AnimeSuki Forums

Register Forum Rules FAQ Members List Social Groups Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   AnimeSuki Forum > Anime Discussion > Older Series > Retired > Higurashi

Notices

View Poll Results: Higurashi Kai Episode 4 Rating
Perfect 10 23 26.44%
9 out of 10 : Excellent 34 39.08%
8 out of 10 : Very Good 24 27.59%
7 out of 10 : Good 5 5.75%
6 out of 10 : Average 0 0%
5 out of 10 : Below Average 1 1.15%
4 out of 10 : Poor 0 0%
3 out of 10 : Bad 0 0%
2 out of 10 : Very Bad 0 0%
1 out of 10 : Painful 0 0%
Voters: 87. You may not vote on this poll

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 2007-07-29, 03:32   Link #41
Skyfall
Lost in my dreams...
 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Age: 28
Another episode that reminds me why i love Higurashi so much. The mood is absorbing and eerie, mystery is high as usual and you can feel Satoko's fear and Rika's depression. Humor in the beginning is very nice as well - i love the "club activities" (*cough* Yay for bouncy Shion *cough*).

People seem to be dropping really fast ... i have to wonder what type of resolution are we going to get next week. (At least i assume it will be the resolution ... and no - i don't watch previews). I wonder how those mysterious men tie in to all of this, seeing it has been a good while since their last appearance. Over i felt this episode to be perfectly done, and Higurashi definitely remains as one of my favorite animes. Eagerly looking towards the next episode.
__________________
Skyfall is offline  
Old 2007-07-29, 06:20   Link #42
Akabane_Kun
The no ending cycle...
 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Portugual
Age: 25
Wow what a really nice epi it makes us think even harder about the usual higurashi questions"who is the killer that is making this no end cycle" ,and even confuse ppl like me that had a high suspition about another individual being the killer and making us center our suspitions on the "4chan van ppl".
Its sad to see rika giving up on everything even on herself,do to probably all the failed attempts to save herself and the others, and really nice to see satoko doing something to protect others not being protect by others .
__________________
Akabane_Kun is offline  
Old 2007-07-29, 12:14   Link #43
Shion's Sanity
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2007
I still haven't seen it with subtitles, since no one seems to be release avi formats anymore.@_@
Shion's Sanity is offline  
Old 2007-07-29, 12:50   Link #44
FlareKnight
User of the "Fast Draw"
 
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Canada
Age: 27
Send a message via AIM to FlareKnight Send a message via MSN to FlareKnight
Hmm. Well for me it wasn't running all so smoothly on VLC player. Though media player classic allowed the episode to run smoothly for me without issues. Maybe you should try a different player for the episodes?

Anyways while these things always seem to end badly. I'm just hoping they can do something to at least not make it such a tragic defeat. If Rika and Satoko are just killed it won't change Rika's outlook and she's going to be stuck like that which won't help anything. So just hope those two can bring down the pain on whoever is coming near the house.
__________________
FlareKnight is offline  
Old 2007-07-29, 13:21   Link #45
Miko Miko
Imouto-Chan♥
*Graphic Designer
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: England
Age: 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shion's Sanity;
I still haven't seen it with subtitles, since no one seems to be release avi formats anymore.@_@
you can watch at Crunchyroll.com although the quality isn't that great it has subs.

Anyways i watched the episode and Feel bad for Satoko and Rika
__________________

Miko Miko is offline  
Old 2007-07-29, 13:30   Link #46
MarthX
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Age: 29
You shouldn't have problems with mkv if you use the CCCP pack and watch the videos in Media Player Classic.

