26 June, 2009
Part 3 of the Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni: Rei OVA series, and this continues from the previous episode of Rika being lost in an instance of Hinamizawa that had no Dam War, and no Maebara Keiichi. The rather straightforward and plodding nature of the episode takes away from what’s supposed to be a chilling ending, but it’s still a good watch.
Then again, I may be another Higurashi fan just itching for more. See what you think after the jump.
4 April, 2009
Saikoroshi-hen, a.k.a. ‘Dice-Killing Chapter’. In the more serious OVA installment of one of my favorite series of all time, this episode continues with the events of Matsuribayashi-hen, with Keiichi and company breaking the cycle in Hinamizawa. Of course, Rika had to go and screw things up.
Oddly enough, I wasn’t TOO thrilled by this installment, but I think I can explain it away as them laying ‘groundwork’ for the future. There’s a lot to talk about before anything big can happen, so for the moment, it seems best to just sit back, and wait for the continuation of the story…
1 March, 2009
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 😉 )
24 September, 2007
(I’m going to skip the first 11 because I don’t want to recap for now and jump straight into 12. Maybe later I’ll go back and recap the arcs overall.)
After some tension on whether or not we’d ever get to see the rest of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, we finally get to see episode 12. I’m glad channels aren’t just dropping it because of some murders that aren’t even remotely close to this section of Higu Kai (although if we were in Ep. 23 of the first season, it would probably get a lot more flak than this). But anyway, this is a really good episode that provides a lot of answers not only to the viewer, but to the characters as well. I’m glad to see Hinamizawa Syndrome get explained at last.