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Life couldn't be better for Keiichi Maebara. Sure, he's moved to a sleepy, little town where nothing happens and high school consists of a one-room schoolhouse - but his new friends and fellow students are all cute girls! When he happens upon a story about a grisly local murder, however, his contentment turns to uneasiness as he finds himself drawn into a web of silent intLife couldn't be better for Keiichi Maebara. Sure, he's moved to a sleepy, little town where nothing happens and high school consists of a one-room schoolhouse - but his new friends and fellow students are all cute girls! When he happens upon a story about a grisly local murder, however, his contentment turns to uneasiness as he finds himself drawn into a web of silent intrigue that involves his newfound friends...and threatens his very existence....

Title : Higurashi When They Cry: Abducted by Demons Arc, Vol. 1
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Number of Pages : 192 Pages
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Higurashi When They Cry: Abducted by Demons Arc, Vol. 1 Reviews

  • Melanie
    2019-06-19 18:01

    Buddy Read with my best friend, and brother, Nicholas! ❤️This manga is based off a game/visual novel, that is a very popular murder mystery where you search for clues to find out who is the murderer. And it is also been made into an anime, if that interests you more. This story is set in the summer of 1983, and stars Keiichi, who has just moved to a small, isolated village named Hinamizawa. There is only one school for all of the children living in this village, and Keiichi soon befriends two girls and the rest of their gaming club! The club starts out lighthearted and fun, with the kids pulling innocent pranks on each other, but when Keiichi discovers that the village might be cursed, the book becomes much darker. For the past four years, someone has been murdered, while another person has gone missing, on that day of the cotton drifting. And the murders are very, very gory and brutal. This series is definitely not for the weak of stomach or heart. When Keiichi asks his two best friends about the murders, they either ignore him or play innocent. Their behavior is super suspicious, and makes him question everything.This was sort of perfect for the Halloween season, because it is for sure creepy and has such an overall eerie feel. The village of Hinamizawa is filled with mysteries on every page, most of which I probably missed, but I cannot wait to try to find out all of its secrets. Also, there is one (two sided) breathtakingly beautiful full colored page in this volume. I know the artist chose this page for a particular reason, and I'm sure it has a very important impact on the story, but it really is absolutely beautiful. I've looked at it about 100 times, studying it.Blog | Twitter | Tumblr | Instagram | Youtube | Twitch

  • Shannon
    2019-07-09 17:26

    I've seen the 26 episodes of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, the 24 episodes of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai and its 24 Specials, the Nekogoroshi-hen Special, and about half of Umineko (it just wasn't my favorite though I'd like to finish it one of these days.)So, I'm familiar with this series, even if I haven't played the original game it's based on. I know this story: a guy named Keiichi moves into the small remote village of Hinamizawa and becomes friends with a group of girls. It starts off light and fun; they play pranks on each other and do club activities together, but their days take a darker turn as Keiichi realizes there's more going on in Hinamizawa than it seems. Every year people die and disappear and the truth is covered up, and Keiichi is determined to figure out if his friends are involved in it, what exactly the town is hiding, and who's going to die next.This is such a dark, gory, and twist-filled series, and I love it. I haven't watched the anime in years, but I remember Oyashiro-sama, Watanagashi, and some of what's to come, although that doesn't mean I'm not enjoying it all over again. I like being able to look for hints and clues and I feel a bit of evil glee thinking, "I know what's going to happen to you ... hehehe." It's a lot of fun being able to revisit this series and its characters and watch their stories play out all over again.This is a really great murder mystery series, a "whodunit" type of story, and if you like your manga dark and bloody this is a perfect one to pick up.

  • Chibineko
    2019-06-19 11:11

    I'd first heard about this series through a documentary about Japan's geek culture. Well, to be more exact, I'd heard about the games. Mesmerized by the brief glimpse I'd seen, I tracked the series down... and discovered that it wasn't available in the US. Luckily for me, I did discover that it was going to be released in both manga & anime formats eventually. One book later, I'm hooked.The beginning of the manga is deceptively peaceful. Keiichi Maebara has come to the small town of Hinamizawa, made friends & slowly gotten used to the easy life there. He spends his days in a small school that makes up the elementary, middle & high school classes, then passes the afternoons playing games with his new friends. It isn't until the night of the Cotton Drifing Festival that Keiichi begins to wonder what his friends could be hiding & why they're so quiet about the series of murder/disappearances that have occurred each year on the night of the festival.The tone of this series is so freaky- I have to say that I love this series. There's a good mystery in this series & without reading the wikipedia entry for the series, I'd never have guessed what the whole secret of the town is. (Technically cheating, but I'd read the wiki entry before the series was brought over.) The tone is pretty adult though, so I wouldn't recommend this for extremely young readers or for those who don't like intense or semi-violent manga. The violence is all done mostly "off screen", although there are a few bits that will probably scare some readers. This manga is pretty much the whole package- it's got amazing art, GREAT storylines & you can really feel for the characters & their interaction with each other. I really do love this series!

