Higurashi no Naku Koro ni &
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni "Kai"

'When The Cicadas Cry'

It is the 58th year of Showa and summer is early. It is only June, yet one is able to enjoy the serenade of cicadas at noon and the buzz of higurashi in the evening.

Our story takes place in Hinamizawa Village. It is a small village with a population of less than 2,000, a place cursed by Oyashiro-Sama

Hinamizawa Village Consecutive Unnatural Murders (1979 ~ 1983).

Every year, during the festival of Watanagashi, one person dies and another disappears. It is a cycle of death which started with a fight over the construction plans for a dam. That incident was covered up by the police and has now come back to haunt the village.

Is all this due to a plot or a coincidence... or a curse?

Is this tragedy inevitable? Is there nothing you can do but accept it....

(From animenfo)
Thanks to Caleb, who recommended this anime. Great stuff. At first it looks like a cutesy anime, but turns out to be horrifying. Cool stuff. It is a bit slow at first, but as you get near the end you will want to find out what's really going on.

More to come; I am watching the second season-

Before blaming others, check yourself. You will always play a part in the outcome. Blaming others will not improve yourself. This is because it is impossible to change others. By putting yourself in charge, you can change. You can do better in the future, instead of running away. When others blame you, neither take it or leave it. Evaluate. Do not take it personally. Live by your own standards.

(Only thing is, it is so irritating when you try to do that but people don't. When you have tried your best but others have not. It is easy to take things personally because I was raised up like that.)

I miss Seletar food!
Almost wanted to sleep with my doggie Bobby.