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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei Episode 2 Discussion

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04-04-09, 10:33 AM

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I seriously liked this episode it was somewhat scary when Rena I mean Reina screamed to Rika...
Can't wait for next episode and some more explanations for everything that happened
 
04-04-09, 1:06 PM

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ukonkivi said:

Also, I'm starting to think this "Rei" in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni will center around REIna. As in Ryuugu Reina. Who appears to not have changed her name to Rena yet.

I disagree. Rei can mean soul or ghost. I think it's refering to how deep in the past this takes place...but perhaps we'll find out in episode 3! Gah, monthly?? I can't handle this!!

And Reina is scary as hell in this! "What mutilated corpse incident?!"
LOL, soooo awesome.

I agree with everyone else - Keiichi NEEDS to be in this, or I'll be severely disappointed. I'll be quite happy if Satoshi can manage to survive though. Not sure why I have my doubts about that...

AWESOME episode!!
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04-04-09, 1:22 PM

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Rei means gratitude. Hence why the English translation of the title is When They Cry Gratitude.
 
04-04-09, 1:47 PM

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Yes, but it also means soul... (along with about 100 other things, lol - zero, example, companion, person (in a more vague sense than hito), ghost, etc,etc)
I think in all likelihood if there was a double meaning to the title, that would be the reference :-) That's just my personal thought though.
 
04-04-09, 2:38 PM

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Wow, that accident part reminds me of these stupid comedy shows for some reason. ._. It was just... yeah, really lame. Me and my friend can't stop making jokes about it. You could just see it coming. XD Oh well, I still love my Higurashi. The rest of the episode was great, as expected. <3 But God, that accident part... okay okay, I'll stop about it. <_< Glad to see that we're not the only one who found that funny though. ^^

Also, (huge spoiler, don't read unless you want to know what'll happen)
 
04-05-09, 12:55 AM

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damn just when you think you've won, they change the game on you, how will rika win this new scenario???
the only way to stop a gamer from playing is either: beat them, or wait until they get bored (though 2% percent suffer seizures
 
04-06-09, 6:23 AM

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The second episode was nothing like the first one. PHEW. I was scared there for a second.

Btw am I the only one who jumped when Rika was asking Rena about the mutilated bodies incident, and Rena turned around and her face twisted in anger?
 
04-06-09, 7:17 AM

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Oh shi-, what's happening D:
 
04-06-09, 4:39 PM

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Someone know if there's an english translation of the visual novel, and if yes where to find it?

Awesome episode.
Tough it made me laugh when the old lady told Rika that she is young, she's way older than her xD.

I have so many speculation to what's happening, I haven't fell like that since I saw the TV series, good stuff.

Am I wrong if I remember Hanyu telling Rika that she could revive her one last tiime at the end of kai? That if she couldn't beat Takano this time it would have been the end for her?
It all get me to think that either Rei is Rika's nightmare who didn't died by the accident or that Hanyu did sometime at the last second, either send her in a random world before she got hit by the truck or either pushed her limit and revived Rika one last time at a high cost, I don't hope her life.
 
04-06-09, 5:37 PM

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Embah said:
Do want:
RenaReina?'s scary face




That cool? :P
Get it bigger here
 
04-06-09, 5:44 PM

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BakaOnna said:
Rei means gratitude. Hence why the English translation of the title is When They Cry Gratitude.


Rei means this, Rei means that, I'm bored to hear all those who think they are right when they don't even know for sure if they are.

Rei can mean a lot of things, a word in japanese doesn't have only one meaning, context can change it as well as how it is written (Yeah you can write a word differently with the same pronounciation and they will means differents thing).

I'm still wondering where to get the visual novel, that suck =/.
 
04-07-09, 3:47 AM

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woah so a completly peaceful world, i cant imagine this~~


 
04-07-09, 5:14 AM

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I honestly found this episode kinda' boring. Which is surprising, because I even liked the Akasaka arc...
 
04-07-09, 7:07 AM

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AmaiKawaii said:
Rei can mean soul or ghost.

Yep. I'm definitely aware of that. That was probably one of the first words I ever looked up in Japanese.

