Posted by psgels on 22 March 2007 with categories: Ayakashi ~Japanese Classic Horror~, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Random Posts

Yes! The airdate for Higurashi 2 finally has been announced. The second season is coming in July. The twenty-second, if I’m not mistaken. Now all that’s left is to hope that all of the arcs will be animated, and not just the seventh and the eighth one.

Still, that’s not nearly as interesting as some information I found while checking out Moonphase. I’m really not sure about the details, but an upcoming anime (also scheduled for the upcoming summer) called Mononoke strangely has a picture of the medicine seller from Ayakashi ~ Japanese Classic Horror on its website, and it also mentions Ayakashi once.

Oh, I’m so hoping that this is some kind of sequel or similar story of Bake Neko. If it actually is, then we’ve got ourselves a serious contender for the “best anime of 2007″. Bake Neko already was one of the best short stories I’ve ever seen, but it’s going to be even better seeing an entire anime dedicated to this concept.

6 Responses

  1. Xander says:

    Aren’t the 7th and the 8th “all the arcs”? Unless you’re counting bonus/special arcs released separately, but not originally part of the game’s story.

  2. psgels psgels says:

    Supposedly, there were also three arcs released on the playstation, with one of them containing the “true ending” of Higurashi.

  3. KT Kore says:

    Here is what I read from the Anime Nation news site concerning the Ayakashi news:

    “Mononoke,” a spin-off from the January 2006 Ayakashi ~Japanese Classic Horror~ anime television series, will premier in July. Mononoke is apparently a spin-off from the “Bakeneko” story arc of the Ayakashi TV series.

    So it looks like you’re in luck!

  4. psgels psgels says:

    Awesomeness! :D

    That is one series I’ll be looking forward to. Thanks! :)

  5. Solaris says:

    Well what’s good in a warm end wonderful weekend of may when everybody is enjoying themselves at the seaside and you are ill at home?
    Nothing more that you have enough time to watch to an entire jewel of a serie in 2 days like this. You missed it last year? Yes? And do you know the news? The sequel has been announced to air in a couple of months either!
    I didn’t have to wait over one year for the sequel :p How a lucky boy am i ^^

  6. psgels psgels says:

    Heh, I can imagine that it must be pretty nice to not have to wait for the second season so long. I’ve had to wait for a massive nine months for some new material. ^^;

    Still, I’m looking forward to it a lot, I can’t wait till July comes. :)

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  • Emma
    (Sunday, Feb 1. 2015 10:48 AM)
    This is a fairly minor complaint but in some older anime I always noticed “flashing light syndrome” and “Epilepsy visuals” , “Animes equivalent to flash photography”, it can sometimes bother me alot/hurt my eyes watching old shows, then again I am susceptible to epilepsy…
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Feb 1. 2015 09:14 AM)
    @Bam: Emotional involvement and rewatch value are very important to me in a film, which is my preference for synecdoche over birdman.
  • AidanAK47
    (Sunday, Feb 1. 2015 04:05 AM)
    “Firechick, answer: Hell no. And don’t impersonate Bam. You suck at it.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, Feb 1. 2015 03:05 AM)
    Yeah guys! Why aren’t you reviewing Go! Princess Precure?
  • Firechick
    (Sunday, Feb 1. 2015 02:51 AM)
    Is anyone gonna review Go! Princess Precure? I hear it just aired.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 11:14 PM)
    Synecdoche is incredibly rich in detail, and keen return viewers can find a lot of things they missed the first time thru. Kaufman didn’t have a single teacup in a shot that didn’t mean something. Pacing is a bit of an issue, but if you notice the passage of time you can see that was deliberate as well. The movie could’ve been livelier, but for a movie about death and decay that would’ve been a bit of a sell-out.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 11:01 PM)
    @Emma: Birdman and Synecdoche have a lot of thematic elements in common, and given that Synecdoche was released in 08 makes me realize that Alejandro González borrowed quite a bit from it; although in the end they are different enough to justify Birdman’s existence. Where Synecdiche was a better written movie, I feel that Birdman was the better directed one.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 04:15 PM)
    And I’d go as far to say this beats out birdman for me by miles.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 04:14 PM)
    The film is a solid mood piece thanks to the in tone cinematography, a great performance from Hoffman that along with his characters drama makes for an emotionally investing film. And before it gets TOO sad theres all those bits of dark humour fitted in there that work out pretty well. This is probably my favourite work by Kaufman currently.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jan 31. 2015 04:14 PM)
    Well Bam, I had a go of synecdoche there. A bit of a slow burner, near the end slightly drawn out, however that last stretch was forgiven by that bonkers ending.

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