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Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)

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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })Higurashi: When They Cry (Japanese title: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, which roughly translates to "When the Cicadas Cry") is a series of eight Kinetic Novels/sound novels by 07th Expansion, later adapted into both an anime and a manga series. It is the first series in the When They Cry franchise, followed by Umineko: When They Cry.The year is 1983. When Keiichi Maebara and his family move to the sleepy little rural village of Hinamizawa, everything seems peaceful and rustic at first. But Keiichi quickly learns that there is more to the four girls of the school's game club than meets the eye... and more to the town as well. Revelation follows revelation, and brutal murder follows brutal murder in this enigmatic tale told from a variety of viewpoints and scenarios.Higurashi consists of several different story arcs with most arcs beginning similarly but ending differently. If watched or read out of order, it can raise many questions about what is going on. The first four chapters, named the "Question Arcs" focus on the cycles of paranoia and death that plague the main characters. The fifth to eighth chapters, known as the "Answer Arcs" or "Kai", delve deeper into the causes of the repeating scenarios and their inevitable conclusions and the struggle to defy fate and the curse of "Oyashiro-sama".Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); })While these eight games make up the main series, several bonus chapters are available, including "Rei" (a fandisc collection of three sidestories that take place after the main plot) and a fourth, anime-only installment, "Kira" (a series of light hearted fanservice laden OVAs that are outside of continuity). There are also several short, manga-only arcs, usually placed before or after the main story and introducing new characters, while retaining the typical atmosphere of the series. These arcs were adapted with some new ones for the Nintendo DS under the title Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kizuna (2008).The sound novels also had an Updated Re-release for PlayStation 2 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 Novels with choices and routes rather than independent successive arcs like the original version.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_3'); })Two Live-Action Adaptations were made, titled Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (2008) and Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Chikai (2009), which adapt the first and sixth novel, respectively. An OVA called Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kaku: Outbreak, based on Ryukishi07's short story, was released in 2013. On January 6, 2020, Studio Passione announced they are doing a remake of Higurashi coming in July 2020 for the 20th anniversary of the game's release.While the eight core games were translated by Manga Gamer in 2009, the translation was largely considered rather poor. However, starting in 2015, the entire series (including the eight main games, the three Rei games, and the three Hou games) will be given a Western release, with updated sprites and a re-translation, from the same company under the title Higurashi When They Cry Hou. The eight main games have been released and can be purchased from Steam or GOG Dot Com. Short and spoileriffic summaries of each arc are available on the When They Cry article.Warning: Due to the nature of the plot, it may be best to experience the full story before proceeding.
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Sure, Let's Go with That: Nastily deconstructed with Oryou's policy of making people believe the Sonozakis are responsible for bad stuff that they have no involvement with. Said policy causes lots of trouble for Hinamizawa and causes two people to become an Unwitting Instigator of Doom.
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Tag Team Twins
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Tag Team Twins: Mion and Shion have a habit of pulling Twin Switches during the club's games, confusing everyone.
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Fangirl
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Fangirl: Rena goes nuts over anything she thinks is cute, squealing and announcing her intention to take said object of her affection home. In the second season, the perpetually-stoned Takano reveals her terrifying fangirl side over the dark legends of Oyashiro-sama). Takano's fangirl side also has a less than dignified side.
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All Men Are Perverts
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All Men Are Perverts: Keiichi's argument to convince a pro player into throwing a baseball game. This includes bribery. Heck, during the same speech in the Visual Novel, he uses these exact words. He later gets an entire cult following simply based around the fact that he got them to admit that they were perverts. Pretty much all of the male characters are perverts, Satoshi and Akasaka aside. And the only reason for that is that they never get any screen time.
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Unreadably Fast Text
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More generally, the club activities in the sound novel are emphasised with various booms, flashes, camera shakings and other dramatic sound effects. Even for a simple card game. They are used even more liberally during Keiichi's bullshit speeches, with the text (which is complete nonsense anyway) scrolling too fast to read!
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Crucified Hero Shot: Satoko in episode 21. Justified since she was chained to a cross for easier torturing
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Trailers Always Spoil: You see those spoiler tags by the mention of You Can't Fight Fate? That's in the first trailer for the second season.
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Jumping Off the Slippery Slope
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Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: Almost every arc starts with something minor or forgivable that gets worse and worse until... Tsumihoroboshi-hen in particular, since the Ryukishi07 left an afterward in the previous volume questioning whether a murder can be justifiable, whether a murderer can be sympathetic. Then he answers the question by giving us a Sympathetic Murderer and two Asshole Victims. But the discourse is pretty much abandoned when Rena's paranoid dementia spirals into engineering a mass murder-suicide.
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Big, Screwed-Up Family
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Big, Screwed-Up Family: The Sonozaki family seems this way initially, but later arcs show that they're not quite as bad as they looked at first.
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Tempting Fate
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Tempting Fate: Every time the characters talk or think about how happy they are, or wishes days like these would never end, there's about to be a complete change of tone. Subverted in Tsumihoroboshi-hen, as Rena thinks this almost from the beginning but there are still comedic high notes before the tension gradually ratchets up.
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Dummied Out: The English version of the sound novel has several songs, the Music Room, a mini-game, and the Staff Room cut out due to copyright issues. The first Comiket version of Onikakushi has a completely different track as Rena's theme from all future versions. There was an entire set of backgrounds for the Sonozaki household in the Comiket 62 version of Onikakushi which are unused because the Sonozaki household is not a location which appears in Onikakushi. All but three of them would go on to be used in future arcs, while the remainder were horizontally mirrored when they eventually did appear. Some backgrounds from around the village were also altered or replaced in future arcs. The original Comiket version of Watanagashi had a completely different set of poems for Onikakushi and Watanagashi. These are known in the Japanese fandom, but as yet these alternate poems have not been translated to English in any official capacity. The first Comiket releases of Onikakushi and Watanagashi had one of Ooishi's sprites swapped out for two different ones. One of the two can still be seen in a splash card for one of the minigames from Tatarigoroshi onward, but both are otherwise absent from future editions. The original from Onikakushi, vs the its Watanagashi counterpart, vs the version which appears in all future releases◊.
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Dull Eyes of Unhappiness
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In the manga, and sound novels, their eyes are often (different artists draw it differently) a mix between "depressed" eyes, and glowing eyes. Amusingly, the girls also get the glowing eyes and ominous lighting when they're about to inflict some humiliating-but-funny "punishment game" on Keiichi.
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Genre Savvy: In Tatarigoroshi-hen, Mion and Rika comment to Keiichi after his parents return home about typical harem visual novels.
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Genre Shift
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Genre Shift: More like Genre Roulette! Between Slice of Life Comedy, Drama, Horror, and Action-Adventure, to name a few. A good rule of thumb is to note what happen when a heavy object hits someone's head. If huge amounts of blood splash out of the head, it is horror. If the victim starts hilariously yelling, it is comedy. If it's bleeding a bit, and needs a bandage, it is drama, if he faints without bleeding, it is action-adventure.
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All There in the Manual
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The TIPS note that April is the cut-off month for grade levels and that Mion (and by extension, Shion and Satoshi) is only a few months older than Keiichi. In the visual novel, the ages of the characters are censored/blacked out/whatever. Rika and Satoko's ages are listed as "X", while, for example, Keiichi's age is listed as "1X". So 9 would be the logical assumption for Rika and Satoko. Satoko has visible breasts, which would be very unusual (though not impossible) for a 9 year-old; many assume she's between 11 and 13. In the puzzle section of Matsuribayashi, Rika's mother also mentions that her daughter's growth is abnormally slow, making her childish appearance plausible despite being Satoko's age. According to at least the anime, Rena was fifteen in most of the arcs. Keiichi is sixteen and thus Mion, Shion, and Satoshi are the same age.
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Unreliable Narrator: Keiichi in Onikakushi-hen, thanks to the Hate Plague And Natsumi in Onisarashi-hen. To be honest all question arcs except Himatsubushi-hen have this.
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Only Six Faces: The visual novel version of Hinamizawa Bus Stop. Although all the characters are in silhouette, Rika's (teenager) model is simply scaled up from her child model of the other games, and the new male characters are simply blanked out versions of Oishi, Akasuka, and Tomitake.
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Title Drop. Happens enough times to double as Arc Words. Once done by Keiichi in Tatarigoshi-hen. He's planning to murder Satoko's abusive uncle during the cotton-drifting festival, and he says it'll all be over "when the higurashi cry", i.e. by nightfall. Also by Akasaka at the end of the Himatsubushi-hen arc in the game. It was the title of the book he and Ooishi compiled together. By Rika towards the end of her second Image Song, "S.A.G.A. ~Rinne no Hate ni~". Once by Rena in Tsumihoroboshi-hen. At least once in the TIP "Last Night" in Tsumihoroboshi-hen. The first anime's OP song (which is also titled the same as the franchise) contains two partial examples: "...higurashi ga naku akazu no mori e..." ("...to the forbidden forest where the higurashi cry...") and "...higurashi ga naku kemono michi kara..." ("...from the animal trail where the higurashi cry...").
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They Look Just Like Everyone Else!
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They Look Just Like Everyone Else! - Demons? Body-snatchers? Clones?
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The Chick
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The Chick: Genderswapped. Keiichi or Satoshi being the only male. Or just every other girl besides Mion, even Eventually Satoko
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Poor Communication Kills
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Poor Communication Kills: In Tatarigoroshi, this winds up driving a huge chunk of the plot, as well as serving to confuse the player. After Keiichi kills Teppei and buries him in a shallow grave, all of a sudden a series of things occur that make zero sense. Teppei's body seemingly disappears, his friends insist that they all saw him at the Watanagashi festival when he was supposedly killing Teppei, and Satoko insists her uncle is still alive and abusing her, leading Keiichi to start wondering if he somehow hallucinated the entire thing, furthering his slow descent into madness. While Satoko thinking her uncle was still alive was a result of her own growing insanity, it turns out that Mion realized what Keiichi was doing that night and had the body moved to a more secure location so that he wouldn't get caught, simultaneously concocting the story of him being at the festival as an alibi and getting the rest of his friends to cover for him. Somehow nobody thought to tell Keiichi the plan, or else a lot of stress on his part could have been avoided. Subverted in Tsumihoroboshi-hen: A long series of misunderstandings almost kills, but is averted at the last minute. In the Visual Novel, there are even more misunderstandings before it is averted.
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Bishōnen
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Bishōnen: Satoshi and Keiichi. They are both tall, slender, have delicate features, and big eyes; as well as being quite handsome. Keiichi has pulled off the "Bishie Sparkle" trick a few times. Notably in the first Picture Drama which came out before the anime.
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The Voice
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The Voice: Hanyuu: first arc, second season. As a bonus, a faint outline can be seen behind Keiichi and Rena in the third episode.
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Those Two Guys
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Those Two Guys: Tomita and Okamura, two of Keiichi's classmates. They are regularly bribed by Keiichi or by Rika and Satoko in club activities.
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Intertwined Fingers
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Intertwined Fingers: Hanyuu and Rika do this in the ending credits of Kai. There's a lot of Shmion pictures that involve this.
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Gas Chamber: The Hinamizawa gas disaster is revealed to be a cover-up for the government implementing this on the village.
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Diabolus ex Machina
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Diabolus ex Machina: The alternate ending of Meakashi-hen, found in the DS remake. (In this version, Keiichi realizes Shion is disguising herself as Mion, which causes her to go L5 and claw out her throat, killing herself. Mion and Keiichi recover, and decide to move away to Tokyo together to escape the pain, and are at ease. Happy ending? Wrong. As Keiichi sits at a park bench while waiting for Mion, someone comes up to him, and when Mion comes back, she finds Keiichi's dead body.) Tsukiotoshi-hen. In summary, the club members basically kill each other until there's no-one left; Keiichi, Rena and Shion dismember Teppei, Satoko kills Shion before killing herself, Rena kills Mion and Keiichi, Rena erases the evidence by lighting Satoko's house (where everyone's bodies are) on fire, Rika gets disemboweled at the shrine, and Rena gets shot by mystery men but survives. Wow'
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Comatose Canary
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Comatose Canary: Satoko in Yakusamashi-hen, and Mion in Taraimawashi-hen.
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Breaking the Fourth Wall: In Minagoroshi-hen, Mion and Keiichi break the fourth wall to explain some mahjongg stuff, and Rika says that Takano "lost them a lot of viewers" by not putting on a cat costume. Rika does this repeatedly during the visual novels' wrap parties, especially in the original versions. Keiichi wasn't included in the guests at the first four wrap parties because his sprite had yet to be drawn, and Rika repeatedly notes that's the reason (non-fourth-wall-breaking, it's ostensibly because he's getting a jump on practicing the next script). This was largely removed from the later editions for the PS2, DS, and PS3 (since of course, by then his sprite was drawn). However, Rika still gets in one comment in the Onikakushi-hen wrap party where she says that he can come when they finish recording his lines. In fact, the wrap-parties in their entirety break the fourth wall because they're basically the characters speculating about what happened to cause them all to die. So Rika's comments are breaking the second fourth wall. Does that make it a fourth wall squared?
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Fingore
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Fingore: This is common. And also, the opening song has a line that translates roughly as "I'll cut off your fingers and leave them in the forest."
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Obstructive Bureaucrat
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Obstructive Bureaucrat: The people in the Child Consultation Center are depicted like this in Minagoroshi-hen; the author even apologizes for it in the commentary, knowing fully well they are not that bad in real life.
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Bloodier and Gorier
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Bloodier and Gorier: The manga goes into much greater lengths to show the horror of the murders than the anime. That includes the datailed depiction of Rika's evisceration by Takano in Minagoroshi, as well as her mother's vivisection and the punishments of the Orphanage of Fear (which were both only implied even in the sound novel) in Matsuribayashi.
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Ominous Latin Chanting
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Ominous Latin Chanting: Chinureta Chinkonka in Matsuri. Even the title is creepy.
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Real Place Background
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Real-Place Background: Hinamizawa is based off, as in an exact copy, of Shirakawa-go. Semi justified being that the original novels used photos for the backgrounds.
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Losing the Team Spirit
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Losing the Team Spirit: Keiichi's demise during the penultimate arc of the second series.
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Chekhov's Gun
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Chekhov's Gun: Protagonist Mion constantly carries around a gun in a very visible holster, and, in a subversion, never, ever uses it. The manga reveals that it's an airsoft gun. She only did use it in the manga once, though as a joke, in Onikakushi-hen. The gun was edited out of Mion's character art in the PS2 ports of the game. This is more so noticeable in the sound novels, where quite a number of her poses show it, and manga. Three very important ones are in the Cotton Drifting chapter. The whole "demon inside me" dialogue at face value is just complete BS'ing (she says it with face value intentions as well). However, if the viewer interprets it as a metaphor (not her intention), it's actually one of the biggest clues as to what's really going on. A borderline Fridge Brilliance grade example. The second important "gun"? Ooishi's findings about the body in the barrel. The third "gun" is what Rika says about those who enter the ritual shrine. Its a big hint about the true nature of Oyashiro. The syringe in the Eye Opening Chapter. Namely the contents as revealed in the Festival Music Chapter. Major hint to the Hate Plague.
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Pervert Dad
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Pervert Dad: Keiichi's dad is a little too interested in Keiichi when he's Dragged into Drag in a Meido costume in the visual novel. He later can ogle Shion at Angel Mort and isn't at all deterred when Keiichi (who thinks she's actually Mion) tells him she's a friend of his from school. In a different route, he also suggests that Rena cook him and Keiichi dinner while in a maid uniform and briefly throws out the idea of marrying her after realizing that she and Keiichi aren't in a romantic relationship.
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For Science!
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For Science!: The catalyst for many unpleasant things, as Miyo Takano's main motivation for being the mastermind behind everything is to prove her late grandfather's research.
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Only Sane Man
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Only Sane Man: Keiichi seems so at first, but actually it's Mion, despite her violent heritage, is the only club member to not suffer the effects of the Hate Plague during the course of the series. Rika says it even happened to her, but she just got killed before being able to hurt anyone in those fragments.
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Walking Spoiler
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Walking Spoiler: Its nearly impossible to talk about Hanyuu without spoiling many of the series' major twists.
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Animated Actors
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Animated Actors: "Wrap parties". To elaborate, at the end of most arcs, the character's sprites get together and discuss the events of the story. After The Reveal they make one wonder if Ryukishi07 had the whole thing planned from the beginning, considering some of the things they say.
