Monday, October 4, 2010

When They Cry

From time to time I enjoy a good anime series.  I tend to get obsessed with a different one every few months and spend waaaaay too much time in front of my computer watching it like the Otaku I am.  Lately I've had bad luck in finding a new series to occupy my obsession so I decided to revisit what is probably my favorite anime series, When They Cry (Higurashi no Naku ni).


When They Cry is murder mystery series following Maebara Keiichi after having moved to the small town of Hinamizawa.  As Maebara adjusts to his new life in Hinamizawa, he soon comes to find a close group of friends and everything seems well; that is until he comes upon news of a Murder in Hinamizawa.  From that point on, disturbing, and often horrific, events begin to happen all around Maebara.  Even worse, things start to lead Maebara to discovering that his friends might not be all that they seem to be.


The story is repeated throughout the series with different scenarios / developments that makes it quite unique.  I've never encountered something like this before and it works. This series is quite horrific and disturbing, and doesn't pull the punches when it comes to the shock, blood, and beauty of it all.  The first four episodes is one of the best experiences I've ever had with an anime.  You owe it to yourself to at least watch those.

You can find links to season 1 here and season 2 here.

tl;dr Awesome anime - check out the first four episodes, you'll want more.

8 comments:

The Greater Spartan said...

Aww i think ill watch it Xd

Jackie said...

Great stuff, keep it up !

Dyaitsidyam∂ said...

nice thanks for the tip! i will check it out

Flippy said...

Wow you actually may have just reignited my interest for anime with this post. Looks really, really good. What else would you suggest for someone who's favorite anime has been Toradora?

That Which Haunts said...

You love moe don`t you? Did you ever see Kino`s Journey or Boogie Pop Phantom?

Serson said...

I'll start this one right after I finish my current one I'm working on now!

tonyman33 said...

WATCHING

Sykefu said...

sounds cool, might try to watch it

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