History YMMV / HigurashiWhenTheyCry

15th Apr '16 9:32:21 AM Oecchi
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* AdaptationDisplacement: The anime is far more well known in North America than the original sound novels or the manga adaptation, but it was never popular in any way that mattered; it sold poorly[[note]] (reasons include a lack of marketing due to licensor Creator/{{Geneon}} shutting down shortly after its release, a dub that many fans considered weak, and piracy fansubbing culture was at its most rampant at the time this show came out)[[/note]], to the point that no one Stateside is willing to touch the series again even for a subtitles-only release. The manga, on the other hand, occasionally graced the bestseller list, and all of the "canon" arcs (as well as most of the side stories) have been translated. Its popularity was high enough that there was never any doubt about ''Umineko'''s manga getting an official translation.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: The anime is far more well known in North America than the original sound novels or the manga adaptation, but it was never popular in any way that mattered; it sold poorly[[note]] (reasons include a lack of marketing due to licensor Creator/{{Geneon}} shutting down shortly after its release, a dub that many fans considered weak, and piracy fansubbing culture was at its most rampant at the time this show came out)[[/note]], to the point that no one Stateside is was willing to touch the series again even for a subtitles-only release.until Sentai Filmworks re-released it in 2016. The manga, on the other hand, occasionally graced the bestseller list, and all of the "canon" arcs (as well as most of the side stories) have been translated. Its popularity was high enough that there was never any doubt about ''Umineko'''s manga getting an official translation.
8th Feb '16 6:29:51 AM Freshmeat
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* MagnumOpus: Either Tsumihoroboshi-hen or Minagoroshi-hen are often considered the best novels of Franchise/WhenTheyCry. As a whole, ''Higurashi'' is frequently considered Ryukushi's best work by a large portion of the fandom, with another large part preferring ''[[VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry Umineko]]''.
4th Jan '16 11:05:13 AM Willbyr
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* EpilepticTrees: If we go by Saikoroshi-hen's continuity (in ''Rei''), Rika mutters to Hanyuu at one point that [[spoiler:she should return to being Rika Furude and stop being the witch [[UminekoNoNakuKoroNi Bernkastel]].]]

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* EpilepticTrees: If we go by Saikoroshi-hen's continuity (in ''Rei''), Rika mutters to Hanyuu at one point that [[spoiler:she should return to being Rika Furude and stop being the witch [[UminekoNoNakuKoroNi [[VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry Bernkastel]].]]



* MagnumOpus: Either Tsumihoroboshi-hen or Minagoroshi-hen are often considered the best novels of Franchise/WhenTheyCry. As a whole, ''Higurashi'' is frequently considered Ryukushi's best work by a large portion of the fandom, with another large part preferring ''[[VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi Umineko]]''.

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* MagnumOpus: Either Tsumihoroboshi-hen or Minagoroshi-hen are often considered the best novels of Franchise/WhenTheyCry. As a whole, ''Higurashi'' is frequently considered Ryukushi's best work by a large portion of the fandom, with another large part preferring ''[[VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi ''[[VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry Umineko]]''.
26th Nov '15 11:05:27 AM ecuvulle6267
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* LessDisturbingInContext:
** [[spoiler:Rika's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4Ag1TAR-jc suicide]]]] is quite disturbing taken out of context, but in the context of the series, it becomes a CrowningMomentOfAwesome. A disturbing CrowningMomentOfAwesome, but at least a ''less'' disturbing one. This is done [[IntendedAudienceReaction intentionally]], because the infamous scene appears at the beginning of the fifth episode, ''before the opening sequence'', with absolutely no context, and it's not until the second half of the season that we see the events leading up to that scene.
** Inverted in the first episode with a ColdOpening that may be shocking, but isn't quite disturbing until seen in the context of the arc. And then becomes more disturbing the more context is revealed after the arc.
25th Oct '15 8:31:43 PM nombretomado
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* FriendlyFandoms: On good terms with the Creator/NipponIchi and PuellaMagiMadokaMagica fandoms.

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* FriendlyFandoms: On good terms with the Creator/NipponIchi and PuellaMagiMadokaMagica ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' fandoms.
12th Oct '15 1:51:22 PM Isaac_Heller
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* MoralEventHorizon: The Shion arc is a veritable LensmanArmsRace of inexcusable acts starting with [[spoiler: Onryu]] ordering the ColdBloodedTorture of Shion during the "distinguishment scene" and culminating a few episodes later, with the brutal murder of Satoko. 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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* MoralEventHorizon: The Shion arc is a veritable LensmanArmsRace of inexcusable acts starting with [[spoiler: Onryu]] ordering the ColdBloodedTorture of Shion during the "distinguishment scene" [[spoiler: with Mion enforcing it]], and culminating a few episodes later, with the brutal murder of Satoko. Satoko.
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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).
7th Oct '15 4:34:27 PM SarcasmKid
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** Aki Kimiyoshi from "Onisarashi-hen" is not a very popular character. While she's not exactly a HateSink like Teppei, the dislike for her comes from the fact that [[spoiler: her succumbing to Hinamizawa Syndrome is what starts the tragedies in the Kimiyoshi household, and her idea in order to appease Oyashiro-sama's curse was to drown a bunch of small puppies as an animal sacrifice. She does so by putting them in cages and then submerging them in the family's bathtub.]] The readers apparently felt that crossed a line.
26th Aug '15 10:36:29 AM Praenomen
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* FriendlyFandoms: On good terms with the [[Creator/{{Nippon Ichi}} Nippon Ichi]] and PuellaMagiMadokaMagica fandoms.

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* FriendlyFandoms: On good terms with the [[Creator/{{Nippon Ichi}} Nippon Ichi]] Creator/NipponIchi and PuellaMagiMadokaMagica fandoms.
26th Aug '15 5:51:15 AM Ominae
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* FriendlyFandoms: On good terms with the NipponIchi and PuellaMagiMadokaMagica fandoms.

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* FriendlyFandoms: On good terms with the NipponIchi [[Creator/{{Nippon Ichi}} Nippon Ichi]] and PuellaMagiMadokaMagica fandoms.
20th Aug '15 7:04:27 AM Oecchi
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* AdaptationDisplacement: The anime is far more well known than the original sound novels or the manga adaptation, but in North America it was never popular in any way that mattered; it sold poorly[[note]] (reasons include a lack of marketing due to licensor Creator/{{Geneon}} shutting down shortly after its release, a dub that many fans considered weak, and piracy fansubbing culture was at its most rampant at the time this show came out)[[/note]], to the point that no one Stateside is willing to touch the series again even for a subtitles-only release. The manga, on the other hand, occasionally graced the bestseller list, and all of the "canon" arcs (as well as most of the side stories) have been translated. Its popularity was high enough that there was never any doubt about ''Umineko'''s manga getting an official translation.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: The anime is far more well known in North America than the original sound novels or the manga adaptation, but in North America it was never popular in any way that mattered; it sold poorly[[note]] (reasons include a lack of marketing due to licensor Creator/{{Geneon}} shutting down shortly after its release, a dub that many fans considered weak, and piracy fansubbing culture was at its most rampant at the time this show came out)[[/note]], to the point that no one Stateside is willing to touch the series again even for a subtitles-only release. The manga, on the other hand, occasionally graced the bestseller list, and all of the "canon" arcs (as well as most of the side stories) have been translated. Its popularity was high enough that there was never any doubt about ''Umineko'''s manga getting an official translation.
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