Why some of the character boxes difficult to edit?
What's on your mind?
I recently watched the anime and ova, and don't know what to watch/read more in this title.
What else can I see that wasn't in the anime?
Will there be a sequel?
If there is a continuation, when?
Where can I download a visual novel with full coverage of all the arches, even with a non-original translation?
Maybe there are alternative titles with characters from here?
Sorry about my broken English, it's not my native language.
Why did Onikakushi rewind, even though Rika never died in that arc? Maybe I'm missing something, but that has been bugging me for a while now? Only Keiichi, Rena, Mion (and of course Tomitake) died in that arc. Or would Rika haven been killed by Takano in front of the shrine or something after the arc ends. I just found it unclear and I am a bit confused :)
How old are the characters?
I figured I would direct discussion to a thread rather than have it spread across User Talk pages. As far as I have wandered myself throught the Japanese and English Sound Novels, the ages are not given. Bringing in the manga version of Matsuribiyashi-hen I have read, "comic" end pages have Mion asking Shion's advice on how to develop a relationship with Keiichi with comically disasterous results in her final year. Another manga-only arc has Shion hounding Mion to prepare for her exams.
So, one should expect that since most Japanese high school students enter at 16, this puts Mion at the end of Matsuribiyashi-hen at the age of 15-16.
However, we have--reportedly since I have not seen it myself--the relatively newer Matsuri gives years for the birth of Mion and Shion. This would, according to it, put their age at 17.
"What We've Got Here is . . . a FAILURE to . . . communicate!":
One can argue for the age at either end of the range of about 15-17ish given the fact that Hinamizawa Branch School is not exactly an academic powerhouse what with Keiichi having to do a lot of the teaching, and Shion absent for long periods from her academy which could delay their entrance into high school or none of that applies and they are about 15 with Mion planning to take her examines that year to enter high school.
"Some Men . . . You Just . . . Can't Reach!":
So what is the evidence? Aside from the obvious "they are young teens!" and "not in a proper high school" puts them in the 15ish range for Shion, Mion, and Keiichi? I highly doubt that, even for his sanity, if Keiichi was in a high school his parents sent him to an essentially middle school!
Another editor Pteryon cites some Tweets and recollections from people that claim the Author basically states they are middle school aged. He does not give actual ages, unfortunately in what he linked on his wall. Fine. I also do expect the Author may not have really considered that level of exactitude. Pteryon further claims that the Matsuri increased the ages to better the appeal of the games. I am not sure I buy that, but I would love a reference for it. Therefore:
"You Run One Time? You Get Yourself a Set of Chains. You Run Two Times, You Get Yourself Two Chains. You Won't Need No Third Set 'Cause You're Going to Get Your Mind Right!":
I suggest this and welcome comment:
- Hold Off on Editing Ages for Now
- Someone with Access to Matsuri please take a screen capture of the Japanese which lists the year Mion and Shion were born.
- Any other indication of age from the Sound Novels should be screen captured as well.
- A "When and Where" the interview with the Author and, preferably, something more verifiable than "I remember."
With that, we can decide on an age range for characters and give a footnote(s) like: "According to the author . . . blah . . . blah 15" and "According to Matsui born in 1923, Cryogenically Preserved Unti . . . blah . . . blah . . . 17.3"
Footnote is not unheard of in the Wikia, particularly with characters whose stories take years for a few months and the authors wish to keep it them contemporary. Guides and previous issues may have different dates!
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle forgot where Watson was wounded in Afghanistan . . . and also his name.
Was the original visual novel ever fully translated? If it was where can i legally purchase it?
For some reason the ost: "Dear you" makes me feel really nostalgic. It feels like i've heard something similar like it before. Anyone else feel that way? Also has anyone already found the ost i'm looking for?
In Kai episode 22, 12:57, what does Shion whisper to Keichi right before they climb down the well?
First thread of the section.
Reason: User alerted me to a funny and official parody of Higurashi in a moe anime. I agree we should include a reference to it. This reminded me that I have wanted to "dress up" individual pages for the individual anime episodes.
"Our Anime Episode Pages are Bad . . . and We Should Feel Bad": So I decided to "borrow" the basic layout from another Wikia I defile. Obviously, we would need to create a specific "infobox" as a template. I am not going to do that, I want input.
and click on the "source" to see some of the things that could be useful for Higurashi. Yes, for THIS example some of the entries are "jokes" since I just want imput and am searching for these details of this specific parody episode. We could use the "Title Cards" for each episode as an Episode Picture, for example.