  • Selena
    2019-06-26 12:16

    This is a creepy-crawly timey-wimey murder fest.The story starts as the typical, "New Guy in Town" type of harem manga, but things get scary really fast. Then people start going missing, getting murdered, and the mystery of "wtf is going on here?" is introduced.In short, not for people who don't like mysteries and who are freaked out by gratuitous amounts of blood.For some reason, despite my normal aversion to horror, I read it anyway and wasn't too scared. Part of it is I went in knowing what to expect (having watched the anime to Umineko and Higurashii in my college's anime club). If you know what to expect, the blood, gore, and killing fest isn't too bad... just don't read it alone at night with a flashlight.As for the timey-wimey-ness I mentioned earlier, it isn't brought up in this first volume of the first arc. I won't spoil here, but expect to be VERY confused later with the next arc.Why only a three? Despite the story sucking you in and the impressive array of character development and expressions, the art felt a little inconsistent and sometimes looked just plain strange (page 11 with Rena facing away, 167 with the two standing together). Also, while some may disagree, the amount of fan-service seemed just a little over the top to me. Especially when it came to Satoko and Rika (though their fan-service moments was never as bad as the older two). I'm not opposed to fan-service in manga, but when there gets to be too much of it, it can distract from what's actually going on. Lastly, some panels it was hard to tell what was going on, such as with Rika and the festival. In the anime, it showed her cutting open the futon with the hoe. In the manga, she's shown with the hoe, and then the futon is showed split open being carried by some people. It's not clear that she cut it open. This was just the example that stood out, but there were other scenes that required more interpolation than others.Overall, a manga that will freak you out.

  • Despair Speaking
    2019-07-15 17:04

    Warning: There are quite a lot of gore and blood in the manga as you go on! So if you don't like stuff like that, don't read! It's also for readers who are quick at understanding too because it can get a little confusing!Higurashi starts in a little village of Hinamizawa where Keiichi has moved in from the big city. He has gotten used to his life there and has befriended the whole class, although he's more close to this crazy group of girls that meet up after classes to play games. Anyway, one of them who goes by the name of Rena drags Keiichi to a dump where he meets a photographer. This photographer comes every year to take pictures and to be present for the festival. Apparently, there is always someone who dies on the day of the festival. Rumors have it that it's a curse and it certainly seems so because these deaths couldn't be mad-made and were mysterious. Curious and slightly disturbed, Keiichi asks his new friends about it but they avoid the topic entirely. He drops it, thinking they're just scared, but when the photographer ends up dying on the day of the festival, he realizes there's something more to Hinamizawa than he first thought! Is the whole village behind the deaths? Or is there some greater force behind it?Higurashi has a slow and leisurely pace, since it not only focuses on the mystery but also on the lives of Keiichi and his friends as well. Some people might find this annoying, but I find it effective. It adds to the creepiness and surrealness of the story. One moment it's a happy-happy scene and the next it's the exact opposite! There are a lot of twists in Higurashi and I recommend you try to finish it in order to fully understand.Higurashi is a good example of Japanese manga horror at its best! I put it next in my shelf with Another! Oh, and since it's close to Halloween right now, it's the best time to read it! Happy reading!!!

  • Sean O'Hara
    2019-06-22 10:24

    Amazon had the first volume on sale for $2.99, so I figured now would be a good time to finally give this series a try. Little did I realize it's like twenty volumes long, so now that I know how awesome the story is, I'm committed to dropping close to two hundred bucks on the rest of the books.I'm on to your demon ways, Amazon.

