History YMMV / HigurashiWhenTheyCry

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.
17th Jun '16 11:55:08 AM ferrelas
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** In Tatarigoroshi-hen, [[spoiler:Mion perfectly knows what Keiichi was doing during the night of the festival, so she probably asks Rena and Rika to do as if he had gone to the festival as an alibi. Fine. Then they tell Keiichi to come to the trash field, probably to explain the whole deal to him. It doesn't occur to either Rena or Mion to explain him at least the basics while nobody is around; like the ''entire way'' back from school.]] [[GoneHorriblyWrong The rest is history.]] Granted, they couldn't guess it would turn ''that'' wrong, but they still had absolutely no reason to wait so much to tell him anything.

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** In Tatarigoroshi-hen, [[spoiler:Mion perfectly knows what Keiichi was doing during the night of the festival, so she probably asks Rena and Rika to do act as if he had gone to the festival as an alibi. Fine. Then they tell Keiichi to come to the trash field, probably to explain the whole deal to him. It doesn't occur to either Rena or Mion to explain him at least the basics while nobody is around; like the ''entire way'' back from school.]] [[GoneHorriblyWrong The rest is history.]] Granted, they couldn't guess it would turn ''that'' wrong, but they still had absolutely no reason to wait so much to tell him anything.
17th Jun '16 11:50:20 AM ferrelas
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** Probably done on purpouse, you're meant to really care about the characters when the diabetes turns to illness.
17th Jun '16 11:31:16 AM ferrelas
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** On the other hand, [[spoiler:Shion WAS Mion all along, but at that point things are confusing enough without considering that.]]
17th Jun '16 11:28:22 AM ferrelas
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* EarWorm: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPLO4tnvNko The opening of Kira]] will be stuck in your head for a few days, whether you like it or not. As if it wasn't bad enough, having the characters nodding their heads on the beat adds an ''Eye Worm''.

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* EarWorm: [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPLO4tnvNko com/watch?v=ZRzl_994Tj8 The opening of Kira]] will be stuck in your head for a few days, whether you like it or not. As if it wasn't bad enough, having the characters nodding their heads on the beat adds an ''Eye Worm''.
17th Jun '16 11:26:31 AM ferrelas
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** For fans of the VN, it can be very upsetting so see people talking about the work when they have only seen the anime.
4th Jun '16 9:44:34 AM nombretomado
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* ShipTease: The rule of thumb (more or less) is that there will be ShipTease between Keiichi and the main female character of the arc. In ''Onikakushi-hen'' and ''Tsumihoroboshi-hen'' it's Keiichi×Rena; in ''Watanagashi-hen'' and ''Meakashi-hen'' it's Keiichi×Shmion; in the alternate PS2 final chapter its Mion; in ''Tatarigoroshi-hen'' and ''Minagoroshi-hen'' there is slight teasing for Keiichi×Satoko (in a brother-sister way). Keiichi and Rena are usually shown to have [[RedOniBlueOni some kind of complementarity]] in most arcs though.

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* ShipTease: The rule of thumb (more or less) is that there will be ShipTease between Keiichi and the main female character of the arc. In ''Onikakushi-hen'' and ''Tsumihoroboshi-hen'' it's Keiichi×Rena; in ''Watanagashi-hen'' and ''Meakashi-hen'' it's Keiichi×Shmion; in the alternate PS2 [=PS2=] final chapter its Mion; in ''Tatarigoroshi-hen'' and ''Minagoroshi-hen'' there is slight teasing for Keiichi×Satoko (in a brother-sister way). Keiichi and Rena are usually shown to have [[RedOniBlueOni some kind of complementarity]] in most arcs though.
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.
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