Synonyms: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni OVA 2, When They Cry Glitter
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 21, 2011 to Jan 25, 2012
Duration: 30 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)L represents licensing company
Score: 6.401 (scored by 9878 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.
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Jul 26, 2011
DEEN, FOR WHAT YOU DID WITH THIS BEATIFUL SERIES YOU SHOULD DO EVERY PUNISHMENT FROM THIS OVA! IN PUBLIC PLACE (Comiket for example)!
Phew... Phew... I'd prefere to swear for the whole review, but readers probably expecting something different. So let's go to the main dish.
What is the main dish? Bloody steak. The secret, however, lies in the way of preparing. First, we wait some time, ten years for example. Meat should be stale and rotten. Next we have to coat meat with chocolate, sugar and other sweets. The dish ready for serving! It's called Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira
IT'S UNFORGIVABLE TO TURN MASTERPIECE INTO ANOTHER STUPID ECCHI. Yes, weak, unoriginal, boring, full of cliché, copying the most common schemes of low-budget so-called comedies aimed for showing boobs, stupid ecchi! The only missing japanese fetish are catgirls. What we have here? Lolicon - yes, meido - yes, incest - yes, yuri - yes, yaoi - yes of course, even that! So, what is original in this OAV? Characters from When They Cry series. Because Higu Kira can only dream of the original joke or witty humour. Everything is stereotyped, and in addition made in the worst possible quality. During the show I didn't smile even once. But my desktop has gained some new dents! I did it myself, with my forehead!
To be honest, first EP of Kira has only one highlight. When they stopped to show us boobs, pants and other fanservice, we got quite a successful parody of typical Higurashi schemes. But this scene took about three minutes, so it will not affect on the verdict.
Maybe if they made a hard hentai instead of ecchi-half measures, new Higurashi would be watchable. But DEEN wouldn't do this, they haven't any balls. And they are unlikely to have balls in the future, because second episode of Kira promises to be pseudo-mahou shoujo.
I wish to watch ecranization of alternative arcs from console-versions of visual novel instead of this. I think the fans have approved it so much warmer than... This thing. But in the era of moeblob and fanservice, it's nothing more than wishful thinking.
PS: I know it's more like emotional gibberish of fanboy in mourning, but Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira doesn't deserve the factual review. read more
Sep 5, 2011
Alright now for the review. It actually has that higurashi feel to it, so it's not complete BS. K and the Soul Brothers are here(returning from Rei) and while Kei is complaining about losing those punishment games, the Soul Brothers! encourage him into winning and they imagine all these kind've of things if they win with each female character(Takano Miyo was my favorite;D).
The animation is the best out of all the series and the imaginations they have are just funny as hell.
I am a little disappointed in how Eiko Shimamiya hasn't sung the Op, but I guess she can't do every one. Right, the Op and Ed are really different compared to Rei in the more happy, joyful way so... well yeah thats that ( I honestly liked the others better).
But all in all, i thought this was pretty decent and can't wait to see what embarassing situations they have ready to show us next.
[Ep 2 Edit]
Ummm, alriight... the 2nd ep has what all the 1st ep haters were screaming for, No Fanservice! Just a complete mess really. So they killed the fanservice and turned it into a elementary school magical girl story. And well it just sucked. It starts out with Rika and Satoko dreaming and landing in another world. Then "Tokyo Magika" wreaks havoc on Hinamizawa and a foggy mist which confuses everyone besides those two makes everyone crazy and delusional. Rika and Satoko somehow deal with that and then what? A Giant Monster appears and its mahou shoujo Rika time! How original!(Well it wasn't as if i was expecting something original from that story) Not interesting at all and it makes you feel like you just wasted 30 precious minutes of your life.(Nope, there are no hot Takano Miyo scenes in this one...I actually think it ruined her image.)I Highly suggest you Skip this one, but continue on watching the others.
It looks like all of them will be a certain kind of genre, 1st was Fanservice, 2nd was Mahou Shoujo, and now the 3rd one will be romance. Yes finally! All the Keiichi and Mion couple lovers will have their dreams come true!! Or will it be with Shion? Who knows, we'll have to wait 'till the 3rd OVA comes out. read more
Aug 4, 2011
DEEN have an opportunity to make an OVA for Higurashi, one of my favourite series, and they make this... this... abomination. Maybe the three episode arc will be vaguely less disgusting but going off this first episode I don't even know why I should bother continuing to watch it.
