Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei: Saikoroshi-hen 2

26 June, 2009

Rika <3s her marbles.

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.

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei: Saikoroshi-hen 1

4 April, 2009

Reina is quite different in this world.

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…

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