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Poll: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai Episode 13 Discussion

Apr 24, 2014 3:18 PM
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That was a pretty good arc, best yet, wonder how they'll top that.
May 1, 2014 10:01 AM

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This episode was good, but all the cliches and bad stuff I hate in this type of situations were all there.

Too much flaws, but the I really like the final part.
May 22, 2014 12:01 AM

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What an insane episode. It was so good I couldn't take my eyes off the screen. I'm assuming that the next arc is the last thought since she has all the information she needs.
Jun 3, 2014 2:54 AM

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So this arc finally ends.
It was a good episode despite it's flaws. Why didn't Rika just get up as fast as possible after she fell, but decided to chill a bit down there? A few things like that, but still good episode.
And despite her god-complex and really brutal murdering, Takano really is attractive in her "Major Takano"-role!
Jul 31, 2014 3:07 PM

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What a bitch.

Aug 16, 2014 5:01 PM

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even though I did like the episode Takano is still a lame bad guy
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Aug 20, 2014 11:30 PM

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Nyr said:
Okay, so them beating the crap out of those baddies was kind of cool. The mysteries being resolved slowly; hey, cool, I didn't expect Takano to be behind it for a pretty long time. But for the rest?

Plain ridiculous. Never have I screamed at my screen because of the characters acting plain retardedly and "FRIENDSHIP: IT IS THE SOLUTION TO ALL YOUR PROBLEMS". Takano just standing there with her gun as everyone gathers around Keiichi to cry their eyes out? If you'd had just pulled the trigger, things would have ended a tad faster.

I know I've seen a lot of unrealistic things, but this was just too much. I love how the mysteries are slowly being resolved, but the rest? No thanks.

Yeah, because the "working together"/"friendship being the solution" thing totally wasn't introduced tons of episodes ago and hasn't been reinforced multiple times in severe ways since then...

Takano was obviously enjoying watching the results of the pain she was inflicting. Take her character into context (like character should always be taken into context) and it becomes obvious that's not an issue at all.

ToG25thBaam said:
Laughed at how stupid it seems to be. Now, a God complex, huh?

>Takano shot Keiichi, but didn't try to shoot the other girls when they were there talking to the dying Keiichi.
> Yamainu must be nothing special, they let 2 kids escaped their house (hey why not surround it?), they were beaten by kids (some pro they are).
> Rika fell down, that was so.. expected.. -.- Her "Satoko, run away! You will be killed as well" uhm, if Rika dies, everyone dies, so.. I guess that doesn't make much sense, huh?
> Rika would rather spend time thinking instead of getting up from the ground and run away, and that would not have mattered if it happened in a second, but the scene was switched to Yamainu worker running toward them, which means, real time passes as she was thinking, instead of trying to actually run away. -.-
> Rena just "felt" some sort of presence, oh shit, she can sense the "Ki" of those people, how about a kamehameha wave next?
> When they were running away, and of course beating those Yamainu guys, they were treating this as a game, or it seems to be. No real sense of urgency, nothing, no shit.
> Mion, while they were running away from the Yamainu, she suddenly stopped to waste some time pull the "sacrificial hero"/"distraction" stunt, uhm wut?
> What the hell happened in the other realm? How could Keiichi and the gang be there as well? Why now? What made that happen? I hope it would get answered later, other than just dismissing it as "you know, things happen". So now they know about Hanyuu? Shouldn't they be more surprised or puzzled? Whatever.

> Again, take Takano's character into account. She was obviously enjoying watching the results of her interference.
> One word: underestimation.
> Rika's mind was operating on panic mode at that particular instant.
> The very point was that she wasn't sure if she wanted to run away or not.
> Because Rena hasn't been established as being super observant and tactical and doing whatever it takes to survive, and basing her behavior off of that, so she definitely wouldn't be able to feel something's off because she's not that type of character... oh, wait. She has been, and she is. Not to mention she's been followed/pursued in previous worlds and would know what it feels like through the memory leak. Again, take character into context. Always take character into context. Always.
> Do you know these kids? It's totally in character how they were behaving out of confidence, and that confidence was shot to hell as soon as Keiichi was.
> She thought she would be able to buy time for her friends and sister by doing so, and perhaps implicitly felt comforted in the idea that she would be joining Keiichi by doing so, judging by her focus on her blood-stained hand. Other than that, do I really need to explain the logic behind a move like that in a situation like this? I don't think I do.
> For this, it just seems like their ghosts joined Hanyuu's temporarily before the time reset. Why now? Because they clearly had more unity in this arc than they have had in any other before.
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Sep 25, 2014 4:27 PM

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Omg, It is 1:30am and I am still watching it, what a brilliant show.
Takano! Bitch, die.already!
Oct 3, 2014 1:36 AM
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Posts: 890!this horrifying .i cried so much none stop for this even after watching i cried a lot thinking to myself why? why? . it is just too horrible and painful to watch..oh rika satako...she killed them having fun!? its just awful..terrifyingly awful ..i felt like i got to do something to help them all right now felt so powerless ! its just so sad..

i hope they all KICK HER CREEPY ASS SO HARD THAT SHE WILL FEEL THE WRATH OF HELL :3 i always hated miyo and her attitude isn't right and she acted weird from the beginning like "this is so fun i don't give a shit" behavior :3
Oct 23, 2014 8:48 AM

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Takano confirmed for Hitler-sama
seriously thats too cruel.
Oct 30, 2014 9:12 AM

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Awwwn, Miyo is so cute <3
Dat creepy laugh :D

No seriously though, that episode was madness. Between coldly executing teens and children, a Shoah-like operation, Rika being disembowel alive, Miyo being a creepy bitch. Yep, it was good.