  • Alice Cox
    2019-06-25 12:09

    I consider Higurashi to be one of the best and most structurally bold manga of all time; certainly it's one of the best I've ever read. Higurashi is about a rural village called Hinamizawa and the people who live there. The protagonist, however, is a newcomer to the village, and it is through his eyes that most of the story is experienced. As for the story, it's set in the form of four 'question' arcs and four 'answer' arcs. You read the question arcs first, and then the answer arcs. This probably arose due to the manga being based on a series of games, but whatever the reason, it is in this structure that the genius lies. For in each of these arcs, something goes horribly wrong for one of the residents of Hinamizawa (or the newcomer and protagonist, Keiichi Maebara). Something goes wrong, but then in the next arc, everything starts from the beginning again, as if nothing happened. Sometimes the circumstances are different at the beginning of certain re-starts, but never drastically. As you progress through the question arcs, you learn about Hinamizawa and hints are given about why it is that things seem to repeat in this way - however actual answers are, naturally, withheld until the answer arcs. Higurashi is very much a horror manga. The tension comes from the underlying sense of unease created by the inexplicable goings-on in the village. It gets very graphic very quickly (but always in a good way, never just for shock value), so if you're easily disturbed you should avoid this manga. However, if you can handle gore and really fucked up shit, then you'll love Higurashi. I recommend it to all lovers of horror in general, in fact, even if, or perhaps especially if you've never read manga before. I loved it, I still love it, and I can honestly say it inspires me in my own writing to this day.

  • Kate
    2019-07-02 14:03

    Stacy recommended this to me because her daughter read it and thought it was creepy. At first, it wasn't all that creepy. Keiichi is a teenage boy who has recently moved to the village of Hinamizawa. He seems to get along well with many of his classmates, who invite him to join a game club, and in general he is obsessed with boobs. His friend Rena, who clearly likes Keiichi as more than a friend, goes into "adowable" mode wherein she tries to drag home cute cuddly things When Rena drags Keiichi to a dump while in "adowable mode" (apparently she thinks oil drums and bicycle tires are cute too), Keiichi comes upon a photographer from outside the village. The photographer mentions a murder that took place in Hinamizawa, a murder which Keiichi's new friends deny ever happened.But the murder did happen, and admist the weirdly comical antics of Keiichi and his schoolmates, Keiichi discovers that the village was once avoided by the population at large because it was rumored that demons possessed the people there. In fact, the villagers often use the expression "demoned-away" instead of "spirited-away" when talking about missing persons. Every year since the outside tried to build a dam which would destroy the village, one person has died and another has disappeared during the Cotton Drifting festival. Toward the end of this volume, things did turn pretty creepy. The comic nature of the beginning only served to make the end weirder. Once I learned what the title meant, the title even become creepy (a higurashi is a type of cicada, so basically the title is "when the cicadas cry"). I look forward to reading more of this series.

  • Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
    2019-06-26 12:07

    Oh Higurashi, you creepy, creepy and did I mention creepy anime you were. Your theme songs are awesome though. Anyway, can't believe it took me this long to finally get around to reading the manga. So I'm guessing here and that throughout, it'll be a different arc but same characters. Somewhat similiar to American Horror Story then? I was in the mood for a creepy manga and so after reading Doubt and Judge, figure why not give Higurashi a read. While reading this, I thought back to the anime and its creepy moments. Oh the creepy moments. Yeah not a good idea reading this at night. Still, it kind of, the keyword being, kind of, makes me want to revisit the anime. Once was enough. All in all, pretty good and of course creepy start.

  • Kate
    2019-07-20 12:19

    Keiichi moved from the big city to a tiny country town. Most teenagers would hate it, but Keiici actually enjoys the small town feel. He has only been there a short while but he has made friends with 4 attractive girls in his class. But everything changes when Keiichi finds out they are hiding something from him, a horrible secret. It turns out that this quiet town has a gruesome secret. Every year, on the day of the cotton festival, someone dies and someone goes missing. Keiichi is caught up in towns mystery now, and he has to figure out who is doing it before one of his friends is the next to go.

  • Laura
    2019-07-12 16:10

    I have seen the visual novel of this (saying I "played" it seems a little weird). I think I preferred the visual novel simply in terms of the character sprites, but this has a lot going for it in terms of actual translation.

