Higurashi’s back, bitches!

Higurashi’s famed for its lighthearted, slice of life starts and quick descents into madness and bloodshed. But this was admittedly a throwaway ep. There was no hint of danger to come. It was just a fun, fan-service filled episode, reintroducing the whole cast within a normal universe.

Basically, the story is (and it’s not much of a story), Mion’s uncle gives Keiichi a pair of cursed swimming briefs if he’s able to wear them for 3 hours, telling him that it’ll turn him into a stud. In actuality, Mion’s uncle read the directions wrong, and Keiichi is in danger of becoming a narcissist. Mion learns of this and rounds up the whole group to capture Keiichi and strip him of his briefs (and give him a pair of comical swan briefs). So some hilarity ensues, and after much struggle, they succeed in stripping Keiichi naked, tempting Rena to go omochikaeri with Keiichi’s sea bear. I’ll plan to do a more “standard” review and impression for future eps when the storyline picks up. In the meanwhile, check out just as planned for a nicely written walkthrough.

I was a little disappointed that this ep wasn’t tied into a larger story, considering they’re only doing 5 of these, but like I’ve mentioned before, any Higurahsi day is a good day. And I stand by that. It looks like we’ll get much more of the famed drama in the following episode.

Animation and character designs were clean and well done. Everyone looked really good. Although I’m not sure I like how they filled the eyes with more solid colors. It does seem to provide good contrast when they showed the crazy eyes a couple times. I’m not digging the new OP that much. It’s definitely a step down from the first two, but the ED is a classic Higurashi-style ED, and is very, very good.

It’s not what I expected, but I’m just glad to see Higurashi back. And I’m really looking forward to the new arc when that’s released in a couple weeks. The best is yet to come.

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The speedo or…

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The swan suit? I would’ve just gone with the swan.

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Whoa, Rena’s grown up!

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Mion’s… thighs are amazing

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I knew Keiichi was a lolicon all along.

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And a perv.

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Proof is in the loli. Rika’s subsequent flying butt smash was too cute.

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Hauu~ Hauu~ I noticed Rena stole Hanyuu’s line a couple times during the ep.

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Takano – nuts regardless of the universe.

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Looking forward to more of the Higurashi eyes.

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Color filled eyes don’t work as well in Shion’s case.

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These were the last guys I expected to see half naked. Especially Oishi.

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Wait for it…

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“Omochikaeri!”

2 Replies to “Higurashi’s back, bitches!”

  1. I had no idea what Chie-sensei had D-swords but you can easily tell this isn’t chaos;head tv by the the level of detail and animation.

    I can’t say that I was too happy seeing guys without shirts in Higurashi especially Ooishi. I think I burned my eyes a little there. Hopefully, it won’t happen again. Also, MAL is down again.. wait no it isn’t. I don’t know what’s going these days but something is up 😐

    keikakudoori’s last blog post..Higurashi REI OVA 1 Shame Exposing Chapter. ~Hauu. Omochikaeri. Even if god forgives you I won’t if you don’t watch it. Soul Brothers united. The craziness continues.

    1. oh, i had forgotten the nightmare that was chaos;head. thanks for reminding me. 😯 i can’t wait til the real masters show em how it’s done.

      shirtless mr. delicious wasn’t delicious enough for you? at least he had proper swim trunks on 😛

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