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Jun 12, 2009 1:56 PM

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AWHHHHHH, my baby Rika<3
Well the ending was very satisfying, I loved this anime overall.
I'm excited to start the second season. Rena is adorable still, ah~
I'd like tossing your salad.-"Yuru"/MMMKD
DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM MOTHERFUCKER?-SophieWophie<3
Jun 19, 2009 10:36 PM
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A surprisingly good ending for such a gruesome anime. I was going to finish a few other series up now, but I feel like I need to start Kai very badly now XD

And this is probably a stupid question, but were Rena's maggots real or was she hallucinating them?
Jun 23, 2009 12:26 PM
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Ah, where's my nice boat ending?
Jun 25, 2009 6:19 AM

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Sleepingeasy said:
I was expecting everyone to die, or at least get butchered. This was actually a nice ending, loved the hug :D

XD, just thing the same thing!
Deiciding his life style by rolling the dice.
Jul 11, 2009 12:25 PM

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A clichéd end to an otherwise great anime (did not like the roof fight)...

Well... still some things left to be explained in 2nd season, hoping for some closure there.
Jul 11, 2009 10:49 PM

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This is... the most FUBAR show I've watched since... well I don't even remember. And I love it. Well onto Kai now I guess.
Jul 13, 2009 1:25 AM

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That was my favorite arc of the show

I was like "oh fuck" as she puts out the gasoline

I was glad that Rika hasnt died this time

The end fight was so nice,the dialog between the two was very cool, ok at one point you know that they wont hurt each other.

The best end fight which I saw recently.
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Jul 17, 2009 12:07 PM
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9,10/10.

Enjoyed it.


Jul 17, 2009 5:46 PM

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Perfect 10, this is the only show that ever got me at a deep psychological level. I've always meant to finish watching this series and now I'm halfway there. So many questions, about a "parasite", and Rika's timeloop powers. Anyways, now it's understood why this show is put into "arcs", because of Rika.
Jul 31, 2009 6:46 PM

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I feel like ive just been mind f***ed. O well as long as it SEEMED like it ended well.
Aug 3, 2009 11:08 PM
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omg I loved the series so much
finished 26eps within 24hrs lol
I'm still confused tho.
gotta watch kai and finish that too
Aug 8, 2009 4:04 PM

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9 instead of 10 because of how confused I was when it ended. I hate anticlimatic endings.

Hope second season makes me feel better.
Aug 9, 2009 8:07 PM

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I assume that it's a infinite time loop or multiple universes. Rika seems to know everyting. At least, it explained most of the stuff. People scratch at their throats because they think they are infested with maggots or parasites. I don't know if this is true. I also don't know how everyone gets infected or goes crazy.
Aug 14, 2009 9:39 AM

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Sep 12, 2009 7:53 PM

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kaena said:
omg I loved the series so much
finished 26eps within 24hrs lol
I'm still confused tho.
gotta watch kai and finish that too

Just did the same thing ;P

Absolutely love the ending when they hugged and Rena started to cry (my eyes moised a bit) though a kiss in the moonshine would have been an even better (^_^)

Still it did not really explain what actually is going on, or why it would seem they all have to relive that month over and over again. With someone always going crazy, paranoid and berserking, leaving a bloodbath behind.

Hope the second season clears everything up, and have a happy ending =P
Sep 19, 2009 1:31 AM

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I loved this anime, very well done.
This episode was pretty intense, I didn't think that Rena would go Negotiator on us. But loved the hug at the end...wished they would of just kissed, jeeze.

But did the ending remind anyone else of Endless Eight?
Koizumi should pop up and start saying "We've entered an endless recursion of time!"

Anyways, I was planning on seeing everyone die, but glad they didn't.

Though, despite that, I loved the "Shion-going-crazy" arc. I don't know why. Shion is a BABE, too bad she went psycho in that arc, what a turn off. XD
Oct 6, 2009 3:55 PM

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Too many things that didnt make sense, but still enjoyable. 7/10.
Oct 9, 2009 10:47 PM
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It was a really lame ending, in my opinion. Things were going well until Keiichi got to the rooftop, and it went downhill extremely fast from there; the fight scene made me cringe. Rika's revelation at the end was interesting but at this point it is already quite clear she is fully aware of the time loop and it seems she has been for quite some time (possibly as far as when she predicted everyone's deaths, because she had experienced them before. (?)).

Anyway, compared to the previous arcs, which were the most brilliant things I had seen in anime so far, this one was quite a let down.
Oct 10, 2009 1:12 PM

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5 out of 5: Loved it! 100 76.92%

no way it was so childish for very dark Series :<

and the timing bomb stop at 00:00.1 that kids staff from B-movies the only good thing in the last epsode was the end whin rika show hir real face that was good
any way
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni time end

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai here i came :D
wish me nice nightmears |D
Oct 13, 2009 6:39 PM

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I found the story to hit my soft spot dead on, it encouraged the watcher to guess about the unexplained motivations and events. Much like a good novel.