Rei had a similar thing with a silliness fun episode at the start but the main difference is that while Rei's first episode is the fun times which are more reminiscent of the actual Higurashi series Kira's first ep is entirely dedicated to Keiichi and three minor characters (being totally OUT of character) just fantasising perverted things. I have a high tolerance for fanservice but I had to say Rika's rubbing of her bum on a window making ecchi noises really got to me, she's what - nine?
Higurashi fans will probably watch this simply because it's Higurashi, so will I, but that doesn't mean you'll enjoy it. Frankly, it'd be better off not existing. read more
Sep 12, 2011
On the Other hand. Type Moon is making a 10th Aniversary anime for the horror anime/LN Tsukihime and the Action Anime/LN Fate Stay Night. AND IT IS ALSO A COMEDY.
Talk about Double Standards people. People Slam Higurashi kira for not being serious. Carnival Phantasm is just as Serious as Kira. Get over it. For the 10th Anniversaries of Studios and Famous Serious anime the Animation Companies decided to do something Lighthearted.
So Why the Hate all on Kira? It is essentially doing the same thing as Carnival Phantasm. They both have Injokes and have Comedic Versions of the Characters.
Sure Kira is more Fanservice-y but then again, Higurashi wasn't an Eroge to begin with. People need to stop having double standards. The Art is Deen. The Characters are the same as if the first episode of arcs, before everything got serious happens. It is basically a break from all that is Serious. We have gotten Two long Series of Seriousness. Two Episodes of Relief and then a three episode serious arc. Fate Stay Night and Tsukihime have Two long serious Animes with now getting 14 episode of Relief (If you want to compare by 30 minutes then 7), which is more than Kira.
Take a Break people. Relax and don't take anything seriously, if you are hating on Higurashi Kira and loving Carnival Phantasm, you have double standards.
Oh yeah the Review. I liked it, it even parodied itself.
(P.S. Sorry about all the mentions of Carnival Phantasm and anything Type:Moon. Just had to point it out on this Rant/Review) read more
Feb 8, 2012
In short, if the intriguing story or the splatter-filled scenes from the original work are what you're after, you'll have to look elsewhere. But if you wish to take a further look at the peaceful and comic side of Hinamizawa and the lives of our original characters, this OVA is probably worth your time.
To make this review just a bit review-like, I'd like to say something about the actual properties in regard to which I was supposed to rate this OVA. 3 out 4 episodes can be considered pure comic relief, so the story exists mainly to make you laugh - a fait accompli, at least in my case. The final episode differs from the rest in this aspect, and has a slightly more meaningful plot, taking a little peak at the past of one of the characters. The art-style, animation and soundtrack are all satisfying at the least, given the genre. Characters are the same as in the previous works, though this time around we get to see more of their comical, playful and ordinary sides.
I myself enjoyed this piece, and in my opinion it provides a fitting sort of a continuation to the way things ended in Matsuribayashi-hen. It's nice to see how Rika and company get to finally enjoy a normal everyday life, after experiencing a hundred or so years of recurring death and violence.
Do recommend for all those wishing to see more of the "ordinary", serene Hinamizawa, or simply have a good laugh.
Aug 20, 2011
First off Story:4
I gave the story for episode one a 4 because well it was a bunch of guys fantasizing about girls doing very seductive things to themselves or eachother.
The art in this was fantastic it fits with the more light-hearted feeling of this series OVA. It was fantastic a.lthough I didn't really wanna see Rika do "THAT" in this style but whatever.
The sound and music is what you would come to expect of Higurashi beautiful. The music is like the art style happier and more fun filling. Fitting with the new enviroment of the show.
It really just potrayed all characters has "All men are perverts"
It was funny and entertaing I can't wait for Ep.2. I liked how it all went. Some of the fantasy's will either leave you disturbed or in a concussion from falling off your seat laughing so hard and you hit your head especially "THAT" part.
It was enjoyable it felt like a nice editon to Higurashi to make it funny. I loved it wanna see episode 2 coming out next month can't wait. read more
Oct 1, 2011
I have to admit I REALLY didn't like the first episode. It made me cringe a little bit and for a long time I considered not continuing with the OVA at all. I won't turn this review into ranting about why I didn't appreciate the first episode (I think the other reviews do that quite successfully)
However, I actually really enjoyed the second episode. I know a lot of people are saying that they don't appreciate the 'magical girl' or 'mecha' storyline but I felt it was a very clever parody of the world that Rika was used to fighting in.
