History Characters / HigurashiWhenTheyCry

25th Jul '16 12:50:23 PM Lyendith
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* VerbalTic: She has a case of Palilalia which is the ocasional repeating the last words of her sentences, most notably "kana, kana?" ("I wonder, I wonder?"). Done to very sinister effect in ''Tsumihoroboshi-hen''.

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* VerbalTic: She has a case of Palilalia which is the ocasional repeating the last words of her sentences, most notably "kana, kana?" ("I wonder, I wonder?"). Done to very sinister effect in ''Tsumihoroboshi-hen''. As an added bonus, "kana" is also one of the onomatopeas for the cry of cicadas.
22nd Jul '16 12:26:22 PM Katsuhagi
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* ColorBlindConfusion: Both her and her brother are colorblind, which means they can't tell broccoli and cauliflower apart.
15th Jul '16 2:12:41 PM immblueversion
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** In ''Kai,'' [[spoiler: he is horrified when [[NewMeat Hanyuu]] joins the club... and everyone still decides to haze him. Apparently club ranking is not determined by how long you've been in it.]]

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** In ''Kai,'' [[spoiler: he is horrified when [[NewMeat Hanyuu]] Hanyu]] joins the club... and everyone still decides to haze him. Apparently club ranking is not determined by how long you've been in it.]]



* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the sound novel, Keiichi hears [[spoiler:Hanyuu's voice apologizing]] as soon as just after the title screen of the first chapter. [[spoiler:Since he has been away from the village for a few day, he has already started to develop the syndrome.]] At that moment though, he's half-asleep and thinks it's just a girl apologizing to someone.
** This later counts as FridgeBrilliance, too. Annoyed with [[spoiler:the unknown girl's constant apologies, he thinks that whoever she's apologizing to should just forgive her already, as she clearly feels guilty over what she did. ''Higurashi'' is the story of how Hanyuu and Rika forgive themselves for failing the GroundhogDayLoop so many times, and are thus able to move on to the future.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the sound novel, Keiichi hears [[spoiler:Hanyuu's [[spoiler:Hanyu's voice apologizing]] as soon as just after the title screen of the first chapter. [[spoiler:Since he has been away from the village for a few day, he has already started to develop the syndrome.]] At that moment though, he's half-asleep and thinks it's just a girl apologizing to someone.
** This later counts as FridgeBrilliance, too. Annoyed with [[spoiler:the unknown girl's constant apologies, he thinks that whoever she's apologizing to should just forgive her already, as she clearly feels guilty over what she did. ''Higurashi'' is the story of how Hanyuu Hanyu and Rika forgive themselves for failing the GroundhogDayLoop so many times, and are thus able to move on to the future.]]



* TheHeart: [[spoiler:When he's not a VillainProtagonist.]] Rika and Hanyuu comment in the manga that he is the 'piece' that brings change to Hinamizawa. Because Hinamizawa is a village so traditionalist and unchanging that its people have begun to stagnate, it is very important that he comes and stirs up their preconceptions- in particular, changing the ostracising attitude that many have towards the Houjou family. In Matsuribayashi-hen [[spoiler:Rika and Hanyuu are shown to takes measures to ensure Keeichi moves to Hinamizawa.]]

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* TheHeart: [[spoiler:When he's not a VillainProtagonist.]] Rika and Hanyuu Hanyu comment in the manga that he is the 'piece' that brings change to Hinamizawa. Because Hinamizawa is a village so traditionalist and unchanging that its people have begun to stagnate, it is very important that he comes and stirs up their preconceptions- in particular, changing the ostracising attitude that many have towards the Houjou family. In Matsuribayashi-hen [[spoiler:Rika and Hanyuu Hanyu are shown to takes measures to ensure Keeichi moves to Hinamizawa.]]



* [[ImaginaryFriend Imaginary Boyfriend]]: She thinks [[spoiler:the footsteps belong to Satoshi]] and starts talking and laughing with "him". They actually belong to [[spoiler:Hanyū]].