I fell for every arc, each was like watching the show for the first time.
They had me at the end of each believing the story was related to a demon, then to Shion's obsession and coincidence, then to bad luck, then to parasites.

It seems like Rika is going to be the main protagonist in Kai, which I just can't wait to get into. Keiichi ended up being out of the loop and the vantage point was pretty dry after the first few cycles. And I just love when Rika speaks in her mature voice for some reason.
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Oct 21, 2009 9:08 PM

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10/10.

Added to my favorites :)

Time to watch Kai!
Nov 2, 2009 9:11 PM

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I am amazed at how well the arcs inter-mesh. The writers seem to have made a concerted effort to make sure none of the plots are contradictory. However remains one point that still offers a potential contraction(not to mention unanswered questions).

Takano's Death: who or what did they talk to? Zombie, Parasite clone,demon apparition? all of the options seem to require a fantasy or SciFi justification. Takano's walking dead state would seem to make it impossible for the writers to choose a purely realistic explanation justified with psychology. Can anyone see a way for them to get away with a real world ending?

("the coroner got it wrong" explanation is too easy, its a let down. As a rule none of the characters in this type of mystery can suggest the correct explanation(there must be a trope for this)).
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Nov 3, 2009 4:36 AM

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Dragnoer said:
I am amazed at how well the arcs inter-mesh. The writers seem to have made a concerted effort to make sure none of the plots are contradictory. However remains one point that still offers a potential contraction(not to mention unanswered questions).

Takano's Death: who or what did they talk to? Zombie, Parasite clone,demon apparition? all of the options seem to require a fantasy or SciFi justification. Takano's walking dead state would seem to make it impossible for the writers to choose a purely realistic explanation justified with psychology. Can anyone see a way for them to get away with a real world ending?

("the coroner got it wrong" explanation is too easy, its a let down. As a rule none of the characters in this type of mystery can suggest the correct explanation(there must be a trope for this)).


You'll be sooo surprise by the answer... about how well it's explained to the extent that it made sense.
Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Kai will explain everything.
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Nov 4, 2009 9:36 PM

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Awesome episode, I would almost go as far to say it's been the best of the series.
Great way to end it.


Nothing more to add. This series blew my mind. I'm gonna start acquiring the second season asap.
Nov 9, 2009 7:54 PM

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this anime brings out every reaction possable one second ur laughing ur ass off and the next ur jaw is droped in terror

this series was amazing I cant wait to see what happens in the 2nd season!!
Nov 23, 2009 10:57 PM

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I first expected rena to murder keichi brutally, then when they went for the final move I thought the hatchet on bat would cause a spark and ignite the gasoline vapors. I was suprised when neither happened, though the fact that Rena reversed the powers of the curse by realizing her wrongdoings is interesting, and i think it has something to do with the finnal solution to the mystery.

Im not sure if Rika is the one resseting everything because even though she remembers everything from all the arcs. she died in the third arc everything was still reset after that.

I think that the games they play at the beginning of each arc signal that the whole curse is like some sort of game.

Im off to take a break from this anime for a short time before i pick it up kai
AsunyanNov 23, 2009 11:01 PM
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Asu you're still a fragile flower... But its ok cause you're a beautiful flower!

花火花火花火 :D:D:D
Nov 26, 2009 4:22 AM

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One of the crappiest shows I've seen, I loved it as much as the next person, but then came the ending... The motherfucking ending!

THERE WASN'T ONE!

The plot didn't move, we didn't get any answers, nothing was concluded, it was just a big FUCK YOU, be sure to watch the next season of random killings featuring the same boring ass characters.

For a God damn show which was basicly just random short-stories strung together it's an epic fail to not conclude/explain everything in the finale.

On the account that the series never climaxed makes it a horrible waste of time.
and FYI, when the "conclusions" showed up in season 2 it was already too late, not mentioning the fact that they ruined everything with their far-fetched bullshit explanations about aliens and shit.

God I hate Higurashi.
Nov 27, 2009 10:14 PM

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Resident Evil 4 anyone?

lol

I still don't swallow the alien thinggy.
But the parasite plot I might accept.
Jan 3, 2010 5:03 AM

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Ee. That was a good ending~ To Kai!
10/10 for this season though :D It was awesome
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Jan 5, 2010 7:07 PM

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This show is so damn boring. It ended on a terrible note with me. Probably won't watch the second season.
Feb 8, 2010 12:59 PM

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omgf, it made mi cry this part rena x keiichi.
And end, the end during which started the same, but a different story caused me feel... strange, no. it's not that. it was really mysterious. Perpetual June.
and Rika, she's after that ending the most mysterious person in this anime. When she was fighting with Rena she said that she won't give up / won't commit the same mistake / didn't lose as it once was.
it's weird......really. but i liked it.
Mar 12, 2010 3:49 PM
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So when someone is targeted, they start hallucinating? In the first arc, Keii-chan thought they were going to inject him with something, when in fact she was just drawing on his arm?

And when they realize what they've done, time resets to the beginning? I think?
Mar 12, 2010 4:46 PM

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PURE WIN that is all...

