm

jonhmaster wrote:I finished watching the first season of Higurashi and so I say something is beautiful.

Okay. Now STOP.

The second season will advance the "plot" of the show and give a happy ending, but it removes practically everything from the show that made it appealing in the first place.
Do yourself a favor and stop where you are.
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