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Surprisingly Happy Ending
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Surprisingly Happy Ending: The ending of Matsuribayashi is considered by some fans as too happy for the series with none of the main characters going insane, nobody dying and the Big Bad getting away with essentially a slap on the wrist; which is also why these same fans prefer the more Bittersweet Ending of Miotsukushi in the PS2 Updated Re-release which takes the opposite route by making several characters go insane at once, and making Hanyū die at the end.
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Generation Xerox
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Generation Xerox: In the manga Keiichi looks similar to his father and shares his Hot-Blooded tendencies. The twins, mother, and grandmother share similarly goofy personalities and they all had finger nails torn off. In looks only, Rena resembles her mother and apparently has some of her fathers personality. Satoko and Satoshi both resemble their mother in the manga. Rika both looks like her mother and almost exactly looks like Hanyuu's daughter.
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Verbal Tic
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Verbal Tic: Rika, if not for Yukari Tamura's voice, would sound just like a certain Rozen Maiden. Rena has a tic of repeating words twice, as well as the non-word "hau".
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"I Know You Are in There Somewhere" Fight: Between Keiichi and Rena in the end of the first season.
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Hufflepuff House
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Hufflepuff House: The Kimiyoshi family is the only one of the three families that never plays any important part in the story...that is, if you except its leader's abduction and murder by Shion in two arcs. We never even see any of its members other than Kiichirō. Subverted in the Kizuna arcs Someutsushi-hen and Kagebōshi-hen, where Natsumi Kimiyoshi is the main character.
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Impossibly-Low Neckline
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Impossibly-Low Neckline: Angel Mort's uniform is a miracle of physics, if anything.
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Promotion to Opening Titles
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Promotion to Opening Titles: Hanyuu. Also,Takano, although, as she's seen as a child in the opening sequence and her face is obscured, you might mistake her for Satoko until it's revealed in the relevant arc. A variation occours with Rika who is featured much more prominently in the credits of the second season, as they have run out of Decoy Protagonists. Don't forget Keiichi, who, for some reason, didn't appear in the first season's opening despite being the protagonist for 4 of the 6 arcs in it.
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Town Girls
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Town Girls: Satoko (Butch), Rika (Neither), Hanyuu (Femme).
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Community-Threatening Construction
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Community-Threatening Construction: Most of the violent events in the backstory ostensibly stem from a project to build a dam that would have flooded the basin in which the village of Hinamizawa sits.
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Nightmare Fetishist
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Nightmare Fetishist: Takano Miyo. Loves the horrifying legends about Hinamizawa and is fascinated by the actual ancient torture equipment.
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Parental Abandonment
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Parental Abandonment: Satoko's parents are dead, and her sometimes-appearing uncle is an abusive alcoholic. Rika doesn't have any surviving family; the two live together by themselves. Rena's mother ran off with another guy. Shmion's mother is on bad terms with their yakuza family and seldom shows up, while their father makes one appearance in the second season.
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Once Is Not Enough
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Once Is Not Enough: In Onikakushi-hen, Keiichi shoves Rena to the ground and runs, only to be beaten down by the Almighty Janitors and be unpleasantly awakened by guess who.
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Our Hero Is Dead
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Our Hero Is Dead: Almost every arc, actually, but notably at the end of Onikakushi-hen. A better example would be more like, Our lancer is dead, Where Miyo effectively ends the Hope Spot during Minagoroshi-hen, by shooting Keiichi during his Kirk Summation.
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Trivial Title
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Trivial Title: "When the Cicadas Cry". While cicadas aren't completely irrelevant (their chirping is used as atmospheric background music during some scenes and they are often mentioned as a recurring motif), the true meaning of the title is a play on words - the Japanese word for "cicadas" is similar to the Japanese word for "murderer".
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Blazing Inferno Hellfire Sauce
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Blazing Inferno Hellfire Sauce: One can only guess what kind of food Rika and Satoko cook with a sauce marked "death penalty".
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Laugh with Me!
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Laugh with Me!: One of the rare moments when this trope is Played for Drama. See the above entry.
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Tareme Eyes
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Tareme Eyes: Takano.
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Tomboy and Girly Girl
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Tomboy and Girly Girl: Rena plays the Girly Girl to Mion's Tomboy. Twins Mion and Shion. Subverted. Mions seems boyish at first, but she's actually very girly underneath. Shion seems girly, but is actually a violent psycho. Satoko is the Tomboy to the girlier Rika. Rika plays Tomboy to Hanyuu's Girly Girl though.
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I Know You Know I Know
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I Know You Know I Know: The club games, and Satoko's traps. For example, in preparation for a squirt gun fight, Rena stashed an extra squirt gun somewhere, but when the time came to use it, it turns out Satoko had already found the hidden gun, broken it so it couldn't fire, and left it in Rena's original hiding spot.
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Ax-Crazy
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Ax-Crazy: Forgone conclusion when Hinamizawa Syndrome takes effect. Special notice goes to Shion in Meakashi-hen.
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Must Make Amends
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Must Make Amends: Subverted when Shion Sonozaki kills Satoko Hojo in the underground torture chamber; she believes at first that she's helping her essentially dead boyfriend Satoshi Hojo. Then she tries to talk to his shadow that has appeared on the wall (she's gone nuts at this point obviously), when she realizes the last words of him were: Take care of my little sister [Satoko] for me. She literally pisses in her pants at the realization, but realizes she's already crossed the Moral Event Horizon and then goes off to brutally murder more people.
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The Bad Guy Wins
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The Bad Guy Wins: In five of the eight arcs.
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Deadly Euphemism
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Deadly Euphemism: When referring to Satoshi's being "transferred". Subversion She sincerely believed Satoshi and Keiichi intended to transfer out of Hinamizawa, and feared they would be subject to Oyashiro-sama's curse for it.
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Vocal Evolution
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Vocal Evolution: Compare the first episodes of the English dub to the latter.
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Older Than They Look
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Older Than They Look: Rika is revealed to have relived the events of June 1983 for hundreds of years - she even refers to it as the "one thousand year search for a miracle" in the anime's last episode.
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Alphabetical Theme Naming: The Houjou kids are called Satoshi and Satoko, although the kanji for each of their names are different (Sato-shi 悟史 and Sa-to-ko 沙都子).
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Borrowed Catchphrase
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Borrowed Catchphrase: Keiichi says "I want to take it home!" in Watangashi-hen part one (episode 5) to Shion (really Mion at the time) when he sees her working as a scantily clad waitress she responds by punching him. Both Takano and Hanyuu say Nipah at one point.
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Cooldown Hug
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Cooldown Hug: Didn't work the first time in Onikakushi-hen. It kinda worked in Tsumihoroboshi-hen, where the positions of the two character in question are switched. It only kinda worked because she had already cooled down for the most part by that point, or at the very least, is no longer insane.
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The Killer in Me
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Sometimes overlaps with The Killer in Me.
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Chivalrous Pervert
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Chivalrous Pervert: Mion to Keiichi in an extremely rare female on male example. Much more prevalent in the manga. Being that this is Mion, she could also be screwing with Keiichi for amusement. Also threatens to ask what color Hanyuu's underwear is.
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Custom Uniform
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Custom Uniform: The main characters wear uniforms to school, but they're all completely different; for example, Rena wears a Sailor Fuku while Shion wears a collared shirt and a ribbon. Since the school is a small rural schoolhouse with a single class of students from different grades, they apparently don't need to bother with a dress code and students can wear whatever they want to school as long as they at least look like school uniforms.
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Time Stands Still: Hanyu's power. In Higurashi Rei, she uses it to reposition Keiichi so that he falls into the pool, instead of just pulling his Speedo off, which was the goal. She also used it to stop a bullet from hitting in two arcs. In one of them it didn't work out though… For her nevertheless.
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Twin Threesome Fantasy
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Twin Threesome Fantasy: Oishi suggests something to this effect after he sees Keiichi with Shion (knowing that Keiichi also hung out with Mion often).
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Inverted Portrait
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Inverted Portrait: 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. Their pinkies are interlocked. Actually, one is Mion (a very large tattoo can be seen covering her entire back), and the other is Shion (her back is normal). In the ending of Kai, Rena and Mion are lying next to each other in empty space, facing opposite directions, framed by flowers. In the visually symbolic intro of episode 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. And in the same intro, Rika herself appears upside-down, with a closeup of her eyes opening.
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Shipper on Deck
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Shipper on Deck: Shion and Ayane Sonozaki both ship Keiichi x Mion. Miotsukushi-hen indicates that Kimiyoshi and a large chunk of the village are also this way.
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Kick the Son of a Bitch
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Kick the Son of a Bitch: Shion killing Oryou in the Cotton Drifting and Eye Opening chapter. Also any time anyone murders Teppei Houjou or Rina. However, these are always the starting point for Keiichi, Rena, and Shion to go insane.
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Evolving Credits
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Evolving Credits: At first it seems that Rika waves at the viewer in the opening of Kai, but it turns out to be Hanyuu. A somewhat nightmarish shot of Hanyuu is added as well. Also, after the revelation that Takano was the one out to kill Rika, the low angle shot of a blonde woman wearing a dark cape is highlighted by the moon, making it clearer who it is.
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Deity of Human Origin
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Deity of Human Origin: Hanyuu, who was originally human but became a god after she was killed in a ritual sacrifice.
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Distant Finale
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Distant Finale: Both subverted twice and played straight. The first episode in the second season is a "bad end" distant finale; the very end of the final episode has a 'distant finale' that takes place in the past... sort of. There is controversy over whether the woman who talks to little Miyo and thus sets right what once went wrong is a time travelling adult Rika, or Bernkastel of Umineko, or both, as per the popular theory. It might even be neither. It could be Frederica Bernkastel, who might not be either Rika or Bernkastel.
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Wolverine Publicity
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Wolverine Publicity: Rena is featured on the covers of most of the original CD chapters of the game. Specially in those where she isn't even a relevant character, let alone a villainess.
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Kick the Dog
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Kick the Dog: Just in case you had any doubts that Natsumi's grandmother had gone completely off the deep end when you see the paper charms in the front yard, once Natsumi goes into her house, she finds her grandmother drowning puppies in an effort to create a scapegoat onto which Oyashiro-sama's curse could be directed. Granted, this is right around the point where Natsumi herself snaps, so it may or may not be narrated accurately, but the omake at the end of the manga seems to suggest that it did indeed happen.
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Backup Twin
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Backup Twin: The major cause of confusion about the ending of Watanagashi-hen. Although it's subverted in that both twins end up dying.
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Please Don't Leave Me
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Please Don't Leave Me: Hanyuu says this to Rika once Rika tells her she doesn't want to repeat another world Rika is Hanyuu's only source of comfort and friendship. If she died without repeating a world then...She's dead.
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Official Couple
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Official Couple: Takano and Tomitake. And maybe Shion and Satoshi; it's never really made clear if Satoshi considered her as a lover or as a friend, and the whole Twin Switch thing doesn't help.
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Split Personality
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Split Personality: Rika and Frederica Bernkastel. One of the less-clear aspects of the story... and that's saying something. It gets really bad in the anime, where it's just lightly touched upon with absolutely no explanation.
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Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism: For a series with so many violent deaths and tragic backgrounds, it is surprisingly idealistic in the end.
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Stable Time Loop
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Stable Time Loop: The final episode of Kira reveals that the entire series is one.
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Agony of the Feet
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Agony of the Feet: A variation on the fifth episode of Kai, in which Satoko doesn't get any shoes when searching for Rika and ends up fleeing barefoot of her captors. She doesn't hurt her feet, but it still causes her to slip down a slope and wound her leg.
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Death Is Cheap
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Death Is Cheap: At first it seems it is played straight; however since each iterration of the loop happens in a different world, that means that those dead in a previous world stay dead in that world. In other words, for one happy world at the end, there are hundreds of worlds where everybody dies irreversibly; and those who don't end up alone and scarred for life.
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Actor Allusion
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Actor Allusion: In the first episode of Rei, this is combined with Expy and invoked in the form of Chie-sensei pulling out wooden T squares which look a lot like Black Keys. And again in the final episode of Rei, where one of Rena's cutaway fantasy scenes puts Miyo in the role of Sachiko Ogasawara. Maybe it's not a voluntary one, but in the last episode of Kira, when Rena takes baby Rika home with her Mion screams her to Please Put Some Clothes On. Pretty ironic when you know that Satsuki Yukino also voiced Yoruichi, who was told that a couple of times by Ichigo in Bleach.
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The Smart Guy
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The Smart Guy: Satoko, eventually Rena.
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Face Death with Dignity
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Face Death with Dignity: Rika, in a particularly disturbing scene, and later, Satoko. Not to mention Rena in the end of Minagoroshi, though slightly less "dignity" and more "laughing in your murderer's face about how her plan is stupid and she's stupid". She even uses the same crazy laugh from season one, for the only time in season two. The fact that Takano put a bullet in Rena rather quickly gives the implication that Rena struck a nerve.
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Kill 'Em All
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Kill 'Em All: Multiple times. The Tatarigoroshi chapter truly does Kill 'Em All - starting with the gory death of Rina, Satoko's uncle Teppei, Tomitake, Takano, Irie, Ooishi, and finally Rika are seemingly murdered one by one, until the chapter finally ends with an eruption of poisonous volcanic gases that kills off the entire population of Hinamizawa except for Keiichi. And then he dies too, although that part was cut from the anime.. One of the chapter titles, Minagoroshi-hen, quite literally means "The Kill-Everybody Chapter". And by that point in the series, it's no surprise at all. What's more, once we finally know the whole story, it's clear in retrospect that EVERY non-final arc (save the Watanagashi / Meakashi pair) ended with the destruction of Hinamizawa, whether we saw it or not. Yes, Higurashi is not content with mere Downer Endings; it will reach back in time and push them farther down.
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Mad Doctor
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Mad Doctor: A TIPS in the games notes that Dr. Irie performed psychosurgery on unwilling subjects in the past, and a flashback in the final season of the anime has him dissecting the brain of a living patient (albeit with persuasion from the Big Bad). Takano is a little bit more literally one. The manga adaptation of Matsuribayashi takes this further and shows Takano tried to make him vivisect Satoko. Mercifully Irie and Rika were able to outsmart Takano on this one, as Rika volunteered herself. Takano eagerly planned and prepared the vivisection days before it would happen in the Visual Novel.
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Deadly Hug: Done in the ending of the Onisarashi-hen manga arc by Natsumi to Akira. Akira doesn't die, though.
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Properly Paranoid - that there are things to be justifiably paranoid about makes it worse
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Hormone-Addled Teenager
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Hormone-Addled Teenager: Mion in the manga, and Keiichi...probably. Shion might also count, given that hormones aren't tied exclusively to lust, but also high emotions and bad decisions.
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No Fourth Wall: The All-cast Review Session that unlocks at the end of each question arc in the sound novel. The main characters suddenly behave like actors discussing the preceding plot. Except... they're still the same characters, personality-wise, and they still talk and act as if they are those characters.
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Recurring Riff
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Recurring Riff: Dear You and all of the variations thereof in both Image Songs and background music. To a lesser extent, "Sora no mukō" (the ending song) in the last sound novel.
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Noodle Incident: In the Tatarigoroshi sound novel, Mion tried something during the baseball match that is referred as a "suicide attack" and got her badly injured. We never know what she did exactly.
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Trojan Prisoner
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Trojan Prisoner: How Shion and the rest infiltrate the underground clinic in Matsuribayashi.
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Pun-Based Title: Hirukowashi-hen is named after Higurashi Daybreak, but "hirukowashi" means "day-breaking" (like breaking a day into a million pieces, not dawn). The French title of the sound novel − Le Sanglot des cigales − sort of counts. "Sanglot" means "weeping"; "sang" means "blood". So the red part of "naku" happens to be appropriate here.
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Returning to the Scene
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Returning to the Scene: Subverted in Tatarigoroshi-hen; Detective Ooishi is waiting at the grave when Keiichi panics and comes to check it. After supervising the exhumation, no body is found.
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Deus ex Machina
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The same situation is inverted later in the same arc, when Hanyuu asks Takano to shoot her and spare the others... and a few seconds later, Takano's last and only bullet goes whizzing past her ear to the tune of a delicious karmic echo. A shame so many people mistook it for a Deus ex Machina.
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Infant Immortality
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Infant Immortality: Averted multiple times. Played straight in Himatsubushi-hen. Akasawa's wife dies, but the hospital saved her baby.
