An interesting thing about Naraku no Hana….

First pointed out by sagematt in the AB.Net IRC channel, it seems that Naraku no Hana, HiguKai’s OP song, when reversed, sounds rather like Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, the first OP. I shat bricks when I first heard it and it’s really pretty creepy and awesome. The version sage linked was the trailer one, so I did a little messing around with the clean version from the raw, and the results can be downloaded here. Also, if you’re addicted to the song, like I am now after looping it the whole day, here’s a rip for listening convenience.

P.S. Adult Rena looks pretty young to be 38.

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai

Ahh… those lifeless eyes… so hard to believe this was Rena…


  1. kurotsuki Said,

    July 6, 2007 @ 11:37 pm

    Adult Rena made my day , but damn..maybe it’s the suit she was wearing , but seems like her breast size shrunk when she grew up O_o

  2. Bluestreak2 Said,

    July 7, 2007 @ 1:04 am

    OMG, that song is soooooo awesome.
    Man I can’t wait to find out what all happens. Also, I have to say, I like the new opening saddly it isn’t as awesome as the first, but at least it totally stars Rika, and the spoilerrific character that hasn’t been introduced yet.

  3. Chumara Said,

    July 7, 2007 @ 3:43 am

    I think I’m summoming demons with this reversal. I’m going to have nightmares. At least the beginning DID sound like season 1 op after that I’m not to sure.

  4. Tess Said,

    July 7, 2007 @ 4:37 am

    Here’s a good video to explain the reverse stuff. :3

  5. Bluestreak2 Said,

    July 7, 2007 @ 4:48 am

    Tess: It looks like it wants me to make an account. And that’s just a bit more work then I’m willing to put into something like this.
    Then again I could be wrong…….

  6. Haesslich Said,

    July 7, 2007 @ 11:17 am

    Man… to think she’s the only one who lasted this long. And she’s not too young to be 38, not with Botox, cosmetic surgery, and the creams and lotions and makeup available to us these days.

    kuro: That’s because she’s grown up so she’s back in proportion again… ;)

  7. sadakups Said,

    July 7, 2007 @ 11:22 pm

    Great pilot episode. Not as flashy as I thought it would be, but it’s all good.

    BTW, thanks for the TV-Size version of Naraku no Hana!

  8. Shiro Said,

    July 8, 2007 @ 2:12 am

    at long last… higurashi kai. can’t wait to see the next one up.
    opening features rika a lot. suggesting she would be the center of the whole hinamizawa events.
    and wao… hanyuu appearing in the op ed sequence

  9. Avisch Said,

    July 11, 2007 @ 10:02 am

    I’m so happy Higurashi has this second season.

    Naraku no Hana is a great song for Higurashi. It’s not creepy like the first op but it has some awesome application to the story of Higurashi in the lyrics (personally love the sounds and actual music aswell).

    About the song when reversed: I knew the backwards “hara hara hara iee” was familiar when I first listened to Naraku no Hana.

  10. B-chan Said,

    August 26, 2007 @ 2:31 pm

    Rena-chan! -mini dance- I love this anime! And yea.. I don’t like the lifeless eye thing going on.

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