The reason I enjoyed this episode so much was just little things more than anything. Mostly how tiresome 'alternate' Rika found it all and of course, the usual suspects being the 'masterminds' (Takano, I'm looking at you).
Of course, I can't give it any more than a 4 since my absolute adoration of the original Higurashi seasons would not allow me. I enjoyed the episode, but in the end, it is still not in classic Higurashi style (death, murder, mystery) but Rika is still her old self which I'm very glad to see after how she was portrayed in the first episode.
The next episode looks slightly more sensible... but we will have to see. read more
Oct 5, 2011
Now, before any hardcore-Higurashi-fans get up in my business, I want to say that I don’t hate Kira in anyway… It’s just… Well, Kira just isn’t the same ol’ Higurashi to me. I know, I know… the series is over… We’ve gotten a conclusion (or have we? ;D) in Kai (season two, for those who don’t know). These OVAs are just OVAs… I understand…
But… what happened to the grit? Where’s the gore? What happened to Higurashi?
Well, I think it’s time to review this thing…
Fan-service, fan-service, fan-service!! Other than that… Ho-hum. Two episodes have aired so far, and all they had was fan-service… For instance: our lovely Rena dripping pudding on her maid-costume and a cat-eared, magical-girl Rika. There isn’t any story, though… I mean, at least the last OVA got to its point by the second episode! If this OVA has a point, it better make it… because two episodes in and all I’ve seen are alternate worlds full of dream-sequences and fan-service. Indeed, the fan-service is nice… However, what happened to Higurashi? Instead of a young-man brutally beating two girls to death with a baseball bat, like in season one, I’m seeing a magical cat-girl? Seriously...
The art… wow… It’s been extremely updated even since the last OVA. I mean, just how it’s animated is even better! Character-design has definitely improved, although Keiichi looks a little… too grown-up. Still, compared to where the art started in Higurashi to where we are now in Kira, it’s come a LONG way.
I love the OP, but it just doesn’t fit Higurashi at all! Remember all the other OPs? They were all pretty creepy, or at least fit the show. Remember the very first OP in Higurashi? I do… I can remember seeing Rena holding her axe-thing, which would give me chills… Now, Rena is bopping her head to a song going, “Happy! Lucky! Dochi! Yes, yes, yes!” It’s like the song belongs in K-ON!, or if the K-ON! girls sang an OP for The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya… Honestly now, it just doesn’t work for Higurashi! Again, I love the song, because it’s extremely cute (and goddamn catchy!), but still. The ED isn’t any different… Well, it isn’t quite as “poppy,” but you’ll see what I mean. It’s just too cute.
Even though this isn’t the good ol’ Higurashi we once knew and loved, the Characters pretty much remain the same. I mean, they aren’t killing each other like in the days old (the good old days), but rather have a comedic approach to everything that happens. And, they’re throwing us a lot of fan-service, as I said ;)
I’m sorry, but I just don’t enjoy this… Yea, it’s cute. So what? If I wanted to watch something cute, wouldn’t I just watch some moe-blob anime or something? I’ve watched Higurashi for the awesome yet disturbing story, but that aspect seems to have left. Now it’s just… cutesy crap. I’ve been seriously disappointed with this OVA, and I think most ACTUAL Higurashi fans (fans of the story… as for all I know, they might have enjoyed this OVA, unlike me) would agree that Kira just doesn’t live up to the Higurashi name…
It sucks that I have to rate this so low, but it's the cruel, cruel fate of a company trying to milk a name. I actually wanted to rate it lower, but perhaps I'm just too nice... as my average rating for it was a 5/10... I hope there's somebody out there who can enjoy this, as I did not...
With that, I say, “Eat my… HOMEMADE CURRY!”* and farewell.
*A line from episode two…
Sep 29, 2011
Higurashi got hung up on making unnecessary OVAs since Rei. And with Rei, they still managed to squeeze in some of the trademark blood and gore, while Kira is like an endless pool party with swan costumes.
I, the Higurashitard I am, would have to call this demeaning. Both for the watcher and the maker. Alas, I felt my IQ dropping second after second while watching this abomination.
