History VisualNovel / HigurashiWhenTheyCry

25th Apr '16 8:40:59 AM Berrenta
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* DarkestHour: Yakusamashi-hen, where [[spoiler:Rika pretty much gives up all hope of changing her fate. ItGetsBetter right after, because the next arc is basically one big HopeSpot.]]

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* DarkestHour: Yakusamashi-hen, where [[spoiler:Rika pretty much gives up all hope of changing her fate. ItGetsBetter Gets better right after, because the next arc is basically one big HopeSpot.]]
31st Mar '16 6:26:32 PM Oecchi
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* [[spoiler:TheBadGuyWins:]] In five of the eight arcs.

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* [[spoiler:TheBadGuyWins:]] In TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:In five of the eight arcs.]]



* [[spoiler:CorruptChurch]]: As a subversion of ReligionOfEvil, this is what was really going on, and [[spoiler:Hanyuu aka Oyashiro is not happy about it]].

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* [[spoiler:CorruptChurch]]: CorruptChurch: As a subversion of ReligionOfEvil, this is what was really going on, and [[spoiler:Hanyuu aka Oyashiro is not happy about it]].



* [[spoiler:TheDogWasTheMastermind: The BigBad was in every single arc, and as far as the viewer was concerned, seemed to have no chance of being the villain. After all, it is extremely difficult to suspect a victim.]]

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* [[spoiler:TheDogWasTheMastermind: The TheDogWasTheMastermind: [[spoiler:The BigBad was in every single arc, and as far as the viewer was concerned, seemed to have no chance of being the villain. After all, it is extremely difficult to suspect a victim.]]



* [[spoiler:DoingInTheWizard]]: Only partly. [[spoiler:There is no such thing as "Oyashiro-sama's curse" and the only thing linking the mysterious deaths is a disease that makes the infectees paranoid and violent.]] However [[spoiler:the footsteps and apologies that characters hear are real, and Oyashiro-sama does exist. So do TimeTravel and {{Alternate Universe}}s.]]

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* [[spoiler:DoingInTheWizard]]: DoingInTheWizard: Only partly. [[spoiler:There is no such thing as "Oyashiro-sama's curse" and the only thing linking the mysterious deaths is a disease that makes the infectees paranoid and violent.]] However [[spoiler:the footsteps and apologies that characters hear are real, and Oyashiro-sama does exist. So do TimeTravel and {{Alternate Universe}}s.]]



* [[spoiler:EarnYourHappyEnding]]: Almost every individual arc has a bad ending[[spoiler:, but the characters do, in the end, manage to stop the chain of deaths]].

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* [[spoiler:EarnYourHappyEnding]]: EarnYourHappyEnding: Almost every individual arc has a bad ending[[spoiler:, but ending [[spoiler:but the characters do, in the end, manage to stop the chain of deaths]].



* [[spoiler:ForScience]]: The catalyst for many unpleasant things.

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* [[spoiler:ForScience]]: The ForScience: [[spoiler:The catalyst for many unpleasant things.things, as Miyo Takano's main motivation for being the mastermind behind everything is to prove her late grandfather's research.]]



* [[spoiler:GroundhogDayLoop]]: [[spoiler:The real reason why everyone constantly dies and comes back to life, and this has been going on for many, many, many years. The loops vary in length, but there could have been up to two thousand six hundred of them. Unlike the typical loop, however, these function more as alternate dimensions to be travelled between than any kind of TimeTravel]]. And yes, this is a plot point [[spoiler:in VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry.]]

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* [[spoiler:GroundhogDayLoop]]: GroundhogDayLoop: [[spoiler:The real reason why everyone constantly dies and comes back to life, and this has been going on for many, many, many years. The loops vary in length, but there could have been up to two thousand six hundred of them. Unlike the typical loop, however, these function more as alternate dimensions to be travelled between than any kind of TimeTravel]]. And yes, this is a plot point [[spoiler:in VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry.]]



* [[spoiler:HatePlague]]: The other major component of the show's premise.

