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Old 08-11-2007, 05:12 PM   #1
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Default Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai
(a.k.a. When They Cry 2)


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I didn't realise this had been made until i noticed the extra word in the title, but it seems to have started airing last month. Has anyone started following it?
it's the sequel to Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni if you hadn't noticed :p

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Old 08-12-2007, 08:48 AM   #2
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Yeah, I've been following Kai since it began airing and I must say I really like it so far. The series this time around is beginning to answer questions that were left unanswered in the first season.

From what I know Kai will be telling the last two answer arcs Minagoroshi-hen (which I've heard is supposed to answer almost everything about the mysteries surrounding Hinamizawa) and Matsuribayashi-hen (where all the pieces of puzzle finally come together) as well as an anime only arc Yakusamashi-hen which recaps information from the first season as well give some information that was left out of the first season, as well as introducing us to zombie tag .

My impression of the series is that it will be focusing more around answering the mysteries rather than the murders which the first season was so famous for. I would definitely recommend following this season to anyone who was a fan of Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni.
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Old 08-12-2007, 09:47 AM   #3
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So far it has been a good series, but as emed795 said it is focusing a lot more on mystery than murder this time round. I only hope they don't give too much away, as one of the things I liked most about the first series was that you never really found out who or what was behind the murders.

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Old 08-13-2007, 07:37 AM   #4
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\yeah, I'm starting to get what you mean about mystery over murder, I just watched the first 3 episodes and everyone seems far too sane. And the cutesy bits just don't work without the psychosis to balance them out.
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There will be psychosis, don't worry :p. At least I hope so, they can't call something a 'Massacre Chapter' then leave out the violence...
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Old 08-14-2007, 04:16 AM   #6
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Still it's more for mystery than slaughter. Last ep of first arc didn't show us anything that wasn't seen before in matter of bloody solutions. But


Sec season has more comedy as well. And yeah, zombie tag is so fucking hilarious and ... creepy, haha. Swanny Kei-kun is also great village attraction :P

And sec arc


Rena's bloody machete should be the greatest tourist attraction! FTW!!! ^^'
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Isn't this series (and the first series) confusing?
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The first series didn't really bother to explain itself and left lots of questions unanswered, but that was part of the appeal, really.
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The first series didn't really bother to explain itself and left lots of questions unanswered, but that was part of the appeal, really.
Ditto, that's what I loved about the first series. Whereas this series is beginning to answer it all, so far I'm not liking it as much. Hopefully this arc will end well, with a few psychotic murders as usual, and hopefully they shall explain a bit more about Hanyuu too towards the end.
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Old 08-14-2007, 07:55 AM   #10
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Yeah I haven't really been able to get stuck in to the second series. I had to abandon it and go on a Those Who Hunt Elves bender instead.
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