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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Tatarigoroshi-hen

BASED ON 2 OF 2 VOLUMES READ
3 MAR
2011

Sigh... I promised myself that I would read 'Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni' in moderation, in order to be able to enjoy the story for a few weeks. However, that does no longer seem like a possibility, as it's become highly addictive.

In volume 3 the main focus lies on Satoko. When I was first introduced to her in volume 1 I found her annoying and that impression lasted until I read volume 3. In here we are given explanations for her irritating personality. It is revealed that she has a brother named Satoshi who ran away from his home about a year ago. Satoko is convinced that he will one day return, but Rena seems to lose her sanity every time the subject is mentioned.

The mystery is really improving as it keeps developing, and as we get better understandings for the characters, it's more enjoyable watching them doing every-day stuff like club activities. The artwork keeps the high quality I've gotten used to, combining cute with creepy.

Another thing I forgot to mention is that there are several different manga artists working with this manga. Their styles are similar to eachother, and frankly I didn't notice the change of artist at all. Also, in each volume the original creator of the story gives his opinion on the volume, which might be interesting to read.

Here are my grades:

Story: 10/10

Art: 8,5/10

Characters: 10/10

Entertainment Value: 9/10

Overall: 9,4

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comments

eleniyo1992 avatar eleniyo1992
Jul 18, 2012

I beleive the first volume of this arc was very boring, as the only thing we see is the characters doing club activities, which btw look very childish and stupid for me...And it's not like we haven't seen at all club activities in the other 5 vols =p

I see you realised that there are different artists for each arc! I wanted to mention it in your other two reviews but I read this review first XD Actually the fact that we have many different artists work on the same project made me collect the Higurashi manga. Seeing how each artist deals with the horror etc is very funny!

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