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Poll: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai Episode 24 Discussion

Jan 1, 2008 11:57 AM
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Well, considering the fact the Maybe!Rika gal went back in time to save Tanako, I'm pretty sure Tanako's future wasn't all flowers and rainbows after being taken for treatment by the Tokyo Organization. And does this means Rika willingly set another time loop or did they do that as an excuse to make a third season in which this action will mess things up once more?

Jan 1, 2008 1:27 PM

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I am who I am; Frederica Bernkastel.
Furude Rika and Frederica are different. Shame on you if you thought so.
My age? I've gotten bored with it, so I've quit counting.

Huh? Are you speculating that the real identity of the Oyashiro-sama is me?
Giggle giggle. You are so insolent.
The Oyashiro-sama is the Oyashiro-sama. You want me to introduce it to you? It's rather shy.
It gets frightened easily so don't scare it, okay? However, it seems that you are the one that's scared.

Giggle giggle giggle...
Jan 3, 2008 4:29 PM

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I know I'm late... I had too much stuff to do by the end of 2007 and could watch Kai 24 just right now.

Season 1 was better. Kai wasn't bad tough. It's worth 8/10 in my opinion.
Can't wait to see more Hanyuu this year S2.
Btw I also looked for adult Rika's chest to see if she had gotten her so desired bigger breasts x) I guess not, she's a japanese after all... I like the ~nipah version better btw.

~Hauu fo Higurashi series and season 3 ^^
Jan 19, 2008 9:21 AM

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It was very good. A good ending. I guess she prevented another little takano from springing up.
Jan 22, 2008 8:06 AM

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I can say I was happy with the ending. Not spectacular, but I don't know what I was expecting.

Yay for season 3 and more punishment games.
Jan 31, 2008 12:50 AM

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Was a pretty good ending. I thought that Hanyuu was going to get shot but that wouldn't really matter because I think we all can guess what's up with her. Glad to see Rika finally make it to July. The part with "Rika" in the end confused me but since there's going to be a third season I'll probably find out about it.

Jan 31, 2008 9:39 AM

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Hmm, the ending to the second season wasnt the big dramatic climax that the first season ended on, but then the second was a whole different style, which i enjoyed as much as the first.

I was expecting Hanyuu to get shot when she faced off with Takano and the bullet 'dodge' was completely unexpected. I personally think it was due to the state that Takano was in and perhaps Hanyuu moved also. To be quite honest though, i was rather relieved when Hanyuu stepped infront of Mion, i would have rather she died than Mion if one of the group had to go. (since Mion is my favourite character from the series :P)

Also, i unintentionally found myself feeling glad when Takano was taken to the clinic rather than to Tokyo and killed (or imprisoned). Although she would surely not be awaiting a pleasant fate once she left the clinc, i dont think she deserved a pathetic death, i pity her. Her character reminds me of Yagami Light, good intentions to begin with, getting her adoptive grandfathers work recognised and celebrated, she just went very wrong and twisted along the way.

Im a little disapointed there wasnt any expression of feelings from Mion to Keiichi, but maybe thats being kept for the third series?
The final few minutes confused me, im guessing Hanyuu sent Rika back in time, at a later date, to save Takano from losing her parents, thus giving Takano a happier life. But, surely that would change the present Hinamizawa?

All in all, an excellent continuation to one of my favourite series. 10/10.
Cant wait for series 3, although im wondering how the plot will proceed, since a lot of it is neatly ended in Kai.
Feb 25, 2008 6:01 PM

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Hanyuu was so cool with her red eyes xD Really nice end^^ I'm a bit sad that its over~

Feb 28, 2008 11:32 AM

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Suprisingly closed ending. I wonder how they are going to make a season three. Can you say watanagashi of next year?