Even if it has nothing to do with it, I still think it's very interesting that on Higurashi Rei Rena is still called Reina.

The ominousness of this arc still hasn't left me.D: I think I'm probably more scared of this peaceful seeming arc than of any other arc. We lost EVERYTHING and have just enough time for everything to WORSE than they ever have.

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04-07-09, 10:39 AM

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there we go, this was the higurashi i have always loved. nice setup and plenty of variables already starting. and it seems we may get to see psycho rena again :D so scary.
 
04-07-09, 11:23 AM

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I believe I already know why she's in that world. ._. Ah well, I still really enjoyed the episode.. Even though it's kinda boring without Keiichi there.. and why aren't Satoko and Rika friends ~ T-T?

And the title 'Rei' got nothing to do with the arcs. Believe me.. :\.. Well..

But still, it's not like Rena is the main character or something. It's just 'cause the bad things didn't happen, like, she probably didn't even leave Hinamizawa, so she didn't get the feeling that Oyashiro-sama followed her. O:
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04-07-09, 6:06 PM

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NO CONFUSION!
Only thing is how Rika is going going to solve this...in those new settings.
Explanations of how things might be is to be said yet.
 
04-08-09, 5:09 AM

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RyuuguuRenaz0r said:
Even though it's kinda boring without Keiichi there..

And Ooishi. And Irie. And Tomitake. And Akasaka. :(((
 
04-08-09, 7:26 AM

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It was an ok episode, except for how Rika died.

The scene with Rena's scary face was just Rika's imagination because it's what she was expecting i think. Just like after her accident when the doctor came in and she thought it was Irie.
 
04-08-09, 9:01 AM

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maxime1007 said:
Someone know if there's an english translation of the visual novel, and if yes where to find it?


I'm wondering too!
 
04-08-09, 3:38 PM

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The way Rika died was rather dumb but that can be forgiven for the suspense that's building up!
 
04-08-09, 4:48 PM

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Permidian said:

The scene with Rena's scary face was just Rika's imagination because it's what she was expecting i think. Just like after her accident when the doctor came in and she thought it was Irie.


Yeah that what I thought too...I guess nobody's going crazy in this timeline but who knows, we'll see.
 
04-09-09, 10:20 PM

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Cruel fate!

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Yeah that what I thought too...I guess nobody's going crazy in this timeline but who knows, we'll see.

Except maybe Rika -- though probably not murderously.
 
04-10-09, 5:04 PM

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Alpha_522 said:
Permidian said:

The scene with Rena's scary face was just Rika's imagination because it's what she was expecting i think. Just like after her accident when the doctor came in and she thought it was Irie.


Yeah that what I thought too...I guess nobody's going crazy in this timeline but who knows, we'll see.


I think it's Rika that will go crazy in this timeline because of things being so different than what she has been used to since like forever. she's already starting to get paranoid, she is gonna lose it and go all psycho imo...
 
04-10-09, 5:26 PM

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thats why rika should listen to hanyuu before the accident happens... then goes back to the other world year 1985 i guess... XD
 
04-11-09, 1:24 PM

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Basically, everyone did everything right from the start so there was "nothing" to beat. But now that she's thrown into a world in which she's lost. She knows nothing of what will come and she has no true friends anymore. She even lost her best friend.

So yeah, I think I agree with people here in something. Rika is likely going through the same process Keiichi went in the very first arc. So likely, the flash of Rena going psycho was likely all in Rika's head, the same way Keiichi pictured Rena and Mion as crazy.

 
04-11-09, 9:01 PM

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What actually happened is....



I read up on all the arcs from the games, that's what it said
Hidden Moonlight

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04-11-09, 10:19 PM

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I'll start with my first intriguing, yet "dumb" question: Why hasn't Rika tried to communicate with Hanyu? Or rather, why hasn't Hanyu shown her self yet in this "different" world?
By the way, whose that woman who's beside Rika (in the previw for the 3rd OVA and in the ED)? Frederica Bernkastel or her mother?

