Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Episode 4 Discussion & Gallery
I loved Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou’s episode 4. Finally, a few deaths happened (insert evil laughter). To not go all over the place, I’ll divide this article into four paragraphs, each one speaking about the following sections: Rika’s advice, pre-killing suspense, the actual killing, and ending.
So, the first thing I found a bit odd was Rika’s advice. On the one hand, it might be her way to prevent anyone from dying. At least, she seems to know what’s going to happen in the future due to that small bit where she’s speaking with something similar to a God. She even hints that she has been doing this for over a century now. On the other hand, this conversation can also imply that everything Keiichi is experiencing is from his own head, which I’ll speak more about later. I’m not sure which one is correct (or if any), but this conversation was still an important factor for Keiichi allowing Rena inside his house, which led to the murder.
The suspense before the actual killing was nicely done. Especially when Rena was banging on the door. The difference between Rena’s smooth voice and the loud bangs made my skin crawl, which obviously is what you’re looking for in a horror Anime.
The actual killing was a bit strange, though. I don’t understand how Keiichi can be stabbed so many freaking times and still have the strength to continuously hit Rena’s head with the clock. I’m sure that wasn’t very realistic, mainly when Rena was stabbing him in the stomach. But again, this could actually be what was happening in Keiichi’s head, not what was happening for real. When he wakes up in the hospital room, he has a collar around his neck, which is normally used for broken necks. Well, I don’t remember seeing Rena breaking his neck. Since she had a knife, the worst she could have done was cutting his neck and, if Keiichi survived that, he would have a bandage instead. Meanwhile, I also didn’t understand why the authors censored Keiichi’s wound. I know this is for PG ratings, but does that really make a difference when there’s blood everywhere?
Finally, the ending. We get to know that both Satoko and Rika were also murdered. The question is – who did it? Was it Rena? Was it Keiichi? Even Mion is a suspect, as she didn’t sound like someone who lost all of her friends from one day to another. That aside, what I enjoyed the most was the cliffhanger, where the curse seems to have passed from Rena to Keiichi. That, or was he the one cursed right off the bat? So many questions, so little answers – guess I’ll have to continue following Higurashi to know what the hell actually happened 😀 Did you enjoy Higurashi no Naku Koro ni’s episode 4? Tell me everything down below. ?
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