Mar 1, 2008 11:08 AM

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i'm wondering how they'll continue the story, because that wrapped it up pretty nicely. Rofl she missed XD
Mar 18, 2008 8:27 PM

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that was a great ending. auau~ XD
wonder why Takano missed. was it because Hanyuu did something or what? XD

that was Rika right? i guess there was no development in the breasts section. lol. XD wonder why rika did that?

i guess in the third season, we'll be able to find out what really happens to Satoshi and more. XD

can't wait for the third season!~ XD
Apr 19, 2008 12:50 PM

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Everything is just stated in the post before me.

Well, I've watched Kai in one-marathon. Starting from 1PM yesterday to 4:05AM today.

And to make longer things short. I just would give this a 10/10, cause I really love the mystery and story behind it. And I'm always amazed by the talented seiyuus in this show. Not to mention the: Ni-pah, Hauu!~, Auauaua!~, Omochi Kaeri!!~, and mischievous laugh of Satoko + MANIACAL laugh of other seiyuus, especially Shmion's seiyuu (Kamane Chidori of FMP!).

And to give Higurashi no Naku Koro ni /Kai below 7/10 is just something like *giggle* (what kind of person is that?! I wonder what you will hate in this story).

Although there's some noticable mistakes and predictable moments, this series would be a 9/10 highest and 7/10 lowest rating. Anything below 7/10 is really just unreasonable. It just prove that you don't understand anything at all...

But for me, I'm exception since I'm giving it a 10/10 cause I want to. Hahaha!

I'm really looking forward for the live-action and the 3rd season. As I will be missing Rena. XD

May 10, 2008 9:33 AM

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I liked the end. It wasn't so dramatical like the first season, but now Rika and whole Hinamizawa are rescued from the sad destiny.

My favorite scene was, when Grownuprika spoke to Takano.^^
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May 12, 2008 12:18 PM
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Nice sequel. Although unfortunately, the first season was so good that my standards were high going into this. In the end, I was disappointed. I was fine with the pace of the first season and this season felt rather slow and drawn out (4, 8 and 12 episodes per arc as opposed to about 4 episodes per arc in the first season). There are other noticeable flaws - the last few episodes were not so great. Still, I enjoyed it enough.
May 12, 2008 5:27 PM
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Isu said:
Nice sequel. Although unfortunately, the first season was so good that my standards were high going into this. In the end, I was disappointed. I was fine with the pace of the first season and this season felt rather slow and drawn out (4, 8 and 12 episodes per arc as opposed to about 4 episodes per arc in the first season). There are other noticeable flaws - the last few episodes were not so great. Still, I enjoyed it enough.
I think they just were betrayed by how the full story develops. They had to use one of the Kai chapters on the first season or otherwise they couldn't have pulled a proper ending on it, so basically they didn't had enough episodes to expand the chapters properly on season 1, and too many episodes to fill on season 2. I have to applaud the Studio for making an anime-only chapter that actually fits in the story and fills the gaps to some extent.

May 17, 2008 4:32 PM
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I found it interesting, in a way it was a happy ending for everyone.
Jun 14, 2008 4:02 AM

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10/10 !

I have no reason to give it a lower rating. Great story, great characters, great ending. An epic anime indeed.

Jun 16, 2008 9:43 PM

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An excellent anime.. Great story and unique characters.. 10/10 ^_^

I was just confused with the ending.. So the old Rika was from another realm?
Jun 18, 2008 7:25 AM

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9/10 for the ending. But, overall I have to rate it a 10/10.

Jun 23, 2008 1:12 AM

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Good ending I guess, but what's with the everyone forgive Takano crap? Guy even hugs her after she's arrested? Give me a break. That ruined it for me.
Jul 5, 2008 11:45 AM

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Sutiivu said:
Good ending I guess, but what's with the everyone forgive Takano crap? Guy even hugs her after she's arrested? Give me a break. That ruined it for me.

It's just like Rika sayd 'This world has no losers', so I think it's kind of normal Takano recieved at least a bit redemption.

