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Yukari Tamura ...
 Rika Furude (22 episodes, 2007)
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 Rena Ryugu (20 episodes, 2007)
Mika Kanai ...
 Satoko Hojo (20 episodes, 2007)
Satsuki Yukino ...
 Mion Sonozaki / ... (19 episodes, 2007)
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 Keiichi Maebara (18 episodes, 2007)
Miki Itô ...
 Miyo Takano (18 episodes, 2007)
Toshihiko Seki ...
 Kyosuke Irie / ... (18 episodes, 2007)
Yui Horie ...
 Hanyu (17 episodes, 2007)
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 Kuraudo Oishi / ... (17 episodes, 2007)
Katsuhiro Ota ...
 Yamainu / ... (14 episodes, 2007)
Tôru Ohkawa ...
 Jiro Tomitake (13 episodes, 2007)
Gen Nakano ...
 Yamainu / ... (11 episodes, 2007)
Daisuke Matsuoka ...
 Shokuin / ... (10 episodes, 2007)
Satoshi Tsuruoka ...
 Yamainu / ... (10 episodes, 2007)
Daisuke Ono ...
 Mamoru Akasaka (9 episodes, 2007)
Nobuyuki Kobushi ...
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The young group of friends in the town of Hinamizawa continue to have terrible conflicts with one another in their never ending summer of 1983, often ending with the brutal murder of one of their members. With the help of her spiritual friend, Hanyuu, Furude Rika tackles these challenges over and over, trying her best to keep their lives from coming to a tragic end. With no end to the torture in sight, Rika must call upon the bonds of friendship and trust among her friends to discover the true villain of this eternal June.

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A great ending to a great series
3 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This show seemed like an ordinary horror show, then in the second season, it takes a turn for the better, and reveals the true villain, the true protagonist, and the truth behind everything.

The disasters in the first season are all avoided because everyone manages to work together, and even Satoshi is revealed to be alive.

It blew me away when I learned that Rika was the true protagonist, and that Oyashiro-sama wasn't just a product of paranoia, but he existed, and was actually a female! What makes Higurashi so different from other anime or show is the fact that the characters both kill and later on amend their mistakes, and it seems like a video game ending, where you get to start over and over.

Keiichi with his arrogance, Rena's issues with her parents, Mion and Shion with the problems between them and their family, Satoko with her abuse and bad luck, and Rika with having to die over and over.

They just seem so human. And they are quite human. The ending, where everything was all wrapped up, was great.


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