  • Lauren
    2019-07-15 11:23

    I love Higurashi. Most people who know me know that already, so I'm going to focus on things not having to do with the plot for this review. So, first off, there were some modest changes made between the VN and the manga of this arc. Most of these were removals of scenes (though fewer than in the anime). Most of these were understandable, as they're generally scenes that in manga form would come off as a little too talky. There were also a couple of small changes made to the famous "LIAR!!!" scene. Keiichi comes off slightly more aggressively, and there's actually something of a small Hope Spot just before Rena shouts at him. I thought both of these were good changes, the first serving to foreshadow certain developments in later arcs, and the second serving to up the scare factor. If there was one scene that I kind of missed, it's probably the picnic scene at the shrine. Normally, it's used to show the friendship dynamics within the club. I can see it being chopped for again being talky and mostly just kind of crazy humor (which is Ryukishi's favorite style of humor, it seems), but it's one of the only chances you have in Onikakushi-hen to see Keiichi interact with Satoko and Rika, who don't really get much attention otherwise in this arc. So maybe I would have liked in an ideal world to have had that scene left in.The artwork here... hm... I don't want to say it's bad because it's not. However, in comparison to the mangaka that I'm used to doing the Umineko manga (and even some of the slightly later Higurashi manga I already own), it does seem a little rough. Certainly not anime-degree-rough, but just not as... detailed, maybe? as some of the other artists. This can work in the story's favor in some cases, less in others.

  • Luula
    2019-06-27 15:15

    I'm not sure if I'm just a wuss or if that was scary...It's come to the time of year when I've run out of books and am working my way through my manga list. This has only been on the list since September, but it looked really good, so I tried it out.Wikipedia tells me that it was based off a game, or, as it called itself, a "sound novel". Whatever it was based off must have been pretty damn good. It has like, 14 different arcs, spanning 38 volumes, by 8 different authors.So, we have a transfer student who's just moved to this little village. Everyone knows everyone, happy happy, you know the scene. Keiichi has settled in well, and has made lots of friends. Rena, one of his friends takes him to the tip (yeah, I didn't get it either) and he meets a photographer there. The photographer tells him about some murders which happened a few years ago. Curious, Keiichi asks Rena about them, only for her to turn cold and claim to know nothing. This happens with everyone he asks who has lived in the village for some time. The volume then goes on to a festival. Then it gets kinda creepy.I'm scared to look behind me for fear that Rena will be standing there. I have a wall behind me.

  • Red Thomas
    2019-07-10 18:13

    This was a decent follow-up to the visual novel, but I would not suggest just reading the book by itself.A lot of things are confusing, especially the scene with Rika and the futon during the festival. I would have had no idea what was going on if I had not played the game first.I have no qualms about the art, as some others have mentioned, but some of the pictures could have maybe more detail. This does line up with my previous problem, about some things not being intuitive. Someone unfamiliar with the series will probably have a problem, here. I do realize they are trying to compress the story to fit into book-form, but I think it could have been done a little better.Overall, I give three stars for following the story, and making it easier to backtrack when things get confusing. It is a great companion to the game, but definitely play the game first!

  • Selena
    2019-07-18 15:02

    Manga.. this was a new adventure to read. Recommended to me by my "Manga" crazed library students, I had to take up the challenge after all I am the Otaku club advisor. I read vol. 1 and 2 (Arc). Hinamizawa is a close knit village and new student Keiichi Maebara quickly makes friends with 4 girls. Soon the tragic past of the village is revealed. This leads to the revelation of deaths that happen once a year after the same annual village festival. However, Keiichi begins to suspect his new friends by tying together clues from the villages' past and the bizarre "demonic" changes his friends are displaying. Will Keichii survive the curse on the village? Manga style death scenes are in the book, there is some mild mature content but nothing explicit. Appropriate for high school. I plan on reading the next few volumes.

  • Amy B
    2019-06-20 13:14

    So, my only experience with this story is through this manga- I guess there is also a video game and anime, but I haven't seen either. I am also pretty new to manga...and, well, this was kinda boring. I understand that this is only a piece of a whole, so hopefully, the story will pick-up... The whole harem game thing was kind of annoying to me.Also, there were a lot of illustrations that were blurry or messy- I couldn't quite figure out what the picture was supposed to be. I also feel like some of text was choppy and like I was missing something. I'm not sure if it was intentional for the sake of mystery or if I just didn't get it...

  • Ash
    2019-07-06 14:24

    Loved this series, even though it gave me quite a few nightmares. Creepy, chilling and kept me guessing until the end. Ending tied it all together nicely. Adored all the characters but Rena on the front of this volume(1) was/is my favorite. She may be an ax murderer but usually only to those who deserve & she wants to take everything she thinks is cute home with her, including people. Rena always seemed to have a bit more insight and believed more than the other characters.

