Sensate Saturday: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Michael Blaker
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This week I’m covering a happy series that makes you just feel all warm and fuzzy for Sensate Saturday. It’s Higurashi no Naku Koro ni!

Plot Synopsis: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni takes place during June 1983 in a fictional rural village called Hinamizawa (雛見沢) (based on the village of Shirakawa, Gifu, a World Heritage Site), which has a population of approximately 2,000. The main character, Keiichi Maebara, moves to Hinamizawa and befriends his new classmates Rena Ryugu, Mion Sonozaki, Rika Furude, and Satoko Houjou. Keiichi joins their after-school club activities, which consist mostly of card and board games (and punishment games for the loser – usually him).

Plot: The plot’s pretty happy go lucky and is more slice of life than anything else. That being said I won’t spoil anything, so just go into this with a very open mind when you first watch it.

Characters: Keiichi is pretty neat for a main character, but it’s the rest of the cast that makes the series. That being said Satoko is probably my favorite.

Art: Unfortunately this is animated by Studio Deen, which is a joke of an Anime series.

Music: The music is great though!

Overall: Go into this with an open mind and you might enjoy this happy go lucky series.

For those who like: Interesting Plots, Mysteries, Great Cast of Characters, Excellent Music.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.

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