Review for Higurashi When They Cry: Festival Accompanying Arc, Vol. 2
Higurashi keeps getting better and better. A lot of things are revealed in this volume and we also get a good peek at the families of Rika and Satoko. I was really happy to see something of Rika’s family, though I was sad it had to end like that. Pretty gruesome too. *shivers*
Hanyu turns human in this volume and acts like she is new to the school. I really liked that, since I loved the Hanyu character. How much she tries to do for Rika and how she does her best to get through the whole reset happening, and how she copes with the deaths she keeps seeing in each world.
Also we get some more information about Keichi, and how he got to live in Hinamizawa. Still curious how his dad could see both Rika and Hanyu when he went to visit the lot where the house will be. How could he see Hanyu? By magic of a miracle?
We also see the quite fast descent to scary, murderous lady for Miyo and how she does everything to get what the hell she wants.
The ending was a nice twist. I still remember that part from the anime, so it wasn’t a total surprise for me.
Still I can’t wait for the next 2 volumes. I am really excited as to how it will end (will it be the same as the anime?).