Higurashi Kira #04 — Time Paradox

December 21st, 2011


Same matter cannot occupy the same space! Same matter cannot occupy the same space!!!


In this episode of Time Cop, the Space-Time Police have to escort a lost little girl home. Crap, I think I ran out of sarcasm partway through the first sentence. You get the gist. A younger/innocent version of Rika stumbles into the present time through one of Hanyuu’s shrines while playing hide and seek and it’s up to the rest of the Scooby Doo Gang to take care of her and find another one so she can go home. It was ostensibly focused on Hanyuu and her relationship with Rika, but since I don’t recall hearing a single hauauau, that doesn’t seem right at all. Tiny Rika also looks like a pumpkin stuck on top of a rake. Then the two Rika’s started ni-pahing at each other and I think something in my ear drum snapped.

Anyway, I think I’ve made my dislike for these melodramatic specials years after the show has already ended abundantly clear enough, particularly when most of the comedic ones are so much more amusing. Couldn’t they at least bring in some of the other characters from the Higurashiverse like Natsumi instead of trying to tack on sticky notes of character development after the fact? Well, at least the music was nice and it wasn’t the ugliest that a Higurashi OVA has looked. That award still belongs to the middle Rei ones where they spent nearly a minute slow panning over a shed.

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7 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Anonymous says:

    Suddenly Bernkastel comes flying in with totally-not-Hanyuu.

  • Anonymous says:

    DEEN continues to squeeze as much blood out of that stone as they can.

  • Phocus says:

    Little Rika looks like she has a serious case of the mumps.

  • GF202020 says:

    I approve of Hanyuu with Odangos.


  • sage says:

    Couldn’t they at least bring in some of the other characters from the Higurashiverse like Natsumi

    lol, never going to happen.
    Unless they animate the PS2 ending… and I don’t see that ever happening.

  • Anonymous says:

    “Good luck. You’re about to begin the longest, most important couple years of your life.”

  • The Phantom says:

    I only liked the first season of higurashi, I don’t really like anything after that, REI and KIRA bored the hell out of me, the only thing I remember from both is RIKA beating the crap out of satoko with a chair, the rest was just boring.