May 6, 2006

Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni 3

Filed under: Higurashi — Ren @ 7:29 am

I like how Keichii’s mom says, “Rena’s come to get you” as opposed to “Rena came to pick you up.” (At least as far as The-Triad’s translation is concerned) His mother has no idea that her words have such a terrible double meaning. Darlin, the girl isn’t here to walk your son to school, she’s more than likely there to chop him up into itty bitty pieces or, at the very least, make him go a little more nuts.

Why does the police officer tell Keichii so much? It doesn’t feel right. I hope the writers have some real reason for an officer of the law to divulge so much information to a young teenaged boy.

However, it’s through this conversation with Keichii that we learn that all of the weird deaths are connected to the girls in one way or another.

So, is being born in Hinamizawa the link? Do they do something to the kids when they’re young that turns them into homicidal maniacs? Maybe some kind of ritual involving Oyashiro-sama… Rena herself apparantly said that Oyashiro-sama stands by her bed every night and looks down upon her. Ultra-creepy! Gah! Who IS Oyashiro and WHY does he want an army of psycho cutsey girls? It’s driving me nuts. I need to know!!

Is Keichii connected to the dam somehow? Is this a town-wide conspiracy against outsiders? (which maybe would explain the white van.)

Is what’s happening really so bad that it would make someone wake up in the morning and think, “I know what I need to do”, and then go grab a baseball bat. Hmm, but I don’t know if he meant I need a baseball bat so I can kill them, or to protect myself. STILL! Protecting himself with a bat would mean at the very least physically hurting them, and that’s not exactly sane…

One thing that would support the Keichii is just a paranoid schizophrenic theory is the fact that he skipped school, stopped walking with the girls to school, and avoided club. Isolation a is great factor in heightening paranoia.

Oh, and the fact that they’re SO chipper about the ohagi and finding the pin, makes the switch from genki-psycho wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy creepier.

You know, if it turns out Keichi imagined everything, I’m going to be really pissed off.

Side note: Does anyone else think Oishi’s big pink phone is stupid looking?