I wonder what Rena meant when she said that the Oyoshiro ''exist''. I'm really curious about what happen to Miyo after each arc.
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Nov 7, 2014 1:12 AM

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Screw that nipah~ shit. Hanyuu's au au au~ is the most adorable thing in existence...


Mion was so badass this episode. Seeing her do that fucking back kick just made her badassery reach new levels!

It's strange seeing Rena with a cleaver when she isn't a yandere...

Shion's boobs look delicious as ever. :P

It's official. Takano has gone full yandere. I'm beginning to not like her as much now that she's evil and all. :(


Looks like the next arc is gonna be 11 episodes. Good god this is gonna be difficult to marathon in 1 sitting.

Just wow...10/5
Modified by Raulzus, Nov 7, 2014 1:16 AM

Nov 7, 2014 1:14 AM

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UnbornMVs said:

Yeah she looked really ugly in this scene. I don't blame people wanting her to die now. I'm not really liking her anymore either. :/

Nov 15, 2014 6:08 PM

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Seriously, Takano killing Satoko made me lol. Awesome way to kill her.
Nov 18, 2014 10:06 AM

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takano is the lamest villian ever. i just dont like her anymore... ._.
Jan 24, 2015 12:30 PM

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bioshockbarbie said:
takano is the lamest villian ever. i just dont like her anymore... ._.

nothing about her is likable
Jan 30, 2015 3:54 AM

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That was inevitable,but now Rika knows the truth.
Onto the next and hopefully last timeline!.
Feb 21, 2015 7:36 AM

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Zel said:
Gah... that was crazy... well, Takano was crazy. Wanting to become Oyashiro-sama was retarded if you ask me. I didn't read the mangaVN, so I had no idea how it was going to end or whatever. I hope the next arc will be good as well... but with a better ending.

That badass Keiichi and Rena though.

bioshockbarbie said:
takano is the lamest villian ever. i just dont like her anymore... ._.
never really liked her.
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Mar 24, 2015 6:35 AM

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Takano, the party crasher lol.

Really great arc.

Looking forward to the next one.
May 5, 2015 11:09 PM

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About time they called out Hanyuu.

Now all the pieces are in place, its time to end this once and for all.

May 18, 2015 1:15 PM

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Nyr said:
[...]Plain ridiculous. Never have I screamed at my screen because of the characters acting plain retardedly and "FRIENDSHIP: IT IS THE SOLUTION TO ALL YOUR PROBLEMS". Takano just standing there with her gun as everyone gathers around Keiichi to cry their eyes out? If you'd had just pulled the trigger, things would have ended a tad faster.

^Maybe the gun was a barrel chamber/revolver! :D

I admit, I was saying "bitch" in my breath after Takano kept plucking them from existence one by one, but she's a lot more than that. She's a completely psychotic, sadistic, and cold-blooded woman that places her ambition above everything.

It's blatant she took pleasure in all this. I was feeling nauseous while Keiichi was dying and I was mourning too. I mean damn, he is truly the representation of everything good that's left in this world.

Seriously, I wish a death of this caliber to no one, but I hope Rena slices her body clean in half in the next world they show up in. I was so glad that the gang knew what was going on after they died and Rika was about to be disemboweled. Hopefully by the power of friendship! they'll be able to do something about all this...

I hope they keep their memories, too.
May 27, 2015 11:47 PM

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Lol and I thought Takano was crazy before, but shes just completely fucking lost it now. I have to say I do really like her as the villain though, and it's not just because she looks pretty hot in her new outfit..*cough*. That being said, the bitch did kill Shion, so she needs to die >_>.

Speaking of Shion, I was really hoping she would go all Oni mode and kill some fools before getting shot, maybe next arc :/...

But holy shit was this episode crazy, seeing everyone kicking ass together was awesome. It also seems like everyone is now with Rika inside of her weird spirit time world...thingy. So I guess that means that they'll all remember now? Pretty sweet.
Jun 24, 2015 12:30 AM

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Damn, Takano's laugh is insane. I like Satoko's laugh more though. Good arc with a great ending episode. I think Takano as a villain is cool.
Modified by devinder, Jun 25, 2015 12:04 AM
Jul 7, 2015 9:17 AM

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devinder said:
Damn, Takano's laugh is insane. I like Satoko's laugh more though. Good arc with a great ending episode. I think Takano as a villain is cool.

