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Mr. Arashi's Amazing Freak Show

on Aug 18, 2011

I initially didn't want to review this, but since there's so little information about it on the site I changed my mind and decided to go for a relatively short look on what is probably the most macabre Manga I've read. Story: 5/10 Story wise, Midori is comprised of a somewhat unoriginal premise: a traveling circus of freaks reminiscent of the movie from the 30's performing in front of amused visitors. An orphan named Midori is forced to join the circus as a performer and is constantly abused physically, mentally and sexually by her cruel and deformed colleagues. The story itself is a pretty good and... See full review

5/10 story
8/10 art
5/10 characters
5/10 overall

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Yoigoshi-hen

on Apr 2, 2011

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Yoigoshi-hen, or it's english title 'Beyond Midnight Arc' is a sidestory to the original series. The sidestories can be read in any order, but reading them aren't necesarry to understand the main story. They are simply short stories for those who enjoy the world of Higurashi. This sidestory takes place 20 years after the great Hinamizawa disaster that killed the village's entire population. The village has been abandoned for twenty years, yet on the same night five strangers (among them a certain Mion Sonozaki) meet eachother. One of them bears a striking resemblance with... See full review

6/10 story
8/10 art
7/10 characters
7/10 overall

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Himatsubushi-hen

on Mar 3, 2011

The last volume of the original manga series. As usual my review concerns the question arc, and not the answer arc, as that would contain too many spoilers. I can say though, that the answers are satisfying. The town of Hinamizawa is protesting against the government who wants to build a dam right on the town's location. This has led to several acts of violence, and now the grandson of a minister supporting the dam project has been kidnapped. The police Akasaka is sent to Hinamizawa to investigate whether or not the town is responsible. There he meets the mysterious Rika who tries to convince him to go... See full review

10/10 story
7/10 art
10/10 characters
8.8/10 overall

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Tatarigoroshi-hen

on Mar 3, 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... See full review

10/10 story
8.5/10 art
10/10 characters
9.4/10 overall

Higurashi When They Cry: Cotton Drifting Arc

on Mar 2, 2011

The story quickly jumps back to where it started in the first volume, although this time the chain of events is different. This volume pays a lot of attention to developing Mion's character. Her twin sister Shion is introduced, which opens up a great opportunity for twists in the future. So, in terms of characters, this volume is an improvement. Also, I can't decide whether or not it's my imagination playing me a trick, but I also felt that the artwork was slightly better. Something about the characters and the lines seem better than it did in volume 1. The amount of sillyness is as high as in previous... See full review

10/10 story
8.5/10 art
10/10 characters
9.6/10 overall

Higurashi When They Cry: Abducted By Demons Arc

on Mar 1, 2011

Since I find it odd that nobody has written a review for this manga, I decided to make an attempt to do so. I will be writing a short review for each volume, and then make a conclusion after I've read the last one. In volume 1 we are quickly introduced to the tranquil town of Hinamizawa. Our protanogist is Maebara Keiichi who has recently moved into town. It wasn't long until he met the four girls Mion, Rika, Rena and Satoko, and now they are all in the same club learning more about eachother for every day that passes. On the night of Watanagashi (a festival) Keiichi is told about the mysterious curse... See full review

9/10 story
7.5/10 art
7/10 characters
7.8/10 overall

Battle Royale

on Jan 24, 2011

I assume most fans of manga or Asian culture in general has heard of 'Battle Royale'. For the minority that does not know, it's about a futuristic Japan where random classes of ninth-graders are kidnapped and brought to an island.   Here they are provided with random weapons, and are given the instructions to kill eachother. The last person standing gets to survive and go home. Our protanogist is Shuya Nanahara, He is the boy in the class with the highest sense of moral, and he teams up with a shy girl named Noriko, and promise her that he'll protect her until the end. They run into a guy named... See full review

9/10 story
7/10 art
10/10 characters
8/10 overall