It has been a while since I last worked on a “This Week on…”, and for the most part that’s just been because I haven’t found any currently airing anime that I like. But nothing says that “This Week on”s have to be about current anime, or even anime at all. If I wanted to, I would be fully within my rights to say, today on The Anime Harvest, this week on Higurashi: When They Cry the manga, volumes one through eight.
So this is a bit of an odd one for several reason, the least of which being that this is a manga that, at least with regard to the volumes I talking about today, has been out for five years. It means a lot of it is probably already familiar to you, and also familiar to me. Before picking up the Higurashi manga, I watched the anime, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni. So I was already spoiled on a good chunk of the series, and all of the volumes I’m talking about today.
However, the main reason this will be an unusual “This Week on” is also the reason I’m not too concerned about being spoiled. Higurashi was originally a mystery sound novel, and a damn good one. Even after watching the anime, the manga was still just as much of a rollercoaster for me because I still have hardly any idea of what the hell is going on most of the time.