Oct 9, 2015 1:16 PM

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Takano is without doubt not the best villain, but the "broccoli or cauliflower, which one is green?" part was brutal.
I've been noticing that "fate" is really the driving force in many anime. I don't believe in it at all, but it's an interesting concept to play around with.
Good arc, however until now this is a 7/10 for me. Good, just not very good. Let's see how it turns out, good luck Rika~

Oct 13, 2015 4:08 PM

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Oh my god. That episode. I cried like a frigging baby.

I'm confused as to why Rika thought she wouldn't remember. She remembered the other timelines where Keiichi thought everyone wanted to kill him, Rena thought there were aliens and Shion became a yandere. Why wouldn't she remember Takano's betrayal?

Well at least I got some shipping material for Mion and Keiichi.

Also, the sub I’m watching that was done by “We Are In Denial” has little sayings, funny or serious, each time the show comes back from “commercial break.” One of them was “Don’t mess with the Sonozakis. They have tasers.” The fact that Shion and Mion tased those guys was really funny because of that. And holy crap apparently Mion can do karate or something. My admiration of her increases yet again.
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Nov 6, 2015 11:24 PM

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i cried like a little bitch when rika got tied up and they were all comforting her before death ;(
Nov 24, 2015 7:59 AM

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Merciless, i knew there was nothing they could do against this Yamainu guys but that was still shocking.

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Nov 27, 2015 10:14 AM

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I absolutely love Rena here. She was facing certain death and just stood there laughing at Takano like a f*king boss.
Dec 3, 2015 4:11 AM
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Man Keiichi and Mion where beast. Rena was meh, looks like she did not put up a fight like Keiichi and Mion.
Sep 5, 2016 8:31 PM
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UserDeleted said:
best episode yet.

Are the others entering the new world as well?

That's my question, after this. How much comes through the next cycle via dream? Or for the final arc will they all have memories? Can't wait!

Side note: Reading all the posts on this season's episodes from 2007 and 08 leaves me a little concerned. I can't decide if the fandom that was watching it then were either just sick or simply 12 years old. It's the internet, though.... hard to say.
Dec 27, 2016 12:52 PM
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This season is really good, speaking that season 1 got a 10/10 from me. I'm ready to see the next arc, which I hope finishes up the season. We need a timeline where Tokyo can be defeated and we move passed the summer months
Feb 4, 2017 2:46 PM
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Even though I loved the first season, I didn´t really consider it top 10 worthy, but after this glorious episode? Unless the final arc somehow dissapoints, it´s going in there!

Edit: To be honest, the first 4 episodes and the mindfuck start of episode 5 of the first season were the highlight of the series for me, then it calmed down quite a lot. So I was waiting for it to get back to that level again. And finally this episode did it.

Edit2: For that whole arc, I was basically Hanyuu. "This is too good to be true, shit is gonna hit the fan, I know it." It still hit me like a truck when it happened.

Edit3: So I just found out that Satoko is colorblind...that explained the weird quiz question Takano gave her and made the scene so much better. I mean could she get any more diabolical? xD
Modified by Hydallan, Feb 8, 2017 1:06 AM
I witnessed a loli spill from a cartridge and somehow retained my sanity.
Mar 27, 2017 7:49 AM
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F*** that. Look at how Mion electrocuted the 2 yamainu already down. That is efficience for you!!!!
Wowo the animation may suck but there are a lot of details in other quarters.
Mar 27, 2017 7:51 AM
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And rena's axe finally. You are more than welcome.
And i guess all those extracurricular activities pay off. Hurray hurray why the last ep of each arc so good??
Modified by Sean_Nessman, Mar 27, 2017 7:54 AM
Mar 27, 2017 7:59 AM
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Oh why a kid show can be so mature? When K dies, they all decide to survive and make that decision so fast.
That hit hard. Just after them saying they couldnt succeed without any one less. They K got hit.
I believe next arc everyone will survive but that just makes this arc glorious. All die. Takano let out a 90s-ish laugh at the end. I had thought if this arc failed, Rika would lose her will to fight. But it ended the opposite way.
Modified by Sean_Nessman, Mar 27, 2017 8:12 AM
May 5, 2017 2:28 AM
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I think Hanyuu has no guts and that is all her fault. She is utterly useless except for helping Rims travel universes and stuff. I think that the oyashiro was an ALIEN and that the three great families had one each. Maybe at first the Furude family's alien was made into a god but then a member of the Furude family, Hanyuu, sacrificed her self to stop people from commuting sins because of the disease.
Aug 19, 2017 9:58 AM

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Everything was going so well in this arc too... time to move on to the beta timeline.
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Dec 24, 2017 7:09 AM

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I like first season better, how they presented the mystery was interesting, in the 2nd season i notice a lot of supernatural side a lot of edgy laughs, it lost a bit of its charm as a mystery anime, and i lost some interest to see the revelations. The very first arc is still the best thing about it.
However it still a good anime overall, compared to many so-called mystery new anime, this one is definitely better.
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