YAY MORE HIGURASHI! And it’s a fun chapter too! I believe it’s from a light novel that came boxed with Higurashi Matsuri, but someone correct me if I’m wrong. Anyway, almost every gets an appearance in this one, and it’s quite a laugher. Enjoy the fun! [Mind you, this has been written at like 1 AM, so I could be a wee bit off on my translations…I’m tired.]
Go past the jump for some semi-gravure images of the four main girls, courtesy of this OVA, too. Yes, consider that my ‘lure’.
(Title image edited for any little eyes that might be prying around here 😉 )
Waking up late, Keiichi rushes out the door, forgetting something very important: his swim trunks. Desperate to avoid the punishment game of wearing a swan-trunk, Keiichi buys a pair of trunks from the convenience store. there is, however, a caveat – the trunks are magical, and Keiichi must write his name on it; within three hours, the magic would take effect, but the three hours will be a test for Keiichi to keep it on. Undaunted and unwilling to wear a swan, Keiichi agrees and heads for the pool, where the others are waiting for him.
At the pool, Mion is informed that the instructions for the magic trunks weren’t followed correctly, and if Keiichi didn’t take the trunks off within the three hour time limit, he would turn incredibly narcissistic, and never look at girls again. Unable to accept this, the girls begin the contest for removing Keiichi’s trunks, and end of antagonizing Miyo, Chie, Shion, and the Angel Mort otaku brigade into helping them.
Keiichi eventually gets some help from the Soul Brothers, comprised of Mr. Delicious, GARJiro Tomitake, and LolIrie. Miyo brings out the Yamainu and Shion asks Kasai, but they are met by Okinomiya police. However, quick thinking by the girls manipulates them into fighting over the trunks for themselves, and they manage to remove the trunks from Keiichi rather easily. With a crisis averted and Keiichi safely(?) back in the girls’ hands, they plan to enjoy the rest of the day at the pool, but not before Keiichi shows his goods to the girls…
Short summary, no? There really is not much of a story to this. Keiichi goes to great lengths to get out of his punishment game, but ends up going through a lot of trouble anyway. The entire thing is really a laugher, though, so the screens don’t really do it justice. Plus, we get fun shots like these:
And even these:
So hey, there’s a little bit for everybody! Some other notes:
- The great part is that convenience stores in Japan, with only a little more effort, could actually offer that kind of stuff. There’s already all sorts of goods not normally seen in US stores and such, so it’s not much of a stretch.
- Does becoming a narcissist mean you get a serious tan? I mean, dang, K1 went from being normal to HOLY CRAP MYSTIC TAN WHERE?! The man’s gone to the tanning booth a bit much, no?!
- The girls have gotten a bit more devious. Gotta love their bait though. Miyo, K1’s got a holy relic in his pants! Chie-sensei, K1 put the smell of curry on his pants! And Shion…oh, well, Shion’s just ridiculous anyway, so whatever.
- Yamainu hid in the pool that long? Wonder how many of them brought cameras…XD
A new chapter in the Higurashi world that answers the hypothetical question:
What if nothing bad ever happened at Hinamizawa?