Good ending off the show. Alot of questions got resolved. Adult Rika is the hotness btw ^_^

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Jul 20, 2008 7:41 PM

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*sniff* Such a beautiful ending nanodesu~

Adult Rika looks so cool... but really scary at the same time o__o


I can't wait for the 3rd season T~T

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Jul 21, 2008 1:28 PM

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I loved older Rika, she looked beautiful ! We still need to find out, what the hell was the deal with Kei killing children. Satoshi, and other small things, but other than that I was satisfied.

It gave me goosebumps when I saw "July 1st" on the calendar, I was smiling and clapped my hands xD. I liked, loved, enjoyed everything about this show. Third season, cannot wait for that to be relased !

I, loved Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni and Kai ! <3333

Jul 29, 2008 5:01 PM

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I'm a bit disappointed that the older Rika turned to be the serious side of Rika. I hope that she grew up with her cute side.

Aug 12, 2008 11:48 PM

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The ending really confused me...I started getting really confused just over halfway into this anime anyway, I dunno what it was but I really wanted it to end so I didn't get confused any further. =/

I liked it, yeah, I just got confused. =[
Aug 28, 2008 7:07 PM

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I loved this series but...The Queen Carrier theory is completely illogical. So...8/10.
Sep 26, 2008 4:47 PM

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I just finished it now, and man, that was awesome. I'm really glad there are going to be a few OVA episodes, because there's some minor stuff that didn't get wrapped up (namely the Satoshi thing). Oh yeah, and they hinted so strongly at romance between Keiichi and Mion >_> ...I guess it would have felt out of place though.

But seriously, what an awesome series. I almost gave it a 10 (and I've never given an anime a 10 on my list).
Oct 12, 2008 1:28 PM

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Okay, that was over b4 i even thought about it being the last episode :/ this sucks, really.
Good show, but a really,really, really lame ending
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Oct 13, 2008 10:33 PM

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I think this was a good way to end this season. Finally a happy ending. I actually felt sorry for Takano in this episode. It really tore her up inside when they dismissed her grandfather's hardwork. It's one thing for her to try to prove he was right and another for her to plan a massacre.

With Rika going back in the past like that can dangerously effect the future though. If she learned anything, it sound be that even the slightest chance can effect fate on a large scale. It was nice of her to actually go back and save someone who has caused her so much pain from a sad future.

And I think the reason the bullet missed Hanyuu is because she's a God. She can't be hit by a mere bullet.
Oct 15, 2008 5:54 PM
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I loved the ending. It was beautiful and adult Rika looked amazing.
Oct 19, 2008 8:02 AM

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Awesome conclusion to what has been an awesome two series.

Only thing i can think of that wasnt resolved was that arc in the first series, where Shion goes nuts and kills everyone.

Who stabbed Keichi in the hospital? Do we dismiss that as a 'delusion' because that seems to me to be a bit of a cop-out.

But yeah, REALLY enjpyed these, marathoned this entire series in 3 days I was that sucked in..
Oct 22, 2008 1:40 AM

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i kept changing how i felt for Takano on and off lol first laughed at her deseration then i got sad when she was running off and crying and it made me tear up when she said that stuff to Hanyuu then i got mad at her when she pulled the gun on them then i got sad again when she was holding onto that guy lol then i was happy for her when the showed her as a kid and Rika fixed things for her, dont know why she didnt do that to begin with or if it has a bad effect now -_-

this doesnt have the same feel as the last season though, i liked the first better but this one completes the first more so. its more like a 9/10 for first season and like 8.6/10 for this one, so i guess i will round down to 8/10 to show its different, i dont think that will stop anyone from watching it anyways
Oct 24, 2008 8:23 AM

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Heart_of_Storm said:

Who stabbed Keichi in the hospital? Do we dismiss that as a 'delusion' because that seems to me to be a bit of a cop-out.