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Broken Aesop
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Broken Aesop: Sort of about the dam. If we unite and struggle, even a small village like ours can stop an unfair project from the state! Except what stopped the dam project wasn't the villagers' struggle but the actions of Tokyo, who didn't want their military project to be jeopardized, and the murder of the dam construction manager by his own workers. The aesop applies better to Rika's struggle to break fate and to stop the Great Hinamizawa Disaster from happening, though.
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First-Name Basis
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First-Name Basis: The members of the game club all call each other by their given names, even the Love Triangle of Keiichi, Rena, and Mion. The fact that there is no stereotypical Relationship Upgrade from family name to given name helps to emphasize that Higurashi is more about friendship than about romance.
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Watanagashi-hen in particular is completely turned upside down after you've played/read/watched through Meakashi-hen. Every single thing that happened in the climax -all the pathos, tragedy, guilt and horror and all the apparent supernatural elements- is completely turned on its head when you know that the antagonist is Shion disguising herself as Mion, that nobody died for the reason you were led to believe they did, and almost all the "reveals" are Blatant Lies. Literally the only thing you learned during the confrontation with "Mion" at the climax of Watanagashi that turns out to be true is that it all started because Keiichi didn't give Mion the doll at the start of the arc- and even that was for a totally different reason than you were initially told!
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Bittersweet Ending: The ending of Matsuribayashi-hen: The main characters survive, but Satoshi is still comatose and we don't know whether he'll ever recover, though Irie does believe there is some hope. Even in the Matsuribayashi-hen Staff Room segment, Ryukishi07 asks the reader whether or not antagonizing Takano is the most ideal resolution. The PS2 version's Miotsukushi-hen where Hanyuu is shot Taking the Bullet meant for Takano and killed by the Banyu, but Nomura get arrested for her crime and Satoshi finally manages to wake up from his coma. The DS exclusive Kageboshi-hen. Unlike Someutsushi-hen, Natsumi manages to snap out of her Hinamizawa Syndrome thanks to her friend Chisato and marries Akira some time later, but Tomoe is dead, Natsumi`s family is still dead, and Natsumi is still recovering from the trauma.) The one-shot chapter Hinageshi-hen. After spending a few months in a prep school in Nagoya, Mion returns with Hinamizawa Syndrome symptoms and various misunderstandings make her think her friends have forsaken her, before she collapses with a fever. Then she wakes up surrounded by her friends, the misunderstandings are cleared and she sheds tears of relief while smiling happily. All is well that ends well. Except she is actually comatose in a hospital room after the Hinamizawa disaster and is living happily in her dreams. Regarding Satoshi, he is never revealed to have woken up, but it's strongly implied as Shion visits the Irie clinic quite often, and brings male clothes, and other male items, probably razors, etc.
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Cold-Blooded Torture
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Cold-Blooded Torture: Main reason why the Eye Opening chapter is so infamous. MO (mode of operation) for Shion in said chapter and Cotton Drifting. Ironically, was also on the receiving end in one of the series' more infamous scenes (also shown in Eye Opening).
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Love Hurts: In most arcs, yes it does. In Onikakushi, Keiichi mentally confesses his love to Rena… after bashing her and Mion to death while crying; Rena and Mion also had to witness the boy they loved suddenly turn paranoid and rejecting them. In Watanagashi, Keiichi not giving a doll to Mion and hurting her feelings leads her to confess to Shion and triggers the tragic events. In Meakashi, Shion's love for Satoshi and his disapearance lead her to go completely insane. In Tsumihoroboshi, Rena's father falls in love twice, and is betrayed twice—the first time by his wife, which nearly drives Rena to suicide; the second time by a Manipulative Bitch that Rena ends up killing to protect him. In Matsuribayashi, Takano's very real feelings for Tomitake are partly responsible for her Villainous Breakdown. Although in that case, that may be what saves her actually.
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Happy Place
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Happy Place: The plot of the one-shot chapter Hinageshi-hen, focusing on Mion after the Hinamizawa disaster.
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Festival Episode
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Festival Episode: In every arc, except Tatarigoroshi since Keiichi is busy committing a murder that night; things usually start to go downhill after it.
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Empty Eyes
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Empty Eyes: Displayed at various points by multiple characters among the group. It's a highly-reliable sign that either they are suffering from high-level Hinamizawa Syndrome... or whoever is talking to them is.
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Sensitive Guy and Manly Man
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Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Keiichi is more boisterous and insensitive compared to the more gentle Satoshi.
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Guess Who I'm Marrying?
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Guess Who I'm Marrying?: Almost happens to Rena's father and his girlfriend, who turns out to be a yakuza moll trying to take him for everything he has.
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"Could Have Avoided This!" Plot: Even if the characters don't figure out how, they still seem to realize that there was a way, since most of the arcs end with the main characters lamenting how pointless all the fighting feels like it was.
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Beach Episode
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Beach Episode: Shyness-Exposing Chapter in the animated adaptation of Higurashi Rei, with the cast going to a water park for the day. It's a comical and fanservice heavy episode, with all the girls wearing bikinis, including Miyo in a Barely-There Swimwear and Keichii spends most of the episode having "impure thoughs" and wishing the girls would suffer from a Slippery Swimsuit accident... only for it to happen to him in the end.
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Alternate Continuity
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Alternate Continuity: Yoigoshi-hen is based on a world where Keiichi couldn't prevent the explosion of the school.
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Love Dodecahedron
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Love Dodecahedron: So if we sum it up - Mion and Rena both love Keiichi, which may or may not be requited depending on the arc; Shion strongly loved Satoshi but also develops feelings for Keiichi in some arcs, while Mion also had feelings for Satoshi, though not as strong. There's also Satoko's implied crush on Keiichi in Tatarigoroshi. Less seriously, Shion once says that if Mion had been a guy, she might have fallen for her. She says it jokingly… or not.
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Light Feminine and Dark Feminine
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Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: Rena (light) and Mion (dark). The more innocent Rena is quite naive while Mion is more dirty-minded and a tease. However Mion is light to Shion's dark. Mion says she is the sweet to Shion's cold. Hanyuu (light) and Rika (dark).
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Worthy Opponent
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Worthy Opponent: Okonogi ends up seeing the kids as this. After all, it's not often that you can see an entire intelligence unit getting their asses handed to them by a group of teenagers!
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Adult Fear
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Adult Fear: Satoko's Evil Uncle Teppei. Made worse in Tatarogoroshi-hen by Satoko having Hinamizawa Syndrome. The older children are victims. For example, a once happy child becomes withdrawn and paranoid — even violent — while their parents watch unable to do anything. Questioning your friendship with others and not being able to trust each other? Even if evil spirits and conspiracies aren't involved, that is still unsettling.
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Rope Bridge
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Rope Bridge: The bridge that Keiichi chases Satoko over and gets shoved off of. In Yakusamashi-hen, this trope is used slightly more traditionally. Satoko uses the ropes as a place to hide from the Yamainu. They notice her and slice the ropes, sending her plummetting into the river.
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Stress Vomit
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Stress Vomit: When Keiichi tries to pat Satoko's head after her uncle has been abusing her, Satoko has a complete mental breakdown, and in the process vomits all over the floor. In the manga adaptation of Matsuribayashi-hen, Miyoko Tanashi vomits upon experiencing a flashback to her time in an Orphanage of Fear, when she was forced to clean a filthy latrine with her mouth.
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The Stinger
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The Stinger: Of the "The End... Or Is It?" variety at the end of season one: "All right. I'll play the game with this endless June. As much as you wish." Every episode of Kai's Matsuribayashi-hen.
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Game Changer
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Game Changer: Hanyuu.
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Humiliating Wager: The club often hands out these kinds of penalties to the loser of the game of the day. One memorable result of this is Keiichi being forced to walk home in a maid outfit.
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Cheshire Cat Grin: Mion, Shion, and Satako, often of the cat grin variety. Often preceeds them going to mess with someone.
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Media Watchdog
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Media Watchdog: PEGI was obviously sleeping when it gave the French translation 7+ rating. Explanation: They only rated the minigames. It even got an ISBN number, so apparently rest of it is treated as a book. ... my God, it's true!
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Laughing Mad
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Laughing Mad: Rena and Shion get to this point pretty quickly when it's their turns to snap. Keiichi descends into this in the epilogue of Tatarigoroshi-hen.
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Mukokuseki
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Mukokuseki: God damn but nobody in Hinamizawa looks Japanese. Case in point, the Sonozaki twins' green hair? If mom is anything to go by that's genetic. Ditto the Houjous, who seem to have naturally straw blond hair. And the Furude family. Father: black hair, Mother: dark bluish-purple hair, Rika: same as Mother, and Ancient Relative (aka Hanyuu): light purple hair. Not to mention Rena (light auburn) and Rina (bubblegum pink).
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Multiple Reference Pun
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Multiple Reference Pun: The title. The "naku" means "to cry" as in both weeping and an animal making noises. It also applies to the English title with the multiple meanings of "cry". Miyo correctly theorizes this applies to the name of Watanagashi festival; Wata means cotton and guts. The French version has a very dark one with the title of the seventh novel Minagoroshi-hen (Massacre chapter), translated as "La Solution finale". It refers both to the answers given in this arc and the extermination of Hinamizawa at the end.
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The Thing That Goes
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The Thing That Goes "Doink!": Mion's family home has one. So does the Sonozaki residence, apparently - it can be heard in the last episode of the anime's Watanagashi arc.
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Honey Trap
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Rena experiences a deep fulfillment in Tsumihoroboshi-hen, having killed the woman who had seduced her father in a "badger game." Of course, Rina/Ritsuko was about to kill her for knowing too much, so it was technically self-defense... though try gauging that from Rena's reaction.
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Polar Opposite Twins
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Twins Mion and Shion. Subverted. Mions seems boyish at first, but she's actually very girly underneath. Shion seems girly, but is actually a violent psycho.
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Improvised Weapon
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Improvised Weapon: Weapon options in Higurashi Daybreak.
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Downer Ending
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What's more, once we finally know the whole story, it's clear in retrospect that EVERY non-final arc (save the Watanagashi / Meakashi pair) ended with the destruction of Hinamizawa, whether we saw it or not. Yes, Higurashi is not content with mere Downer Endings; it will reach back in time and push them farther down.
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A Friend in Need
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A Friend in Need: The origins of the game club were as an attempt to help the Hojo siblings. Only partially successful, see My Greatest Failure below.
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Evil Stole My Faith
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Evil Stole My Faith: Takano's backstory is a very dark take on it. Sets up the chain of events leading to her megalomania and as a result the Endless June.
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Wham Line
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Wham Line: Towards the start of “Onikakushi” (about an hour in), Tomitake gives the first hint at Hinemizawa’s dark history.
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The Atoner
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The Atoner: Keiichi in the appropriately-named Atonement chapter.
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Early Installment Weirdness
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Early Installment Weirdness: Hinamizawa Bus Stop, adapted from a stage play that was the origin of the story. Keiichi, Rena, Shion and Satoko aren't characters at this point, Rika is a teenager and Mion's upperclassman, and everything occurs in one rainy afternoon in a covered bus stop. That being said, it covers a number of story points from what would later become the games, including the dam conflict, the curse of Oyashiro-sama, Hinamizawa syndrome, Rika as a queen carrier, and alludes to her "Groundhog Day" Loop at the very end. For the first two "question" arcs, the Great Hinamizawa Disaster hadn't been thought up yet as the "endpoint" for the story arcs. Later, the first arc was retconned to have ended in the same way as later arcs, and the lack of a disaster in the second arc became an important plot point.
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Wise Beyond Their Years
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Wise Beyond Their Years: Rika, later revealed to be because she's Really 700 Years Old due to constant resurrection.
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Painting the Medium
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Painting the Medium: Okonogi in Rei during the pool episode. A scarier example is Rena's narration in the VN of Tsumihoroboshi to illustrate her Sanity Slippage. At the beginning, it's a cute pink. Then when Ooishi interrogates her it turns into a pale orange. By the time she takes the school hostage, her text has become bright red. In a similar vein to the Tsumihoroboshi-hen example, at least one of the anime fansubs had the subbing of Mion's line in Watanagashi-hen, "Actually I'm taking it back," the final line in the episode, fade from white to blood-red.
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The Big Guy
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The Big Guy: Mion
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Live-Action Adaptation
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Live-Action Adaptation: The films Shrill Cries of Summer (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni) and Shrill Cries: Reshuffle (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Chikai).
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Drowning My Sorrows
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Drowning My Sorrows: Rika drinks wine despite being underage, as seen in the second season. A TIPS in the game confirms that she drinks to get drunk. Drunk on Bernkastel wine, no less, which is conveniently a real town known for its wines. (Unless, in a bizarre Shout-Out, the witch was named after the wine).
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A Fête Worse Than Death
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A Fête Worse Than Death: You know that cheerful summertime festival these townspeople have? Well, it wasn't always cotton that they tore up… Doubles as Fridge Horror very much when you consider that cute girl Hanyuu was the first sacrifice
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Motive Decay
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Motive Decay: The Big Bad, Miyo. She's trying to prove her foster grandfather's work is right, but she also wants to become/destroy/ snub her nose at God, and she wants to a world where she'll be loved and she wants to know how Hinamizawa syndrome works and…( See WMG for "In Tsumihoroboshi, why did Takano give Rena those documents") In the last arc, Nomura even lampshades that Takano doesn't really know what she wants. In the end, Takano realizes that far from making people acknowledge her grandfather's research, the Irie institution is only going to erase it. So she decides to cast "Oyashiro-sama's curse" to at least pretend being a god when burying the research. It would also become the proof that people actually read the research and took it seriously.
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Book-Ends
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Book-Ends: Well, not exactly. The series is divided into chapters, with the first scene referencing back not to the final scene but the climactic scene of that chapter. (For instance, Keiichi loses it, and starts swinging the baseball bat, killing Rena and her friend.
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They're Called
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They're Called "Personal Issues" for a Reason: In “Onikakushi”, Keiichi grows suspicious of his friends when they refuse to talk to him about the chain of murders that occurred in the town’s past, and learns more details about the incidents from outside sources. It’s clear that these issues have affected them somewhat personally, and as it turns out, some of the victims of the incidents were close to or even related to the girls. Sure enough, Keiichi’s growing involvement in these issues does not end well for him.
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Bishie Sparkle
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Keiichi has pulled off the "Bishie Sparkle" trick a few times. Notably in the first Picture Drama which came out before the anime.
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Corrupt Church
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Corrupt Church: As a subversion of Religion of Evil, this is what was really going on, and Hanyuu aka Oyashiro is not happy about it.
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Let's Get Dangerous!
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Let's Get Dangerous!: When the best friends finally gets it together, what was a squabbling squad of broken children who were easily preyed upon becomes a tightly-knit unit that resists the Hate Plague and completely owns a crack unit of corrupt members of government (with adult help, but even they appeared useless at first).
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Adaptation-Induced Plot Hole
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Adaptation-Induced Plot Hole: Yakusamashi-hen from the anime breaks Rule X (someone random among the circle of friends having a Hinamizawa Syndrome episode that drives them to violence) without Rika apparently noticing or caring. However, when it happens in Minagoroshi-hen which originally was the first arc to break Rule X but occurs after Yakusamashi-hen in the anime), she still treats it as if it's the first time it's been broken. The corpse found in the river in the third arc is supposed to be Rina Mamiya but they colored the hair wrong; this was corrected in the DVD version.
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Comedic Lolicon
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Comedic Lolicon: Dr. Irie, for Satoko. Not taken seriously. Played up more in the anime compared to other mediums.
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Hate Plague
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Keiichi in Onikakushi-hen, thanks to the Hate Plague
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Lucky Translation
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The French title of the sound novel − Le Sanglot des cigales − sort of counts. "Sanglot" means "weeping"; "sang" means "blood". So the red part of "naku" happens to be appropriate here.
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Adaptational Modesty
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Ironically, the most conservative depiction of Satoko here seems closest to the visual novel's description.
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The Gadfly
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The Gad Fly: Mion gets plenty of amusement from yanking Keiichi's chain. Possibly motivated by how bad she is at expressing her true feelings for him. Also her punishment games. Shion acts like a slightly darker incarnation (favorite target being Mion and Keiichi) as her normal personality.
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Motorcycle Dominoes
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Motorcycle Dominoes: Happens a lot at Angel Mort. And it's the same three punks that get pissed off.