  • LLama Carrot
    2019-07-16 11:23

    As a huge fan of Higurashi this was so cool! The art style was amazing, and of course the plot was great. I am very enthusiastic about this. I am now on the 23rd book in this series, and wow is it a wild ride! From people dying and coming back to life in a reset. To an awesome Oyashiro-sama, this will take you on a wild ride!

  • Lila Lockhart
    2019-07-07 11:01

    I was concerned that reading this would feel like I was merely reading the anime. Gladly, my concerns were proven wrong! While still holding true to the story, it has a lot of little additions that make this a pleasure to read even if you have seen the anime beforehand.

  • SJ
    2019-06-21 18:16

    Higurashi When They Cry: Abducted By Demons Arc follows the story of Keiichi Maebara, whose family recently moved to the tiny rural village of Hinamizawa. Keiichi doesn't mind that he's in the middle of nowhere because he has so much fun playing with his classmates (who are cute girls) during his free time. This perfect environment is tainted, however, when he learns about a brutal dismembering that took place in Hinamizawa before he transferred. When he asks his friends about what happened, they act very odd and hide any information from him. Switching tone hard between over-the-top goofy fun (games! pranks! breasts! friendship!) and a few unsettling moments (murder! secrets! spying! demons?!), the story in Volume 1 can be summed up with this Keiichi quote from Chapter 2: "Every day is so much fun, so why? Why can't I ever get the words 'murdered, dismembered body' out of my head...?"I haven't played the original video game that this book is based on, but this adaption certainly feels like a visual novel. Keiichi's friend group is essentially a harem; the club 'penalty' games include lots of fan service and incredible costumes that seem out of place in a rural setting; and some (okay, many) occurrences wouldn't be plausible in real life. These cliches are to the story's benefit, though. Because Keiichi and the reader don't know what to believe (and from whom), these clichés aren't just silly-- they also set up mistrust. Actions now have more significance when an evil motive could be inserted. Are Keiichi's friends really as carefree as they seem? (Are they even really his friends?) How much of his budding romance with Rena is real? Are the girls of Hinamizawa purposefully distracting him from information-gathering that could save his life, or are they just hesitant to tell him things that would make him worry on their behalf? Are they potential killers or potential victims (or both)? We'll have to keep reading to find out!

  • Tasnim Jahan
    2019-07-17 12:31

    Actual score: 4.5Even if I docked one star off, well half a star cuz goodreads can't be a little bit more precise with the ratings- is because it had a slow start which I would say was necessary but at the same time I had a hard time getting into. But overall this was a very solid start to a very mindfuck series, which executed the mystery and horror elements perfectly. Like towards the last two chapters I was just on my toes and despite not containing too much gore (not yet :P), I legit got scared so hands off to the mangaka for being able to do that. Like Rena, you are one terrifying little bitch :OI overall loved this manga and I am not surprised I did because this was based off my favourite horror anime. Hence, I can't wait to complete this arc and read the rest of this manga series. I highly recommend Higurashi because it excels in the horror, mystery and psychological genre excellently!!!

  • jeanne
    2019-06-20 15:31

    I've been a fan of the Higurashi series for a while now, and like the games and anime - where the art is lacking, the story is not. Abducted by Demons follows a fairly similar story line to the source. I recommend Higurashi for any avid horror fan - it may seem confusing at first but it will unravel itself over time. Higurashi is not for the faint of heart, especially in the later arcs.

  • Kattklappare
    2019-07-05 17:02

    Best

  • Natalie
    2019-07-09 15:24

    Higurashi is a master at pacing ans suspense. The anime is pretty goood too.

