Higurashi no Naku Koro ni: Nekogoroshi-hen
When They Cry – Cat Killing Chapter
After losing a bet, Keichi, Mion, Rena, Satoko and Rika parade around the town in costumes. When they come to a fork in the road, they decide to go to Yagouchi, a nearby abandoned village. Once there Keichii and Rena learn the mystery of a strange haunted quarry as they debate whether or not to check it out.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Psychological, Thriller
Age Rating: Teenage and above (bloody violence / bad language / nudity)
No. of Episodes: 1 special
The title is Nekogoroshi which means Cat killing… However, the story has nothing to do with that at all. In order to avoid spoiler, I’ll try to make it short and simple.
This special is mainly about our protagonists cosplay and learn a mystery of the quarry somewhere around the village.
There’s no bloody cases or something really thrilling about. Just fun to watch…
I’ll have it rated: 27/40
Studio: Studio DEEN
Animation is improved. This can be seen from how the character looks in this special and how it differs from the TV series.
The characters looks much more better or perhaps balanced. Especially the facial emotions are far more better than the tv-series. The detail is more precise and this is a good thing.
I’ll have it rated: 21.5/30
- “Higurashi no Naku Koro ni” by Shimamiya Eiko
- “Why, or why not” by Oishima Hiroyuki feat. Katakiri Rekka
The same opening and ending theme used in the TV series. and I still agree that those are the perfect song for Higurashi.
I’ll have it rated: 16/20
Nothing really special about this anime. Just some cosplay or fan-service?? and an unsolved mystery…
27 + 21.5 + 16 + 7.5 = 72points
72points, GREAT anime [30/09/2009]