Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Episode 18 Discussion & Gallery
I know that Higurashi’s main objective is to deliver a confusing story where you only understand everything at the end of the Anime. However, jumping back and forward in is just the easy way out. I mean, we already got what (I believe) was the final part of the original series last episode. It also ended with a nice cliffhanger, hinting that Satoko is the one behind the Syndrome.
But episode 18 came along, and we’re back to Miya’s scene at the end of the festival. The strangest thing is that the story actually goes a few years in the future this time around, and we see Rika and Satoko in their teenage years. I’m guessing that the episode was to explain when Satoko decided to bring back Rika to her demise of constantly looping through horrible deaths. Still, since there’s no connecting point, it seems a completely random episode placed in the middle of the series.
Maybe this could work if we were watching the Anime in one go instead of on a weekly basis. Even so, I think it would be better if we had Rika and Satoko from the last episode remembering that plotline while speaking with each other. Heck – it could have just been the way they kicked off the episode! Did you enjoy Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou episode 18? Tell me everything down below. ?
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