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* [[ImaginaryFriend Imaginary Boyfriend]]: She thinks [[spoiler:the footsteps belong to Satoshi]] and starts talking and laughing with "him". They actually belong to [[spoiler:Hanyū]].[[spoiler:Hanyu]].



* ACupAngst: Rika at one point laments her small breast size (due to not being done with puberty yet), and a DVD extra has her do a SkinshipGrope of Mion. There is also a manga omake where she is jealous of Hanyū's breasts (Hanyū is adult when in her ghost form in the manga). [[spoiler:The reason she's so hung up about this is because she can never physically grow older thanks to the GroundhogDayLoop.]]

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* ACupAngst: Rika at one point laments her small breast size (due to not being done with puberty yet), and a DVD extra has her do a SkinshipGrope of Mion. There is also a manga omake where she is jealous of Hanyū's Hanyu's breasts (Hanyū (Hanyu is adult when in her ghost form in the manga). [[spoiler:The reason she's so hung up about this is because she can never physically grow older thanks to the GroundhogDayLoop.]]



* TheFakeCutie: [[spoiler:Acts like a cute CheerfulChild in public, but when alone with Hanyuu or with her own thoughts she's very cynical.]]

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* TheFakeCutie: [[spoiler:Acts like a cute CheerfulChild in public, but when alone with Hanyuu Hanyu or with her own thoughts she's very cynical.]]



* RippleEffectProofMemory: [[spoiler:Along with Hanyuu (who's the one responsible for the loop in the first place), she's the only person who knows that there's a GroundhogDayLoop going on, and she remembers all the previous universes.]]

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* RippleEffectProofMemory: [[spoiler:Along with Hanyuu Hanyu (who's the one responsible for the loop in the first place), she's the only person who knows that there's a GroundhogDayLoop going on, and she remembers all the previous universes.]]



** Like Hanyū, she ends all her sentences with "desu" or "nano desu", even when it makes no gramatical sense.

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** Like Hanyū, Hanyu, she ends all her sentences with "desu" or "nano desu", even when it makes no gramatical sense.



[[folder:Hanyū]]
!!Hanyū[[spoiler:/Oyashiro-sama/Hainiryūn Ieasomūru Jieda]]

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[[folder:Hanyū]]
!!Hanyū[[spoiler:/Oyashiro-sama/Hainiryūn
[[folder:Hanyu]]
!!Hanyu[[spoiler:/Oyashiro-sama/Hainiryūn
Ieasomūru Jieda]]



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[[caption-width-right:174:Click [[labelnote:here]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Hanyuu_True_1284.png[[/labelnote]] to see her adult form]]
The mysterious "transfer student" in ''Matsuribayashi-hen''. She has a pair of dark-colored horns on her head, one which is chipped slightly. In fact, she has appeared to Rika all her life, but only in ''Matsuribayashi-hen'' does she choose to interact with others. She is very meek and often makes the noise "Au au au¦" when she is nervous or uncomfortable. She dislikes alcohol and spicy foods like kimchi, which Rika uses in large amounts when Hanyu is being particularly annoying (Hanyū's and Rika's senses are linked together).

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[[quoteright:150:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/higu_hanyuu_1551.org/pmwiki/pub/images/higu_Hanyu_1551.png]]
[[caption-width-right:174:Click [[labelnote:here]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Hanyuu_True_1284.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Hanyu_True_1284.png[[/labelnote]] to see her adult form]]
The mysterious "transfer student" in ''Matsuribayashi-hen''. She has a pair of dark-colored horns on her head, one which is chipped slightly. In fact, she has appeared to Rika all her life, but only in ''Matsuribayashi-hen'' does she choose to interact with others. She is very meek and often makes the noise "Au au au¦" when she is nervous or uncomfortable. She dislikes alcohol and spicy foods like kimchi, which Rika uses in large amounts when Hanyu is being particularly annoying (Hanyū's (Hanyu's and Rika's senses are linked together).



* ContinuitySnarl: [[spoiler:At the end of ''Matsuribayashi-hen'' (the conclusion of the main storyline) and in the later ''Yumeutsushi-hen'', Hanyū stays as a physical being... but in the in-between chapter ''Saikoroshi-hen'', she's suddenly a spirit again. This is never explained.]]