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Mar 20, 2010 12:28 PM

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Rika at the end *~*

I really enjoyed it~
Mar 21, 2010 1:00 PM
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Hmm, well the last episodes redeemed this show somewhat.
The whole show gets a 7/10 from me. I guess I'll watch Kai, then.
Mar 31, 2010 9:35 PM

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This show is so damn boring. It ended on a terrible note with me. Probably won't watch the second season.


Lol, are you serious? I guess it's not for everyone...

The best part was where RIka said at the end "I will play with this again in this endless June"

So the truth is that time repeats itself, kind of like endless eight in Haruhi...

Amazing series!
Apr 15, 2010 11:27 AM

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haha what a great ending :-)

wait...i'm confused...
Sayonara,papa!


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Apr 16, 2010 8:08 PM

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If I didn't know there was a second season, I would've been sooo pissed >.<
Anyways, this was an excellent ending for a season. Rika is obviously in on mostly everything. She really impresses me... the ending was quite odd, though. It's like, the same thing happens over and over and over and some characters may get their memories from a past life (like Keichii) while other characters, like Rika, always remember the past. Cool.
Apr 22, 2010 9:40 AM

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The first and the last arc still don't make sense. The rest does... More or less. Guess I'll have to watch Kai someday. Anyway, I thought the ending was disappointing. It was a happy ending. Blegh. That's just sooo.... NOT Higurashi! O.o
Apr 23, 2010 9:00 AM
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Pretty good ending. A great anime. I was expecting something different though.
Apr 23, 2010 9:17 AM

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Awesome ending.
Especially the epic rooftop battle - loved it!
Still most questions stay unanswered, although now we have at least some idead about what it may be all about ^^.
Going for Kai now :D
I probably regret this post by now.
Apr 26, 2010 8:33 AM

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booooriiiing.
i've anjoyed the first arc. the second one was not so bad. but the rest... well, hearing the same story over and over all the time is not as interesting as i'd like it to be.

and don't even try to mumble that the story changed. it did, a bit, but still was just "ahmigawd, let's be friends! hey, something strange happened to (insert name here)! [intermission for some blood] oh no, they gonna kill us / we're all gonna die!!!" and some hopefully gore ending. i am not amused. it's not as gore as akira, not as psycho as evangelion, not as funny as maria holic and not nearly as cute as some other series. to me it makes a terrible mashup of genres.

i can't see what's so great about this show. i'm not saying it's awful, but it just doesn't work for me.
not watching next seasons, unless my higurashi-loving friends make me do it. or i have roo much time this summer. (doubt it).
...::never knows best::...
Apr 26, 2010 11:59 AM
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Guys, what the hell? Is killing, like, legal in Hinamizawa? =O I mean:
"I have a problem, what should I do?"
"Kill someone!"
"Good idea, I'll go get my hatchet! =D"
"Great! Have fun! =D"
...
=.=
May 17, 2010 9:55 AM

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Guys, what the hell? Is killing, like, legal in Hinamizawa? =O I mean:
"I have a problem, what should I do?"
"Kill someone!"
"Good idea, I'll go get my hatchet! =D"
"Great! Have fun! =D"
...
=.=


Lol^

I wonder what would have happened if light was the detective instead of ooishi

Epic Mind Fight

Also maggots falling from rena was AWESOME
May 21, 2010 5:00 PM
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OMG I still don't understand anything >__<
Can someone explain to me why this arc is the solution to arc 1?
May 23, 2010 3:09 AM

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Oh well, I'm only part of the way through this. This show surprised me, in a lot of ways. I still don't really know what the hell is going on, but I guess that's for the 2nd series to clear up.
May 31, 2010 2:23 AM

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A couple years ago i wouldnt b caught dead watchn this...i'd shyt my pants but shows like this and school days r so kewl

the parasites things was gross as hell omg...kinda weird nd my head is still spinning from the switchn up of the story xD

great show wondr wat tha second wuld b like?...shion and rena r my favz xD Shion being #1
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Jun 2, 2010 5:49 AM

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Mi. ^^
I haven't seen much anime and I'm a newbie, but watching this was like discovering sometging completly new to me. It's over 9000! The thing I've loved in first series was that I couldn't predict how each chapter will be ended and wtf was for real happening in there. It has never happened to me since I'm watching anime.
Imo, comparing to others, this anime deserves for 10+/10.

Nippah!
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Jun 13, 2010 5:53 PM

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Wow, I'm still confused. Hopefully Kai will clear things up some more.

I'm going to give it a 9/10, it was pretty darn good even if it was confusing. I'll watch Kai next weekend and see if its any better.
Jun 16, 2010 3:41 PM

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The first the quarter of the series was a failure for me. However, it soon became very interesting and the last episode was the best one.

Also, the instrumental which plays when Rena 'realizes' was pretty intense. I must get it.

Overall, bad characters/art IMO but the plot caught up at the end. Enough to motivate me to watch Kai. But I need some jolly anime break before that. Glad this one ended on a good note though.
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