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* [[spoiler:HatePlague]]: The HatePlague: [[spoiler:The other major component of the show's premise.premise, and what "Oyashiro-sama's curse" really is.]]



* [[spoiler:MagicalGirl]]: Rika and Satoko are this in Episode 2 of Kira.

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* [[spoiler:MagicalGirl]]: MagicalGirl: Rika and Satoko are this become magical girls in Episode 2 of Kira.



* [[spoiler:StableTimeLoop: The final episode of Kira reveals that the entire series is one.]]

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* [[spoiler:StableTimeLoop: The StableTimeLoop: [[spoiler:The final episode of Kira reveals that the entire series is one.]]
22nd Mar '16 3:48:31 AM fllthdcrb
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** And in the same intro, [[spoiler:Rika]] herself appears upside-down, with a closeup of her eyes opening.
21st Mar '16 3:30:40 PM fllthdcrb
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** In the visually symbolic intro of episode [[spoiler:6]] of ''Kai'', each member of the circle of friends is displayed, one by one, except Mion and Shion, who appear back-to-back, with Shion upside-down.
20th Mar '16 1:46:04 PM fllthdcrb
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* InvertedPortrait: In the opening to the anime's first season, two images of Mion appear, lying on their side, nude, and curled in fetal positions, each with her head by the other's knees. [[PinkySwear Their pinkies are interlocked]]. [[spoiler:Actually, one is Mion (a very large tattoo can be seen covering her entire back), and the other is Shion (her back is normal).]] %% Yeah, I know there's an extra twist to their names in the VN, but maybe we can leave it at this.

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* InvertedPortrait: InvertedPortrait:
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In the opening to the anime's first season, two images of Mion appear, lying on their side, nude, and curled in fetal positions, each with her head by the other's knees. [[PinkySwear Their pinkies are interlocked]]. [[spoiler:Actually, one is Mion (a very large tattoo can be seen covering her entire back), and the other is Shion (her back is normal).]] %% Yeah, I know there's an extra twist to their names in the VN, but maybe we can leave it at this.this.
** In the ending of ''Kai'', Rena and Mion are lying next to each other in empty space, facing opposite directions, framed by flowers.
20th Mar '16 4:09:45 AM fllthdcrb
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* InvertedPortrait: In the opening to the anime's first season, two images of Mion appear, lying on their side, nude, and curled in fetal positions, each with her head by the other's knees. [[PinkySwear Their pinkies are interlocked]]. [[spoiler:Actually, one is Mion (a very large tattoo can be seen covering her entire back), and the other is Shion (her back is normal).]] %% Yeah, I know there's an extra twist to their names in the VN, but maybe we can leave it at this.
1st Mar '16 10:28:20 PM MasoTey
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* SequencingDeception: Ending to Watanagashi-hen. Scene cuts from a woman announcing she's killed all her targets to police investigating outside the last target's apartment. [[spoiler:In fact, the last target is still alive at the time of the announcement.]]
15th Feb '16 2:44:03 PM GrammarNavi
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The sound novels also had an UpdatedRerelease for PS2 named ''Matsuri'' (2007), with the original final arc (''Matsuribayashi-hen'') left out and replaced by an alternate ending (''Miotsukushi-hen''), as well as two additional arcs. The ports turn the games into bona-fide {{Visual Novel}}s with choices and routes rather than independent successive arcs like the original version.

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The sound novels also had an UpdatedRerelease for PS2 UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 named ''Matsuri'' (2007), with the original final arc (''Matsuribayashi-hen'') left out and replaced by an alternate ending (''Miotsukushi-hen''), as well as two additional arcs. The ports turn the games into bona-fide {{Visual Novel}}s with choices and routes rather than independent successive arcs like the original version.



** The PS2 version's ''Miotsukushi-hen'' [[spoiler:where Hanyuu is shot TakingTheBullet meant for Takano and killed by the Banyu, but [[LaserGuidedKarma Nomura get arrested for her crime]] and Satoshi finally manages to wake up from his coma]].