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Adaptation Distillation
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Adaptation Distillation: The manga does a great job at capturing the mood.
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Hellish Pupils
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Hellish Pupils: The "cat eyes" in Onikakushi, as well as about ten other different types of iris contortions. In the manga, and sound novels, their eyes are often (different artists draw it differently) a mix between "depressed" eyes, and glowing eyes. Amusingly, the girls also get the glowing eyes and ominous lighting when they're about to inflict some humiliating-but-funny "punishment game" on Keiichi. In Episode 15 of Kai, Hanyu gains these when confronting Takano, making them heavenly pupils.
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Motherly Side Plait
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Motherly Side Plait: Akasaka's wife Yukie sports a rather impressive one. In the manga-only Onisarashi arc, Natsumi's mother is a textbook example... until she looses her plait as she starts to go insane. Or rather, as we see her go insane through Natsumi's eyes. Miyoko's mom also has one, as well as Keiichi's mom in the live adaptation.
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I'm Taking Her Home with Me!
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I'm Taking Her Home with Me!: Trope Namer, uttered by Rena whenever she sees something cute. She says this and then proceeds to kidnap Hanyuu three times, and that's within a three-minute span.
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The Conspiracy
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The Conspiracy - Whether sinister or not, they are present.
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Curiosity Killed the Cast
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Curiosity Killed the Cast: Most strongly subverted in Onikakushi-hen, but a few different arcs have aspects of this. Ironically, the Cat-Killing Chapter is a complete aversion.
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Really 700 Years Old
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Really 700 Years Old: Hanyuu (she is some sort of god) and the physically preteen Rika, thanks to the "Groundhog Day" Loop effect. Unlike Hanyuu and most other examples, the latter's maturity matches her actual age, though this is deliberately hidden so as to not freak people out. There's also how Hanyuu isn't even in her true form either (basically add +12 years to the form she takes).
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Romantic Two-Girl Friendship
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Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: Rika and Satoko. Later Rika and Hanyuu too.
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Through the Eyes of Madness
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Through the Eyes of Madness In-Universe Paranoia Fuel may contain: The Conspiracy - Whether sinister or not, they are present. They Look Just Like Everyone Else! - Demons? Body-snatchers? Clones? Hypochondria Gaslighting - unintended examples, but they add mass and velocity to snowballing hysteria Mind Manipulation Properly Paranoid - that there are things to be justifiably paranoid about makes it worse
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Years Too Early
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Years Too Early: This line is mentioned during the credits of the last episode of Season 1 of the anime, and Satoko says something related to it in the sound novel's Tsumihoroboshi-hen when she pulls a trap on Rena.
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Zombie Apocalypse
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Zombie Apocalypse: Just replace "zombies" with "insane and paranoid people" and you get the general plot of Higurashi Outbreak.
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The Lancer
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The Lancer: Rena Eventually, Rika
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Contralto of Danger
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Contralto of Danger: In the anime adaptation, Rika's voice deepens drastically during scenes where she drops her cute facade, and lets her cynical persona from reliving a Stable Time Loop slip through. It's played for fear and mystery.
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Names to Run Away From Really Fast
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Names to Run Away from Really Fast: The names of the punishments in the Orphanage of Fear - namely, "the coffin", "the squashed catterpillar", "the duck that cannot drink" and "the dismembered pig". In the anime and sound novel, you can only guess vaguely what they are about. Then the manga decided to elaborate...
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That Liar Lies
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That Liar Lies: "USO DA!" Played for comedy in Hirukowashi-hen. Also words of doom when played straight as everything goes to hell in a timeline once those words are mentioned.
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Nintendo Hard
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Nintendo Hard: The Rena Punch mini-game in the first sound novel, at least if you want to reach 100 in score; especially the "superhuman speed mode", which is Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
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Sanity Slippage
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Sanity Slippage: All over the damn place.
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Sequel Hook
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Sequel Hook: The end of the second movie. Which doesn't mean there will be a third movie though.
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Puni Plush
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Puni Plush: The characters are drawn like this in the sound novel, full with hands that look more like mittens, when they are not Four-Fingered Hands.
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Image Song
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By Rika towards the end of her second Image Song, "S.A.G.A. ~Rinne no Hate ni~".
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Dying as Yourself
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Dying as Yourself: At the very end of Meakashi-hen, Shion has a moment of genuine regret and apologizes to everyone as she falls to her death.
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The One Guy
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The One Guy: Keiichi, a guy in the middle of four girls − later five, and eventually six.
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Rooftop Confrontation
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Rooftop Confrontation: Keiichi and Rena's fight on the roof of the school. Probably the iconic scene of Tsumihoroboshi-hen.
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Evil Laugh
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Evil Laugh: Over and over and over again, complete with creepy face contortions. There's multiple laugh videos. To the point that it is often referred to as the 'Higurashi Laugh'
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Hot-Blooded
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The club's assorted games usually end up involving Hot Bloodedness, blackmail, and/or shameless cheating.
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Evil Uncle
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Satoko's Evil Uncle Teppei. Made worse in Tatarogoroshi-hen by Satoko having Hinamizawa Syndrome.
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Dub-Induced Plot Hole
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Dub-Induced Plot Hole: The French dub has a pretty bad case in Onikakushi - in his dialogues with Mion in episode 4, he tells her that he found a needle in the ohagi and near the end asks her what is in the syringe. Originally though, he doesn't explicitly mentions the needle and only asks what they intend to do to him. In episode 25 we learn that the needle was tabasco sauce and the syringe was a marker pen. Thus in the original version, Mion's lack of reaction is due to the fact she doesn't get he is not seeing the same thing as her; in the French dub, it no longer makes sense. The guys who translated the anime obviously didn't watch it until the end first…
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Audio Adaptation
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Audio Adaptation: Before the anime and Matsuri we had a drama CD. Higurashi still few drama CDs coming out though.
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Disconnected by Death
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Disconnected by Death: Someone does die in a phone booth while trying to give the police information. Investigation showed it was suicide by clawing out one's own throat.
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Serious Business
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Serious Business: The club's assorted games usually end up involving Hot Bloodedness, blackmail, and/or shameless cheating. In the mahjong game for PSP and Arcade, winning or losing a game of mahjong is a matter of life and death in Oyashiro-mode.
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Meaningful Name
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Meaningful Name: Probably accidental, but "Rena" could be short for the Spanish word "renacimiento", meaning "rebirth". Rena's old name was actually "Reina", which is a Japanese name but is also Spanish for "queen"; she changed it to "Rena" to create a new identity for herself, effectively being "reborn". Ryukishi07 is also a major fan of Final Fantasy V, and both Rena's names are possible translations for the name of the game's female lead.
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Driven to Suicide
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Driven to Suicide: Happens a fews time in the series. Pre-series, Rena tries to commit suicide by slashing her throat open (she slit her wrists in the anime though). Outside of the anime, instead of simply falling off of a roof, Shion in Meakashi-Watangashi fell onto a roof but decided to fall off after rethinking what she had done. In the same arc, Rika decides to drive a knife into her neck. In Yoigoshi-hen Akira was driven to suicide by his overwhelming debt, but couldn't go through with it. The group he was with did. Shion also commits suicide in the hospital she was admitted to in the manga and VN versions of Tatarigoroshi-hen after the gas outbreak. Maybe.
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Fantastic Aesop
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Fantastic Aesop: Defied in the last chapter of the OVA-only Dice-killing chapter. When Rika is angsting because she chose what might be the worse world, Rena tells her about how choosing the kind of world she lives on is something beyond her choice and then goes off to deliver a different, valid aesop about how the multiple tragedies they faced have made them better people.
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Guide Dang It!
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Guide Dang It!: Getting 100% Completion in Kizuna without a guide is virtually impossible, due to all the hidden choices, scenes, and CGs that the game only vaguely hints at. Getting the secret bonus ending in the original game demands that you go back to the puzzle section of Matsuribayashi after you finish the game, and read the 50 fragments in a precise order. It's very unlikely you will get it on your first (well, second) try. More details here. This ending was included in the anime and the manga, though, making it less secret.
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My Greatest Failure
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My Greatest Failure: The manga adaptation of the Festival Music chapter reveals Mion's reason for not wanting to talk about Satoshi's disappearance. It was her inability to save/help him before his disappearance. Also in the manga adaptation was Koizumi's backstory involving the Marco Polo Bridge Incident. In the series' retelling of the event, the battle didn't start until one careless soldier fired his weapon in a fit of paranoia; that soldier was Koizumi, who hailed from Hinamizawa, and had an attack of Hinamizawa Syndrome at the worst conceivable moment, kickstarting the battle and costing countless lives. He spent the rest of his life trying to atone, creating the Tokyo group for that purpose. Which unfortunately all went to hell after he died...
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Shut Up, Kirk!
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Shut Up, Kirk!: Takano shoots Keiichi point blank during his Kirk Summation to shut him up.
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Video Game Remake
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Video Game Remake: The original PC sound novels were remade as "Matsuri", which was in then made into an Updated Re-release. Matsuri has been ported onto the DS into multiple games but they're also Updated Rereleases of Matsuri. Also Daybreak to the Updated Re-release "Daybreak Kai". Then remade onto the PSP which was in then made into an Updated Re-release.
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Zettai Ryouiki
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Zettai Ryouiki: Evidently part of Miyo Takano's nurse outfit. Rena Ryuuguu when in her casual wear◊
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New Transfer Student: Keiichi and, later, Hanyuu. And also Shion, when she becomes Satoko's Cool Big Sis in Minagoroshi.
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Bleached Underpants In-Universe: Keiichi understands that his father is a landscape artist, but it's implied during a business party that at least some of his commercial success has come from Doujinshi products in which the subjects keep their socks on.
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Gaslighting
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Gaslighting - unintended examples, but they add mass and velocity to snowballing hysteria
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Idiot Ball: Often carried by Keiichi, as at the end of the second arc when he knows one of his friends is crazy and out to kill him, and the cops have warned him to look out if he ever sees her again... then he just walks outside and chats with her when she's standing creepily outside his house. In the anime at the end of second arc, he goes into a creepy dungeon filled with torture implements with a murderer AFTER she explains to him that she murdered a bunch of people, including two kids. That's Darwin Awards material. Justified mostly: the characters are often aware of what they're doing, but choose to ignore the stupidity of it and proceed anyway, out of friendship, pride, revenge or so on. Entirely justified. Not trusting your friends just triggers the Hate Plague and makes everything worse. Blindly trusting your friends, especially when you have every reason not to, is one of the most important keys to finally escaping June 1983.
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Serial Killer
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Serial Killer: Shion in the Cotton Drifting and Eye Opening chapters (the killings are over a period of days as opposed to a rapid burst of kills). The combination of various traumas and how Hinamizawa Syndrome works results in the Visionary type and Revenge sub type.
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Recursive Canon
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In Tsumihoroboshi Arc, someone offers a Higurashi beta for exchange of Angel Mort event ticket—20 years early.
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Lecherous Licking: Occurs in Kira when Shion is licking cream off of Mion who is doing a Body Sushi as a punishment game.
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Arc Words
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Arc Words: "Uso da!" ("Liar!"), considering its relevance to the theme and the fact that, whenever someone says it, the world is pretty much doomed. Similarly, "I'm sorry." If a character hears someone else say it, especially if they can't see the person who says it, then someone is either about to snap or, more likely, already has. Indeed, the poem at the beginning of Onikakushi-hen underlines the secondary theme through the series of atonement. Talk of or questions of belief also crop up a lot. "If you are reading this, please uncover the truth… that is my only wish" (written by Keiichi, Akasaka and Shion, successively) There's even one occurring a handful of times that includes a Title Drop: "Everything will be over... when the higurashi cry".
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TheRashomon
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The Rashomon: Watanagashi-hen, as with most of the early arcs, is told from Keiichi's point of view. Meakashi-hen revisits this arc from the perspective of Shion (although technically it's a different arc, just with similar events). Sometimes overlaps with The Killer in Me.
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Kaizo Trap
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Kaizo Trap: If you consider the sound novels as video games then the epilogue of Tsumihoroboshi is as close to this as can be. Keiichi made Rena snap out of her madness, nobody dies except Tomitake and Takano, all is well that ends well! Then comes the final TIP, 20 years later, revealing that just after that Rika was killed and everybody died in the disaster.
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Troubling Unchildlike Behavior
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Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: The oldest of the best friends are sixteen though at least half are at least 15.
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Self-Made Orphan
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Self-Made Orphan: Satoko In Rei, it's mentioned in passing that it was right in the "real" world, but it never happened in that universe.
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For Want of a Nail: The doll in the Watanagashi-hen and Meakashi-hen arcs. It shows up again, but this time, the choice was the right one. In fact, this trope was the point of the parallel arc system used. Discussed in the omake for Onisarashi-hen. Ryuukishi07 (represented by Akasaka) and the manga's editor (represented by Ooishi) discuss how Akira's behavior might have changed the outcome, suggesting that rather than ignore the charms Natsumi's grandmother put on the house, he might have joined in. It's played for dark laughs, but the manga artist (represented by a bear cicada) eventually points out that Natsumi's grandmother is still genuinely crazy and that even if Natsumi doesn't go crazy, something is still bound to happen eventually.
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Mind Manipulation
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Not Quite the Right Thing
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Not Quite the Right Thing: If Akasaka finishes helping out in the kidnapping case in Hinamizawa, his wife dies from falling down the stairs, something he is able to prevent if he heeds Rika's warning. In addition, Keiichi giving the doll he wins to Rena, as what seems like a kind act makes Mion sad and leads to the murders in Watanagashi and Meakashi-hen. Unless after watching the latter you come to the conclusion that that was a bold-faced lie and the doll had nothing to do with the murders, and the claim was just another way to torture Keiichi. It's not so much a lie as it is a more… indirect influence. If not for the doll, Mion wouldn't have poured her heart out to Shion, in turn restoking her repressed Yandere feelings for Satoshi, leading to the events of Watanagashi-hen and Meakashi-hen. For Want of a Nail indeed. Actually, Akasaka going home mid-case isn't what saves her, mainly because he never did that. By calling home on the first night he forgot to do so and telling her to be very careful, he saves her life. In the Visual Novel for Matsuribayashi, Okonogi was the one who fought Akasaka back with the kidnapping of the minister's grandson. If Akasaka had to rush home to save his wife, the conversation between him and Okonogi in his Big Damn Heroes moment wouldn't make sense.
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The Faceless
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The Faceless: The appearances of Keiichi's parents aren't shown in the novels at all, and in the anime we just get their faces from the mouth down. The manga do show their entire faces, but they conflict with what little we see in the anime; for example, nothing is really notable about the bottom half of Mr. Maebara's face in the anime, but in the manga, he's got a beret and a Frenchy goatee. And is in much better shape. Plus their voices and personalities don't seem to match.
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Bodyguard Betrayal
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Bodyguard Betrayal: The Yamainu were supposed to be protecting Rika, as far as she knew, not killing her. And ironically, Takano is betrayed by the very same Yamainu in the last arc.
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Armor-Piercing Question
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Ooishi's is more aggressive and puts people on guard even when attempting to be disarming, but he still manages accurate and well-timed attacks.
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Fanservice with a Smile
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Fanservice with a Smile: Shion's work uniform at the Angel Mort Cafe. There's official art with all the other girls wearing it, too.
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Skip the Anesthetic
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Skip the Anesthetic: One character refuses general anesthesia in the hopes that pain will "lock" another character's face into memory, bypassing the "Groundhog Day" Loop.
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Agent Mulder
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Agent Mulder: Rena isn't the only one who believes in the Hinamizawa god Oyashiro-sama, but she's definitely the most emphatic about it.
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The Ending Changes Everything
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The Ending Changes Everything: The final scene of the anime, which introduced a character who either had never been seen before in the show before or was a grown-up, time-traveling Rika just to make sure your recently unscrewed mind gets screwed all over again. It makes slightly more sense in the original sound novels.
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Magical Girl
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Magical Girl: Rika and Satoko become magical girls in Episode 2 of Kira.
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"The Reason You Suck" Speech: Shion did this to Satoko in a flashback in episode 16. After she began crying over her spilled lunch, Shion grabbed her by the head, threw her across the room, and began pelting her with books as she screamed that she was making things more difficult for Satoshi with her constant crying, and that it would be better for him and everyone else if she died.