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* ContinuitySnarl: [[spoiler:At the end of ''Matsuribayashi-hen'' (the conclusion of the main storyline) and in the later ''Yumeutsushi-hen'', Hanyū Hanyu stays as a physical being... but in the in-between chapter ''Saikoroshi-hen'', she's suddenly a spirit again. This is never explained.]]



* CuteMonsterGirl: [[spoiler:Before she became a god, she was a demon who took on human form but couldn't hide her horns. What a "demon" actually is is left vague. In ''Matsuribayashi-hen'' Rika confesses to her that no matter how many times Hanyū has explained who she is and where she came from, she can never understand it.]]

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* CuteMonsterGirl: [[spoiler:Before she became a god, she was a demon who took on human form but couldn't hide her horns. What a "demon" actually is is left vague. In ''Matsuribayashi-hen'' Rika confesses to her that no matter how many times Hanyū Hanyu has explained who she is and where she came from, she can never understand it.]]



* DeterminedDefeatist: [[spoiler:In a slightly different manner from Rika. While Rika has a tiny sliver of hope that the perfect circumstances may line up, Hanyū is only doing it because she wants to spend more time with Rika.]]

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* DeterminedDefeatist: [[spoiler:In a slightly different manner from Rika. While Rika has a tiny sliver of hope that the perfect circumstances may line up, Hanyū Hanyu is only doing it because she wants to spend more time with Rika.]]



* MessianicArchetype: Subverted. Hanyū was one in the past, [[spoiler:allowing herself to be killed by her own daughter to initiate the first Watanagashi Festival to atone for the sins of the inhabitants of Hinamizawa]], but now disagrees with the idea of people sacrificing others in the name of purifying their own sins.

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* MessianicArchetype: Subverted. Hanyū Hanyu was one in the past, [[spoiler:allowing herself to be killed by her own daughter to initiate the first Watanagashi Festival to atone for the sins of the inhabitants of Hinamizawa]], but now disagrees with the idea of people sacrificing others in the name of purifying their own sins.



* MayDecemberRomance: According to Kotohogushi-hen, Hanyū first met her husband [[spoiler:when he was just a baby!]] Added to the fact that she's mentioned to be "long-lived" and this is in full effect.

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* MayDecemberRomance: According to Kotohogushi-hen, Hanyū Hanyu first met her husband [[spoiler:when he was just a baby!]] Added to the fact that she's mentioned to be "long-lived" and this is in full effect.



* NotSoImaginaryFriend: She has appeared to Rika all her life and Rika thought she was just her ImaginaryFriend. When she was growing up, Rika's mother was bothered by her "imaginary friend" Hanyū. Not helped by the fact that Hanyū taught her to cook and do laundry.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Most people call her [[spoiler:Oyashiro-sama]], people who know her call her Hanyū, but her real name is [[spoiler: Hainiryūn Ieasomūru Jieda. She got the nickname of Hanyū because her husband could not memorize her full name.]]
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: [[spoiler:She's a demon who took on human form, though what a demon really is in this setting is left very vague; Rika mentions that she still doesn't understand what a "demon" is even after Hanyuu explained it to her.]]

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* NotSoImaginaryFriend: She has appeared to Rika all her life and Rika thought she was just her ImaginaryFriend. When she was growing up, Rika's mother was bothered by her "imaginary friend" Hanyū. Hanyu. Not helped by the fact that Hanyū Hanyu taught her to cook and do laundry.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Most people call her [[spoiler:Oyashiro-sama]], people who know her call her Hanyū, Hanyu, but her real name is [[spoiler: Hainiryūn Ieasomūru Jieda. She got the nickname of Hanyū Hanyu because her husband could not memorize her full name.]]
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: [[spoiler:She's a demon who took on human form, though what a demon really is in this setting is left very vague; Rika mentions that she still doesn't understand what a "demon" is even after Hanyuu Hanyu explained it to her.]]



* OverlyLongName: [[spoiler: Hainryun Ieasomuru Jieda; to the point that her husband had trouble remembering it and shortened it to her current name, Hanyū.]]

