Tag Archives: Horror

Digging Your Grave With A Pearl Oyster Shell – Ten Nights of Dreams, Part 1

The next Japanese language selection I have chosen for this year is Natsume Soseki’s “Ten Nights of Dreams” (夏目漱石の”夢十夜”), which is a short story rather than a novel. All of the dreams are written from the first person perspective and … Continue reading

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Battle in the Underground Well and Storming the Irie Clinic – The Festival Accompanying Chapter, Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kai, Vol.3, Part 2

This week, I’m wrapping up the rest of Ryukishi Zeronana’s When the Cicada’s Cry: The Festival Accompanying Chapter, Volume 3 (竜騎士07の”ひぐらしのなく頃に解:祭囃し編 (下)”).  Most of this just follows the anime, though I think it has much more detail where the Yamainu … Continue reading

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A Forty-Eight Hour War Proclamation – The Festival Accompanying Chapter, Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kai, Vol.3, Part 1

We finally make it to the third volume of the trilogy in the story arc of Ryukishi Zeronana’s When the Cicada’s Cry: The Festival Accompanying Chapter (竜騎士07の”ひぐらしのなく頃に解:祭囃し編 (下)”).   This is something like the 16th book out of 16 covering the … Continue reading

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The Arrival of the Spirit Guardian Hanyuu Furude – The Festival Accompanying Chapter, Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kai, Vol.2, Part 3

Finishing up Ryukishi Zeronana’s When the Cicada’s Cry: The Festival Accompanying Chapter, Volume 2 (竜騎士07の”ひぐらしのなく頃に解:祭囃し編”), the next major section of the novel begins with nine short chapters referencing earlier story arcs in the series. All of them have the word … Continue reading

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The End of the Furude Line and the Importance of Names – The Festival Accompanying Chapter, Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kai, Vol.2, Part 2

Continuing our look at Ryukishi Zeronana’s When the Cicada’s Cry: The Festival Accompanying Chapter, Volume 2 (竜騎士07の”ひぐらしのなく頃に解:祭囃し編”), the story turns to Rika’s family and the third year of odd deaths surrounding the Cotton-Drifting Festival.  “The Queen’s Mother’s Disbelief”is about Rika … Continue reading

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The Houjou Family Drama and the First Mysterious Cotton Drifting Festival Deaths – The Festival Accompanying Chapter, Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kai, Vol.2, Part 1

For my final Japanese selection for the year, we return to the horror-noir series popularly known from it’s anime version, Ryukishi Zeronana’s When the Cicada’s Cry: The Festival Accompanying Chapter, Volume 2 (竜騎士07の”ひぐらしのなく頃に解:祭囃し編”). Of course, it is known more popularly … Continue reading

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Rescuing Soonshin On the Dangerous Road to North Port – The Joseon Zombie Annals, Part 4

Returning to our intermission selection, The Joseon Zombie Annals webcomic by Gonma (조선좀비실록- 곤마), in chapter 31, the scene continues between khuntosang and Kaneseki. Here is where the story picks up. https://comic.naver.com/webtoon/detail.nhn?titleId=509094&no=31 Kaneseki has been beating a tied up and … Continue reading

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Picking Up a Princess’ Bodyguard as an Ally, Soonshin is Captured – The Joseon Zombie Annals, Part 3

Continuing our look at the Joseon Zombie Annals webcomic by Gonma (조선좀비실록- 곤마), in chapter 20, Soonshin talks with Heo Jun about his dangerous situation. http://comic.naver.com/webtoon/detail.nhn?titleId=509094&no=20 He invites Heo Jun to join them on their journey to Tamra, while the … Continue reading

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The Irie Clinic Quietly Prepares to Continue Biological Research in Hinamizawa – The Festival Accompanying Chapter, Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kai, Vol.1, Part 3

This time I’m finishing up Ryukishi Zeronana’s light novel version of When the Cicada’s Cry: The Festival Accompanying Chapter, Volume 1 (竜騎士07の”ひぐらしのなく頃に解:祭囃し編”), which makes a huge shift from Miyo Takano’s storyline and perspective to Rika Furude and Hinamizawa. There’s still … Continue reading

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Biological Research and the Second Sino-Japanese War Provide an Ominous Backdrop to Murder-The Festival Accompanying Chapter, Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kai, Vol.1, Part 2

Continuing with our reading of Ryukishi Zeronana’s light novel version of When the Cicada’s Cry: The Festival Accompanying Chapter, Volume 1 (竜騎士07の”ひぐらしのなく頃に解:祭囃し編”), the next section beginning on page 55 shows Miyo Takano meeting with a wheelchair bound old man named … Continue reading

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