Yes, it was just a delusion.
Nov 3, 2008 2:02 AM

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I cried.ಥ_ಥ

Old avatar and sig retired for now.
Dec 4, 2008 6:22 PM

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I felt pity at seeing Miyo loose. More so when she learned that she was being used, and her Grandfather's papers were treated as garbage.
But soon after, I rememeber that she had "won" in hundreds of "worlds" consecutive already, so I then felt indifferent about it.

The scene were Hanyuu "dodged" that bullet was awesome.

So basically, everyone lives, and, apperantly, the real mesterminds at "Tokyo" will finally be brought to justice. Good ending in every possible way.

The very last scene was weird though. Was that Rika? Rika's mom?
If that was Rika, then how did she "travel" back in time? And why?
Was it to prevent everything from ever even happening? All of the chain of events caused by Miyo? Because, if Miyo's parents lived, then Rika wouldn't have to go through alot in the future, 1983. And if that was Rika, then I feel sorry fo her. Small breasts on Lolis = WIN. Small breasts on Tall women = Meh. And she wanted a bigger chest too! xD

And she has "lived" through 1,000 years?! I thought it was only 100+. Was it a mistake by the TL?...

I give this season a definite 9. I liked the new approach on animation and art, and the music was stunning as always.

I'm looking forward to Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei, in 2009.
Crisu said:
Wait, I don't quite follow the ending scenario with Miyoko; she and her family got on a different bus this time?

According to what she was told, if she wanted to live, she'd keep going to her friend's house (even though they're not home), but if she wanted to die, she would get that last flag.

Maybe I'm getting things mixed up. I went back to episode 15 or so where all that was first shown to us, and I wasn't able to figure out anything more.

And the mystery continues! Well, they need something to work with in s3, no?
Nipa Nipa Nipaah-nano desu!

Ah I just found out, that wasn't Rika, it was Frederica Bernkastel.
I never saw her in the Season 1 and Kai. But I haven't watched the specials so...
Why does she look exacly like Rika though? Is "Rika" just Frederica, but in younger form? Is she just some supernatural being just like Hanyuu? So mysterious!!
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Dec 26, 2008 9:52 PM

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Really Amazing. i was really happy Rika/Hanyuu finally lived in the end.
Loved Hanyuu's voice, it was so cute.
Can't wait to see Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei in 2009. ^^
Dec 30, 2008 9:37 PM

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enjoyed both seasons(and became nuts triying to figure out and then S2 explained all xD)
hanyuu dodging bullet = win
infected miyo=win
miyo criying in tomitake`s arms = win
satoshi alive = lol, so many years(?) in that bed but satoko was lvl5 infected and was ok(with daily antidote)
also looking forward for S3
Jan 1, 2009 10:27 AM
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The ending was okay, though I felt that the story was going slightly downhill since Ep 22 (guess that's the way to end an anime). While I was a little disappointed with the mildness of Kai with the slow-paced episodes in the middle (or was it because I had waited for the subs for too long?), I understand that all stories should have some meaning behind it.

What puzzled me was the identity of the adult Rika-lookalike at the end after the ED. If she's from the future, wouldn't she be changing what would happen to Rika and co. in their future (implying that the whole Queen carrier theory and Yamaiun drama would not occur at all)?

Anyway, all and all, I give this series a 8/10! And I guess my question will be answered in the 3 arcs in the 5-episode OVAs in Rei! :)
Jan 5, 2009 4:54 PM

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hmm nice ending with everyone alive and stuff lol
and is it just me or did mion always had a pistol holstered? why didnt she use it?or was it just for shows?
Jan 5, 2009 5:17 PM

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^ it wasn't a real gun

Jan 7, 2009 7:08 PM

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It seems that adult Furude Rika (Frederica) can travel through parallel worlds!!! She is not changing her past, but change the fate of everyone in parallel worlds....

Yeah.. the few last episodes was a bit too exaggerated...

