Taking a little break after marathoning the 1st and 2nd seasons of CCS, I watched Higurashi episode eight. Recently, it seems like I’m not in the mood to watch raws or the latest shows, so that’s why I was late in catching this episode.
Anyhow… the brutality factor just got upped with this episode with the torture devices and Mion was seriously even more scarier that Rena was in the Onikakushi-hen. As pointed out by some, Rena hasn’t even killed anyone(yet!) but Mion has racked up quite the death toll in this arc, admitting to not only the murders of Rika-chan, Satoko-chan, Photographer-san but also the rest of the earlier murders.
Rena, meanwhile, surprises me by being the most level-headed one this arc, with her detective skills and the slap she gave to Keiichi. It also seems though that she had known that Mion was the murderer all along, yet still trusted her enough to leave her alone with Keiichi. Too bad she shot down the chance to see Mion’s “demon” :P.
But, seriously, girls can be quite scary as proven by Mion’s demon’s trigger of Keiichi giving the doll to Rena earlier instead of her. The supernatural also seems to be very involved this arc, with the closure scenes of Rena. Up to the end, I had really thought that Mion was single-handedly responsible for the murders, but the closure totally turned that upside-down. I’m very very impressed now, with the way the story is going.
The next arc would be the Tatarigoroshi-hen, and it seems that Satoko is the main focus for this arc. Judging on the ASuki forums, Tatarigoroshi seems to be a very pivotal arc and also the main source of Satoko fandom. How is it, I would really love to see… ahhh… subbers quicken the pace please :).