Ignoring the fact that this OVA might be the most ridiculous thing made in Japan since Mars of Destruction, there's a great chance of it being a potent laxative. Only it works reversely. You see, when taking a laxative, you defecate uncontrollably, but when taking a Kira, you vomit uncontrollably. Rejoice, bulimics!
And the ecchi part? Who gets off on Rika scrubbing the windows with her ass? Seinen watchers? Ok. Seinen watchers. Are seinen watchers a majority of Higurashi fans? NO.
In the end of the first section, I must (quite unexpectedly) recommend you not to watch this if you have watched Higurashi before. Or you will end up as I have. Writing schizophrenic reviews and mounting up the hate of all children who are members of MAL and love Hauuuu~ (who, oh lucky, lucky, happy, go, go, changes her cry to Hanyuu~ and comes off retarded).
Now, to the music part!
Why give it even a 6 I asked myself? And then I realized I still have a shred of objectivity left somewhere in my body.
The OST of Kira consist of happy-go-lucky songs which you can hear in anime such as Pokemon or Cardcaptor Sakura (DO NOT THINK I HATE THOSE, I love 'em ), but it just doesn't fit the Higurashi profile.
Also, I expected Eiko to sing the OP and anNina the ED, what I got was a bunch of muffled children voices.
Hope for the worst, expect living hell. read more
Aug 2, 2011
In short, Kira is about one thing only: excessive fanservice. So far I've watched only one episode of Kira but for me that's quite enough to already draw conclusions on the whole OVA. It's ludicrous. It starts with Keiichi and the soul brothers (Irie, Tomitake, Oishi) fantasising about the girls. Okey, fair enough but hang on something's wrong... Oishi, who's an older man working with the police starts to think about the ways in which Keiichi could humiliate them. Like telling Rika to clean a window with her... bottom, or forcing Satoko to wash his back. Alright, I thought that that was as far as they're gonna go. I though WTF a police officer fantasising about a 12 year old girl? I was wrong. Before I knew it I was watching something completely different. Fanservice turned into mindless incest when the soul brothers pictured Shion licking Mion's boobs while they shouted "BANZAAAI". Yes that's right. I never knew a day would come when we'd see the twin sisters engaging in sexual activities. From there on it was a downward spiral, no female character was spared. Even Hanyuu (Goddess, reincarnation of Oyashiro-sama) was turned into a sexual subject.
After that the series shot itself in the head. Literally. As if the crazy fanservice wasn't enough, they made fun of the Hinamizawa syndrome turning into some kind of a sexual addiction. Apparently if you think about women in a lewd way, you will develop the "True Hinamizawa Syndrome". What the fuck. That's something that would fit into an eroge series but for christ sakes not an anime that started out as Horror/Psychological. Just what the fuck did the studio try to achieve with that?
Also I know that this was in the original VN but there was no need to visualise this. I don't mind a bit of humor and a slight bit of fanservice but Kira has taken it to a completely new level. They could have made an OVA similar to the Nekogoroshi-Hen special but no, instead they decided to fuck the series up - completely.
All in all, Higurashi Kira is a messed up pile of stinking fanservice and cleavage shots. Story here is nonexistent, art is medicore, sound's alright but the opening looks like it was taken from Lucky Star (WTF is "dochy"?), characters... I pity them and you won't get any enjoyement watching this. Unless you're planning to masturbate throughout the episode. read more
Sep 28, 2011
What's worse is the so called fan service is, in my assessment, impossible to get off to. You get to see Shiyon covered in deserts which her sister licks them off of her, but it's not done in an erotic way.Everything is suggested (though not even in an erotic fiction kind of way) and next to nothing is shown. The school teacher poses for a still life where K draws her ass (don't worry she's fully clothed T T). Maybe the best you can hope to enjoy is watching Rika scrub a window with her ass cheeks. And trust me it's not even as good as it sounds.
What's still worse is the last ten minutes or so, seem to want to establish some kind of ham-handed plot for the ovas which is sure to fill more time with ridiculous exposition. I don't think this write up does enough to say how terrible this OVA was. Suffice it to say it's enough to make insects cry. read more
Sep 1, 2011
Story - 8
Although it's basically unrelated to happenings of the actual - at the lack of a better term - "timeline" to Higurashi no naku Koro ni, it gives a fun and comedic spin off. Some may not like this because they want more questions answered, and honestly, I think they all were (play the game!). I must admit that I do miss some of those mysteries, but it's time for some fun. At some parts you'll laugh until you are lacking in air, at least I did. This ojii-chan is not a big ecchi fan as well, but to this I proudly say "nipaー☆".