I remember hearing something about her being in a comma or something in Rei, so I presume that all of "this" is happening in her head (meaning that she didn't die when she got got hit by that truck), while she's in this "world" (comma).
I don't think that that's the case though...
Anyway, the Mystery's starting to get me more into it! :D
 
04-12-09, 6:22 AM

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I think I must be one of the few who didn't laugh at Rika getting slammed by a truck after the, "Yay, life!" line. x_x That just *sucked* so bad I wanted to face plant into my keyboard.

Great episode. I think I'm in the camp of those who think Rika hallucinated Re/Reina's psycho glitch. :)

One thing that confused me (I'm probably mixing up plot points/not remembering correctly) - if there is no Hinamizawa syndrome, wouldn't...



Not really a spoiler, since I'm assuming everyone who's watching this has seen the past arcs, but just in case..
 
04-12-09, 9:10 AM

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I have no idea where this is going. Rika is stuck in a new world where everything is fine...well almost. I need to know why Reina made that horrible face when Rika asked about the mutilated corpse, but we all have to wait for the next episode, impatiently. D:
 
04-12-09, 6:34 PM

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I have no idea where this is going. Rika is stuck in a new world where everything is fine...well almost. I need to know why Reina made that horrible face when Rika asked about the mutilated corpse, but we all have to wait for the next episode, impatiently. D:
She didn't, Rika's just paranoid. Look at Higurashi's very first arc for a similar case. (Keiichi pictures Rena and Mion with those same exact expressions)

And for Kurichan: if you listen to Rena's whole conversation, she talks about how Satoko and her foster dad (remember her mother remarries into the Houjo household) are getting along better and working their differences. So yes, Satoko's parents are alive, and that goes for Rika's parents as well (since it was Takano who killed Rika's parents).

 
04-13-09, 2:55 PM

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This episode was ALOT more intresting then the first one. A new world, Hell yeah
 
04-14-09, 12:56 AM

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(remember her mother remarries into the Houjo household)


I had completely forgotten that. Thanks!
 
04-15-09, 7:45 AM

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Leon-Gun said:
milky-manga said:
I have no idea where this is going. Rika is stuck in a new world where everything is fine...well almost. I need to know why Reina made that horrible face when Rika asked about the mutilated corpse, but we all have to wait for the next episode, impatiently. D:
She didn't, Rika's just paranoid. Look at Higurashi's very first arc for a similar case. (Keiichi pictures Rena and Mion with those same exact expressions)


I guess it's similar to the first arc, but even with that in mind you can't prove that she is going crazy. It would be a great twist though! The fact that not only did she see Reina's face change but also assumed the doctor was Irie is another big hint.
 
04-15-09, 12:01 PM

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milky-manga said:
Leon-Gun said:
milky-manga said:
I have no idea where this is going. Rika is stuck in a new world where everything is fine...well almost. I need to know why Reina made that horrible face when Rika asked about the mutilated corpse, but we all have to wait for the next episode, impatiently. D:
She didn't, Rika's just paranoid. Look at Higurashi's very first arc for a similar case. (Keiichi pictures Rena and Mion with those same exact expressions)


I guess it's similar to the first arc, but even with that in mind you can't prove that she is going crazy. It would be a great twist though! The fact that not only did she see Reina's face change but also assumed the doctor was Irie is another big hint.
Pretty much. I think this time it might just be pure psychological stress rather than the oft. mentioned Hinamizawa Syndrome.

 
04-17-09, 3:52 AM

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New world ? '

Keiichi is not in Hinamizawa, Rena's parents did not divorce, the dam project was resolved smoothly, and neither Satoko nor Rika's parents died. However the club never formed, meaning Rika has no friends, Hanyū is absent, Rika isn't revered as the reincarnation of Oyashiro and the village will soon sink underwater. What is going to happen ? What is the reason she returned to June 1983 in this condition ?

This is become very interesting !
 
04-19-09, 10:57 AM

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woah, this ep was so much better than the last!!!
I loved it! XD
 
04-21-09, 8:29 PM

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Rika can't call Hanyuu...
 