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Paranoia Fuel
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In-Universe Paranoia Fuel may contain: The Conspiracy - Whether sinister or not, they are present. They Look Just Like Everyone Else! - Demons? Body-snatchers? Clones? Hypochondria Gaslighting - unintended examples, but they add mass and velocity to snowballing hysteria Mind Manipulation Properly Paranoid - that there are things to be justifiably paranoid about makes it worse
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Breakout Villain
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Breakout Villain: Though not a villain for most of the series, Shion is an iconic and often referenced antagonist character, making it on a lot of "top anime villain" lists too.
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Almost Kiss
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Almost Kiss: A very creepy example in Onikakushi, when Rena talks to Keiichi while holding her billhook. It may be Keiichi's hallucination though.
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Bullying a Dragon
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Bullying a Dragon: Once you know that the events of Onikakushi-hen are tainted by Keiichi's paranoia, it still doesn't change the fact that Rena and Mion take a few of their jokes way too far with him. Particularly bad in Rena's case since she's been through Keiichi's situation before, and thus knows what he's going through; therefore, by all rights, she should know the last thing she needs to do right now is feed his paranoia by reaching in the crack of the door and trying to unlatch the chain.
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Vague Age: The gang's ages are not directly said. It is said that Satoko and Rika are the same ages (most likely Hanyuu too), and that Satoko is between the ages of 9-13. Keiichi and Rena are the same age, but since Rena was born in July, and Keiichi in April, she's younger than him. Mion and Shion are in the grade ahead of Keiichi. The TIPS note that April is the cut-off month for grade levels and that Mion (and by extension, Shion and Satoshi) is only a few months older than Keiichi. In the visual novel, the ages of the characters are censored/blacked out/whatever. Rika and Satoko's ages are listed as "X", while, for example, Keiichi's age is listed as "1X". So 9 would be the logical assumption for Rika and Satoko. Satoko has visible breasts, which would be very unusual (though not impossible) for a 9 year-old; many assume she's between 11 and 13. In the puzzle section of Matsuribayashi, Rika's mother also mentions that her daughter's growth is abnormally slow, making her childish appearance plausible despite being Satoko's age. According to at least the anime, Rena was fifteen in most of the arcs. Keiichi is sixteen and thus Mion, Shion, and Satoshi are the same age.
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Wacky Marriage Proposal
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Wacky Marriage Proposal: Variation. There is a manga story called "Yamenaide Chie-sensei" which revolves around Chie getting a marriage interview and part of it has to do with Keiichi and friends trying to stop it (it's their activity game). A duel follows soon after they are discovered.
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Fight Unscene
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Fight Unscene: In the final All-Star Review, Keiichi manages to "appear" without a character sprite by turning out the lights, leaving all graphics in blackness. What follows is the most spectacular battle in all of VN history, narrated blow-by-blow!
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Never Mess with Granny
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Never Mess with Granny: Oryou Sonozaki, or Oni-baba (devil granny) to Shion.
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Sympathetic Murderer
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Sympathetic Murderer: Most of the main characters at one point or another. Satoshi and Keiichi kill Satoko's abusive aunt and uncle to protect her, Rena kills Rina and Satoko's uncle to protect her own life and her father, and Shion takes out several village elders who tormented Shion earlier and, according to the evidence available at the time, had been arranging murders to protect their power. Shion also slaughtered Keiichi, Mion, Rika, and Satoko, so she's a little iffy on the "sympathetic" toward the end there.
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Bloody Horror
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Bloody Horror: At one point Rika commits suicide in front of Shion, by holding a knife to the wall, and slamming her neck into it. It's a lot more graphic in the anime adaptation, since the visual nover was limited to only describing it and using a blood graphic. Similarly many other suicides involve the victims mysteriously scratching open their own necks with their fingers. In Hinamizawa there's a ghost story about an old village ritual (that's used for some of the murders) that involved the villagers disemboweling the victim as torture, and showing them their own guts on the day of the yearly festival. It's later revealed that this happens to Rika in every chapter (bar Watanagashi-hen/Meakashi-hen). Furude Ouka also [reluctantly] does this do her mother, Hanyuu.
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Dysfunction Junction: Everyone has a tragic backstory and/or psychological issues, even Detective Delicious. Satoko and Rika lost their parents (or more). Rena and especially Satoko have psychological issues related to their families; Shion's are related to losing someone she loved in a very torturous experience. There's a reason Keiichi's family had to move. Detective Ooishi lost a close partner and vows revenge. And so forth. Most of these characters reach Break the Cutie proportions. And what about Irie? It goes into more detail in the manga, but in short his father suffered a brain injury and started beating his wife, then got into a fight with a gang, which ultimately got him killed. This inspired Irie to become a brain surgeon, and started dissecting people while they were still alive, to prove his father's innocence. Takano uses this to blackmail him into dissecting their first Hinamizawa Syndrome victim's brain, and later on Satoko, but this was averted with the help of Rika
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Large Ham: Dr. Irie gets some of this. Not to mention Keiichi when masquerading as Kei-kun.
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Present-Day Past
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Present-Day Past: The series is set in the earlier 1980s yet there are a couple things that really shouldn't be back there. The Sound novel seems to like invoking this trope for the lulz. In the Watanagashi Arc, the gang is playing the game Sympathy. (In which someone says a word and each player must write down what first come to mind. A player receives points by having the same answer as another player.) When the word is sakura (cherry blossom) Keiichi tries thinking like a girl in order to gain the lead. His answer? Cardcaptor Sakura. Not to mention that by looking at the counter on the game shop in the Watanagashi Arc, Yu-Gi-Oh! and Duel Masters packs can be clearly seen. The anime gets in on this action too. In the OVA, the Cat-Killing Arc, Satoko is seemingly dressed up as Shampoo. In Meakashi Arc, Keiichi talks about the end of the Cold War in a lecture about porn. In Tsumihoroboshi Arc, someone offers a Higurashi beta for exchange of Angel Mort event ticket—20 years early. That doll Keiichi gives everybody in one or two arcs really does resemble a Rozen Maiden. In Minagoroshi, Keiichi mentions numerous videogames that have not existed yet when he tries to convince Komura (The baseball player) to help rescue Satoko. Some of the games he mentions are Resident Evil (1996), Metal Gear (1987), A new "Dead or Alive" coming out (The first one came out in 1996, the second one was 2000) The thin-rimmed glasses worn by Dr. Irie are of a design that didn't get common before the mid-nineties. Early-eighties glasses were quite much uglier by today's standards (The circular frames he wears in the manga are a little closer to accurate than what appears in the anime).
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Pals with Jesus
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Pals with Jesus: Rika is the only person in the club in on the secret that Oyashiro and Hanyuu are the same person.
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Exactly What It Says on the Tin
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Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The title roughly translates into When the evening-cicadas cry. Guess what sound you hear throughout the series. Also several of the arc names- most notably Tsumihoroboshi-hen (Atonement Chapter) and Minagoroshi-hen (Massacre Chapter). What's interesting is that it carries a double meaning in both languages. "Naku", just like "to cry", can mean "to call" (i.e. an animal's call) or "to weep".
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Red Oni, Blue Oni
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Red Oni, Blue Oni: Multiple instances, with color being mentioned as a comparison. Subverted. Mion (blue) and Shion (red). Keiichi (red) and Rena (blue). Keiichi (red) and Mion (blue) to a lesser degree than with Rena. Mion (red) and Rena (blue). Keiichi (red) and Satoshi (blue). Keiichi (red) and Rika (blue). Satoko (red) and Satoshi (blue). Satoko (red) and Rika (blue). Hanyuu (red) and Rika (blue).
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Reflectionless Useless Eyes
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Reflectionless Useless Eyes: Rika is depicted with dull eyes whenever her corpse is depicted.
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Where the Hell Is Springfield?
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Where the Hell Is Springfield?: It's never said precisely where the village is located in Japan − the police reports just write "*** prefecture". The Watanagashi arc does give a few indications though: it is on the Japan Sea side and south from Tokyo; also, Takano's burnt body is always found in Gifu prefecture, so the village must be somewhere in a nearby prefecture.
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Murder by Suicide
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Murder by Suicide: The curse causes several people to kill themselves.
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Doing In the Wizard
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Doing In the Wizard: Only partly. 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 the footsteps and apologies that characters hear are real, and Oyashiro-sama does exist. So do Time Travel and Alternate Universes.
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Refusal of the Call
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Refusal of the Call: 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. And yes, you still die. Note that "taraimawashi" (literally "handing the basin around") is an expression that basically means "handing responsibility to someone else". Hence the subsequent flogging.
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Series Mascot
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Series Mascot: Rena. Quite easy to notice. Or Rika, with just as much significance to the series as Rena. And even Shion, being a signature Yandere.
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Villain Protagonist
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Villain Protagonist: Subverted. Most of the time, neither the character nor the audience knows this until The Reveal.
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Sibling Yin-Yang
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Sibling Yin-Yang: Mion and Shion contrast each other, and Irie mentions that before Satoshi "transferred," he and Satoko also had those tendencies. Although during the more action-packed later arcs, their personalities don't contrast that much; they even have the exact same expression-set in the sound novel. Shion is just not as good at controlling her emotions.
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Hypochondria
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Hypochondria
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Cerebus Retcon
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Cerebus Retcon: So Keiichi's "strike zone is really low"... (This Casual Kink is played up to be Hilarious in Hindsight.)
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Hit Flash
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Hit Flash: used to illustrate Rena's attacks, Satoko's traps, and Keiichi's talking. Only played for laughs; the effect disappears when things get serious.
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Sudden Humility
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Sudden Humility: In Tatarigoroshi, Keiichi starts to scream at Mion for not wanting to take Satoko in her huge house to protect her from her uncle. After he made Mion cry, Rena proceeds to scream at Keiichi, asking him why he doesn't take Satoko in his huge house. That makes him immediately realize how much he hurt Mion with his behaviour.
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Non-Standard Game Over
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Non-Standard Game Over: In the "Shion's boobs" mini-game in the sound novel, she offers to let you have a taste of her breasts if you help her, and you have the choice of accepting or refusing. If you accept, the screen turns pink and you hear Rika's mewing, before going back to the title screen. Don't think too much about it.
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Ancient Conspiracy
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Ancient Conspiracy: Or maybe that's just what they want you to think. Unfortunately, belief in it provokes the Hate Plague.
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Asshole Victim
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Asshole Victim: Several victims in certain arcs, such as Rina, who is shamelessly planning to swindle Rena's father for everything he's got. In Tatagoroshi-hen, Ooishi attributes Rina's murder/mutilation to the Sonozaki family for embezzling money and drugs, then dismisses it as "trash taking out trash". Houjou Teppei, Satoko's abusive uncle, and co-conspirator along with Rina to blackmail Rena's father.
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Identification by Dental Records
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Identification by Dental Records
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Saying Sound Effects Out Loud
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Saying Sound Effects Out Loud: Rika will sometimes say "pachi pachi" (the Japanese onomatopoeia for clapping) to emphasize her own clapping. Similarly, she says the Unsound Effect "Nii-pah~!" when she grins.
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False Crucible
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False Crucible: Dr. Koizumi pointing a gun at Miyo Takano.
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Karmic Death
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Karmic Death: Satoshi's abusive uncle and Rina. Also Shion who deserved it as well, after coldly killing Keiichi, Mion, Rika, and Satoko.
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Loser Son of Loser Dad
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Loser Son of Loser Dad: Satoshi and Satoko, because their parents supported the dam project
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Ominous Pipe Organ: "Shirokiri no itadaki ~ Blanc pur" (Misty summits - Pure white), which plays during the most tense scenes of Minagoroshi-hen.
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Five-Man Band
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Five-Man Band: This series is slightly unusual in that some characters tend to move around. The Hero: Keiichi and Satoshi before his disappearance. The Lancer: Rena Eventually, Rika The Big Guy: Mion The Smart Guy: Satoko, eventually Rena. The Chick: Genderswapped. Keiichi or Satoshi being the only male. Or just every other girl besides Mion, even Eventually Satoko Sixth Ranger: Shion and eventually, Hanyuu, who also counts as a Team Pet 11th-Hour Ranger: Akasaka in the Festival Music Arc
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You Have Outlived Your Usefulness
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You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Okonogi gives Takano this treatment at the end of Matsubayashi-hen when it is clear that all has been lost. One can assume that she does not fare any better in the Worlds where she "wins"
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Feminine Women Can Cook: Rena, Rika, but also Mion and to a lesser extent Satoko, are quite skilled in cooking. They all have their reasons though. The man of the group on the other hand, is closer to a Lethal Chef when he tries to cook something more elaborate than instant noodles; Rena's father is also a dreadful cook, but he still tries. Actually, no man can cook in this series.
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Set Right What Once Went Wrong
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Set Right What Once Went Wrong: Every time Rika is killed, Hanyuu takes Rika to the past of an alternate universe to try to solve the mystery again.
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Casual Kink
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Casual Kink: The punishment game the kids play sometimes becomes kinky with the loser(s) having to submit to the winner(s) in a recognizable fetish way.
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Prolonged Prologue: Matsuribayashi, which is especially egregious because the previous chapter actually managed to end on a pretty epic cliffhanger.
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There Are No Therapists
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There Are No Therapists: Well, there is one, but if you don't believe you're paranoid... Averted with Rena, though.
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A TIPS in the games notes that Dr. Irie performed psychosurgery on unwilling subjects in the past, and a flashback in the final season of the anime has him dissecting the brain of a living patient (albeit with persuasion from the Big Bad). Takano is a little bit more literally one.
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Rewatch Bonus
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Rewatch Bonus: A lot of things in some of the earlier arcs make sense once you watch or read them again after later ones. Such as in Onikakushi-hen when Keiichi panics when he thinks a girl followed him into his house and is standing behind him and frenziedly smashes up the entrance with his bat, only for nobody to be there; in hindsight it was likely that he was able to briefly sense Hannyu. Watanagashi-hen in particular is completely turned upside down after you've played/read/watched through Meakashi-hen. Every single thing that happened in the climax -all the pathos, tragedy, guilt and horror and all the apparent supernatural elements- is completely turned on its head when you know that the antagonist is Shion disguising herself as Mion, that nobody died for the reason you were led to believe they did, and almost all the "reveals" are Blatant Lies. Literally the only thing you learned during the confrontation with "Mion" at the climax of Watanagashi that turns out to be true is that it all started because Keiichi didn't give Mion the doll at the start of the arc- and even that was for a totally different reason than you were initially told!
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In the Blood
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In the Blood: Remember how Shion had to peel her fingernails off for Satoshi, after which Mion did likewise? Well, the TIPS reveal that a similar situation happened earlier, except with their mother and Oryou. Expect this one ended well. Also, the belief of some people (apparently including the Sonozaki family) that the people of Hinamizawa are descended from man-eating demons. A later tip shows near the end of Matsuribayashi that this is 100% true, assuming Hanyuu's horns weren't proof enough.
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Cerebus Rollercoaster
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Cerebus Rollercoaster: Each Arc begins as a lighthearted Slice of Life School Comedy turns Darker and Edgier around Watanagashi festival. Later Arcs swap hope and horror even after that crucial point, so either kind of ending can be surprising.
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Unwitting Instigator of Doom
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Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Two of them.
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Wager Slave
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Wager Slave: The punishment for losing a club activity is usually to be forced to do something humiliating for the winners.
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Fair-Play Whodunnit
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Fair Play Who Dunnit: Despite being a horror story, all of the questions can be solved before The Reveal. There are some hiccups with Knox's Decalogue (Hinamizawa Syndrome not being one since its mode of action is actually quite simple), but the story is mostly compliant.
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Naked Freak-Out
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Naked Freak-Out: In the pool OVA, Keiichi has his "lucky" swim trunks ripped off of him, but fails to to notice and ends up standing naked in front of Rena, Mion, Rika, and Satoko who all blatantly stare. He only notices it when Rena starts fawning over his "Cute Sea Bear" which prompts the others to burst into giggles and for him to cover himself with his hands while letting out a Skyward Scream.
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Numerical Theme Naming
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Numerical Theme Naming: Miyo Takano and Professor Hifumi Takano. Hifumi can be written as 一二三 (123), while Miyo is written as 三四 (34), which continues the sequence. Would be a stretch, except that it's pointed out in the anime when the two characters first meet. In the Visual Novel, it practically beats you over the head with that. Numerous times it says that Hifumi (1-2-3) started counting, and Miyo (3-4) will keep counting afterwards.