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* OverlyLongName: [[spoiler: Hainryun Ieasomuru Jieda; to the point that her husband had trouble remembering it and shortened it to her current name, Hanyū.Hanyu.]]



** [[spoiler: Played straight in the ''Daybreak'' doujin games; compared to the rest of the cast that uses whatever weapons/tools/toys they could get their hands on, Hanyū wields actual (powerful) magical energy blasts of varying types.]]

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** [[spoiler: Played straight in the ''Daybreak'' doujin games; compared to the rest of the cast that uses whatever weapons/tools/toys they could get their hands on, Hanyū Hanyu wields actual (powerful) magical energy blasts of varying types.]]



* {{Synchronization}}: Her senses are connected to Rika's. Though it's PlayedForLaughs rather than drama, with Rika threatening to eat spicy food and drink alcohol whenever Hanyū annoys her.

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* {{Synchronization}}: Her senses are connected to Rika's. Though it's PlayedForLaughs rather than drama, with Rika threatening to eat spicy food and drink alcohol whenever Hanyū Hanyu annoys her.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: He can hear [[spoiler:Hanyuu's fuss]] in the shrine storage. Meaning that [[spoiler:he was already at least at level 4 of the Hinamizawa syndrome at that time.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: He can hear [[spoiler:Hanyuu's [[spoiler:Hanyu's fuss]] in the shrine storage. Meaning that [[spoiler:he was already at least at level 4 of the Hinamizawa syndrome at that time.]]



* IronicEcho: Not exactly a quote, but the scene near the end of ''Matsuribayashi-hen'' where [[spoiler:her bullet misses Hanyu]] very closely echoes the scene near the beginning of the arc where [[spoiler:"God"'s lightning bolt narrowly misses Takano, immediately after she asks God to either give her a better life or kill her. Since she was spared, she took this as a sign that she is meant to live, and as a result, she became something of a Determinator]]. It can be interpreted that [[spoiler: her bullet missing Hanyuu is a sign that Rika and Hanyuu's determination to live has finally reached the same level as Miyo's will to live on that day.]]
** [[spoiler: It didn't miss on purpose. [[CompressedAdaptation Although the anime does not show this]], Hanyuu stops time and realizes that the bullet won't miss. Then Rika starts moving, despite time being stopped, and ''grabs the bullet'', moving it so that it won't hit anyone.]]

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* IronicEcho: Not exactly a quote, but the scene near the end of ''Matsuribayashi-hen'' where [[spoiler:her bullet misses Hanyu]] very closely echoes the scene near the beginning of the arc where [[spoiler:"God"'s lightning bolt narrowly misses Takano, immediately after she asks God to either give her a better life or kill her. Since she was spared, she took this as a sign that she is meant to live, and as a result, she became something of a Determinator]]. It can be interpreted that [[spoiler: her bullet missing Hanyuu Hanyu is a sign that Rika and Hanyuu's Hanyu's determination to live has finally reached the same level as Miyo's will to live on that day.]]
** [[spoiler: It didn't miss on purpose. [[CompressedAdaptation Although the anime does not show this]], Hanyuu Hanyu stops time and realizes that the bullet won't miss. Then Rika starts moving, despite time being stopped, and ''grabs the bullet'', moving it so that it won't hit anyone.]]



** It actually makes sense in context a bit with [[spoiler:Hanyuu offers to forgive Takano of all her sins.]]

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** It actually makes sense in context a bit with [[spoiler:Hanyuu [[spoiler:Hanyu offers to forgive Takano of all her sins.]]



* DeityOfHumanOrigin: [[spoiler:Was originally human, as revealed in Hanyuu's backstory.]]

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* DeityOfHumanOrigin: [[spoiler:Was originally human, as revealed in Hanyuu's Hanyu's backstory.]]



* {{Matricide}}: [[spoiler:She sacrifices her mother, Hanyuu, in a ritual to atone for the village's sins]].

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* {{Matricide}}: [[spoiler:She sacrifices her mother, Hanyuu, Hanyu, in a ritual to atone for the village's sins]].



