Rena lays the smackdown on Keiichi.
Oh. My. God. Keiichi…. my god… I didn’t know…
Ok, now, seriously, I haven’t blogged Higurashi in a while, but man.. 24 and 25 were fucking awesome.
Tsumiboroshi-hen is the Rena version of Onikakushi-hen and tons of info were revealed to us concerning the curse.
First off…. it’s being explained that a unique form of parasites that only live in Hinamizawa were the cause of the curse, causing people to go berserk and attack people. Oyashiro-sama was supposedly the doctor that contained it inside the village, forbidding the inhabitants to leave and outsiders to enter. Then later on, Rena reveals that the parasites are aliens trying to invade Earth, and that the Sonozaki clan are the ones who’ll be trying to spread them all over the world.
Further on, the Sonozaki family discredits the theory by discrediting Takano-san as an occultist lover and made tons of theories concerning the curse. Plus, it seems that the “reset” at every arc happened in the same timelines,with Rika-chan as supposedly the only person who knows of all the events that have happened, with Keiichi realizing his sins as well. Heavy, heavy, awesome stuff. I really hope that Higurashi won’t jump the shark for the last episode.
Thank god for ayyo’s effort to translate Minagoroshi-hen. I’m dying to know of the truth now.