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Kill the Cutie
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Kill the Cutie: There's a reason it's part of the horror genre.
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Evil Costume Switch
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Evil Costume Switch: Miyo Tanako gets a fancy-looking black outfit once she's revealed as the one who's been targeting Rika. When she's not conducting the Yamainu behind the scenes, she wears her normal clothes.
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Taking the Bullet
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The PS2 version's Miotsukushi-hen where Hanyuu is shot Taking the Bullet meant for Takano and killed by the Banyu, but Nomura get arrested for her crime and Satoshi finally manages to wake up from his coma.
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Foreshadowing
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Foreshadowing: The TIPS in the sound novel very often serve as this. For example, Satoko having pushed her parents off the cliff is hinted as early as Tatarigoroshi. In the sound novels during Onikakushi, Keiichi hears someone take a breath behind him, and identifies it as a woman's. When he turns around, no one is there, but he could feel a presence. We learn later on that people who are as high as Level 3 can hear footsteps, or even someone speak—this someone is Hanyuu. Hanyuu actually gets name-dropped in the Meakashi-hen VN while Rika's disoriented by the mystery drug. In Japan the typical image of a demon known as an Oni involves a brutish ogre carrying a steel club wherever they go. Keiichi carrying the steel bat is an early warning that he is becoming possessed/infected.
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Ignorance Is Bliss
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Ignorance Is Bliss: Mercilessly subverted in Taraimawashi-hen, in which Keiichi decided to ignore everything connected with Hinamizawa's secrets and enjoy his life. It doesn't end well.
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Gag Dub
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Gag Dub: The somewhat infamous Casey & Friends.
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Noblewoman's Laugh
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Noblewoman's Laugh: Satoko does this a lot, and always does after pulling off a prank.
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It's for a Book
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It's for a Book: Keichi uses this to ask his mother (who likes mystery novels) for general advice while planning the perfect murder. Rika uses this in Matsuribayashi to find out who's behind her death. She outlines the story she's come up with so far (actually a basic summary of what she knows about the situation she's facing) and asks her friends for help brainstorming possible motivations for the antagonist.
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The Dog Was the Mastermind
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The Dog Was the Mastermind: The Big Bad 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. Except that there is evidence pointing to her from the very first arc, starting with the fact that her body was found, making it two murders, when every previous time it had been a murder and a disappearance. Not to mention her bizarre behavior in Tatarigoroshi-hen and elsewhere.
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Knight Templar Big Brother
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Knight Templar Big Brother: Keiichi, Satoshi, and eventually Shion towards Satoko. The last one is quite possibly motivated by atonement for certain infamously gruesome acts committed in the Eye Opening/Cotton Drifting arcs when she becomes aware of them. Deconstructed since everytime it occurs, tragedy strikes or nearly does so.
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Campbell Country
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Campbell Country: Hinamizawa is pretty much a Japanese version.
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My God, What Have I Done?
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My God, What Have I Done?: Numerous instances. Keiichi gets one after beating Rena and Mion to death in Onikakushi-hen, and another one later on when he recalls this during Tsumihoroboshi-hen, Rena at the end of Tsumihoroboshi-hen, and Shion gets one for all of ten seconds when she remembers Satoshi asking her to look after Satoko after she murders her, and then goes on to merrily add two more bodies to her pile. She gets another 5 seconds after she's killed everyone and has slipped off the balcony. "I'm sorry, everyone. Next time, I'll do better." * splat* In the manga and sound novels it's played more straight. Especially when she commits suicide. It's also heavily implied that she had an off-screen moment in the 7th novel. She was so horrified about it that Mion was the one that had to spill the beans. Also explains why she was so protective of Satoko in that timeline.
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Hooked Up Afterwards
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Hooked Up Afterwards: Word of God states in an interview that it will eventually be Keiichi and Mion. Miotsukushi-hen heavily implies this, calling it "a sealed fate".
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Parental Obliviousness
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Parental Obliviousness: Actually somewhat invoked, as Keiichi seems to go out of his way to make sure his parents are oblivious to all the freaky stuff that's going on. Remember, kids: if you're in a strange town with a brutal past, and your very life is in danger, tell a creepy old police guy about it instead of your actual parents!
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Killed Mid-Sentence
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Killed Mid-Sentence: Miyo does this to Keiichi while Kei is delivering a Kirk Summation, and does it in a way that is simultaneously hilarious and hand-over-mouth horrifying.
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Half-Human Hybrid
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Half-Human Hybrid: Traditional folklore's explanation for Hinamizawa Syndrome is from crossbreeding villagers with demons.
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Adaptation Dye-Job
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Adaptation Dye-Job: Eye variation. Keiichi's eyes are blue in the manga, sound novels, and Daybreak but purple in the anime and Mah-Jong game. The live action adaptation movies change everyone's hair colors to a natural color.
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Mood Whiplash
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Mood Whiplash: Not just the anime itself, but even some of the character image songs get in on this, particularly Rena's. One of the TIPS in the visual novel, Weekly featured article, goes from a gruesome murder article to an advertisement for a lucky charm (even the music goes from creepy to comical). The scene in Onikakushi-hen where Keiichi (and the viewer) first learn of the string of murders:
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Flashback Twist
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Flashback Twist: In one of the latter arcs, the famous Tsumihoroboshi-hen or Atonement Chapter, it is revealed in Keiichi's flashbacks that it was actually him who was the insane one in the first arc and that Mion and Rena were the sane ones. Poor Rena, offering her arms out to Keiichi even as he's about to bash her head in.
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Karma Houdini
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Karma Houdini: Nomura and the opposing faction from Tokyo, who were behind supposed Big Bad Takano Miyo and were driving them on when they wavered, apparently get away without anything more than the failure of their power play, presumably by making Takano their scapegoat for everything. This despite almost EVERYTHING being their fault and them having NO Freudian Excuse. The last episode of Kai hints that the scapegoat plan might fail because Okonogi lets Takano live, and Tomitake intervenes by arranging her to receive treatment instead of being transported to Tokyo. It is still likely that the faction escapes, leaving Nomura as the new scapegoat. It is also likely that Takano was successfully made the scapegoat in other cycles where the sterilization operation failed. And completely averted in Miotsukushi-hen where she's finally arrested.
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I Should Write a Book About This
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I Should Write a Book About This: Ooishi and Akasaka write one at the end of Himatsubushi-hen as a last gambit to try to uncover what caused the Great Hinamizawa Gas Disaster.
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Red Eyes, Take Warning
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Red Eyes, Take Warning: The red eyes should be your first clue that Rina, Rena's father's new girlfriend, is up to no good. Hanyuu in her god/demon form.
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Adults Are Useless
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Adults Are Useless: Subverted as an Aesop.
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Final Solution
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The French version has a very dark one with the title of the seventh novel Minagoroshi-hen (Massacre chapter), translated as "La Solution finale". It refers both to the answers given in this arc and the extermination of Hinamizawa at the end.
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Sole Survivor
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The Tatarigoroshi chapter truly does Kill 'Em All - starting with the gory death of Rina, Satoko's uncle Teppei, Tomitake, Takano, Irie, Ooishi, and finally Rika are seemingly murdered one by one, until the chapter finally ends with an eruption of poisonous volcanic gases that kills off the entire population of Hinamizawa except for Keiichi. And then he dies too, although that part was cut from the anime..
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The sound novels have a few as well. During Onikakushi-hen, Keiichi gives a Rousing Speech with references to both Mobile Suit Gundam and Space Battleship Yamato.
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Modesty Towel
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The scene that leads to the one where Satoko pushes Keiichi over a bridge is different in the different adaptations. In the original sound novel, she's stark naked. In the remakes and manga, she has a Modesty Towel on. In the anime, she has a towel on for most of the scene then goes and gets clothing, thus changing the way the scenes after it play out compared to the other adaptations. Manga Gamer, the company that releases the games translated, was going to put a towel on her due to Lolicon related reasons but in the end decided not to. Ironically, the most conservative depiction of Satoko here seems closest to the visual novel's description.
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Sleeps in the Nude
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Sleeps in the Nude: In episode 21 of "Kai", Miyo gets a Harassing Phone Call from Okonogi in the middle of the night and we see her bare back as she sits up to answer and the sheet slides down, showing she sleeps in the buff. The scene seems to be purely for Fanservice.
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Idiosyncratic Episode Naming
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Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: The Japanese names of the arcs all end with the syllable "shi", no exception.
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Off-Model
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Off-Model:
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Elaborate University High
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Elaborate University High: Saint-Lucia academy, where Shion is sent after the dam war. The manga arc Utsutsukowashi-hen details her life there… or at least it was supposed to. It appears again in Umineko though.
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Trademark Favorite Food
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Trademark Favorite Food: Wine for Rika, (not his favorite but it's a trademark food) ohagi for Keiichi, curry for Chie-sensei, and cream puffs for Hanyuu.
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Playing with Syringes
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Playing with Syringes: Hinamizawa Syndrome is being tested on the villagers to see if it can create a biological weapon. The major irony with this trope being that just about all literal instances of syringes in the series are either illusory or actually meant to help the protagonists.
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Pinky Swear
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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. Their pinkies are interlocked. Actually, one is Mion (a very large tattoo can be seen covering her entire back), and the other is Shion (her back is normal).
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Catchphrase
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Catchphrase: "Hau hauu, omochi kaeri!", "Nipah~~!", "Kana, kana?". The last is lampshaded in the anime's Tsumihoroboshi-hen during the watergun fight, where her Evil Laugh is KAAAAAnakanakanakanakanakanakana!
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Town with a Dark Secret
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Town with a Dark Secret: "A" dark secret? More like a few dozen.
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Quivering Eyes
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So What Do We Do Now?
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So What Do We Do Now?: Twisted in Saikoroshi-hen, a bonus chapter for the game that takes place after the main storyline, where one character wakes up in a perfect world without any of the tragic backstories or danger from the previous worlds and finds that it's more painful this way.
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Mascot Villain
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Mascot Villain: Subverted with Rena. She's presented as evil in early arcs and can be Cute But Psycho when needed but is overall a good girl, and most of her antagonistic traits are misunderstandings.
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Verbal Judo
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Verbal Judo: Keiichi's forte. His patter is dynamic enough to get fight effects. Mion and Shion engage in this every time they meet as part of their hostile cover. Ooishi's is more aggressive and puts people on guard even when attempting to be disarming, but he still manages accurate and well-timed attacks.
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Mistaken for Pedophile
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So Keiichi's "strike zone is really low"... (This Casual Kink is played up to be Hilarious in Hindsight.)
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Take That!
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Take That!: One of the TIPS illustrates the typical VN's illusion of choice by offering an example choice to fans who complained Higurashi wasn't a game due to lack of such choices.
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Too Dumb to Live
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Too Dumb to Live: With the benefit of hindsight, Rena and Mion at the climax of Onikakushi-hen; Keiichi is very obviously losing his mind and sinking into violent paranoia and has already injured Rena once already and assaulted Mion while yelling threatening accusations at her, so why did they think it was a good idea to break into his house late and night to play a good-natured prank on him (that could easily be mistaken for assault) to "cheer him up"? Under the circumstances it's not surprising that he bludgeoned them to death. The scenario plays out slightly more reasonably in the original game, but then Mion screws it up again when she tells Keiichi that they're going to do the same thing to him that happened to Tomitake-san- she's referring to the Face Doodling, which was Adapted Out of the anime, but Keiichi in his hysteria obviously assumes she means killing him.
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Noodle Implements
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Noodle Implements: In Matsuribayashi (the Visual Novel version), the description of the punishment inflicted on Miyoko after she fails to escape from the orphanage replaces many words with "XXX", so all we know is that it involves something being done in a restroom. The manga version shows the punishments in explicit detail.
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"Groundhog Day" Loop: 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 Time Travel. And yes, this is a plot point in Umineko: When They Cry.
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Power of Trust
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Power of Trust: At least as important to the solution as the Power of Friendship, if not more.
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Trauma-Induced Amnesia
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Trauma-Induced Amnesia: Complete with Fake Memories in Onisarashi-hen.
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Harem Genre
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Harem Genre: Subverted: despite the initial premise making it seem like the series belongs in this category (a guy who's in a club which otherwise only consists of cute girls), it's quickly revealed that this is not the case. Furthermore, while Mion and Rena are the only girls to show any real romantic interest in Keiichi, neither of them end up with him, since in the end the series' main message is about The Power of Friendship and never giving up.
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Love Triangle
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The Love Triangle between Keiichi, Mion, and Rena is hinted as early as Watanagashi-hen in the "doll incident." Ironically, it is Shion who goes crazy because of it even though it's Mion who is jealous.
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Utsuge
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Utsuge: Replace "make players cry" with "scare the crap out of them". This is not to say that you won't cry at some point. Unless you left your soul somewhere, you will.
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Glowing Eyes of Doom
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Episode 22 of the first season opens with an intense water pistol fight, complete with sabotaged weapons, traps, dramatic camera angles/music, and Glowing Eyes of Doom. It ended with a victory to Keiichi and Rena, who got each other at the same time.
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Accidental Innuendo: Invoked. In the Onikakushi VN, during the festival the club members try finding something cute to bring to Rena. Keiichi goes somewhere else to show her his, and she comes back all dizzy and blushing. She then comments on the cuteness of Keiichi's "little fur seal"; cue Mion and Satoko's violent retaliation on Keiichi. He showed her a seal-shaped key holder he made himself when he was a child.
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Razor Apples
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Razor Apples: Rena sticks a needle in the ohagi she gives to Keiichi. Or so his Hinamizawa syndrome-fueled delusions told him. The Ohagi actually had Tobasco sauce in it, and Keiichi perceived it as a needle.
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The Noseless
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The Noseless: Rena, Rika and Satoko are drawn without a nose in the original sound novel.
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It Makes Sense in Context
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It Makes Sense in Context: Episode 1 of Rei The anime had a habit of opening each new Arc with a random scene from later in the arc (or from a different one entirely). Such as the Cotton Drifting Arc, which starts with Rika stabbing herself in the neck while Shion watches. Then the theme song plays, then they cut to the funny few minutes before the murders start.
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I've Come Too Far
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I've Come Too Far: This is Shion's justification when she comes out of her euphoria over killing Satoko - realising she's defied Satoshi's final request - but goes right back to being a psycho; deciding that it's far too late to turn back.
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Color-Coded Characters
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Color-Coded Characters: Based on hair color predominantly and partly personality. Red: Keiichi Orange: Rena Yellow: Hojo siblings Green: Shmion Blue: Rika Purple: Hanyuu
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Hard Truth Aesop
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Hard Truth Aesop: In Tsumihoroboshi, the moral can be seen as "while you should certainly stick with your friends, it's okay to keep things from them that they don't need to know. Otherwise no one would be friends because they couldn't bear to tell others about the mistakes they've made".
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Berserk Button
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Berserk Button: If all the berserk buttons were on a berserk keyboard, then this series is the cat that falls asleep on that keyboard.note Also, the keyboard is on fire. Don't hurt Satoko in front of Keichi or Satoshi or you'll be killed. Don't demean Oyashiro-Sama in front of Rena or you'll be stalked. Similarly, don't attempt to swindle her father or you'll be murdered. Don't insult Satoshi or his death, insult the Houjous, or hurt Satoko in front of Shion or you'll be tortured. Don't do anything to Satoshi's room in front of Satoko or she'll go nuts. The only one that doesn't result in bloodshed is Mion's, which is don't bring the resentment against the Houjos into the school.
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Lost Aesop
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Lost Aesop: Killing is bad! Don't ever kill people, because it is a horrible thing that will scar your soul and make you go insane. But fighting a whole army using Kalashnikovs, huge falling lumbers, and the same baseball bat that used to smash people's head with a single blow? It's perfectly OK in case your story suddenly turned into an action-adventure where mooks suddenly can't die, just fall unconscious.
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Compressed Adaptation: The first season of the anime, which squeezes 6 sound novels in 26 episodes. It does cover all the important aspects of the plot, but many details, buildup elements and bits of Character Development were left out, making the story look kind of rushed.
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Yakuza
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Yakuza: The Sonozaki family; at least they are related to some Yakuza clans.
