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Old 2006-08-17, 00:05   Link #9
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Gnawing away at Rokkenjima
Another great Higurashi episode, even though my Japanese is only intermediate level and I'll have to wait for the sub to understand it fully.

Rika's metaphors in episode 7 make a lot more sense now.

The Rika/Shion scene was intense. No matter how many times I see it, I just can't get used to Rika and her knife. The syringe was also quite a tantalizing surprise. A clue for Onikakushi-hen?

I'm not sure that I buy into the idea that Rika suicides just to avoid physical pain. I think she's stronger than that. Perhaps she knows that the town will meet disaster if she is Watanagashi'ed. Or maybe she just hates the idea of not having control of her own fate, and would rather die by her own hand than allow the prophecy she made 5 years ago be fulfilled.

Just thinking about the yet unknown, but surely horrible, way Satoko will die next episode... *shudders*
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