Umineko Episode 1 – Tester’s Corner Ed. 1

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Like many others, Umineko was a title that introduced me to the world of visual novels. Many people are familiar with Higurashi, whether it’s because of the anime or visual novel, and want more of the horror/mystery that its story is often characterized by. It’s not hard to come across Umineko as it’s another work by 07th Expansion, and it’s certainly a spiritual successor to Higurashi. There are even references made to the latter! Continue reading

Higurashi Chapter 2: Watanagashi Now Available for Pre-order!

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The second installment of Higurashi: When They Cry, Watanagashi, is now available for pre-orderWatanagashi will be available on MangaGamer.com and Steam on Friday, November 13th! Pre-ordering on MangaGamer.com will get you the game at 10% off and you’ll receive a complimentary Steam key as well.

In this chapter, Watanagashi (“Cotton Drift”) Keiichi encounters a brand-new mystery in Hinamiazawa – Shion Sonozaki. Who exactly is Shion? Is she really Mion’s twin sister? Is she just an alter ego Mion adopts to let off steam, or is she a split personality? Maybe she’s being manipulated into carrying out Oyashiro-sama’s curse?! Either way, you’ll have to find out the answers or die trying… when the higurashi cry.

Tester’s Corner: Onikakushi Ed. Vol 5

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I cannot begin to explain how excited I was when I heard the next title I would get to sink my teeth into was Higurashi. Years ago, it was my obsession, my “curse” you might even say. Puns and jokes aside, I was very much stoked to get my hands on the 07th Expansion visual novel that started it all: a franchise of anime, shorts, OVAs, among others. Continue reading