Higurashi Can Do No Wrong

Higurashi can make as many filler episodes as it wants. Lazy premises, cheesy jokes, plot holes, rampant pedophilia—who cares? I will watch every one, buy all the merchandise, and then burn it when I find out the seiyuu aren’t virgins.

Only Higurashi can get away with an opening theme called Happy! Lucky! Dochy!

The Higurashi franchise has seen a steady regression in its opening themes.

  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (Perfect)
  • Naraku no Hana (Different title, still thematically appropriate)
  • Super Scription of Data (Irrelevant title, still sung by Eiko Shimamiya)
  • Happy! Lucky! Dochy! (Irrelevant, sung by seiyuu, questionable romanization)

Yet not only is this crappy song stuck in my head, I also spent about two straight hours listening to the magical girl song from episode 2.

Entertaining filler is normally a product of great characters, but I don’t consider any of the Higurashi characters great except Rika, who doesn’t even stand out until Higurashi Kai. The rest of the characters aren’t bad by any means; they’re simply role players. If Higurashi were a sports team, I’d say the characters mainly seem good because of the system they’re playing in. They should’ve lost their charm when the plot and atmosphere changed, yet they’re amusing as ever.

I could say the writing is great, though I couldn’t say it with a straight face. I could say the animation is great, except it probably isn’t, I don’t care, and I couldn’t tell great animation from crap even if I weren’t blind. The best explanation I can come up with is that the characters built up a lot of good will back when they were killing each other. Now they can get away with murder.

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I wouldn't mind seeing 15 more filler episodes

  1. ZakuAbumi says:

    This marks the birth of the tasteless Pedo-Raptor and therefore the end of our world. We are doomed, doomed, I say! Giving this crap a higher rating than the GitS series is… words fail to describe this.

    On an unrelated sidenote: DEEN, I don’t care about your poor sales, Umineko sequel when?

    • Baka-Raptor says:

      To be fair, GitS had its fair share of filler and pedophilia. Yes, robot pedophilia is still pedophilia.

      If DEEN doesn’t make it, I’ll make it. Flip-book style if I have to.

  2. Marow says:

    Well, dang, now I got that song stuck in my head for the rest of the day.

    I haven’t watched Higurashi, but I know the “secret” of it. Would is still be a good watch?

  3. Free Radical Prions says:

    And then. When you have finished watching every season of this show, and have witnessed the true reason behind the killings. You may begin…

    *ahem*

    I AM THE LIVE ACTION OF MY ADAPTATION
    CREATIVE LIBERTY IS MY BODY AND ADAPTATION DECAY IS MY BLOOD
    I HAVE CREATED OVER A THOUSAND DORAMAS
    UNKNOWN TO AUTHOR’S INTENT NOR KNOWN TO PLOT CONTINUITY
    HAVE WITHSTOOD CRITICISM TO CREATE MANY INCONSISTENCIES
    YET, THOSE ORIGINAL CREATORS WILL NEVER RECEIVE MY GRATITUDE
    SO AS I PRAY, UNLIMITED J-DRAMA WORKS.

    http://www.dramacrazy.net/japanese-movie/higurashi-no-naku-koro-ni/

    And then, the improved second one;

    http://www.dramacrazy.net/japanese-movie/higurashi-no-naku-koro-ni-chikai/

    • Baka-Raptor says:

      Could’ve used this 4–16 months ago. Now it’s going all way at the end of the backlog. Won’t even think about touching it until I’ve finished the next 200 episodes of Gintama.

      • Free Radical Prions says:

        Or, if you’re watching Rumbel-subs. Then the next 160+ episodes of Gintama. Here’s to finishing the show some time this year…

  4. The Yoshinator says:

    Awesome filler is awesome. Unrelated, but my friend keeps yelling at me to watch Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Should I, or is it not worth my time?

  5. Caraniel says:

    I thought Higurashi Kira was nothing but wrong…..

    • Baka-Raptor says:

      If you’re talking about Rika rubbing her ass against a window, I agree, that’s the worst thing I’ve ever seen in my life.

      Can’t spell “free pass” without “ass”.

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