  • Jeridel Banks
    2019-07-13 16:26

    Being an outsider sucks. People don’t accept you. Everyone has something to say. Unfamiliar faces know who you are even though you’ve never seen them in your life. Keiichi Maebara thought that being an outsider wasn’t so bad. Within the village of Hinamizawa in 1983, Keiichi befriends the local children and teenagers, acclimating himself to the simple ways of the countryside. Although Keiichi peacefully resides with the villagers, Higurashi: When They Cry is not a humble, down-to-earth story of an outsider becoming a part of the small crowd. The Yen Press publication is a story about how an outsider will always be an outsider, and outsiders don’t need a reason to die.When Keiichi hears a rumor about a body being dismembered in Hinamizawa, he begins to distrust everyone around him. As much as he tries, Keiichi attempts to dismiss the rumor in its entirety. Unfortunately, sporadic clues and mismatch behaviors from the villagers draw Keiichi closer and closer into a web of mystery. Volume one of Higurashi starts off rather slow, and although the story alone is compelling, it is lacks resolution as a thriller. The manga doesn’t fit into any genre neatly. Instead, it takes pieces of different elements to create a lukewarm manga. First, it tries to establish Keiichi’s new life as an accepted newcomer with everyone being warm and friendly to him. Subsequently, as Keiichi learns of the unsolved murders occurring in Hinamizawa’s past, ingredients from the thriller category tries to draw the audience into its grasp. Unfortunately, the gradual establishment as a thriller is rather weak due to the predictable characters.Besides Keiichi’s simple, naïve nature, the other characters seem transparent. Rena Ryugu, a shy but cheerful teenager, operates as Keiichi’s love interest. Though she is embarrassed easily, she has a darker side that isn’t revealed until the end of the first volume. Rena’s friend, Mion Sonozaki, is a double D-cup girl with a tomboy’s stolen personality and the stereotypical big-breasted pride. Given the amount of bulging she flaunts, Mion is another character with something to hide. Aside from Keiichi and the two leading ladies, minor characters also follow the typical personas from many manga. Satoko Hojo is the attention-seeking brat that picks on Keiichi. Rika Furude is a sweet kid who balances the loud Satoko. Finally, Jirou Tomitake, a frequent visitor to the village, is a photographer who plants the seeds of doubt into Keiichi’s mind with the circulating rumors of the village’s deaths.Though the deaths are told in graphic details and the thought of living amongst killers seems to be a great story plot, it seems rather translucent. There are too many loose ends in the manga itself, and most of these unraveled threads seem to add fluff to a story well suited on its own. Keiichi’s curiosity about the murder rumors in Hinamizawa moves the story into an odd direction, especially with the supporting cast as cryptic and simple-minded at the same time. What happened to stories just being one-ward with subtle foreshadowing? Higurashi completely ignores foreshadowing from the get-go. Instead, the characters completely drive the story; however, the stereotypical personalities take away from the fact that the story is set up as a thriller. Higurashi: When They Cry lacks in rather intangible aspects, but mostly, the token characters chase away the peculiar plot as a working thriller. If you’re looking for a manga that relates to the outsider in you, Higurashi is a good start, but not the end of the road.

  • Katie Ross
    2019-07-15 14:26

    Anime is better. I do like how the USODA/LIAR page is in colour. Nice touch.

  • Heza
    2019-06-21 10:22

    This book focuses on the city of Hinamizawa, haunted by a sinister curse. People are dying in mysterious ways, clawing at their own throats and running from the town diety, Oyashiro-sama. Maebara-san, a newcomer, finds himself immersed in mystery as his friends turn from sweet, innocent girls to demons intent on his death. This series contains endless amounts of blood, so I only recommend it to those who can stomach it. But to those who can, I say go for it! This book is awesome for those of us who enjoy gruesome murder mysteries.

  • Hunter
    2019-07-02 13:26

    I loved this volume! The build up and art style was nicely done for the most part and it surely is showing signs of being better than the anime; even though all adaptations of the series is great I prefer the manga over the anime. I'm not sure about it being better than the visual novel (the up to date version). Still this manga series is great for anyone looking for a mystery series! My favorite part was when Rena yelled at Keiichi for lying because it was done so well considering the art and and how the characters were being portrayed (ig that's even the right word) in it.

  • Whitney
    2019-06-22 11:23

    I'm not really understanding the appeal of this series. I gave it a chance (7 volumes of chance is pretty generous) and I understand what is going on. I just don't get why people like it so much. Cute characters killing each other isn't that revolutionary or scary to me. I feel like the shock factor is all this series has going for it and that wears off after this first arc. So if you want to see moe characters kill each other you will probably like this. If you prefer a little more meat to your horror/psychological thriller then this one probably isn't for you.

  • Sharon
    2019-07-15 16:12

    10th&upWhen Keiichi moves to a new town he makes some new school friends and settles into a seemingly quiet life, but when he hears about a series of violent and disturbing murders that have taken place in the area, he fears that the cute girls in his class might be involved.Sounds interesting, right? Wrong. Aside from containing too many “funny” scenes about groping breasts, being obsessed with them, etc, the storyline really went nowhere and I was horribly bored before I’d read even half of the slim novel. I definitely wish I had given it a pass.