When They Cry: Kai - Ura Higu

Alt title: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai: Ura Higu

DVD Special (24 eps x 1 min)
2007 - 2008
3.553 out of 5 from 2,016 votes
Rank #5,111

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It really feels pointless to write a review for 'Ura Higu' but since there's very little information about it here on Anime-Planet I thought I'd just explain what it is. Ura Higu consists of 24 very short extras' (ranging from 25 to about 50 seconds) that have not officially been English subbed; however they are available on the internet. I'm not sure of their origin but most likely they can be found on The Japanese 'Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kai' box set. 'Kai' has yet to be released outside of Japan due to controversies involving a 16 year old girl killing her father, so as of now the only way of seeing these extras is using the internet, unless you know Japanese good enough to own the Japanese box set. These extras' seem sort of pointless, but then again they are extras' and are not meant to contribute anything to the story. Extra number 1 features a grown-up Rena advising Oiishi about insurance policies. That was kind of amusing, but after that there's really not much to laugh about. Another example includes Rena trying to stop her skirt from flying up, as she's not wearing any underwear. And another extra has Rika grabbing Mion's breasts with an almost obsessed facial expression. Rating the story, characters, sound etc. would feel kind of silly as there's no real point to this. However, I give it an overall rating of 3. It's pointless and rarely amusing, but if you liked 'Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni' then maybe (just maybe) you'll be able to find something of value.  

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