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SmiteMeOhMightySmiter
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Smite Me, O Mighty Smiter: In a flashback arc, the villain challenges God to kill them or save them. 'God' then misses with its subsequent lightning bolt, instead vaporizing the neighboring tree and apparently losing the bet. The same situation is inverted later in the same arc, when Hanyuu asks Takano to shoot her and spare the others... and a few seconds later, Takano's last and only bullet goes whizzing past her ear to the tune of a delicious karmic echo. A shame so many people mistook it for a Deus ex Machina. The Deus was standing right there—Hanyuu can stop time.
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Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter
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Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: Inverted. Dr. Takano was nice and unatractive, but Miyo is beautiful but quite insane.
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Mind Screw
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Mind Screw: In general the whole air of mystery and paranoia (both of which are cleared up in the second season). A specific example - in the second arc Keiichi finds out that Mion killed a bunch of people. In the fifth arc, we're shown that it was actually Shion pretending to be Mion. The whole idea behind the series is this, to the point where the last episode of the first season gives you a slight clue of what the hell is happening.
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No Romantic Resolution
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No Romantic Resolution: The story ends without Keiichi's relationship with Rena or Mion having changed at all despite blatant hints for the former and outright confirmation for the latter. Hooked Up Afterwards: Word of God states in an interview that it will eventually be Keiichi and Mion. Miotsukushi-hen heavily implies this, calling it "a sealed fate".
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Sliding Scale of Continuity
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Sliding Scale of Continuity: Level 5 (Full Lockout). Ye gads, get out of order or miss a segment or two in either, and you can end up so lost. And, this is the same, whichever medium you're playing/ watching/ reading them in.
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Loud of War
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Loud of War: One of the many tactics used by the Onigafuchi Guardians during the Dam War. They would park a van in front of the dam construction site and blast buddhist prayers through megaphones at an insane volume to make the police and the workers go mad. And they can't be arrested for that since religious freedom is protected.
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The '80s
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The '80s: Specifically, mostly Shōwa 58, aka 1983, as well as the few years previous to some extent, though it's not especially apparent. Also, Present-Day Past is occasionally Played for Laughs (such as a reference to Cardcaptor Sakura, which is anachronistic by over a decade and a half), and actual Present Day is used on a couple of occasions.
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Subverted Trope
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Subverted in the Kizuna arcs Someutsushi-hen and Kagebōshi-hen, where Natsumi Kimiyoshi is the main character.
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Stuffed into the Fridge
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Stuffed into the Fridge: In the second movie Chikai, like in the series, Rena stuffs Ritsuko's corpse into a fridge after killing her. Unlike the series, she kills a scared-shitless Teppei after he sits on said fridge and finds her corpse.
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Hope Spot
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A better example would be more like, Our lancer is dead, Where Miyo effectively ends the Hope Spot during Minagoroshi-hen, by shooting Keiichi during his Kirk Summation.
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The Pen Is Mightier
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The Pen Is Mightier: In Matsuribayashi, Irie uses a mechanical pencil against one of the security guards in the clinic's basement. All it does is draw the enemy's attention. But then Irie lies about the pencil being filled with experimental poison, and exploits the Placebo Effect to force the guard into surrendering in exchange for the "antidote".
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Brain Fever
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Brain Fever: Hinamizawa Syndrome is a version of this.
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Fan Disservice
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Fan Disservice: Shion's Gainaxing in some of the most disturbing scenes such as when she repeatly steps on Oryou's corpse or screaming at Mion.
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But You Were There, and You, and You
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But You Were There, and You, and You: Delivered by Rika after returning to her "original" Fragment at the end of the Higurashi Rei scenario Saikoroshi-Hen.
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Apocalyptic Gag Order
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Apocalyptic Gag Order: Concerning the Great Hinamizawa Disaster, and in a quite extreme form.
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Identical Panel Gag
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Identical Panel Gag: This omake in the Watanagashi manga, where the girls think "Keiichi" with totally unrelated words, for some reason. (Translation error?) Also happens during the Millionaire game in the first chapter.
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Shout-Out
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Either a translation error or a Shout-Out to translation error by Manga Gamer: The miracle never happen.
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Laxative Prank
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Laxative Prank: In the Cotton Drifting arc, Satoko uses this as part of an elaborate prank against some punks who are trying to take advantage of Shmion during the Angel Mort dessert fest.
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Retirony
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Retirony: Subverted in the end, although Ooishi really pushes it with his big speech in the final arc. In point of fact, though, Ooishi probably dies fewer times than anyone else in the main cast—he's almost always there at the end to make futile attempts to put together what happened.
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Charles Atlas Superpower
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Charles Atlas Superpower: Lampshaded by Shion when Tomitake blocks a stun grenade with his chest in the pool episode in Rei. Many characters under the influence of Hinamizawa Syndrome gain this as well, to go with their paranoia.
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No Name Given
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No Name Given: Rena and Mion's fathers, as well as Satoko and Rika's parents.
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Torture Cellar
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Torture Cellar: The Saiguden Also, the basement of the Sonozaki estate.
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Cloudcuckoolander
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Cloudcuckoolander: Applies somewhat to Rena, as her thought process is often adorable but weird.
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Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane
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Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: A calling card of the series and the driver of much of the mystery. Is the Curse of Oyashiro-sama actually the wrath of a deity or is it just superstition being taken advantage of by people with ulterior motives? Each new arc seems to provide plenty of evidence for both cases and the first four sound novels even have a bonus feature where the characters take part in an After Party and discuss their own theories on the plot.
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11th-Hour Ranger
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11th-Hour Ranger: Akasaka in the Festival Music Arc
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Redshirt Army
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Red Shirt Army: The Mountain Hounds, sort of, although none of them are killed.
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Spoiler Opening
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Spoiler Opening: The first anime intro. Also, in the case of Daybreak Portable's intro, you see Natsumi sporting a bloody butcher knife and a Slasher Smile.
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Nosebleed
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Nosebleed: Rena gets this after imagining ripping off Keiichi's swimsuit in Higurashi Rei. "Keiichi's furry seal... I want to take it home!" Keiichi also gets one in the last episode of Rei, thinking of the possibilities the magatama could be used for since the one holding one half (Rena) will fall in love with the person holding the other half.
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Serial Escalation
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Serial Escalation: "Thank you very much for playing 'Higurashi When They Cry —Meakashi—'. Thanks to your support, I could bring the fifth episode to you. 'Higurashi' will increase its intensity toward the ending."
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Lighter and Softer
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Lighter and Softer: Dear Lord, going by the trailer, the only thing people will be dying from is Diabetes from the show! Take into consideration that Kira can be translated as Sparkle and this becomes even more obvious. Just compare the first opening with Kira's (warning: extreme Mood Whiplash)
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Screw Destiny
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Screw Destiny: Theme of the second season. Although Rika had long since given up escaping her death, Keiichi's incredible powers of persuasion and determination to destroy fate — combined with a sequence of minor miracles — revive her own will to fight against destiny and give both her and Hanyuu the courage to face their fears.
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Roaring Rampage of Revenge
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Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Meakashi-hen is this combined with Jumping Off the Slippery Slope. Shion was mainly targeting those who took Satoshi from her... in her eyes, this included Rika (for conspiring with the village head) and Satoko (for receiving the brunt of his attention), along with those who actually were responsible (most of the other people in the village). Keiichi was just targeted to torture Mion.
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Abilene Paradox
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Abilene Paradox: Late in the series, it's revealed that, despite shunning the Houjou siblings (ostensibly because their parents betrayed the village), none of the people of Hinamizawa actually hate them. However, most of them (including the village leaders) believe that everyone else does and won't even say anything for fear of also being seen as traitors.
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Orphanage of Fear
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In the manga adaptation of Matsuribayashi-hen, Miyoko Tanashi vomits upon experiencing a flashback to her time in an Orphanage of Fear, when she was forced to clean a filthy latrine with her mouth.
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Orphanage of Love
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Orphanage of Love: The plan of Miyoko's friend in Matsuribayashi is for the four of them to escape their Orphanage of Fear and find "The House of Love". Not only do they fail, being tortured and for one of them being grossly raped while another (and maybe more) being killed as punishment, it's strongly implied the House of Love doesn't even exist.
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Never Suicide
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Shion also commits suicide in the hospital she was admitted to in the manga and VN versions of Tatarigoroshi-hen after the gas outbreak. Maybe.
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Red Filter of Doom
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Red Filter of Doom: Used all over the place in the visual novel. Sometimes, it happens when a corpse is discovered (There, it's probably supposed to be a stand-in for blood), but it's just as likely to show up when someone's in the grip of a paranoia episode - perhaps trying to give off a bit of a fever vibe. Here's◊ a good example shot.
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Mundane Made Awesome: Episode 22 of the first season opens with an intense water pistol fight, complete with sabotaged weapons, traps, dramatic camera angles/music, and Glowing Eyes of Doom. It ended with a victory to Keiichi and Rena, who got each other at the same time. The second episode of Kai does this with a game of tag, only even more awesome. More generally, the club activities in the sound novel are emphasised with various booms, flashes, camera shakings and other dramatic sound effects. Even for a simple card game. They are used even more liberally during Keiichi's bullshit speeches, with the text (which is complete nonsense anyway) scrolling too fast to read!
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Everybody Lives
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Everybody Lives: Oddly enough, it's an example of Anyone Can Die, Kill 'Em All and this one, the rare triple whammy! But only with the Matsuribayashi ending.
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School Club Front
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School Club Front: The main cast often use their Game club for other purposes once the Hate Plague sets in.
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Bullet Catch
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Bullet Catch: Played for laughs in Hirukowashi. Mion decides to actually use her (BB) gun for once, on Rena too, but Rena catches the bullets. A much more serious case in Matsuribayashi: even though Hanyu stopped time, Rika manages to move and catches Miyo's bullet, saving Hanyu's life.
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I Wished You Were Dead
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I Wished You Were Dead: To a near-superpower extent in one arc. Though we find out later that not only did all of those deaths have other explanations, but all but one of them were the deaths which occur in every single universe; he didn't even wish anyone unusual to death!
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Hyper-Awareness
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Hyper-Awareness: Rena. She figures out exactly how Satoko and Rika got kidnapped because there was an empty bottle of soy sauce on their table, for crying out loud. In the game, the empty bottle is stashed away. She still figures it out based on that and their dinner for the day being in the fridge. It's implied and then eventually confirmed that she's Obfuscating Stupidity.
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What the Hell, Hero?
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What the Hell, Hero?: Most of the main cast for most of the series.
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Writing Around Trademarks
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Remakes of the visual novel also made minor changes to some of the lines of the original arcs, changing some explicit sexual references to ones that were less explicit and adjusting earlier references to other works (particularly anime) to ones that were Writing Around Trademarks. Some of the more gory references to Hinamizawa's history in Watanagashi-hen (particularly those involving cannibalism were also either excised or toned down.
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Absence of Evidence
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Absence of Evidence: In Watanagashi-hen after Rika and Satoko go missing, the remaining club members visit their house to look for clues. Rena noticed that their bottle of soy sauce was missing, and with some other circumstantial evidence deduced the possibility that Rika visited the Sonozaki estate to borrow soy sauce and was abducted there, with Satoko following in suit.
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Visual Novel
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Subverted in Tsumihoroboshi-hen: A long series of misunderstandings almost kills, but is averted at the last minute. In the Visual Novel, there are even more misunderstandings before it is averted.
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Surprisingly Good English
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Surprisingly Good English: The ED "Why, or Why Not" features English lyrics that, while spoken with an accent, reproduce the structure of the language quite faithfully, save for a few spelling slip-ups.
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Dream Within a Dream
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Also the Massacre Chapter of Higurashi Kira. Then they go beyond that making it a Dream Within a Dream.
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Murder Makes You Crazy
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Murder Makes You Crazy: Keiichi and Rena, after killing Teppei and Rina, respectively.
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Good Eyes, Evil Eyes
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Good Eyes, Evil Eyes: Consider for a moment the difference between the main characters' eyes and Droopy-tan's. Also, this one may be at work on Shion at various points. When Rena, for instance, goes insane, her eyes just go blank, and when Keiichi does, his pupils shrink, whereas a lot of times when Shion has an episode, her eyes narrow to an almost grotesque degree. Takano and Rika tend to a more ambiguous Kubrick Stare. With Takano it's more subtle, but usually accompanied with a musical sting. With Rika it would be subtle, except that it's so extremely out of character.
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High on Homicide
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High on Homicide: Keiichi in the Tatarigoroshi arc recalls no visceral reaction to having finished off Satoko's abusive uncle Teppei. He notes instead a sublime comfort beneath the heavy rain. Rena experiences a deep fulfillment in Tsumihoroboshi-hen, having killed the woman who had seduced her father in a "badger game." Of course, Rina/Ritsuko was about to kill her for knowing too much, so it was technically self-defense... though try gauging that from Rena's reaction.
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Unusual Euphemism
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Rena gets this after imagining ripping off Keiichi's swimsuit in Higurashi Rei. "Keiichi's furry seal... I want to take it home!"
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Wall of Text
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Wall of Text: This happens in Tatarigoroshi-hen. When Keiichi finally breaks down and decides to kill Satoko's uncle, he expresses his thoughts about it in a two-page spread full of text. This was kept in top-to-down style even in the English release.
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When It All Began
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When It All Began: The start of the curses, and Satoshi's story both serve as this.
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Uncanny Village
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Breakout Character
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Breakout Character: Rena became this by the time the first arc was through.
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Writers Cannot Do Math
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Writers Cannot Do Math: When Mion (actually Shion) explains the way Keiichi is going to be tortured during the climax of Watanagashi, it's supposed to be by having nails driven through all the joints in the fingers of his hand, starting with the top joint of the little finger and working across to the thumb, then moving down to the middle joint and proceeding until "fifteen nails" have been hammered into his hand. Unlike the rest of the fingers, the thumb has only two joints in it, so going by this method it's only possible to hammer fourteen nails into a hand.
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Hollywood Atheist
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Hollywood Atheist: Miyo. Which is ironic, since she is the only one of two characters to meet a god and actually recognize it.
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Religious Horror
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Religious Horror: The worship of Oyashiro-sama is a form of anti-Shinto. Worshiping Oyashiro-sama originally involved Human Sacrifices and ritualized disembowelment; not only is this cruel and violent, but also highly blasphemous against Shinto beliefs since shedding blood in a religious context is considered taboo. In the present day, this has been replaced by the Cotton-Drifting Festival, which involves ripping cotton out of a large futon to imitate gouging out a human's intestines. Oyashiro-sama herself is not very fond of it.
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Sixth Ranger
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Sixth Ranger: Shion and eventually, Hanyuu, who also counts as a Team Pet
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Minor Living Alone
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Rika and Satoko are very close, even to the point of living together by themselves.
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Red Herring
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Red Herring: Two of them actually, and very well done. Both of them however, are major contributing factors to the Hate Plague when pursured 1. The Sonozaki family's "connections". Pretty much innocent in regards to the chain of murders associated with Oyrashiro's Curse. The Yamainu were the ones who kidnapped the grandson. 2. Oyashiro's curse itself. Only the 3rd and 5th deaths (both caused by Takano) have any actual relationship to what's behind the cycles of death. The only commonality between murders 1,2, and 4 is that the resident Hate Plague is behind them all. The plot of the first 3 arcs are all Red Herrings. They may have had their own mysteries, but they were circumstantial variations irrelevant to the real mystery, which the characters involved would have become collateral victims to anyway. The solutions to these arcs also fail to tie together the Watanagashi Night murders, the only events these arcs had in common. Partially true. The common tie between the first three arcs is Rule X. Their function is to serve as clues to the fact that a Hate Plague is the cause. Another misdirection; that was the cause of those variations isolated from the constant, overarching mystery. It wasn't a cause but a means; even when the Hate Plague invalidated the true cause tried to execute manual #34 anyway. There's a landslide of Red Herrings when the real crime is revealed; many clues point to Oyashira-sama's curse as the cause and buried in that is a journalist asking Keiichi how he could survive a heavy gas eruption when he was in a low point close to the spill zone.
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Gaiden Game
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Gaiden Game: Higurashi Daybreak, a game done in the style of the Gundam Vs Series, specifically Alliance vs. Z.A.F.T.
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Off to Boarding School
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Off to Boarding School: Shion, as seen in her flashback arc. Her first appearance has her return to Hinamizawa after breaking out.
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Lyrical Dissonance: Shion and Mion's image song, Futari no Birthday, is an incredibly upbeat pop number with incredibly depressing lyrics. Get some of that action here. Similarly, Hanyuu's image song, Nanodesu. Fantastically upbeat, cheerful, and fun song, with lyrics that boil down to "I'm powerless, I can't do anything". Higurashi character songs seem to be full of this. Rika has two image songs one for her childish, cheery voice and other for her hundreds-year-old cynical voice. Ironically, the former's lyrics are depressing, while the latter's are more hopeful.
