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It's the first season of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni. The scene you're describing is in episode 20 (about 18 minutes in). Shion is the one with the taser. She ends up torturing killing like half the cast. Rika is the girl who commits suicide by banging her head against a knife.


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Although it's not said anywhere officially, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai is widely considered to be When They Cry 2. Contrary to Jon Lin's answer, "When They Cry" is not purely an English licensing name. It may be used for the licensing name, but it is actually relevant to the original creation. The creator of the original sound novels, Ryuukishi07, uses ...


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I think the correct answer lies between what you're saying and what Wiki is saying. Here's a definition of "kakera" (usually translated as "fragments") from Umineko no Naku Koro ni (the installment of WTC after Higurashi) EP4's TIPS: Worlds of different fates and circumstances are called kakera, and witches who are able to cross the ocean of endless ...


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Higurashi and Umineko take place in the same story universe as far as I'm aware, but there is no character overlap. As of Umineko, there is an entirely new cast of characters. That said, events in Umineko may shed some light on the workings of the Higurashi / Umineko universe, and it references Higurashi quite a bit. While it is not strictly necessary, I ...


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The identity of the director is revealed within the first season, so if you haven't finished it, just keep watching. However, given your comment, it seems you have finished it so the explanation is below. The "director" is one of the ways the children in the show refer to the head of the medical clinic, Irie Kyōsuke. Since he is the coach of the baseball ...


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Diagram from AniSearch. Click to enlarge! If I am not wrong now and I interpreted the diagram the right way the viewing order of the anime series should be like this. The bold text is the main story! Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (05.04.2006) Shared Universe Umineko no Naku Koro ni (02.06.2009) Umineko no Naku Koro ni: Uraneko (23.10.2009) Ookamikakushi (08....


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The final is an alternate ending/fragment, where Takano's parents don't die as a result of the "miracle" born from the combinated wills of Rika and her friends. In the original ending, the miracle occurs instead when Takano shoots at Hanyuu in the mountain forest and misses her shot. The adult version of Rika is most likely Frederica Bernkastel. Her real ...


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When They Cry 2 refers to Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, as indicated on the side-label of the sound novel:


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There are several reasons why this may be the case. Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kai is As such, depending on your tastes, they might still be considered horrific, or classified as horror. My reference for classification is actually AniDB where they do classify it as horror. It is interesting to note that IMDB also classifies it as horror.


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Basically, when it comes to manga that's the recommended order: Onikakushi-hen Watanagashi-hen Tatarigoroshi-hen Himatsubushi-hen Meakashi-hen Tsumihoroboshi-hen Minagoroshi-hen Matsuribayashi-hen Optional (Extra Stories): Utsutsukowashi-hen Yoigoshi-hen Saikoroshi-hen Onisarashi-hen Batsukoishi-hen Hirukowashi-hen All of these are different iterations ...


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As it has been mentioned by the author himself, the "Malicious Trap" is exposed in the solution arc, Meakashi-hen. A Japanese reader also asked about this on Japanese Yahoo! Answers, with additional questions that might give you hints about it. Shion and Mion are messing up my mind... whether "Shion appearing as Mion" is a lie or not, it is very ...


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