Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Rei is the third season the the anime Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni. This time it will only have 5 OVAs. But I will only be reviewing episode 2,3, and 4. Also known as the “Dice Killing Chapter”. So in this post, I will be reviewing episode 1 of the Dice Killing Chapter, or the second episode of the series depending on what you want to call it.
I am a big fan of the last two seasons of Higurashi. I liked season 1 more than the second, but liked both. Watched it, re-watched it, love it. So when a third season was announced, I looked forward to it with great anticipation. By the time I am writing this, I have seen up to episode 4 of it and finished the Dice Killing Chapter. As I am reviewing each episode, I will only use and provide the information given within that particular episode to avoid spoiling too much. Enough background, let’s get started.
This episode begins with Rika and the others riding their bikes down a road. Majority of their conversation in this scene have little to no significance what so ever. So Rika decides to speed up and starts a race.
But she over did it and this happened…
Yup… looks like she died. After overcoming all of her obstacles and earned the right to live on, she decides to ride down a road that spirals downward at high speed. A road where neither Rika or any incoming cars can see each other until it’s too late. Like what was she thinking?! Anyways, when she wakes up, she is lying in a bed. Surprisingly, the first person she saw when she opened her eyes was Satoshi. Realizing that she screwed up, Rika was shocked. Then the doctor came, but to Rika’s surprise again, the doctor is not Irie like it was supposed to be. Instead he is replaced by this loser.