Art - 10
Auuu~ DEFINITELY improved. Kai made it better especially, but with nowadays technology and animation skills - kanpeki na no desu!
Sound - 10
Soundtrack, amazing as always, adding a nice touch to the comedic tragedy of Keiichi's failure of a life and everything else. Voice actors, of course, very fitting as usual. Opening and ending, a great twist the the usual "kowai"-ness, giving us some "kawaii". Plus, Happy! Lucky! Dochy! is way too catchy.
Characters - 10
I must say this must be the one of the only series I've seen in which I love almost all the characters (Ooishi, go die.). And I'm going to take Satoshi-kun home.
Enjoyment - 10
Overall - 10
Afterall, this is probably the last Higurashi work: EVER. Why not make it fun, kana? As I said, there's still more to go, so don't start rejecting it completely yet. And you ask, why continue? Because unless your a reincarnation of Oyashiro-sama and can tell if it'll be bad in the future, you should continue.
Or else you'll make a certain purple God very angry.... read more
Jul 25, 2011
Mar 5, 2012
The series of disasters have ended, Rika and everyone else is safe. I think they’ve earned some fun! I would strongly suggest watching the first OAV before watching this or you will be lost during the first episode. Also, please remember that even Higurashi Ni had some fan-service moments. By no means will the viewer be constantly bombarded with images of bouncing boobs. I only counted less than ten for the entire four episodes. The biggest (no pun intended) offender was Shion.
If you enjoy bouncing back and forth between genres like I do, if you enjoy the occasional harem anime (as long as the fan-service isn’t crazy gratuitous), and if you are not a complete purist, you will enjoy this anime. Just take it in the spirit it was intended… a fun watch. This probably won’t be your favorite anime, and if you think harem animes are horrible, if you only stick to one genre, and if you want to see an anime where everyone has a fun time then someone dies, go re-watch the first or second season.
This installment of Higurashi is much more episodic than any of the others. None of them have anything to do with the previous episode. However, they each tell a story. The best story-telling episode (and the least humorous) was the fourth one. Except for the first episode (which was funny but I really couldn’t tell what the heck was going on), each episode had a different story to tell and told it rather well I thought.
The art was a little more “cutsie” than some of the other Higurashi installments and I did have a few problems with one of the characters from the fourth episode, but all in all, it was standard Deen art, absolutely beautiful. I loved how clean the lines were in this one!
The sound fit the anime quite well. The opening and ending songs were VASTLY different from any other Higurashi, but, then again, so was this installment! Both songs were catchy and I can’t get the opening song out of my head! I loved the piano music that came in at certain points and the sound was certainly up to Higurashi standards.
The main characters haven’t changed one bit. Keiichi is still a perverted dependable guy (lol), Rena and Rika are the same, Mion and Shion don’t change. If you haven’t watched the first OAV you will not get the conduct of the Chief Inspector, Irea, and the photographer that I am not looking up a name for. The grandmother gets a truly adorable part that had me almost crying with laughter.
I truly enjoyed this anime. Just don’t start watching this expecting classic Higurashi. This is just everyone having a good time, beginning to grow up, and looking back on the past and acknowledging their long, hard journey for what it was, worth it.
Oct 24, 2011
Then I heard the opening...
That was enough to make me think thing's were bad, but I kept going none the less. Surely this would just be a nicer, somewhat happier set of episodes, maybe discussing all the good things that happened after Kai finished up, maybe a genuinely funny set of episodes, kinda like Rei's first and last episodes.
It wasn't. It was echii, all the way, and not the funny way. I don't know about other people, but when I sit down to watch anime about death and murder, I expect somebody to die!
Having completed the first, I progressed to the second, hoping that it would be better, and it was... I actually laughed a couple of times. But still, bring back the death and violence damnit! We want Higurashi, not some echii mahou shoujo anime! read more
Dec 30, 2011
This is an OVA to the popular and thoroughly enjoyable Higurashi anime series. I was utterly disappointed with Kira. Nothing in Kira even remotely made any sense and it seems to be just full of fan-service and parodies of the original Higurashi series. Now don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against fan-service. I welcome them with open arms as long as they make the anime more interesting. But in Kira, it is completely disgusting and it adds no value to the Higurashi series and in fact insulted each of the lovely cast.