For those interested in the details on THIS parody see these links:
animenewsnetwork: Last Period parodies Higurashi and the actual scene.This and Other Parodies in the Future:
I decided to "put" it in the Anime Only category. Let me know what you think, suggest, and other things about the layout. Some elements of this basic form will not apply for this parody. It may not apply to other parodies/references. So, for example, if Enma Ai ended her "Ippen shindemiru?" with "Nipaa?" then you would just have a page for that episode without much of the other details.
So let me know what you all think.
I ran across this claim recently, and was wondering if anyone had any idea if it was true. I looked up various Ryukishi07 interviews, but didn't see anything.
These pages feel quite, how to phrase it... "lifeless", many episode pages do not have that much information, and both of these (TIPS and episodes) are DESPERATELY in need of images. While images for TIPS may be, rather mundane to get, I really think we should start galleries for and complete episode pages. I don't really know how people screenshot things... so... if anyone knows...
In Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai episode 13 Keiichi gets shot by Takano Miyo but before he dies he whispers something while the gang is around him. I was wondering what that was sense it wasn't really revealed.
What ways do you want to see this wiki improved? Maybe some of us can get on making wiki articles for missing anime episodes and the like. Is there anything else we can do to improve the experience here?
So I've been thinking about Rika's approach towards certain scenerios and why she doesn't do this and that.
1) So back in Onikakushi, Keiichi contracts the hinamizawa syndrome and gradually descend into insanity. So my question follows as why she doesn't use the syringe to neutralize the syndrome. She tried to either use it on Shion but failed misearbly, and on Rena in Tsumihoroboshi-hen. So why doesn't she use the medicine on the victims of the syndrome in the all of the parallel worlds? Even though she dies as it's her destiny, her friends won't suffer in the process.
2) In Minagoroshi-hen, Rika is surprised by Keiichi changing the game Mion had planned at the toy store. Why is that? There are multiple same possibilities in the decades she has exeperienced the same parallel worlds. But somehow, this is suppoedly different. The explaination by the author just feels cheap and weak. If Keiichi could change a tragedy by not giving the doll to Rena, but Mion instead, why doesn't she take action to prevent it?
3) Hanyu is a entity which only Rika can see and converse with. She has been with her throughout the 100 years of looping in the hinamisawa 1983 universe. In all of the seperate worlds, Tomitake and Takano gets killed at the Cotton drifting festival. After decades of experiencing the same scenario, do they not question the inevitable destiny of them getting killed? Why doesn't Hanyu follow them 24/7 to catch the perpetrator?
Would love if someone could explain or tell if I missed something. Thanks .
So I was looking around on the internet for some Higurashi content and I stumbled accross somthing about Higurashi for the Gameboy Advance. There really wasn't any info I could find about it other than two videos, one forum post, and a download on the IsoZone. I downloaded it and it appeared to be the same as the one shown in the videos. The game seems to be a complete recreation of the question arcs from the orginal game on PC and it even starts with a link to 07thExpansion's webpage. So since I couldn't find much info on it I was wondering you guys could tell me if this is an actual game made/endorsed by 07thexpansion, or if you guys know anything about it?
I made a forum, and so far there's a couple of people on it who are also interested in Higurashi. In this forum, there's psychological horror to the max, and just plain murder. Did I mention mystery, by any chance? Cuz' there's a lot of that, too. Your goal is to survive through Hinamizawa, and solve it's mystery. It is roleplay based, and you'd love it.
Higurashi VR game in development. Whenever I think the series is dead, there's a new game coming out.
In the Tatarigoroshi-hen arc why do Keiichi's friends insist that they saw him at the festival even though he was busy killing Satoko's uncle? I've considered that they were trying to cover up for him but that doesn't seem to make sense given that the only person he ever told about the murder was Irie, who thought it was merely an HS-induced fantasy, and besides Irie the only person who seemed to know about it was Takano, for some reason. Also, if Keiichi did actually kill Teppei Hojou then who put Satoko in the hot bathtub where he found her later, or did she do that to herself out of the madness brought on by her worsening HS? Finally, was it the Yamainu who removed the corpse from where Keiichi hid it? That seems like the only plausible explanation since Takano was the only person who appeared convinced that the murder actually took place, but what reason would she have for wanting to help Keiichi avoid arrest? Forgive me if there are obvious answers to these questions that I am overlooking.
I'm still tying to understand a couple of things- I've read higurashi/higurashi KAI VN and watched the whole anime but I've gotten lost at this last episode. What does the scene where Rika and Hanyu talk mean? Why does Rika have to stay? What happens to Hanyu? Also if someone could explain to me this whole apocalypse thing it would be cool. Why isn't the emergency manual/doc no. 34/whatever you call it done? Can the hinamizawa syndrome develop that way without the death of the carrier queen?
And another question, are there any more VN chapters I can read in English? If so, where can I find them?
I hope you understood my bad english better than I understood the OVA