Posted by jaalin on September 13, 2007 September 13, 2007 First Impressions / Higurashi What did the five fingers say to the face? URRRA URA URAAA Sayonara Teppei, irrasshai Yamainu. Takano, you minx. つづく
Satako is freed! But everything goes downhill from there..
FINALLY, END OF ARC
the end of arc is not there is it? I think there’s one more episode. Anyways the preview isn’t up yet, so we won’t find out just yet, but anyways I KNEW IT! Takano was WAY too suspicious even since season 1.
The arc ends at 13 I think. Takano~!
Damn that bitch!
This has to happen only to us for know her true colors… sadly, very sadly
whoo hoo another episode of higurashi………*ahem* i mean uhhh DAM TAKANO SHES ONE OF THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! poor tomitake i wonder if he’ll live err i mean in one of the other worlds if there r any left
Excellent. In one of the arcs from the first season it was hinted that Takano might have killed Tomitake. The arc where Kei kills the uncle and gets picked up by Taknano. There was Tomitake’s bicycle in the back seat, Takano wouldn’t answer about what was in the trunk, etc.
Definitely this would end again in despair… poor Rika 🙁 everything she done so far would be put into waste due to Takano’s scheme.
KRA~KLAASH~SH!! …buried ‘im? 😛
Yeah, Rika have gone for the wrong suspect and discover the true one way too late.
I find Keiichi better characterized in this season.
The current arc, Minagoroshi-hen (Massacre Chapter), is where we find out who the real culprit is. But the next “answer chapter”, Matsuribayashi-hen (Festival Accompanying Chapter) is where we actually reach a good ending.
Taken from the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni wiki:
“In Minagoroshi-hen, the mastermind of the murders was revealed. This time, all the pieces of the puzzle are in place. The last step for the characters to take is putting the pieces together in order to defeat the culprit, obtain the miracle, and break through the barrier of June 1983.”
However, given that the 2nd season is slated for 24 episodes, I wondered if they’re going to stretch out the last chapter to 11 episodes or put in another “side chapter” (either from the manga-exclusive or PlayStation 2-exclusive arcs). Yakusamashi-hen (Disaster Awakening Chapter) which we saw just before the current Minagoroshi-hen chapter is actually an anime-exclusive chapter, which was requested to be put in season 2 by the original creators–Ryukishi07.
ANN lists episode 14 as Matsuriyabashi-hen Part 1 though, so that means they will stretch out the last arc to 11 episodes, with Minagoroshi-hen concluding in episode 13 (Part 8).
Err.. stupid emoticon.
-> ANN lists episode 14 as Matsuriyabashi-hen Part 1 though, so that means they will stretch out the last arc to 11 episodes, with Minagoroshi-hen concluding in episode 13 ( Part 8 ).
it isn’t going to be “stretched”.
Matsuribayashi-hen is composed of several “pieces” known as the “KAKERA GAME”, where the players are able to read flat facts and truth about many characters.
This helps to connect the purrlze pieces together (Takano’s past, and so forth)
Yeah, Matsuriyabashi-hen will be anything but stretched. I was actually surprised they didn’t give it more episodes and the few more they gave to Minagorashi-hen.
The Final Arc has a lot to it obviously, as it has to wrap up everything and make everything clear. I don’t doubt Ryu will want to throw a couple of TIPs in there as well, especially the final few reports, etc.
Higurashi no naku koro ni kai : Minagoroshi-hen
A new hit political drama of the summer 07 season
Watch Keiichi and company as they petition child services.
See them appeal to elected officials on a local and city level.
Wait… what am I writing?
hmm sry 4 2nd post but if they seem 2 stretch this series a bit longer may b they add in some xtra manga arcs 4 us like what happened if rena acutally blew the school up or rika goin insane on a norm world
When I said “stretch out”, I simply meant the pace of the show. For the chapters in the first season, *a lot* happened in every episode, allowing for many arcs to finish in four episodes. Personally, I felt that that was a really good pace. The show was exciting and kept me glued to the TV, allowing me to finish the entire first season in one day. (Hey, it was a Sunday, what can I say?. :P)
When “stretched out”, an anime would spend more time on slowly panning scenes and showing characters getting around just so that they can fill the time-slot. Has anyone been following Naruto Shippuuden lately? That’s a good example of a stretched out anime. They cover like 4-5 pages (purposely exaggerated) of the manga per episode. e.g. What could potentially be shown well in 4 episodes is “stretched out” to 8 or more.
Claymore is a good example of an anime that’s not stretched out. In fact, it looks like they’re really tight on time to conclude the series in the last two episodes; however, this made every episode along the way so much more enjoyable IMHO.
holy shit , fucking bitch, fucking god, maldito carpio y charlie, i need that episode now, bueno pero esperare a que los fansuben , damm kira.
I love it when all the pieces of the puzzle come together quite nicely.
i knew whe was a nazi?
Higurashi is still a high-compressed series.
They are using original texts by a high pace in second series too.