A woman introduced in Higurashi Hou. Has feathered wings in a similar posistion to Hanyuu's horns.

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A woman introduced in Higurashi Hou. Has feathered wings in a similar posistion to Hanyuu's Hanyu's horns.



* HonorBeforeReason: [[spoiler: She knew the whole time that Une was the biggest threat, but refused to tell Hanyuu about it because Hanyuu once ate an offering given to Tamura.]]

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* HonorBeforeReason: [[spoiler: She knew the whole time that Une was the biggest threat, but refused to tell Hanyuu Hanyu about it because Hanyuu Hanyu once ate an offering given to Tamura.]]



* WeWouldHaveToldYouBut: [[spoiler: She's still mad at Hanyuu for eating one of her offerings.]]

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* WeWouldHaveToldYouBut: [[spoiler: She's still mad at Hanyuu Hanyu for eating one of her offerings.]]
15th Jul '16 2:11:09 PM immblueversion
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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:The first is that he realized what horrible things he had been doing back in his old life when he was shooting at children with a BB gun. He later confesses this to his friends, which leads him to remember Onikakushi and having an even ''worse'' case. Both of these occur in Tsumihoroboshi, or Atonement Chapter.]]

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler:The first is that he realized what horrible things he had been doing back in his old life when he was shooting at children with a BB gun. He later confesses this to his friends, which leads him to remember Onikakushi and having an even ''worse'' case. Both of these occur in Tsumihoroboshi, or Atonement Chapter.]]
15th Jul '16 5:45:48 AM Oecchi
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** [[spoiler:She perfectly knows that the Mountain Hounds killed her parents and ''she doesn't even care''...]] well, saikoroshi-hen suggests something different...



** Except you can't really say that her petting other people's heads is ALWAYS used to mock them, can you?



** First of all, what would that even change? If that information was so important, [[spoiler:I'm sure Hanyuu would have found out herself, and told Rika afterwards (she's not bound to Rika, and they do spend a good amount of time away from each other)]]. As a matter of fact, it seems like there are viewers who theorize that [[spoiler:Hanyuu did know, but didn't want to tell Rika for some reason]].
11th Jul '16 1:49:04 PM hdy5starz
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** [[spoiler:She perfectly knows that the Mountain Hounds killed her parents and ''she doesn't even care''...]] well, saikoroshi-hen suggests something different...


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** Except you can't really say that her petting other people's heads is ALWAYS used to mock them, can you?


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** First of all, what would that even change? If that information was so important, [[spoiler:I'm sure Hanyuu would have found out herself, and told Rika afterwards (she's not bound to Rika, and they do spend a good amount of time away from each other)]]. As a matter of fact, it seems like there are viewers who theorize that [[spoiler:Hanyuu did know, but didn't want to tell Rika for some reason]].
10th Jul '16 8:43:09 AM Morgenthaler
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%%* RedHeadedHeroine
17th Jun '16 5:19:27 AM ferrelas
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* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:A woman who ''disembowels'' a little girl? After shooting her friends? Holy crap.]]

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* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:A woman who ''disembowels'' a little girl? After shooting executing her friends? Holy crap.]]
17th Jun '16 5:09:10 AM ferrelas
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*** [[spoiler:Although, if she actually has Hinamizawa Syndrome, she boiund to go crazy(er), and die by shratching her throat out.]]
13th Jun '16 4:50:14 PM sorako
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* StockShonenProtagonist: Keiichi is a HotBlooded {{Determinator}} and [[spoiler:in the arcs he isn't a VillainProtagonist]] he firmly believes in ThePowerOfFriendship and will do anything to try and save his friends. Even though he isn't the main character, Keiichi still acts as TheHeart and inspires to ''real'' main character to not give up.

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* StockShonenProtagonist: StockShonenHero: Keiichi is a HotBlooded {{Determinator}} and [[spoiler:in the arcs he isn't a VillainProtagonist]] he firmly believes in ThePowerOfFriendship and will do anything to try and save his friends. Even though he isn't the main character, Keiichi still acts as TheHeart and inspires to ''real'' main character to not give up.
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