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Jan 12, 2009 5:56 AM
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I loved how things ended, but I found the events that led to the ending very unsatisfying. Also, in the midst of some good elements, I didn't like the fact that they oversimplified the mystery. It would have been much better if the author left some room for interpretations rather than explaining every single details. A true mystery must have some unresolved elements.

I gave a 9 to its prequel, but I must give Kai a rating that's no higher than a 7.
Jan 17, 2009 8:34 PM

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Yeesh, that was an emotional rollercoaster for me. The last few episodes. I'd get scared someone was dead, then happy when they were safe, cry at something, and it would start over again.

I cried when Mion was with Satoshi, then again when Hanyuu was going to sacrifice herself...and I bawled my head off when the calendar showed July, that just made me go nuts.

But, even though it wasn't as good as the first season and slower...I still loved it.
10/10 Because I loved it that much.
Jan 23, 2009 1:54 AM
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A few things. I loved this Anime start to end. Season 1 was exceptional and landed a 10/10 from me the moment it ended. Season 2 while slower answered pretty much everything and finally gave these parasite infected psycho children a happy ending. The problem with this ending was that the final arc was too perfect and made these fragile kids far too invincible.

Tamaka beating 5-6 guys in the fist fight was believable but they all suddenly forgot their handguns at home? In all of the previous arcs they simply pull out a silenced pistol and execute every cop that got in the way. They seemed to have plastic explosive on hand to blow down a door but no weapons to kill a cop kicking the crap out of them?

Or Shion and her bodyguard assaulting those guys with automatic weapons in the dungeon. She simply gets knocked out with no injuries in a gun fight? Did they attack her with bunny rabbits and rainbows while she was firing 56mm rounds at them?

Or why didn't Miyo just walk up to Rika and blow her head off with her last bullet? Why would she aim for Hanyuu or Mion when her target was standing right in front of her? If she wants to go out with a bang, wouldn't Rika be the best choice?

There's a few more. But ultimately the final arc seemed like the series was suddenly rated "E" for everyone. Not one person suffered a bullet wound? Did anyone even bleed in the last 5 episodes beisdes the Doc's car accident? I know its a happy ending but Keeichi and the gang could have at least sustained injuries at the very least. Oh well *tsk* (^_^)/
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Feb 5, 2009 2:48 AM

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Splitter said:
"Once you find the missing card, there are no more losers."

*bows to Ni Pah*

The perfect answer to the perfect question. July has come.

I really Like Rika's saying, I was like O.O, Really nice. A happy Ending too! Nobody died, and they can continue their living. Yup Futere Rika's a bit scary. I also understand why Rika had such mature voice in her child body. 1st season is more mystery and murders, but this is just AWESOME, problems solved (even Satoshi was found). Did you notice that satoshi had a tear when Shion went to meet him? This really is a psychological anime.The captn of the "Yamaida"? was cool till the end, good loser. Hanyuu was Awesome, Yea I think that she misled the bulled. Her eyes, just awesome. Im gonna miss her Auu....Btw. How can Mature Rika meet Child Miyo? This Anime is one of the best that I have seen! Looking for 3rd season :D
Feb 13, 2009 12:09 AM

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awsome series the two of them..i really loved then....
adult rika=cool nd scary
i wanted to see the ther ones grown up....TT__TT
season 3 yeah!!
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Mar 10, 2009 9:33 AM

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Finally a nice happy ending for once. Even Takano got to be happy as a child with the help of older Rika.
Does Hinamizawa really exist, or are those just pictures of the Live-action movie at the end?
Mar 10, 2009 11:51 PM

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so everyone ends up happy? yeah!!! but at the end there, was that rika or hanyuu talking to young takano? even she got a happy ending
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Mar 16, 2009 9:02 PM

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Hanyuu looked awesome with her black and red eyes. Really loved the series, although not quite as much as the first season but still very solid. 9/10
Apr 8, 2009 9:06 PM

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Loved the ending. Great show.

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