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View Poll Results: Higurashi Episode 8 Rating
Perfect 10 57 41.30%
9 out of 10 : Excellent 47 34.06%
8 out of 10 : Very Good 25 18.12%
7 out of 10 : Good 6 4.35%
6 out of 10 : Average 2 1.45%
5 out of 10 : Below Average 0 0%
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 1 0.72%
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Old 2006-05-29, 04:48   Link #101
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Is it just me, or is there a rather sizeable clue in the "Jail cell" scene, that people have glossed over?

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Old 2006-05-29, 05:20   Link #102
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To clear a few things up:

1. Mion knocked Keiichi out with the taser in the original sound novel, not a rock like in the anime. So for those of you who's thinking Keiichi's delusional because he got bonked over the head, you can assume that's not the case (well, unless you have another reason to think he's delusional).

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To be more accurate, Mion didn't "kill everyone", she "killed everyone she wanted to kill".

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Is it just me, or is there a rather sizeable clue in the "Jail cell" scene, that people have glossed over?

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Unfortunately, no, that's just a special effect and is unrelated to the mystery.
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Old 2006-05-29, 08:50   Link #103
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Old 2006-05-29, 09:38   Link #104
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Since I asked and you went through all the trouble to answer, Thanks! Puts a lot of perspective into the responsibility held by the Sonozaki family.
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Old 2006-05-29, 11:36   Link #105
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Is it just me, or is there a rather sizeable clue in the "Jail cell" scene, that people have glossed over?

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As Sushi said, that's a common technique in anime for someone acting quickly but stealthily. Doesn't neccesarily mean anything. Heck, even if it did, Higurashi doesn't seem to be the kind of anime where it's wise to rely soley on visual clues.

Anyway, now that I've seen the episode in question and am not to damn tired to phrase my thoughts intelligably...

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Old 2006-05-29, 12:23   Link #106
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Wink Wait a second!

Wait a second:

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Or maybe it's just what she said:

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Old 2006-05-29, 12:55   Link #107
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Wait a second:

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Tatarigoroshi-hen is also the most confusing (complex?) chapter of them all. Watanagashi-hen's ending was confusing, but it's nothing compared to Tatarigoroshi-hen, which will have more twists and turns than a rollercoaster.
I can't wait! It seems that I will have to take notes while watching it in order to come up with a theory that makes any sense.

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Old 2006-05-29, 15:55   Link #108
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Now that I think about it, only Mion went psycho for this chapter.
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Old 2006-05-29, 16:33   Link #109
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Now that I think about it, only Mion went psycho for this chapter.

It may not necessarily be "psycho", but:

Photographer clawed out his throat.
Rika repeatedly stabbed her own head with butcher's knife.
Shion (?) jumped out of the window after she got into a quarrel with herself.
Keichi saw Mion/Shion attacking him after she died.
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Old 2006-05-29, 16:39   Link #110
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It may not necessarily be "psycho", but:

Photographer clawed out his throat.
Rika repeatedly stabbed her own head with butcher's knife.
Shion (?) jumped out of the window after she got into a quarrel with herself.
Keichi saw Mion/Shion attacking him after she died.
I mean really really crazy.
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Old 2006-05-29, 16:39   Link #111
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It may not necessarily be "psycho", but:

Photographer clawed out his throat.
Rika repeatedly stabbed her own head with butcher's knife.
Shion (?) jumped out of the window after she got into a quarrel with herself.
Keichi saw Mion/Shion attacking him after she died.
Yes, indeed. Everyone had a kind of psycho moment in Watanagashi-hen.
Except, maybe, Satoko-chan. Poor little girl, got killed because Mion (Shion/Demon/Whatev) wanted to have fun. D:

Even Rena had psycho moments if you think for a moment... She acted like a profissional detective, and she even owned Oishi. How can not this be psycho? ;P
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Old 2006-05-29, 16:40   Link #112
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So basically, everyone went psycho
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Old 2006-05-29, 19:03   Link #113
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So um... this epilouge-ish thing with Rena's fate.... what else does it say??? Care to enlighten us Sushi-Y?
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Old 2006-05-29, 21:25   Link #114
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So um... this epilouge-ish thing with Rena's fate.... what else does it say??? Care to enlighten us Sushi-Y?
That one was not in Watanagashi-hen persay. It was in it's respective answer chapter, Meakashi-hen. So, until we get there, we can't say for sure if the anime will do it or not. Let's wait and see.
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Old 2006-05-30, 04:50   Link #115
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Old 2006-05-30, 09:31   Link #116
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Even Rena had psycho moments if you think for a moment... She acted like a profissional detective, and she even owned Oishi. How can not this be psycho? ;P
Actually, I suspect Rena was quite sane in this one - piercingly so.
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Old 2006-05-30, 14:22   Link #117
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Actually, I suspect Rena was quite sane in this one - piercingly so.
Second that. My sweet Rena is a genius in this arc (hmm... genius from madness is not far away... )

Eh, is Keiichi a total moron or what? I mean, come on, Mion just confessed everything You have a serial killer before you, a crime lord, a mafia boss, and you stroll around and talk idly? Even if we assume that Rena and Mion were really close friends so Rena wants to support her if she turns herself in, Keiichi (based on his reaction pattern) should have run off to get a bat ready. He got nuts for lesser reasons in the previous arc

Oh well... Keiichi is probably like Kenny in Southpark. He has to be killed in every arc in a different way
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Old 2006-05-31, 11:03   Link #118
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WOW. Nice episode. The animation quality was a little low during someof the tensest momments and the backgrounds felt a little too bright and cheerful for what should have been really creepy locations (but maybe I'm playing too much Resident Evil), but the overall impact of the episode was up there with episode 4! Big surprises, multiple climaxes, and a seeming hard left into the territory of the supernatural - all very very good.

I'm really glad the show is mixing it up this way, I was afraid it would start to form too much of predictable cycle. The mystery would keep me hooked, but the stories would get stale.

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Old 2006-05-31, 13:20   Link #119
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Err, didn't the photographer have dog tags? Could his connection not be going into the warehouse, but instead being part of Unit 731?

Also, first post! Another person who joined just cause of this awesome anime~
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Old 2006-05-31, 15:02   Link #120
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Interesting, with a history like that. Why would the Sonozaki want to revive the old Watanagashi tradition again? It makes outsider's perception on the Hinamizawa residents worse. Or do they feel that it can't get any better and they are using it to write fear into their enemies like the tips say.

I must say Watanagashi is way more confusing and intriguing than Onikakushi with the twin business and the old traditions coming into light... wait Tatarigoroshi tops it? I can't wait. Regarding the Mion/Shion zombies and duplicates, I feel like I should give up and say something supernatural is happening, though I'm still stubbornly hoping otherwise.

Anyway after thinking for a few days and still without any big theory in mind, I think I'll just present my thoughts on some of the smaller questions first. To help my own writing, I'll use onee whenever I'm refering to the same person that is the evil Mion in episode 8.

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As usual, I have no way to piece my conclusions together, I wonder how many of them are wrong. There are alot more I'm still wondering, the reappearance of the syringe for example...
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