Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

September 17th, 2008 by

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (when cicadas cry) is an excellent horror anime/manga. It is based on a Japanese sound novel, a type of mystery game, and the goal is to figure out just what is going on before the end. The story centers around a village, and each episode/book contains a different set of events. It is a very interesting concept, and will be entertaining to all fans of the horror genre! One hard thing to wrap your brain around is that it is completely non-linear, Which makes it very difficult to guess the outcome of the story.  It’s convoluted twists and turns keep kept me at the edge of my seat the whole way through. Now, I personally recommend downloading the anime online and watching the subtitled version, because the voices seem to fit the parts very well. not only that, but the sound track is amazing, perfectly tuned to how the watcher is supposed to be feeling. All in all, a thoroughly worthwhile venture.

Caution: despite the cover’s cutsey look, this is not for the faint of heart. seriously. it scared the shit out of me.

2 Responses to “Higurashi no Naku Koro ni”

  1. jason Says:

    Hmm, this sounds kind of intriguing. I’m not familiar with a lot of manga, mostly knowing Ranma 1/2 and other stuff by that author. I read the first couple of Death Note collections earlier this year, and was kind of getting into it, but not enough to keep me going. Maybe I’ll check this one out.

  2. Patrick Says:

    Y’know, deathnote never really did it for me. I found the characters rather insipid. like they were trying to be really deep, but all they got was one dimensional. this is much better. but I still recommend watching it over reading it. it has perfect music.