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A God Am I
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A God Am I: Takano, who wants to achieve a sort of godhood for herself (by reviving the legend of Oyashiro-sama) and for her grandfather (by proving his theories about Hinamizawa Syndrome) Especially dramatic when you contrast this with the character of the actual deity in the series, Hanyuu, who is fearful and painfully shy.
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Contrived Coincidence: while some concidences have an actual reason to happen like the murders always happening the day/night of the festival since it's basically a "safe day" to kill someone, many situations primarily result from an incredibly bad luck. The most blatant being Keiichi wishing Takano, Irie and Ooishi's death, and the Hinamizawa disaster, the exact day before they all happen, making him think he was the cause of it.
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Ship Tease: The rule of thumb (more or less) is that there will be Ship Tease 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 some kind of complementarity in most arcs though.
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Chekhov's Gunman
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Chekhov's Gunman: Akasaka, and boy does he pull the trigger.
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Cat Fight: Rena vs. Rina isn't so much a Cat Fight than two enraged lionesses jumping at each other's throats. The end result is not pretty.
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One-Eyed Shot: A few of the Higurashi visual novel themes make use of this shot, usually spliced into a blink-and-you'll-miss-it montage.
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Despair Event Horizon: Keiichi is a Laughing Mad wreck in an insane asylum in the ending of Tatarigoroshi-hen, and all of the abuse he went through in Watanagashi-hen takes a toll on him until he hallucinates himself into a heart attack in a horrifying scene. In addition, when Mion is found at the end of Taraimawashi-hen, or Satoko in Yakusamashi-hen, she's practically in a vegetative state. Akira is stated to have suffered a Taraimawashi-esque breakdown at the end of of Someutsushi-hen.
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Get Ahold Of Yourself Man: Keiichi attempts to do this to Rena about her whole aliens-controlling-Hinamizawa-via-parasites theory and subsequent paranoia in the VN. It almost works too, until Rena brings up what he did before coming to Hinamizawa.
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Tattooed Crook
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Tattooed Crook: Mion has an Irezumi. Subversion in her case. Also Rina Mamiya.
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Tears of Remorse
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Kubrick Stare
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Takano and Rika tend to a more ambiguous Kubrick Stare. With Takano it's more subtle, but usually accompanied with a musical sting. With Rika it would be subtle, except that it's so extremely out of character.
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Solemn Ending Theme: "Why Or Why not".
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Updated Re-release
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Also Daybreak to the Updated Re-release "Daybreak Kai". Then remade onto the PSP which was in then made into an Updated Re-release.
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Start of Darkness
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Start of Darkness: Two of them. The first part of the Festival Music chapter details this trope for Takano. Subverted with the "distinguishment scene" serving as one for Shion in arcs where she goes nuts, but not in arcs where she doesn't snap.
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Title Requiem
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Title Requiem: Requiem for the Disaster is exactly that, with the Big Bad rejoicing during the whole song for a full dollop of Mood Dissonance.
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Body Sushi
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Body Sushi: Shion in one of Keiichi's dream sequences from the first episode of Kira.
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Bag of Holding
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Bag of Holding: Played for Laughs - Mion can apparently stuff way more boardgames and accessories than physically possible in her school locker.
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Ambiguously Gay
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Ambiguously Gay: Rika and Satoko are very close, even to the point of living together by themselves. It's almost funny how much Shion x Mion Ship Tease there is in Meakashi-hen. Also, in the Japanese DVD release, they included an OFFICIAL ARTWORK poster of Mion and Shion fully naked and cuddling on the floor with lips almost touching. The anime is almost infamous for the amount of Twincest artwork they use, but still the Ship Tease is there in every version of the series, especially the manga.
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Art Evolution
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Art Evolution: 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 Nintendo DS ones. In the manga, each arc is drawn by a different author, so the styles will vary noticeably.
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The Hero: Keiichi and Satoshi before his disappearance.
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Expy
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Expy: Chie-sensei, of Ciel-senpai in Tsukihime, with permission from Type-Moon. This is lampshaded in the Pool Episode with Chie whipping out imitation Black Keys in the form of wooden T-squares. In fact, this is one of her weapons in the doujin game Higurashi Daybreak, and she can be selected as wearing Ciel's outfit. In one of the cast review sessions, Chei-sensei was acting like Ciel-senpai when the lights were off and no one could see the copyright infringement. It's marginally less obvious, but Ryukishi07 has himself admitted that Rena's name and appearance were based on Lenna of Final Fantasy V (the appearance being based on her SNES sprite).
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Gorn
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Gorn: There are quite a few grewsome deaths in this series, but the description of Rika's suicide in the sound novel makes it the most disturbing of all. Shion doesn't only describe it with all the juicy details, she describes it as the most magnificent sight on earth and finds Rika's blood "beautiful".
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Press X to Not Die
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Press X to Not Die: The "Stolling Rika" mini-game.
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Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World
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Wake Up, Go to School, Save the World: In Saikoroshi-hen, when the murders never happen and neither do the tragic backstories, Rika realizes that it's more painful for her to lose her newly-formed group of friends than to be locked in a battle for the townspeople's survival with them on her side.
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Milkman Conspiracy
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Milkman Conspiracy: The mastermind behind everything is some stoned-looking nurse?
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Backstory
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Backstory: Characters' backstories remain the same in all scenarios, with one exception: Saikoroshi-hen.
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No Ending
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No Ending: The manga-only Utsutsukowashi-hen, which was cancelled after the first volume.
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All Just a Dream
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All Just a Dream: The Dice-Killing Arc of Higurashi Rei... Or Was It a Dream?. The events were as real as all the other chapters. The protagonist was told it was a dream, which she didn't believe, in an attempt to assuage her guilt over her actions in it. Hanyuu thought to and told herself that the world was just a dream, nothing more. however, Bernkastel still made a world like that, and possibly another with Akasaka bought off by Takano. Also the Massacre Chapter of Higurashi Kira. Then they go beyond that making it a Dream Within a Dream. Mion's entire freaking life since the Disaster in Hinageshi-hen. And she doesn't feel like waking up.
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Traitor Shot
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Traitor Shot: In Watanagashi-hen, closeups are used in the first episode to make Mion and Shion both look suspicious to the audience, although one of them is completely innocent. Also applied to Mion and Rena in Onikakushi-hen, with Hidden Eyes combined with dangerous smiles to tip off the audience before Keiichi has any reason to suspect them. This turns out to be a subversion, as Mion and Rena really were harmless, and every Traitor Shot they were given was a product of Keiichi's escalating paranoia.
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Idiots Cannot Catch Colds
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Idiots Cannot Catch Colds: In Onikakushi-hen, when Keiichi stays home with the excuse of a cold, Mion asks if the club members can visit him. He says he doesn't want them to catch his cold, but Mion remarks that they're all too stupid to catch colds.
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Big Damn Heroes
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Actually, Akasaka going home mid-case isn't what saves her, mainly because he never did that. By calling home on the first night he forgot to do so and telling her to be very careful, he saves her life. In the Visual Novel for Matsuribayashi, Okonogi was the one who fought Akasaka back with the kidnapping of the minister's grandson. If Akasaka had to rush home to save his wife, the conversation between him and Okonogi in his Big Damn Heroes moment wouldn't make sense.
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Beethoven Was an Alien Spy
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Also in the manga adaptation was Koizumi's backstory involving the Marco Polo Bridge Incident. In the series' retelling of the event, the battle didn't start until one careless soldier fired his weapon in a fit of paranoia; that soldier was Koizumi, who hailed from Hinamizawa, and had an attack of Hinamizawa Syndrome at the worst conceivable moment, kickstarting the battle and costing countless lives. He spent the rest of his life trying to atone, creating the Tokyo group for that purpose. Which unfortunately all went to hell after he died...
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Covert Pervert
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Covert Pervert: In Rei Rena seems to have a bit of an attachment towards Keiichi's "Furry Seal". When Keiichi unintentionally flashes the girls, Mion is flustered, however the other three girls blatantly stare at it for a minute. Satoko even has a little smile by the end of it.
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Will Not Be a Victim
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Will Not Be a Victim: Rika, although not right away.
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Mafia Princess
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Mafia Princess: Mion, although technically she's a yakuza princess. Shion as well; despite being effectively disowned, she's closer to the family's actual yakuza elements than Mion is.
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Never a Self-Made Woman
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Never a Self-Made Woman: Takano, whose entire motivation revolves around proving the research of her late adopted grandfather, Hifumi, whom she feels indebted to for taking her in his care.
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Early-Bird Cameo
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Early-Bird Cameo: Hanyuu in the third episode of Kai (her actual appearance to the viewers is in Minagoroshi-hen, and her first appearance to the cast, aside from Rika, is halfway through Matsuribayashi-hen) is heard talking to Rika off-screen, and later appears in the same episode as a silhouette behind Rena and Keiichi◊. She appears earlier, during the Atonement Chapter, in a manga omake.
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Promotion to Parent
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Promotion to Parent: Satoko's brother Satoshi, until he 'transferred out'. Now, Rika and Satoko live alone without guardians.
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Trying Not to Cry
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Trying Not to Cry: Poor Satoko, while she's being tortured to death by Shion.
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Food Porn
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Food Porn: An almost literal example. Keiichi once shamed the pitcher of a rival baseball team by saying he likes Angel Mort desserts because they are like cute girls and he eats them in a defiling manner.
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Mercy Kill
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Mercy Kill: Takano shooting Satoko in Minagoroshi could be considered as that. Even if she let her live, the only thing awaiting her was a Fate Worse than Death: being experimented on as a L5 Hinamizawa Syndrome patient, with all her friends dead.
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Twin Switch
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Twin Switch: The twins do that often, usually off screen. In the past, they permanently changed places, being that they were accidentally switched as babies and kept on switching until one of them got the oni tattoo. In Minagoroshi, Shion revealed that she sometimes switches places with Mion for the role of representation of head, thus knows things about the village.
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Creepy Twins: Mion and Shion, at least in Watanagashi and Meakashi. A better example would be the two twins we see briefly in the Reality Breaking arc. Sadly, since the arc was Cut Short, we never learn anything about them.
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Color Blind Confusion: Played for Drama where Satoko and Satoshi Hojo are both color blind and cannot tell broccoli from cauliflower as a result, which results in a scene where Big Bad Miyo Takano asks Satoko which of the two is green while pointing a gun at her head, and after panicking Satoko picks at random. She's correct, but Takano shoots her dead anyway.
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Time Loop Fatigue: Rika. On the outside is the cheerful and innocent girl everyone loves. On the inside is a girl who has been broken several times over from being stuck in a time loop for centuries, witnessing the same people around her die repeatedly, and she herself being killed in every last timeline, all the while trying and failing to figure out how to escape it.
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Earn Your Happy Ending: Almost every individual arc has a bad ending but the characters do, in the end, manage to stop the chain of deaths. From a longer perspective, Rika has this after 100 years of repeating an ever-narrowing period of time in her life while being murdered over and over, and Hanyuu after only being able to watch human suffering while being unable to become friends with or even talk to anyone for 1,000 years.
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Vigilante Execution: The various deaths of Teppai (Curse Killing, Atonement, and Exorcism arcs) and Rina (Atonement) are motivated by vigilantee action (either against some VERY nasty child abuse or a badger game). Given this series and the resident Hate Plague, this does NOT end well.
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Also Rina Mamiya.
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Weapon of Choice: Keiichi always uses Satoshi's bat, Shion is often seen with a taser, and everyone's favorite cleaver girl, Rena, uses a billhook.
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Sequencing Deception: 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. In fact, the last target is still alive at the time of the announcement.
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They Killed Kenny: Everyone, especially Rika. Subverted for Takano, who is really faking her death..
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Darkest Hour: Yakusamashi-hen, where Rika pretty much gives up all hope of changing her fate. Gets better right after, because the next arc is basically one big Hope Spot.
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Shoo Out the Clowns: Any given arc generally gets serious (and scary) after the shrine festival. Until then it's usually a chance to show the characters at their cutest.
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Faking the Dead: Takano every time, Shion in some arcs, and later, Rika.
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R-Rated Opening: One of the most iconic in anime, as the series opens with Keiichi savagely beating the already-dead bodies of Rena and Mion with a baseball bat, spattering blood all over the walls before the opening credits, with the actual story then beginning In Medias Res.
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Running Gag: Characters' feet have a curious tendency of hitting parked motorcycles in this series. Punks always show up screaming afterwards and are always interrupted by someone. And they are always the same punks.
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The Power of Friendship
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The Power of Friendship: If there was ever a show to which the saying "Friends help you move, best friends help you move bodies" applied, it's this one. In a more serious example, this turns out to be the core of the story, since the power of friendship helps the main characters to Screw Destiny and stop the endless cycle of violence.
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Gainaxing:
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Lover Tug-of-War: Shion and Mion to Keiichi. Takano and Tomitake to Rena.
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The Dog Bites Back: Shion to Oryou in the Cotton Drifting and Eye Opening chapters.
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Real After All: For the first few chapters of Watanagashi-hen Keiichi is convinced that "Shion" is a fake alternate personality Mion made up to let her do embarrassing things like work at Angel Mort, and decides to "play along" with the story out of respect for Mion's wishes (not helped by the fact that Mion acts like a really Bad Liar whenever Shion is brought up in conversation). He's shocked when it turns out out Mion really does have an identical twin sister who lives apart from her and goes to a different school. (What makes it even more hilarious is that, in the game, this discovery comes right after a long and touching epiphany scene where Keiichi thinks he's finally worked out why Mion is pretending to be Shion- only for Shion to lead him directly into Mion.)
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Deadly Doctor: Despite usually being the first to go along with Tomitake, Takano Miyo is not harmless. Well, it's not quite "despite". Also Irie used to be one of the Well-Intentioned Extremist variety.
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Beware the Nice Ones: Some of the perceived nice ones have faultier wiring than others. Though, granted, the less-nice ones go crazy at various points, too, so it's closer to Beware Everyone.
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Gondor Calls for Aid: Done spectacularly in the Minagoroshi-hen arc.
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Clawing at Own Throat: A symptom of Hinamizawa Syndrome. Out of all known victims, Shion is the sole exception, for some reason, and there's actually a DS-only ending to Meakashi where she does, in fact, claw her own throat out.
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Talking Is a Free Action
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Talking Is a Free Action: Every action scene in the sound novel. Probably inevitable, given the format.
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Cut Short
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A better example would be the two twins we see briefly in the Reality Breaking arc. Sadly, since the arc was Cut Short, we never learn anything about them.
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Shown Their Work
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Shown Their Work: Whether the author is an experienced Mahjong player or just did research about it, all these details make the Mahjong scenes in the series all the more awesome ; most readers won't understand a thing about all this "pong" and "riichi" stuff though. There is even a Higurashi Mahjong game called "Higurashi Jan".
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Battleaxe Nurse / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Be Careful What You Wish For / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Beach Episode / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Beam Spam / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Becoming the Mask / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Being Tortured Makes You Evil / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Being Watched / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Belated Love Epiphany / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Believing Their Own Lies / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Beneath the Mask / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Better Manhandle the Murder Weapon / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Big Brother Worship / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Big Dam Plot / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Big "WHAT?!" / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Birth/Death Juxtaposition / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Bishōnen / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Bitch in Sheep's Clothing / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Biting the Handkerchief / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Black Blood / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Black Eyes of Evil / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Blade Reflection / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Blithe Spirit / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Blood from the Mouth / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Blood Is Squicker in Water / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Blood-Splattered Warrior / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Blood-Splattered Innocents / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Bloody Handprint / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Bloody Horror / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Blush Sticker / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Body Sushi / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Bodyguard Betrayal / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Bokukko / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Bolt of Divine Retribution / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Bonus Episode / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Bonus Material / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Boobs of Steel / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Book Dumb / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Brain Fever / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Breaking the Bonds / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Breather Episode / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Broken Record / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Broken Tears / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Bucket Booby-Trap / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Bug Buzz / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Bulletproof Vest / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Cacophony Cover-Up / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Cain and Abel / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Call to Agriculture / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Calling the Old Man Out / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Campbell Country / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Can't Hold His Liquor / int_58808436
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)