Review: Higurashi When They Cry
So, uhhh. In the back of my head, I thought to myself, "What manga/anime should I talk about that left an impact on me after I read/watched it?" and I was like, well Higurashi When They Cry definitely scared the pants off of me, and no one talked about the manga yet. So here's my review for the manga of "Higurashi When They Cry"
So, when I said this is scary, I mean like, scary. This show pretty much put a new stand point on psychological horror and supernatural phenomenon. I'm pretty sure on a few chapters of the manga, I actually had to stop reading to take a break because it was giving me goosebumps, it was that creepy.
Now, I know what you're thinking, "But buyingGF, the anime wasn't THAT creepy." And to those people, I agree. The anime's drawings were flawed at certain points, and didn't capture the certain contrast they wanted, or feel they wanted a certain scenes. However, the manga actually excels at this more. They got the fear, the anxiety, anger and frustration on the character's face throughout the series really well. Honestly, I threw my book at one point, I was that scared.
Now, let me get something straight here, as well. The manga and anime are separated into "arcs", if you seen or read "Yousaga No Sora", it's similar to that, except in Higurashi, it goes to the next part when one of the main characters die.
The thing I have to say that I personally don't like about the manga, is that the characters are extremely cookie cutter when they aren't slowly going insane. By cookie cutter, I mean it feels like something from Love Hina or some RomCom like that.
So, all in all, if you happen to see this manga in a book store, comic store, or you're browsing Mangafox, or one of those sites. I definitely recommend this manga... Unless you have a weak stomach.