Yakusamashi definitely ends on the next episode; That leaves 19 episodes for Minagoroshi and Matsuribayashi. People just watching Higurashi for the craziness and violence will probably be disappointed with the slower pace.
MarthX is offline  
Old 2007-07-29, 23:41   Link #47
Aisling
Junior Member
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Whoever scripted and/or directed this episode did a really good job, especially on the Rika and Tomitake scene...they made the whole scene even more tense and desperate feeling through the speed of certain actions...like Tomitake's super-fast nervous head rubbing. Very nicely done.
__________________
Aisling is offline  
Old 2007-07-30, 00:44   Link #48
Shion's Sanity
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2007
I just wish he had listened to her. He must have known it was possible for him to die that night of all nights.@_@
Shion's Sanity is offline  
Old 2007-07-30, 03:14   Link #49
Katsu Koneko
明日がある
 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: California
Age: 23
Send a message via AIM to Katsu Koneko Send a message via Skype™ to Katsu Koneko
This was an awesome episode, it was really intense with Satoko and Rika. :O the MIG are back and I was really surprised when one of them pulled the trigger on Kuma, he didn't have a chance. ;o;

I wonder what would have happened if Tomitake listen to Rika..*shrugs*

I really loved how Satoko cheered Rika up. So cuute~ ^^

With the whole stalker thing, I thought Satoko was going to be the one to crack in this arc.

Man I can't wait till episode 5~ The preview makes it sooo exciting and intense!
__________________

My AnimelistMy DeviantartMy Youtube
Rose Guns Days VN Status: EP2 [COMPLETED]
Index & Spinx banner Made by Pellissier / Keiichi & Rika Icon Made by Nabiki Asakura
Katsu Koneko is offline  
Old 2007-07-30, 04:22   Link #50
Shion's Sanity
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2007
Rika really didn't say much though. All she really said was, "Oh, by the way, you're going to die". She didn't tell him how to avoid his death, because she does not even know the details behind it. She should have tailed him. Not like she wasn't going to die anyway.O_O
Shion's Sanity is offline  
Old 2007-07-30, 05:46   Link #51
Exilon
Philosopher of theories
 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Portugal
Age: 22
Following him could be a solution, but remember: she can't leave the festival... which means, the only one that could supposedly find the truth about tomitake's death is unable to do so. If she could have followed him, I think she would have already done it. Remember that even Rika doesn't know all the details about the chain of events: she simply knows more than the other characters, but not enough to make a solid story that everyone will believe.
Exilon is offline  
Old 2007-07-30, 07:02   Link #52
JokerD
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
There's some talk of Satoko being the one to crack this time, but personally I don't think so. There should be more than the injections Satoko takes than just vitamins...

Could be the psycho prevention drug that Rika keeps trying to give people in the previous arcs.
JokerD is offline  
Old 2007-07-30, 09:48   Link #53
MrZombie
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Age: 31
It seems she's already started to though. There is no reason why the perpetrator would need to have Rika watched.
MrZombie is offline  
Old 2007-07-30, 11:21   Link #54
Shion's Sanity
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2007
Rika had already left the festival to chase after him. Besides, you never know if you don't keep taking chances.

I think the guy following her is Akasaka. True, he is a LOT less creepy than the guy, but there is a rough resemblance, and it would certainly be a twist. Maybe he remembered what she told him and returned to try and prevent her death?
Shion's Sanity is offline  
Old 2007-07-30, 11:29   Link #55
Klashikari
Swords•Maidens Maniac
*Graphic Designer
*Moderator
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Saitama, Japan
Age: 27
Send a message via Skype™ to Klashikari
1) Not really. it has been seen numerous times on other arcs she doesn't have the possibility. furthmore, people thinking she was going to the toilet is self explanatory for the time she can spend just after the ceremony. this is much more obvious in Onikakushi and Watanagashi

2) This is clearly not possible, especially with Himatsubushi and Reunion that Akasaka doesn't go back in this chapter most likely.
Klashikari is offline  
Old 2007-07-30, 11:37   Link #56
Shion's Sanity
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2007
We're never clearly shown she can't leave the festival. If she was able to for that long, there was nothing to prevent her from doing so longer. It's not like she had anything else to fear.