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** The PS2 [=PS2=] version's ''Miotsukushi-hen'' [[spoiler:where Hanyuu is shot TakingTheBullet meant for Takano and killed by the Banyu, but [[LaserGuidedKarma Nomura get arrested for her crime]] and Satoshi finally manages to wake up from his coma]].



* {{Bowdlerise}}: In the PS2 remake, all instances of red blood were censored into being dark colored or blue, due to [[UsefulNotes/MediaClassifications CERO]] reclassifying its rating system, requiring the change to ensure the game got a D rating (17+ ) instead of a Z rating (18+ ).(In fact, the game was partially responsible for the creation of the Z rating.) The red blood was restored for the DS remakes.

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* {{Bowdlerise}}: In the PS2 [=PS2=] remake, all instances of red blood were censored into being dark colored or blue, due to [[UsefulNotes/MediaClassifications CERO]] reclassifying its rating system, requiring the change to ensure the game got a D rating (17+ ) instead of a Z rating (18+ ).(In fact, the game was partially responsible for the creation of the Z rating.) The red blood was restored for the DS remakes.



** The gun was edited out of Mion's character art in the PS2 ports of the game.

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** The gun was edited out of Mion's character art in the PS2 [=PS2=] ports of the game.



* DownerEnding: Half of the original arcs have one, but the PS2 only ''Tsukiotoshi-hen'' takes the cake and runs away with it.

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* DownerEnding: Half of the original arcs have one, but the PS2 [=PS2=] only ''Tsukiotoshi-hen'' takes the cake and runs away with it.



* SurprisinglyHappyEnding: The ending of ''Matsuribayashi'' is considered by some fans as ''too'' happy for the series [[spoiler:with none of the main characters going insane, nobody dying and the BigBad getting away with essentially a slap on the wrist]]; which is also why these same fans prefer the more BittersweetEnding of ''Miotsukushi'' in the PS2 UpdatedRerelease [[spoiler:which takes the opposite route by making several characters go insane at once, and making Hanyū die at the end.]]

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* SurprisinglyHappyEnding: The ending of ''Matsuribayashi'' is considered by some fans as ''too'' happy for the series [[spoiler:with none of the main characters going insane, nobody dying and the BigBad getting away with essentially a slap on the wrist]]; which is also why these same fans prefer the more BittersweetEnding of ''Miotsukushi'' in the PS2 [=PS2=] UpdatedRerelease [[spoiler:which takes the opposite route by making several characters go insane at once, and making Hanyū die at the end.]]
7th Feb '16 4:11:36 PM Clevomon
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* GetAholdOfYourselfMan: Keiichi attempts to do this to Rena about her whole [[spoiler:aliens-controlling-Hinamizawa-via-parasites]] theory and subsequent paranoia in the VN. It almost works too, until [[spoiler:Rena brings up what he did before coming to Hinamizawa]].
4th Feb '16 5:36:22 AM GrammarNavi
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* ArtEvolution: Between all three seasons of the anime. Also applies for the sound novels. It's justified in the remakes since it's a different art crew, but within the remakes the ''{{Playstation 2}}'' games different from the ''UsefulNotes/NintendoDS'' ones. In the manga, each arc is drawn by a different author, so the styles will vary noticeably.

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* ArtEvolution: Between all three seasons of the anime. Also applies for the sound novels. It's justified in the remakes since it's a different art crew, but within the remakes the ''{{Playstation 2}}'' ''UsefulNotes/PlayStation2'' games different from the ''UsefulNotes/NintendoDS'' ones. In the manga, each arc is drawn by a different author, so the styles will vary noticeably.



* RefusalOfTheCall: In the Playstation 2 game, if you don't have Keiichi enter any other arcs through their triggers, you end up in Taraimawashi-hen, which basically flogs you for doing this. [[spoiler:And yes, you still die]].

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* RefusalOfTheCall: In the Playstation 2 UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 game, if you don't have Keiichi enter any other arcs through their triggers, you end up in Taraimawashi-hen, which basically flogs you for doing this. [[spoiler:And yes, you still die]].
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