Seriously, this anime is as bad as having gay scenes mixed together with magical girls. I know what you are saying. “WTF that was completely unnecessary and this is just an exaggeration to defame the anime. Now I can’t get the image out of my mind. Screw you!”. Well actually, Kira DOES have a gay scene and transforming mahou shoujos battling bad guys.
Yes, this is true, stop rechecking to see if you have read wrongly.
Now lets revise the plot (lol*) of each episode shall we? No this is not considered ‘SPOILERS’ because you are never going to have to waste precious seconds of your life to watch this piece of sh*t.
Episode One: Protagonist Keiichi contracts the ‘true Hinamizawa syndrome’ and becomes a delusional pervert. Mion fires a friggin’ AK-47 almost point blank at him and all six billion shots misses. He successfully escapes. Thankfully, Keiichi, who we at this point have no idea whether he’s in a delusion or not, finds himself in a classroom alone with three middle-aged men who smiles evilly as they corner Keiichi and closes in on him. Keiichi screams. The episode finishes. It won’t take an Einstein to theorize what had happenned to Keiichi. However, the million-dollar question is: Will Keiichi survive the gang rape? Well, I guess we’ll find out in Episode Two, wont we?
Episode Two: Nope! Apparently this whole chapter is about two lovely little girls transforming into magical girls to save their friends as they battle a gay giant nail-ripper monster. Gee, this completely ruined the heart-wrenching moment when Shion was forced to pull out three of her nails to save the one she loves earlier in the Higurashi series. What was meant to be one of the most iconic moments of the Higurashi anime to represent the sacrificial spirit of the character was crushed, diced, and flushed down the toilet along with the other crap.
I guess the producers thought that the fans will be satisfied with scantily-clad little girls, nurse and teacher as well as the gay scene for the 10th anniversary commemoration of Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni. “Fans good! Fan-service good! We give good fans good fan-service! We good!” And then the director goes >:0 WHOA THIS IS THE BEST FRIGGIN’ IDEA EVER FOR A 10th ANNIVERSARY! LET’S DO IT !
Here’s a slight rundown. (According to MAL)
Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni #84
Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Kai #44
Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Rei #639
Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Kira #4859
The series is still airing? Don’t give me that bullcrap.
Nothing about this anime is remotely funny and as a Higurashi title, it completely fails. Heck, I even enjoyed Rei because it still had an actual arc that actually made it INTERESTING and WATCHABLE. Kira? Yea right. More like Kill Us.
Now for the ACTUAL REVIEW. This anime is utter genius and it really expresses the human emotion well along with the unexpected twists and-…pfft BWAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAH SOMEBODY HELP ME THE PAIN WON’T GO AWAY! TOO RIDICULOUS! TOO MUCH BULLSH*TTERY! GAH!
Kira does not deserve a serious review from me. It should not even count as a Higurashi title.
Warning: MAJOR SPOILERS but this may help suppress your murderous intention to harm the producers and director of this anime. Kira dies! OK? Kira dies in a completely different anime that involves a notebook. All right? Calm down!
And if you liked this anime, I apologise. But remember, succumbing to ecchi is never anything to be ashamed of. However, I still curse the existence of this anime as the innocence of the original Higurashi series is tainted. read more
Dec 12, 2011
As a side note the previews for the last OVA file look to be more serious and explore Rika's past with Hanyu. read more
Feb 8, 2012
Apr 20, 2012
If you enjoyed this dreadful smudge on the Higurashi name, there is something seriously wrong with you. If you want fanservice, there are plenty of other outlets out there, far more decent than this tripe. If you want magical girls, by all means, go watch Sailor Moon or Tokyo Mew Mew, or maybe even Madoka Magica. Hell, if you're looking for a fanservicey magical girl show maybe Cutie Honey or something will do the trick. If you want something with a decent plot and a cast of characters more shallow than the kiddie pool on a cold winter's night, then stay very, very clear of this nonsense. read more
Sep 5, 2011
I loved this series because it had some brains in it's creation, filled with mystery and unpredictable twists and turns, but this was just awful, the story didn't even hold up or make any sense, watching this as if it has nothing to do with the series.