There's no proof it's not possible. All the previous chapters are "connected". but they are not the same. Reunion was not part of this arc, so much as an intro to the second season and a continuation/epilogue of the second answer arc. Himastsubushi is also just connected. Just because he never tried to help in that Hinamizawa, doesn't mean it will always be that way. He could very well make an effort to help her in the current one.
Shion's Sanity is offline  
Old 2007-07-30, 11:46   Link #57
FlareKnight
User of the "Fast Draw"
 
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Canada
Age: 27
Send a message via AIM to FlareKnight Send a message via MSN to FlareKnight
I do think Rika should take a chance on tailing Tomitake. Really with the amount of deaths she's had why not? Who cares if you get in trouble for leaving, what are they going to do? Kill you? Doubt that scares her much since she feels she'll be killed anyways. Be useful to get the truth and make use of it in the future. Though if this is your one chance at breaking this I can understand not wanting to take the risk.

Do feel bad for Rika's despair after she fails to stop him though. Really just gives up at that point and feels she can't change what's about to go down. Satoko is one interesting person this time around. Did feel she had the most potential for a crazy killing spree. Certainly hearing that Rika is going to be killed and then not having her confirm it later would be a concern to her. Plus not having people believe her fears could foster a me against the world kind've thing.

Though right now it seems she'll do everything in her power (which of course is limited) to save Rika from the threat that's coming. Have to work under the assumption that Satoko is right about the stalker. I mean someone killed that cop, this wasn't in Satoko's viewpoint.
__________________
FlareKnight is offline  
Old 2007-07-30, 12:06   Link #58
Shion's Sanity
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2007
We are showed who killed the cop though. No proof that it was the stalker. If the stalker was busy following Satoko and Rika, he hardly would have had the time to go and try to break into some place and kill a passerby who caught him.
Shion's Sanity is offline  
Old 2007-07-30, 12:30   Link #59
Klashikari
Swords•Maidens Maniac
*Graphic Designer
*Moderator
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Saitama, Japan
Age: 27
Send a message via Skype™ to Klashikari
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shion's Sanity View Post
We're never clearly shown she can't leave the festival. If she was able to for that long, there was nothing to prevent her from doing so longer. It's not like she had anything else to fear.
to be more accurate, the time she spent with tomitake was rather short. however, there was no indication when he died. therefor, there isn't any guarantee she would have the time either, and she was struck again in her hopelessness.
Quote:
There's no proof it's not possible. All the previous chapters are "connected". but they are not the same. Reunion was not part of this arc, so much as an intro to the second season and a continuation/epilogue of the second answer arc. Himastsubushi is also just connected. Just because he never tried to help in that Hinamizawa, doesn't mean it will always be that way. He could very well make an effort to help her in the current one.
It is true there isn't anything which prevent him to come back, (actually, that might be like Teppei : depends on the situaiton). however, what i meant with Reunion and Himatsubushi is rather his "faction" : chances that he "switch" his side is near to none.
also, as a comparaison :
Spoiler for Stalker picture, Akasaka Picture:

the ressemblance is not really existant.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Shion's Sanity View Post
We are showed who killed the cop though. No proof that it was the stalker. If the stalker was busy following Satoko and Rika, he hardly would have had the time to go and try to break into some place and kill a passerby who caught him.
The culprit of Kumatani's incident isn't alone, as shown shortly after his deed.
Klashikari is offline  
Old 2007-07-30, 12:36   Link #60
Shion's Sanity
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2007
Akasaka could have always gotten a tan! Besides that, I do see a bit of a resemblance between them.

I know he wasn't alone, but it was still just that one guy who actually did it.

And given the usual rough estimate of Tomitake's death, it would seem he died soon after talking to Rika. Because she had just finished her dance, and the festival was about over. is another reason. In the first arc, it was at the end of the festival that Keiichi met with Tomitake and Takano, and according to Oishi, Tomitake was found dead shortly after talking with him.
Shion's Sanity is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:19.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
We use Silk.