04-23-09, 12:16 AM

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i disagree The last episode was way better because they had the soul brother
 
04-23-09, 1:20 AM

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Yeah,
Its all good.
 
04-23-09, 3:25 AM

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And we're back to the 'what the hell is happening?'. It's finally starting to feel like Higurashi again.
 
04-24-09, 6:09 AM

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hiddenmoonlight said:
What actually happened is....



I read up on all the arcs from the games, that's what it said

If this is true, I just lost a lot of respect for Higurashi.
 
04-24-09, 8:51 AM

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Foggle said:
hiddenmoonlight said:
What actually happened is....



I read up on all the arcs from the games, that's what it said

If this is true, I just lost a lot of respect for Higurashi.


Yeah, me too... That popped into my mind as well. And...



 
04-26-09, 9:11 AM

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This was a really interesting episode. It evidently served mostly to present information about the world Rika is in, but it made it was some pretty good build-up for what is to come. I have high expectations for this arc
 
04-27-09, 2:28 PM

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Seems like Rika found herself in the most boring world.
Well, that doesn't mean this episode was boring. It was actually pretty nice. WTF's going on? :3
 
04-29-09, 7:48 PM

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i know... XD
damn wheres the third episode? T____T
 
04-30-09, 9:03 AM

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At least it got a bit creepy (Rena's scary face ftw! ^^).....the first episode made me almost cry, because of otaku-pleasing moe shit (What the hell with "Keichii's little brother?!").... hope it'll get a bit more violent in the next eps.....
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04-30-09, 1:24 PM

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whoa, I was missing all that mindscrew! xD but seriously, I'm really confused on this one, lots of strange stuff I wasn't expecting. Also, Rena face FTW! her face was ok, what scared me was her voice xP

I was sad when that truck came in, really. All those months watching the 1st and 2nd seasons, getting to know the story, and now some random truck kills her owo.

 
05-03-09, 1:38 AM

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Could anyone provide a download/torrent link, or at least a site where I can find it? (But not Tokyosho, got problems with the page...)
 
05-04-09, 8:18 PM

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Comments made while watching:

-"Ill grind your eyelids off with a file." Considering some of the ways people have died in this series...that almost isnt funny.

-Girls stop sexually harassing Keiichi.

-Ok so this IS a sequel to season 2 then, ignore the related comments I made in my episode 1 post.

-Oh no Rika is trying to kill people again.

-Seems I may have been wrong as well about this being a comedy anime based on watching the first episode...as I said in the last two seasons..."Shit has hit the fan."

-Rika's got to get used to dying having consequences.

-Wait she didnt get hit by a truck did she...oh shit....

-So she has to relive that hell again...ok Satoko for the love of God...stay away from your dad.

-Yeah being hit by a baseball is the least of her worries now.

-No im not going to the clinic...the creepy lady is there!

-"Getting a head injury is quite scary." Lady you have NO idea.

-Oh yeah I forgot...each time she goes back something is different.

-"I heard he was a great doctor." Probably because he didnt try to murder his patients.

-No I dont EVER want a nurse like that to work here.

-So...maybe Rika got lucky and ended up in a time when nobody is trying to kill her...somehow im not quite ready to embrace that idea...

-Screw Keiichi...Shion isnt here either...NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

-They could easily turn this episode into an infomercial about why its a good idea to follow basic bicycle safety rules...I mean this all could have been prevented if she listened to the kami and slowed down.

-"Rena I leave you to escort Rika-chan home." Yeah and please try not to kill her on the way.

-So you mean to tell me that all the problems of the first two seasons could have been prevented if they just build the damn dam?!?

-Oh yeah I remember Oyashiro-sama...yay!

-OK...apparently Rena has a problem with the words "mutilated corpse incident."

-"What am I supposed to do in this world. Somebody tell me." Um...how about not die.

Post Episode Comments:

So it seems like my first impression based on episode 1 about this being a comedy spin off of the first two seasons with no relationship to the original plot was way off. Instead it seems like everything is all nice and fine in this new world...yeah like im gonna buy that. Money says Rena knows something (its obvious). Look forward to episode 3.


 
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