Onikakushi – 500KB / 4ep(84min) – 5.95KB/min
Watanagashi – 690KB / 4ep(84min) – 8.21KB/min
Tatarigoroshi – 700KB / 5ep(105min) – 6.67KB/min
Himatsubushi – 320KB / 2ep(42min) – 7.62KB/min
Meakashi – 670KB / 6ep(126min) – 5.32KB/min
Tsumihoroboshi – 730KB / 5ep(105min) – 6.95KB/min
Minagoroshi – 860KB / 8ep(168min) – 5.12KB/min
Matsuribayashi – 1130KB / 11ep(231min) – 4.89KB/min
“Faithful” pace is like these:
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya #1 – 300KB / 6ep(126min) – 2.38KB/min
Harry Potter #1 – 470KB(Japanese ver.) / 152min – 3.09KB/min
finally the pieces are coming together
Takano RADIATED EVIL since first showing in season 1…
When I said “stretch out”, I simply meant the pace of the show. For the chapters in the first season, *a lot* happened in every episode, allowing for many arcs to finish in four episodes. Personally, I felt that that was a really good pace. The show was exciting and kept me glued to the TV, allowing me to finish the entire first season in one day. (Hey, it was a Sunday, what can I say?. 😛 )
When “stretched out”, an anime would spend more time on slowly panning scenes and showing characters getting around just so that they can fill the time-slot. Has anyone been following Naruto Shippuuden lately? That’s a good example of a stretched out anime. They cover like 4-5 pages (purposely exaggerated) of the manga per episode. e.g. What could potentially be shown well in 4 episodes is “stretched out” to 8 or more.[/quote]
Well… do you know that the main complaint with the first season was exactly the opposite right? That they were rushing things to no end, that they were leaving a LOT of scenes that, while didn’t develop the story, they did developed the characters and their relationships. And thus, the 1st season received a big BOOOOH from the original game players.
In a series, not everything is about advancing the stories, or about the OMG factor. Sometimes you have to stop, feel an everyday life of the characters, look at how the characters struggle with every little things they need in order to accomplish their goal so that you can FEEL for the characters, not just for the story.
Overall, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni is not about a story about killer loli’s, or a mistery thriller, like the first season seemed to be. Higurashi no Naku koro Ni is a story about friendship, and overall about trust. You can’t feel the author intention if you aren’t presented with all the efforts the protagonists are making in order to protect it.
If anything, I would have liked for the anime makers to pace the arcs a little slower so they could fit in all the left out scenes, but you have to take into account productions costs as well…
What’s gonna happen to Irie-sensei? They never explained why he would suicide before..
Poor tomitake-san… ¬¬ taht b*tch, I knew she was a slut even before the Kai series.
@divine: if anything, Claymore’s last episodes are streched out, not the other way around. The battle with the lion was extremely dragged out, and it’s all a piss poor improvisation to close the anime. And please, don’t bring Naruto to a discussion about decent anime.
Now, back to Higurashi.. man, do I hate that bitch’s voice. I hate it *almost* as much as the expression “killer lolis”, so the second part of the episode was a real torture.
I hope the good ending involves her being killed in a gruesome manner.
Proto: I agree every episode doesn’t need a major “OMG factor” and I can appreciate shows where not much appears to happen on surface of each episode. Often for such series, when it’s viewed in its entirety, you get to see the added story development of those episodes. Given that, whose complaint was that the first season was exactly the opposite? If it’s more the manga purist, then (I never thought I’d be saying this, because I was once a manga purist) they need to realize that telling a story via a show is much different than a book. A reader can control his/her own pace to his/her liking simply by reading faster or slower; however, for a show, you watch it at the pace it’s presented. It’s hard to find a good balance on what pace will appeal to most users, so I guess this is entirely up for debate. Personally, I loved the pace of the first season. ^_^ v
hwernq: Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion I guess. For Claymore, I get the feeling that if you (generally speaking) didn’t read the manga and aren’t a real purist to it, you can appreciate that the anime was “true” to the manga for the most part and “works well as a 26 episode series”. The show keeps the viewer thoroughly entertained every episode by showing a “fair amount” of plot/character development and still manages to keep him/her longing for the next episode.
Now! I know how to prevent all of this from happening! Kill of that blond chick first, and then get rid of the uncle and everyone is fine! (just deal with the minor problems with Mion and Rena and keichi later) =P
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Irie has to be removed as he is senior in command to Takano
I knew takano was very suspicious from the start. Now i really hate, i just saw her as an annoyance before, but now i really hate her. Hope she gets killed at least, in a very cruel way.
Ever since season 1 it’s been pretty much in our faces that something’s ‘off’ with Takano. And in Tatarigoroshi-hen I suspected that Takano had Jirou in her trunk when she picked up Kei… now that just been confirmed.
Haha, what an awesome episode. Takano is so awesome, I hope she kills everyone. Long live Droopy-tan and down with the haters.
she does kill everyone at the end of this arc
so without spoiling we have confirmation of secret army research @ Hinamizawa concerning bio-weapons… Takano even has rank of major. Its nice to see hints from first season show up like ride with Tomitake in trunk or 24 hours dead body – remember Ooishi mentioning this in one of first season arcs?
So whats with the 12th episode? It was far a week since the last and nothing? Dont tell they canceled it for the same reason as School Days?
Yeah, just like School Days. Damn them all!
Takano is only the tip of the iceberg, and is only a pawn herself in comparison to the whole half season that’s left to go.
We know now that she’s responsible for a lot of the damage from season 1, but we still don’t know who it is that is pulling her and the Yamainu’s strings from Tokyo.
Also, Rika’s forced reincarnation for well over a century still remains unresolved, and there well may be powers present that are unrelated to Takano that are responsible for this. I’ll be keeping an eye on Hanyuu.
OMG …I don’t want it to end in despair again…poor Rika-chama…;_;
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Episode 12 is out and subbed, i’m surprised that there hasn’t been a new blog entry yet.
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Did jaalin stop blogging this series?
lol this anime is episode 13 now and still there is no blog what happen?
Jaalin fail because he didn’t make any announcemont if he stop blogging the series. Plus he only like comedy series only.
It’s a shame, because the latest arc is amazing.
does anyone else think that this series didn’t get justice on this website?