Opening songs
OP 1-Higurashi no naku koro ni (Eiko shimamiya)

Ending songs
ED 1-Why, or why not (Hiroyuki oshima feat. Rekka katakiri)

Genre: Drama, horror, mystery, physcological, thriller

Episodes: 26

Sorry for the late and rare posts, been abit busy and hooked onto disgaea 3 lately, its crazily addictive. For today we are going through an anime not for the weak minded. Fools who get scard by horror movies and scream at the slightest bit of blood, go away now. Higurashi is a show unlike no other, it holds on to your sanity and plays with your mindset, eventually making the whole show into one giant ball of mind fuck. I'll say it up straight, its creepy, its bloody, and it stays in your head, literally. Definetely not recommended for everyone. But, if you're feeling adventurous, brave and confident, tackle this show, and you're in for a treat. If you can stomach its gore and scary story, higurashi ni naku koro ni is one of the best animes ever made, with incredibly deep story elements.

The opening song for  higurashi is higurahi itself. With a similar name as the anime, the opening song tries to be creepy (just like the anime). Its a great song, it feels scary at first because of the opening animations (it made me shudder during the 2nd arc), but after seeing it repeatedly, its awesome, and definetely worth a listen. The ending is another song that does not fit my style, so I'll skip it (Slow songs should just go away IMO).

Rating: 9.0/10

Fucking awesome. Its been awhile since an anime sucked me in so deeply. Simply a genius title, higurashi is an amazing prequel to the koro ni kai, its sequel. It may not be the newest of animes, but even up to date there aren't many anime that can rival this, its just that good. A gripping story with incredibly diverse characters and gruesome events make this a thrill to watch. The deaths and wounds of characters you grow attached are creepy and pain staking at first, but as you watch on you grow used to them and instead of feel sorry for them, you try to look into past events and figure things out. Its hugely interactive in that way, every death has a cause, and figuring them out only to have them showcased is pretty damn cool.

Prepare to be mind fucked in more ways than one.

Starring in this gory and sadistic show, we have Maebara keiichi taking the stand. This UNLUCKY young man transfered to the town of hinamizawa, a peaceful countryside town far away from any big city. He attends a school as a transfer student and runs into many good friends whom he learnt to like and cherish. One day though, he finds an article about a construction worker for a dam project being killed brutally, having his limbs cut. The dam project was canceled because it was supposed to be built over hinamizawa, meaning that the city would be submerged, the citizens protested against it and passed. Upon learning of this, keiichi asks his friends of the incident, and none gave him a proper answer. They start acting weirdly, and everytime he brought up the topic, his friends would stare at him coldly and not answer him. Things start to get fucked up when he starts to find out more about this deserted and strangely peaceful town, as he discovers its secrets and wrong doings.

Higurashi no naku koro ni is an incredible and awesome anime. Its insanely violent and the story is so full of mind fuckery, but overall, when you finish it, you can't deny what kind of a masterpiece it was. The different arcs link VERY well together and it all pieces together in a crazy chain of events. The story was one of the best I have ever seen in an anime. Definetely a recommendation from me if you don't mind heavy blood and violence. If you have the balls, do yourself a favour and watch this.