History YMMV / HigurashiWhenTheyCry

19th Jun '17 3:42:20 PM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: See the Higurashi section on [[Monster/WhenTheyCry this page]] for details.

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** The OrphanageOfFear that Miyo Takano is sent to following
the Higurashi section deaths of her parents is led by the seemingly kind [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Staff Leader]], who reveals himself as a sadistic disciplinarian by [[FauxAffablyEvil pretending to console Takano, only to immediately slap her in the face]]. Reveling in the [[WouldHurtAChild brutalization of children]], the Staff Leader rules the Orphanage with an iron fist, dishing out punishments to those he deems "disobedient." His crimes range from being [[EvilIsPetty extremely petty]]--such as forcing a boy to eat ink [[DisproportionateRetribution after he accidentally spilled some]]--to downright cruel. When Takano and three other kids attempted to escape the Orphanage, he sentences them to grotesque punishments with Eriko--the ringleader of the operation as well as Takano's only friend-- receiving the worst one. She is sent to the chicken coop wherein she is pecked to death by the ravenous chickens. Takano herself is then made to clean an outhouse with her tongue. Despite being relatively minor in the series, the Staff Leader left a lasting impact on [[Monster/WhenTheyCry this page]] for details.Takano's life, ultimately warping her mind, and making her the psychopathic, Godhood-obsessed mastermind she is now.
** [[BitchInSheepsClothing Nomura]] is, despite her limited screentime, the [[GreaterScopeVillain overarching villain of the series]]. A representative of the secret organization Tokyo, Nomura sought to topple the Old Koizumi faction. A [[ManipulativeBitch skilled manipulator]], Nomura [[TheManBehindTheMan tricks a despondent Miyo Takano]] into aiding her with her goals, claiming that she'd back her research in return. Working behind the scenes, Nomura masterminds the Great Hinamizawa Disaster, a catastrophic event in which a special forces unit is deceived into massacring over 2,000 people via improvised gas chambers. She then creates a cover up story, citing that sulfide gas spread throughout the town, killing everyone. Viewing Takano as only a tool, she attempts to [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness dispose of her as to severe any loose ends]], and ultimately leaves her to take all of the blame.
19th Jun '17 1:51:52 PM SarcasmKid
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** Rena's parents aren't particularly liked either, since they're the main cause of Rena's issues and the reason behind her first breakdown. For Mrs. Ryuguu, there's the way she tried to turn Rena against her father in an effort to get Rena to live with her after she divorced her husband, and the sneaky way she tried to get Rena to like her new boyfriend. For Mr. Ryuguu, it's because he really doesn't deserve the devotion Rena shows towards him, being so weak-willed and easy prey for people like Rina and Teppei that [[spoiler: Rena feels she has to kill them to save her dad.]] It's even a bit worse in the visual novel, where he actually hits Rena after learning his wife is leaving him.
6th Jun '17 9:54:48 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** If you're troubled or in danger, don't keep it to yourself, [[PowerOfFriendship talk about it with someone]].

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** If you're troubled or in danger, don't keep it to yourself, [[PowerOfFriendship [[ThePowerOfFriendship talk about it with someone]].
14th Mar '17 5:42:04 PM Isaac_Heller
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** Even more so, [[spoiler:Miyo]] in Minagoroshi-hen after she caps an 11 year old girl in the head after playing mind games with her (and after promising to spare her life before she executed another member of the [[TrueCompanions protagonist clique]] in front of the poor little girl's face).

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** Even more so, [[spoiler:Miyo]] in Minagoroshi-hen after she caps an 11 year old girl in the head after playing mind games with her (and after promising to spare her life before she executed another member of the [[TrueCompanions protagonist clique]] in front of the poor little girl's face). She then immediately proceeds to disembowel another little girl...while she's ''still living''.


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* NightmareRetardant: A brilliantly deliberate example is Oyashiro, whom the series does a fantastic job building up as [[TheDreaded a figure of dread]] [[NothingIsScarier without ever being seen.]] [[spoiler: Then you DO see ''her'' as she truly is - Hanyuu, who couldn't be further away from the mental image you'd constructed in your head by this point.]]
25th Feb '17 12:33:06 PM Anddrix
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* HellIsThatNoise: The organ riff of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv3MqnhWhec Shiritori no Itadaki ~ Blanc Pur]] in ''Minagoroshi-hen'', which sounds appropriately like a funeral music. When it starts playing you just know something bad is going to happen. That music marks the end of the HopeSpot in that arc [[spoiler:when Tomitake is cornered and about to be injected with the H173.]]
** The cicadas at first, and for a long time until you become desensitized by their ubiquity. But when they shift between day and night cries, or break a period of silence, the aural bombardment begins again.
20th Jan '17 6:47:28 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: ''Everyone'', since each arc shows a different character through a different lens and allows the reader to see through their thoughts.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: ''Everyone'', since each arc shows a different character through a different lens and allows the reader to see through their thoughts.
19th Dec '16 11:50:58 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: "Friends help friends hide the bodies."
18th Aug '16 8:06:39 AM Oecchi
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* EnsembleDarkHorse: Rena is ''Higurashi's'' most iconic character, the one most commonly related to the show, and her popularity dwarfs the true protagonists'. Despite being relevant in all arcs and only being central in one, this may be because said arc is the series' turning point. Still, the creator seems to have taken this in stride; see WolverinePublicity.
** Tomitake is one as well.
** Shion is quite iconic in this series as a well-known Yandere, and the second most iconic character next to Rena for her similarly scary bouts of psychotic laughter.

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* EnsembleDarkHorse: Rena is ''Higurashi's'' most iconic character, the one most commonly related Tomitake, due to the show, and her popularity dwarfs the true protagonists'. Despite being relevant in all arcs and only being central in one, this may be because said arc is the series' turning point. Still, the creator seems to have taken this in stride; see WolverinePublicity.
** Tomitake is one as well.
** Shion is quite iconic in this series as a well-known Yandere, and the second most iconic character next to Rena for her similarly scary bouts of psychotic laughter.
"Tomitake Flash!" meme.
9th Aug '16 1:24:59 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* TheyJustDidntCare: Despite being considered a cult classic, when Creator/SentaiFilmworks released the other 2 seasons in 2016, they did not include an English dub for it, despite the first season already having a dub.
19th Jun '16 7:05:47 PM TheNohrianDarkKnight
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* TheyJustDidntCare: Despite being considered a cult classic, when Creator/SentaiFilmworks released the other 2 seasons in 2016, they did not include an English dub for it, despite the first season already having a dub.
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