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Higurashi Sotsu: Hanyuu Bets On A Miracle

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WARNING: The next comprises spoilers for Episode 13 of Higurashi: When They Cry – Sotsu, “God-Entertaining – Part 2,” now streaming on Funimation.

After weeks of ready, Higurashi: Sotsu lastly reaches Gou’s climactic cliffhanger. With solely a few episodes left within the sequence, it’s laborious to think about how Passione can put collectively a conclusive, well-paced ending. Hanyuu’s confrontation with Eua proves to be a one-sided affair, however Oyashiro-sama nonetheless has a couple of playing cards to play on this twisted sport of cat and mouse, regardless of her swift defeat.

Eua hasn’t been shy to specific her disdain for Hanyuu, usually referring to her as a failure and insinuating some large energy hole between them. Hanyuu’s provocation within the Sea of Fragments gave Eua the right alternative to indicate simply how far aside the 2 are. Although the precise connection between the 2 continues to be unknown, Eua appears to be far more part together with her skills in comparison with Hanyuu.


Quite than eliminate her, Eua forces Hanyuu to look at via the Neko loops together with her. There, Hanyuu learns of Satoko’s looping skills whereas struggling via Rika’s continuous tragedies alongside her. Though she has remained pretty cool and picked up all through the brand new sequence, Eua’s façade slips when tormenting Hanyuu with Rika’s struggling. It isn’t all that arduous to see the place Satoko picked up a few of her sadistic tendencies.


In Gou, Rika’s eureka second appeared coincidental – attributed extra to Satoko slipping up than anything. Nevertheless, Sotsu paints a special image. This episode reveals Rika experiencing temporary, however telling moments from earlier fragments. Satoko’s confidence has served her nicely all through the brand new loops, however her gloating all the time appeared as if it might come again to chew her indirectly.

Rika’s visions paint an ominous but incomplete picture of what transpired after her dying within the “Curse-Deceiving” and “Curse-Revealing” arcs. The incident with the bear within the field is what in the end results in Rika discovering out that Satoko is a looper, however these clues – seemingly left behind by a struggling Hanyuu within the Sea of Fragments – are an necessary first step in doing so.

The episode ends with Satoko’s huge reveal, with Hanyuu claiming that the one factor that may save Rika from this vicious cycle is one more miracle. What this implies for Satoko is ambiguous, however Rika now has every thing she must battle the homicidal witch on even footing.


An fascinating factor to notice is {that a} new shot of Satoko pointing her gun at Rika is included. The remainder of the membership members are within the body, with each Rika and Keiichi having shadows overlaying their eyes. Rena appears to be genuinely shocked, whereas Mion has her again to the digicam. It may very well be a coincidence, however given how the important thing visible and sequence opening depicts the older membership members with equally ominous clean seems, this might imply one thing huge going ahead.

Sotsu has spent most of its time rehashing and revisiting content material from Gou. Whereas the added context is appreciated to an extent, it’s left the sequence with solely two episodes to resolve one thing that was launched practically eight months in the past. Sotsu might finish with its fourteenth and fifteenth episodes, however both a second cour or new sequence can be a welcome shock. No matter how issues finish, followers will lastly get to see how issues performed out following Gou’s unforgettable cliffhanger.


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