I nearly cried at the end of Shion's arc. It was so brilliant. Best arc in Higurashi by far.
Is anyone else here watching Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai (series 2)? Apparently it has different writers to series one, and so far in the 9 episodes I've seen there has been very little murder. But, strangely, it still works! I think series 2 is better written, to the extent that it doesn't have to show you murders every 4-5 episodes in order to remain interesting (though no offense to series one, I loved that side of it too!).
Kai focuses more on Rika as a main character (whereas the focus switched from Keichi to Shion to Rena in series one). It also sees the addition of a new character, Hanyuu. It goes on to explain a lot of the mysteries that were left out of series one, but it does so in a way that doesn't ruin the whole mystery aspect. I would recommend it highly to Higurashi fans, but if you watched it purely for the murders then this may be a bit slow-going for you.
I watch Kai and I'm enjoying it a lot. It really helps to tie up the plot lines in ways I didn't think were possible. Rika rocks! If I were her, I probably would have either gone insane or given up hope by now. Does she feel pain everytime she's... you know (for the risk of possibly spoiling it for those that want to watch it). I need to get episode 9 now. <.<
Ah, I forgot about spoiler tags. The only other forum I frequent is GameFAQs and they don't have much HTML.
Once I go to uni, first thing I shall buy is a new laptop. My current PC wouldn't be able to handle anything like desktop mascots. It can't even handle large MKVs. =(
My PC has 384 MB of RAM and a 1.7 GHz processor. It's ancient. Even the worst laptops out now are better than my desktop PC. Although, I mostly watch AVIs so it's not that much of a concern, and I don't play PC games. I just want a computer than doesn't takes 5-10 minutes to start up.
just wondering what fansubs did you guys go for when watching Higurashi, i went with Triads for the first five epi but they had slightly different translations for the title of each epi when i compared it with the epi listing in wiki, are most fansubs like this?
I found Ayu too, are they any good?