Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni

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Sometimes some anime goes beyond your expectations. Viewers have preferences of shows that really interest them and the genres that they would rather just avoid. Personally I am not normally the type to watch horror type anime, but Higurashi just stood out too much for me to let it pass. This anime really is more of a murder mystery kind of series, just with some pretty unsettling and tragic scenes mixed in.

Do note that this is the first season of a two part series which can be translated into “Questions’ and “Solutions”. The overall experience would not be complete without watching Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai afterwards.

The first season is really more about setting up the mysteries and giving clues to the viewers than answering the questions. The first few arcs makes you question what is going on, and only in the later part of this series do we start getting some answers. Higurashi at first may seem at the start like a series of mindless murders but later on really does quite a good job giving you a variety of possible theories that you can start latching onto while trying to figure out what is really going on. …continue reading